On Finding Inspiration

I find inspiration everywhere. Since all my work begins with a photograph (almost always my own) I carry my camera around and snap whatever interests me. For every shot I get, there are five I didn’t snap fast enough, and the image is lost to me. I am a very visual person; if I don’t [...]

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Free Project from Make Star Quilts

We're so excited to share another free project with you! This one is called Seeing Stars, by Alex Anderson, and is from Make Star Quilts.  FINISHED QUILT: 48 1/2˝ × 54 1/2˝ FINISHED BLOCK: 6˝ × 6˝ TOTAL NUMBEROF STAR BLOCKS: 27 I love Star quilts, so I guess it’s no surprise that I would include one in this book. [...]

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Interview with Wen Redmond

We're so excited to share today's interview with Wen Redmond! She's the author of Wen Redmond's Digital Fiber Art, which combines photography, printing, and stitching, and all-around intriguing artist, as you'll find out below.  Where do you find your quilting or sewing inspiration?  I find my inspiration in the outdoors, in poems, on Pinterest, and at museums Who has [...]

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Ready to Enter Shows? Here's Your First Step

This is the first of a series of articles that will appear in this blog addressed to emerging art quilters who are ready to move from hobbyist to more serious artist. It isn’t hard … if you know the ropes. Maybe you have been making art quilts for a while and are ready to start entering juried shows. [...]

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Color Works Quilt from Mixing Quilt Elements

FINISHED QUILT: 65 1/2˝ × 84˝ (166 cm × 216 cm) FINISHED BLOCK: 16 1/2˝ × 16 1/2˝ (42 cm × 42 cm) Color makes us happy. Contemporary fabrics today are full of exciting color. To make it work, balance bright, saturated colors with earthy, more tonal fabrics. Color Works is an opportunity to combine all [...]

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Interview with Shelly Pagliai

We loved reading this interview with Shelly Pagliai, author of A Simple Life, and we're sure you will too! If you're looking for even more of this talented author, take a look at her upcoming trunk shows and workshops right here.  Where do you find your quilting or sewing inspiration? Everywhere! I live on a farm out in the [...]

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Have a Little Fun with Labels!

We’ve all been told the importance of documenting basic information on our quilts by using labels. Depending on who you ask, you will get a variety of answers as to what specific information you should include. Beyond who made the quilt, the date, and location, it’s really up to the quilter to decide what should be included. I like to [...]

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Choosing Color Effectively

When you think about choosing colors for your next quilt, are you energized or intimidated? Choosing colors is one of my favorite parts of the quilting process ,and I’d like to share a few thoughts on what works for me. There are three primary colors: red, blue, and yellow. Combining these colors gives you what are known as secondary [...]

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Peek Inside Free-Motion Quilting Workbook with Angela Walters

Let Angela Walters show you the cool features of her sketch- and inspiration book, the Free-Motion Quilting Workbook, in the video below! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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New York Beauties & Flying Geese Blog Tour Kickoff!

Welcome to the New York Beauties & Flying Geese blog tour kickoff! My name is Carl Hentsch, and I'd like to tell you a little bit about my quilting journey. My interest in crafting started at a very young age. I began my first craft project at the age of six. My first niece was about [...]

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