Monthly Archives: March 2013

Some thoughts on quilting & the quilting fabric marketplace…

Oh, boy, this post was tough. I am not a quilter. My mom taught me to sew when I was in grade school, but we only really made clothes. The only thing I’ve sewn in the last few years is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Quilting

I don’t even know where to begin with this blog post. I only recently looked into the world of quilting in terms of where it is today. I was one of the people who thought that quilting was relegated to … Continue reading

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Quilts and Quilt Fabric…

I adore quilts and quilting.  My mother is a master quilter (you can see her work at http://appleavenuequilts.blogspot.com/) and the quilts she has made for me mean so much.  Every night when I sleep under the multiple beautiful quilts she … Continue reading

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Checking out the Quilting Scene with Alice

Raise your hand if you are a quilting newbie… *raises hand* Last year I attended my first quilt show purely by chance because I was looking for something to do on a rainy weekend and happened to live across the … Continue reading

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Quilt fabric impressions and aspirations from Nicky Ovitt

Hello. Nice to be with you for this next round! To be honest, I know only the basics about quilting and sewing. So far, I’ve successfully sewn curtains and pillowcases— straight lines, please! So to my wonderfully talented seamstress friends … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Two

From chisels to space suits every task is made easier with a tool of the trade.  If you’re a baker you need an oven or if you’re an accountant you need an abacus.  Pick an occupation and pack your toolbox … Continue reading

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Challenge One Reflections – Rashida Colman-Hale

Huge congrats to Kim for your win this round!  It was so well deserved!  I look forward to seeing more from you and the rest of the contestants throughout the competition.  Also, huge thank you to Ellen and Madeleine for … Continue reading

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Challenge One Reflections: Kim Kight

What a weird thing it is to judge other people’s creations. You all have put yourselves out there and I commend each of the 10 finalists (and everyone who entered Repeat(ed)) for being brave enough to do that. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Challenge One Reflections: Ellen Rushman & Madeleine Roberg

From the sewing room of Ellen Rushman: Props to all ten designers who shared some great designs, exciting blog posts, and inspiration insight with all of us the last few days. Congratulations to Kim who swept both the judges and … Continue reading

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Challenge One Reflections: Michele Rosenboom

Congratulations to Kim for winning this round of the competition and to all of you who made it to round two! A few weeks ago, on my facebook page, I challenged the designers to knock my socks off with their … Continue reading

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And the Wanderlust Design Challenge Winner is…

  The winner of design challenge one is Kim Andersson! Congratulations Kim, your Folkloric Stitches wowed the judges with your impressive use of color, scale, motifs and inspiration. You took a very big risk on taking the 3-D texture of … Continue reading

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Which Wanderlust Print are you Bringing on a Quilting Adventure?

The designers did a wonderful job interpreting the idea of wanderlust in print.  Now you have to pick which pattern is your favorite!  The designer with the most votes will get the Reader’s Choice Award for March. Vote for your … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Rebecca Ng

   Final pattern ‘Hop, Skip & a Jump’. Left: 10″ x 10″ of the pattern. Right: Pattern detail. Below: 3 solid coordinates (Apricot Brandy, Deep Forest & Smoky Green) When I first read about this design challenge, I immediately thought … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Janel Maske

This first challenge gave me a great excuse to spend hours and hours on Google Earth. I love exploring the world by satellite!! I wanted to go far far away from my cold snow-covered world here in the midwest. After … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Nicky Ovitt

I’m so excited to be part of this competition and this first challenge is a great one! Unlike some of the other participants, I am admittedly NOT very well traveled. As I described to a friend the other day, I’m … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: MaJo Bautista V

Finally… the moment we have all been waiting for: the disclosure of the design we’ve been working for the past month. I was so happy when I got the brief because the theme means a lot to me. My years at design … Continue reading

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Design Challenge One: Alice Murphy

A new environment? This was a tough one. It was tempting to use this challenge as an excuse for a beach holiday, with summer just ending here, but I resisted! It would have been a bit of a stretch to … Continue reading

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