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!!!