Friday, May 28, 2010

Meet Celine Perkins

This is the talented Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods and I am proud to call her my friend. Here she happily stands at her booth prepared to laugh with you or teach you how to use her wonderful Perfect Piecing Seam Guide.
"Twelve Oaks"
Tradition along with beautiful salmons, browns, and blues decorated her booth at Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis, MN this year.

And you will notice in the next photo a poster for PASSPORT to Minneapolis. This smart group of business owners found a way to meet as many attendees as possible because who doesn't like a good treasure hunt?? We all know that every booth contains treasure and this guaranteed that shop owners would search a bit harder for just the right treasure to take home to their shops.
Celine is a Minneapolis native and graciously invited 4 of us to stay with her during market. Work is so much nicer when there is an evening gathering of brilliant minds to look forward to at the end of the day. Good food and Great friends-mixed in with a little rum have always made me smile and on this trip I was fortunate enough to add a few more names to my heart.

This is one of the quilts from Celine's new book, "Abundance". The queen size version is in the previous photo with the poster on it. This is Celine's 3rd book and her patterns contain something for everyone.
I was fortunate enough to stay an extra evening before I flew out and I had her all to myself. She took me to a Macys for dinner where we were served a popover that is considered a tradition there. I have never had anything like it! It was fluffy and eggy and crunchy on the outside....YUMMMM! Thank you, Celine! It was an extraordinary treat getting to know you better.


Susan Knapp said...

I am glad to call both of you "friends"! What fun we had.

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

I love Celine's designs! Thanks for telling me a little more about her.

Kona Bay Fabrics Blog said...

Hi Robin-

Love the article about Quilt Market!!

As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always find enough time to see all the wonderful booths.

Thanks for sharing!!!

Douglas Eagleson
Kona Bay Fabrics

Celine Perkins said...

You are too kind. It was a wonderful time spent with good friends. I hope we can do it again!


Jamie Kalvestran said...

Agreed, Celine is a sweet heart! And I am happy to call her a friend as well.