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!


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. : )



  1. I was so sad to see Pink Chalk close up shop. This is very exciting news! Welcome Adrianne and best of luck to you in your new venture!! I look forward to your blog and lots of shopping!!

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    Roxane Dupuis

    December 27, 2015

  2. Somehow in the hubbub of the holidays I missed this detail! CONGRATS to you! Looking forward to the new life being given to one of my favorite online shops!

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    December 30, 2015

  3. I was so sad to see the fabric part of the business close up, but ecstatic to see the blog revived along with the fabric part of the business. I’m looking forward to your input and new ideas.

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    December 31, 2015

  4. So excited for you! Looking forward to following along with your new adventure! Congrats and best wishes for your success!

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    Lace Faerie

    December 31, 2015

  5. Adrianne, Congratulations ! How exciting for you. I have loved Pink Chalk Fabrics/Studio since I made my first Mail Sack bag and meet Kathy back in 2008. Looking forward to reading the blog and shopping with Pink Chalk again.

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    Debra H

    December 31, 2015

  6. Just wanted to say congratulations on your new journey. I will enjoy following you along. Judy

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    December 31, 2015

  7. Congrats to Adrianne! So excited to read that Pink Chalk is back! Of course, I will miss Kathy Mack but look forward to shopping w/ new owner Adrianne!

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    Penny Holliday

    December 31, 2015

  8. Wow! Such exciting news! I know you’ll do a wonderful job, Adrianne, as you do everything to perfection. Congratulations!

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    January 1, 2016

  9. I will miss Kathy !! Thanks for all your help and inspiration!! Hope KATHY will stay in touch?
    Glad to meet you Adrianne! Looking forward to doing business and exchange of ideas!!

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    Dena Hillis

    January 5, 2016

  10. Kathy, I will miss you as the helm of Pink Chalk, but I’m sure that Adrianne will be a fitting person to step into your big shoes.

    I will miss your smiling face!

    xo Linda

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    January 5, 2016

  11. Adrienne-would you still have the PDF downloads somewhere? I finally found my invoice. It was 87244.
    It was late at night, purchased the bags & aprons (full price) but did not save to desktop or whatever I was supposed to do. Is there anyway they can be retrieved? I tried to plug in the ‘model’ code to no avail. Thank you, Susan

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    March 28, 2016

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