If there’s one thing I look forward to every summer here in Seattle, it’s catching a Mariner’s baseball game at Safeco Field. There’s nothing like enjoying time with friends, scarfing down a hot dog, and rooting for the M’s! This past Tuesday, it was ‘Stitch ‘N Pitch Night’ at Safeco field, dedicated to the fiber arts community here in Seattle. The Clothworks crew even made it a fun company outing to celebrate the event. Along with watching the game– knitting, stitching, and all kinds of crafty handwork was encouraged! Several local Fiber Arts vendors set up booths in the stadium selling various tools, kits, patterns, and all sorts of projects that you could work on during the game or take home with you for some rainy day. And speaking of weather, we could not have asked for a more perfect evening– sunglasses and a light jacket was all that was required.
Speaking of the Mariners and fiber arts booths…we bumped into one of our lovely, talented quilter friends, Robin Ruth of Robin Ruth Design. Robin is well-known in the quilting world for creating a nifty ruler tool that makes it a cinch to create those complex Mariner’s Compass quilt blocks. Here she is below sporting one of her Mariner’s Compass pieced designs (in Seattle Mariner colors, of course!)Robin Ruth Design could not be located in a better place! Her Mariner’s Compass quilt block designs are near-replicas of the Seattle Mariner’s logo!! Just look at this nifty duffel bag she made using American Made Brand solid cottons combined with licensed Seattle Mariner’s fabric.
The Robin Ruth Design booth was decked out in Seattle Mariners team colors, as well as Mariner’s Compass tools and patterns!
In fact, Robin was offering a free downloadable pattern of this super cool Mariners Compass Baseball Hassock. Find it here!
Robin’s beautiful Mariners Compass designs really lend themselves to the vibrant solid cottons found in the American Made Brand color palette. Just look at the way she’s color-coded her quilt pattern below using American Made Brand solids.
Want to see something else that is American Made…….
Meet baby Auron, newest addition to the American Made Brand family with grandpa Ted, president! Now that’s the team spirit!