Category Archives: Trends

Humble Beginnings

Humble Beginnings Today I’m going to take you on a little journey behind the scenes. Let’s go all the way back to a quilt’s very humble beginnings, the cotton plant. Cotton plant Now this is what I call a blank … Continue reading

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Fall Quilt Market Update

According to Quilts, Quilts eInsider, this year’s Market in Houston drew 2,634 registered attendees, with 1,614 of those people also enrolling for classes and/or events. 1,062 people enrolled for Schoolhouse Series, and 1,169 for Sample Spree.  But the real news … Continue reading

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Trends from Spring Market

What a feast for the eyes!  Spring Quilt Market is in the books but the sights and sounds will be coming to your local quilt shop any day.  What was cool, new and memorable?  Where to begin?! Brights are back!  … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons to Join a Quilting Guild

Have you been on the fence about joining a guild? You searched for reasons to join a guild and cannot decide? Here, we give you our top ten reasons to join a quilting guild. Ten Reasons to Join a Quilting Guild … Continue reading

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How to Make a Clamshell Quilt

Clamshell quilts are on the top of many of our “quilts we want to make” lists. Not only are they so modern and appealing but there are so many fun techniques for constructing them. Maybe this post will give you … Continue reading

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How to Quilt with Recycled Materials

Have you made a quilt with recycled materials such as old clothing, vintage linens, t-shirts, blue jeans and men’s ties? Whether you work from a pattern and incorporate found fabrics into the design or you design your own pattern, using recycled … Continue reading

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CHA 2014 Trends Report

The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) held the Mega show in sunny, blue sky California last week.’s   social media expert, Melony Bradley attended the show and offered this report on the sewing and quilting trends she saw in Anaheim. … Continue reading

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