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Blog | Stitchin' Post in Sisters, OR
Sisters, Oregon
Interests: Quilting, Sewing, Knitting, Gardening
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What a treat for my husband John and I to stay with Lorna and Michael Hunter in Newcastle at their lovely home and see their totally amazing garden. Lorna has been coming to Quilter’s Affair for 15 years. It was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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---Taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary--- Lucy and Ollie (the kitties) have just come in from playing in the garden all summer long and their “mom” (Valori Wells, textile designer for Robert Kaufman) has been very busy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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What an amazing show this was! I was invited as a guest artist to this show last month, and had a 10 x 20 foot booth with hard walls. My quilts looked so pretty set up that way. So many... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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A special treat just for you this Holiday Season is a pattern that Kayley created, “Improv Trees.” This looks modern, but if you are out in the woods you will see full trees, and parts of trees, so every tree... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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August Alchemy: Holiday Spirit When we think of the holidays coming up the color that first comes to mind is red. It is classic! We have chosen a wide range of reds from the traditional random dot to the red... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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What’s new? I am sure you are wondering about this when you see “2nd edition” on the cover. As most of you know, I do a lot of teaching, and my active role in design is ongoing as I create... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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An artist creates something that sparks questions. A designer creates solutions. Ah, but a quilter does both! What purposes do quilts serve? On a bed or in a chair, they are meant to keep someone warm. Tapestries were originally used... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen that we are hosting a 14 day creativity challenge. This is the first year that we are doing anything like this and we hope that this can continue after Quilter’s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Rosalie is a great hexagon pattern, well written, fun and easy to make. I used the July Alchemy fabric pack for the main fabric choices and used some of the 10 recommended fabrics for the other choices. It uses a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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“Designer Month” it is for July! To celebrate all the wonderful fabric designers that come and teach workshops for us at the 43rd annual Quilter’s Affair in conjunction with the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. The theme for the show this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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The second edition of Intuitive Color and Design is out! I have signed copies available exclusively at the Stitchin' Post. There are so many ways to talk about color and what I have learned through the years that is most... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Water is a tricky thing. Monet knew it and spent most of his life trying to understand how it plays with light and reflection. As you can see in this month’s collection of water photos that Valori curated, water looks... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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I was chatting with Lawry after Beach Retreat about how to pack for a quilting workshop or retreat. I'm sure glad I did because she has a ton of tips, some that are even specific for Quilter's Affair which is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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As a little girl, and still today, the cabin my grandmother built in 1938 on the Metolius is my favorite place in the whole world. I remember as a little girl learning to fish with a pole my dad made... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Many people who are following us, whether online or in the shop, know that this is the time of year when we are really gearing up for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, but we are also working hard to make... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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The June Alchemy of Fabric fabric pack is used to create a wall hanging or table runner with a modern esthetic that gives the feeling of the “many moods” of water. This month’s project uses the Zen Chic pattern created... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Hi, Mittens here, One of the Studio Cats in the Wild, I want to introduce you to one of my good friends, fellow Studio Cat, Fancy, made by Paige. Fancy has a Very Big Weekend planned soon and she wanted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Our focus for Alchemy of Fabric Club this month is “water” and the variety of shades of blues, aqua-green, and everything in-between. The colors of water that you perceive when looking at the water before you, is momentary and fleeting.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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I have never missed a spring market and only one fall market in 43 years. I love going and seeing what new offerings there are and visiting with all of my acquaintances in the industry. It is especially fun for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Our focus this month for Alchemy of Fabric are neutrals and how they play together and with bright supplemental fabrics, much in the style of Jen Kingwell. While she was here, she wrote a guest blog post about her thoughts... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Before leaving for St. Louis Quilt Market, Jean and Val decided to host a Studio Cat Creation Party for the Stitchin’ Post Team. We all had a great time and want to share our advice for hosting your own. Once... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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For the past few days, Jen Kingwell has been here at the Stitchin' Post teaching. We asked her to write a guest blog about her thoughts on neutral fabrics. These are her thoughts: On Using Neutrals I'm a lover of... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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The Alchemy of Fabric theme for May is “Friends to All” with a focus on Jen Kingwell’s style of piecing and color theory, which is why we have chosen “The Avenue” as the featured quilt for this month. At the... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Jean recently traveled down to San Diego for the opening of her newest exhibit, The Anatomy of Nature, in Visions Art Museum. This exhibit will be up until July 2nd, 2017 (just before the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on July... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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The Alchemy of Fabric Club- May 2017 Edition: Friends to All “Friends to All” really is a good description for neutral themed fabrics. We are so fortunate these days to have the variety that we do in the scale and... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post