Carina Gardner

25 Aug 2011

We are pleased to announce that Carina Gardner has joined our design team. We have long admired her work and feel she brings a new and exciting look to Riley Blake Designs.

Carina has a wealth a talent, She has a MA and Ph.D. in Design from the University of Minnesota. She has taught Graphic Design Foundations, Typography, Design Theory, and Packaging Design for five years at the University of Minnesota. She left academics in 2008 to design full time and stay at home with her children. Creativity is an integral part of Carina's life! She has always ... more

Trick or Treat Table Runner

23 Aug 2011

Have you seen our New tutorial today?  It is a Trick or Treat table runner brought to you by Rebecca Woods.

Now that the kids are back in school (first official day today), it is time to get started on some sewing projects.  Get to work on this one and you could be done before Halloween. more

Quilt Finalists

19 Aug 2011

The 10 finalists in our Quilting Contest are posted and voting can begin. A big thanks to everyone who entered, there were so many beautiful and interesting quilts.  Take a moment to view the quilts and cast your vote on your favorite.  I think you will find it is hard to decide. Click on the Cruisin with Riley Blake button on the left of the blog.

We have been asked how we pick the 10 finalist.  It is all done on points because we think that is the fairest way. Our Riley Blake staff members rank their favorite quilts 1 ... more

Gather Love baby quilt

17 Aug 2011

Did you happen to see our latest tutorial on Cutting Corners College.  If not take a look....Mandy of Little Birdie Secrets, uses Sew Cherry fabric to create this adorable baby quilt.

Look how she made her center blocks.  Clever! Thanks Mandy! more


16 Aug 2011

Lori Holt recently finished a fabric line called Millie's closet due out next spring. Lori shared with us the inspiration for this line, her Grandma Millie, and told us some endearing things about this sweet lady. So, when we heard last week that Lori's Grandma Millie passed away at the age of 95 it gave us pause, it is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one.

It is blessing to see a women bring so much love to a family and see that love passed down from generation to generation. Our thoughts and prayers are with ... more


12 Aug 2011

We are adding something new, an e-Newsletter, for friends of Riley Blake Designs. If you would like to receive our Riley Blake newsletter, click on Newsletter (above) to subscribe.   We would love to keep you in to loop of all the happenings at Riley Blake Designs! more

Winner of Promenade bundle

12 Aug 2011

Winner of Promenade fat quarter bundle is: 55. This summer I've been clearing out those pesky UFO's. Got 2 back from the quilter and am binding the second one now as a gift for a friend. Also working on a big a** tote bag for myself. Patty C.... Patty please send me an email with your address to I loved hearing about all the projects everyone is working on.  I am so impressed; there is a lot of sewing going on this summer.  If you have made a Riley Blake quilt, make sure to enter ... more

Flying geese and Lone Star quilt blocks

10 Aug 2011

Just one more week to get your quilts entered into our contest....don't delay....get them done and entered! Have you always wanted to learn how to make the perfect 

Lone Star or Flying Geese quilt block ...visit Cutting Corners today and learn how.  Deonn gives great step by step instructions. more

Quilts for those we love...

03 Aug 2011

Do you ever feel like time is flying by, even when you would like to put the brakes on? Everyday?! My oldest child graduated from high school in June and is off to college in a couple of weeks and I am really trying to put on my big girl pants and not be so sad about it. one warned me how sad I would be.  So working on this quilt made me feel a little better because I knew he would be taking it with him to college.  I think that is why we quilt.  A quilt ... more

Happy Market Sack

02 Aug 2011

You need to get this.....

And visit this...Cutting Corners College To make this....     This happier bag is designed by Micky Zimmer and is this weeks tutorial on Cutting Corners College. What a great idea for using our Rolie Polies (2 1/2 strips). more

This one if for the boys!

27 Jul 2011

New Tutorial by Natalia Bonner on Cutting Corners College that uses our Play ball fabric line.  This is Natalia's second tutorial...remember her Fantastic Colorful Christams quilt....we love her Quilt designs!

* We have just 20 more days until our quilt contest ends so enter your quilts for a chance to win a beach cruiser bike.  All entries will be automatically entered into our Caribbean Cruise give-away and remember the quilt must be (mostly) made out of Riley Blake fabric. more

Just arrived

21 Jul 2011

Lost and Found by Jen Allyson for My Minds Eye just arrived as well as Promenade by Stitch Studios (Cyndi Walker).  Plus laminates for Farm Fresh, Happier, Sugar and Spice and Sew Cherry are in stock.  We are sad to say that Laminates for Lost and Found are still 30 days away. more
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