Articles in September 2011

What is your favorite 2012 line?

Posted: 29 September 2011 at 9:28 a.m.

All of our 1st quarter lines for 2012 are on the website.  Take a look and tell us your favorite.  Post a comment by Tuesday, October 4th for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle.  Look under fabrics on our main page, then click on coming soon.  Our first ... more

Trick or Treat Fabric Baskets

Posted: 27 September 2011 at 11:48 a.m.

Trick oTreaFabric Baskets


Can you believe Halloween is just around the corner?  

I love this basket because Debbie Hicks designed it will handles.  It is an easy tutorial that can be used with Trick or Treat fabric or you ... more

Tea Party anyone?

Posted: 23 September 2011 at 10:35 p.m.

I wanted to show a few more pictures from the Creative Connection Event, especially pictures from my first English tea party.  I wish you all could have been there, these ladies where absolutely entertaining. I could see them featured on their own cooking show. 

This is Carolyn and Sarah.

And ... more

News Flash

Posted: 20 September 2011 at 11:32 a.m.

We wanted to announce that we are not making it mandatory to use a Sew Together item in your Home Decor entry for our Contest.  When we originally planned the contest way back in January...we thought we would have all of our Sew Together items in stock. Since we ... more

Classes at the Creative Connection

Posted: 17 September 2011 at 8:59 a.m.

The first class I took at the Creative Connection was "Romancing the Wristlet"  taught by Debbie Murray, Shea Fragoso and Heather Ales. Fantastic Class ladies! Debbie and Shea are a Mother and Daughter team that own the Gilded Life.

We started with a metal bracelet.  We used a decoupage method ... more

Where Women Create 2011

Posted: 16 September 2011 at 6:11 a.m.

Here is the three of us from RBD,  Lyea, Me and Jina.   What a day connecting with so many talented women.

It was nice to end with a Dinner with new friends....

These are the ladies at our table...Chris Anne, Megan's Mom, Shannon.

Below:Shannon, Megan and Emma ... more


Posted: 15 September 2011 at 7:37 a.m.

Jina and I headed out of town for The Creative Connection Event in Minnesota which starts today.  Here is a picture of the Mississippi river out our hotel window.  I had forgotten that the Mississippi river begins in Minnesota.

We came a day early so we could visit ... more

~ Setting * Sashing * Borders

Posted: 13 September 2011 at 11:32 a.m.

Deonn teaches another great concept on Cutting Corners.   Setting, Sashing and Borders which includes tips on ways to grow your quilt.


With her easy steps you can create the quilt size you want using basic blocks.

Deonn is also is hosting a give-away of Riley Blake fabric on her blog ... more

A day to Remember

Posted: 12 September 2011 at 4:15 p.m.

I wanted to write a little about 9.11.  It was a somber day of remembrance yesterday.  Our family lived in upstate New York when the tragedy happened. I did not know anyone personally that died, but my next door neighbor did.  My neighbor's friend had a son that ... more

Home Decor

Posted: 9 September 2011 at 7:16 p.m.

It is time to get to work on your Home Decor item for our last Cruisin with Riley Blake- beach cruiser bike give-away. Contest starts today.

You have from now and until November 11 to make a home decor item with Riley Blake fabric. The home decor item must include ... more

Say Hello to Eric Dowdle

Posted: 7 September 2011 at 3:15 p.m.


Eric Dowdle has established himself as a preeminent contemporary folk artist. His unique style and approach to art are a reflection of his past, his beliefs, and a love for his family and country. 

Eric fills his images with a great amount of detail. Each painting contains many different stories ... more

Farm Fresh Picnic Quilt

Posted: 6 September 2011 at 10:56 a.m.

There is still time to squeeze in an end of summer picnic.  Visit Cutting Corners College to learn how to make your own Farm Fresh Picnic Quilt designed by Sara Lawson. more

Quilt Contest Winners

Posted: 2 September 2011 at 12:13 p.m.

After several thousand votes, the quilt with the most votes in our Riley Blake Quilting Contest is:

No Place Like Home 

By Xenia Stirland

Second Place: Trick or Treat & Boo to You Swoon

By Amanda Jennings

Third Place:  Trick or Treat Witch Boot

  By Kim McAllister

Congratulations winners! Spectacular Quilts ... more
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