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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 of UPPERCASE MagazineJanine Vangool, the publisher of UPPERCASE magazine, creates a different graphic pattern for the cover and spine of each issue. Appealing to “the creative and the curious,” Janine has released 29 issues to date. Hence the UPPERCASE fabric collection includes the full suite of 29 patterns.

Like modern calico, each pattern repeats on a small scale with a fresh color palette.

UPPERCASE Fabric Collection from Janine Vangool

To participate in the June giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: Thinking about your creative endeavors, what are you curious about these days?

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.

Thank you Windham Fabrics for the donation of these fat quarter bundles!

To visit to find a shop near you stocking UPPERCASE fabrics +click here

To visit the UPPERCASE website and discover this engaging publication +click here

HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The June 2016 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight PST on June 30, 2016. Okan Arts Giveaway is open to US residents (sorry to my Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. Four lucky winners will be chosen with a random number drawing. Winners will be notified within 24 hours. Winners must respond within one week of notification or their giveaway will be forfeited. A list of winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!UPPERCASE Fabric Collection from Janine Vangool

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280 comments to “four june giveaways!”

  1. Joanne says:

    I want to know more about sashiko … and am ready to visit the Japanese exhibit at the museum in LaConner to get more inspiration!

    • Marilyn Waite says:

      Enjoy this palette of colors. I’ve been collecting unusual color combos using polka dots. The graphics on the covers are outstanding! Is your magazine on the newsstands?

  2. Jerie Clark says:

    I am interested in doing a series of small wall hangings with bead embellishment.

  3. Allison CB says:

    I am curious about fabric printing and painting – add my own signature designs to fabric!! and wondering how to get more hours into a day!! 🙂

  4. Emily Breclaw says:

    Lately I’ve become obsessed with mini-quilts, and am curious about construction tips for working with fabric on a smaller scale. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway opportunity!

  5. LINDA says:

    HI curious if I will ever master FMQing!!! Such fun! Going kinda slow>need more practice! THANKS FOR SHARING!

  6. Brenda says:

    Having been a quilter for 40 years, I find myself wondering just how I fit into the “modern” quilt movement. I’ve always considered myself a “contemporary” quilter, but the definition of modern seems to focus much more on improvisation and using solids, among other things. I will go the way my heart and mind dictates — what that is I don’t know yet, but I plan to have fun exploring.

  7. Vicki Sprain says:

    I am curious about machine applique. It is something I have tried on my own once and the experience was so-so. Looking forward to trying it again and doing it well this time!

  8. Debra Callaway says:

    I am curious about whether I will win one of these and what I will create as many of the colors are not ones I usually gravitate towards, but I really like them all so here’s hoping I win one and we’ll see what I create. I am doing a lot of English Paper Piecing and I think these will be fun. Next endeavor is running the Masquerade at a British Media Convention in SeaTac in August (heavy on the Dr. Who)-wish me luck.

  9. peg says:

    I am trying to figure out how to get more done.

  10. Christina Maddox says:

    I’m still kinda new to sewing so right now I’m very interested in all the different fabrics there is to sew with. I’ve only sewn with quilt weight cotton fabric, flannel and minky. There so much more I have to learn about fabric, I can’t wait to make a bunch of new creations with all the different fabrics! 🙂

  11. Andrea says:

    I’m curious about writing a quilt pattern. I love drawing out new patterns. It would be fun to create a pattern for the public.

  12. Marianne Burr says:

    I am curious about the limitations put on creativity by the economic necessity of using time productively. Making a creative acrivity at least pay for itslf is often a big limit to creative endeavours.

  13. Kae Eagling says:

    I am most interested in honeing my fabric design skills. And curious about how the middle schoolers will like learning how to do this too. I am doing a demo this month for them.

  14. Renata says:

    I’m curious about combining traditional, artisanal design with modern in my quilts.

  15. Janet Wright says:

    I am interested in exploring improv more–especially with Yukata fabrics. My start in Patricia’s class in La conner was–just that — a start.

  16. Barbara says:

    I would have to say Improv Quilting.

  17. Carole Anderson says:

    I am want to make a quilted wall hanging of my house in SC.

  18. Jeanmarie says:

    I’m curious to know more about applique. I’ve tried it and I wasn’t great at it, but want to learn more!

