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two may giveaways!

two may giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea This month’s giveaways feature a collection of 12 Aurifil Wool Threads and 3 yards of Okan Arts vintage kimono wool. Each giveaway is valued at $148 (two total). Alex Veronelli, the irreverent spokesman for Aurifil Threads, announced that 2016 would be The Year of Wool. To celebrate this wonderful textile fiber that comes from sheep, Aurifil […] +more


season evans : on the importance of quilt backs

season evans : on the importance of quilt backs

By guest blogger and quilt maker Season Evans SEATTLE WA  One of the reasons I am drawn to quilts, both in form and function, is their unique ability to tell stories. When I am making a quilt I am always asking myself what I need to tell the whole story. As I am constantly drawn […] +more


cutting edge: art quilts start a fire

cutting edge: art quilts start a fire

By Patricia Belyea TACOMA WA  I made my very first quilt in the summer of 2007. A few months later, with my quilting ardor kindled, I drove to Tacoma to see the Gee’s Bend exhibit at TAM. At the exact same time, there was an art quilt show next door at Washington State History Museum. […] +more


three april giveaways!

three april giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea This month’s giveaway features three Japanese quilting books—translated by Priscilla Knoble and published by her company, Stitch Publications. Each book is valued at $23 to $32. In Houses, Houses, Houses!, world-famous quilter Yoko Saito shows you how to create a quilted house—from one-dimensional designs to fully dimensional projects. Once you design your own house block, there are 34 projects for […] +more


stashfest 2.0 : bigger & better

stashfest 2.0 : bigger & better

By Patricia Belyea SEATTLE WA  In November 2011, the Board of La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum met with an unknown (to them) community volunteer who wanted to create a spring fundraiser. That was me! The Board approved my idea of StashFest although they were a little nervous about the name. And two Board members volunteered to work with me—the amazing […] +more


priscilla knoble—bringing Japanese quilting to all

priscilla knoble—bringing Japanese quilting to all

By guest blogger Priscilla Knoble, founder of Stitch Publications SEATTLE, WA  I was born and raised in Japan. My parents were missionaries. My mom went over to Japan soon after World War II when General Douglas MacArthur made a plea for help with rebuilding the country. (MacArthur was widely respected in Japan as someone who successfully brought about the reconstruction of […] +more


four march giveaways!

four march giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea This month’s giveaway features four fat quarter bundles of Mostly Manor—a quilting cotton collection by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Each bundle contains 14 fat quarters, valued at $40. The ubiquitous Victoria excels on all fronts of the quilting scene. An educator, author and spokeswoman, Victoria creates award-winning quilts that combine both traditional and modern elements—always with a twist. […] +more

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