Monthly Archives: October 2015

Free Pattern – Peaceful Winter Animals

Capture the magic of a silent snowy forest, with this week’s exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern, made with a wildlife panel, and carefully selected Hoffman hand-dyes. Silver and gold metallic shimmers in the main prints, giving the impression of sparkling snowflakes. … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Quilted Girls

Hello from the International Quilt Festival in Houston! Last night I was at the IQA World of Beauty Award Ceremony, where over $94,000. in cash awards was handed out to 94 winners. The state of California had the highest number … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Mirabelle Dreams

Celebrate the beauty of Mirabelle with this enchanting quilt using the whimsical designs of Santoro’s Girlhood Dream illustrations. The design features lovely portrait frames in soft, vintage colors and delicate detail, and is sure to be cherished by everyone young … Continue reading

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Quilt Market Previews – Part 1

After a 5 hour delay, we finally made it to Houston before the remnants of Hurricane Patricia arrived in Texas. Today has been a whirlwind, visiting 10 of our top suppliers, ordering fantastic fabrics that will arrive in our warehouse … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Minion Mania

Is it possible to have too many Minions? No! This week’s exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern has Big Minions, Little Minions, Packed Minions, Tossed Minions, and Stacked Minions. For those who collect Minion Memes, perhaps you can add a Minion quote … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Flamenco Colors

This week, as I prepare to head off for Quilt Market in Houston, I have one more travel story from Cuba. On the last day of our week in Havana, we were treated to a performance at the Lizt Alfonso … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Aurora Borealis Wild Creatures

This dramatic (Free!) pattern celebrates the wildlife of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, highlighting the pristine environment in which they live. Bald Eagles, Orcas, Owls, Bears, Wolves and Loons are set in swirling marbled colors on a Black background, like … Continue reading

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eQuilter’s Charity Story

We finally have the Australian Patchwork and Quilting issue in stock, with a lovely article about eQuilter’s charity work for Mission of Love and other organizations around the world. A special thanks to Stephanie Squadrito and APQ staff for featuring … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Animal Alphabet Friends

This week’s exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern features a delightful Alphabet panel, pieced into a 59″ x 72″ quilt with a fresh palette of midtone hand-dyes. White Pearlescent Fairy Frost in the sashing gives this a shimmering effect, setting off the … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – the Colors of Cuba

It has been 10 days since I returned from Cuba, and the colors are still haunting me. I keep playing salsa music in my studio, and I am still craving black beans and rice. Art is alive and well in … Continue reading

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