Sunday, December 6, 2015

Patchwork in Fashion

So I eat, sleep, breath quilting. I know I am not alone. I have had conversations with many of you - trading stories and photos on our phones of quilt patterns we see on our travels in sidewalks, wall mosaics and church ceilings. In the many catalogs that have been stuffing my mailbox lately, in addition to the pages I have landed on while internet surfing, I have noticed patchwork in fashion High fashion. It makes me giggle a bit, so I thought I would share some of the photos I have found.

First up is Chanel Resort 2016







And a few from Moschino Resort 2016



What do you think?  Do you see quilting on your journeys, travels and reads?

Friday, September 4, 2015

ROAD TRIP!! Block 12 - Florida

Block 12 takes us to home to FLORIDA and wraps up our year-long road trip!!

 

Bear with us as we upload our video! In the meantime...

Download this month's pattern as a PDF by clicking here.

We hope you enjoy our Road Trip as much as we do! If you have any questions or comments we'd love your feedback!

P.S. Find all the links about our Road Trip adventures HERE.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

ROAD TRIP!! Block 11 - Georgia

Block 11 takes us to GEORGIA!

Bear with us as we upload our video! In the meantime...

Download this month's pattern as a PDF by clicking here. (revised 8/12/15)

We hope you enjoy our Road Trip as much as we do! If you have any questions or comments we'd love your feedback!

P.S. Find all the links about our Road Trip adventures HERE.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ROAD TRIP!!! Block 10 - Baton Rouge

Block 10 takes us to Baton Rouge!


Download this month's pattern HERE as a PDF!
 

We hope you enjoy our Road Trip as much as we do! If you have any questions or comments we'd love your feedback!

P.S. Find all the links about our Road Trip adventures HERE.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

StitchCraft Challenge with a Twist!



The summer is here, the traffic is thin
Now let the StitchCraft challenge begin!

We have to see the challenge fabric
when you work your creative magic

But wait! This year there is a twist.
It's our fifth birthday! Do you get the gist?

Incorporate in your entry the number five
[hey, this will make your creativity thrive)

A five pointed star up in the sky
Five repeats of a butterfly

Five fingers on a persons hand
A foots five toes strolling in the sand

Five musicians playing in a band
Five buildings in a city grand

Five different shades of the color blue
Five happy penguins playing in the zoo

Five modern blocks that you design
Five blooming flowers hanging on a vine

Get it now?  Know what to do?
The creative result is up to you!

A quilt.  A bag.  An objet d'art. 
Whatever comes from your mind and your heart.

You have 'til September first to get it done.
For an invite to our tea that is lots of fun.

Get out of the heat and sit down and sew.
We appreciate our customers more than you know.

For more guidelines and to see the photographs from previous challenges, visit our challenge page here.

Couldn't resist doing a little poem to explain our them a bit and express my excitement!  Entries are judged and there are prizes to be won.  All entries will hang in our StitchCraft gallery for all to enjoy.  We will host a wonderful catered high tea on Saturday, September 26 for our friends who participated. Any questions?  Just ask.  Look forward to seeing what you create!
Johanna

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

ROAD TRIP!!! Block 9 - Tennessee

May took us to Tennessee and Block 9 - Elvis Has Left the Building!

[Video coming soon...] 
Road Trip Block 9 - TN

 Download this month's pattern HERE as a PDF!
 

We hope you enjoy our Road Trip as much as we do! If you have any questions or comments we'd love your feedback!

P.S. Find all the links about our Road Trip adventures HERE.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

ROAD TRIP BOM!!! April's Block

This month we are headed to New Jersey!


Download this month's pattern HERE as a PDF!

We hope you enjoy our Road Trip as much as we do! If you have any questions or comments we'd love your feedback!

P.S. Find all the links about our Road Trip adventures HERE.   

