If you follow me on Instagram (@runningdoequilts) you may have noticed a wave of quilt photos with me in them and wondered- “What’s up with that?”
This year I market I noticed a few things. 1- My quilt photography skills have progressed to the point that my new photos made my older photos look a little sad. 2- Villa Rosa sends my patterns all over the world!!!! …But very few people know who I am. -Is it weird to be jealous that my patterns get to go to all sorts of cool places while I stay home?
To tackle #1, I’ve started rephotographing all the quilts I still have and updating the covers… Did I mention that I have 36 patterns in circulation with Villa Rosa? And that I try to write 1-2 new ones every month?! It feels like for every 10 I rephotograph, I remember 12 more I need to rephotograph!
Quilt holding is exhausting work and asking Spencer to hold 36 quilts for one power photography session would probably get me dirty looks. So to get through this mountain of quilts- I’ve divided them into groups and started tackling one group at a time.
The first group got to go to New Mexico for photos in the snow. I took 10 because that was all I could pack into the car around our luggage. Lighting in the snow is amazing- tackling the wind another story. But we got them done!
Round 2 strives to tackle #2. It involved dragging my 9 smallest quilts to Gruene where my sweet friend Jodie and her daughter Claire took photos of the quilts- with me in them! I have to admit that I’m still a little nervous about sending out patterns with me on the cover, but I really wanted to put myself out there and say hi to the world. Also- this way I can travel Flat Stanley style to all those cool places!
Round 3…coming soon. I actually don’t have a plan. But I do have a giant stack of quilts to photograph…
So there you have it- Hi! I’m Catherine. Quilter, wife, mom. I like to write patterns, I’d like to meet more of you in person. If you see me Flat Stanleying it up any place cool be sure to send me a photo. I’ve decided to hold onto all my samples a while longer, so if you’d like me to come do a trunk show for your group just give me a call. Thanks for reading!