Starry Night in Embroidery

As C&T's Publisher, I have been traveling quite a bit this year and going on flights of five hours or more. I was looking for a project I could do while traveling, and I needed a plan for my April and May trips to keep me busy and pass the time. I love listening [...]

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Entering Shows, A Road Map

This is the second part in an ongoing series on entering shows from Leni Levenson Wiener, the author of Pictorial Art Quilt Guidebook. You can read the first part here. Now that you have decided to start entering shows, here are some helpful hints. There are several different kinds of shows. In this post I will address calls for entry (when [...]

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Seasons of Wool Appliqué Folk Art: Through Many Lenses

When I first began this journey into book writing, I knew that an integral part of the final publication would be the photographs; this is no small task, and requires close teamwork. While working on Seasons of Wool Applique Folk Art , I had to compile my list of atmosphere photos as well as the staged and flat shots [...]

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Color-Change Binding Video Tutorial

Learn Joyce Dean Gieszler's fantastic color-change binding technique, then check out her book, Fantastic Stash Quilts, for even more cool techniques! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Travel Across America with Row by Row

I am excited about my new C&T book,  Color by Number Travel Across America Coloring Book! This is a coloring book with the added bonus of a color chart and numbers to allow you to color by number. You will enjoy all 50 US states and five popular national parks. Each page is plain on the back to avoid bleeding [...]

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Monkey Picture from Playtime, Naptime, Anytime Quilts

Please enjoy this free project from Playtime, Naptime, Anytime Quilts! FINISHED BLOCK: 12 1/2˝ × 12 1/2˝ Framed single-block appliqués are a great way to decorate a child’s room. Make just one or make a series of different blocks to add to your child’s playroom or bedroom decor. MATERIALS • 1/3 yard black-and-white print for background • 1/4 yard total assorted [...]

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Abstract Log Cabins

Leave it to Katie Pasquini Masopust to come up with another masterful way to make art quilts. In her new book Artful Log Cabin Quilts, Katie leads you through her ingenious method of making abstract log cabin quilts by starting starting with a photograph or other inspirational image.  Katie explains how to choose an inspirational image by [...]

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An Abundance of Feathers

Feathers, feathers, feathers—who knew there were so many different ways to quilt feathers? There’s a feather for every size, shape, and place on your quilt.  And modern? You may wonder, “What’s a modern feather?” As Natalia Bonner says, “I love traditional feathers and have a great appreciation for them. In this book, however, I’m sharing my [...]

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Turned Snowball Block Tutorial Video

Let the author of I Love Precut Quilts show you how to make a Turned Snowball block in the video below! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Peek Inside The Embroidery Book!

Get a sneak peek at the great diversity of techniques you'll learn and projects you can make with The Embroidery Book! Plus, Christen Brown shares some helpful embroidery tips. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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