Monthly Archives: February 2014

Creative Nudge – Party Time!

It's Carnivale in Venice, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and Brazilian Carnival in Rio de Janiero! You don't need a feathered headdress or sequin-covered costume to join the party! Take a little trip to Venezia this week, with our Carnivale … Continue reading

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Olympic Patchwork

I think by now every quilter in the world knows that the graphics for the Sochi Olympics in Russia are the image of a diamond patchwork quilt. We've had many queries from quilters asking if this fabric is available, if … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Spike It Up

I am writing to you from Las Vegas, where I am attending a fashion trade show, checking out the textile trends for 2015! This week I am sharing some color inspiration with you from the Tokyo Quilt Festival. This is … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Influences

Sophie and I finally got out to see the movie "Frozen" this weekend, and I was so charged up by the beautiful winter imagery. Of course I realize that many of you are buried in snow and ice and might … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Star Power

Above is a detail from the 3rd place quilt in the "WA" category, at the recent Tokyo Quilt Festival. I just love the interplay of colors in this piece, but I also love the contrast of the stripes and the … Continue reading

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By Popular Demand

Due to popular demand, we now have 3 weekly newsletters. You can opt in or opt out of any, at any time. I mention this because I have had so many queries about opting IN for our Midweek Creative Nudge, … Continue reading

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eQuilter Free Pattern – Winter Olympics

As the world comes together in peaceful competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia…eQuilter brings you this Olympic Commemorative Quilt Pattern, featuring the "Winter Olympics" collection from Quilting Treasures. Our latest free pattern features the main design "Tribute … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – The Power of Hex

They say that good things come in small packages, and the quilted handbag display at the Tokyo Quilt Festival is a great example of this homily. This section of the quilt show is always packed, because everyone wants to see … Continue reading

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ABBA, Broncos & Bears

Despite the fact that the Denver Broncos are in the Super Bowl on Sunday, I am still making plans to be creative in the afternoon, then drive to see Mamma Mia in downtown Denver while the streets are empty. A … Continue reading

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