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Jennifer Sampou Debuts “Shimmer” Fabric Today at SHWS—Fabric Giveaway Too!

Handsome Freddy (last name Reddy, yes, Reddy!) guards our secret project.

Handsome Freddy (last name Reddy, yes, Reddy!) guards our secret project.

Hello readers! Today’s a shimmery day because we’ve got a peek for you into Jennifer Sampou’s latest line from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Not only that, we’ve made a rather fabulous quilt with selected prints from Shimmer, and we are AGLOW with excitement! Keep on scrolling for all the exciting details . . .

Fabric-J:  Shimmer fabric

We count ourselves lucky that we can host today’s stop on the Shimmer blog hop—Jennifer Sampou is one of our locals and it’s a true pleasure to strut our “collective” creativity with such a pretty line of prints. She’s outdone herself with these pearlescent fabrics that gleam so wonderfully when light shines on them. Jennifer’s keyed in on a trend that’s making its way through interiors and fashion. We’ve certainly experienced our share of chintzy, glittery, metallic, and sparkly textiles at quilt/fabric shops, but these are altogether different fare: think of candlelight, not a slick sheen.

Jennifer’s Giveaway

Fabric-J:  Shimmer LookBook
Fabric-J:  Shimmer fabric

Shimmer Blog Hop Schedule

April 1- Robert Kaufman/Jennifer Sampou– announce blog

April 2- Janice Ryan- Better off Thread

April 3- Alissa Haight Carlton- Handmade by Alissa

April 4- Julie Herman- JayBird Quilts

April 5- Natalie Barnes- Beyond the Reef

April 6- Stash Books- C&T Publishing

April 7- Amanda Jean Nyberg- Crazy Mom Quilts

April 8- Lee Heinrich- Freshly Pieced

April 9- Cheryl Arkinson- Naptime Quilter

April 10-Christina Cameli- A Few Scraps

April 11-Elizabeth Hartman- Oh Fransson

April 12-Faith Jones-Fresh Lemon Quilts

April 13-Gemma Jackson- Pretty Bobbins

April 14- Katie Blakesley- Swim Bike Quilt

April 15-Amy Smart-Diary of a Quilter

April 16- Laura Nownes, Jennifer Rounds, Pati Fried, Darra Williamson- See How We Sew

April 17-Holly DeGroot- Bijou Lovely

April 18-Jennifer Sampou-Wrap Up

April 21-Jennifer Sampou- Announce Winner of Giveaway FQ Pack of entire Shimmer Collection.

The SHWS Giveaway

As for our promotional events here, we have a giveaway as well. Jennifer has given us a Shimmer charm pack for one lucky reader. (Many thanks Jennifer!) You know the drill. Leave a comment by Sunday, April 20 answering the following question: Would you rather shimmer, sparkle, or shine? We’ll announce the winner on Friday, April 25. Our Big Announcement! Now here’s our main event to celebrate the launch of Jennifer Sampou’s latest and greatest . . . we’ve designed our very first See How We Sew quilt pattern and are showcasing Shimmer in the sample quilt. As quilt designers, it’s a real pleasure to work with a unified collection of prints and color palette. We had such a blast collaborating on this quilt that we’ve sparked an ambition to make more! And we are, in fact, launching a See How We Sew pattern line.


Our selection of fabrics from the Shimmer array.

Our selection of fabrics from the Shimmer array.

Then, with a partial sketch; quilting tools; a Shimmer fabric delivery from Jennifer; and precious time carved from busy schedules, we set to work. We send our thanks to Cyndy Rymer who came along for the ride and sewed miles of strips on demand.

Quilt-J:  Achoo! in development

Quilt-J:  Close up of Achoo Kleenex boxes

Quilt-J:  Achoo test layout with Shimmer fabric

Quilt-J:  Achoo!

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Thanks for checking out the Jennifer Sampou Shimmer Blog Hop! Don’t forget to enter the giveaways!

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