The Quilt Shop by Art Meripol downtown-eurkea-springs

I have a special nominee this week for my Best Fabric Shop Storefront contest, namely The Quilt Shop. For starters, it’s located in a historic flat iron building in downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Second, the photograph itself is phenomenal; it’s …

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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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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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TM_quilt_mapadDale of The City Quilter sent me this section of the current NY City Subway Map so I could share it here. With a million copies of the map due out this week, think of the people who will hear …

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Worldwide Quilting Day

Celebrations continue all over the blogosphere for National and Worldwide Quilting Day. Here’s another great giveaway going on at Quilting Gallery. Thanks Mishka. Get on over there right now to get a chance to win a pattern or booklet …

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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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cover_Megan_QuiltingIsntFunny

Denise of My Life in Quilts is the winner of my recent book giveaway that was part of the Quilting Isn’t Funny Blog Tour. She will receive a signed copy of Quilting Isn’t Funny by humorist Megan Dougherty.

To …

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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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Pearl 2012 Guild Challenge

Art quilt, Pearl Forever Fabulous is a guild challenge entry by Joy Crowe. She explains the design is from a John Sands Art Deco card. Visit Template Free, the blog of The Quilters’ Guild of NSW, to see all …

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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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