Monthly Archives: August 2014

Happy Labor Day!

This week we have a new video on how to mix batiks with large scale tropical floral prints. We hope it will give you some ideas about what to do with those gorgeous big flowers that are still folded up … Continue reading

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eQuilter Exclusive Free Pattern – Postcards from Italy

Do you dream of traveling to Italy? Whether you hold sweet memories of Bella Italia, or you dream of a trip to Italy in the future, this Exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern is the stuff of Italian Dreams! Fabrics featured include … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – For the Love of Paper

It seems like the more we delve into possibilities and expressions of the Digital Age, the more we begin to treasure and collect more tangible objects from a previous age… the Paper Age. I started collecting antique books over 30 … Continue reading

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Trends are a Funny Thing

As a lifelong trend watcher, I get a kick out of watching the seeds of trends that are planted, and sometimes grow beyond our expectations. The movie Frozen is one of those that became a mega-trend, as evidenced by the … Continue reading

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Free Quilt Pattern – Sugar Skull Dancers

Dia de los Muertos is a colorful celebration that comes to us from Mexico. Dancing skeletons, sugar skulls, and flowers are all a part of The Day of the Dead, which honors friends and loved ones who are deceased. Now … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Passion for Paisley

This week's inspiration comes from an antique hand-hooked rug that I photographed in Jaipur last September, during my tour of India. Although paisleys are associated with India, and have developed into an infinite range of mutations throughout the world, there … Continue reading

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Textiles Treasures…Around the World and Home Again

This last week several people I know in the quilting world have lost loved ones, and with the loss of Robin Williams (whose Mork and Mindy show was set in Boulder), I've been thinking about how precious and unpredictable this … Continue reading

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Free Quilt Pattern – Snowy Express

Legendary Trains traveling across a magical snowy landscape, are the stuff of Winter Solstice Dreams. Enter this Arctic fantasy, and you can almost feel the icy wind on your cheeks, and hear the haunting whistle of the steam engine. This … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Dancing for Joy

What's your secret for getting those Creative Juices flowing? How do you kick your Inspiration into high gear? Some do it by playing their favorite music. Some by going for a run or walk to clear their head. How about … Continue reading

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Free Patterns, Fresh Peaches, and Birmingham Quilt Fest

Are you getting all 3 of our weekly newsletters? If not, I want to bring to your attention our Midweek Creative Nudge, and our Friday Free Pattern Newsletter. The popularity of these 2 newsletters is growing like crazy, so check … Continue reading

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