Category Archives: Design

Creative Nudge – Love Your Mother

Sometimes our art is more powerful than words. Often Artist-Activists can say things visually, that cannot be said in print or in speech. My experience making Rocky Mountain Poison for the Water is Life exhibit (premiered at the United Nations … Continue reading

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A Star is Born

Many thanks to our friends in Toronto who gave me such a warm welcome at the Quilt Canada Festival this week! My main reasons for attending were to be at the award ceremony (we sponsor the top Modern Quilt prize) … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Dutchess

Is there anything as fresh and irresistible as the patterns of blue and white china or porcelain? This week’s exclusive eQuilter Free Quilt Pattern is sure to be a sell-out, so if you are gushing over this quilt and this … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Hot Rods USA

This week’s Free Quilt Pattern features Classic Cars, American Hot Rods, and other Vintage Autos modified for speed. It is centered on a detailed Digital Printed panel with Street Rods and Custom Cars, from the 30’s & 40’s. Your favorite … Continue reading

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Quilt Market Preview – Part 2

Here are some more Designer Collections, Trends and Themes that we picked up at Quilt Market last week. Watch for these in our future newsletters over the next several months! Wanderlust by Paula Nadelstern Hydrangea Blue by Jackie Robinson Hopscotch … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Cosmic Kismet

One of our most popular fabric designers is Paula Nadelstern, whose kaleidoscope-inspired mandalas are prized by textile collectors around the world. Over the years I think we have carried 14 different collections designed by Paula, and we’ve sold thousands and … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Rainbow Ombres

During these polarized times when so many people want to define reality in terms of Black and White, we as artists and makers can choose to see the world in shades of colors….and the popularity of Ombre effects suddenly takes … Continue reading

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Spring Break

Sophie and I managed to salvage the last few days of our Spring Break plans, so I am writing to you from New York today. The wind and rain was so extreme Friday that it ripped our umbrella to shreds … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Shapes Can Be Trends Too!

This week I’d like to talk about how Shapes can be a trend, just like a color or a motif can be a trend in fabrics. The trend this week is… The Blob. Well seriously it is about organic shapes … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Organic Mid – Century Mod

One of the fun things about going to QuiltCon is seeing a seemingly endless collection of Mid-Century Modern interpretations. This piece was quilted by Laura Bennett, theme and colors by Jessica Levitt, blocks designed & constructed by the Central Jersey … Continue reading

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