Cool Cottons Portland Or

Cool Cottons is my nominee for this week’s best fabric shop storefront. Rooted in the Craftsman style, I’m digging the rust boarding and teal trim. The uncluttered signage and natural wood door finish the inviting look.

Image credit: Cool Cottons

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Sewing Notions Design Contest Spoonflower

Bits and Bobbins is one of three designs that got my vote at Spoonflower’s Sewing Notions Design Contest. The large scale bobbins, top left, made this one – created by Kelsey Boes) sing.  As explained at Spoonflower blog, the public …

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Far Away Folk fabric contest entry Spoonflower

Ceri Gwen’s Far Away Folk got her into the finals of the Spoonflower Design Challenge 2014. I love her Heidi-esque interpretation of the contest theme - Cosmic Voyage. Oh, and notice the maiden brings along her cat and dog on …

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UmbrellaPrints_FatCatBackpack

Anne of Peacock Hill shows some cat love with this make, a quilted backpack. It’s her entry in the Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge. Visit Anne’s blog to see more fabulous photos of her fab Fat Cat Backpack. The …

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Farm to Fabric ChallengeListen up, Clothworks is hosting a Farm to Fabric Challenge. Here’s an excerpt from the announcement:

This is a juried quilt exhibition made exclusively from Clothworks’ American Made Brand Solids that speak to the theme “Celebrating Farm to Fabric”. 

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farmtofabric

I’ve heard of farm to table, but now thanks to Andy of A Bright Corner, I now know about farm to fabric, American Made Brand cotton solids. You gotta check it out.

Image credit: American Made Brand

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Winner Stitch and Swap book_Susan

I have a winner for my contest for a free copy of the book Stitch ‘n Swap compiled by Jake Finch of GenQ magazine. It’s commenter number 73, Susan.

Congratulations newbie swapper; this is the perfect book for you to …

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Stitch n Swap Book GiveawayJust in case you missed my contest announcement, you have until May 11th to enter for a chance to win a copy of Stitch ‘n Swap, compiled by Jake Finch of Generation Q Magazine. To enter, leave a …

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WinnerEditorsChoiceAwardPortlandia

Art quilt Portlandia, showing at the Denver National Quilt Festival (May 1 – 4), is the winner of the Editor’s Choice Award from Quilters Newsletter magazine staff.
Congratulations to the maker, Mary Kay Price who did a great job …

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bunny with glasses wall hanging

Adorableness alert! It’s a bunny with eyeglasses. Well, you gotta see to paint eggs, right? This humorous Busy Bunny wall quilt is the work of Dee Anne of Sew Tackitt. Besides this cutey, there’s more to see at her …

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Francis Robert Shotgun Memorial Quilt

Fran Bowechop-Parker created this beautiful wall hanging to celebrate the memory of her brother-n-law, Robert. Besides being a heartfelt gesture – be sure and read her commentary for the quilt – it won 3rd place in the Pieced Duet B …

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random generator winner

Thank you for entering my giveaway for a Generation Q Magazine  subscription, now closed. I want you to know I read every comment and felt a ton of creative energy in them. If all of these projects are completed …

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DWR Modern Quilt winner

This quilt made by Natalie Sabik is one of the winning quilts in the Double Wedding Ring (DWR) contest hosted by the NYC Metro Mod Quilt Guild. Go HERE to see many more beauties.

Image credit: NYC Metro Mod

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IQA Board

The International Quilt Association (IQA) announces the 2013 Winners in Quilts: A World of Beauty, sponsored by Handi Quilter®. Taking the top prize of $10,000 is Melissa Sobotka of Richardson, Texas for her quilt, Chihuly’s Gondola. It’s a work …

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holiday memories mini quilt contestFiona of Celtic Thistle Stitches is hosting a competition based upon a holiday memory. Of the contest she explains,

Judged, viewers choice and randomly drawn prizes will be awarded to entrants in 3 categories – Mini Quilt, Cushion and Accessory.

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