We completed a new quilt design this week.
Introducing "Springtime Blooming in the Cove"
Our shop is nestled in the sleepy town of Cosby, TN right in the midst of the Great Smoky Mountains. Over the years Holloway's has become known for our quilts that reflect the beauty of nature that surrounds us. We are 2 miles away from one of the many entrances to the National Park and many of our customers stop on their way to or from one of the campgrounds or hiking trails.
These campers and hikers have usually ventured throughout the many areas of the park. One of the most beautiful and historic areas is Cades Cove. Holloway's has been pleased to provide our customers with printed fabric blocks of the buildings of Cades Cove for many years. These blocks have always been screen printed so we have advised you to use them for primarily art quilts that are not washed frequently. We have now begun commercially printing the cabins ourselves. They are beautiful and able to be washed more frequently.
Recently with our acquisition of a Fabricmaker we have ventured even deeper into the fabric printing options. Maria's friend Jean Stewart from Stewart Gallery in the Arts and Crafts Community has painted gorgeous depictions of our favorite wildflowers of the Smokies. We used our Fabricmaker to print these wonderful blocks for our quilts.
If you would like to see the original artwork, it's just a short drive from the shop to visit Stewart Gallery where they are displayed.
Sometimes as quilters we see things around us that we would love to memorialize in fabric. That's the way we feel about the beauty of nature in Great Smoky Mountains. We are loving the flexibility of creating our own fabric elements for our quilts.