  19. Rhoda says:

    I am curious how someone becomes a fabric designer.

  20. Linda Rech says:

    I’m endeavoring to do “nice” machine applique and am interested in shibori dyeing techniques. Thanks, Patricia!

  21. Eddi Baird says:

    Will there be enough time this summer to make another yukata cloth quilt and to use up the free bundle that I just won from OKAN ARTS???

  22. Annette Millard says:

    Love these!! What a great, versatile collection. I see lots of possibilities.

  23. Megan says:

    I’m curious about teaching. I’d like to pass along some of what I know but unsure how to best do that. I have ideas though and at least it’s a start!

  24. folksmith says:

    i’m interested in dying fabric like Malka Dubrawsky.

  25. Paulette clayton says:

    I am curious about how non traditional fabrics can be used in traditional quilting to create surprise and fun for the viewer.

  26. Lyn Wolf Jackson says:

    I am curious about painting fabrics with dyes

  27. Lisa A. Johnson says:

    t.h.e. “–Modern Quilting movement is inspirational ..but, I am still curious about learning the fundamentals of Hexagon English Paper Piecing”

  28. Janet Schayer says:

    I am interested in interpreting what I see into a quilt in either a realistic or abstract format……

  29. Debi Winchester says:

    How to make my stitches invisible when hand appliqueing. That is a true art.

  30. Jen says:

    This month I am curious about working with colors I normally wouldn’t be at all and with some pretty traditional patterns where normally I am all about improv. Heh.

  31. Barbara Minton says:

    Thinking about your creative endeavors, what are you curious about these days? I am not so much curious as I want to learn more about creating shibori patterns while dyeing with indigo.

  32. Judy T says:

    I have been seeing these beauties on Facebook and wanting to get my sewing little hands on them. COme to Mama!

  33. Dot says:

    I’m curious to see which designs, colors, techniiques from the past will be the next “hot new thing” in quilting! Who could have predicted the current interest in Engllish paper piecing? For myself, I probably have everything I’d need somewhere in my stash of fabric and books.

  34. Jackie Carothers says:

    I am curious about fabric printing and quilting with it. I would love to do some wall hangings.

  35. Mrs. Plum says:

    I’m currently working on an art quilt where value is a very big consideration.

  36. Renee Atkinson says:

    I am curious about the acceptance of mixing oriental themes and symbols. I recently created a wall hanging with Yukata cotton from Okan Arts and cotton fabric with Chinese themes from my fabric stash. I liked the final outcome but I wonder if this mixture of themes is considered unwise.

  37. Susan Zakanycz says:

    I am curious about how people pick patterns and colors to make a design.

  38. Kaye Koler says:

    I am interested in painting fabric with thread…..on my domestic and LongArm.,

  39. Tac says:

    I would like to do more free form piecing and applique.

  40. Cindy Todd says:

    I am interested in the influence of the old like the indigo exhibit at the Seattle Asian art museum and the influence on the new fabric designers

  41. Barbara Kampas says:

    I am interested in exploring the creation of quilt patterns from the images I have photographed of my shade gardens. Such a variety of leaf designs and colors to work with.

  42. Chris says:

    I am always curious about everything from pattern design and fabric design to quilt inspiration. Personally I need applique and FMQ help.

  43. Leslie Nellermoe says:

    I am intrigued by the textures in nature and how I can evoke the same textures in my quilts

  44. Miep says:

    I am curious about wanting to dye and stamp my own fabrics.

  45. Beverly Threadgill-Robey says:

    I’m curious about shibori, and how to use the fabric once it’s dyed and dried. Also pattern drafting, portrait quilts, and about a million other quilty things.

  46. Pam says:

    I’m curious about ruler quilting on a domestic machine. I’m going to a quilt show this month and am hoping to see a demonstration. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful fabric, and thanks for your beautiful blog!

  47. Kim Cotcher says:

    I am curious how to use machine embroidery successfully to enhance my quilts.

  48. Arlene Simpson says:

    I’m curious as to how quilters can make their time so efficient. I spend too much time thinking about projects, and not creating the project. I need a mentor on this. (beautiful fabrics, by the way).

  49. Sally Mayer says:

    I’m curious about what I will do next.

  50. Debby Cox says:

    I’ve been courious about dyeing and over-dyeing fabrics using plant based dyes.

