meadowlark blog hop give away

I am so friggin’ excited to finally be working in the textile industry and to have a line of fabrics coming out with my name on the selvedge. I mean, so, friggin’, excited. 

Spring Quilt Market 2014 served to ‘launch’ my premiere fabric line, Meadowlark by Windham Fabrics which will be officially release this coming October 2014. It is used to create ‘buzz’.  Talking about buzz, check out my ‘look book’! Or this video that Victoria Findlay Wolfe did at Market (she is part of this blog hop too)!

Being the interactive, show and tell driven person that I am, I set up shop at quilt market to demo the techniques I use in the printing of the Meadowlark line, and I surrounded myself with the most awesome, beautifully created samples that I possibly could. And I must say, I hardly sewed even a single stitch of the beautiful work seen in my booth. I feel absolutely blessed to be able to work with some of the most driven, detail oriented artists and quilters in this industry. 

I have been told that my sample team and I used the most fabric ever, in preparation for the launch of a fabric line. Woot!! If you ask me, too much is just about enough.

Market was a whirlwind of activity. I invited many of the superstars in our industry to come to my booth and print or to say, ‘Hello’.  I had so much fun and smiled so much that my face hurt at the end of the weekend. 

In celebration of the launch of the Meadowlark line, we are giving away Fat Stacks (10″ square of each of the 26 fabrics in the line) and 3 copies of Dreaming From the Journal Page. I will also be giving away some 5″ Charm packs from my own ‘stash’ (Windham cuts these as giveaway at Market and I nabbed some). I will give away one copy of dreaming here, the other two will be given to whichever blog on the hop that receives the most comments. We will use the hashtag #MellyMeadowlark, so if you want to spread the word on Facebook and other social networking sites please use this tag. Leave a comment to enter a chance to win some of my pretties and don’t hesitate to ask your local quilt store to carry my line. In fact, you might just forward a link to this post:

http://melanietesta.com/2014/06/meadowlark-blog-hop-give-away/ ‎

I honestly cannot wait for you to get your hands on my fabrics and show me your skillz. In the meantime, check out what my design team has to say on the matter…

Melly – June 2 
Vivien Zepf – June 2 
Chrissie D – June 3 
Sue Bleiweiss – June 4  
Leslie Tucker Jenison  June 5 
Jamie Fingal – June 6 
Lyric Kinard – June 7 
Jen Eskridge – June 8 
Jacqui Holmes Calhoun – June 8  <——-Jacqui will be guest posting here!
Stephanie Forsyth – June 9 
Victoria Findlay Wolfe – June 10 
Teri Lucas – June 11 
Scott Hansen June 12
Helen Eckard – June 12 <——-Helen will be guest posting here!

 


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Comments

  1. Anxious to see more. Blog hops might be a great distraction while I wait for this broken arm to mend. Any advice for a one armed quilter?

  2. Sue Viall says:

    I’m soooo friggin happy for you Melly,,,,,,,,you are my hero,,,

  3. Susan Dunne-Lederhaas says:

    Hey Melly….it is so awesome to have your dream come true! You have worked so hard,and your reward has been given in this beautiful fabric line..

  4. Jodi Lockyer says:

    Congrats! I am so happy for you!

  5. Theresa Duval says:

    Yes, congratulations! I love this line, Mellly. It is fresh yet warm and rich. Thank you!

  6. This is so exciting and the work is beautiful. Congratulations!!

  7. Kathy Heacock says:

    I’m so happy and excited for you!!!

  8. Gail in Wa State says:

    Please tell us the name of the song on your launch video!
    Love the song….and your fabric!
    Best regards from Gail in Wa State

  9. Congratulations Melly! What a wonderful feeling to finally have one of your major life goals come true. And it’ beautiful fabric! Can’t wait to get my hands on some! xo

  10. I’m so proud of what you are doing! Congratulations, and my very best wishes to you on a successful launch! I hope this is just the very beginning of a long and happy career in the textile biz!

  11. So happy for you!! Love your fabrics!!!

  12. Kellie Lund says:

    Can’t wait to see!

