Monthly Archives: October 2016

Quilt Market Preview – Part 1

Tonight I am writing to you from the convention center in Houston, where we’ve spent our first day previewing and ordering the latest designer, digital and licensed collections from our top suppliers at Quilt Market. I’ll be staying for Festival, … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Pristine Wilderness

This week’s exclusive eQuilter Free Quilt Pattern features one of the most gorgeous Northwoods-themed panels we have ever carried – a Hoffman digital print with realistic detailed wildlife portraits. These animal vignettes are set on point, alternating with Southwest-inspired pieced … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Purple & Orange

I’ve just uploaded another big batch of photos from the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK, and as I browsed through the images, this quilt by Oksana Mader (Kaleidoscope of Life and Love) really caught my eye…particularly the central star … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Dazzling Dragonflies

Enter into a magical world, full of crystalline dragonfly wings, in this week’s Free Quilt Pattern. Mysterious dragonflies buzz over a Lily Pond, with gold metallic starbursts shimmering and swirling…reflected on still waters. This 54″ x 71″ quilt pattern uses … Continue reading

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Women Who Inspire Us

Throughout my life, I have been inspired by many female mentors who have made a huge difference in my life. Tonight at the Association for Sewing and Design Professionals Conference in Vancouver BC, my teacher and mentor Connie Crawford is … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Rhapsody in Blue

With Art Nouveau elegance and symmetrical grace, this week’s Free Exclusive pattern features Peacocks with gilded feathers, accented with curling ferns, and alternating with blocks of tumbling peacock feathers. This generous 62″ x 77″ quilt combines the rich artistry of … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Angels & Ombres

I don’t know about you, but I am pretty tired of the news lately. Tonight I wanted to give you something peaceful and uplifting, so I picked two of my favorite kinds of fabrics: Angels and Ombres! The central photo … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Spirit of the Buffalo

This very special Free Quilt Pattern honors Native Americans and their Totems or Spirit Animals, featured in the central panel. Kokopelli dances in the large pieced blocks that make up the large border around the panel, along with distinctive Powwow … Continue reading

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A New Quilt TV Show!

Surprise! There is a new quilting TV show coming early next year on PBS, featuring the work of Modern Quilters, and it is called “Fresh Quilting”! And….this week I was on a trip to the TV studio as corporate sponsor … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Nature Studies

Your eQuilter exclusive pattern this week features elegantly framed wild animals set in majestic natural landscapes, creating a powerful collection of mighty wildlife. The realistic detail of these magnificent panels transports you to the secret, magical world of elephants, zebras, … Continue reading

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