  51. Janie says:

    I am curious about how fabric designers are able to pull colors, combinations, and designs to create beautiful fabric collections. I have been quilting for more than 25 years. I can’t make my quilts pop, or draw the eyes, when I select fabric. They turn out blah, and go to the wip pile. Thank goodness for pre cuts. They have saved me numerous times. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

  52. Shirley Whitcomb says:

    I am 70+ years old and still find myself wanting to do “everything.” I love color, fabrics and texture and never get tired of exploring new combinations and applications. I tend to go in whatever direction my imagination takes me. I would like to do more with the new fabrics in a style that speaks to me.

  53. Karen M says:

    I want to do some block printing on fabric. I took a class at the local community college and learned how to carve blocks. Now I want to expand on that and print some designs on fabric and then use the fabric in quilts. I’m very inspired by Valori Wells’ work. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  54. Elizabeth says:

    I’m curious about how to incorporate modern quilt techniques into the more traditional quilt blocks, such as the lone star block. Also being inspired by so many wonderful Instagram posts, I wonder how to combine the negative space on something as ‘mundane ‘ as a tote or bag. In one sense you feel like the sky is the limit, but on the other hand it is overwhelming to make design choices. Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway! Cheers

  55. Annieo says:

    I’m curious about quilting on a smaller scale, and taking more quilting workshops.

  56. Tammie says:

    I’m curious about printing my own fabrics! I’d like to try it sometime.

  57. carol fun says:

    Currently I’m curious about finding more patterns for precuts…thanks for the giveaway ….this is an amazing bundle!

  58. Susan Grancio says:

    I’m curious about exploring techniques fairly new to me, including crafted appliqué and composing improv quilts that really sing.

  59. Anita Skjellanger says:

    I would like to get more confident with curved piecing, in addition to free motion quilting on my domestic sewing machine.

  60. Stacy Hurt says:

    You guys get the best stuff!

  61. Patricia says:

    I’d love to master hand quilting. It would be so nice to slow down and enjoy the quilting journey in this fast paced world we live in. Thanks sew much for this chance to win your fabulous fabric giveaway 😀

  62. kim mast says:

    What is sparking my curiousity is the link between old and new.
    Traditional quilts that connect to a fresh conversation in fabric of today’s designers. I am excited to work on two quilts inspired by old quilts,. It is an across time collaborstion.. The result is somthing beyond me, almost unexpected….a surprise.

  63. Deb W. says:

    I am presently exploring using textured taupe fabrics purchased in Japan. I am curious as to why we do not have more of this available in the states.

  64. julie responsibly says:

    I’ve been curious about curved improv piecing for awhile. Got a book, read the internet, but I still need to sit down and play.

  65. Vicki Anderson says:

    wondering which technique quilters will embrace next? Machine embroidery, paper piecing and slow stitching have been successful recently – what’s next?

  66. Lee says:

    I want to learn more about fabric dying!

  67. Linda luggen says:

    I always look forward to seeing new fabrics. I am always curious as to how I can incorporate these fabrics as I try to design my personal interpretation of antique designs.

  68. Sarah J says:

    I am very curious about embroidery! I am hoping to give it a try this summer. I adore these bundles– such a pretty line!

  69. carol n says:

    I am taking an applique class, it will be nice to try quilts with a combo of piecing and applique.

  70. Quilting Tangent says:

    Curious about getting comfortable with a sewing on a machine.

  71. Ray Burke says:

    I am starting to work with varied colors in impressionistic designs creating quilts of unique pattern and color.

  72. Denise says:

    With so many ideas swirling in my head, I need to find a way to focus on one project at a time ( well maybe two) and get something finished.

  73. PENNY KRUSZKA says:

    After piecing a quilt, I am now curious about going one step further with interesting quilting designs to enhance the quilt that much more.

  74. Meriul E. says:

    I am curious as to how a landscape art quilt would look using all text prints. This is something I would like to try.

  75. Beth says:

    I’m a beginner quilter, so I’m curious about attempting large quilts: do I try to straight line stitch on my little machine, or invest and send it out to be FMQ’ed… also curious about piecing different shapes in quilts instead of the basic squares and rectangles.

