Friday, November 18, 2022

Benartex Fabrics Announces 2023 Ambassadors

Guess who is one of those! I am so excited and one lucky lady. To be involved with a really amazing fabric company and designers is going to be an incredible experience for me. I keep thinking there was a mistake and I'm just dreaming! Nope. It's real...yay!

I had to send them a photo of myself. Because I avoid the camera whenever possible, I had Ron take a more current pic of me. It was torture, but this is the result. 

I had to send in a bio, too:

Carol Swift grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she learned to sew by watching her mother make clothes and quilts. As a young wife and mother, Carol sewed clothes for herself and four children. As her skills improved, she began sewing prom and wedding dresses for family and friends. She eventually moved more towards creating quilts and started a blog in 2008, Just Let Me Quilt, to keep track of them. This evolved into her hosting blog hops and sewing projects for several fabric companies. She enjoys designing quilts, especially Halloween ones, and teaches applique classes at a local quilt store. Carol and two of her friends share a Halloween Facebook page, Cackling Stitches, where they host block of the month projects. Ron, her husband of 50 years, is a huge supporter of her quilting adventures and willingly stands in unusual or high places to hold quilts for photos

This is the list of! 
I've been following some of them for years and never grow tired of their talent with fabric.

Lisa Ruble of Quilty Zest
Nancy Scott of Masterpiece Quilting
Charisma Horton of Charisma's Corner
Jen Shaffer of Patterns by Jen
Carol Swift of Just Let Me Quilt
Olesya Lebedenko of Olesya L. Design
Nancy Messuri of Nancy Messuri Designs
Michele Crawford of Flower Box Quilts
Marie Segares of Underground Crafter
Robin Koehler of Nestlings by Robin
Brianna Roberts of Sew Cute and Quirky

One of the first times I sewed for Benartex was in 2017 and it was for a blog hop. It was the cutest fabrics by Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting called "My Little Sunshine."

It all starts happening in 2023...I can't wait! 
Check out the other ambassadors and see their gorgeous projects using Benartex Fabrics.


  1. Congratulations (again) Carol!!!!!!!!!!!!! You make wonderful quilts and they are lucky to have you on their Ambassador team. I applied too, but never heard anything from them, so maybe they only contacted the "chosen ones"? LOL!!! That's okay I didn't make it. I knew it was a long shot. I didn't make 2 others I applied for either. I will stick with sewing for my 2 charities as that brings me joy and uses up fabric too. Looking forward to seeing another year of fabulous quilts created by you.

  2. Congratulations. I know you are excited. I can't wait to see what you do as their ambassador!

  3. Congratulations, Carol! That is exciting news! I'll be watching to see what you create--I know it will be good!

  4. Great news Carol! Another new adventure. I love finding where the road leads. Enjoy the journey.

  5. Congratulations, Carol! Benartex has fabulous fabrics and I KNOW you will represent them well!

  6. So exciting and fun. Congratulations, my friend. They are lucky to have you!

  7. Congratulations, Carol! You will be an awesome ambassador - as you have been for others!

  8. Congratulations! You deserve this honor with the incredible applique quilts you create! I'm excited to see what next year has to hold for you and all of us, too! :-)

  9. I'm not at all surprised. I don't think you recognize what an influence you are in the blogging/quilting world. I know it will be a wonderful year and look forward to seeing what you create for one of my favorite fabric suppliers. You are one of only 3 whose name I recognize on that list (Jen and Charisma are the other two.).

  10. Carol congratulations! What an honor, but you totally deserve it. That is a great photo of you, and I love your bio! I think all the ladies totally deserve the honor too. I was quite annoyed when I saw a couple of disparaging comments on Instagram about "the lack of diversity" - give me a break. Did they ever stop to think that these ladies were chosen for their talent and not their race or gender? OK I'll step down from my rant box. ;) I love Benartex, so I really look forward to seeing you as their ambassador and the projects you have up your sleeve.

  11. Congratulations and your picture looks great! We are always the hardest on ourselves.

  12. This is wonderful news. Congratulations Carol!!


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