Yup, you guessed it. It’s a big macher induction at the quilt market. (Please refer to my big Macher blog if you don’t know what I am talking about).
It’s so cool to be in the presence of quilt industry royalty. Today I asked big Macher number 1, Pepper Cory (left) to induct big Macher number 2 and here you have it in a Kodak moment.
I hope (no pun intended) you know who she is, but if not, allow me and Pepper to introduce you to Hope Yoder of Designs By Hope Yoder. She is a new designer for the Blank Quilting Corp among other things. See more about those ‘other’ things here. I am so excited to add her to our team. Her new line, Roses and Arrows, has been a hit at market. See the digital quilt of her design in the above photo. This line ships in April, is offered by the bolt, in fat quarters and strips too.
In addition to this little Macher moment that I captured, I attended 2 school houses by Hope Yoder, who was helped by her bright daughter and right hand, Olivia. The school houses were very helpful and I love Hope’s cute sense of humor and how adorable she is. I am not sure all the attendees caught all her jokes, but I certainly enjoyed it and was definitely chuckling away in the back. My favorite thing of all about Hope is that she is a rainmacher (autocorrect is amazing, we just made up a word and I love it) and a doer. She sets goals and makes things happen. These are all great attributes and we should all aspire to do the same. Without further ado, please welcome Hope to the Macher-ena. You remember that Macerena song? I couldn’t resist. But seriously, please welcome Hope to our team and the land of big Macher. I hope to work with Hope and Olivia for many years to come. Thanks for all that you do and thanks to Pepper too!
PS…I think I just drank my fourth bottle of $5 water in the hotel at Quilt Market.
PSS…several friends felt bad and offered to buy the water for me and I took them up on it. It feels so much better when they pay. Very refreshing. Thanks!