  76. Monica says:

    I’m really excited about creating my own patterns. Especially paper piecing. I’ve join the Long Road Home blog hop. I’m making my own patterns for this row. I’mmmmm sooooo excited!!!

  77. Trudi Rammelkamp says:

    I’m curious about how I’m going to finish all the projects that are on my drawing board. More fabulous fabric is just what I need!

  78. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    I am trying to complete a quilt as you go. Having problems joining the block together
    gandn74@ymail.com

  79. mary Burnette says:

    the fabrics look wonderful. thank you for the chance to win!
    mburnette912@bellsouth.net

  80. Sara G says:

    I am curious about combining disparate things, whether it be traditional motifs interwoven with fresh elements, integrating colors unfamiliar to me, or combining my tried and true methods with a more unfamiliar way of working. As I push myself I am always curious to see what will develop during the process.

  81. Lesley says:

    I would like to do more wool appliqué and embellishment

  82. Trisch says:

    Working from small pieces of art that provide inspiration for new designs.

  83. jan altomare says:

    as a new quilter I am looking at fabrics and how to make the right choices in my quilts

  84. Sid says:

    I am always curious about so many things! But right now what catches my attention is color combinations, along with surface embellishments, like appliqué and beading, that will tell a story. Like a short story, concisely, clearly, without being too transparent, and leaves a lot for personal interpretation.

  85. Nicole says:

    Grrr! I thought with Janine being Canadian and you being Canadian you might have made an exception this time.

    I’m curious about long arm quilting and half rectangle blocks. (Not at the same time though).

  86. Vicki H says:

    I am curious about knowing which type of interfacings to use.

  87. carol sloan says:

    I’m really curious about printing my own yardage with fabric paint. I make thermofax screens and I’d love to roll out printed yardage with my own drawings.

  88. Janice says:

    My local art center is Having a 21 day art making challenge, so I am thinking about taking a theme and seeing how long and in how many ways I can extend it with art quilts.

  89. Lynn D in NC says:

    I’ve been trying new things with quilting, I’d like to try improve piecing next.

  90. Candice says:

    I’m curious about design strategies & furnishings for a really large & sunny work-space dedicated to all things designing, piecing, & quilting in my new old-home (c.1934) in Laramie, Wyoming!
    Yes, I will be leaving St. Andrew’s in mid-September & I gave my notice to the Bishop & our Board Chair in March — plenty of time for the next Director to discern if this is the place & the ministry! Spread the word.
    We’re not retiring but moving to Laramie to be 4 small blocks from our granddaughters who are 3,5,& 7 and our daughter & her husband — seems obvious that, if we can be part of their growing up years, we’d be privileged to do that! Our lovely large home has the perfect space over the garage with 2 big dormers!
    My spouse, Johanna, finishes her Chaplaincy Residency in September. The Diocesan Cathedral is in Laramie ‘tho the offices have moved 2.5 hrs N. to Casper — perhaps I will find a spirituality-based Ministry there or near-by. There is a Benedictine Women’s Abbey 40 mins. S. on the way to Ft. Collins, CO. We have been Benedictine Oblates for 15 years at Holy Wisdom in Madison, WI so a transfer seems logical.
    The U of WY is 6 blocks N of our new home — that feels good — I had a 20-year university teaching career before heading to seminary & ordination. The decision still feels like 60:40 — I will miss you all and the staff & work I have found here! I sense that, in many ways, what I came to do here is about done! All of the staff hope to stay on !

  91. Patty Swatzell says:

    I am really wanting to be ore creative in my designs by doing my own thing. I would take your fabrics and give it a whirl! That gives me an idea. Gotta go jot it down.

  92. Summer says:

    I really want to try curved piecing in quilts, table runners or pillow covers.

  93. SOOZ says:

    oh! be still my heart…such a lovely bunch of fabrics..prints of which i have not
    used. Palettes of which i would love to explore. Hoping hoping hoping….

  94. Alice Ronne says:

    I am curious as to how I can keep my Japanese cultural love but give it a modern look. Love your site and sashiko is definitely something I’d like to explore more. Thanks so much.

