Posts tagged ‘denyse schmidt’

Denyse Schmidt’s Improvisational Patchwork Workshop

{ I played with scraps while I waited for blocks to be passed to me } I was lucky enough to nab a spot in Denyse Schmidt‘s Improvisational Patchwork class on Sunday, the last day of Quiltcon. I am self-taught so this was actually my first quilting class ever. As anyone who has taken this [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit

FreeSpirit fabrics have a special place in my heart — probably because they were the ones who brought us Amy Butler fabric. Do you remember how exciting that was??? I feel like that’s now “back in the day,” that’s how long it’s been. (Is this where I confess that I took a stack of Amy [...]

See You Next Week!

I am getting my quilt market schedule and assignments ready for my six-count-’em-six gracious assistants, so I will have to bow out of posting this week. Do follow me on Facebook and Twitter for live-from-Houston Quilt Market updates Friday-Monday, and we’ll get posting with the usual in-depth coverage starting Tuesday. I’ll leave you with some [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Denyse Schmidt

Like a lot of other “Modern Quilter” hoodlums, the first quilting book I ever owned was Denyse Schmidt Quilts. It completely shaped the way I make quilts, so of course I was a bit intimidated to meet The Denyse Schmidt! Denyse’s new fabric collection Chicopee (arriving in stores third quarter of 2012!) is bright and [...]

Denyse Schmidt: Meadowlark

DS Quilts’ (Denyse Schmidt’s) newest collection for Jo-Ann and Spotlight is called Meadowlark. It should be in stores very soon, if not already. Check out Denyse’s Facebook Page for more images. And, did you catch the preview of Denyse’s next collection for FreeSpirit, called Chicopee, on the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog? Between these and her [...]

Fabric Fives: Ayumi Mills

{ Ringo Pie Bee Block by Ayumi Mills } I’ve gotten such a great response to the Fabric Fives posts I’ve been doing with authors on blog tours, I thought I would expand it to include everyone whose sewing, quilting, or tastes in fabric I admire. Ayumi Mills of Pink Penguin was one of the [...]

Preview: Sugar Creek by Denyse Schmidt

Sugar Creek is the next DS Quilts collection for Joann Fabrics (U.S.) and presumably also Spotlight in Australia. It is expected to arrive in Joann stores in late August, according to Denyse Schmidt on Facebook. It looks like it will coordinate splendidly with Picnic and Fairground, the first DS Quilts collections that were released earlier [...]

New Denyse Schmidt Fabrics at Joann Fabrics and Crafts

{ image from Heather Ross’ blog } Denyse Schmidt is working with Fabric Traditions to produce fabrics especially for chain stores, under the name DS Quilts. Be assured, though, that the fabrics are of a higher quality than typical chain-store quilting cottons! The fabrics are arriving now at Joann Fabrics and Crafts in the U.S. [...]

Textile Stew: 3/28/11

Denyse Schmidt has a new quilting pattern with McCall’s based on her Spool quilt. The Project Selvage deadline has passed, but there are two weeks left to submit a pattern for the Steven Alan Pattern Design Challenge on Threadless. Ever Kelly has great tips for sewing felt. And over on BurdaStyle, a nice detailed article [...]