Nancy Rink Blog

Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.



Okay, it's been QUITE a while since I have blogged.  Finishing up the Mill Girls' first draft, editing it, cutting shop kits for Amish With A Twist, my first BOM with Marcus Fabrics,  finishing The Mill Girls BOM (again with Marcus), and now trying to complete the Mill Girls BOM patterns has kept me busy, busy, busy.  Oh, and in there was a trip to Ontario, Ca to vend at Road to California, and a weekend vending at the Cotton Patch Quilter's Guild biennial show here in Bakersfield,
I feel like I've been working from dawn to dusk seven days a week!  But what a whirlwind of experiences I have had.
So let me show you a few things from the list above!

Here's the feature quilt for Away From Home: Quilts Inspired by the Lowell Factory Girls.  The book is scheduled for an April 2012 release and is being published by Kansas City Star.

And here is The Mill Girls: 1830-1850 block of the month quilt.  It is a 10 month program that will run in shops starting September, 2012. Encourage your local shop to participate!

A swatch chart of The Mill Girls' fabric collection.  Judie worked with the archivist from Old Sturbridge Village to create a collection authentic of the time period.
Now switching gears . . .


Here's a close-up of Amish With A Twist so you can see some of the quilting.  This is a "flexible" BOM program that is starting now in some shops.  The pattern is for exclusive use with Marcus Centennial Solids.
One of the 5 parts/patterns and fabric that is part of the Shop Kit offered to quilt shop owners.


Once all the five parts are assembled, they are all put together along with a Shop Guide into the finished shop kit. So far I have put together 186 of them.  Yes, I am keeping count!
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