And the other reason is the fabric choices. I genuinely believe Jennifer has the magic touch when it comes to fabric choices. She seems to have her finger on the pulse of what is cool and now out there and has an extensive and eclectic mix of beautiful and unusual fabrics. So many times, I would post a picture of an Amitie block and get a flood of queries about the fabrics in the block. So when Kerry told me yesterday that Amitie were setting up two fabric clubs, I had one of those hyperventilating moments where I knew I had to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW or BAD THINGS WOULD HAPPEN.
Firstly there is the Stash Club. Sixteen 25cm squares of new fabric are shipped to you six times a year. The picture is just a sample of what you might be sent. If you do any of the Amitie BOMs, they give you a good idea of the kinds of fabrics Jennifer chooses.
And then there is the Amitie Liberty of London Addicts. Eighteen 6" squares of Liberty of London prints (seasonals and classics) are you are shipped to you four times a year. Again, the picture is just a sample of what you might be sent. For those of you who haven't used Liberty lawns before, they are a real special treat. Beautiful designs and colours and a lovely supersoft light weight. Those of you who have used Liberty lawns before won't need telling how special they are.
Whether you have an extensive stash or are just starting out, these clubs are going to be a great way to build up some special pieces in your collection to add real interest into your quilts. You can find out more by going to this blogpost about the new clubs here. And if you watch this space, I will show you the fabrics as they arrive so that you can see what I'm talking about.