30 05, 2015

Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Winners!

By | 2018-03-01T08:36:06+00:00 May 30th, 2015|Bloggers Quilt Festival|13 Comments

Thank you to everyone that shared their quilts in the Festival! It's been inspiring and fun to see the variety of quilts and learn more about them all from each of you! Thank you to our sponsors too! If you haven't yet - visit these shops and find yourself a Festival treat :) Be sure to [...]

22 10, 2014

Quiltcast #52 :: YouTube Finds for Quilting

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:57+00:00 October 22nd, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

Today we are sharing some great finds on YouTube for quilters! There's always more to learn, and watching a video can be a great opportunity to learn something new! Tune in for more info about each of these resources : Missouri Star Quilt Company Quilty Quilt In a Day with Eleanor Burns Fat Quarter Shop [...]

15 10, 2014

Quiltcast #51 ::Inspiration to Quilt

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:57+00:00 October 15th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|5 Comments

Thanks for your notes on our volume levels - we have corrected the problem! Check out my feathered star post here. Inspiration can found all over the place, what goes into the design process. It varies every time! EQ7  is the software that we both use, but not necessary. Quilts can be designed in Illustrator, Photoshop, [...]

24 09, 2014

Quiltcast #49 :: Current Tools in our Studios

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:57+00:00 September 24th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

Catching up from our two week hiatus and my travels for Quilting Arts and Love of Quilting. Our basic tools are always our favorites! Check these out : 3"x 12" ruler pins :: fine & extra fine both by Clover Bella Color Card So Fine thread by Superior Wonder Clips Seam fix, seam ripper Splash rotary cutter [...]

10 09, 2014

Quiltcast #48 :: Finished Good Swaps

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:58+00:00 September 10th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|2 Comments

Do you sew for yourself much? Love happy mail? Maybe you just need a little push to try something new in your quilting...everyone seems to come to a lull in their creativity at one time or another. Swaps are a great opportunity to be inspired by other sewists, and sew for a friend. April and [...]

10 07, 2014

Quiltcast #44 – Adventures in Hand Appliqué

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:58+00:00 July 10th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|0 Comments

Today both April and I are catching up with each other; and you! My new, just for me project, is hand appliqué. I never thought I would be interested in it, but I'm loving it! So we are chatting about the different ways to prepare pieces for appliqué, and some tips and tools to put to [...]

18 06, 2014

Quiltcast #42 — Quilters favorite candy = Fabric!

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:58+00:00 June 18th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast, Uncategorized|3 Comments

April and I have spent quite a bit of time talking about our own fabrics lately, so we decided to talk about other collections that we like and/or are looking forward to this summer! Everything we mentioned is available now or will be soon. Our Top 5 upcoming fabric lines: 25th and Pine Lula Magnolia Arizona Pretty [...]

11 06, 2014

Quiltcast #41 — Putting Yourself Out There, with Magazine Submissions

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:58+00:00 June 11th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|2 Comments

Catch up with both Amy and April this week! Amy talks more about the Common Threads event last week, and our current projects. There's a lot of patience and perseverance involved in submitting project and pattern ideas to magazine editors, but we have a few pointers for you too! Get to know the magazine that you [...]

28 05, 2014

Quiltcast #39 – Quilt Market Aftermath

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:59+00:00 May 28th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|1 Comment

Hi there! I hope you are enjoying the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I've spent a few hours going through all the entries, trying to decide if I can pick a favorite - it's hard to select just one! You can vote for your favorites by following this link! For the Quiltcast today, April and I chatted [...]

22 05, 2014

Quiltcast #38 — Live from Quilt Market

By | 2018-03-01T08:36:19+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|7 Comments

  I am later than expected getting this out to you - Market recovery has been slow, and today is my birthday! I finally got my house back into decent shape yesterday, after being gone, and letting things pile up a little the week before. I hope you enjoy our quick recap of Market happenings! [...]

7 05, 2014

Quiltcast #36 — Lessons Learned

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:01+00:00 May 7th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

We are in the home stretch of Market prep, and looking forward to having all the work behind us soon! Today we talk about some of the quilting lessons we've learned the hard way, and share our blunders with you. Share your lessons in the comments! At Market we will be here :: Modaland at [...]

23 04, 2014

Quiltcast #34 – Designing Fabric

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:01+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|0 Comments

While fabric designing newbies, we thought you might like to know more about our approach to fabric design, and how we got here. Join April and I as we share what we know :) Our process and inspiration - both unique, with similar results in fabric design. I tend to use and manipulate shapes in [...]