Dear friends,
After an exciting, but very hectic year (15 shows, 4 trunk shows, and 1 workshop), we have decided that we would like to take a step back from the show circuit and refocus. Overall, we had a fantastic time: seeing new things, visiting new places, and spending time together. It has been fabulous meeting new quilters and sewists, and becoming part of the vendor “family”. However, it has also been a lot of work to spend so much time on the road, and that meant very little time for designing.

We are writing to let you know that the next chapter of our journey would involve closing the Kindred Quilters business, and for each of us to start our own design business. We don’t view this as an end, but a new beginning. As of October 15th, Kindred Quilters will be officially closed. Our designs will still be available, and we both plan on continuing to design and market past designs, and new ones as well. Our Kindred Quilters patterns (and new patterns) will be available through our new design businesses. We both have many exciting new ideas for the future.

Lois can be found at LJ Studio Designs at
Shari can be found at Sewn in the Valley Designs at

Our last show is this weekend, October 7th and 8th at the Shoreline Quilters Guild show at 29 Bradley Road in Madison, CT. Our patterns and hardware will be 50% off, all of our kits and metallic thread is on sale, and many of our pattern samples are for sale, as well. We hope that you will come down and see us, and all of the wonderful quilts that the very talented Shoreline Guild has on display.

This is not goodbye; but a new beginning for both of us. We appreciate each and every one of you, and look forward to sharing our new designs with you. We hope that you will continue to follow us as we start a new journey.

Shari and Lois