In the Q-niverse (Look What…)

In The Q-niverse – The Sewing Party

July 21, 2014

Attention, Q-Bies! Who doesn’t like a good party involving the best ingredients:  fabric, thread, batting and great teachers like Carrie Bloomston, Kevin Kosbab, Bari J Ackerman, Rob Appel, and so many more from the quilting,/sewing/home decorating/embroidery world. After all, we know this is one big stitchy world. “The Sewing Party” is the first ever online-all-day [...]

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In the Q-niverse Prayer Flag Project

July 10, 2014

Quilters and sewists are smitten by fabric in pretty much any form (and for any reason). We use it as much to express ourselves as to make useful items. Maybe that warp-and-weft conveys a message that we long to send, don’t know how to verbalize or may not even know we are sending. And fabric’s [...]

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An Interview with Angela Walters & give away with Craft Foxes

June 30, 2014

Hey there, Q-Bies! Did you ever want to get into the head of a particular quilter and pick their brain about quilterly things? We did! And we did!  We (along with Lisa Fulmer of CraftFoxes – check out the CraftFoxes blog!) recently had the opportunity to ask a few questions of quilter, teacher, author, fabric [...]

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Spring Quilt Market 2014 Highlights

June 22, 2014

We’ve spent the weeks since Spring Market busily finishing the July-August issue (more on that next week), but we’d still like to tell you a little about what we saw and soaked up during our time in Pittsburgh recently.  If you’ve ever heard  a Quilt Market virgin gush about how overwhelming and amazing and inspiring [...]

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The Thread: News From the Q-niverse

June 3, 2014

Austin Fashion Week Showcases Indie Talent What do you get when you add fabric, thread, ingenuity and creativity to an already creative southern city? You get Austin Fashion Week, which has earned a place as the 42nd most influential global fashion capital. (And the only one from Texas!) It showcases independent designers from all over [...]

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In the Q-niverse: Quilts and Color exhibit at the Boston Museum

May 1, 2014

Our friend, Donna Morales-Oemig, kindly agreed to attend a press event for the recent opening of Quilt and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The following is her firsthand account of what she experienced at this special exhibit. Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection by Donna Morales-Oemig. Boston tourism [...]

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In The Q-niverse: Grand Central Terminal

April 8, 2014

Happy Tuesday, Q-bies! File this under extremely cool in the q-niverse: Quilts and Grand Central!  Could there be anything cooler than quilts in an amazing historic building? If you’re in the New York area, it’s time to get to Grand Central Terminal and see the Grand Central Centennial Quilts Exhibition organized by The City Quilter [...]

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Many Hands2Help Make light work

March 27, 2014

There’s an old adage, “Many hands make light work.” In the olden days of quilting, women would get together and help each other hand-quilt the quilt tops made over the long hard winters. The many hands stitching lightened the load for the woman having her quilts done. Well that and catch-up on all the neighborhood [...]

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Persian Pickle Club and Interview with Sandra Dallas

March 25, 2014

It’s rewarding to step back sometimes and view quilting as part of a bigger world, which is what New York Times best-selling author Sandra Dallas does in some of her books, including The Persian Pickle Club, a murder mystery set during the Depression in the Midwest. The book weaves together the lives of a group [...]

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Glamping – Camping Modern Style

March 22, 2014

TV icons Lucy and Ricky (aka Nicky and Tacy) once honeymooned and moved to a new home in an (also iconic) Airstream trailer in the  movie The Long, Long Trailer. Their adventures ranged from cooking meals while zipping down the highway to collecting stones across the way, and the vintage movie still has huge appeal even [...]

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