  95. Lori Morton says:

    Oh my…I am curious about so much right now…alot of changes goin on! Good tho! 🙂 I am curious about FMQ & Applique (want to machine applique) & also learning to use my serger!
    Thank you for chance to win this exciting Give-a-way too! (am “curious” about Who will win! lol)

  96. Kathy E. says:

    My creative curiosities vary almost daily, but today I was wondering if I’ll ever make a king-sized quilt for our master bedroom. The task of making one overwhelms me, but I’d love to have one on our bed. I suppose if I get started soon, I’d get it done before I enter a nursing home….:)

  97. Melody Lutz says:

    String piecing…just started and I can’t stop!

  98. Michelle Remy says:

    Right now, I am trying to push and morph my painting practice and style by asking a lot of “What if” questions…using curiosity to propel myself past the confines of my comfort zone…I’m very excited about these fabrics…love small-scale patterns! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  99. Karen Felton says:

    I was inspired to try making yard art for my flower garden using pop cans. I experimented with making a cute painted flower but, the glues I have did not work. One glue for metal would not hold the pieces together. The other glue held up until the third day of rain. I also would like to learn to use my walking foot for more intricate quilting designs.

  100. Claire Ross says:

    I am curious about fitting. I love making my own clothes but struggle with making fit adjustments x.

  101. Terri J says:

    I have been interested in hand embroidery lately. Now what to do with all those lovely blocks?

  102. Emily C says:

    I want to do more embroidery on quilting and more applique.

  103. Kathleen says:

    Jeans – making my own – both skinny and regular.

  104. What a lovely giveaway!

    I’ve been becoming more interested in hand printed fabric design lately! 🙂

  105. Lisa says:

    This looks like a super bundle of just the right graphics and colors. Thanks for the opportunity!

  106. Steph Smith says:

    I am inspired to bring more color into my quilt projects as well as to tell a story about my quilt journey

  107. anna Brown says:

    I haven’t done any paper piecing and i have been looking into that .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

  108. Amy says:

    I’m curious about thread sketching and how to make it look real.

  109. Cynthia Torres says:

    I am curious about free motion quilting.

  110. Brenda Patton says:

    I am curious about how to create a quilt pattern I have so many ideas and visions of quilts in my head I just don’t know how to turn them into workable quilts.

  111. Jackie says:

    I sometimes still struggle with how to actually construct the ideas I come up with. So I’m interested in learning new tips and tricks for that.

  112. Pat says:

    I’m interested in the cover of Uppercase issue 30. Making quilts from wood scraps looks like so much fun to do.

  113. Rebecca says:

    I’m curious how fabric designers come up with so many awesome designs for fabrics

  114. Jamie S says:

    I am curious about gradations of color and how to perfect their inclusion in my quilts. Thanks!

  115. Laura says:

    I am curious about how to use the quilt as you go method successfully in my improv quilt designs. I also like to incorporate hand stitch into these. So I’m also curious about how to integrate both of these into the final design.

  116. Linda Pawlak says:

    I would love to learn more about art quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!

  117. Diane Beavers says:

    Paper piecing a yoke or bodice for a sundress, I’m very new to paper piecing period…I’d like to wear my creation. Sashiko too! I’d love to dress up some of my pillow covers.

  118. Sue o'donnell says:

    I am curious about how I can creatively use some ai I just got.

  119. Mara says:

    I’m curious about how to market what I am making and well, will I be able to sell it at a price where I make money.

  120. Wei says:

    I’m a relatively new to quilting and I would really like to learn how to coordinate fabric colors and designs to create awesome quilts. Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

  121. Carol says:

    I’m curious about a few things, how to get drama/pop into my quilts; how to get better and be noticed; how to find time to do hand work, such as sashiko and how to finish what I’ve started!
    thanks — I like the fabrics too.

  122. Doris McCarty says:

    I want to learn to applique!

  123. Berlande says:

    I am curious about how certain things will go in life for me. I will just have to see what will happen by facing it and not being afraid to try. Sharing my thoughts like this is sort of new and bold. Also, I quilt my first quilt, not perfect, but okay enough. I want to know if I ever will turn this sewing hobby into a professional.
    I am a beginner. Sewing stuff are pricey.

  124. Lois Baron says:

    I’m curious about doing doing embroidery on top of printed fabric. Also, what craft podcasts would be about. Also, how long hipster preferences will rule the font offerings I see on Creative Market. And which fabric at Spoonflower can reproduce color as I see it on my computer screen when I’m shopping there. I adore the fabric line and really hope I win this. I would be over the moon.

