“..the best organized and detailed quilting pattern…”

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Sarah Maxwell

We’re so proud of the many talents of our designer community, and sometimes, when we get fan mail like this, we just have to share it!  Kudos to Sarah Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J for the many compliments on her Primo Batik BOM quilts, RADIANT REFLECTIONS and RIVER ROCK.  Shop owners and quilters alike love her innovative use of 10-1/2″ square pre-cut packs to create the quilts, as well as the instructions. Most comments echo the words of Barbara, a NC-based shop owner:

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Photo: Sue Loring (www.thequiltedcrow.com)

“I recently purchased your new Radiant Reflections pattern.  It is without a doubt the best organized and detailed quilting pattern I have ever seen!  As a former teacher as well as  quilt store owner, I’ve worked with many other programs, and have sometimes been very disappointed to see a dramatic quilt pictured, yet the inside information is so poorly presented that no one will ever be able to make it. I appreciate your work.”

Thank you, Barbara  ; )  As always we appreciate our customers’ comments and input!  Happy stitching to all!

Lisa’s Vacation Find…

My weekend vacation to Tampa began with a stop at Florida Quilting Center, a must-see recommended by my local quilting friend, Ann. The shop was big and gorgeous, and Karen and Jim and the staff were warm and welcoming, and the longarm studio was impressive.

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IMG_20160225_141143..then there was the Mostly Manor display ; ). We might need to stop again on the return trip to the airport…

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#QuiltCon2016 Wrapup: 160 Blocks, Still Counting!

Here are some of the remaining blocks created this weekend at our QuiltCon booth this weekend, an impressive showing of over 160 blocks!  Here are a few more of our lovely quilting partners…THANK YOU again to everyone who helped to make our weekend sew, sew successful!

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#QuiltCon — Keep ’em Comin!!

Can you just imagine the quilts these blocks will make, in the capable hands of Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Sarah Maxwell?  The completed quilts will then be donated to raise funds for ALS research, through the Hopes & Dreams program spearheaded by Quilters Dream Batting. We can’t wait to see them!

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More from QuiltCon…

Gwen Marston’s workshop inspired Laura to create her first “improv” piece  ; )

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…while Vicki Bellino shared some of her favorite English paper piecing tips, using VINTAGE ONYX by Faye Burgos…

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…and the charity quilt block submissions pick up steam!  Attendees are using fabrics from Sarah’s REVVED UP RETRO and Victoria’s MOSTLY MANOR collections for Studio 37 Fabrics:

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Look Who’s in Craft Ideas Magazine Now!

Susan Cousineau shares several adorable MAGICAL MERMAID projects in the Spring 2016 issue of Craft Ideas magazine!  Just minutes ago this landed on my desk, and it’s on sale now. Even better, we’ve partnered with Craft Ideas to bring you the chance at a terrific fabric giveaway including the 1-yard panel and 10 FQ coordinates!!  Just visit their giveaway page and register for your chance.

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MermaidCOMPKnown mostly for her McCall’s and Kwik Sew craft and sewing patterns, Susan recently launched her Lollipop Rainbow fabric brand for Studio 37 Fabrics with a whimsical mermaid fairy motif. These adorable prints work beautifully on their own, or paired with the panel design. The pink/aqua/yellow palette is sure to delight true “girly girls” of all ages!

Come Stitch with Us in Booth 630…

Our first charity quilt block was completed and submitted by Kayla, showing off her handiwork here with Victoria.  If you’re in Pasadena, stop by and sew up an easy block by hand, to be combined with others into Marcus charity quilts for ALS!  We’ve got fully stocked sewing stations, and by stitching and submitting a block, you’ll be entered into a FREE DRAWING for one of three Studio 37 Gift Baskets!!  Come join us…

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The QuiltCon “Judge’s Choice” Award Goes to…

VictoriaHeadshotGreyCongratulations to our own Victoria Findlay Wolfe, whose gorgeous “Mr. Swirl E. Bones” took the Judge’s Choice award at QuiltCon this morning!  Judge Scott Murkin chose Victoria’s 94″ x 94″ design, which was entered into the Modern Traditional category.

Congratulations, Victoria!!  ; )  We’re proud to have you as part of our Studio 37 Fabrics design community!

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QuiltCon Friends: Check Out Booth 630!!

We’ve got great quilts, charity block sewing stations (come by and stitch one with our FREE FABRIC and supplies!), free collectible pins and more!  Check out these luscious bright wools and their new mascot, Woolamina. Oh, and really friendly people, too  ; )

Below, Sarah Maxwell poses next to her design, “Message in the Dark”, created with CENTENNIAL SOLIDS.

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