A month ago I called Karla Overland, the owner of Cherrywood Fabric. “Karla, I want to use your amazing colors for my 2022 Temperature Quilt” I said! “Great”, Karla replied, “Go on my website and make a “Personal Shopper” appointment so we can pick out the colors together!”
Really? A personal shopper for fabric? What could be better than that!
Together on Zoom, Karla and I picked out half yards of 22 different muted rainbow shades and a Barnacle Gray Background. The colors will be the high and low temperatures for my 2022 “block a day” temperature quilt.
You may know Cherrywood fabrics from the famous “Cherrywood Challenge”! The challenge quilts are shown in Houston at Quilt Festival, and at various other venues across the country. The quilts keep getting better and better every year! The first-year theme was “Wicked”, the second year was “The Lion King”, next came Van Gogh, then Bob Ross, and finally Princess Dianna. The hand-dyed fabrics look like suede. This gives the challenge quilts a very distinctive quality…you know it is a Cherrywood quilt! Nothing else looks like Cherrywood,
The 2022 Cherrywood Challenge, “Graffiti” was just announced on October 1st. I can’t wait to see what quilters come up with for this fun new theme! Mistyfuse is a sponsor, and the kits this year come with one yard of Mistyfuse. Now, what could be better than Cherrywood fabric and Mistyfuse!! Cherrywood and Mistyfuse is the perfect combination for our Block-A-Day, Quilt As You Go, 2022 Temperature Quilt.
Members of “Ahead of the Curve” heard that I was making a temperature quilt, and wanted to join in the rotary cut applique fun! So I decided to open the “Block a Day 2022 Temperature Quilt” to anyone who loves a simple applique quilt project and a community of quilters to encourage them to DO IT!!
I arranged for Cherrywood to custom-dyed 9-yard background bundles for our kits, and to pull together that magic mix of 22 muted rainbow colors. Cherrywood is women-owned and run by woman-power! Karla will have her ladies hand-dye 3-yard increments just for us (Cherrywood fabrics normally come in 2-yard increments). YUP, it pays to know the owner! Karla and I have been doing shows together for years, and I just love her product, her business, and her. She is a class act!!
I’m psyched to team up with Cherrywood fabrics and offer you this wonderful kit for YOUR next quilt! With half-yard pieces, this collection of fabrics would be wonderful for just about any quilt….and if you too want to make this fabulous rainbow into a Block a day, Quilt as you go, 2022 Temperature quilt, please come to the planning session on November 8th at 6:00pm EST. Karla will be there to tell us a little more about Cherrywood fabrics, and I will help you research the high and low temperatures in your location so you can divide your range into 22 increments and use all the lovely colors in the kit. Pre-order your kit here with or without the Barnacle Gray Background.
Click on the link below to register for the 2022 Temperature Quilt planning session with a special guest, Karla from Cherrywood!