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The Details of Batiking

Posted by Ruth on 15 July 2016 | 0 Comments

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Grapes batik by Marjorie McWilliamsHave you ever wondered about Batiks and the process of it? Marjorie McWilliams is the expert in Batiking at academyofquilting.com and she has written a series of blog posts showing you the details of the process as she works on three large-scale Batiks. Check out the following links to visit "Marjie's Dye Studio".

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Four Basic Skills for Quilt Artists

Posted by Marilyn on 13 July 2016 | 0 Comments

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Every art quilter needs basic skills to make their art quilts. Here are four basic skills, are you missing any?

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From where you are to somewhere else

Posted by Linda on 7 July 2016 | 3 Comments

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My Elements in Fabric class will take you from where you are…..to someplace else. Someplace where waterfalls are made with MistyFuse, roving, and Angelina fiber...

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Mixing things Up - I tried something new!

Posted by Ruth on 3 July 2016 | 2 Comments

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Until Lee Vause introduced herself to the Academy of Quilting I had not heard of Zentangle so this was a whole new area of quilting for me. Of course, making tangle designs using free-motion stitching really grabbed my interest. As I worked with Lee to get her classes installed (she has two now, A Zentangle Journey Part 1 and Part 2) I knew this was something I would want to try at some point. The thought was put on hold for a while.

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To Bead or Not To Bead

Posted by Susan Brittingham on 21 June 2016 | 0 Comments

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Hand beading can be a delightfully relaxing activity while adding beauty, sparkle and fun to your quilts. Beading can be elegant or it can frivolous but it always enhances your already wonderful quilts.

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See Highlights in Scrap Fabric

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 3 Comments

Some of the highlights of my “Bits and Pieces” landscape class will be a few videos on thread painting. Use your needle as your “paint brush” to add details, highlights and texture to your art quilts for stunning results. Here's a short video preview:

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Abstract Art Extract

Posted by Elizabeth on 18 June 2016 | 0 Comments

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chain crossThis week we are going to derive design techniques from the work of two different schools of abstraction:

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More Grab-a-bags

Posted by Ruth on 9 June 2016 | 0 Comments

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These grab-a-bags are a little different to what you normally see as usually you don't know what's inside - mostly mystery items. There are four patterns inside and the bag is only $8.00 so that's $2.00 per pattern, but for our grab-a-bags you get at least one pattern you want. There are several to choose from. Select your favorite pattern and receive 3 more!

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Two More Animal Blocks

Posted by Ruth on 9 June 2016 | 0 Comments

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In between other things, I've been working on the next two animal blocks designed by Hamish. If you missed the previous story, be sure to check it out on my post: Meet Hamish.

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Grab-a-bags

Posted by Ruth on 4 June 2016 | 0 Comments

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This weekend I was sorting out some of the patterns we still have in stock and decided that I could make some grab-a-bags. A little different to what you normally see as often with grab-a-bags you don't know what's inside - mostly mystery items. There are four patterns inside and they are only $8.00  I made several with at least one known pattern which I put on the front so quilters knew they were getting a minimum of one favorite. I think this was more fun. Here they are...

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