Monthly Archives: July 2012

Guest Judge Proflie: Modern Quilt Studios

Madeleine randomly discovered Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle from Modern Quilt Studio, previously Fun Quilts, right after she made her first official quilt. She was in the local Ben Franklins (back when she lived out in Wyoming) and noticed a … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Profile: Michael James

Michael James is a quilt maker and professor/chair of the Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design department at the University of Nebraska.  Michael began making quilts in the 1970s, and his work is at the forefront of the studio art quilt … Continue reading

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Waiting in Anticipation…

It’s hard for us to believe that REPEAT is almost over!  It seems like just yesterday it was January in Ellen’s cold house, both of us huddled around tea mugs, dreaming up REPEAT!  Looking back, it’s hard to remember how … Continue reading

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GIVEAWAY: Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate

Add to you stash with fabric from Fat Quarter Shop!  One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the amazingly awesome Fat Quarter Shop… Just leave a comment about what you are hoping to see in Jessica, Krissy, … Continue reading

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Quilting with Jessica’s Fabric

Seeing what fabric might look like in a quilt is awesome!  Jessica’s prints blend together well in the quilts below.  If you want to integrate Jessica’s fabric into your next project, head on over to our Spoonflower shop!  

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Quilting With Michele’s Fabic

It is amazing how much fabric choice changes a quilt. Check out how Michele Rosenboom’s fabric designs look in the same quilt formats we featured Krissy’s fabric in yesterday. Michele’s fabric is available over in our shop for a limited … Continue reading

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Quilting With Krissy’s Fabric

Love Krissy’s fabric but not sure what to do with it? We figured that while our designers were busy slaving away on their final challenge we would show off their previous designs in quilt format to help inspire you. All … Continue reading

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Reflections with Krissy Callahan

Participating in The Printed Bolt’s Repeat competition has been a tremendous opportunity.  I know I have mentioned over and over again in these blog entries how I quit my day job to pursue my passion… yadda yadda yadda, but that … Continue reading

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Reflections with Jessica Pollak

Since the beginning of this contest in March I’ve tried to challenge myself as a designer while staying true to the type of work I want to do. There is a fine balance in creating work that “fits” into current … Continue reading

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Reflections with Michele Rosenboom

TPB’s REPEAT competition has been such a fun experience!  I’ve loved producing the work and I’ve enjoyed seeing how others have responded to the challenges, too.  Ellen and Madeline have done an excellent job of setting the design bar high … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Quilting Fabric: Madeleine Roberg

Yesterday, Ellen gave you a view into five of the categories we use to judge each fabric design and today I am following up the last five.  In addition to these ten categories we use to judge each submitted design, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Quilting Fabric: Ellen Rushman

As we get closer and closer to the grand finale of REPEAT, Madeleine and I thought it might be good for the final three designers, Jessica, Krissy, and Michele, if we shared some final thoughts on quilting fabric.  As I’ve … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Six

Dear Designers, Congratulations on making it to the final round of competition.  For this challenge we want you to design a line of fabric based on your own point of inspiration.  In the line, you need to have four separate … Continue reading

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Guest Judge Remarks: Carolyn Friedlander

 Who doesn’t love flea market finds? I know I do, and I can tell that these designers do too. As a whole, the designs felt effortless and sincerely inspired. Each designer did a great job conveying her own flavor while … Continue reading

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Judge Remarks – Madeleine Roberg

With each round the designs have increasingly gotten better and while the score sheet has remained stable the judging has increased in complexity. Michele, congratulations on a another victory.  Your design this challenge highlighted your skills as a versatile designer … Continue reading

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Judge Remarks: Ellen Rushman

One of the highlights of planning and organizing REPEAT has been to dream up the design challenges.  Madeleine and I have spent many moons sitting around knocking ideas around.  Usually when we come up with the idea we end up … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Flea Market Challenge is…

Michele Rosenboom!  Michele referenced a great designer, Charles Eames, who everyone wishes was more well represented at their local flea market!  The judges liked the simplicity of Michele’s designs as well as the different color palettes used in each design. … Continue reading

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