Dear World,It is finally time to share my next fabric collection with you. World, meet Story!

What is your story? What is essential to you? Your native tongue? Your family–community–country–tribe–village? What is your color story? Your personal mythology? The legacy of generations?

Story is about community, connection and the essentials of life: home, family, love, garden, nature, stars, moon, sun, animals, friends. In Story, you’ll find archetypal building blocks of your personal narrative. What is your story? Tell us. Share it. Add to it. Make it yours. When we share ourselves with the world, we become whole. 

Staring up at the stars, we capture the magic, wonder and awe of this gorgeous thing we are doing called LIFE. How lucky are we for this chance to breathe the midnight air–to hold another’s hand–to know love–to feel part of a tribe.

Why else do you think we are all here sewing and instagramming about our work? Why is it that sewing, crafting, making and creating call to us in our modern world? That call is the whisper from our ancestors–urging us to make things with our hands to make meaning and magic in our lives. We get to tell our story. Each time we make anything, we etch our realness into the world through our hands. We make sense of this beautiful life by making stuff.

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My friends from around the world were asked to tell their stories through the fabric. The results are stunning. They told stories of their families, desires, passions, and myths. Over the next week, stop by their blogs and IG feeds to see their beautiful efforts. Here is the party schedule:

April 13th Tia Curtis, Brooke Sellmann, Jill McNamara

April 14th Shea Henderson, Giuseppe Ribaudo, Jenny Kelly, John Q. Adams

April 15th Verena Ehrhardt, Karen LePage, Rachel Gander, Sally Keller, Cristy Fincher

April 16th Jules Goldin, Amie Petronis Plumley, Bonnie Bobman,

April 17th Daniar Listyasari, Kerry Green, Ramona Burke, Kerry Goulder, Erica Sage

Follow along on Facebook, Instagram and here on the blog. Ask your local quilt shop to carry Story. It ships to stores in September. In fact, email them this post so they can order it from their Windham rep today. Share the love! Tweet it, Pin it, Instagram it and Facebook it! Share pictures of Story! Tag me (@suchdesigns on Instagram) and always use the hashtags #sewyourstory, #storycollection and #carriebloomston.

To enter the giveaway leave a comment below. Three lucky winners will win one a fat quarter bundle of Story and a copy of my book, The Little Spark–30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity.

See the Story Lookbook here.

I can’t wait to see your Story!

Love,

Carrie B.

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 Giveaway, Story Collection, textile designs, The Little Spark, Windham Fabrics