Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I got to meet Tula Pink!!!!

 A few months ago I had the opportunity to meet Tula Pink at an event at my local quilt shop. Below is my recap of that event, which was amazing!!!!!

I woke up full of anticipation...today I'm going to meet Tula Pink!!
The work day seemed to take forever..time crawled by slowly as I waited to 6:30 to arrive. I had purchased my ticket for the meet n greet event at Patched Works months ago.  The date had been circled on my calender for soo long I couldn't believe it was actually here.

I picked out the perfect outfit (must look cute in the photo), and I packed my camera and a notebook. I didn't have any specific questions that I wanted to ask. I just wanted to meet her and hear all about her creative process.

She started off by telling us all about how she became a fabric designer. Her first job was as a graphic artist for museum and then she worked in the music industry before becoming a fabric designer.

Tula explaining how she creates fabric designs.

She explained how she chooses the colors for  her designs, and the process of sending those colors to the fabric mill.

Tula talked about how designing a fabric is a business and how she works hard to help the local shop owners.

She told us about her new line of thread with Aurifil. 

Of course she brought lots of show and tell with her. Tula sews all of her samples herself. She said that she spends about 6 hours a day sewing. Just look at all those amazing pillows.

All of Tula's quilts are quilted by the amazing Angela Walters. Tula spoke very highly of Angela..and praised her work. Tula said that your relationship with your longarmer is very important. She and Angela both sign the quilts under the binding. I love that idea.

I could have listened to Tula's stories for days. And, as a big fan of Angela Walters' work, I could have stared at all of the quilts for weeks.  Tula was funny and she has this amazing outlook on the business of quilting. She would totally make a great mentor.

I met Tula Pink!!!!!

Happy Sewing everyone!  - Kat  :)

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Welcome to Calico Cali Designs! I’m Kat, digitizer and sewing enthusiast. I learned how to digitize in 2010 from master digitizer Walter Floriani…it was an amazing experience. Soon instead of spending my time sewing, quilting and stitching out other people’s embroidery designs, I was sewing, quilting and stitching out my own embroidery designs. I created this blog, not only as a place to share my embroidery designs, but also as a place to share all the things I make, sew, paint, embroider, and create. You’ll see posts about my life, my studio, patterns I’ve sewn and products I’ve tested. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them. Follow me on twitter www.twitter.com/calicocalidsgns . Hugs!! – Kat