Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fabric.com sale - Cotton Prints for $3.95 per yard

Michael Miller Whimsy Large Doozie Turquoise
Fabric.com is having a sale on over 800 items, including Michael Miller and Moda, and just $3.95 per yard. Get free shipping on orders of $35 or more, too. (No coupon codes are needed!)

Offer ends at midnight EST on 11/22.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Specials at Fabric.com

Several specials at Fabric.com have come up:

  • Download your free pattern, Mama-San Apron, no strings attached! See the rest of their free patterns here.
  • Fall Frenzy sale: 50% off select cotton prints, including Moda, Kaufman, Fabri-Quilt and more (through 10/25 only)
  • $1.95 clearance items have been restocked, which includes broadcloth prints, holiday crafts, stickers and trim

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Big sale at Memory Lane Quilt Shop in Santee, CA

One of my favorite local quilt shops, Memory Lane Quilt Shop, is having a big sale this weekend, October 23-24--very tempting:

All panels, select layer cakes, charm packs and jelly rolls are on sale, mix and match as follows:
  • Buy 1 take 25% off
  • Buy 2 take 30% off
  • Buy 3 take 35% off
  • Buy 4 take 40% off
  • Buy 5 take 50% off
Additionally, selected fabrics will be marked 30% off as well. This shop has a great selection of batiks, too, so if you're into that, you should stop by just to see. And their quilt of the month patterns are terrific!

Memory Lane Quilt Shop
225-C Town Center Parkway
Santee, CA 92071

Hours on the weekend are 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Save 30% at Quilt In A Day!

As a thank-you to all participants in the Symphony of Quilting Challenge, Eleanor Burns is offering 30% off all non-sale items on her websites. Use the code BABYLOCK in the coupon code when you check out. Plus orders of $100 or more ship free, and orders of $50 or more get a free gift. This offer is valid through October 30, 2010, and can't be used on furniture, classes or retreats.

Her websites are QuiltInADay.com and EleanorBurns.com, where you can find books, DVDs, fabric and kits, thread, patterns, and many other quilting supplies.

Also, visit her website to download a free pattern. This page is updated regularly, so visit it often.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

San Diego Quilt Show!

The 29th annual San Diego Quilt Show is taking place at the San Diego Convention Center this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (September 16-18, 2010).

Show hours are Thursday and Friday from 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm.

Admission is $8 for a single day pass, and $12 for a three-day pass, for attendees 11 years and over. Children 4-10 years are $5 and children 3 and under are free.

The show includes hundreds of quilts on display, a charity raffle, sales booths, vendors,  exhibits, cloth doll displays, a quilting bee, wearable art and the 2009 fashion challenge.

For complete information, visit the San Diego Quilt Show website.

Treasures from the attic

This is a quilt my friend Stacy received from her mother this past summer. A little background first:

Stacy was expecting her first baby when the package arrived (in fact, Ella just arrived on Sunday!). Her mother, who is in Minnesota, sent her a package of gifts from friends there (from her shower) to her home here on the west coast.

When Stacy opened the package, she was delighted to find two treasures. This is the first one: the quilt Stacy's mom made for her when Stacy was born. I find it absolutely charming.

Stacy actually remembers her older brother having a suit made from the red gingham. The appliqué is done perfectly, and the colors are bright and bold primary colors--the patterns are solid and gingham. Simple, 1970s and utterly perfect.

The rickrack trim adds texture and character, and the wide red border gives weight to the design.

I have to say--Stacy is a lucky mom, and Ella a lucky little girl--to have this treasure in her family. We were able to gently clean this gorgeous quilt, and it's as fresh, bright and bold as new.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Visit the Fashion Doll Review

My other blog has been devoted to my obsession with dolls, sewing for dolls, and modifying them. It ranges from vintage Barbie to 16" Tonner fashion dolls to ball-jointed dolls. Check it out for some inspiration!

Click these links to let me know when you visit with a link back to your site.

The photo here shows a a Rose Fairy costume I made for my ball-jointed doll made in Korea by a company called Peak's Woods. Her name is Mintie, and she stands almost 23" tall.

The Fashion Doll Review is set up to keep you informed on the latest and greatest in doll collecting, plus we feature sewing projects and doll crafts as well as some of the more humorous aspects of doll collecting.

When I say "we," I refer to an eclectic group of contributors who submit articles to the blog. We're a pretty diverse group of collectors.

Check out this blog...

What a lovely crazy quilt Altered Trading Card I came across while browsing today. It's quite lovely! What a great way to use up all these extra scraps...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Another blog of interest

If you love contemporary quilting, be sure to check out Quilting Arts blogs. It's packed with great inspiration and ideas. (Sign up for their newsletter, too!)

The most recent article discusses design ideas to help you improve your art. Frankly, I'm blown away by the "Trees" quilt by Lyric Kinard. It's just beautiful. Makes me want to get out my supplies right now!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Quilt Visions in San Diego

Are you planning a trip to southern California this summer? Stop by the Quilt Visions Gallery while you're here. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm (closed on major holidays), and is located at 2825 Dewey Rd, Ste 100, San Diego 92106.

Through July 25, you can experience the Three Voices exhibit, featuring art quilts by Katherine K. Allen, Valerie Goodwin and Kent WIlliams. Beginning August 6, 2010, you will be able to experience Transformations: Reflections, a Studio Art Quilt Associates exhibit.

Check out other news and events here, as well.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Quilting Arts Magazine - Free trial issue

If you love contemporary quilting, mixed media techniques, thread painting, embellishments, felting, hand-dyeying fabrics and more, Quilting Arts Magazine is for you. This colorful magazine is one of my personal favorites--it includes wonderful samples, easy-to-follow instructions, and amazing inspirational ideas that you can use on your own quilts, bags, wall hangings and more.

See more about Quilting Arts on their website.

You can get a trial issue here.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Free admission to the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival in Del Mar, CA!

Visit the Quilt, Craft and Sewing website to download a coupon for yourself (and all your sewing buddies) who are somewhat local to Del Mar, CA (just north of San Diego) for free admittance to the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival on May 20-22, 2010 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Bing Crosby Hall. This is a direct link to the PDF coupon. Free admission is part of their "recession busting efforts." You can also make a copy of the coupon.

The hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm. And they advertise early buying privileges if you arrive early on Thursday. Your ticket is good for all three days.

I attended last year, and they certainly had lots of fun stuff, included fabric, quilting kits, sewing and embroidery machines, other crafts and special deals. I think I'll try to go this year also.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New BasicGrey fabric by Moda

I'm thrilled to see that new BasicGrey fabric will be available this month (May 2010) by Moda. It's a lovely Christmas collection that matches their scrapbook paper line, called Fruitcake. Wonderful vintage colors and prints, the sample I show here is of course the property of United Notions/Moda.

Other fabric lines that are also available by BasicGrey are Eva and Blush. Eva is a lovely combination of brown, pink, rose and a pop of lime green. They contain prints such as stripes, woodgrain, florals, dots, large pheasants, lace, and paisley.

Blush is a wonderful blend of large leaf prints, florals,  birds, dots, swirls, feathered paisley, and elegant script. The colors are an antique feeling: blush, rose, powder blue, chocolate, burgundy, and just a hint of mint. Here is a link to a free pattern that uses the Blush collection.

More free quilt block patterns at Quilt Blocks Galore

There are lots of free quilt block patterns for private home use on the pages of Marcia Hohn of The Quilter's Cache.

Please be sure to read the Terms of Use page before downloading any of the patterns. You won't have the license to make any of your quilts for sale, or any other commercial use, when using these patterns. Read them carefully, and make sure you understand.