For Immediate Release:
360-260-8900, ext 145, press@ConnectingThreads.com
Vancouver, WA. When Connecting Threads first began building our own fabric collections in 2007, MaryJo Tuttle was the first guest designer that sprung to mind for Teri Stillwell, Connecting Threads’ Fabric Director. MaryJo, a renowned decorative painter, often includes quilting imagery like tiny quilts and patches in her designs and has actually been quilting longer than she has been painting! Teri knew instinctively that MaryJo’s work would appeal to Connecting Threads’ customers. "I'm really excited about the new Snow Days group by MaryJo Tuttle,” says Teri, “ It's got fun, bright colors that can be used to decorate for winter or Christmas. There are endless possibilities for projects with this group because the prints are really easy to use. And you can never go wrong with snowmen! "
Although Snow Days was one of Teri’s first projects, it has taken almost 2 years for the collection to come to fruition. Getting the crisp definition and range of colors to translate MaryJo’s paintings to fabric has been an ongoing process of trial and error. Seven different colors are used in the final rendition of Snow Days to recreate the range of colors and depth of MaryJo’s paintings. You can see scans of MaryJo’s original hand painted work and images of the resulting fabric collection attached to this release. The adorable snowmen, brightly colored hats and mittens, and whimsical trees, snowballs, and snowflakes were all inspired by paintings from MaryJo’s book, Tuttles Touches, Vol. 4.
100% super combed cotton- 45” wide
Available by June 18th at www.ConnectingThreads.com.
We do not sell our exclusive fabrics wholesale.
MaryJo Tuttle is the Product Development Manager for Artists Club, another division of Crafts Americana, Connecting Threads parent company. MaryJo has published 5 books of tole painting designs and has another, Homespun Touches, due out in May. You can see more examples of MaryJo’s work at www.TuttlesTouches.com. MaryJo has also been quilting for over 30 years, and frequently sews test quilts and photography samples for Connecting Threads.
To set up an interview with MaryJo or request more fabric to feature in a pattern or review, please contact Angela Modzelewski at press@ConnectingThreads.com.