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Now Touring: Cultural Fusion Quilts A Melting Pot of Piecing Traditions by Sujata Shah

December 11, 2014

  Cultural Fusion Quilts, A Melting Pot of Piecing Traditions by Sujata Shah, published by C & T brings a sense of fun to the Q-niverse. Sujata brings all of who she is, all of those things that have influenced and informed her love for color and texture to quilt making in a way that [...]

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Now Touring: Because I Love you Sew Trish Preston

December 8, 2014

Quilters are a sentimental lot indeed. Memories are important, and keeping those memories wrapped up in cloth especially speaks to our quilterly hearts. Trish Preston of Two Peas in a Pod Designs totally gets this. Her new book, Because I Love you: Sew 17 Handmade Gifts for Everyone in Your Life, is full of great ideas [...]

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Now Touring: That Little Spark: 30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity

December 6, 2014

Here’s an early gift for you (and it won’t even need wrapping).  Carrie Bloomston’s book, The Little Spark–30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity.  The marketing blurb about this new Stash Books release says it’s an  ”interactive road map to help you step into the sparkly life of creativity and passion”…whether your creative dreams are of sewing, baking, [...]

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Now Touring: Modern Applique Illusions – Casey York

November 17, 2014

Quilt Market has many wonderful aspects, but one of our faves is SchoolHouse. Held the day before Market officially opens, SchoolHouse is a day of 15- and 30-minute presentations, hosted by different companies, to promote new products and teach new trends. In the case of publishers, new authors come and present their books, talking about [...]

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Now Touring: Project Teen Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Actually Love by Melissa Mortenson

October 14, 2014

A book can only go well when the author, Melissa Mortenson starts out like this: “Case in point: A few years ago I decided, like crazy person, to make a quilt for each of my kids for Christmas. I’ve got three of them—kids, that is. Not being the best manager of time when it comes to [...]

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Now Touring: Sew a Modern Home by Melissa Lunden

August 20, 2014

I know you hear us say this a lot, but this book is way cool. Really! Sew a Modern Home stitched and written by Melissa Lunden, and published by Martingale, is literally a quilty home reno plan between two covers. From crib sheets to pillows, play mats to place mats, quilts for the front porch (picnic) and [...]

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Now Touring: Scrappy Bits applique by Shannon Brinkley

August 18, 2014

Scrappy Bits applique by Shannon Brinkley of Bottle Tree Quilts brings a sense of fun and freedom to applique. The projects in this book are just like the crispiest potato chips…Can’t choose just one project to like, so let’s just do them all! Shannon covers all the important stuff from color and technique to tools and [...]

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Now Touring: Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place

July 3, 2014

The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! Quick! Pick up this amazing book featuring designs by staffers at That Patchwork Place/Martingale and get ready in time for Christmas EVE (or more likely 4 a.m on Christmas morning right before all the little people come running downstairs to the tree all excited), or Hannukah or [...]

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Stitch ‘n Swap Blog Party…Last Blast!

May 6, 2014

“Wrap it up,” they told me, and so I will. We’ve so enjoyed the last few weeks of blog partying for Stitch ‘n Swap, reading all the posts from our fellow contributors in this collective book about fun, quick and colorful ideas for swap-able gifts! And we’ve also loved all the support and great comments [...]

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Modern Quilt Perspectives Blog Tour

April 5, 2014

Way back when I first joined the staff of Gen Q, we were at my second Market. I had spent the summer hearing about Thomas because he would be on the cover of our next issue. I didn’t know too much about him. And then I got to hang out with him at the Fabric [...]

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