Posts tagged ‘quilting’

Blog Tour/Giveaway: The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman

I know we’ve barely gotten started with the Quilt Market blitz, but let’s take a moment, shall we, to sit down to take a breather with the lovely miss Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson!. I have always loved her approach to quiltmaking. I think of it as a very modern, clean, graphic approach to the [...]

Interview: Darlene Zimmerman on Betty Dear, Feedsacks, and More

Most people know Darlene Zimmerman from her enormously popular, feedsack-inspired collections for Robert Kaufman, but this tour de force (and very lovely lady) also happens to be a designer of patterns and quilting tools, a published textile historian, an in-demand leader of quilting workshops, and a very accomplished quilter. We are grateful that she found [...]

Textile Stew: 9/30/10

Jessica’s roundup of people that have copied her Amusement Park fabrics made me kind of ill. I’m jealous of Blempgorf’s latest vintage fabric score. Makes me wish I could make it to Antique Weekend in Round Top, TX this week, but I’ll have to wait till the spring show. This quilt is just extraordinary, and [...]

Blog Tour/Giveaway: City Quilts by Cherri House

Today I’m thrilled to host the grand finale of Cherri House‘s blog tour to celebrate her new book City Quilts. OK, confession — I was just late in asking to be included, so Cherri was kind enough to tack me on to the end of the tour! Jessica is the rightful grand-finale host, but I [...]

Guest Post: Tula Pink on Plume

First off, big thanks to True Up for inviting me back to talk about Plume, my newest collection for Moda Fabrics. Plume was an opportunity for me to go a little bit further in my design process. The main goal was to drown in detail, the kind of detail that you need muck boots to [...]

Liberty + V&A

Liberty of London and the Victoria & Albert Museum have teamed up to release a collection of 18 quilting prints to coincide with the V&A exhibition Quilts 1700-2010, which will be on display March 20-July 4 of this year. The fabrics will be released in March but are now available for pre-order through the V&A [...]

Michael Miller: Hedgehog and Big E

Two more collections freshly posted to the Michael Miller website are Hedgehog and Big E — novelty and mostly-geometric collections, respectively, that coordinate with one another. These are in-house collections that I assume were designed by Kathy Miller — I’ll have to find out what/who “Big E” refers to — I’m intrigued! Related posts: Fall [...]

Laura Gunn: Poppy

Michael Miller has a few new collections up on their website (some not shown at the Fall Quilt Market, AFAIK) including Poppy by Laura Gunn. This is Laura’s second collection, following last summer’s Lantern Bloom. Poppy comes in three colorways: Spice (deep orange and denim blue), Aqua (turqoise and lime with pops of red) and [...]

Guest Post: Quilting for Peace Author Katherine Bell on Housetop Quilts

Though the focus of True Up is “fabric for fabric’s sake,” occasionally a sewing or quilting topic comes along that is just too good too pass up. When STC Craft wrote me to ask if I’d like to host Katherine Bell, author of the spectacular new book Quilting for Peace, on her blog tour, I [...]