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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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Take a walk on the Wild Side with this week's exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern..... a Safari wallhanging quilt design featuring large scale portraits of Tigers, Elephants, Leopards and Zebras. Our weekly eQuilter Free Pattern features the "The Wild Side" collection by Group Four Design for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. You may... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Luana Rubin
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This week I am editing and posting lots of quilt photos from the New Zealand Quilt Conference last month, and from QuiltCon in Austin Texas last weekend. As I prepare to fly to Mexico City tomorrow, I want to be sure to share these images with you before sharing the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Luana Rubin
I just returned home from Austin Texas, before the blizzard hit here in Colorado, and gosh I am so glad I bumped up my flight from afternoon to early morning! I got home just as the big snow and wind started to whip up. They predicted 1"-2" of snow per... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Luana Rubin
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Horse-Lovers, Cowgirls and Cowboys alike will love this Western-themed quilt, which depicts a way of life that is disappearing fast. We especially like the vignette of the cowboy holding his beloved dog on the saddle. Our weekly eQuilter Free Pattern features the 'Happy Trails' collection by Victoria Schultz for Elizabeth's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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Gung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year - the year of the Sheep, the Goat, or the Ram. I am still thinking about the quilts, the landscapes, and the people of New Zealand...who I met on my trip there last month. There was one quilter I wish I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Luana Rubin
This week was definitely very non-quilt oriented because Sophie and I went to speak to the school board about all the kids and teachers who are being sickened by ongoing exposure to hydrogen-sulfide in the school building. After we pulled her out of the school, we spent more time at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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Bring home the magnificent power of these big jungle cats, with this week's exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern. Includes a Tiger panel, large scale Tiger portraits, and Tigers in the green grass. Main fabrics from the 'Tigers' collection by Exclusively Quilters. You may order the pattern as configured, (click through here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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This is a quilt by a Canadian quilter, featuring the Greens Point Lighthouse on Letete Passage, going into Passamaquoddy Bay in New Brunswick. The funny thing is, I photographed this quilt at the exhibit in New Zealand last month! The day before I saw this quilt, I had sailed on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Luana Rubin
This week I read about another study that supports the idea of Quilting having health benefits. There have been similar studies about Crafting, Knitting, etc. Those of us who quilt and craft have a little giggle about this, because we always knew it was true, but we are glad to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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Hey Frozen Fans! Do you wanna build a Snowman? This exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern features the warm-hearted Olaf from the wildly popular movie "Frozen", and you can just hear him saying "Some people are worth melting for" with that sweet goofy smile. You may order the pattern as configured, (click... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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When I travel to quilt festivals around the world to photograph the quilt exhibits, I am always looking for special quilts that express the spirit of the local culture. Today I am featuring 2 parts of a triptych by Kathy Grimson, that I saw at the Manawata Quilt Conference in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Luana Rubin
Happy February! This week is Paul's birthday, so feel free to send him a birthday greeting. He works so hard behind the scenes to run this company. He is the Giant Brain / Wizard of Oz behind the velvet curtain, who makes the website run silky smooth and at red... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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This week's exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern has inventive birdhouses with lots of clever details, filling the graceful branches of a lovely tree. Bird-lovers will adore the colors and visual stories of the birds with their little houses...featuring the 'Housing Boom' collection by Tracy Lizotte for Elizabeth's Studio. You may order... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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Aloha! Here's a bright fun little Mid-Winter break from all the snow and ice and generally lousy weather that many of you are dealing with. It got up to 76 degrees in Boulder yesterday - wish I could send you some of our weather! *smile* A week ago I was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Luana Rubin
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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 Jan 24, 2015 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