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Fall Quilt Market 2013 Trend Report

Tula Pink

Fall Quilt Market 2013 was held last weekend in Houston, Texas. This open-to-the-trade wholesale show takes place twice per year. Houston hosts the Fall show which is then followed by Quilt Festival (open to the public). Each May, the Spring show rotates between 5 cities located across the US making it more accessible to quilt…

You Are a Winner

Kathy

This blog post title can be interpreted in several different ways. 1) A self-affirming message to myself that it’s never too late to get back on track and feel good about progress (however incremental). The Where I Sew Month winners are 2 1/2 months overdue, Quilting on the Go was reviewed in June – really?…

First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli

First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting

First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli is a fabulous new book that combines learning to free-motion quilt with a clever idea of how to get in the practice time that will hone your skills. As the author points out in the introduction, many of us get hung up on finding an accessible approach…

Where I Sew – Bari J. Ackerman

Bari J Studio

I am a fabric, sewing pattern and surface designer. I love to create. And, I love to share ideas and dreams with other creative people. The Bari J. brand debuted in 2004 featuring handbags and accessories. In 2009 I changed the focus of the business to fabric and surface design and sewing patterns. My first book,…

Where I Sew – Nicole Mallalieu of You Sew Girl

Nicole Mallalieu Studio

Nicole Mallalieu is the designer, pattern-maker and writer behind YOU SEW GIRL patterns.  As well as making patterns, she also teaches sewing and patternmaking, and writes books and the occasional magazine project. Nicole’s passion and work is all about helping people to sew better than they ever thought they could, focusing on detailed instructions for…

Where I Sew – Alison Glass

Alison Glass Studio

Alison Glass is a fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. Upcoming fabric lines include: Sun Print, Clover Sunshine, and Field Day. She has a line of quilt and embroidery patterns launching this summer, and recently opened up an online shop on her website to sell her art prints. Alison’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog, Instagram, Pinterest,…

Where I Sew – Carrie Bloomston of SUCH Designs

Carrie Bloomston Studio

Carrie Bloomston is a seeker, mama, artist, and designer. My work – whether abstract painting, designing sewing patterns and fabric, or parenting, is all about expressing joy and love. For me, art is a place to figure the world out – to make sense of it. Expressing myself through art and design allows me to…

Where I Sew – Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Victoria Findlay Wolfe Studio

I live in NYC, and make one of a kind quilts based off just 15 minutes of improvisational play. I am an author, “15 Minutes of Play,” fabric designer for Newcastle fabrics, with my first line hitting stores in early fall called Sonnet, on the board of the Quilt Alliance and run a community project…

Where I Sew – Rae Hoekstra of Made by Rae

Rae Hoekstra Sewing Room

Rae Hoekstra is the designer and blogger behind Made by Rae. Her sewing pattern designs for women and children include the Washi Dress and Geranium Dress (which has just been released in sizes 6-12 in addition to the original newborn to 5T range), as well as a number of free tutorials and patterns on her blog. Look…

Where I Sew – Latifah Saafir of The Quilt Engineer

Latifah Saafir Sewing Room

I’m Latifah Saafir and I blog at The Quilt Engineer. I live with and help take care of my 92 year old grandfather and I use his dining room table to sew on. It doesn’t reflect my aesthetic but it is sort of fun to sew under the chandelier that he hung years ago and…