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Final Round Reflections: Kathy Mack

Congratulations to Rebecca, Kim, and Alice for making it to the final round of the competition. Each an amazing talent in her own right. I was most impressed that the designers successfully developed and delivered her own signature style in … Continue reading

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Final Round Reflections: Sarah Watson

First, congratulations to Rebecca, what a beautiful final collection, the color choices were so on target and fresh, your theme was heartfelt, and you translated it so beautifully into four unique and cohesive prints. Second, congratulations to all of you … Continue reading

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And the WINNER of REPEAT(ed) is…

Congratulations to Rebecca Ng! Rebecca’s final collection “A Journey Back in Time” wowed everyone.  Here’s what the judges had to say: You have done wonderful work, and I am enamored with your final entry. Your color choices are stunning, you … Continue reading

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Vote Now!

Which designer has blown you away?  Vote for your favorite designs below between now and Sunday, July 21st at noon! We’ll reveal the winner on Monday, July 22nd …

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Final Round Guest Judges

We’re down to the final round!  Alice, Kim, and Rebecca have worked very hard over the last few months creating pattern after pattern to wow the cast of guest judges.  This month, they have three ladies to win over for … Continue reading

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Reflections from Amy Butler

I am completely thrilled with being invited to take part in this wonderful contest! I loved everything about the event from the story telling to being able to see how beautifully the designers translated their personal experience. Inspiration is everywhere … Continue reading

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Reflections from Carolyn Friedlander

Thanks so much Madeleine and Ellen for having me back as a guest judge! It’s been a lot of fun seeing how far you’ve come with The Printed Bolt, and I look forward to much more in the future. To … Continue reading

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Reflections from Madeleine & Ellen

From Madeleine I want to take a moment to praise every single REPEAT(ed) contestant for writing fabulous blog posts and sharing their thought process. When I visit a quilt shop I typically make up my own little mental story about … Continue reading

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And the winning cross section goes to…

Rebecca Ng!  Big congratulations to Rebecca who wowed the judges with her two prints and made everyone want to hit the road on a solo world tour! Judge Remarks: Rebecca did a beautiful job tapping into the “feeling” of her experience … Continue reading

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Vote Now!

Whose fabric do you want to weave into a cross section of your life? Vote for your favorite fabric.

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Guest Judge – Amy Butler

We are privileged to have Amy Butler help judge this round of competition. Michele Rosenboom, the winner of Repeat and a judge for Repeat(ed), gave use the courage to ask Amy to judge a round and she said YES! Amy … Continue reading

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Guest Judge: Carolyn Friedlander

We are at the point where we can safely say, “we knew Carolyn before she was so unbelievably cool.”  Ohh wait, she was probably always cool, but now a lot of people know it! We were lucky enough to bump … Continue reading

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Design Challenge Four

Take a cross section of your life – any time, any place.  Translate that into one feature print and one secondary print.  This means you are creating TWO designs. Stay tuned for Design Challenge Four…on the blog on Monday June … Continue reading

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Challenge Three Relfections: Jessica Pollak

I’ve really enjoyed following REPEATED to see what challenges the contestants are dealt and thrilled that Ellen and Madeleine asked me to come back as a guest judge.  I really valued the constructive criticism from the judges because honestly its very … Continue reading

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Challenge Three Reflections: Timna Tarr

What a great round of designs. Congratulations to Kim! Overall, I feel as if they designers are creating sellable, usable designs. I know I would like to have a few of these in my stash! As I looked at each … Continue reading

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Challenge Three Reflections – Ellen and Madeleine

From Madeleine… This round I saw a lot of the designers incorporating the advice and feedback from the judges in their designs and these were my favorite round of designs so far. I really loved Rebecca’s print, especially since it … Continue reading

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And the winning window view goes to…

Kim Andersson! The judges loved her pixel dot pattern.  The fresh colors and layering technique lent itself to a fun, fresh pattern. Here’s what they had to say: Timna Tarr: I really like that this piece has a retro 30s … Continue reading

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