Hi there! I am offering THE feature quilt from my book, Having A Meltdown! Ice Dyeing Artisan Fabrics For Quilting. Yes! you read that correctly, this is the actual quilt from the book. Let me tell you a little bit about this quilt. I wanted to create a tribute quilt pattern that celebrated Joyland, the amusement park in Wichita KS where many of my childhood’s best memories were made. Joyland is long gone but those memories live on. I dyed 100% high quality cotton to create the vibrant colors and I’ve got to say, the backing fabric I dyed in my Chameleon pattern is one of the best I’ve ever created. I made sure that everything that went into this quilt was absolute top quality from the fabric to the thread. I also wanted the absolute best longarm quilting to bring this piece to life and for that I turned to Karen Marchetti, quilt artist and owner of Creative Longarm Quilting. Karen worked her magic and the quilting on Joyland is exquisite. You might be asking why are you selling this you crazy woman!? Well, back in July, my 19 year old daughter was in a car accident. Her car rolled 3 times before coming to rest in a field. My girl, my angel, she walked away from that accident.I truly believe it was a miracle. I remember getting that phone call. Thankfully they told me first that she was OK, then they told me what happened. The thought that kept going through my mind and surrounding my heart was “I still have my baby.” That thought still brings me to my knees when I see the pictures of her car. Fast forward to this week. We have been fighting the insurance company that is refusing to cover her accident for 2 months. A dispute with the state insurance commission has been initiated. We were informed that if the car is not removed from the tow lot, it will be auctioned off as abandoned. This creates a whole mess of problems while we wait for the dispute to be investigated. I’m a working artist and the first thing I thought of was how do I solve this problem? I look around and see the beautiful works of art I have waiting to go out into the world. When I told my husband I was thinking of selling Joyland, he was alarmed. This is what I messaged him.
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