Monday, October 11, 2010

A Hint of Fall + An Announcement

I love, love, love this time of year!   We have cool mornings and bearable afternoons, and there is that promise of cooler days ahead.  And turning leaves and family getting together for holidays.  It's a great time of year.  I had a booth at the Urban Street Bazaar along with Lisa.   The weather was lovely (perfect, really)  I was a little sad because it was the last one:(.  But, in it's place is something equally as exciting!  More about that later....

(photos courtesy of Vintage Modern Quilts)  Not only did we have a lot of fun, we sold quite of bit of our wares.  I sold a quilt!  And Lisa sold 4!  Isn't that the cutest chair in the entryway of the booth?  Lisa upcycled that.  And it was the official launch of a new business venture for me.  I have two wonderful partners: Lisa and Amanda.  Together, we have formed Urban Spools!!!!  I know!  Can you believe it??  This has been a dream of mine for over a decade.  I met these two great women this past spring when we all got together to form the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild.  It has been such an amazing journey and everything has fallen into place so quickly that it's hard for me to believe.  Right now, we are starting small with an online store for fabric.  What makes us different than all of the other online fabric stores you ask?  Well, we are specializing in fabric with a modern twist for one thing.  We will also have a strong focus on custom pre-cuts and we will be carrying quilt kits as well.  Check out our cool logo banner that my fantastic husband got for us as a "business warming" gift!

Lisa designed our logo and I LOVE IT!  It's so cute!!!  The three of us are having so much fun with this.  It's been challenging at times since we all have full time jobs and Amanda is expecting a new addition to her family next month, but it sure is an exciting adventure.  We have more announcements coming in the very near future, so stay tuned.

And, I have been finding time to sew.  There will be quilts coming up to discuss very soon as well.  And....last but not least, we still need to name my new Bernina......ideas, anyone?  I have a name I have been bouncing around in my head, but I want to see what you all have to say first...


  1. Congratulations on the start of your new business, selling a quilt at the show and teaching another class -- you are one busy, successful lady!!

  2. Thanks, Susan! We'll see about the successful, but I am certainly busy! It's making me a little crazy, but I'm having the time of my life!

  3. yay!! way to go, michelle! :)

  4. Oh, I am SOOOOO excited for you, Michelle!!! This is right up your alley, and I couldn't be happier for you!!

  5. Wonderful! Congratulations and all the best to you and your partners as you embark on this grand adventure! I love the name, logo and way cool banner! I just may have to try my hand at quilting just so I can buy one of your quilt kits. :)

    You go!