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The Quilted Fish
Utah
Fun loving quilter and designer of unique quilting patterns
Interests: sewing, quilting, fabric, having fun!
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Are you ready for cute overload? I am dying! Amber, my good friend and pattern writer for The Quilted Fish, made my Petite Maison pattern out of my new fabric, Cottage Garden. I just love the way it turned out. She paid so much attention to every detail, even crocheting little items like flowers. And she made tiny little stockings to hang on the mantle (squeel!!!). She made a Chirstmas tree, tree skirt and gifts!! Every detail on this little house is to die for. If you want to make one for yourself, the Petite Maison Pattern is on sale... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Quilted Fish
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Imagine yourself in a gypsy wagon.... Hand held out for madame Zujenia Keet to tell your fortune... As you sit on her colorful poufs, smoke wafting around you, she tells you your fortune. You will be very happy, she says. You will have many many yards of fabric, she says. This is what I do when I design a line of fabric. I immerse myself in whatever world I am currently inspired by. My newest line of fabric, now preselling and in stores in May, was inspired by Romanian Gypsys. My parents are living in Romania right now and I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at The Quilted Fish
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Hello! I am excited to be kicking off the Riley Blake blog tour! First off, let me take a minute to introduce myself a little. My name is Amanda Herring and I design under the name The Quilted Fish. I have designed 11 fabric lines for Riley Blake Designs!!! You can see all of my lines here. I love creating and designing and helping other people to do the same. I love to take naps, eat pizza (only gluten free, though, and it really isn’t the same), and travel the world. Now that you know me a little more (or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at The Quilted Fish
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Hello! The Pinner's Conference is just a few days away and I am hurrying to get my kits ready. I am so excited to teach this bracelet... That is hand stitching on a leather cuff! Talk about fun and unique. I am going to make one for all of my friends for Christmas. Okay, maybe one or two of them. Let's be honest. To add to the fun of the conference I have teamed up with Carina Gardner (Carina Gardner Designs and MiniLou) and Emily Taylor (Emily Taylor Designs and Pattern Jam) to do an amazing giveaway! Look at all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at The Quilted Fish
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Do you love Pinterest as much as me? I have about a bajillion pins and I haven't made hardly anything from them! Are you the same way? If you live in Utah (or in a nearby state) you have probably heard about the Pinners Conference. This is the most awesome conference because you can come and MAKE and DO some of the things (dare I say coolest things??) on Pinterest. And it is all ready for you. No prep, no going to 10 stores to find what you need, no Pinterest fails. Just great teachers, great projects and lots and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at The Quilted Fish
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Hello! Welcome to the our brand new blog, Find Your Lula. I have a lot to share with you in this first post! First off, I want to introduce myself. I am Amanda Herring, the founder and big dreamer behind Find Your Lula and The Quilted Fish. I am an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Find Your Lula
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Hello, and welcome! I am so excited to be a part of the Pillow Collective created by Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side! Seriously, who doesn't love pillows? I have about a gajillion on my couch. And I am not exaggerating at all. I also love things that have meaning, whether it is hidden or blatant. That's why I made this pillow: The meaing for me in this pillow is that it is the symbol of my cause which is helping people find and articulate their creativity. I love the image of a heart with wings. To me it says... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at The Quilted Fish
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I never took the time to come to the blog and tell you all about Find Your Lula 2013. It was an amazing experience! I am still amazed at the growth that I saw in the people that attended. It was like some invisible force was propelling everyone forward. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I am excited to finally share a little bit with you! Let me explain a little about Find Your Lula. My vision was to have a retreat where people could come together to learn valuable skills for business, design, entreprenuership and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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The Cottage has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of neglect and mediocrity to become a beautiful beacon to all those who yearn for a place in which they can grow in confidence, hone their abilities, open their creative pathways and be celebrated. Let us take you on a pictorial tour of our renovations at The Cottage. In the beginning... Behold the beauty... To learn more about The Cottage and the experiences available there visit our website at http://www.thequiltedfishpatterns.com/the-cottage.htm. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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Today is a very momentous day here at The Quilted Fish. My assistant Kristen is finally having her baby! Add to that the excitement of it being International Talk Like A Pirate Day and is it any wonder this day is special? Some may ask what these two things have in common or why I deem it exciting. To that I answer, what could be more appropriate for our newest little fishie than to be born on a day when all and sundry are speaking of the bounteous and beauteous ocean, their second home? When you’re speaking like a pirate,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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We have our latest catch of Rockstar Fishies!!! We love our rock stars and love seeing what you have made. So, if you have something you want to send in to be a Rock Star Fishie, we would love to see them! Remember, you can send them to us at thequiltedfish@gmail.com, or share them with us on our Facebook page. Here we go! Nancy Graves loves to sew and has recently been trying her hand at quilting. Here are some fantastic things that Nancy made from Flutter: Nancy is an awesome Grandma too. Check out what she made for her... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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The whole world seems to be buzzing about “The Royal Baby” since the official palace announcement on December 3, 2012. Now that the baby, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, is here, people seem to be even more frenzied and obsessed than before! Is this frenzy due to his romantic title of “Prince,” or to the royal family having a larger-than-usual gene pool? With pictures and posts about this momentous occasion bombarding us seemingly every minute of every day, how can we not stew about it? The question that’s been going around here at The Quilted Fish is... What gift... