Thursday, June 17, 2010

Overall Quilter and Corinne Schroeder have a “Floral Fling”

This is Aimee Griffin, c0-owner of Overall Quilter, holding the sample for one of the patterns in their fabulous new Floral Fling line designed by Corinne Schroeder. These beautiful designs feature lovely flowers done in bright batik fabrics.

“Corinne walked into the shop one day with three wall hangings she had made as gifts for her family,” Aimee says. “I asked her what pattern she had made them from so I could order them, and she said she had just made them, so the idea of making the patterns came about.” Since then, Corinne has been busy making the samples, and Aimee has been writing the instructions.

So far, the collaboration has produced 12 patterns, and four new ones (including magnolia, cosmos, and poinsettia) are off to the printer this week. Corinne has signed the first 50 copies, and you can get an autographed copy if you request it, while supplies last. 

All the designs have full-sized pattern sheets for the fusible appliqué designs. Some patterns have dimensional flowers. Each pattern is $12; kits are available for $24 to $49, depending on the pattern.

Corinne is now hard at work on a new line called “Birdy Fling,” working with Aimee’s daughter Jessica. 

The new line comes at an exciting time for Overall Quilter. They have decided to close their brick-and-mortar storefront in Indian Trail (south of Charlotte, North Carolina) and start selling online. In about a week, the shop will close its doors and Aimee and her husband Marc will concentrate on adding more goods to the online store. I think they are off to an auspicious start!