We are excited to feature Thimbleberries’ Lynette Jensen on our blog. Her new Lodge & Lakeside 2008 Quilt Club has just been revealed to rave reviews! Here's a glimpse into her newest creation.
A leader in the quilting industry for two decades, Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries has thoughtfully designed and produced patterns, fabrics, and books that reflect her distinct upscale country style and support her customers' creative pursuits. Her generous spirit and bountiful ideas provide inspiration to fans who share Lynette's passion for creating the pieces that make a house a home. With the creation of her Thimbleberries Quilt Club, which numbers more than 1000 retail shop members and over 100,000 consumer members, Lynette has indeed developed a very loyal and avid following.
“The most important thing about Quilt Club is the opportunity it creates for quilters to get together with others who love the craft of quiltmaking to share ideas and inspiration. I wanted to establish a format for this to happen, and that is Club,” says Lynette.
Each year Lynette unveils an all-new fabric collection for Thimbleberries Quilt Club. This year’s program is Lodge & Lakeside, inspired by the beautiful lodges and lakes in Lynette’s home state of Minnesota. “As I have traveled around the country and abroad I have noticed the appeal of getting away to a place of natural beauty seems to be universal,” Lynette explains.
Just like a beautiful lakeside lodge retreat, Club offers quilters a creative escape for a few hours each month while attending meetings at their local quilt shop. The fabric designs convey both the rugged beauty of woodlands and the nautical charm of lakes in two very distinctive colorways. The supporting prints comprise multicolor florals and textures, geometrics, tonal coordinates and theme prints. Members have a wide range of options to choose from and each quarter offers a new project, large and small. The smaller projects are perfect for gifts, to use up a fabric stash, and for those just learning to quilt. The seasonal themes throughout the collection will continue to inspire quilters the whole year through.