Monthly Archives: June 2012

Michele Rosenboom’s Favorite Handmade Object

I have lots of favorite handmade things from all stages of my life.  There’s the vintage dress that my mom sewed from one of my grandmother’s old blouses when I was little; the handkerchief with crocheted edges that my grandmother … Continue reading

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Krissy Callahan’s Favorite Handmade Object

My most favorite handmade item happens to be two spectacular, hand painted, Chicago dance hall posters from the 1940s.               I acquired them a couple years ago from an estate sale. I must admit, … Continue reading

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Tammie Bennett’s Favorite Handmade Object

one of my most favorite handmade goods is a picture my daughter drew when she was 6.  one day i walked down the hallway of our house and i saw this taped to the wall :: it’s her version of … Continue reading

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And the Giveaway Winner is…

Fran from the Etsy shop Franeni.  Fran wrote: “I look for interesting “props” for my drawings & paintings. My favorite finds are often boots & shoes….my all time favorite was an old cameo….the lady is in profile with a bird … Continue reading

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GIVEAWAY

The upcoming design challenge is centered on the idea of the flea market!  Share with our designers what your favorite flea market, thrift store, or yard sale finds have been for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Five

Flea markets are full of amazing treasures… For this challenge we want to integrate all the fun finds you dream of finding at the flea market. Right now, between the two of us, we are totally obsessed with footstools, teapots, … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Remarks: Robbi Joy Eklow

When I judge a quilt show, ribbons are given out and no one has to leave the competition, so this was harder than I was expecting. The fact that I liked all of the fabrics didn’t make it any easier. … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Remarks: Sandra Sider

Way to go, Michele!  You had some tough competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed the judging process.  But in the end, your snazzy interpretation of “Up in the Air” took the prize.  Your primary pattern “Dream Catcher” held my eye, and … Continue reading

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Judge Remarks: Madeleine Roberg

Congratulations Michele on another outstanding design. You have a great grasp on how to transform your inspiration into something completely new without losing the essence of your inspiration. When we were discussing this design challenge, I was secretly hoping for … Continue reading

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Judge Remarks: Ellen Rushman

I loved the designs this month!  Up in the Air was a really broad challenge, and we had a wide range of interpretations and points of inspiration.  Congratulations to Michele for winning the challenge and the Reader’s Choice Award! I … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Up in the Air Challenge is…

Michele Rosenboom!  All the judges agreed that Michele’s designs were lovely and the dream catcher motif was a great interpretation of the design challenge.  The readers were in agreement since Michele also won the Reader’s Choice Award. Judge Remarks: Dramatic … Continue reading

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Whose Fabric Would You Make a Cape With To Soar Up High?

Which Up In The Air Collection do you envision using in your next sewing project? Vote below to help determine the Reader’s Choice Award. The vote closes on Sunday, June 17th at midnight. You only get one vote so choose … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Four: Michele Rosenboom

Designers are notorious for having their “head in the clouds”.  It’s inherent to who we are to believe that the impossible is possible, and to look for solutions that aren’t immediate or obvious.  Simply put…we’re dreamers.  For this challenge, we … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Four: Jessica Pollak

Growing up I loved the humid, muggy summers of Maryland. Summertime was ripe with endless possibility and freedom!  My days were often spent with my younger brother and sister at the local pool or at camp making friendship bracelets and … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Four: Krissy Callahan

  What a great theme for a challenge!  My initial ideas were all flight focused, mainly because my little brother just graduated from the Naval Academy and is headed to Florida to train as a Navy pilot! But my skills … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Four: Tammie Bennett

the first thing that popped into my head when i read this “up in the air” challenge was a beautiful sunset i saw from a plane last december.  i was returning home after the first trip my husband and i … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Four: Krishna Chavda

The fourth challenge was, well, a bit of a challenge for me because the topic “Up In The Air” had so many possibilities I was having a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do.  I originally was thinking … Continue reading

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