Between Friends by Shannon Christensen

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SHIPS TO STORES AUGUST 2021

In this worldwide pandemic we’ve lost things. Like jobs, homes, belongings, wealth and worth. It’s depleted us. And the physical separations have widened. Ground that faceless texts, dropped calls, and formal Zoom videos can’t narrow. But our biggest casualty? Our connections. We’ve lost what we do when we’re together. The meetups. The drop-bys. The hang-outs. How we used to laugh in chorus, listen in harmony and simultaneously talk and everyone was heard. We don’t sit and talk for hours, share secrets about daily struggles or get to know more of ourselves because of that familiar face we’re with. We miss each other. We need what happens Between Friends. I’ve found in this cosmic closing of our world that friendships, the really good ones, are resilient. They’re kind of like quilts. The time and effort spent making them wasn’t wasted. They can be put away for a season but picked right back up where we left them, even if a little more worn, still giving cheer and comfort. Some even turn out to be our most cherished. This fabric collection, Between Friends, is about the friendships that still flourish. The heart-warming ones that bind us despite our present circumstances. I’ve included telephones as a symbol of talking for hours as I’ve done so many times, particularly with one of my friends, Margaret. The text fabric even includes bits and pieces of our messages to each other. So, where do we go from here? What’s next? Can I suggest making quilts for your best of friends? Remind yourself of what you haven’t lost. Let them know you’ve missed the “us”, that special “we”, in what happens Between Friends. ~Shannon


Reflections

REFLECTIONS 88” x 88” by: Everyday Stitches pattern for sale: www.everydaystitches.com 52673-1 Teal

5/8

52676-7 Pink

1-3/8

52678-9 Yellow

1-3/8

52674-4 Green

5/8

52676-9 Yellow

1-3/8

52679-10 Rose

5/8

52675-6 Lt. Turq.

2-1/8

52677-1 Teal

5/8

includes binding

52676-2 White

Backing 108” wideback

7/8

52678-2 White

3

2-2/3


Tulip Row

TULIP ROW 46” x 58” by: Lisa Swenson Ruble for pattern, email: lisaruble@gmail.com 31835S-Linen White 1-3/4

52675-2 White

1/3

52678-9 Yellow

1/3

1/4

52675-5 Blush

1/3

52678-10 Rose

1/3

1/4

52675-6 Lt. Turq.

1/3

52679-1 Teal

5/8

windham solids

51583-23 Evergreen ruby

+ bee

51583-24 Pasture ruby

+ bee

includes binding

52673-2 White

1/3

52676-7 Pink

1/3

52679-2 White

1/3

52674-2 White

1/3

52676-8 Turq.

1/3

52679-9 Yellow

1/3

52674-4 Green

1/3

52677-1 Teal

1/3

52679-10 Rose

1/3

52674-5 Blush

1/3

52678-5 Blush

1/3

Backing

3


made by Shannon Christensen for concept only


Courtyard

COURTYARD 64” x 85” by: Everyday Stitches pattern for sale: www.everydaystitches.com 52673-1 Teal

FQ

52676-2 White

3/4

52678-9 Yellow

FQ

52673-2 White

FQ

52676-7 Pink

5/8

52678-10 Rose

FQ

52674-2 White

1-1/4

52676-8 Turq.

1/2

52679-1 Teal

1/2

52674-4 Green

5/8

52676-9 Yellow

FQ

52679-2 White

5/8

52674-5 Blush

1/2

52677-1 Teal

FQ

52679-9 Yellow

3/8

52675-2 White

FQ

52677-2 White

FQ

52679-10 Rose

1-1/2

52675-5 Blush

FQ

52678-2 White

FQ

Backing

5-1/4

52675-6 Lt. Turq.

FQ

52678-5 Blush

FQ

includes binding


Brightly

BRIGHTLY 60” x 72” by: Allison Harris pattern for sale: www.cluckclucksew.com 31835S-Linen White 2-1/2

52675-6 Lt. Turq.

FQ

52677-2 White

FQ

windham solids

52673-1 Teal

FQ

52676-7 Pink

FQ

52678-9 Yellow

FQ

52673-2 White

FQ

52676-8 Turq.

FQ

52679-1 Teal

FQ

52674-5 Blush

FQ

52676-9 Yellow

FQ

52679-10 Rose

FQ

52675-5 Blush

FQ

52677-1 Teal includes binding

FQ + 1/2

Backing

4


Group of Friends

GROUP OF FRIENDS 68” x 68” by: Natalie Crabtree free pattern: www.windhamfabrics.com 31835S-Linen White

2

52674-5 Blush

3/8

52679-2 White

1/4

3/8

52675-2 White

1-1/4

52679-9 Yellow

1/4

52679-10 Rose

1/2

windham solids

52673-1 Teal

includes binding

52673-2 White

3/8

52678-2 White

3/4

52674-2 White

1/4

52678-5 Blush

1

52674-4 Green

3/8

52679-1 Teal

1/4

Backing

4-1/4



Blooming Desdren

BLOOMING DRESDEN 56” x 56” by: Lee Monroe pattern for sale: www.maychappell.com 52673-1 Teal

1/4

52676-7 Pink

1/4

52678-9 Yellow

3/8

52673-2 White

3/8

52676-8 Turq.

1/4

52678-10 Rose

1/4

52674-2 White

1/4

52676-9 Yellow

1/4

52679-1 Teal

3/8

52674-4 Green

1/4

52677-1 Teal

1/4

52679-2 White

1/2

for binding

52674-5 Blush

1/4

52677-2 White

1/4

52679-9 Yellow

3/8

52675-5 Blush

1/4

52678-2 White

2-1/2

52679-10 Rose

3/8

52675-6 Lt. Turq.

3/8

52678-5 Blush

1/4

Backing

3-5/8


22 Cotton Prints

Ships August 2021

FABRIC KEY: 1. “Rambling Rose” 52674-2 White 2. “Diamond” 52679-2 White 3. “Peony Bunches” 52675-5 Blush 4. “Messages” 52676-7 Pink 5. “Diamond” 52679-10 Rose 6. “Watercolor Dots” 52678-10 Rose 7. “BF Garden” 52673-1 Teal 8. “Phone a Friend” 52677-2 White

9. “Watercolor Dots” 52678-2 White 10. “Peony Bunches” 52675-2 White 11. “Watercolor Dots” 52678-5 Blush 12. “Rambing Rose” 52674-5 Blush 13. “BF Garden” 52673-2 White 14. “Messages” 52676-9 Yellow 15. “Messages” 52676-2 White 16. “Rambling Rose” 52674-4 Green

17. “Diamond” 52679-9 Yellow 18. “Watercolor Dots” 52678-9 Yellow 19. “Peony Bunches” 52675-6 Lt. Turq. 20. “Messages” 52676-8 Turq. 21. “Diamond” 52679-1 Teal 22. “Phone a Friend” 52677-1 Teal

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