  125. Paula Buendorf says:

    I am curious and in love with the texture created by hand embroidery. This summer I want to explore, learn, and broaden my hand stitching skills.

  126. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    I am also interested in Sashiko.I Like Japanese quilting and would love to get more information about it. I will look for your next book.and hope it has more information
    I would like to do some wall hangings..

  127. Rachel says:

    I am curious about Sashiko and long arm pattern design. Thanks for the chance to win!

  128. Janet Larson says:

    What a truly Crazy quilt these fabrics could make.

  129. Alice Boudreaux says:

    What will I design with the Uppercase Fat Quarter bundle!

  130. Courtney Kanewischer says:

    I just got my first sewing maching, and I’m curious and anxious about pattern work. I don’t know how to read patterns to create anything, but I’m looking forward to learning. I would really love to make my own clothes some day!

  131. Linda Fleming says:

    I’d like to know a source for some of the beautiful taupe fabrics used in Yoko Saito’s wonderful book “houses, houses, houses” !

  132. Betsy says:

    I was very inspired by the “Mood Indigo’ exhibit. I would like to explore natural / botanical dyeing of fabric. Did a class many years ago in dyeing wool with natural dyes for weaving with Connie LaLena. Would like to incorporate had stitching too.
    But the next project is a quilt for a 2 year old. I have an aboriginal fabric with turtles and turtle paths that will be the backing. Would love to use some of the fabrics you are offering. Thanks

  133. Ann says:

    Many of the new fabrics are very contemporary and are graphic in style. I am use to more traditional types such as floral, polka dots, batiks. I was wondering if I won these wonderful fat quarters, what type of quilt would I create. It would be a wonderful challenge for me. I am use to traditional quilts and have done small landscape quilts lately which I truly love. Thanks so much for having this give away and having people think more about what they would do.

  134. judy says:

    how does one fit in time to try all the great creative ideas?

  135. Wanda says:

    I am curious about big stitch quilting with perle cotton. I did an extensive amount of hand embroidery when I was young buy I let my machine do most of the work these days. I think it is time to add the hand done element.

  136. Julie Hallquist says:

    I am curious about the Modern Quilt movement, and transitioning my current fabric stash to work in the modern world.

  137. Alice Brody says:

    How is “modern quilting” different from traditional quilting aside from the use of lots of negative space?

  138. Barbaraben says:

    I’m curious about using hand woven ethnic fabrics in my traditional quilt designs.

  139. Jessica says:

    I am curious about all things Japanese. Just love the fabric, culture, their quilts, boros

  140. Stacy Hurt says:

    I am interested in combining graphic text, floral and long sweeping lines of quilting in new and innovative ways.

  141. Laura Gottlieb says:

    I have recently gotten interested in sashiko,, embroidery, and other hand stitching, and fabric dyeing as well!

  142. Hilda Krebs says:

    free motion quilting interests me

  143. Maren Gibson says:

    I’m curious about how to creatively combine some of the more incongruous patterns as well as colors I have in my collection.

  144. Dale says:

    I love geometric patterns, in both fabric and in quilt patterns.
    These graphic patterns from the cover and spine of Uppercase magazine, are wonderful! Nice colors, too.

  145. Cherie says:

    I am curious about what new colors I can bring into my projects.

  146. molly maxted says:

    Smocks.

  147. Carrie Palmer says:

    I am interested in dying my own fabric for quilting. I hesitate to bring in another big element to my textile work as I struggle now with finding the time to accomplish what I want. I imagine I will always want more time, though… so soon I hope to be mixing my first batch of indigo. Thanks for site and sharing!

  148. Janie says:

    I am curious how designers can pull fabrics together. I need help with that creative process. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

  149. Dorothy Brown says:

    I am curious about methods to enhance my projects through fabric manipulation and using different threads for sashiko stitching

  150. Meg Cupman says:

    I am curious about making some fabric, India Flint style, with leaves and rusty stuff. And even more curious about how to use it effectively in wall hangings and clothing.

    Also, I want to try the Jaquard Indigo dye kit, and do some Shibori fabric with it.

  151. Nancy says:

    My curiosity knows no bounds, currently I am puzzling how to take a very detailed picture and translate it to an abstract design for a quilt while maintaining the eccence of the original.

