You're invited to a fabric launch party this Saturday night, August 18th, from 5 to 7pm at the shop, where we'll celebrate the arrival of the "Chicopee" collection with none other than the mother of modern quilting: Denyse Schmidt herself!
Denyse will be signing books and meeting with her fans. We've got plenty of copies of both Denyse Schmidt Quilts and Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration on hand for purchase, but of course you can bring copies from home as well. Free Spirit Fabrics is generously supplying us with some goodies for door prizes (no purchase necessary)... and everyone who attends this once in a lifetime event is sure to have an amazing time.
The star of the show, besides Denyse herself, will be her latest fabric collection, called "Chicopee." Here are some words about "Chicopee" from Denyse's website:
Vibrant hues and patterns evocative of 1970’s Americana are the hallmarks of Denyse Schmidt’s newest collection for FreeSpirit Fabrics. Chicopee is inspired by Denyse’s school years in central Massachusetts and prodigious amounts of television. Favorite shows – which influenced her formative fashion sense – include The Brady Bunch, Mary Tyler Moore, The Partridge Family, and re-runs of The Monkees. Chicopee will have you longing for back-to-school sewing, Levi’s cords, Earth shoes and that cute senior in his paisley shirt.
We've got loads of yardage, fat quarters and bundles on hand, and we've got an entire section of the shop dedicated to Denyse's older collections as well, from the wildly popular "Flea Market Fancy," to "Hope Valley" and "Greenfield Hill." I guess you could say we love Denyse, and our customers do, too!
We'll be serving light refreshments and celebrating Denyse, her fabric, books, patterns and enjoying each others company on a lovely summer evening.
If you would like to attend here's what you need to know: the meeting is free and you don't need to sign up ahead of time or RSVP. Just come as you are and enjoy Denyse and your fellow sewing enthusiasts! The fabric launch party will also serve as our August SEAM meeting.
You're invited to this fun and fabulous event: we would love to see you there!