Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We want to hear from you!

It's hard to believe but, with the arrival of the Spring/Summer issue of Quilting Celebrations only a week or so away, we're hard at work on the Fall/Winter issue! Thankfully, all of the projects were designed in cooler weather because we're warming up fast and it's hard to design for the holidays in the heat of the desert. But, I'm working on some of the features and I'd like to hear your answer to this question;

Gift wrap or gift cards? I you buy/make gifts or rely on gift cards for your giving at the holidays?

Your answer may be published in the Fall/Winter issue so give this some though and let me know what you have to say on the subject! Post your answer as a comment here or go to the QC Facebook page and comment on the post there. One more thing - I'll need to hear from you within the next week if you'd like a chance a chance at being included.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Just Beachy!

As the weather begins to warm up (we've already hit 100 degrees here in Phoenix!) it's time to start thinking about creative summertime projects.

Here's a new collection of embroidery designs that are "Just Beachy"! They're perfect for towels, t-shirts, napkins and placemats or even the 12" mini quilt I've designed for our Embroidery Club at my Quilt & Create Studio. The project sheet is a bonus included with your purchase of the embroidery files available here:

I'm ready for a day at the beach - how about you?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Pretty in Pinks" for Mother's Day

Take a look at the project on this month's Quilting Celebrations with Patrick Lose and featured in the Spring/Summer issue of Quilting Celebrations, available May 3rd!

In the magazine, you'll get templates and instructions for creating the hand embroidered applique table topper. If you're a machine embroiderer, we offer the digitized files for machine embroidery applique here.

Make it either way and you'll have a wonderful gift for Mom or a great decoration for yourself!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fabric, anyone?

Wanna see something CRAZY? Take a look at all of the new fabrics coming soon - including new yarn-dyed wovens, Kona Colorworks II. Then, imagine that this is only about half of what's coming in the next few months! WOO HOO!!!! I can't wait to get my hands on it :))))

I'd love to hear which one "speaks" to you the most. If you'd like to participate in our poll, click here.