Passing the Torch

on Dec 21, 2015 in Musings, Sewing | 66 comments

I’m super excited to announce the passing of the Pink Chalk torch to fellow modern quilter Adrianne Ove of Little Bluebell. I will leave it to Adrianne to share her plans for where things go from here, but I will tell you I love the direction and her creative vision. I am certain it will be an inspired contribution to the online community of modern quilting.

Adrianne is an active member of The Modern Quilt Guild and served as President of the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild for two years. She is also a pattern designer and photographer. Visual beauty is on the agenda! We are in good hands.

I’m moving forward into the next chapter of my creative journey with beautiful Pink Chalk experiences close to my heart and a sense of peace that I’ve expressed my creative truth for the last ten years in a community of supportive and like-minded sewists. With all my love, thank you for that.

Please give Adrianne a warm welcome!

Kathy


Hi everyone! My name is Adrianne and I’ve been a long-time reader and customer of Pink Chalk. I remember cheering from the sidelines when Kathy first started selling fabric from her dining room back in 2008. What a rush it was to watch this fellow creative Mama forge her own path and build a business around her love of fabric and sewing. It was bittersweet to read earlier this month that Kathy has decided it’s time for her to move on from Pink Chalk. She has been a source of inspiration and encouragement for so many years and I will miss her as a blogger and shop owner. At the same time, I am excited for her to follow her heart and start something new. She is such a talented and creative lady.

When Kathy posted that she was selling Pink Chalk, an unexpected spark was lit inside of me. It was time for me to follow my own gut and take on a new challenge – becoming the new owner of Pink Chalk!! I’ve been looking to start a new business within the quilting community that I love so much. The opportunity to continue the Pink Chalk story is both serendipity and a dream come true.

There is already some fun stuff in the works and I look forward to getting to know all of you. I’m excited to continue to share fabric and quilting news and also introduce some fun new ideas of my own. I have always admired Kathy’s authenticity and enthusiasm, especially when it came to the modern quilting community. Please pardon the dust as I get settled in. The pattern shop will re-open shortly and starting today you will find me here regularly on the blog.

Stay tuned tomorrow when we celebrate a new fabric release. Hint… it might have something to do with the stack up there on the left. : )

-Adrianne

    66 Comments

  1. Wow! This sounds so exciting! I can’t wait to see what’s to come.

    As for that fabric bundle thing on the left, OMG!

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    Shelby

    December 21, 2015

    • : ) Come back tomorrow and see what I have planned with the fabric bundle. It’s going to be awesome!!

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      Adrianne

      December 21, 2015

  2. Can’t wait!! So love Pink Chalk!! Best of luck.

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    Pat Seaman

    December 21, 2015

  3. Best of luck to you in this endeavor! I am sure you will do fabulously!

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    DianeY

    December 21, 2015

  4. Welcome! Excited for the return of pink chalk. I hope you bring back my favorite feature of the blog…what goes with what.

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    Susan

    December 21, 2015

    • What goes with what is one of my favorites too! Thanks for the warm welcome. See you soon.

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      Adrianne

      December 21, 2015

  5. Woohoo! Very exciting news! Pink Chalk lives on! So thrilled for you both!

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    Rebecca

    December 21, 2015

  6. A big woot from this side of the pond! Am so thrilled Pink Chalk is emerging Phoenix-like in your hands Adrianne, I’ve missed it, and so happy that Kathy is also getting to follow her heart!
    Merry Christmas to both of you and let the new adventures begin!

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    Janey Millar

    December 21, 2015

  7. I’m so happy Kathy found someone so wonderful as you Adrianne! Welcome. Pink Chalk has been missed in my little piece of the world, San Antonio, Tx. I look forward to many years of success for you.

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    Melissa

    December 22, 2015

  8. Good news! Welcome Adrianne!!
    Merry Christmas to both of you!

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    Quilty

    December 22, 2015

  9. Can’t think of a better torch-bearer for the pink chalk name than you, Adrianne! You will continue the warmth, kindness, and help that was always so great with the fabric store, because that’s just who you are. Can’t wait to see what comes next! Love and hugs!!

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    Amanda m.

    December 22, 2015

  10. I am thrilled to hear about the return on Pink Chalk! And to know it is going to such a great new owner is icing on the cake! Congrats to you both!

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    Shea Henderson

    December 22, 2015

  11. I’ve been missing Pink Chalk goodness and am excited to see what the future holds! 🙂

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    Robin

    December 22, 2015

  12. Congratulations to both Kathy and Adrianne! I will miss Kathy, but am thrilled that Pink Chalk lives on. I already follow your blog, so I feel I know you and know that your venture will be successful. Can’t wait to see what is coming!!!

    Kathy, I hope you stay in touch and let us know your new adventures! Hoping much well-deserved successes in your future!!!

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    JulieAnn

    December 23, 2015

  13. Congratulations to you both! I’m excited to follow along on this new adventure with Adrianne.

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    Terri

    December 23, 2015

  14. How exciting, Adrianne! Good luck to you and I’m excited to see what the new year will bring!

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    Annie

    December 23, 2015

  15. Adrianne

    Congratulations on your new endeavor. I was absolutely thrilled to see you pick up the torch from Kathy.

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    Lynette

    December 23, 2015

  16. My very best wishes to Kathy in her future endeavors, and also to you, Adrianne, continuing this beautiful tradition in quilting.

