Tuesday, June 17, 2014

AMB Blog Tour Behind The Scenes


Hello! It is me Traci Suzanne Marvel writing this blog post today on behalf
of my ever ~so~ talented
Today is a big day for her.
And I could not be more proud.

I am writing the behind the scenes version on our Woolin Rouge Review.
For the OFFICIAL Clothworks AMB Blog Tour Scheduled post

Ready for the behind the scenes version?
The story goes like this.

American Made Brand Blog

A few months ago, Sylvia was contacted by Candace, the Creative Director at Clothworks.
Candace was surfing the web hand selecting one designer from each state to participate in

and chose Sylvia to represent the state of Wyoming.

When Sylvia emailed me to tell me the news, I about fell off my chair!
Here is me on the phone with her.
"Clothworks? Really Clothworks?
You mean the Clothworks that licenses Laurel Burch and a stable of other amazing artists?


I then went to Clothworks website to read all about this amazing MADE IN AMERICA fabric.

Sylvia and I discussed ideas for what her Wyoming license plate would look like.
The stereotypical idea in people's head when they think of Wyoming is bucking broncs and cowboys.

 Sylvia was fresh off a road trip where she drove across her beautiful state and what permeated in her memory was miles and miles of mountains, prairie and the ever present antelope. She knew exactly what she wanted in her license plate.

So in true Woolin Rouge Designs fashion, I went to work sketching a "rough draft" of her idea,
sent it to her, and then she took it from there.

Here is my rough sketch.

Here is Sylvia's beautiful enhanced rendition.
 She thought it was important to portray one of Wyoming's most famous mountains, the Tetons.

Isn't it just adorable?

What happens next is that she will send the finished block to Candace at Clothworks.
All 49 of the other participating designers across the USA will do so also.
Clothworks will piece them all together and quilt then into one big beautiful quilt
 that will be exhibited at the
 2014 Fall International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, Texas.

Amazing right?

I am so proud of Sylvia.
Kudos to her consistent blogging of her quilting, sewing, rug hooking and now weaving projects.
I am one happy friend and partner.

So now here is the best part.

We will combine all comments to this post and comments left on
Two lucky winners will be chosen!

What will you win?

fat quarters from the 
American Made Brand Cotton Solids!
Grown and Made all right here in the
Good Ol' USA!!


A plethora of AMB fabric leftover from what Clothworks sent Sylvia.
Ay-yi-yi what GREAT leftovers!

Do you want to be eligible to win one of these prizes?
Simply leave a comment.

Feel free to say whatever you feel in your heart.
America is all about Freedom of Speech right?

Thanks for taking the time to visit the Woolin Rouge Designs Blog.
We believe in creativity and if you are reading this, you probably do too.

~ God Bless America ~

Looking forward to your comments

With Warm &;Wooly Regards,

Traci and Sylvia

Woolin Rouge Designs


  1. How fun to get the story behind the story! Thanks for sharing the development of the WY license plate block.

  2. Wyoming has always had my favorite license plate (I'm glad it hasn't changed like so many have.) The colors on this block are delightful too. It's beautiful!

  3. Thanks for telling more of the story behind the block. It sounds like you have a great partnership!

  4. I like this post very much and think the block design is beautiful. I hope AMB fabrics is a success. I've already purchased some.

  5. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. New Bloglovin follower. I love this fabric and Wyoming where the cowboy way is still alive. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  6. Thanks for sharing your talents with us! Your license plate is really pretty. I hope to come to Wyoming someday. Cynthia cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

  7. I love the fact that this AMB fabric was grown and made in the US. I hope this is the beginning of a return to fabric manufacturing in the US!

  8. Thanks for a great "behind the scenes" story about the plate. I've been enjoying seeing each states plate and each one is so different. Nice job on your plate. Please enter me in the giveaways. Thanks. kthurn@bektel.com

  9. Love the new design for the Wyoming license plate. You girls are truly amazing!

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  12. Love your license plate. Thanks for a chance. One day I hope to visit your beautiful state.

  13. Thanks for the behind-the-scenes look into this blog hop. I've very much enjoyed traveling the US :)

  14. Well done, both of you. Collaboration is such a joy - and such a rare thing for artists to have the opportunity to do. Thank you for sharing your combined journey!