Monthly Archives: April 2012

Quilting Modern—A Collection of Improvisational Projects with Contemporary Flair by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen

On behalf of my blogging sisters, I want to start with a huge thank you to all our readers–we hit 100,000 views in our anniversary month. Thank you, thank you and keep coming! In my quilting life simplicity always trumps … Continue reading

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Whimsy to the Max – Tessuti Zoo

On my list of favorite things is a fantastic little shop in Pacific Grove, CA (nestled along the Monterey/Carmel Peninsula) called Tessuti Zoo. It’s a huge burst of color in a compact space overflowing with the phenomenal creations of owner … Continue reading

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Fabric, Embellishments & Books = The Bookmark Project (+ a TRIPLE Giveaway!)

(Note: This is–as promised–the post that got “displaced” by my March Madness.) The only collection in my house that challenges (maybe even exceeds) my fabric stash is my library of books. Cabinets and shelves; table and desk tops; even the … Continue reading

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Meet Christine Barnes . . . Give Color a Try and Enter the FREE Book Giveaway

A few years ago, I taught a workshop at one of my local guilds. While there I was fortunate enough to have Christine Barnes as my hostess for the duration of my visit. I think we had met briefly in … Continue reading

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Get In Print: You Can Design & Print Your Own Fabric via Spoonflower

I don’t know if I need another complication to add to my crazy crafting life, but I’ve got to spread the news about a fabulous newish resource because I know we’ve got readers who, if they haven’t dabbled yet, will … Continue reading

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April Block of the Month: Darra’s New Sample Block with Alex Anderson’s “Leila Rose” Collection

The Easter eggs have been found and the tax returns are filed (?), so it’s time for the April block of the month. Darra has created a masterpiece using fabrics from the Leila Rose collection by Alex Anderson for P&B Textiles. It’s a charming … Continue reading

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PTA: A Group of NC Textile Artists “Inspired By”…Everything!

When I was living in the  North Carolina mountains, and my quilting friends and I were in need of a little “uptown infusion,” we hopped in the car for the scenic, 90-mile journey to Asheville. Although small by some reckoning (population approximately 85,000), this historic … Continue reading

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One Year and 105 Posts Later: We’re Celebrating with a Group Fabric Challenge AND a Giveaway

For those of you who received our earlier draft, apologies! We hit that “publish” button a bit prematurely. This one is the real thing, and we’ve got lots to share. First up: this month, See How We Sew marks its first anniversary … Continue reading

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