Monthly Archives: May 2014

eQuilter Free Pattern – Imperial Flight

Imagine a peaceful morning in the mountains of Japan… in this week's eQuilter Exclusive Free Pattern. Graceful cranes take flight against the silhouette of forested hills, as a misty light illuminates the sky. Golden speckles of stardust outline the shapes … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – For the Love of Morris

I've had a crush on William Morris since I was a girl, but it took a long time for me to realize who he was and what his designs were all about. In the early 90's I took a trip … Continue reading

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Quilt Market Preview – Part 2

Last weekend we attended Quilt Market, and placed our orders for the next several months. Here is Part 2 of our Quilt Market preview. These are some of our favorite collections – which will be arriving here at eQuilter through … Continue reading

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eQuilter Exclusive Free Pattern – Lights Champagne Action!

If you've been to Las Vegas, you know that it is a crazy heart-pounding combination of Hollywood glitz, James Bond style, and champagne dreams. The flashy bright lights, the irresistible people-watching, & the Bigger-Than-Life interior & exterior decor, all add … Continue reading

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Walking Dogs and Walking Shows

Whew! It has been a very busy week, with 3 days in Pittsburgh for Quilt Market, and 3 days in New York for Design Week. As you may know, I lived in New York while I worked on 7th Avenue, … Continue reading

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Quilt Market Preview – posted May 17

I am writing to you today from the cafeteria of the Pittsburgh Conference Center, as we are attending Spring Quilt Market. It has been an exciting market, starting off with a preview copy of the Downton Abbey Sewing Magazine. (and … Continue reading

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eQuilter Exclusive Free Pattern – Cup of Elegance

We love our Teatime rituals, our collections, and our socializing that revolve around tea. A special antique teacup, imported tea leaves, and friends who like to join us to sip and chat…all of these are comforting rituals that link us … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Magic Moment

For most of us in the Northern Hemisphere, May signals an explosion of color and fragrance in our flower gardens, filling us with inspiration that can be translated into future floral quilts and sewing projects. Sometimes I meet a flower … Continue reading

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DAR Museum Video Tour

Last weekend I was in Arlington Virginia at theannual SAQA conference, and one of thosedays Bonnie McCaffery and I snuck out to Washington DC to do a video tour ofthe DAR Museum, and interview the Textile, Quilt & Costume curator … Continue reading

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eQuilter Free Pattern – The Golden Age

This week's eQuilter Free Pattern is for New Yorkers, and all the rest of us who love the culture, sophistication, and elegance of the Cosmopolitan Life. We are featuring the 'Renaissance Man' collection by Maria Kalinowski of Kanvas Studio for … Continue reading

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