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Blog | Stitchin' Post in Sisters, OR
Sisters, Oregon
Interests: Quilting, Sewing, Knitting, Gardening
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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 12 hours ago 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 3 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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"Floral Fusion" Collage by Valori Wells It has been a long winter here in Sisters this year, and we have all been looking forward to spring. So we chose Floral Fusion as our Alchemy of Fabric theme for the month... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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I just couldn't help myself I had to make something out of the Garden Delight Florals and the new Essex homespun. I used the 5/8" Paper Piecing Hexagons. This was such a fun, small project with sweet flowers! Happy Sewing!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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The Alchemy of Fabric Club- April 2017 Edition: Floral Fusion When I first saw Laura Heine's pattern for "Old Blue", I knew that my husband would love it. He had a "52 Chevy pickup when he was 17. His grandfather... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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The Alchemy of Fabric Club- April 2017 Edition: Fussy Cut Flowers on a Denim Jacket Allow yourself to look at the April Alchemy fabrics with “new eyes”. Instead of the overall effect of the fabric take a few moments and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Our friend, Shannon, is teaching the Block of the Month "Delilah" club by Jen Kingwell and she has some tips and tricks to help with the March block. We have been told that next month's block has a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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The Alchemy of Fabric Club- April 2017 Edition: Floral Fusion This is the perfect month to look at fabric with “new eyes”. It is spring and the image of flowers brings with it the association with ease in the weather,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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The Alchemy of Fabric Club- March 2017 Edition: Jean's Greens While it is great to play with colors and theory, sometimes we want to actually use the fabrics in our stashes! So here is an idea of a project that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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8 Hashtags Every Quilter Should Know (And Use!) From sharing a finished quilt to finding inspiration for a new project hashtags are a great way for the quilting community to come together from all over the world in the comfort... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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The Stitchin’ Post Team calls the March Alchemy of Fabric “Jean’s Greens” because we all know how much she loves green! Last week, Valori made a photo collage inspired by “Jean’s Greens” (the whole image is at the bottom of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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I had a wonderful opportunity this week to work with two of my former students that wanted mentoring on their Art Quilting Journey. They arrived bright and early on Monday morning and we spent the day exploring color in a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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The Alchemy of Fabric Club- March 2017 Edition: Jean's Greens Alchemy by definition is a magical process of transformation, creation or combination of two elements in an attempt to turn them “into gold”. This definition rings so true with the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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The Alchemy of Fabric Club- March 2017 Edition: Jean's Greens This fresh spring green symbolizes new beginnings. Since I was a little girl green has been my favorite color so you can imagine how excited I am about this month’... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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I love changing up pillows on my couch with the seasons. I keep the same pillow forms and just change out the covers. I am very excited about using the running stitch as a decorative accent, and you can see... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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We invite you to join us in creating a “Fabric Story” each month, with the characters of the fabrics we have curated for you. The stash you are building is the artist's palette you will draw from for a creative... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Recently, I was reflecting on when I first started knitting and what I have learned since then. Here are 7 things that I really wish I had known when I first started that would have made me more successful in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Look at what Kayley made! She could hardly wait to cut into this panel when it arrived and this is what she came up with. We named the camel runner "Jasmine" after the camel that Val rode in Moracco. What... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Wow! Annette did a fabulous job on her Wish quilt! She used Valori's new fabric line, Jasmine, and featured the limited edition Jasmine panel. There was even enough fabric leftover after fussy cutting to piece together strips for the binding.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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A new creation has been birthed from Val's ornately carved blocks. After the Jasmine collection was complete, the blocks still had more to say... more story to tell. Following her inspiration, Val prepared the background of the fabric for printing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Inspired by the rich, saturated color, ornate design, and adventures in Morocco, Valori Wells' new fabric line, “Jasmine,” was born... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Blog | Stitchin' Post