My Girl Tanya

This girl is one to watch. Many of you got to see her in Portland at that amazing booth of hers with her very talented mom by her side. I thought I’d fill you in on some of our show background noise that makes these Markets so fun and giggly and we get to feel like school girls with the family back on the East Coast…..looking for Soda when we were totally parched just to have our last coins swallowed up by these mean mega machines that looked like they new better than us……putting a chair together from IKEA a big joke until lovely Erin McMorris showed up !! Getting a lovely corner of the hotel restaurant where I got to know her mom ! LOL moments because we think the same. Somehow Tanya and I made a connection long ago when I first met her maybe cause I saw so much of myself in her as a young new designer wondering which way was up!!! Look at her now , Her Textiles are fresh and exuberant, Her palette sweet as Tupelo Honey ..(Both big fans of Van Morrison) and her sewing patterns couldn’t be anymore straight forward…..Take a look at her Quilt Market Posts and see that fun booth. I give it a smashing thumbs up award. Look at this photo of Miss Tanya I love it !!!! It says it all…Tanya2

17 Responses to “My Girl Tanya”

  1. kasey says:

    i love checking in and seeing what your up to.

  2. Bobbie Lynn says:

    Another amazing talent here. I just can not keep up with all the wonderful blogs.

  3. Tanya Whelan says:

    OK, Jennifer, you actually made me cry, yes I’m crying!! but in a totally happy way. You know how I feel about you and your talent and about you as person. I feel so incredibly grateful to call you my friend and I know that you touch every person who knows you in the same way because you are so very special. A Jennifer just doesn’t come along every day in one’s life and I feel very lucky to know you.I think I’ll print this post out and frame it cause it’ll make me happy every time I look at it. YOU make me happy! Thank you my friend…

  4. I’m in love with Tanya’s designs! And, I love visiting her blog. I was thrilled to see you feature her here!
    ~ Jennifer

  5. pam says:

    You and Tanya are both simply darling!

  6. yes, I agree her lovely patterns make me want to sit in bed all day long on a sunny afternoon.
    I am getting ready for my show tomorrow and I am in over my head again, oh well such is the life of a crazed artist!
    sounds like you gals had allot of fun in Portland!!

  7. I love Tanya’s blog and check in there regularly to see what she is up to. She is very talented!
    The funniest thing about this post was that I was in another window buying Erin’s Park Slope fabric when I hopped over here to read what you were up to!

  8. Sweet Cottage Dreams says:

    Hi Jennifer ~ I have been reading other blogs about Portland and have to say that I fell in love with Tanya’s booth, too (via the posts. She has those yummy and cottagey fabrics and all – enough to make my heart skip beats! This is such a lovely tribute about an amazingly talented woman. What a nice thing to do for Tanya.

  9. heididevlin says:

    Happy Saturday Jennifer!…Just had to compliment you!…I read all the blog posts about the quilt show & all the amazingly talented women attending! I just love seeing women supporting women…one talented designer singing the praises of another! I was familiar with your fabulous fabrics & watched you on the little videos on the Country Living magazine’s website. It it so nice to know that the successful women you see in magazines, T.V., etc. are truly as nice as they seem!…you & Tanya!….Heidi 🙂

  10. happy zombie says:

    I’m not surprised you and Tanya have that connection. You’re both just too sweet, talented and warm & fuzzy. I heart you both!

  11. Amelia says:

    She looks adorable!
    I love, LOVE, LOVE her fabric lines. Everything is gorgeous. I see how you two get along, you are both super duper sweet, lovely, and talented!!!

  12. Stepherz says:

    I visited her blog and said hello– another beautiful talented creative woman! She has amazing, gorgeous designs!

  13. paige says:

    both of you are amazingly insanely over the top awesome!

  14. Sadie Lou says:

    Van Morrison is the MAN!! Yes, my husband and I even have a “song”
    It’s “Sweet Thing”
    What a darling post this was–thanks for letting us in!
    ~Sadie Lou

  15. Heather says:

    Oh Jennifer~I could not agree more! Next to Sis Boom, I am just ENTHRALLED with the Barefoot Roses Collection! What a very very talented designer! Her fabric is sooo smooth and pretty, I can’t stop creating with it! Thank you for the feature & the link to her blog, I am blogrolling it for sure! 🙂

  16. erin says:

    Jennifer, I’ll always be there for you if you need IKEA furniture put together for YOUR booth too!! haha! And thanks for all your help at market…it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without both you and Tanya!!

  17. Firefly Hill says:

    I agree Tanya is fabulous! You both are fabulous and amazingly talented!

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