Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fat Quarter Give-away!!

Although I haven't seen it on the shelves of a quilt shop yet, Cute As A Bug has shipped and is officially a product!! I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it. I've wanted to design fabric since I was 7 years old and here it is. What a blessing!

The manufacturer is Avlyn Inc. They don't sell to chain stores (as the designer, I'm conflicted on that one) and the quality is fabulous. You could put a fat quarter of Cute As A Bug next to a fat quarter of the most expensive quilt fabric in the shop and you couldn't tell which one was which. It feels great, needles great, and has great body (not sure about the thread count).

In this economic climate with the increase in the cost of greige goods (pronounced gray goods), I was afraid Avlyn would have to use a cheaper blank fabric, but NOO Way! They used the good stuff and even included a glow-in-the-dark ink around the glow worm and lightning bug.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I'd like to offer two sets of fat quarters as a giveaway. Yes, I'll pay shipping anywhere on the planet.

All you have to do is leave a comment here or on Face Book, with the name and addy of a quilt shop that might be interested in carrying the fabric.

BTW: There will be a quilt made with the fabrics in the Avlyn booth at Quilt Market in May. Two of the fabrics have sold out already (!), so the quilt will incorporate 10 of the 12 skus.

So, please help me celebrate!!!


Vicki said...

Congrats Beth! That's very exciting news. I'd love to win fat quarters, but I don't even know of a quilt shop around here. I'm traveling home to visit family next week, so I'll see what I can find there to share with you. Hugs!

ann said...

I think this fabric would be GREAT for children't quilts. Always love to do these for charities. Local store is
Mariner's Compass Quilt Shop
190 Front Street
Bath, Maine

another is
Cotton Weeds
Freeport, Maine

Lorchen said...

Beth, till a year ago cute fabrics were totally out of my comfort zone, but I now have an 11 month old granddaughter who is as 'cute as a bug', and I suddenly can't resist seriously cute prints. Your designs are lovely!


Eleny said...

Loved your class in Cinci. I'm really having fun already with the techniques. There is a quilt store here in Pittsburgh that is really great. Here's link.


Gone Quilting said...

Love this, especially the glow in the dark.
St. Louis, MO

Gone Quilting said...

OOps, forgot the quilt shop:
In Stitches
14664 Manchester Road
Ballwin, MO 63011

Sally said...

Love the fabric.

flying Geese Quilts, Kodiak, AK

Vic said...

I love it! I make a lot of baby/toddler quilts and finally have a girl baby to make one for - this would be perfect. My favorite local LSS would be a great outlet:

Beeshebags said...

Hi there, I know this probably won't count, but I'm in the process of doing a small business course to enable me to run a successful bricks & mortar craft shop here in Sth Australia. That being said, I'd be interested in carrying the fabric line....hopefully we can talk turkey! Hugs Naomi

Sandra said...

Congratulations on the fabric line and already selling out of 2 of the fabrics. Designing antique repro. fabrics is one of my goals and you've inspired me to work on it.
My local shop is It's Sew Moab,
Moab, Utah

kliaksa said...
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kliaksa said...

I love your fabrics, they are good for making quilts for kids! Sorry, I can not mention the quilt shop - no one in my city of Lviv in Ukraine

Maria said...

Congratulations! What fun designs. My favorite store is Fabric Shack, 99 South Marvin Lane, Waynesville, Ohio, 45068

Sandy said...

I love the retro yet fresh look you have been able to achieve with this line! I am sure one of my six grandchildren would love a quilt from this fabric...well done, especially for a first time!

Linda Mac said...

Congrats. Such fun fabric. If I win I will make it a prize at our Yellowstone Quilt Fest coming up in September.

PeggySue said...

Congratulations! Best of luck with continued sales.

Where I shop locally:

These would make a fun quilt!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Beth!!
The LOCAL quilt shop that may be interested is:

Heather's Threadz
35664 - 97 St.
Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
V0H 1T0

Dolores said...

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop
3961 Chesswood Drive
Toronto, ON M3J 2R8
They are the ones that I think would be interested in the fabric. I think the fabric is gorgeous - especially since my very first grandchild is due any day now.

Wabbit said...

Congrats! To celebrate, I'll give you two shops!

13825 N 32nd St # 8
Phoenix, AZ 85032-5680
(602) 482-4141

Sun Valley Quilts
9857 West Bell Road
Sun City, AZ 85351-1344
(623) 972-2091

I'd love to walk into either of these local shops and see your fabric!


Lois Jarvis said...

Here is the name of two quilt shops that I frequent:

Anonymous said...

We are so lucky to have you live in our community!! I am so happy that you were able to fulfill a childhood dream, that is very special!
I love the new fabric and would love to see it on the shelves of the new quilt shop in Roanoke, IN called Friends and Fabric (on Second Street!)
The fabric is really lovely! I was lucky enough to see it in real life and the colors are really beautiful, photos hardly do it justice. Not too bright, just right!

Judi said...

Satin Stitches in Columbia, MO is one of my favorite shops.

Joyce Teal said...

Congrats to you Beth!! It is wonderful that your talent is being spread even further!!! Amazing lady!!
Joyce Teal

Creative Arts said...

It says I can leave a comment here or facebook so I did both. First, I want to say" oh my word what awesome fabric." I am thinking of all the really cool things I can make with it and yes it's a cute as can be. It's hard to find good quality fabric. I have found that Yoder's in Shipshe has out standing quilt fabric.

Creative Arts said...

Beth you are so creative. You inspire me! It says I can leave a comment here or facebook, so I did both!! First I want to say "oh my word what awesome fabric." I am thinking of all the really cool things I can make with it and yes it's a cute as can be. It's hard to find good quality fabric. I have found that Yoder's in Shipshe has out standing quilt fabric. I love going there and using the fabric to design really cool outfits for my grandkids

sewmeow said...

Congratulations......such fun fabric. My local quilt shop is Memories by the Yard, San Antonio, Tx.

Nina-Marie said...

ohhh these are great!! how exciting!

TextileTraveler said...

Adorable! I buy much of my fabric online from which technically is local to me since we're both in Central Texas!

Rita in Kansas said...

Congratulation! How awesome is this, not only to have your own fabric line, but to be able to make someone`s day with it,Thank you .

Susan said...

Way to go Beth! Cute as a bug----vbg


bybethstudio said...

This is a great little shop...

Quiltin' Country
4904 West Stan Schlueter Loop
Killeen, TX 76549-4721
(254) 554-3700

Have my fingers crossed to win the fabric!
:) Beth Pekins

Rosaland Hannibal said...

This is adorable fabric Beth!!!!

35th Ave Sew & Vac has a Fabric World inside it and I know they carry Avlyn and many others. One of my favorite places.

877-242-6282 Toll Free


Snail Mail
35th Ave Sew & Vac
3500 W Northern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85051

Denise Clason Studios said...

Very Cute, Beth! I have the same goal...some day to have a line of fabric. The quilt store here is called "Quiltique" in Henderson, NV

good luck,

ButtonMad said...

Gosh I know several quilt shops in south Africa who might be interested...nimble fingers is the first that springs to mind...
How I would love to win some fat quarters!
Good luck with your endeavours your work
Warm regards from Johannesburg