Linda White from Gum Valley Patchwork in Australia just sent us pictures of her recently completed Cottage Pocket samples. She used wool from “Independence Trail” by Minick and Simpson for Moda Fabrics. Isn’t it fun and inspiring to see the different color variations? Thanks for sharing Linda!
“Pocket Full of Posies”
It’s time for another Pin Pal Gathering at The Country Loft. This is the store in La Mesa California where I teach classes.
I put together a spring time pin rest in the shape of an egg with added applique and I think you’ll love it. It is hand sewn so if you’re coming to class bring your general hand sewing supplies. The kits with the pattern and wool will be ready for you when you get to class.
Can’t you just see this in your sewing room?
If you would like to sign up for class you can contact The Country Loft at 619-466-5411.
Jodi from Chicago was recently here in San Diego and I was so happy to have her in one of my classes. She chose to do one of my small mat designs that had just been published in Primitive Quilts and Projects Spring Issue. Here is her finished mat. Great job Jodi!
Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing your photo. Hope to see you again soon.
Happy New Year! Ok, so it’s February and I am getting a little bit of a late start on my New Year’s resolutions, (Number 1 being to whip this blog into shape), but better late than never! It’s Pin Pals time again and we are very excited to give you a preview of this month’s project.
It’s a cute little quartet of sweet taffy-colored quilt block confections, Kathy calls them “Confection Cuties.”
Make all four at this month’s gathering; “Lemon Tart,” “Layer Cake,” “Cupcake with Sprinkles,” and “Morning Bun,” can you guess which one is which?
P.S. Please bring your sewing machines and general sewing supplies when you attend.
Kathy and the other ladies at the Country Loft in La Mesa have done a great job of decorating for Fall. To get the season off to a fun start they hosted their second annual pajama party. Everyone had a great time shopping for all the new fall decor and kits in the store as well as participating in the make a take projects (thanks to Jo Ann Mullaly’s creativity). We also enjoyed fun sleep over treats like popcorn and chocolate covered donuts.
Thanks to Kathy and the crew for hosting such a fun evening at The Country Loft!
A few months ago, Cindy from Northern Illinois sent us this great photo of her finished Circle of Friends quilt top (and her dog Molly.)
Thanks, Cindy! It’s really beautiful! (Molly too!) Sorry it took so long to post it on the blog!
We were so excited to see Cindy’s finished project that we decided to start a monthly drawing to get in touch with more friends. Send us a picture of your Cottage at Cardiff Farms project for an entry into our “Circle of Friends Drawing.” A winner will be selected at the end of each month for that month’s entries. Prizes will include free patterns, mini wool kits, and embellishments!
Please email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org please include a mailing address incase you are a winner.
***Please note: All submitted pictures, first names, and states will be subject to being published online***
We can’t wait to see all of your pictures!
What a great time we had in April’s Pin Pal’s class. The morning and afternoon gatherings were combined into one large class so naturally we had twice as much fun!
Look at the super cute kits Mindy put together…
How many Pin Pal’s can you squeeze into The Country Loft?…
WOW! Now that’s a full class! I love how Faith has put her very first Pin Pal’s project to good use…
What a great day!
May is going to be a busy month with the International Quilt Market and Kyle’s (Kathy’s son) wedding so there will not be any Pin Pal’s Gatherings. Please check back soon for a preview of June’s project!
Yesterday was Kathy’s first event featuring her new book, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms Quilts, published by Leisure Arts. The Country Loft provided a beautiful outdoor setting for the book signing and everyone had a great time chatting and sharing their love for everything quilts! Scroll through for pictures from the day…
We had so much fun spending time with friends and meeting a few new faces too! We would like to give a special “thank you” to Kathy of The Country Loft for setting up such a wonderful spot in the garden for the signing. We are also grateful for Sharon, Jo Ann and Mindy for all of their help throughout the day. Thank you to everyone who purchased the book, we really hope that you enjoy all of the beautiful projects!
Look what’s bloomed after all these wonderful April showers we’ve been having…
It’s Pin Pals time again! Kathy will be hosting a Pin Pals gathering at The Country Loft right after her book signing this Saturday. This month’s project is called “Fresh Cut Daisy.” For this month’s class only general hand sewing supplies will be needed including a pair of sharp scissors, straight pins and a needle for perle cotton. Thread will be provided in the kit. If you have any questions or would like to sign up please contact The Country Loft in La Mesa, California.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Hello again! I know many of you must be wondering what happened to us since we haven’t posted in a couple of months… yes, we are still here! I sincerely apologize for the absence but we have been super busy and are so thrilled to share some very exciting news with all of you.
Out on news stands right now…
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The June issue of American Patchwork and Quilting includes a wool pillow design from Kathy! If you check out the upper right-hand corner you’ll see it’s featured on page 76!
We received the magazine a couple of days ago and just couldn’t believe our eyes! This is a first for Kathy and The Cottage at Cardiff Farms and after being a subscriber and reader for sooooo many years we can’t even express how honored we feel to have a pattern inside.
If that weren’t enough to put us on cloud 9 for the rest of the year….
Saturday Kathy received this box in the mail!
The Cottage at Cardiff Farms Quilts by Kathy Cardiff published by Leisure Arts
We are still in shock! It has been in the works for awhile now but until we held a copy in our hands it just didn’t seem real. We still keep rubbing our eyes expecting to wake up from this wonderful dream!
Here’s a close up of the front and back covers…
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The book will be on shelves April 12th 2012. Kathy will be doing a special book signing at The Country Loft in La Mesa, California on April 21st, we hope to see you there!