  152. Rosemary Newman says:

    I am curious about learning machine quilting on my (non-electronic) home sewing machine.

  153. Cathie says:

    Hope I win – thanks for the opportunity!

  154. Suzymcq says:

    I am curious about curved seams and endeavor, this year, to challenge myself to overcome my resistance to tackle them.

  155. Patty Galbraith says:

    Colors have my interest now. And I am particularly interested in combining colors of muted shades to achieve some interesting quilts.

  156. Drew Betz says:

    How to make fast but really appealing giveaway quilts to live at a transitional housing program for women and children.

  157. Jan the Tooth Fairy says:

    As I get ready to retire, I would like to incorporate my 26 years of active duty experiences in our fine US NAVY into a wall quilt. My numerous duty stations and deployments make an interesting story!

  158. Sarah Sainsbury says:

    Wonderful fabrics!!! Thanks for the chance!

  159. Janet Bahr says:

    I am curious about how I can display more meaningful themes in making quilts. And wondering what that may look like to me. There is so much new and fresh creativity in designs in these days that I am inspired to try my hand at making my art more meaningfull I want my art to have something to say for itself and in new ways.

  160. Barbara says:

    Improv quilts

  161. martyt says:

    curious as to whether will succeed to start quilt this summer

  162. Lorraine F. Emineth says:

    I’m curious about Batiks and the process……would love to see Batik’s being made

  163. Lilija says:

    I’m curious -if a quilt could pay for tickets to “Hamilton “.

  164. Myra Ramos says:

    I am curious about achieving three-dimensional effects with fabric.

  165. Lynn Haia says:

    I am most curious about storytelling these days. Whether its told in textile, print, or images, mostly without words. How does one know they have connected with the audience, viewer?

  166. Julie says:

    I’m curious about making scrappy modern quilts.

  167. Deb W says:

    I am curious s out improvisational quilting with large scale designs

  168. Norma Doll says:

    I am curious about a lot of things……what will be the next quilt I make, how my back surgery on the 24 will turn out. Where will I put this fabric when I win it? Don’t worry, I will make room.

  169. Faith Shiota says:

    I am looking for color and texture. Love to see the finished pieces, they make me happy and bring enjoyment into my life.

  170. Lu Peters says:

    I am curious about the process of using prints in a quilt to accent negative and positive spaces, such as in modern quilting. Thanks for the nice give away!

  171. Marie Z Johansen says:

    Tweeeeeeee!! these fabrics are so dang great!
    Oddly enough I am sooooo in a garment phase right now…I keep looking for patterns that are in my head…and may just have to create the patterns that I “see”. I am so curious about fitting and finding fabric that will provide both structure as well as dreamy drape! Oxymorons perhaps!

    That being said….I may be mad for garments right now because I currently committed to 4 quilting projects this year and really won’t be able to focus on garments much until they are done

  172. Carla Baggett says:

    I am experimenting with dyeing fabrics and about to begin using plants and flowers- I don’t know where it will take me but I’m excited

  173. Helen Montgomery says:

    I am revisiting aspects of the color wheel in my quilts. I want to see how creative I can become by incorporating ALL the colors in one quilt from a basic color wheel.
    Recently, I have seen several examples by other quilters, and that has inspired me.

  174. Karen Addleman says:

    I’m curious about using text(words/letters)as fabric embelishment.

  175. Joan says:

    I am curious about incorporating oriental design into traditional patterns.

  176. Amy L says:

    I am curious about learning free motion quilting techniques, and have been pushing myself to try them in my latest quilts.

  177. Kathie L says:

    I’m curious about how today’s quilts will be viewed in 50 years. Is what we are making a unique look at our life today?

  178. Lydia Reading says:

    I am completely spellbound by combining different textiles, including new, recycled, international, antique, to create new fabrics, such as that found in Mieko Mintz and others, and the lovely placement just so in wearable art.

  179. Susie Cooper says:

    I am interested in using some 3-D elements in my quilts, but not to the point of distraction. Just enhancement. It must be done in a way that holds up to everyday usage.

  180. Carole Kennedy says:

    I am exploring incorporating hand embroidery with piecing
    and applique into my quilts
    I would love to incorporate sashiko into a two color
    blue and white quilt 🙂

  181. Jean Seamster says:

    I am curious and excited about UPPERCASE Fabric line and happy that it would go with a lot of the Japanese fabric lines. Hopefully it will be in my quilt shop soon. I love making bags of all types and think this would be fun to use.

