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Luana Rubin
Boulder, Colorado
Owner of eQuilter.com, Designer & Color Expert
Interests: Painting, photography, writing, international travel, my fragrant flower garden, learning new languages, supporting international charities that help children, environmental issues.
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Welcome to all of our new Kiwi subscribers! We're happy to have you! Oh gosh, it is so hard to be missing the Tokyo Quilt Festival this weekend, but that was a conscious decision to go to the quilt convention in New Zealand this year. I have a friend who... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Luana Rubin
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This week's exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern is an exquisitely rendered panel, featuring a graceful Peacock perched on a wrought-iron gate, with a lovely garden in the background. The carefully selected coordinates include peacock feathers, and a champagne-colored version of Fairy Frost with a gleaming iridescent texture. ...featuring the 'Jewel of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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After spending a delightful 11 days in New Zealand, including 3 days in Palmerston North at the quilt convention, I'd like to share this whimsical scrappy quilt with all of you. I can't help but smile when I look at this quilt, because this is the main reason most of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Luana Rubin
eQuilter.com is seeking an upbeat, organized, dependable and self-motivated individual as a full or part-time Assistant to our Buying/ Customer Service Dept. The right person will love fabric, color and design as well as having proven computer, Internet and phone skills. They will also have great writing skills, along with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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Oh my goodness what a crazy busy trip I've had in New Zealand! I am writing to you on Saturday night, and a taxi will pick me up at 5:45 am to go to the airport. Every day has been filled from top to bottom. I will leave New Zealand... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Luana Rubin
Only Quilters Need Apply:- ) eQuilter.com is seeking an upbeat, organized, dependable and self-motivated individual as a full or part-time Assistant to our Buying/ Customer Service Dept. The right person will love fabric, color and design as well as having proven computer, Internet and phone skills. They will also have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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This fabulously opulent quilt design is inspired by Pietra Dura - the Florentine mosaics made from inlaid semi-precious stones. It also brings to mind the floral 'Parchin kari' inlay work at the Taj Mahal. If you are inspired by Italian Renaissance art, you will love working with these luscious fabrics... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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Greetings from Christchurch in New Zealand! I've made a big loop of the South Island in the last 6 days, and on Thursday I will travel to Palmerston North for the Manawatu Quilt Convention. I know I will see many of our customers at the show, and hopefully at my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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This week I am writing to you from Queenstown on the South Island of New Zealand. I am touring here for a week, before I go to the quilt festival next week on the North Island. New Zealand has been on my bucket list for a long time, and now... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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Celebrate life with this exuberant new quilt pattern featuring dancing maypoles in brilliant, luminous hues. The ombre shading of Kaufman's Pointillist Palette give a 3-dimensional effect, and the colors really pop with the black poles and white backdrop! You may order the pattern as configured, (click through here to see... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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from Jan 7 eQuilter newsletter: Luana is en route to New Zealand and is contemplating unexpected creative inspiration. The inspiration for this collage is a photo of a metal hinge on a temple door in Narita, Japan. We would like to share this creative quote on creativity by Alan Alda:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Luana Rubin
* For many years I have traveled every January to the Tokyo Quilt Festival, but this year I am skipping Japan to check of a big bucket list item: I am spending 2 weeks in New Zealand! For those of you going to the quilt festival in Palmerston North, be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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Dreaming of Springtime? This exquisite eQuilter Free Pattern features the Botanic Garden collection by artist Chong-A Hwang. The unique quilt design combines a stained glass technique with a large scale scenic panel, creating a delightfully realistic view of a blooming garden. You can almost smell the blossom-scented air! You may... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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Every year seems to rush by faster than the last year, but in the end it is just more water under the bridge.... Each year is full of opportunities to make a fresh start: Birthdays, the First Day of Spring, the First Day of School, Anniversaries and Weddings.... But New... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Luana Rubin
from Dec 27 eQuilter newsletter: My brother and his kids are visiting from Southern California, and I think they wished too hard for a White Christmas! It started snowing on Christmas afternoon and by Friday we had a record-setting 12" of snow in Boulder! Every year we all seem to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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This very special eQuilter Free Pattern comes to you on Boxing Day, to celebrate the beauty of the winter holiday season. Our exclusive quilt design features the exquisitely detailed Snowy Owl collection 'Silent Flight' by wildlife artist James Meger. Whether you are a Harry Potter fan, or a serious birder... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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** from Boulder Colorado to our friends around the World *** Wishing you a blessed holiday with your loved ones today. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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*** Meanwhile, at the snowbound Winter Quilting Retreat.... Oh the weather outside is frightful But the fire is so delightful And since we've no place to go Let Us Sew! Let Us Sew! Let Us Sew! The fabrics were piled up by the chimney with care, in hopes that the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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This weekend I am writing to you from the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston Texas. (Don't be jealous - it is cloudy, chilly and windy.) I am seeing our NASA/Engineers Without Borders friends tonight - rocket scientists and maybe an astronaut or two? (Sounds like a scene from I Dream... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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What is it about castles, princesses, unicorns and dragons? We just can't get enough of them.... in movies, books, fairytales...and fabric! The image above is a photo I took last year while visiting Glamis Castle in Scotland, where the Queen Mother grew up. I've included a collage of fantasy fabrics... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Luana Rubin
If you haven't had time to check out our videos from Houston, be sure to have a look this week! We now have 6 videos from the quilt festival and IQA exhibits, and the latest one features Portrait and Figurative art quilts... one of MY favorite categories! Friday was Double... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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Let the Good Times Roll! This eye-popping eQuilter Free Pattern features the gorgeous Fabracadabra collection by quilt artist Paula Nadelstern. Paula's bold Mardi Gras color story takes you to the street party in New Orleans, and you'll be hearing Samba rhythms as you sew together this kaleidoscope of jazzy hues.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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Holiday shopping sure has changed! I can go through almost my entire list, sitting in my jammies and slippers with the kitty on my lap and a cup of tea next to the keyboard. This leaves more time for baking cookies and sewing last minute holiday projects. Who wants to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Luana Rubin
I have just returned from 3 days in Aurora Illinois, at the BERNINA Ambassadors Reunion. First of all let me just say again that I am so honored and appreciative to be a part of this group. It brings together such a stellar gathering of talent in our industry, giving... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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Festive Red Poppies twirl on a dramatic Midnight Black background, in this week's eQuilter Free Pattern. This clever quilt design with 3 poppy prints by Chong-A Hwang, combines 6" (Large) and 11" (Huge!) floral prints, and a large scale Poppy Garland Stripe for the borders. Best of all, this is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Luana Rubin