Archive for the ‘Scraps’ Category

Repeat: A Design Competition / Repeat: A Design Competition

Ellen Rushman and Madeline Roberg met each other while studying at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Nebraska. They became fast friends and took a road trip together to the Fall Quilt Market this past year. Inspired by the things they saw and the people they met, they formed The Printed Bolt and [...]

FunQuilts Now Modern Quilt Studio

{ the Modern Quilt Studio booth at Fall Quilt Market 2011, courtesy of Weeks Ringle } In case you are crazy and don’t follow the-parents-of-modern-quilting Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr on Weeks’ blog or Facebook page, they have made a whole heap of changes for 2012. Their book Transparency Quilts is just out from C&T [...]

Alexander Henry’s New Website

Alexander Henry has a newly designed website! Hooray! Can’t wait to see the new collections. Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2010: Alexander Henry – In the Kitchen Fall Quilt Market 2010: Alexander Henry – Holidays 2011 Fall Quilt Market 2010: Alexander Henry – Africa and Fashionista Quilt Market Fall 2008: Alexander Henry Fall Quilt Market [...]

Quilt Drive for Central Texas Wildfires

{ Photo by Deanna Roy | used with permission } The last two days here in Austin have been surreal. The heat finally let up, and we are enjoying our first sub-100-degree days in months, but the winds that brought in the cool front also fueled several huge wildfires in the region. The county of [...]

4-H Sewing Skills Progress Chart

I was never a 4H kid, though there were plenty of them in my semirural high school. (See this beautiful post by Alicia if you’re not familiar, or if 4H was a mysterious subculture to you as a youth!) I thought they were just about raising livestock, but apparently they promote a wide range of [...]

Connecting Threads Fabric Design Contest: Voting Is Open!

The submissions to Connecting Threads’ Fabric Design Contest are closed and the voting has begun! There are a lot of amazing designs here. The entries are divided up into Characters/Animals, Floral/Botanical, Geometric/Decorative, and Novelty, so be sure to look through them all. You can vote for as many as you like. Feel free to campaign [...]

Textile Stew: 8/2/11

The British brand Horrockses is re-launching this month! See my previous posts on Horrockses. “Cotton that looks like silk” from Reese Scannell in Australia (via Red Pepper Quilts) Casey’s Elegant Musings on Sourcing Vintage Fabric (and new fabric for vintage styles) Previews Tanya Whelan’s new book (out in December) Tilly strike-offs from Daisy Janie Circa [...]

Westminster Spring/Summer 2011 Catalog

Westminster’s Spring/Summer 2011 catalog is online and available for download through Scribd. In it you can get close-up and personal with future collections including Amy Butler’s Organic Soul (and see which prints will be available on the voile, organic cotton, corduroy, and rayon challis), the new season of Kaffe Fassett Collective prints, Heather Bailey’s Garden [...]

Textile Stew: Cinco de Mayo Edition

Anna Maria Horner, together with Anchor and Westminster, has launched Anna Maria Needleworks, packages of pearl cotton and stranded embroidery floss that coordinate with her fabric collections. And if you’re going to Spring Market, or just live near SLC, join her at Piper’s Quilts & Comforts, 1944 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, on Friday, [...]