  13. Congratulations. I’m already planning projects in my head with your beautiful fabrics.

  14. Congrats ! I would love to win a Melly prize.

  15. Carol c says:

    How exciting for you! You are such an inspiration in so many ways. I am especially impressed by your pursuit and attainment of your goal to be a fabric designer. I can’t wait until these fabrics are available!

  16. Linda B says:

    Congratulations ! Esp love the bird fabric !

  17. Holly McLean says:

    It must be so exciting! The fabrics look beautiful!

  18. Barbara Korey says:

    Good for you! I’d love to touch your new fabric!

  19. Melly,
    The fabrics you have created are scrumptious!
    The colors are so deep and delicious and the samples you show, created by some of your very talented fabric/quilting/mixed media artist friends are tremendous!
    I can’t wait to get my hands on some of those lusciuous purples and reds and blues! They make me think of berries growing wild!

  20. Congrats Melly, you go GRRRL!! You have come a long way BABY!!

  21. Melly! I love your fabrics! You’ve done a great job! Congratulations on reaching for the stars and grabbing them! You are awesome!

  22. Nancy Turbitt says:

    Love the color blending for your new line. Can’t wait to get some. Congrats!

  23. I love your new line and am so glad you have come so far. I have watched your blog for a long time and feel like I know you. Obviously I don’t, but I still root for your successes. You go girl!!!

  24. Congrats on a beautiful line of fabrics!

  25. Congrats.. Love the fabric designs!!

  26. Hi Melly…I would love to win some of your lovely fabrics!!!!! Congratulations on your fabric line!

  27. Love your fabrics and your enthusiasm! Looking forward to seeing them in person! Congrats.

  28. Debbie M says:

    Congratulations, Melanie, on having your own fabric line! With such wonder, fun looking fabrics.

  29. janice n says:

    Congratulations on a stunni line

  30. Suze Perrott says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on your yummy fabric line.

  31. This is sooooo exciting!

  32. Jeannie says:

    🙂 There isn’t an icon to express how happy I am for you. I know how hard you have worked to make this dream a reality and thrilled that I was able to catch glimspes of progress along the way. I cannot wait for this line to be at my quilt store. I have already requested it and have been bookmarking things to make. Savor this and thne get busy on your next line. xoxoxo (I have your books, so please don’t put me in the drawing. Let someone else have my chance.)

  33. Hi Melly,
    Your fabrics are luscious. I hope I’m not too late to enter the blog give away!

  34. Congrats on the fabric line Melanie. It looks lovely.

  35. Barbara Fox says:

    So much fun to see your dreams come to fruition! Congrats Melanie! Your talent shines!

  36. Use all the fabric you want! The more, the better we can see the potential!!!!

  37. You so deserve success after all your hard work. And what you’ve shown on your blog looks fantastic. Keep up the great work. Congratulations.

  38. Cecilia says:

    Congratulations on your first fabric collection! I’m looking forward to the blog hop.

  39. Your fabrics are beautifula and so inspiring. I enjoyed seeing your smile on the videos!

  40. Congrats! I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Meadowlark and cant wait to get my hands on it!

  41. Great fabrics Melly and congratulations on getting them printed. I love the collection of goodies made by your samplers – the display looks amazing. xx

  42. Love the line and your colors!!

  43. Oh yes, yes, yes! Throw my name into this beautiful bevy of bountiful goodness! Would love to own a Fat Stack, a Charm Pack, even just a piece of the selvage of your fabulous new fabric, or a copy of this wonderful book! Oh, yes! Throw my name into your magic hat!

  44. I am so looking forward to seeing your awesome fabric “in person”!!! So excited for you!!!!!!! Hugs……………….

  45. Margaret says:

    It looks like a terrific line, especially the birds!

  46. carla bynum says:

    Hi!!!! Beautiful fabric!!!! Love the designs and the colors are wonderful!!!! Thank You

  47. I would love to win this

  48. Allison Evrard says:

    A beautiful line of fabric!

  49. Congratulations on the new fabric line, they are such fun prints, can’t wait to see them in the stores.

  50. Karen A says:

    Great fabric line. Congratulations!!

