A New Adventure

Bio pic Melissa Grant - One Day in MayTowards the end of 2010, a lovely friend introduced me to Helen Stubbings at the Australian Quilt Market. I was excited to discover that Helen developed and operates a pattern distribution business called Pattern Press, as I had begun designing as One Day in May just a few weeks before.

I only had a single design to share at that point… a dimensional Waterlily Needlekeep. You wouldn’t normally expect someone to take your designs on board, with only one design completed. But, to my surprise, Helen did just that. With lots of guidance and support from Helen and Lori, I finalised my first pattern for publishing, began a blog and worked on the beginnings of my pattern range. Encouragement, guidance and support made such a difference in these beginning stages.

Waterlily Needlekeep

Pattern Press has shared and delivered One Day in May designs with stores worldwide. I’m truly grateful for the time and effort given to make this possible. Over this time, our business relationship has also become friendship. Even this week, in my nostalgic and nervous state, I’ve found support, help and encouragement just an email or call away.

On October 1st, 2015, I begin a new part of the One Day in May journey. From my new home office and studio, I’ll be printing, wholesaling and distributing my own patterns. This is both exciting and a little sad, as I’ll be leaving the Pattern Press family after almost 5 years.
One Day in May collage

One of the exciting steps to be taking, is the launch of my new website. With much gratitude, I’d like to thank Hugh Campbell of Highbrow Interactive for building onedayinmay.com.au and for having such patience with me. I’m slowly finding my way around, filling out the features and getting to know the ins and outs. There’s lots for me to discover… and for you to discover too.

Adjusted Blue log September 2015
You’ll find the blog is here now after 5 years with typepad. You can subscribe to new blog updates at the top of the page or on the homepage.

The “My Patterns” page has been filled with published One Day in May designs, ready for today’s launch. Each design has a variety of images to view along with information including project size and techniques used. If you’re working on a One Day in May pattern, you might find the closeup photos handy as a reference.

There is also a wholesale area of the site for stores. If you’d like to sign up for wholesale, you can do so HERE or with the link found at the foot of the page. When logged in, wholesale details will be visible and orders can be placed directly on the site. Registering will also allow you to add yourself to my stockist list, and edit your details in the future. A One Day in May catalogue is also available to download as well as marketing images and an information sheet for each pattern. Wholesale newsletters will be sent out to you periodically, regarding new releases and special offers.

The “Where to Buy” page will fill out as stores begin to add themselves to the stockist list. Please check back now and then to see updates.

Take a look around… and please let me know if there’s anything else you’d like included on the site.

A Doily for Bessie - wide closeup

Thank you for following my One Day in May journey. It’s been wonderful so far, and I look forward to discovering what this new leg of the adventure holds.

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13 Responses

  1. Beautiful Work

    • Melissa Grant

      Thank you Maxine!

  2. Congratulations Melissa, wishing you continued success.

    • Melissa Grant

      Thank you so much Sue! x

  3. Congratulations Melissa, wishing you every success in the future. I love your work 🙂 xo

    • Melissa Grant

      Thank you Lizzi! 🙂

  4. This is fabulous news Melissa, you go girl. You are striding forward, so onward and upwards dear lady.
    I have moved out of hot Hervey Bay to a much cooler climate in Stanthorpe. Am doing a lot more stitching. Also am excited to be going to the Brisbane Craft & Quilt show this week YIPPEEE. Hope I see some of your patterns there, love, Gayle.

    • Melissa Grant

      Hooray for a stitching friendly climate Gayle! Enjoy the show this week. x

  5. Well done Melissa.
    Thank you for the Buttons, Bows and Baby shoes ….. and the absolutely beautiful creations that you share with us.

    Love K

    • Melissa Grant

      Thank you! xxxx

  6. Congratulations on this latest venture!!

    • Melissa Grant

      Thank you Christine. x

  7. Congratulations on another brave achievement from a very special person.
    All the best in your ongoing venture, Melissa.
    You deserve every successful step.