Monthly Archives: April 2012

Thoughts on Color from Emelia Haglund

First off, thanks everyone! I was genuinely shocked and thrilled to win the last round, more so after seeing the other great designs. I’m so pleased that through the simplicity you were able to see something useful. I really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Color from Michele Rosenboom

First of all, congratulations to Emelia on her win for the last challenge.  I hope you did a little victory dance and made time to do something fun to celebrate!  Also, I want to give a quick shout out to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Color from Krishna Chavda

I really enjoyed working on the Industrial Revolution challenge.  Drawing the details like nuts, screws, and wheels on the old looms was really fun, especially since I was not so concerned about the drawn loom being in the right proportions … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Color from Krissy Callahan

When I was four, I wanted to be Rainbow Brite.   And while I no longer talk to an imaginary horse or carry sprinkles in my pockets, a love of bright colors has stuck with me.  One example I’d like to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Color from Jessica Pollak

I can’t believe it’s Round Three… I thought last month’s challenge was super tough, but this month’s topic is even harder!  Congrats to Emelia on her win!  I loved how personal her approach was to this challenge and I was … Continue reading

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GIVEAWAY Winner!

Congratulations to Sara, the winner of a TPB tote bag and Aurifil thread pack! Sara’s favorite fabric was Tammie Bennett’s Tiny Dwellings print! Sara said she would make a wee pair of boy’s shorts! Stay tuned for updates from the … Continue reading

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Mapping the Geography of a Creative Life

Here at TPB we have been thinking about the challenge we have presented our designers with, and we decided to map the crafty geography of our own lives. There were a thousand avenues we could have explored but we stayed … Continue reading

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Industrial Revolution Fabric Available Now @Spoonflower!

Head on over to our Spoonflower shop to peruse all the Industrial Revolution fabric now available for sale! And don’t forget the Giveaway…

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GIVEAWAY: Aurifil Thread + TPB Tote

Two rounds of competition down and lots more excitement to come! We have some Aurifil thread and a screen printed TPB/REPEAT tote bag that we want to give to YOU…For a chance to win, all you have to do is … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Three

Designers, The competition is heating up…the last round of judging was very difficult. Your third design challenge is to map the geography of your life.  Where have you been? Where are you now? Where are you going?  Take us on … Continue reading

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Judge Remarks: Ellen Rushman

It has been super fun to see the creativity flow among the REPEAT contenders!  One of the reasons Madeleine and I dreamed up this competition is that we perceived a bit of a disconnect between the quilting and surface design … Continue reading

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Judge Remarks: Madeleine Roberg

Congratulations Emelia on your outstanding interpretation of the Industrial Revolution! The developments in cloth production during the Industrial Revolution truly shaped our history and your design captures this in a modern and fresh perspective. Ellen and I have both dabbled … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Industrial Revolution Design Challenge is….

The winner of the Industrial Revolution challenge is Emelia Haglund!  Emelia’s design, inspired by changes in weaving during the Industrial Revolution and the Jacquard loom, was awesome from afar and up close.  Emelia’s use of color was appealing and unique … Continue reading

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Whose REVOLUTION do you want to be a part of?

Which Industrial Revolution fabric inspired you?  Which one would look amazing in your next quilt?  Vote below to help determine the Reader’s Choice Award. The vote closes on Sunday, April 15th at midnight. You only get one vote so choose … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Two: Krissy Callahan

Where as tiny dwellings started with immediate sketching and brain storms, the industrial revolution challenge was more of a slow burn. Not that the topic wasn’t inspiring, it just was that I wasn’t sure exactly what it meant.  I had … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Two: Michele Rosenboom

    It was so fun to see everyone’s workspaces. (Thanks, ladies!) I am so excited to see what everyone has come up with for this challenge. It’s always fascinating to see how others interpret the same topic. For me, … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Two: Leah Sorensen-Hayes

What struck me when I did an initial Google search of Industrial Revolution images were the rows and rows and rows of machines in the early factories and rows and rows and rows of cables and girders in the iron … Continue reading

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