Articles in September 2011
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 ......read more
Trick or Treat Fabric 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 ......read more
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.
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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 ......read more
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.
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 ......read more