Monday, April 6, 2015

Moda's Piece and Comfort Challenge

We are happy to have been a participating shop in Moda's Piece and Comfort Challenge.  Quilters were to use a Moda fabrics, with the majority being from their Because of the Brave or Red White and Free fabric collections.  Proceeds from these fabric sales benefit USA Cares, a program that supports military families.  

We are hanging the quilts in our shop and posting them online for YOU to vote on your favorite. Voting and display will be open from April 6th through the 18th.   The winning local quilt will be submitted to the Moda online contest.  Everyone really wins in this contest, as the finished quilts will go to deserving veterans of the quilters choice, whether a personal connection or through a national organization like Quilts of Valor.


We had four local quilters turn in quilts to StitchCraft for the challenge.  Their information and inspiration is featured below their quilt.  Leave a comment here on the blog, on our Facebook page or at the shop with your name favorite.



Grace O'Donnell
quilted by: Linda Wilson
name of quilt: Red, White and Free

I am inspired by all of the challenges faced by military families.  they work hard to make up for the missed events, the uncertainty of deployment, the challenges of not knowing where you will be moving to next.  I am a member of a
Quilt of Valor workshop and I sew to let service members and veterans know that they are appreciated for their service and sacrifice.  This quilt will be donated to the family of William VanHuss, my son in law and a member of the Air Force.




Karyn Dengler
quilted by: Linda Wilson
name of quilt:  Tribute

"To those who server, have served in the past, and to those that will serve in the future... Thank you!"


Kathy Louderback
quilted by: Linda Adamcik
name of quilt:  Remembrance

"My grandfather, father, husband and son have all been career military.  I also am a member of many military service organizations.  the fabric inspired me to honor all our military as 'stars'. "


Letty Covar
quilted by: Susan Freudenthal
name of quilt:  Chausette

" 'Chausette' was inspired by me dear husband Jim Kirkpatrick.  He was a proud soldier who was hit in Vietnam.  He was never quite the same.  We spent 3 years and 21 operations at Coatsville Vet hospital and Walter Reed Medical center.  Jim recovered from most of his physical injuries.  In the end, however, the long term effects of Agent Orange took him early.  He was never properly thanked for his valor.  So chausette is a small tribute to his service.  the hues and patterns of the Moda 'Because of the Brave' collection express what I feel when I think of Jim.  Cookie's Star pattern was the perfect format. 



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Creative Grids Demo Day!

Back by popular demand, Marsha from Creative Grids USA will be at StitchCraft from 10-4 on Wednesday, March 25.  She will demo many of the useful, time saving and fun rulers that are in the Creative Grids lineup. 

The schedule will be a bit informal, as Marsha is happy to show other rulers of interest at any time. 

10 am  Quick Trim and Strip Smart Mini rulers
11 am  Spider Web and Non Slip Strip rulers
12 pm Curvy Log Cabin and Stripology rulers
2 pm   Quick Trim, Strip Smart Mini and Non Slip Strip rulers
3pm    Spider Web, Curvy Log Cabin and Stripology rulers.

All Creative Grids rulers will be 10% off during the day.  We will have refreshments and door prizes for all who attend. 

Stop by for all demos or just one - no reservations necessary and no cost to attend. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Road Trip BOM!!! March Block



Download Block 7 HERE as a PDF!


We hope you enjoy our Road Trip as much as we do! If you have any questions or comments we'd love your feedback!

P.S. Find all the links about our Road Trip adventures HERE.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Road Trip BOM!!! February Block

Thanks for your patience as Johanna and Raine work on this month's video!

In the meantime, Download Block 6 HERE as a PDF!

We hope you enjoy our Road Trip as much as we do! If you have any questions or comments we'd love your feedback!

P.S. Find all the links about our Road Trip adventures HERE.

Friday, January 16, 2015

ROAD TRIP BOM!! January Block




Download Block 5 HERE as a PDF!
 
We hope you enjoy our Road Trip as much as we do! If you have any questions or comments we'd love your feedback!

P.S. Find all the links about our Road Trip adventures HERE.