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serizawa :: master of japanese textile design

serizawa :: master of japanese textile design

By Patricia Belyea SEATTLE WA  Help! I’m in love with a married man with two grown children. To make matters worse, he’s been dead for 32 years. I met him online—at AbeBooks.com. His description said: clean, in good condition. Just $6 and one week later, Serizawa was in my arms. He surprised me with his stunning […] +more


cathy izzo : the city collection

cathy izzo : the city collection

By Cathy Izzo, co-owner of The City Quilter SPOILER: At the end of this post, there’s a giveaway of NYC-themed fabrics! NEW YORK, NY  Ever since my partner Dale Riehl and I opened The City Quilter in 1997, customers have been asking for NYC-themed fabric. Sometimes the fabric companies obliged by releasing a skyscraper print with […] +more


four july giveaways!

four july giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea This month’s giveaways feature a Jane Sassaman Bonanza—fabrics from her newest FreeSpirit collection, her Sew Sassy Threads from Superior, and her Color My Garden coloring book from Dragon Threads. Each giveaway is valued at $52 (four total). Jane Sassaman is known for her striking and joyful garden quilts. Besides making award-winning quilts, Jane designs […] +more


beauty of japan aglow

beauty of japan aglow

By Patricia Belyea LA CONNER WA  Beauty of Japan exhibit at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum (LCQTM) gives visitors the gifts of friendship and inspiration. The collection of exceptional silk quilts were made by women just like us—women determined to transform little bits of fabric into textile treasures. (Okay, our Japanese counterparts have achieved a superstar level of mastery!) Sachiko Yoshida, a […] +more


studio tour with jane sassaman

studio tour with jane sassaman

By guest blogger Jane Sassaman HARVARD IL  I am a fine art quilter, designer and teacher. I discovered quilting in 1980 after many years as a designer of decorative accessories. In 1980 many painters were also beginning to trade in their paint palette for a pallet of fabric. In 2000 I published my first book, […] +more


kate t williamson—a year in japan

kate t williamson—a year in japan

By Patricia Belyea GIVEAWAY ALERT: There are two giveaways offered at the end of this post. NEW YORK NY When the used copy of A Year in Japan arrived at my home, I gobbled it up. Author and artist Kate T Williamson filled her book with quirky vignettes and delightful illustrations about life in Japan that truly charmed me. Below is […] +more


four june giveaways!

four june giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea This month’s giveaways feature 29 fat-quarter bundles from Janine Vangool’s UPPERCASE fabric collection. Produced by Windham Fabrics, a bundle yields 7.25 yards of high-quality patterned cotton. Each giveaway is valued at $125 (four total). Janine Vangool, the publisher of UPPERCASE magazine, creates a different graphic pattern for the cover and spine of each issue. Appealing […] +more

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