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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 the Quilting Arts TV Blog Hop! I am excited to help kick off this weeklong blog hop with the other guests for Series 1400. Just in time too - because tonight I'll be flying to Frankfurt and then Johannesburg - on Carolyn Mazloomi's tour group to the International... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Luana Rubin
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This one is for all of you who share photos of cats on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram. We love sharing images of our own beloved cats, and we love clicking through pictures of cute, silly, grumpy, sleepy, playful kitties. A couple weeks ago we brought home an adult female cat... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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I know many of you are anxious to know that Dana's heart surgery went very well this week, and we are told she had the best outcome possible. Thank you for your prayers, and we wish her a speedy recovery during her 6 week medical leave. We are still collecting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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Summertime is often a time for outdoor music festivals, a musician playing on a street corner, and music wafting through an open window at night. One of my great inspirations is music, and all of our children have become musicians and music lovers. We often are going out to hear... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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July 19 I am departing for South Africa with Carolyn Mazloomi's tour group. I still have room in my large 2nd suitcase for donated lap quilts for the kids in need there, if you'd like to participate. See last week's newsletter for details, or contact eQuilter customer service. The next... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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Castles, Fairies and Unicorns... Oh My! This dreamy fantasy land will appeal to all ages of magical thinkers, set in celestial sashing with vintage map coordinates. Should the question of matching pillows and curtains come up, we have lots of these novelty prints, or you can add wizards and dragons... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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As we approach the Fourth of July holiday here in the US, I thought it would be fun to do a collage of Cowgirls and Americana. Between these 3 categories - Americana, Old West and Horses - there are enough flags, cowgirl boots and galloping horses to keep you busy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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Over the years many of you have called and written to tell us about our wonderful customer service, and your interactions with our CS manager Dana Chapman. Since Dana has a PhD in Textiles, we like to refer to her as Dr Dana, ready to handle all of your fabric... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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Do you know a special kindergartener with that big first day looming in a couple months? Do you know a classroom that could use a bright cheerful wallhanging this fall? Check out the fun school-themed fabrics in this week's eQuilter Exclusive Free Pattern, and you'll be signing up for Teacher's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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This week's photo/fabric collage celebrates Fashion and Fabrics - two of our great loves that go hand in hand. The photo is a statue of Queen Victoria, in Glasgow Scotland. If you look closely you'll see her flowered dress and lace trimmed sleeves. Like most women, she loved her accessories...... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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* I've just posted a large group of photos from Quilt Canada in Niagara/St Catherines, and I know you'll enjoy seeing what our neighbors to the north are doing with their quilts! There are quite a few talented Canadian quilt artists whose work we've seen in Houston over the last... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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We have a new Free Shipping Policy up now, just in time for the Summer Solstice this week! Just order $100 or more, and you get free USA Shipping, or half price International Shipping by our most economical shipping method. This beautiful large quilt won 2nd place in the "Bed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Luana Rubin
This last week I was in the Niagara Falls area, at my 2nd Quilt Canada. I saw old and new friends, many eQuilter customers, including one who came from Ireland! Canada's quilting movement is growing fast, and the introduction of the Modern Quilt Guild has added to the rapid spread... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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If you dream of waking up to the sound of waves falling on the sand.... If you catch a whiff of salty sea air and say "Ahhhh...!" If you hear the strum of a ukulele, and fall into a tropical reverie... This quilt is for you! Our exclusive eQuilter Free... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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Last year I went to Quilt Canada in Penticton, anxious to see what the Canadian quilters were up to, and also to spend some time with Libby. As you probably know, Libby never made it to Penticton. However while at that show, I gave them a challenge. I said if... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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Tonight I went to the award ceremony for the Quilt Canada conference here at Brock College in St Catherine's. We were visited by Captain Brock who then helped Marilyn Walker to cut an anniversary cake. I took photos of the slides with the winners names. Some were a little blurry... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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Tomorrow at 6 am I'll be on my way to the airport - flying into Toronto and then on to St Catherine's at Niagara Falls. It is kind of surreal. As I kid I heard about Niagara Falls as the place to go for a honeymoon - ha! Now I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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One of the great things about having a 15,000 sq ft warehouse full of 20,000 products, is that we can stock several seasons of a designer's work, and see the story that is told and the consistency of color that is revealed in multiple collections. This week's exclusive eQuilter Free... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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* "Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost." - Tolkien One of the things we quilters love to do is travel! We love to travel to quilt festivals to take classes, see the award-winning quilts, and meet fellow quilt-a-holics. We love to travel to collect textiles and crafts from other... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Luana Rubin
One of the best parts of my "job" is that I travel, meet talented and friendly quilters, take photos of amazing quilts, and share images of quilts shows I've attended in the last year. As my summer quilty travel approaches, I want to put out a call to those of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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Imagine a peaceful morning in the mountains of Japan... in this week's eQuilter Exclusive Free Pattern. Graceful cranes take flight against the silhouette of forested hills, as a misty light illuminates the sky. Golden speckles of stardust outline the shapes of distant birds, in this magical scene from Robert Kaufman... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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I've had a crush on William Morris since I was a girl, but it took a long time for me to realize who he was and what his designs were all about. In the early 90's I took a trip to London, to visit an old friend. It was my... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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Last weekend we attended Quilt Market, and placed our orders for the next several months. Here is Part 2 of our Quilt Market preview. These are some of our favorite collections - which will be arriving here at eQuilter through summer and fall. Watch the newsletter as they arrive! Paradise... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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If you've been to Las Vegas, you know that it is a crazy heart-pounding combination of Hollywood glitz, James Bond style, and champagne dreams. The flashy bright lights, the irresistible people-watching, & the Bigger-Than-Life interior & exterior decor, all add up to an unforgettable experience. We've put together some of... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Luana Rubin
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Whew! It has been a very busy week, with 3 days in Pittsburgh for Quilt Market, and 3 days in New York for Design Week. As you may know, I lived in New York while I worked on 7th Avenue, and I really enjoy having a quick visit back to... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Luana Rubin