Hi! I'm Melissa Averinos. 

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I'm a longarm quilter and fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. I wrote Small Stash Sewing. I illustrated The Family Doodle Book. I wrote and illustrated DIY Mason Jars and DIY Wine Corks. I am a lifelong painter. I am a Cape Codder, good listener and lover of pie. I love yoga and gardening. Let's be friends!





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365: sugar snap sighting (plus news!)

I have an awesome fabric sighting to share:

A kind blog reader emailed me to let me know she saw some of my prints in this awesome magazine! (Thanks, Beata!)

I love this British mag, Living Etc. (Isn't it weird how similar the lettering is to Martha?)

I couldn't believe it---on the title page of the article, there is my wallpaper print in both colorways! (and some of Anna Maria Horner's fabric, too!)

Wallpaper in cocoa:

Wallpaper in plum:

Here is the bench in this stunning apartment where the fabrics live:

And then this couch in a sunroom---all in my lace print!

Lace in cocoa:

Wowee!! It is such a treat to see my fabrics in a publication like this!

I feel like I've kind of disappeared in the industry  since I haven't had a line out since Sugar Snap---a year and half ago. That's a really long time in fabric years!

Well, on that front, I have some news!

Are you ready?

I have changed fabric companies!

I'm now with Andover.

I am really excited and hope to have some new fabric out for fall. (That line that I designed and loved may see the light of day, after all!)



(back soon with some bronte-along stuff! I bought my own copy of the Jane Eyre dvd that I love so much!)


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Good for you and even better for your fans, who will get to enjoy your fab designs once again!! Bring it!
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdaisy janie
Congrats Melissa! I got into the fabric game too late for Sugar Snap so I'll definitely be on the lookout for the new line!
great news, melissa!! congratulations!!
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFravel-Frav
Awesome, congratulations! Love all those juicy photos!
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDina Lyons
wow!! that is so fantastic and exciting! these are beautiful! can't wait to see what's next!
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkhristian a. howell
w00h00! Congratulations - and thanks for not making us wait until you got back from vacation! I can't wait to see what you have coming out!
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterViolet
Those are great news, congratulations, Melissa!

(Oh my, that Bronte-Along thing isn't good for productivity: gueeess who watched her favorite parts of both the 1983 and the 2006 version of Jane Eyre tonight? ;-))
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdélie
I love the Sugar Snap sightings!!! That is just too cool. You are too cool. Super duper congrats on Andover!!!
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhappy zombie
ooh, I love andover already - they make eric carle fabric!
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey
Congrats! I cannot wait to see the new line.
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen Eskridge
very cool, and very chic! excited for the new line.
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny
I love that wallpaper! OMG! Love it, love it, love it! I want to put it in my dining room...LOVE IT!
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen
So cool! I planted a row of sugar snap seeds in your honor this week, in fact (they got the cushy bed where the tomatoes will ultimately reside 8 or so weeks from now). I'm on the lookout for sprouts...I'll keep you posted! Send all your good nitrogen fixation vibes my way - LOL!
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarla
well I say! you're too high falutin' for me! can you pass the grey poupon please? haha...
congrats and all the succsess with the new line!
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJillian
Melissa, Congratulations!! That's great and I can't wait to see your new line. Loved seeing the pictures of Sugar Snap fabric being used in all those different ways. Have a wonderful vacation!!! XOXO
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAunt Theresa
hurray hurray! I was so sad when your line didn't see the light of day. Can't wait to see it come out.
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeb
That must be so amazing to see your very own fabric in magazines!!!
And better yet, a new fabric line - so happy and excited for you Melissa!
March 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary on Lake Pulaski
Congrats on the great press and congrats on your move to Andover! I'm excited to see that "phantom" fabric line!
March 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterj. caroline
Great news!!!Looking forward to see your new line and have a wonderful Holidays:)xoxo
March 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatarina
I completely love Living, etc. So cool to see your stuff in there!!! And I can't wait to hear/see more about the new line, yay!
March 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeide

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