  51. Congratulations!! How exciting!

  52. Ohhhhhh…. Ahhhhhh…. I love your line of fabric. My head is spinning with all the great ideas!!!!

  53. Jane Howie says:

    love these fabrics – hope they’re run away best sellers for you! xx

  54. Amazing fabric, just beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

  55. Kathleen says:

    Love this line! Especially the pieces that look like grouted ceramic tiles. Beautiful colors.

  56. Great giveaway!!!

  57. love the new fabric! Congrats!

  58. Congratulations on this awesome line of fabric. I absolutely love the birds and the dense texture. I will definitely be suggesting this to my favorite quilt shop! Thanks so much for the wonderful design and for the chance to win!

  59. Susan H says:

    Love your new line and I am so excited that this has happened. You have endured so much and shared so much, it tickles me pink to see you succeed.

  60. Congratulations on getting your fabric designs out there. It must be brain poppingly exciting! What an awesome achievement! Your fabric is really lovely, well done!!!

  61. Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy of your book! Your fabric is so beautiful — congradulations!

  62. Pam Sherman says:

    Melanie- the pictures of your booth look great. Would have loved to see them in person. Looking forward to seeing your fabric line in “person”.

  63. Denise spillane says:

    Love love love the new line. I didn’t realize you had the book so I will investigate that too. I have made myself use my stash for the couple of years since I retired, so I am ready for some new stash!

  64. Vicki H says:

    Congrats! I love your new fabric collection.

  65. Sandy K says:

    Congratulations!! I am sew excited for you.

  66. Diann Cornell says:

    Congratulations on your first fabric line. Hopefully the first of many!

  67. Congrats!! Can’t wait to see them in person. Way to go!

  68. Lisa Marie says:

    The fabrics look gorgeous and I love the creativity of the designs.

  69. auschick says:

    This is a great blog hop! Beautiful fabrics 🙂

  70. I agree, too much fabric is just right!

  71. Love the colours and textures, thank you for your generous give away Melanie.

  72. Congratulations!! The line looks great and I really hope I will get my hands on some of your yummy fabric! I don’t expect I’ll find it here in Finland, but if I’m not one of the lucky ones, I might be able to order some from the US. I love to see you so happy in your videos!

  73. Wonderful fabric. What a great giveaway!

  74. Mary Bolton says:

    Yippee! More beautiful designs!

  75. Carolyn says:

    Love your fabric and you story about the birds!

  76. Kathi Potter says:

    Your fabric line looks wonderful. Definitely hope I can find it when it is released. I too have an interest in birds and will be checking out your info. Thx.

  77. allison pogany says:

    So beautiful, and amazing to see how much thought and passion went into the design!

  78. Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau says:

    Congratulations! I luv ‘em, luv ‘em!

  79. John Hutchens says:

    I really like the fabric, very nice and I love birds

  80. Very cool Blog. I know NY is big but do you know Joseph Cavaleri? Just took a glass class from him at Arrowmont. Your colors would look great on glass!!! I want to win you dream book.

  81. Rhonda Davis says:

    Congrats on your first line of fabrics…so cute!!! Thanks for the blog hop, the inspiration and the giveaway.

  82. Nicole Sender says:

    Awesome fabric! Congrats! I’d love to sew with your fabric!

  83. I LOVE the colours in your fabrics!!

  84. Anne-Marie Binet says:

    Congratulations! I love your fabric line! It is your turn to shine and you deserve it! I would be thrilled to win! I will look for you fabric in the fall!

  85. Loretta says:

    Thanks for the blog hop and love your fabric!

  86. Julie in WA says:

    Hi! I’m here after seeing you on Victoria Bumblebeans blog! Love your line of fabrics; your personality shines through each design!

  87. Sheila Moller says:

    Yes, I also saw you on Bumblebeans….congratulations on you new venture. Can’t wait to see your beauties in person. Where can I buy them?

  88. melissa says:

    Dreamy collection. Love the birds.

  89. Maeve Binder says:

    I’m loving this new fabric line, Mellie! I can’t wait to get hold of some of it and make something fun! Congratulations on such a great launch into the world of fabric artists.