The Noble Quilter was privileged to have Emily and Sara Hardwig, a mother/daughter team present a trunk show on Saturday, August 3. Their work is original and fun. Almost everything they do is small; either a wall hanging, a table topper, pillow, or an ornament. The patterns include embroidery, hand quilting, applique and cute little buttons for embellishment. The buttons are included in the pattern which is pretty cool when you are creating your own masterpiece.
Emily is the original owner of Emily’s Country Cottage in Bemidji. Some of you may recognize her from there. She has always had multiple ideas in her head. She began keeping notebooks of drawings which in time became her designs. This side of her business grew until she had to make a choice between designing and running a quilt shop. After 23 years in the shop, she opted for the designing. Now, she travels around the country doing trunk shows and promoting her business at the large quilt shows such as Houston, DesMoines, and Chigaco.
Sara is Emily’s daughter, who gives her mom all the credit for her own skills. She states that mom taught her all of her embroidery and quilting skills and inspired her to continue with her own desire to draw. Sara lived in Mexico for a few years and had a “crash” course in spanish. She has turned this into a career by being a spanish interpreter at HCMC (a metropolitan hospital). Her first love, however, is to draw and then create patterns. Her designs have an outdoor flavor even though she “loves the big city”.
The Noble Quilter carries their patterns. I personally have purchased 2 which I can hardly wait to start. Most of their creations are small with a lot of detail. Because they are smaller projects, they are great for gifts. They also are great for decor. There is always room for a table topper or a pillow. The size of the projects and the handwork involved makes them a very portable which is something I really like. There are so many times in our society that we get to “hurry up and wait”, a portable project is perfect. Come and check out the patterns that The Noble Quilter carries and/or visit www.redbuttonquiltco.com and www.blueberrybackroads.com.
Minnesota is home to a lot of gifted designers. We are proud to support these 2 talented women.
See You Soon,
Jan & Angie