Category Archives: Trends

Love Your Mother – Quilt Challenge – Big News

The news is still coming in but we hope our quilter friends (and their quilts!) are all safe and sound in Texas. Today has been a fantastic experience at our Dairy Arts Center, with quilt artists who have come from … Continue reading

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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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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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Hello from San Jose

Tonight I am writing to you from San Jose, California. I lived here when I was 4 years old! Tomorrow I will be giving my power point lecture on “International Quilt Trends” at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & … Continue reading

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Happy Summertime!

Today we are home, sharing a quiet birthday celebration with our daughter Sophie who is turning 15 today. Her birthday request is to go see Wonder Woman! My summer vegetable garden is in, and the heat is pushing my tomatoes … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – What’s Your Spirit Animal?

Have you noticed, it’s kind of hip to ask someone “What’s your Spirit Animal?” The topic seems to be in the air, because I also see tee-shirts saying things like “Coffee is my Spirit Animal”. Huh? In case you are … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Buzzing in my Garden

As I am sure you know, eQuilter gives 2% of sales to a carefully vetted list of charities, and tonight I was happy to attend a Rainforest Action Network (RAN) event as a corporate sponsor, where Paul Hawken spoke about … 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 – 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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Happy National Quilting Day

Guess what? The 3rd Saturday in March is National Quilting Day, and that’s today! We know we don’t have to tell you that, to get you in front of your sewing machine, or to pick up your needle and thread … Continue reading

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