Monthly Archives: May 2012

TPB Work Day!

computers + sewing machines = awesome Stay tuned for a re-cap of REPEAT so far!  We are halfway done with the competition, time flies!

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Giveaway Winner

Doris from made by a  brunnette loved Krissy Callahan’s Block Party design from the Tiny Dwelling challenge and is the lucky winner of the $50 dollar Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate. Congratulations Doris. Looking at the pictures of Quilt Market … Continue reading

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Checking out the Quilting Scene with Tammie Bennett

Denyse Schmidt’s book, Denyse Schmidt Quilts, was the first quilting book i ever read.  i read it over and over like an insanely good novel.  i never knew quilts could be so modern.  i really love her stacking the odds … Continue reading

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Checking out the Quilting Scene with Michele Rosenboom

So, for this month, we get to do a little research about the quilting world.  I spent a lot of time online, getting myself lost in a pinterest labyrinth and opening far too many tabs in my browser to be … Continue reading

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Checking out the Quilting Scene with Krissy Callahan

I don’t know much about quilting… if anything at all. But somehow I manage to spend several hours a week hanging out with beautiful quilt weight fabric. I work at Chicago’s The Needle Shop where I also teach screen printing … Continue reading

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Checking out the Quilting Scene with Krishna Chavda

This blog post assignment was a little bit of a challenge for me because I’m not actually a quilter.  I love fabric and patterns, yet I have never had the desire to cut fabric into little pieces then reassemble them … Continue reading

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Checking out the Quilting Scene with Jessica Pollak

On Monday I hopped on the first bus to NYC so I could check out the latest trends in patterns, illustration, and stationery.  I spent the whole day walking the Surtex (Licensing Art & Design), National Stationery Show and ICFF … Continue reading

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Quilt Market Reflections: Madeleine Roberg

As you all already know, when it comes to sewing Ellen and I are primarily quilters but while we have been indulging in our quilting passion over the last few years the sewist movement has steadily been gaining ground. One … Continue reading

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Quilt Market Reflections: Ellen Rushman

Quilt Market was pretty exciting! We saw so many exciting fabric designs, patterns, and notions, it is hard to decide where to start! Several of the REPEAT guest judges had booths at Market.  Susan Brown and Linda Warren bunked with … Continue reading

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Available at Spoonflower…Design Challenge Three!

The Spoonflower swatches are in!  Which means that the designs from the Map the Geography of Your Life challenge are available for purchase in our Spoonflower Shop! We have had tons of fun integrating the REPEAT designs into our quilting … Continue reading

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GIVEAWAY: Fat Quarter Shop

It’s time to share another $50 Gift Certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.  We’ve spotted the team from Fat Quarter Shop seeking out all the best new fabrics here at Quilt Market.  For your chance to pick your favorites from … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Four

Designers… Thanks for all your hard work so far for REPEAT!  At Market the last few days, we have seen how hard work pays off for your fellow designers like Melody Miller, Marcia Derse, and Monaluna.  Keep it up and … Continue reading

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Judge Remarks: Madeleine Roberg

  Congratulations Krishna on winning the Map the Geography of your Life challenge, we hope that one day a crowd of fabric loving women will be storming the escalator eager to get their hands on Krishna Chavda’s  latest collection. My … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Remarks: Linda Warren

I’m grateful for the opportunity to participate in REPEAT as a judge. What fun! I noticed some interesting similarities in this month’s designs. Almost everyone had a bright yellow (or close) in their solids. There was only one who didn’t … Continue reading

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Judge Remarks: Ellen Rushman

Wow!  What a fun challenge to see what you all came up with.  We weren’t sure how this more “personal” challenge would go over, but it seems like the designers enjoyed the prompt and they developed some awesome prints!  Congratulations … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Map the Geography of Your Life Challenge is…

Krishna Chavda! The judges loved the subtle integration of the actual street maps that define your life! And those colors! Talk about bright, cheerful, inviting…they were a hit! We can imagine both your prints in endless colorways, capturing the interest … Continue reading

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Whose JOURNEY is going to be in your next quilt?

Which fabric inspired you? Vote below to help determine the Reader’s Choice Award. The vote closes on Sunday, May 13th at midnight. You only get one vote so choose your JOURNEY wisely.

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