Would you like to learn too?

Posted by on 17 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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I don't know about you, but I've always enjoyed hand applique. It's easy to learn, fun and most of all relaxing. We all need a little of that in our busy lives!

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Cool Colors, Warm Colors or Mixed?

Posted by on 16 June 2017 | 0 Comments

What's your preference? Cool colors, warm colors or a mix of colors? Check out these three quilts all made from the same pattern - a Jennifer Houlden design.

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Marjorie is Leaving the Fibre World?

Posted by on 15 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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After 47 years as a fiber artist and 18 years on the internet with Fabric Designs.com, Marjorie is retiring! She is keeping a few of her larger customers who must have her signature fabric for their businesses in quilting and the fiber arts but all other dyeing activity will be sidelined.

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Are You Stuck for Quilt Design Ideas?

Posted by on 14 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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Inspired to design A New Day by Elizabeth BartonIf you are stuck on getting inspired in quilting, you definitely want to follow through with this online workshop as you'll end up with many design possibilities in as short as a week! Here is an excerpt taken directly from Elizabeth Barton's class Inspired to Design.

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We all need to de-stress a little... or a lot!

Posted by on 7 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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In today's world, we always look for ways to de-stress. I couldn't think of a better way to do that than with Nancy Chong's Stress-Free Celtic Knot table runner. I don't often have time to take classes online, but this class is one I made sure I did... mainly just to unwind a little but also to create a wonderful gift for my mother who now enjoys the table runner I made in class.

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Would you have ever thought of this?

Posted by Ruth on 1 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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Ruth Blanchet's Christmas Holly Wreath online workshopWe all know, it is never too early to start thinking of Christmas, really? Realistically, we always think about all the things we want to do in preparation for this joyful time of the year way too late and always run out of time - well that's what happens to me anyway. So usually once we hit June, I start thinking about my Christmas projects and offering my Christmas workshops for those who want to prepare early. One of my favorites is my Christmas Holly Wreath, which is a pattern as well as an online workshop.

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My May Stitch Along for Week 4

Posted by Ruth on 29 May 2017 | 2 Comments

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I totally love the stitching part of any quilt especially free motion and thread painting so I knew this would be a fun exercise for the weekend. The first thing I needed to do was stitch down that border. I used a very dark blue which matched the fabric and carefully stitched around the edges, but not before doing a warm up. I always do this before starting free motion.

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Capture Your Memory in Fabric

Posted by Linda on 29 May 2017 | 0 Comments

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Who are the people you remember? A favorite teacher? A loved one? A sister, a brother, a spouse, a child? What are the places that stick in your memory and bring those people, those memories back to you? I love to recreate those memories in fabric and thread, fiber and paint, as a way of making those memories, those people and places, stay fresh and new and accessible to me and my family.

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What are Abstract Quilts?

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 28 May 2017 | 0 Comments

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Abstract Art by Elizabeth Barton chimneys detailHave you ever wondered about abstract quilts? Exactly what are they? I know Elizabeth has the answer to this in her class "Abstract Art for Quiltmakers". This excerpt is taken from her class to get you started, but her class will take you beyond knowing what abstract quilts are.... you'll be making them too! You know you will want to know more...

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May Stitch Along Instructions for Week 4

Posted by Ruth on 26 May 2017 | 1 Comments

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I know you already know what is coming for this week's instructions.... yes you guessed it. It's all about stitching. You'll need to make sure all those raw edges are secure and you will want to blend the colors of your fabric with stitching just like a painter would with paints. 

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