When I saw information start popping up on my Instagram and Bloglovin' feed about the May is for Makers campaign started by Lindsey/LRStitched, I knew I would be participating. As a maker myself, I know the time that goes into writing blog posts and free tutorials/patterns, the work required to create projects to inspire others and the cost of all those materials to complete projects that are happily shared. It made me pause and realize that I need to take some time and open my wallet to thank those independent pattern designers that inspire me.
So in the month of May, I will be buying patterns from designers that I want to personally thank for sharing their talents with me.
What I struggled with all day Monday was whether I would share my support for these designers on my blog like I am on my Instagram account. My intent for participating in this event is not to imply that my patterns should be purchased. I just really want to send some love and appreciation to some designers that have given me so much. After much thought, I finally realized that by not sharing on my blog, I am not highlighting these designer as they should be...so here goes!
This week I am highlighting Kristy at Quiet Play. She mainly designs paper pieced patterns and over the years, I have purchased a few but downloaded many that she has offered for free.
Today I purchased one of her newest pattern releases. It is the Geo Alphabet. I love all of her Geo patterns but I know this one I will put to good use.
Thanks Kristy for all that you share and your inspiration!