Saturday, September 5, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I also finished a quilt for my youngest son which I have been working on since Spring Quilt Market. I used a fat quarter pack and panel of Funky Monkey and I put Minkee Dot on the back. After convincing him that monkeys are still cool for 10 year olds, he has decided that he likes it.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
During this fun time, I am cleaning up my studio so I can get pictures of it online. That actually might take a few months in between design time and family time. We are also building a new cabin at Loon Lake BC. The property has been in my family since the 1940's. The original cabin built by my grandfather, my dad and his brothers was demolished last week and the construction of the new cabin started this week. It's very exciting and we will be travelling back and forth this summer to watch the progress.
I finished "Cutting for Stone". Although I really enjoyed the history and culture of Ethiopia, the book was not one of my favourites. I am now reading "Cathedral of the Sea" which is set in 14th Century Spain. I am really enjoying it.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
My name is Barb Cherniwchan and I am a quilt designer. I design under the name Coach House Designs. I came up with that name because my studio is in a coach house behind our home. It is really a one bedroom apartment that has been converted to my office/studio/mess. I love it because it keeps my mess out of the house - most of the time.
Before designing, I owned 2 quilt shops in the Fraser Valley which I sold in January of 2008. Since then I have been wholesaling Rabbits Haven patterns with my partner Arlene Neely. Arlene is very clever. She has 52 patterns and her first fabric line coming out in October 2009 at Fall Quilt Market. Our partnership is coming to an end next month as I have decided to spend more time with my family and working on my own designs.
I have 4 published patterns on my website - 3 using Kathy Schmitz's 2009 Christmas line "Holly Jolly Snowmen". "Winter Welcome" has been selling like crazy and I am now working on patterns featuring her next line that it being released at fall market.
The kids are in bed and my husband, Darin, is in Budapest so I am going to enjoy this time reading "Cutting for Stone" - my book club book.