Thursday, January 20, 2011

Special Announcement: SvS Celebrates Tammis Keefe!

About a month ago, I came across some photos of the new Tammis Keefe Tribute line from Michael Miller Fabrics.  I flipped!  I’m a Tammis Keefe fan, a fan anything retro (no big surprise there), and a huge fan of Michael Miller Fabrics.  I wrote what could only be described as a fan letter to the folks at Michael Miller and they agreed to send us some of the fabric!  Consequently, SvS will be celebrating Tammis Keefe for the next 3 weeks!

Starting next Monday, January 24th, Sara and I will be posting a new project made from Michael Miller’s Tammis Keefe Tribute fabrics.  We’ll post at least one new project everyday through Tuesday, February 1st.  On Wednesday, February 2nd, we’ll pick our favorite projects and let you pick the winner of Challenge No. 12:  SvS Celebrates Tammis Keefe.  

Also on February 2nd, we’ll start accepting entries into our very first giveaway!  We are giving away a total of 8 yards of Michael Miller Fabric’s Tammis Keefe Tribute fabrics.  Yes, I said 8 yards!  We may have a couple other prizes in there, too.  Be sure to check back on February 2nd for details.  In the meantime, if you want to get a head start on your entry, be sure to become a follower of Sara vs. Sarah and like us on Facebook!

Did I mention that all royalties from this great line of fabrics go to cancer research?  It just keeps getting better!

So, who is Tammis Keefe?  Tammis Keefe was a brilliant mid-century textile artist with a singular whimsical style and off-beat color palette.  Her career lasted only 16 years, from 1944 to 1960.  She may be best known for her handkerchief designs which became collectors items almost as soon as they were released.  You can read more about the life and career of Tammis Keefe at Kathy Miller’s blog Making It Fun.

We’ll be posting more information about the work of Tammis Keefe during our three week celebration.  Please contact us if you have photos or other information you would like to contribute.

Sara and I would like to express our appreciation to Michael Miller Fabrics for making SvS Celebrates Tammis Keefe possible!  Pin It


Terry said...

This is awesome! And thanks for the history lesson, I'm glad to know that, in fact it makes me want to go visit some of my stash of antique stuff and see if I have anything by her. Good luck with this new little venture,the whimsy designs are darling,love it, and I agree Michael Miller fabrics are top notch!

Upwardly Mobile said...

Sara & Sarah...I love your creativity and spunk ! I didn't even know there was Tammis tribute fabrics, I'm off to check them out right now.
I have many tammis hankies (along with many other designers of the day) and have made many pillows with their's my passion too. I can't wait to see where your blog goes, thank you for sharing !

9patchnurse said...

I read about Tammis at Kathy's blog a few weeks ago and just fell in love with the fabric. I am so excited that you are giving some away (8 yards!! woo hoo!). I can't wait to see what you guys make with it.

Mama Spark said...

I am also in love with this line. I used to see this stuff on linens from my childhood. LOVE IT!! Glad to have found you guys too.

Beth said...

I love Tammis Keefe so much! I already have half yards of the reindeer and the dogs, but don't know how I will ever cut into them!

Sara from Sara vs. Sarah said...

Thanks everyone - we are so excited about this giveaway. Beth, just wait until you see what we're doing with the reindeer! :-)

Desi said...

First off...Thanks much for the chance to win this great fabric! I too, am a fan of Tammis Keefe fabric; I stumbled on her fabric while doing some research on another artist fabric line. I am soo glad the proceeds from this fabric goes to cancer research. ;) Yay Michael Miller!

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