Textile Stew: 9/8/10

Central Texans! Here’s something to look forward to after being soaked by Hermine. The Austin Area Quilt Guild Show is September 17-19. It has moved to the Palmer Events Center so you know it’s going to be the biggest and best one ever. And Malka is one of the vendors! If you’d like a pair of tickets, just leave a comment on this post and I’ll draw a winner randomly.

Ever Kelly has teamed up with Superbuzzy to offer free tutorials and projects with Japanese fabrics and notions. First up, the back-to-school lunch kit above (pdf link). Keep an eye on the Superbuzzy blog for more to come.

And in other free pattern news, Josephine Kimberling is offering a free pattern called the Glam-O-Ruffle Pillow. It joins several other amazing free downloadable patterns on her inspiration page.

Liesl of oliver + s talks on the BurdaStyle blog about how she designed her new City Weekends fabric collection.

The New York Times’ Freakonomics blog on Copyrighting Fashion.

Fabric prints using tape, on How About Orange. Love this!

Virginia Johnson visits the block printing studio in India that prints some of her fabrics.

A HUGE list of U.K.-based online fabric shops. Thanks Kat!


  1. susan alexander/wilson says:

    I would love a pair of tickets! Oh pick me!

  2. Beal says:

    That show sounds like fun!

  3. linda mckenna says:

    oh wow, i would love tix to this event..i’d take my gdaughter who loves me and quilts!

  4. Lizzy says:

    I would love some tickets to this! A great excuse to visit Austin.

  5. Allison says:

    Hi. I’m going to go ahead and leave a comment on behalf of my sister-in-law Susan. She’s fabulous and she’s a crafty girl, among her multitude of talents. We’ve been discussing plans to meet at the Quilt Festival in Houston in October. I think she would enjoy attending this quilt show.

  6. Cathy A says:

    I can’t use the tickets (not in Austin), but the article about fashion copyrighting was really interesting! Thanks for sharing it!

  7. Mitzi says:

    Can’t wait for the Guild Show! Thanks for offering up some tickets. Fingers crossed I win!

  8. Liz says:

    Would love to go to the show, for free would be the best way!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Bryanna says:

    I am planning on going to this and would love tickets if you are still giving any out! My fingers are crossed!!