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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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A Zentangle Journey Part Two

Posted by Ruth on 1 June 2016 | 0 Comments

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Zentangle Wrens by Lee VauseLee Vause has been working hard to bring you a second part to "A Zentangle Journey". After ironing out some bumps in her first class by adding a whole lot more video, she put together a more advanced class with even more videos.

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People will want to take photos of your back!

Posted by Linda on 29 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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Everybody likes to wear beautiful clothes, and this particular jacket is the kind of jacket that make people want to take pictures of your back. It’s also great fun to piece and applique, and there’s really no limit to what you can do to embellish this underwater scene to make it completely your own!

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The Grid

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 27 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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The Grid - one of the exercises from Inspired to Design with Elizabeth Barton. You can try it too or join her online workshop for even more inspiration and designing skills.

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Things you can try when screen printing

Posted by Shirley on 24 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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Shirley's a whiz when it comes to screen printing. Here's just a few things you can try in her screen printing workshop.... and did you know? Even though a screen helps, it isn't even necessary for this class!  

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