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Blog | Stitchin' Post in Sisters, OR
Sisters, Oregon
Discover education, inspiration, and creativity at Stitchin’ Post, the premier makery in the Pacific Northwest for quilts, kits, yarns, and workshops.
Interests: Quilting, Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery, Fiber Arts, Crafting
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Every crafter needs a pincushion, or two, or three. Even more than that, crafters need a way to experiment. You can't grow or improve as a quilter without trying new techniques, patterns, and colorways. A small project, like a pincushion, can free you to experiment without the commitment and cost of a larger project. Smaller projects can also be a way to fit creating into our busy lives. Make a pincushion as an easy way to try that technique you've been wondering about, or to work with a new mix of colors. Jump in and play. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Instead of 12 days of Christmas, we decided to do the holidays maker style with The 12 Projects of Christmas. We're starting a bit early, releasing a project a week, so there is plenty of time for crafting and for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
Thanks so much for all the comments! We love hearing from you all and it inspires us to do more when we know it's appreciated.
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Back to school for me is more time for creative pursuits. I am putting the garden to bed and this weekend cleaned the studio. I found so many lost treasures and color stories started presenting themselves right before my eyes. “Palette Play” is one of my favorite pastimes. Usually a printed piece of fabric, a snapshot, or a memory will spark an idea. At this point in the creative process I just play and have the question, "What if?", in the back of my mind. I pull any color that seems to want to play with the rest of them. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Summer Colors seems like a timely topic to explore this month. Summers in Sisters are magical, even though this year it took longer to arrive. I can hardly wait to go to the nursery in town when it warms up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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I feel like I am “Dreaming in Color” with summer finally here, and my garden and pots all planted. I just love this time of year. Last February, on a ten day trip to Maui, John and I ended up with six days of torrential rain. It was warm and beautiful, but really wet. Thank goodness I put together a bag of linen squares, scrap fabric, and cotton pearl floss. So I was a happy camper cutting out simple stone shapes with my small embroidery scissors and stitching to my heart's content. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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The Schoolhouse Tunic from Sew Liberated is a great example of current apparel patterns, and one of our favorites. It's such a versatile and flattering pattern. The pattern is well written, easy to follow, and quick to make up. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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We're turning 44! Come celebrate with us. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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"Pushing Color" with Jean WellsThis may sound odd to you, but using this technique when you are putting a palette together creates more depth in the color choices for a quilt. Visiting the Gee’s Bend Quilter’s exhibit at the de Young Art Museum in San Francisco made me realize that using more than one fabric in a color group kept me viewing the piece longer. As we all know if they ran out of a red, for instance, they looked for another one, but they did not necessarily match. Going to the fabric store to find the perfect fabric was not an option. That year I made Steppin’ Out, and followed that plan with the reds and blues in this log cabin design. Then when it came to City Scape I did the same thing. My Intuitive Color and Design book goes into more detail on color choices. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Make a footstool, bite into english paper piecing, or solve a scrappy mystery. No matter which class appeals to you, you're sure to learn something new from our expert teachers and have fun doing it. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Dreaming in Color with Jean Wells. Dull vs Bright --- A Form of Contrast. Take a look at how color and design work together to create art. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Stop in for sales, demos, refreshments & prize drawings April 18th - 20th, 2019. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Stitchin' Post April 2019 Alchemy of Fabric collection, companion fabrics and project ideas. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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I wanted to challenge myself to work in a color palette that was completely new to me. I choose blue and orange, which are opposite each other on a standard color wheel. I always begin by pulling as many fabrics as I can that “might work” in the composition. Log cabin style blocks are my very favorite and allow the use of a variety of fabrics with a mix of solids and prints. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Starburst - Stitchin' Post's Alchemy of Fabric collection for March 2019. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Free tutorial! Quilt a wonky four patch with 10' squares. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Meet Lawry Thorn... one of Stitchin' Post's amazing instructors Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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A group of volunteers – quilt historians, quilt enthusiasts and quiltmakers – who believe it is time to survey, record, preserve and share the stories of Oregon quilts and their makers. Many other states have completed similar documentation projects and shared their findings; we think it is time for one to be undertaken in the Beaver State! Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Meet Tonye B. Phillips! Tonye is sharing her knowledge and colorful style at the Stitchin' Post this spring. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Tutorial for how to select and mix colors and patterns for Stitchin' Posts free wonky four patch quilt pattern. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Join June Jaeger at Stitchin Post for an inspirational class in pictorial landscape design, painting with dyes on fabric, or pictorial fabric painting with inks. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Meet Becky Van Verst... join her for a fun bag class this spring at Stitchin' Post. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Dreaming in Color with Jean Wells. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Croatia Alchemy of Fabric collection for January 2019 exclusively from Stitchin' Post. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post
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Casey Newman is teaching Eco Printing at Stitchin' Post March 2019 Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at Blog | Stitchin' Post