Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June Meeting & Pattern Writing Workshop

Saturday, June 16
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church - Franklin
Barr Conference Room
101 Legends Club Lane 
(near the intersection of Franklin Road & Mack Hatcher Parkway)

*Please remember to bring your QuiltCon Challenge block(s) if you have made any to submit.

Following our business meeting, we are pleased to present

Introduction to Pattern Writing & Publishing
presented by Kathy Skomp of

Kathy grew up in a fabric store and upholstery/drapery workroom, often picking up scraps off the work room floor and making small purses to sell at school.  After 15 years of teaching middle school math, she opened a quilt shop.  After being in business a couple of years, she decided to venture into the design world, writing her first book, "Sweet and Simple".  She only printed 100 copies afraid they would not sell.  The books sold out in a few days during a shop hop, so she decided she would print more and continue her design work.  She has since closed her shop, and is now a sales rep for Moda Fabrics.  She has published 6 books and many patterns and hopes to continue designing.

A few words from Kathy on the workshop:
I will be doing an introduction to pattern design and publication.  Getting started may be easier than you think.  You can do much of the work for yourself and save a lot on costs, but there are a few places to rely on the experts for help.  I will let you know what I have learned through the years.