Friday, April 22, 2011

And the winner is.... Sandra of Moab, Utah!! Congratulations!

Please contact me with your e-mail addy and I'll send the fat quarters right out!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fat Quarter Give-away!!

Although I haven't seen it on the shelves of a quilt shop yet, Cute As A Bug has shipped and is officially a product!! I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it. I've wanted to design fabric since I was 7 years old and here it is. What a blessing!

The manufacturer is Avlyn Inc. They don't sell to chain stores (as the designer, I'm conflicted on that one) and the quality is fabulous. You could put a fat quarter of Cute As A Bug next to a fat quarter of the most expensive quilt fabric in the shop and you couldn't tell which one was which. It feels great, needles great, and has great body (not sure about the thread count).

In this economic climate with the increase in the cost of greige goods (pronounced gray goods), I was afraid Avlyn would have to use a cheaper blank fabric, but NOO Way! They used the good stuff and even included a glow-in-the-dark ink around the glow worm and lightning bug.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I'd like to offer two sets of fat quarters as a giveaway. Yes, I'll pay shipping anywhere on the planet.

All you have to do is leave a comment here or on Face Book, with the name and addy of a quilt shop that might be interested in carrying the fabric.

BTW: There will be a quilt made with the fabrics in the Avlyn booth at Quilt Market in May. Two of the fabrics have sold out already (!), so the quilt will incorporate 10 of the 12 skus.

So, please help me celebrate!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Digital Collage for Mixed Media at Quilt Festival

New workshop from Two Sipsters Studio: Digital Collage for Mixed Media debuted at Quilt Festival in Cincinnati.

What fun we had selecting backgrounds and subjects, adding words, and surface design before stitching and finishing!

The sewing labs were great, eliminating the need for participants to each drag a sewing machine to class. Thank you Janome!!

We explored words added as a layer in the digital collage, or added as a quotation printed on cotton twill tape.

Once each participant chose the background, subject, and words, they were printed on fabric and layers of texture were added with stencils and/or rubber stamps.

Jana had never worked with digital collage before, but was able to complete an awesome mini quilt in class.

Eleny was the class angel and passed out class materials, as well as disposed of paint cleanup.

Photographs, words, digital and manual texture are combined in delightful mini quilts for gifting or displaying.

Some students combined their own backgrounds and subjects in Photoshop Elements, while others had little or no experience with the software.

Happy faces share the results of their classroom work, inviting YOU to the next Digital Collage for Mixed Media!!