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6th Street Cottons Lookbook

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The 6th Street Cottons collection was inspired by my maternal grandma,Verna May (Horn) Bischoff. My grandparents were married on November 5th, 1937, in Maryland, but they lived on North 6th Street in Burlington, Iowa, my entire life. Their house on the bluff overlooked the mighty Mississippi River. We were honored to be able to return to my grandparents' 6th Street property to take photos of the quilts for this fabric collection. As a child growing up in rural Iowa, a trip to the city to visit my grandparents was always a treat. Overnight stays usually included my brother and a few cousins, which meant staying up late, playing cards and board games, and getting to ride our bikes in town! The 6th Street Cottons collection and companion patterns celebrate the memories made with Grandma and Grandpa Bischoff. Julie, her husband Greg, and their many pets live in rural southeast Iowa. Me & My Stitches began there in 2009 when Julie decided to make tiny little quilt blocks and turn them into jewelry. That endeavor quickly flourished, and in just a few years her business grew so much that she turned her hobby into a full-time job. In 2019 Julie joined Robert Kaufman Fabrics and designed her first line of Civil War-era reproduction fabrics. She draws inspiration for her designs from her wealth of family history and childhood memories.

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