Not wanting to settle for what was already available, I threw out a longshot email to Camelot Fabrics the company that distributes the Star Wars fabric. I asked if there was any way that they might sell the new fabric to me early, hoping that it was already in the warehouse being processed for distribution. Although I explained that I was wanting to buy the fabric for a charity quilt, I didn't have high hopes since the email was sent to the standard "info@" email address.
Boy was I wrong! I received an email back from the president of the company within the same day! Today I received a package of the new Star Wars line hot off the cutting table all the way from lovely Quebec.
This weekend I'm going to be spending all the time it takes to be able to send it to Matthew ASAP. There is going to be a fundraising event next Sunday in Traverse City, Michigan (where the family lives), so I want to make sure it is in the family's hands by the.
I am hugely grateful to Camelot Fabrics for donating the fabric to me and going the extra step in customer service to help me make this endeavor a reality. Without their help I still would have been able to make the quilt, but I think this makes it so much more special for Matthew to have a quilt made of this new fabric. C'mon, you gotta agree that the new Star Wars line is trés cool, especially this blueprint fabric!