FALL 2014 Quilt Market: Sunshine Serenade Style

I said in my last post, that many hands make for light work, and certainly makes it more fun. Our booth would have not even been close to possible without the generous chorus of Stitching Saints that stitched so gorgeously. While these 9 beautiful souls were sewing their hearts out, my husband (lovingly known by friends as the “one man sweat shop”) and I were busy kitting and shipping their projects, painting backdrops, building ottomans (with help from Mia our dog), cutting, staining, and painting floor tiles, stenciling fabric for booth walls, cutting down Crate Myrtle branches to hang in our booth, and making cacti, tassels, and pendant flags.

Ya’ll, this type of thing totally is what makes up tick and we live for every minute of it. We love working as a team made up of individuals near and far, to create, create, create, crazy awesomeness. We had an all-star line up, that delivered all-star results!

Finally the day came when my husband and I headed to Houston–packed to the brim with Sunshine Serenade loveliness. It’s always so fun and exciting arriving and getting to see the lovely folks that make up Team Windham Fabrics. We spent the day setting up, and finally voilà…she was finished and stunning! It’s like the best kind of rush, better than a roller coaster and cotton candy at the same time!!

I can’t go without saying a HUGE, HUGE, GINORMOUS thank you to Erin Schlosser of Schlosser Designs. Not only did she show up with another incredible quilt and beautiful infinity scarf made out the Sunshine Serenade knits, she stuck around and helped set up (and make tassels!), then helped man the booth all 3 days, and then helped tear down. Seriously folks, laying that floor was a 3 person job, and Matt and I needed a chief in that moment to do it. Erin was our kind, patience, git-er-done chief. THANK YOU dear one!!

Here are a few pics for your viewing pleasure. :)

She was a beautiful booth. Probably my favorite out of all the trade-show booths we’ve done. I could probably have lived in her happily forever. Everything came together so perfectly. It was a great market made by many!!

One of the greatest rewards of designing fabrics is seeing what all things people make with it. It’s truly incredible to see something that was once just a painting or doodle be loved and crafted by others into something ever-so beautiful. So with that said, let’s get a fat stack of fat quarters of Sunshine Serenade into your pretty little hands.

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me what your favorite flavor of ice cream is…because who doesn’t love eating ice cream while being serenaded by the sunshine? :) A winner will be selected at random on Monday, February 2nd at noon.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and are able to be serenaded by a little bit of sunshine wherever you might be!! xo!

UPDATE: …and the winner is….#5, SUZIE!! :) Hooray!! I’ll get your fat quarter bundle in the mail this week!! Can’t see what you make with it! Congrats!









  1. Alison says:

    I do NOT expect to win…let another sewer enjoy the fabulousness of Sunshine Serenade! The booth sure was a beauty! And that floor! Gasp!
    Oh, and fyi, my favorite flavor of ice cream is….EVERY SINGLE ONE! As a teen I worked at a creamery and I never, ever met a flavor I did not like! :)

  2. Elle Casner says:

    I DO NOT expect to win either, because I have already won! Yes, that’s right, I have one the joy and opportunity to sew with these beautiful fabrics to help create your dream come true. (Okay, so it’s my dream too.) I’ve heard it said’ “do what you love and love what you do”, but you put a whole new meaning to the phrase! Keep creating sunshine for the rest of us! And my favorite ice cream is a toss up between mint chocolate chip and cappuccino fudge, so I get both on a waffle cone! ;)

  3. Belinda Gelhausen says:

    Well, unlike the other two, I hope to win :)
    The fabrics & your booth look amazing.
    Can’t wait to see & touch this line for real.
    Fave ice cream – java chip, hands down!

  4. Rebecca says:

    The fabrics are so adorable! You have done such an amazing job creating! :-)
    Favorite ice cream is Cookies N Cream. ;-)

  5. Suzie Hurst says:

    Mint Chocolate Chip!

  6. Jennifer Higgins Witham says:

    Vanilla with Chocolate Syrup!

  7. Joy T. says:

    I so totally had a blast sewing with your beautiful fabrics! Your booth looked AMAZING! Thank you for entrusting me with a few of your beauties! I can’t wait to buy a bundle of Sunshine Serenade. I have a perfect project! Oh, I’m a vanilla girl!

  8. Sharon Hoffman says:

    Your fabrics are beautiful and delicious!! I would love to win……maybe your Aunt Nancy and I could sew them up together! My favorite flavor would be raspberry sherbet.

  9. Bea W. says:

    Love looking at your lovely booth! and would
    love to win the fabric! just wish I knew how to sew!!! I’m a Dairy Queen kind of person! Thanks!

  10. Rebecca Rico says:

    It all looks AMAZING Melissa!!

    Chocolate. :)

    I still would like to know where I can get your fabrics in Wichita. I have a project in mind that I’m wanting to work on.

  11. Kelli ladwig says:

    Gorgeous booth! Tin Roof Sundae is my fave followed by chocolate chip cookie dough. Bluebell of course!

  12. Williamgep says:

    That’s really a good YouTube movie pointed out within this article about how to write a paragraph, so i got clear idea from here.

  13. asics running

  14. It’s remarkable for me to have a web page, which is valuable in favor of my experience.
    thanks admin

  15. Bonjour, toujours super de voir d’autres personnes à travers le monde du trou dans ma recherche, j’apprécie vraiment le temps qu’il aurait fallu pour créer cet article génial. À votre santé Laurena Janek Raf

Speak Your Mind