Monthly Archives: March 2012

Design Challenge Two

Designers… Your second challenge is to create one fabric design that embodies the industrial revolution.  The industrial revolution is marked by the shift in production from homes to factories.  The production of many goods moved from within the hands of … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Remarks: Timna Tarr

Congratulations to Michele Rosenboom! She is in good company as there are great designers in the group. If this first challenge is any indication, we are going to see come interesting and fun things in the next few months. I … Continue reading

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And the Tiny Dwellings Design Challenge Winner is…

The winner of Design Challenge One is Michele Rosenboom! Michele’s tiny dwellings wowed the judges. Her use of color, scale and inspiration were exceptional.  Michele’s fabric will be used in a French Braid Quilt that will be displayed in TQM … Continue reading

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Tote Bag Giveaway Results

After a nail biting name draw, the winner of a custom screen printed REPEAT tote bag is Katrina Klauer!  Katrina wished for a tiny dwelling hideaway from her kids, and while we can’t deliver on that front, we hope your … Continue reading

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Vote for your Favorite Tiny Dwelling

Which tiny dwelling is your favorite?  Which one would be best in your next quilt?  Vote below to help determine the Reader’s Choice Award. The vote closes on Sunday, March 25th at midnight. You only get one vote so choose … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Leah Sorensen-Hayes

Leah Sorensen-Hayes’ Tiny Dwellings… I’m a sucker for a thatched roof, so my “Tiny Dwelling” designs zero in on the rondavels–one room, circular huts with conical, thatched roofs–of the Basotho people of Lesotho, South Africa.  Some of the huts are … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Michele Rosenboom

Michele Rosenboom’s Tiny Dwellings… What a whirlwind of creative energy has been going on in my studio in the last couple of days!  So many ideas, so little time. My studio is totally trashed, but…it’s a beautiful mess and it … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Krishna Chavda

Krishna Chavda’s Tiny Dwellings… I started off this first challenge thinking about nomadic homes, which tend to be tiny dwellings, from there I came up with mobile homes as the theme to my designs.  The first design, Little RV on … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Emelia Haglund

Emelia Haglund’s Tiny Dwellings… This first challenge came along so fast that I was at a loss. Wisconsin has been so unseasonably warm (record highs for days on end) that it has forced all the bulbs, and my grumpy winter … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Nicole Buxton

Nicole Buxton’s Tiny Dwellings: Birdhouse Beckons On a clear early morning in the spring, the backyard birds encircle their tiny dwelling. In the birdhouse, they protect and welcome their new arrivals. Nurtured through the summer months, the birds flee south … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Jessica Pollak

Jessica Pollak’s Tiny Dwellings… I had so much fun creating my “Tiny Dwelling” prints and thinking about the lives of the people who would live in these spaces. In Rhode Island we have a lot of old factories, banks and … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Ann Le

Ann Le’s Tiny Dwellings… What tiny tiny creature lives in your Tiny Dwelling? In the dwelling of CatHouse, there are seven cats that live in that specific dwelling.  In my spare time, I rescue and foster stray cats.  I currently … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Tammie Bennett

 Tammie Bennett’s Tiny Dwellings… i was so excited when i saw our first challenge :: tiny dwellings.  i love tiny.  i immediately thought of bird houses and tee pees.  i sketched out a couple designs and then put them away.  … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Emily Herr

Emily Herr’s Tiny Dwellings…   Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was my guiding star for my first pattern (Petites Planétes) – he’s the author and illustrator of The Little Prince. His images of the prince’s tiny planet came to mind when I … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Krissy Callahan

Krissy Callahan’s Tiny Dwellings… I couldn’t love this challenge more! Tiny dwellings are a small obsession of mine. They are my go-to doodle; my note books are full of tiny, boxy houses. I even have a tiny house design I … Continue reading

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Guest Judge: Vanessa Wilson

Vanessa Wilson is the creative genius behind The Crafty Gemini. Vanessa does it all, from cooking to woodworking, but her passion is quilts. She shares her crafty adventures on her YouTube channel and through her blog. Madeleine and Vanessa met … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Profile: Kathy Mack

Kathy Mack is a passionate maker of things.  Her company, Pink Chalk Fabrics, has it all!  From awesome fabric to an amazing array of patterns for quilts, clothes, and bags, Kathy keeps modern sewists happy. We tempt fate by perusing … Continue reading

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