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    Barbara

    December 24, 2015

  17. Woohoo….looking forward to lots of inspiration.

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    Sherie

    December 24, 2015

  18. Such great news! Congrats! Can’t wait to see where you take us!

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    Cindy

    December 24, 2015

  19. Congratulations on taking the plunge and setting up a modern quilting business! When I saw Pink Chalk in the Subject line, I wondered if Kathy decided to resurrect the business! Thrilled for you and wish you lots of success!

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    Pauline O'Connell

    December 24, 2015

  20. I’m happy to welcome you to Pink Chalk Fabrics. I’m excited to see what you have in store for us in the New Year.

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    Mary Kay

    December 24, 2015

  21. I’m so pleased to see Pink Chalk continue! One of my favorites.

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    Alice

    December 24, 2015

  22. Congratulations on your new adventure. I look forward to hearing about what you gave planned.

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    nancy mcmahan

    December 24, 2015

  23. HOLY COW!!! So excited to read the news! I am so glad I got the newsletter today! Congrats to both of you! Happy Holidays!

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    Pam

    December 24, 2015

  24. I remembered my first (and only due to not have any spare monies) purchase from Pink Chalk. It came in boxes and it was filled to the brim.

    Kathy filled it with extra candies that I was over the moon. I did not realize it that I was actually her first international customer.

    Thank you Kathy.

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    Zarina Z Abidin

    December 24, 2015

  25. Welcome! So very happy to see that Pink Chalk is still alive and well! I so enjoyed Kathy’s blog and shop, and I look forward to seeing what new flavor you will add to the mix. Congratulations dear friend!

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    Robyn Copeland Johnson

    December 24, 2015

  26. I’ve so missed Pink Chalk and am delighted to see it’s going to be continued.

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    Mary

    December 24, 2015

  27. Congrats on picking up the torch of Pink Chalk to keep it going! I was sad to read that Kathy was going to sell, yet hopeful that someone would pick up the torch. Hooray! I will wait, mostly patient, for things to start picking up.

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    Cathyrn H

    December 24, 2015

  28. Yea! I was so sad to see the store close, had enjoyed the good service and fun fabrics that I could buy. It was close to my home on the west coast in Canada, and alway got orders quickly. Glad to see the store continue, will love to see what’s in store for the future. Merry Christmas!

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    Judy D

    December 24, 2015

  29. sounds exciting. not sure i knew that you guys were transitioning. where exactly are you located physically? michigan? a new year is always exciting. perhaps this is the year that i might try a sew along or something. they’ve been going on for a few years, but i have yet to step on board. i’m just getting my feet wet with the modern quilt guild thing and liking some of what i see. it will be a little difficult to participate fully since the US dollar is so terrible (sort of 1 1/2 times of our canadian looney…) but i do (honestly!) have enough fabric so surely i should go ahead and use it up. this may be the incentive…i need to so do it.

    please let me know everything about the upcoming events (and the giveaway!!). i assume i’m already on your mailing list if i received this email.

    thanks for the update.

    annette

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    annette verhey

    December 24, 2015

  30. What wonderful news that Pink Chalk yet lives! Best wishes for your success and customer joy.

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    Laurie

    December 24, 2015

  31. SO happy for you and for us as Pink Chalk admirers! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us. Congratulations!

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    Kathy O.

    December 24, 2015

  32. Congratulations on the passing of the torch! Loves the Chalk Pink…

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    Paddy

    December 24, 2015

  33. I’m so excited to see this site continue!!! I just wanted to add that I, too, love the what goes with what feature. 🙂 So excited to see what else you have in store for us!! Best of luck to Kathy in her future endeavors !!!!!

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    Jenifer Farrell

    December 24, 2015

  34. what a fun new years present to you both! Congrats on all of this great new adventure ahead. Looking forward and knowing that your mod quilt ‘family’ of us will be there to help whenever you need it.
    happy new year, adrianne!
    can’t wait to see where your creativity and such take us along with your new Pink Chalk!

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    kristen

    December 24, 2015

  35. You are following in the footsteps of a tremendous lady. I know we will enjoy what you have to offer for us. Welcome and many blessings for the new year!

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    Gladys

    December 24, 2015

  36. So happy to receive this newsletter today! Pink Chalk is one of my favorites!!

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    Pam

    December 24, 2015

  37. It’s pure Christmas magic! Welcome, Adrianne and thank you for taking on the legacy of Pink Chalk Studios. Pink Chalk was one of the very first blogs I ever visited and followed, and the weekly newsletters, showcasing new fabric lines, was always something to look forward to in my email in box. So glad for both you and Kathy and looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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    Suzanne

    December 24, 2015

  38. Warm wishes from Brazil! Merry Christmas and a Happy e Wonderful New Year!

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    Fanny

    December 25, 2015

  39. I am not a quilter but love your fabrics. I make children’s clothing and many of your fabrics are just perfect. My store is on Etsy called Ruffles on the Bottom.

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    Deanne Lewis

    December 25, 2015

  40. Glad to see the continuation of Pick Chalk

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    Karen

    December 25, 2015

  41. Congratulations, Adrianne! Thanks for stepping up to Pink Chalk. I’m really looking forward continuing the GREAT experience I had with Kathy. Take your time and make it yours, um, ours 🙂 It’s all good!

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    Susie Williams

    December 25, 2015

  42. Adrianne, I am so excited for you AND thrilled that Pink Chalk will in essence now be one of my LOCAL quilt shops!

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    ALISON M SCHMIDT

    December 26, 2015

  43. Adrianne – congratulations. I am so excited to see what you have in store for Pink Chalk.

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    andpins

    December 26, 2015

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