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Blog | Stitchin' Post in Sisters, OR
Sisters, Oregon
Interests: Quilting, Sewing, Knitting, Gardening
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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
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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