Monthly Archives: August 2017

Creative Nudge – Stitching Mastery

One of the quilting trends I see rising strongly, is dense creative stitching in white negative space. This is happening not just in Modern Quilts, but also in Art Quilts and Traditional Quilts. It ranges from All-White Whole cloth Quilts, … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Raccoon Ravine

Nature lovers rejoice! Hoffman’s ‘Call of the Wild’ collection is an eQuilter favorite, and our Raccoon Ravine pattern captures the essence of winter’s dreamy wilderness. The calling of geese flying south is muffled by a misty snowfall, while the curious … Continue reading

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A Stitching Revolution

Tonight I am writing to you from Birmingham England, after spending the last couple days at the Festival of Quilts here. It is always fascinating to see how small and large trends develop and evolve, as I travel around the … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Infinite Expressions

This week’s exclusive Free Quilt Pattern features our spectacular, digitally printed Artisan Spirit Expressions panel, depicting the heavens in a splendid range of cosmic color. Multicolor nebula squares are alternately set between coordinating chevron blocks, finished with one bold, fiery … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Lotus Therapy

As I prepare to fly to England later today, I thought I’d share some images from my day at the Lotus Blossom Festival in the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC. Last month during my trip to Sacred Threads, Donna … Continue reading

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Free Quilt Pattern – Color Flow

Caryl Bryer Fallert is an icon and matriarch of the art quilt movement (and the quilt textile industry) because of her stunning use of design and COLOR. Her quilts and her fabric designs have been inspiring us for decades, and … Continue reading

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Ripe Tomatoes & Shakespeare

Every year August seems to come faster, and suddenly we are talking about Back To School tasks and ripening tomatoes. However August also brings the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK, which is the biggest annual quilting event in Europe. … Continue reading

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Free Quilt Pattern – Holiday Grandeur

What is it about a sparkling snow-covered Christmas Tree that is so magical? Is it the quiet beauty of a winter morning after a storm, or the clean classic beauty of the Blue and White color combination? This week’s Free … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Weekend in the Redwoods

Happy August! Last night I got home from my quick trip to San Jose in California. Many thanks to all of you who showed up for my lecture – it was great to see you! We all enjoyed the premier … Continue reading

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Free Quilt Pattern – Winter Wonderland

This week’s Free Quilt Pattern celebrates the snowy season, with a peaceful gathering of deer, wolves, owls, moose and polar bears against a sparkling winter landscape. The unique polar wildlife scenes are framed with three hues of delicate snowflake coordinates, … Continue reading

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