I feel so spoiled. Cynthia is an award-winning designer of fabric on Spoonflower, a cover artist on the current gifts issue of Quilting Arts magazine AND was recently awarded top mixed media artisan 2012 by Cloth Paper Scissors! Cynthia's stunning "quaintings" are incredibly inspiring and beautifully executed - check them out here! On top of all that, she's a total sweetheart. It won't be long before you'll be able to buy her fabric in quilt stores; I can't wait!!!
I helped organize the swap with Eryn and we made up a fun questionnaire for everyone to fill out so our partners could have an idea of our tastes. Instead of the boring old "favourite colour, likes and dislikes" type list, we instead asked people to choose between sets of words like:
Stainless steel, white or avocado?
IKEA, farmhouse or industrial?
martini or lemonade?
cat, dog or goldfish?
Gees Bend or Ginny Beyer?
...............you get the idea.
I have a plan for my partner that I hope to make this weekend. We've got until Nov. 30th to mail, but Cynthia is neck deep in craft fair making, so she got way ahead of the game (what a considerate swapper!). Felicity is finished her potholders, too. I've gotta get sewing.
Me and my kitchen are so happy. Thank you Cynthia!!!!