Monthly Archives: August 2012

From the Bookshelf – Madeleine Roberg

At the International Quilt Festival – Long Beach I fell in love with a quilt called Sashiko I by Helene Blanchet. You can see the quilt here but the picture doesn’t do it justice. When I got home from the … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf – Ellen Rushman

While I do love a good book in terms of reading, it’s also nice to get lost in a picture book. Enter Textile Designs Two Hundred Years of European and American Patterns Organized by Motif, Style, Color, Layout, and Period. … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf…

Stay tuned this week as Ellen and Madeleine share their thoughts on two old but classic textile books. On Tuesday, Ellen will share her thoughts on Textile Designs: Two Hundred Years of European and American Patterns Organized by Motif, Style, … Continue reading

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flea market FINDS – Madeleine Roberg

I got up this morning all prepared for a little flea market find photo shoot and lo and behold my favorite flea market find has gone missing. It was a very recent acquisition and had not yet found a “home” … Continue reading

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flea market FINDS – Ellen Rushman

Some members of my family *might* say that I have too much stuff.  My many moves the last few years resulted in little hoards of precious things in Vermont, Arizona, and Nebraska.  Very recently, it all came back together in … Continue reading

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Future Plan for The Printed Bolt

We’ve had a great time hosting REPEAT.  Watching the designers create and keeping the blog rolling has become a comfortable rhythm the last few months.  The plan for the coming months is to center our focus on several different areas, … Continue reading

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Final Favorites

We weren’t sure if we should post each of our four favorites since we were judges…Going through all the photos to find everyone’s favorites reminded us how great all the designs were, and frankly we probably wouldn’t be able to … Continue reading

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Four Favorites from Two Sisters

Both our families have embraced the life of a REPEAT fan. Here’s some faves from our sisters. Mercy Roberg Mercy is Madeleine’s sister.   Annie Rushman Annie is Ellen’s sister.

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Favorites + REPEAT Fabric in Action

More favorite fabrics today from some of our favorite people! A blast from the past with a few guest judges… Carolyn Friedlander Carolyn was a Guest judge from the Flea Market Challenge. Carolyn is always coordinated, so it’s no surprise … Continue reading

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More Favorites!

Today we have some favorites from Madeleine’s family. Miguel Roberg – Miguel would probably win REPEAT’s longest distance fan award if we had one. Madeleine’s little brother has been following the competition from China, were he has been living for … Continue reading

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The Future of The Printed Bolt…

Before we spill what’s next for TPB, we wanted to reminisce about all the amazing work we’ve seen during REPEAT. We asked our friends and family to pick their four favorite fabric designs from the entire competition, which we’ll be … Continue reading

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Judge Reflections – Ellen Rushman

Is REPEAT really over? It’s hard to believe, but this week marked the end of our little design competition. Big congratulations for Michele on her winning collection. And while Michele won, it was a close race and Jessica and Krissy … Continue reading

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Judge Reflections – Madeleine Roberg

Congratulations Michele on winning REPEAT! Throughout the competition you have shown an amazing amount of talent in creating designs and explaining your process. We are looking forward to having you at Quilt Market and hope that something amazing will come … Continue reading

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And the Winner of REPEAT is…

Michele Rosenboom! Michele’s final collection Bella Roma was a bright mish mash of Italian influences and study abroad memories.  Michele’s work throughout the competition has been strong, and her ability to draw us into her world to understand her influences … Continue reading

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Vote Now

Which designer has blown you away?  Vote for your favorite designs below between now and Tuesday August 7th at midnight! We’ll reveal the winner on Wednesday August 8th…

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Final Design Challenge: Jessica Pollak

Colorway One / Midnight Rush Colorway Two: Morning Dew Colorway Three: Afternoon Sun For this last challenge I was really excited that we were asked to create an entire collection!!!  For the other challenges it was a struggle to edit … Continue reading

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Final Design Challenge: Krissy Callahan

Colorway One / Morning Colorway Two / Noon Colorway Three / Night It’s bittersweet as I compose this last blog entry.  I will certainly miss the challenges keeping me on my toes, working alongside amazing designers and participating in this … Continue reading

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