Houston Quilt Market with Sandy Gervais

I was shocked and excited when I looked at the name on the booth next to Moda’s booth – because it said:

 “Pieces from my Heart”
Algona, IA

Now, sometimes, it’s the little things that catch my attention – and obviously this was one of them because I had absolutely NO idea who the little lady I was standing there talking to was {blush} – until MUCH later in the day, when I had one of those V8 moments.  All that interested me was that she was from Algona.

You see, two of my brothers were born in Algona, and one (who died of SIDS at 3 months) is buried there.  What a small world we live in! 

Sandy was so kind and gracious!  We visited about the places that I remembered from my youth, as we lived there for about five years.  And then an aunt and uncle later moved back to Algona, buying the Dairy Queen and later a cafe that was flooded out.  I personally haven’t been back there for many years, but my grandparents lived in northern Iowa, so while I was in college in Missouri, I’d make a run up to Grandma and Grandpa’s about once a month, and would drive right through Algona to get to where I was going!

Sandy had some beatuiful quilts in her booth, with fabulously colored fabrics from her line from Moda called “Objects of Desire” – bold, fun colors that made me want to snatch everything up and hang in my sewing room for inspiration! 

Without further ado, let me share some of Sandy’s beautiful work with you (taken with permission):

“Flower Power” by Sandy Gervais
Charm Pack Quilt Project

“Overlapping Interest” by Sandy Gervais
Moda Fabric Matcher Pattern

“Brightly Blooming” by Sandy Gervais
 Charming Jelly Cake Pattern

For more patterns and inspiration from Sandy Gervais, please feel free to visit her website at www.PiecesFromMyHeart.net.

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