I have been pretty quiet on here lately, too much going on! I'm determined to get better though, and thanks to my youngest going to camp for the summer starting tomorrow, I should have some time... I hate having my kids gone, because they are lots of fun, but I will enjoy having some extra time in my studio! Our middle kid is still home, but working a lot. We have also been just a little busy getting ready for our oldest daughter's wedding, which was two weeks ago. It was all very nice, and the weather even cooperated for the time we needed it to; big rainstorms before and after though! I did lots of wedding sewing... bridesmaid and wedding dress alterations, table decorations, and I made my dress. It was great to have plenty of room, my new studio was perfect for all of that! But I'm still glad to get back to art quilting and pattern designing :-)
In honor of our 31st anniversary last week, we are having a sale! 31% off your total purchase, and free shipping, now through Monday, June 11. No code required, it will be automatically applied! Click the "shop online' tab to see all of our products. Also, please join our On the Trail Creations VIP facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/614962188849895/
I am much better about updating that. And if you post a photo of your project made from one of our designs there, you can get a free PDF version of the pattern of your choice! Happy sewing!
I've been pretty quiet here lately, and this is why... As many of you know, my daughter Brienne, who is also my marketing manager, is getting married this weekend! So from now through Thursday, a three part sale:
*25% off your total purchase with code FLOWERS
* an ADDITIONAL 25% off any pattern or kit with flowers, pictured below
*free shipping for domestic orders
(downloads only included in the first 25%. The second is calculated after the first, so it won't be quite 50% total)
It's very busy around here, but it's a fun time too! Final bridesmaid dress fitting this morning, and still lots to do :-) I'm making my dress too, plus a few other things. I'll be sure to post pictures after! And I'm looking forward to getting back to art quilting, I have lots of new fabric to play with! If you don't know where that came from, join our On the Trail Creations VIP facebook group. That is the media I update the most lately, but hoping to do better with all of them after the wedding :-)
Anniversary sale! Four years ago today, the little dragonfly quilt was born! Little did I know how much my business and my life would change after that day! Not only did the dragonfly quilt get so much attention that it launched our business to an entirely different level, but during the show that I had made the quilt for, I got the call that my Lyme disease test was positive. The last four years have been full of new kits and patterns, and lots of medical treatments. Three years ago I discovered Plexus supplements, which were an enormous help, so now that is another business! I still battle some health issues, but I'm doing so much better and constantly gaining knowledge, and because I have gotten much better, I have been able to grow my quilting business as well. In honor of that day, we are having a quick sale, this weekend only, 35% off of the Summer Dragonfly wall hanging kit, and also the matching table runner kit! If you already have either one, please comment below! If you are in our On the Trail Creations VIP group, post a picture, and I will send you a free downloadable pattern of your choice. (If you are not in it, join it!) Click the photos below to order either kit!
Guess when the Fairbanks snow will melt
Time for another contest! When will our neighbor's snowpile melt? The moose is for scale, I will try to post a new picture each week. The first person to guess the right day will get a kit of their choice. If any other people guess the right day also, they will each get a card kit of their choice. Guesses have to be in by April 15th. Here is some information to help:
1. We may still get more snow 😊
2. The latest I remember this pile lasting is June 6th. I think normally it's more like mid-May. It's not the biggest, but I think the shadiest and usually last to go on our road. And it is bigger than normal!
3. The size isn't the only factor... sometimes it warms up early (a couple of years ago the leaves opened on April 30th, usually second week of May) and sometimes not (a few years ago we had snow on May 20th, and May 27th it was 75 degrees. Spring was on a Wednesday that year! 😂)
Comment below, in our VIP facebook group, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make a guess!
Just in time for spring, although it's not looking much like spring yet here, a Wild Iris greeting card pattern. This would be a great Mother's Day, sympathy, or just because card. I'm still working on good ways to add words to the front of cards, feel free to give me suggestions!
This is available in both printed and download form, it may be a kit eventually too. And we already have a video tutorial to go with it as well, click the tutorials tab on the menu.
Happy spring, and happy sewing! I'll put some of our other springy designs in too!
You know all those decorative stitches on your machine that you never use? That's one of the things I love about our designs, it gives you an excuse to use them! And if you don't have them, that's ok too, if you just use a narrow zig zag it still looks nice thanks to the amazing Starr Designs hand dyed fabrics. But it is fun to have a reason to use those stitches! If you have them, do you ever use them? Click the photo to see our kits and patterns:
We decided to have a sale on our bigger kits that have green in them, in honor of St Patrick's Day. Now through Sunday night, these 6 kits are 30% off!
Also, make sure you join our new On the Trail Creations VIP group! If you post a picture of a project you made using one of our kits or patterns, we will send you a free digital pattern of your choice.* Several people have already posted theirs, check them out :-) We hope to see you in the group!
*all but 4 of our designs are available in digital format. If there is no downloadable option, that one is not available.
Fun paint night using Inktense pencils! We will be doing more of those!
We also created a new facebook group to have more interaction. I want to see what you are doing too! Through Sunday night, anyone who joins the group and comnents on the contest post in the group will be entered to win a kit and a pattern. There are three combos to choose from. We hope to see you there!
Beret Nelson's On The Trail Creations Blog Page
I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of them have even been in Keepsake Quilting! I teach classes at local quilt shops, and would love to do more traveling and teaching eventually. I also have many tutorials, including some on you tube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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