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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Nearly two weeks ago I came across an incredible story. The title of the news article was unbelievable enough to get my attention. The title of the article was Divers Nearly Swallowed by Humpback Whales off Central California Coast. Not something you read everyday is it? The article is well worth the read but the live video is even better! So the story goes that a group of people are out on the sea for a bit of whale watching. Two people from the group were in the water near the boat and seem to be trying to do some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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I have been looking forward to this post for a while! Today is the day we share the first batch of images sent from our customers and friends. They are what we call….. ROCK STAR FISHIES!!!! We love our rock stars and love seeing what you have made. So, if you have something you want to send in to be a Rock Star Fishie, we would love to see them! You can send them to us at thequiltedfish@gmail.com, or share them with us on our Facebook page. So here we go! Here are some lovely things that Kristen Roylance made... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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“Dreams, if they're any good, are always a little bit crazy. ” -Ray Charles I am a big proponent of dreaming. Particularly when it comes to creative dreams – either mine or someone else’s. Sometimes you really have to fight for your dream…with yourself, your partner, your parents, your bank….the list goes on. But no one else will fight for your dream unless you do! That is why I am pretty excited that I am part of the way to making one of my creative dreams come true! Yesterday we closed on the cottage (hence the key!). Here is a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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First off, I want to congratulate Christine Reyes on winning the Craftsy give away and the free fabric! I am so excited for her and I really really hope she will share pictures of her final project with us! Yesterday I was so fortunate to be able to start this… Although I am not sure if I will become a certified coach, I am excited to be able to use the skills I am learning at UCU to be able to help other people with their creative dreams and businesses. I currently have my own business/life coach and I LOVE... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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Hello, fishies! Did you all enter to win the Craftsy class? How many of you couldn't wait and you just had to buy it? I am one of those people. I like instant gratification. Which is funny, because I haven't made any progress on my bag. I really want to finish it...there just isn't time right now! Anyway, the contest is over now, and we will be drawing a winner for the class on Monday of next week. We will announce the winner on Tuesday. Thanks for playing!! We still have lots of great things going on! Remember to submit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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Meet Douglas I am pretty excited, there are only a couple of months until our Find Your Lula retreat! There are lots of cool things that will be going on at this retreat, but one of the coolest is that we will be spending a lot of time in Adobe Illustrator. This is the program that I use to design fabric, paper and home décor items. It has some amazing capabilities…considering you know how to use them! Douglas is a pro. He has a degree in graphic art! Here is some of his cool typography: And he does a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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Happy Friday, Fishies! Keep reading for a SUPER COOL giveaway!!! (it’s in all caps so it must be awesome, right??) Have you ever been to the Craftsy website?? Let me tell you. If you haven’t been, you better go! I love this site and I LOVE the classes they offer. I have taken two of their classes, one of which they gave to me as a special gift a few weeks ago. It was my goal to have my project from that class finished, but I couldn’t make it happen. But let me tell you…I AM LOVING this class! The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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Hello! Thank you all for joining me for the Fabric Fest blog hop. It seems that everyone feels the same way about hotels as I do! Maid service and room service are the best! The winner of the fabric is LeAnn. She has already been contacted via email, so if your name is LeAnn, check your email! She will get to pick out seven prints from Madhuri to get 1/2 yard cuts from my personal stash. We have more fun stuff coming up really soon, in fact on Friday. Stop back by then for another AWESOME giveaway with a super... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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Welcome, shop hoppers and regular visitors! There have been a lot of highlights for me this year so far, and a few still to come, but, out of all of those, one that I am most excited for is Riley Blake’s Fabric Fest!!! If you haven’t heard of Fabric Fest you can click HERE to find out more about it. Here is what I will be up to at Fabric Fest: I will be teaching these slippers…. They are called Pigs in a Blanket and they are so fun and so so sew easy! You will want to make some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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Today we are sharing design team magic! Each person on the team is sharing their mini quilt that they made for my market booth. You will want to stop by and see them all! Here are some links for you… Jana Brooke Jackie Candice Stephanie (who’s mini has had to be kept under wraps as it will soon be in a magazine publication!!!) Sally I hope you make one of each!!! Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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Market is over. It is a bittersweet feeling. The pressure is off but there is a whole year looming in front of the next one that I will exhibit at. I love the experience, the fun, the work and especially the people. I have a bunch of pictures, so I thought I would just show you my booth pictures. Maybe tomorrow I will post more pictures of the fun we had in Portland. Here is the booth prior to them putting down the sea of blue carpet. I had initially planned to have a giant elephant in the booth, but... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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Congrats to Cynthia for winning the 10" stacker and thanks again to everyone for voting. I will have some more pre-market fun going on, so stay tuned! Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at The Quilted Fish
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Wow! That was a lot of votes in a day and a half! Here are the totals: Quilt #1 Image one-12 votes Image two-34 votes Image three-45 votes Quilt #2 Image one- 45 votes Image two-24 votes Image three- 22 votes Good choices! Here is how they look finished and ready to print... I am excited to show you more of the new stuff! I am working on an emag full of pictures to share with you. It will probably be out about the time of market. Thanks again for voting! It was fun to have your help. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at The Quilted Fish