Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Vintage Notions

My good friend, Amy Barickman, has done it again. Her new book, Amy Barickman's Vintage Notions, was recently released and, as with everything she does, Amy has given her all to this project. I love what I've seen so far. My copy is on its way and I can't wait to get it. This is a book I'll actually read because I know Amy has gathered together a really wonderful collection of inspirations from the past, which always get my creative juices flowing.

Please take some time to visit Amy's blog and let her tell you all about the book as only she can. Her passion for it is infectious and I know you'll love hearing what she has to say. Be sure to pick up a copy for yourself. This is one of those books that will inspire generation after generation of creative folks like us!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Quilting Celebrations cover revealed!

I know I've been a tease - only showing you little bits of projects from Quilting Celebrations. But I was sworn to secrecy.

No more! I'm really happy to be able to finally show you the full cover of QC and let you see some of the projects that will be included and give you a taste of the "party" I hope to bring you.

So, here it is. You can click on the cover to get an enlarged view. I sure hope you like it and that it gets the creative juices flowing. There are 18 projects included and they offer something for everyone.

I hope you'll request it at your local quilt shop. Tell them they can get the ordering information on my blog, in the post below.

So, what do you think? Does it look like a celebration you'd like to be a part of? I hope so. We'd love to hear your thoughts.


More ordering info

I hear that some shop owners have had problems reaching someone at the number provided for ordering Quilting Celebrations. Here are some more names and numbers that might help:

LaRita Godfrey 801-816-8410

Claudia Mann 801-816-8366

Becky Cude 801-816-8393

LaRita assures me that, even though they are on the phone a lot, they will get back to you if you leave a message. From what she told us, Quilting Celebrations is already selling well (in her words it's HOT) and they're very excited about it. Thanks so much for your support of this new endeavor for me/US.

I just got the exciting news from my Art Director, Tony, that the magazine is on it's way to production and, for real, you'll see it in September! Now I can take a deep breath and move on to the next bit of fun. I hope you're along for the ride :)


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Halloween ships September 1st!

For those who have been asking, you can now place your orders for the September 1st shipping of my Happy Halloween embroidery collection. Do it soon and you'll receive a 10% discount off of the manufacturer's suggested retail price. This is a limited time offer.

Order now at www.patricklose.net or by calling 623-414-9464. Get those Halloween projects started!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy Halloween embroidery!

No more sneak peeks - I can finally show you the entire Happy Halloween embroidery collection and, within the next day or so, you'll be able to place your orders for September 1st shipping! Click on the photo to enlarge and then visit my website for more details.

I hope you like this one as much as I do. I can't wait to see what wonderful things you'll make using the designs. I'd love to hear what you think.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

New kid on the block

We've been posting on the Facebook pages and tweeting about the fact that my 3 existing Scribbles prints for Robert Kaufman are going away (except for a select few of the colorways) to make room for my newest Scribbles print, Meander. Well, it's time I let the cat out of the bag and show you why I'm so excited to bring you this new "textural" print for discriminating quilters ;-)

Meander is scheduled for a mid-November release but you'll be seeing more of it well before then when I get my hands on some of the sample yardage to use in new projects. It has that same "shadowed line-work" effect as its predecessors and, in my opinion, the mottling of the ground and the shadows have really been perfected in this new print. I can't wait to see the sense of depth it will bring to quilted pieces. Best of all, there's a beautiful range of 23 colors to start. Here's a sampling of a summery spectrum. Keep your eyes out here and on Facebook for the latest info on it's upcoming release.

In addition, we're adding 9 new colors to each of the Fizz and Dot-to-Dot collections! I'm ecstatic about this because I've been missing some of the new colors when I go to pick fabrics for new projects. I've taken your suggestions into consideration when selecting the new palette so I hope you'll like what's coming in October.

That's all for now. It's Quilt Cafe at the studio this morning and I'm loving it. If you're in Phoenix, come join us!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Halloween embroidery

With all of the hustle and bustle going on around here over getting the Winter issue of Quilting Celebrations out the door, I keep forgetting to give you peeks of other things going on.

I'm really excited about my new embroidery collections coming soon from Amazing Designs. I've been getting the stitch-outs/proofs a little at a time and the quality of the digitizing is wonderful! There's going to be instructions for a bonus project on the CD and I wanted you to get the first look at it.

Here's a pic of the mini banner I designed using two of the designs from the collection (you can click the image to enlarge). It's a great little project to complete in an evening and its manageable size and a fun hanger make it easy to find a place for it to be displayed when you're finished making it.

The jack-o'-lantern is a motif from my "Boo to You!" pattern and is applique embroidery which is super popular right now. I chose my Satinesque Stripe, in orange, for the pumpkin and it worked perfectly. In black, the same print is great for the borders and binding. The candy corn motif is perfect for the corner blocks or for scattering all over your other embroidered Halloween pieces.

I'll have more to show you soon from this Halloween collection but there's also a Christmas collection coming. So, those of you who have been waiting so long for new designs from me will have lots of new embroideries to choose from. Be watching my website to get yours as soon as they're available! I believe the Halloween collection comes out at the end of this month :)

The drawing board is calling me so that's all for now. I hope all is well with you.