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.

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Row by Row

Get your summer quilting on Row by Row. You’ll travel to participating quilt shops in your area (1250 stores total so hopefully one will be close to where you live) and pick up a unique free pattern for a single …

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Stitchin Post storefront 1

The Stitchin’ Post is my nominee for this week’s best fabric shop storefront contest. First, I love the architectural style of the building, with aged looking bricks. The canopied and lighted entrance invites you in. The flower boxes add warmth …

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resized_City Quilter Wife Swap

This just in from Dale Riehl, of The City Quilter and Gallery:

ABC Television network’s CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP series shot a segment at our gallery and The City Quilter last March.

The program containing this premieres on ABC this Tuesday,

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Aside from the obvious advantage brick and mortar fabric stores have over online – you can touch the fabric – is the fact the shop owner can create a total experience for visitors. It starts but is not limited to …

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A Piece of Cloth Amy Badskrit Australia

Amy of Badskirt found this fabric shop during a road trip that took her through Fyansford, Victoria. I love this storefront so hard I’m inspired to start a new series here at Quilting at Craftgossip. Starting today, and once …

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Rachael Rabbit Dorr Quilts for lost service members families

Rachael of Rachael Rabbit has launched Quilting a Memory and needs your help to get the word out. She explains:

I’m looking for US Service families who might be interested in the charitable services I provide – making quilts from

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StarBlockMadeInSpace_KarenNybergAstronaut and quilter, Karen Nyberg, is holding a quilt block she made in space. In this video, she invites all quilters who are attending this year’s International Quilt Festival in Houston to enter the Astronomical Quilts Block Challenge. …

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The 'Gator Quilt Blog Hop

Louise of I’m Feelin’ Crafty kicks off a blog hop today to celebrate the release of her first quilt pattern. Get the Blog Hop schedule so you will not miss each participant’s crocodilian creation. Here’s a partial peek of Louise’s …

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#NGAQB_Molli Sparlke

Don’t miss the No Girls Allowed Quilt Bee (#NGAQB) hosted by Molli Sparkles. Reaction to his announcement post was encouraging, never resentful of the male-only event. Comments like Erin Gerard’s were typical:

 Who knew so many men quilted! Sometimes I

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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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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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Craft in America Industry features GeesBend Quilters

Psst. The next episode of Craft In America: Industry features some of the quilters of Gee’s Bend. Don’t miss Lisa Butterworth’s interview with the creator of Craft In America Television series, Carol Sauvion coming out May 2, 2014.

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auction quilt Baby Kate

Megan of Quilt Story is auctioning off this quilt to help her best friend with expenses related to her baby Kate. Bidding started at $50 and is up to $250 the last time I checked. You have a very …

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GrandCentralTerminal_NY

GenQ is getting the word out about a quilt-y event happening in an unusual, yet spectacular location – the Grand Central Terminal in New York City. All this arty wall decor is to help celebrate the terminal’s centennial. Teri has …

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