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Blog | Stitchin' Post in Sisters, OR
Sisters, Oregon
Interests: Quilting, Sewing, Knitting, Gardening
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“Marmalade Dreams”, say it out loud. It just feels light and airy. This is Valori’s newest collection of fabric from Robert Kaufman. The main print was printed digitally so the detail is spectacular. As most of you know, she hand... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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What fun I am having with these neutrals, making the Pearl District table runner from Busy Bee Quilt Designs! It made me feel like I was back on the Oregon coast, picking up beach stones and experiencing all of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Neutrals are some of my favorites to work with in the design of quilts and especially when such interesting texture is involved. I have known Jennifer Sampou since she first joined P&B Textiles as a designer in the 90’s. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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May 2018 Alchemy of Fabrics Project Ideas... “Folksy Fish” are just that! This week end I made three of these blocks and plan to make many more. They are whimsical and very fun to “dress up”. It was kind of... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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May Alchemy 2018 Gone Fishing! Doesn’t that sound like a fun outing, even if you sit on the bank and stitch while your family is fishing? I grew up fishing with my dad on the Metolius River near Sisters, and... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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April Alchemy Project: Michelle from Busy Bee Quilt Designs created this simple, very fun quilt for us using the Enchanted Forest fabrics. Michelle’s patterns are so popular because of the simple designs and how well they work with a variety... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Enchanted Forest... Who would not want to take a walk through these enchanted scenes with a forest theme? …we were captivated by the whimsy of the scenes, as well as the sophistication of the color palette. The navy blue along... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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When we found the Springtime in Paris fabric, it set the color tone for our March release. Collage is so important these days, and it is such a useful fabric that we choose everything else to come along on our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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I had so much fun with these fabrics in the Eclipse Table Runner. (Or it could be a bed runner.) I choose to focus on the blues and neutral prints and solids and keep the background fabric the grey grid,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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“Musings” --- day dreaming -- this makes me think of Val when she gets into her creative zone--whether it be with her camera, her pencil and sketchbook, or designing a quilt. She has been like this since she was a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Game Night... Who doesn’t like to play with scrabble pieces and creating words?! Sarah Filke, who comes every other year to teach for us at the Quilter’s Affair, was at fall quilt market with her new release. I was really... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Intuitive Color and Design by Jean Wells As quilters, when we audition possible fabrics for projects, it is difficult to make a final decision until we actually see them interacting with each other. It is hard to tell what is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Intuitive Color and Design, revised edition “Color Confidence” As I was setting the table for the holidays, I unpacked my Color Work Table Runner that I love to put out for my holiday decorating. It reminded me of what a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Happy Holidays to all of you! Alchemy of Fabric, December 2017 - All Around Town Putting this collection together for you this month was so much fun…. it felt like traveling around, stopping to sight-see, and shop. The content as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Alchemy of Fabrics, November 2017 - Treasure Island We picked our selection of companion prints for this month's Alchemy pack from Alison's Sun Print lines, as well as pieces from Rebecca Bryan's Panache Line from Kaufman, Annie Brady's Big Sky... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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When I started looking for an idea for this collection I happened upon the Diving Board collection from Alilison Glass... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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“Gold Rush” seems like the perfect color to feature for October. It is the color of celebration, wedding rings, golden anniversary, etc. And this time of years the woods are full of yellow gold leaves to deep golden rust. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Jean & John's visit to Scotland, continued... We visited the Royal Botanic Gardens, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The highlight was seeing two Andy Goldsworthy installations. He is one of my favorite artists, he does outside installation with natural materials from Scotland.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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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