One of the bigger takeaways from QuiltCon was the profusion of color to be found in trending rainbow quilts, with quilt designers going “full-spectrum” within a single quilt. Case in point: the latest from our own Studio 37 designers:
Sarah J Maxwell’s new line, a SHOUT, a Whisper, a text, and her accompanying quilt design were a highlight of the Studio 37 booth at the show! The group of prints is all about how we communicate and relate to one another, in a palette of subtly-softened brights. Motifs include Morse code, shorthand, texting terms and others. The quilt also incorporates several CENTENNIAL SOLIDS. Available in quilt shops in May.
At the VFWQuilts booth, Victoria Findlay Wolfe featured her new Snack Sets, a fun mix of shapes and CENTENNIAL SOLIDS in smaller “snack-sized” projects. Here she mixes various Snack Sets for a bright, colorful effect: Available now thru her online store.
And of course, Nancy Rink’s new GTKH: Getting to Know HUE fabrics and BOM quilt also stopped quilters in their tracks! The upscale look and feel of these “modern mixer” motifs set them apart from other blender groups, making them the perfect new basic for contemporary quilts (as Pati was explaining to some of the enthusiastic admirers at the show.) Join the BOM now at your favorite local quilt shop!
We’re thrilled to share the news of Aurifil’s latest designer thread collections, especially those by our own Marcus Makers, Sarah J Maxwell and Victoria Findlay Wolfe! So now, you can use the same great Aurifil quality the top designers use, expertly curated for foolproof results ; )
Look for the fabrics, the threads, quilt patterns and more at your favorite local quilt shops and online resources, including Designs by Sarah J and VFW Quilts. ! And if you’re in NYC, visit Victoria’s retail shop, too…you might even catch her there ; ) Keep up the great work, ladies!!
Please join us in congratulating Victoria on winning the Third Place INNOVATIVE PIECED award at Quilt Festival, sponsored by IQA and Tin Lizzie! This is the fourth award for the fabulous “Mr. Swirl E. Bones”. You might remember that her intriguing design (which featured skulls, in formation, wearing top hats!) also grabbed Judges’ Choice and Viewers’ Choice honors at QuiltConearlier this year, as well as First Place at MQX in April. Impressive!
Mr. Swirl E. Bones, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Quilted by Shelly Pagliai, 2015
Fans of Victoria Findlay Wolfe won’t want to miss the grand opening of her new shop this Friday!! And in honor of the Quilters Take Manhattan mega-event this weekend, she’s planned special grand opening hours of 11am to 7pm this Friday, September 23, and 4pm to 7pm this Saturday, September 24.
If you’re in NYC, stop by to say hello, and to pick up her latest collections for Studio 37 Fabrics, plus her threads, templates and more. Learn more at VFWQuilts!
Congratulations, Victoria – we all wish you a fun and successful launch! Or, in your own words, “YAY!!” ; )
Victoria Findlay Wolfe‘s gorgeous new MEADOW STORM collection is hitting your local quilt shops now! You’ll love how she combines timeless elements with a graphic approach, including a black-white version of the Mostly Manor “Manor Stripe.”
And the timing couldn’t be better, not only becasue we couldn’t wait to bring it to you, but also because she’s also featured in the October issue of Traditional Home maagazine, which is also hitting newsstands now! In it, she shares her unique approach and personal inspirations.
Check out this quick handiwork by Pati Violick, our resident paper piecing expert! It begins with her favorite Paper Pieces 2″ Honeycomb template, positioned strategically on Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s new MEADOW STORM “Meadow Stripe,” with the “Misty” print as the background. Then by rearranging the black-white and tan-white honeycomb shapes, Pati designs several contemporary, 3-dimensional looks, inspired by Lucy Boston!
We’re thrilled to have Victoria Findlay Wolfe as a part of our designer community, especially with the upcoming release of her second collection for Studio 37 Fabrics. It’s called MEADOW STORM. Look for it online May 1, and in quilt shops in August…for now, here’s a quick sneak-peek:
She says, “For MEADOW STORM, I included my typical mix of interesting modern and eclectic prints…fabrics that can do some of the work for you. I love the large stripes that can be fussy cut for dramatic modern looks. Sun Shower polka dots in four colors, because I can’t make a quilt without a dot! I added in the bold black and white Manor Stripe, after many requests from my last line, MOSTLY MANOR. I look forward to using it with the more saturated color prints, like Misty and the main floral, Perennial, to add instant movement to even simple blocks.” — Victoria
ALSO, In Case You Missed It: Here’s the link to Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s recent chat with Pat Sloan on American Patchwork & Quilting Radio! She discusses a bit of her quilt design process, her fabric design inspiration, and that great article in APQ’s April issue!
Hey QuiltCon attendees:What could be better than free fabric attached to a worthy cause?? Check out our Charity Make-n-Take in Booth # 630 for your FREE quilt block kit — it’s your chance to join Victoria Findlay Wolfe in a bit of creativity, and to help those with ALS…
Create a simple Drunkard’s Path block with the MOSTLY MANOR stripes and prints, and two-piece template, then hand-stitch the easy 1-seam block and return it to our booth during QuiltCon. Victoria will combine your block with the others to create a beautiful fundraiser quilt, which she’s chosen to donate the Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge to benefit ALS… It’s THAT simple!
To provide quilts, bringing recognition, hope, and warmth to the lives of ALS patients.
To raise funds for research for treatment and a cure
We applaud and acknowledge Quilters Dream Batting for its continued commitment to the cause, and are proud to assist in its efforts. And we look forward to seeing you in Pasadena, CA from February 18-21, 2016. Learn more about QuiltCon.
(PLEASE NOTE: Our Make-n-Take with Victoria is open to QuiltCon attendees only, but we encourage others to also get involved in the ongoing Challenge directly through Quilters Dream.)
We’re thrilled to return to QuiltCon as a sponsor in February 2016, and right now, we’re putting a few finishing touches on some amazing Studio 37 Fabricsevents and promotions! Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind, and its popularity grows each year.
This time, it takes place in sunny Pasadena, CA, and highlights include two workshops and a lecture by sewlebrity designer Victoria Findlay Wolfe. You’re sure to find Victoria’s new collection, MOSTLY MANOR and your other favorite Studio 37collections among the QuiltCon vendors, too!
Are YOU planning to attend? Stay tuned for more details…
“Working on class samples for Saturday’stwo day workshop at the Schweinfurth Art Center! Don’t miss it! Fun approachable class! Learn a new trick or two! And have loads of fun along the way! Friday night I will lecture on my exhibit! See you there!” – Victoria Findlay Wolfe…
If you’re looking for some quilting excitement this coming weekend, why not join Victoria Findlay Wolfe at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY? Take in the lecture on Friday at 6pm, and/or sign up for Victoria’s two-day Double Wedding Ring workshop (Sat-Sun) (a few spots are still available!). And of course, you can catch her exhibitof DWR quilts! Register at the Schweinfurth website.
Can’t make it to Auburn? Be sure to check out Victoria’s gorgeous debut collection for Studio 37, MOSTLY MANOR – you’ll find it in quilt shops next month!!