am very happy to introduce you to the new owner of LadyHawk designs!
Barbara Connoyer, owner
of Sun Valley Quilts in Sun City, AZ, has purchased my business, and will continue to offer most of my designs as patterns
Barbara will be also maintaining the e-mail and taking orders through the LadyHawk designs website, so you
will still be able to purchase most of my designs in patterns and kits, just like you have in the past.
Now, all of this
is good news, to be sure, but wait! There's more!
Barbara and I have struck a deal
that allows me to continue to design for the LadyHawk designs brand, so you can expect MORE of my
designs to be coming in the future. I will continue to be the exclusive designer for LadyHawk designs, so you can expect the
same 'feel' of the designs, and the same quality of instructions in the patterns.
are also planning to offer some exclusive events at Sun Valley Quilts. Although
I will no longer be teaching on a regular basis, I have agreed to come out of retirement maybe once a year
to do something fun and special with my students, classes to be held at Sun Valley Quilts! ALL are welcome!
have had the great pleasure to teach many classes in Barbara's shop over the years, and look forward to the opportunity to
continue to do so in the future.
I am thrilled with the arrangement we have agreed to, as it allows
me to step back from the 'daily business' side of LadyHawk designs, and yet continue my favorite part, which is creating new
designs and, occasionally, teaching. I hope to create many new and exciting designs for you, now that I'll
have a little more free time and brain cycles to do so!
Please continue to watch our website, www.ladyhawkdesigns.com, along with the Sun Valley Quilts website, www.sunvalleyquilts.com, for information on future designs and workshop opportunities.
As we work through the process of transferring responsibility for the LadyHawk designs website over the next few days,
you can feel confident in placing your orders and sending your e-mails, as we are working together to make the transition
seamless for you.
Barbara's 'Welcome' letter follows this announcement, so please read
on..... She has many exciting plans for our future! And I will pop in again, from time
to time, just to say hi.
Again, I wish to thank each and every one of you who have made LadyHawk
designs such a joy and success for me over the past 20 years. You frequently tell me how I've inspired
you in some way -- may I take this opportunity to say the feeling is mutual. It is extremely gratifying
for me to see you stretch beyond your comfort zone to embrace a new technique or express yourselves in a creative way.
It is such a thrill for me to see your face light up with excitement and pride as you exclaim, "I did it!"
That, to me, is the foundation that keeps quilting alive.
God Bless you all, and I remain, your
sister of the cloth,
And now.... a few words from Barbara......