Quilt Designer Holiday Blog Hop!
It can not be day 10 of the hop already... I am so sad it is coming to an end!! (Must mean we need to plan another hop after the Holidays, huh? :-) Did you all go and print off Jan's adorable project?!? She had such a fun post too! You gals better start a booklet of all these amazing projects - I better too!!! We are still waiting on Lisa's revise recipe card, no worries.. it will be posted! So thanks for your patience!!!
Our tenth Designer is
Tara Lynn Darr from
- Sew Unique Creations
- Hometown * Joliet, Illinois
Today is Tara's BIG day! I have been fortunate to have a sneak peek of the project! It is soo cute and will be prefect to keep out all winter long!
Tara started her company, Sew Unique Creations, in 1997 after the birth of her son. Since then, she has created many lovely quilt patterns, published 3 books and has lots of new fun things coming up in the New Year! (Can't wait!!)
Not only is Tara a pattern designer and quilter - she is a HUGE fabric lover and has a great eye for color! (Wouldn't you love to see her stash???) I have seen how much this girl brings to the shows - it's almost scary!!! It has really been exciting to watch her grow over the years as a designer of small craft projects, to becoming a nationally known quilt designer! Now this girl can't get enough of quilting! Not only does she machine piece and quilt, she also hand pieces and hand quilts (Amazing!!) and enjoys dabbling in hand applique! It's hard to imagine she learned to quilt on her own through trial and error. Luckily, she had inspiration and determination! Just like me, she was inspired by her grandma and aunt. I hope they have enjoyed watching her pastime turn into a successful career!
Tara, like Tracy and I, manage to do all this while raising our family. Tara has two children and has been married to an amazing & supportive guy for 13 years! She also has one dog and two cats!! And to top it all off... Tara ROCKS and somehow finds time to design while managing to run her business completely by herself! And yes, that means traveling solo across the states to bring you some of the most amazing designs and fabrics available! So each time you see her at a show (and others) keep in mind how much it takes of a person to actually vend at a show. Tara not only gives 110% into her company, she pours her heart and soul into making it the best it can be for each of of us! So head on over, check out her project and check out all the yummy fabrics and patterns she has!
You won't be disappointed!