  182. Sharon Morris says:

    How to incorporate different fabrics into my milleflore quilt – which I have just started.

  183. Jane Pollis says:

    I’M PLANNING A QUILT FOR MY PARTICLE PHYSICS GRANDSON. INTEND TO CALL IT “PIXELS FROM THE HUBBLE.” A wall will help with color placement but should it have a black hole? I vacilate between No – they only noticed by their effect of surroundings and yes – it will add more interest. Am I going too far?

  184. Michelle says:

    I love cut flowers from my garden and am curious about using them in quilting – turning the images of the flowers into a quilt, pounding the color from the petals onto the fabric, dying fabric with plants –

  185. Barb Hassenrik says:

    I am wanting to push myself out of my quilting slump and be able to express my inside quilting girl to the outside world. I want you to be able to experience my joy, sorrow or inner peace through my work. I want to tell you a story in fabric.

  186. Kathy Hendry says:

    I am curious what it will take to get me to act more quickly and often on my creative ideas in quilting, drawing and fabric arts.

  187. Shirley Whitcomb says:

    Such an interesting collection. Ideal for the modern quilting persona. Thank you for offering such a wonderful give away.

  188. Kelly Wilbur says:

    Hexies and hand quilting have been on my mind to stretch outside my box.

  189. Barbara Lynch says:

    I am curious about a pattern for using Japanese fabrics for a quilt.

  190. Laraine Salmo says:

    I am always interested in new ways to make beautiful quilts. How do profesipnals come up with new ideas? What fabrics work best with each new idea? How can I create new and exciting approaches to my work? It is a constant journey to learn and create.How do I keep moving ahead?

  191. Sharon Merrick says:

    I am curious on how I can take Japanese fabrics in use them in a traditional charm style quilt.

  192. Janet Hopewell says:

    This season in the creative department, I am getting to understand my first Bernina sewing machine, already have a B.serger. I still prefer to make my own designs. Last week I made a fabric lap book to share w/ a friend w/ Alzheimer’s.

  193. Penelope Torkington says:

    I am curious to see what I could do with these wonderful fat quarters. I think they offer many fun and new ways to use them. I’d love to be a winner.

  194. Mary Cottrell says:

    Actually taking a break from creative endevors to travel the USA in a small 5th wheel for a year. Then back to creative endeavors.

  195. Lydia says:

    I am curious about American Pogaji quilting. Katrina Walker will be a guest speaker at our local American Sewing Guild chapter this fall 2016. She is known for this type of fabric art.

  196. Sue Arnold says:

    I subscribe to Uppercase. . . might have known there was a fabriholic there! Love any kind of fabric, but Wyndham has wonderful fabric for quilters.

  197. Daisy Rae says:

    I am curious about interpreting nature or landscapes into fabric art – how different colors, textures, fabrics create a scene.

  198. zanalou999@gmail.com says:

    I am curious about improv designs and how to control their busy-ness while using a lot of colors.

  199. Charlene Cuhaciyan says:

    The name of the fabrics are so applicable to the look of them. Awesome!

  200. Ruth says:

    I’ve been wanting to find a way to work on quilting more. Trying to find the time is what I’m most curious about. How do people do it? It makes me so happy to create.

  201. Pam says:

    I am currently obsessed with color/texture combinations printing with the Gelli-plate and next up is printing these on fabric using fabric paints…wish me luck!

  202. Wendy hill says:

    I’ve been thinking about shapes in new ways. My latest obsession are multi sided shapes- named after a mathematician- that start with random dots.

  203. Galaxie Bleu says:

    I love this fabric line! So happy for a chance to win some. I am curious about over-dyeing printed fabric. I wouldn’t do it to this gorgeous fabric, though.

  204. FionaC says:

    I’m curious to explorie more advanced walking foot quilting while mixing it up by introducing a little free motion quilting into my quilts.

  205. Jeanne Theodore says:

    Departing from cotton fabric to unusual textures in my art quilts. Have been working with velveteen, shiny metallic fabrics, and upholstery fabric. Quite a challenge with needle breakage and metallic thread tension!
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  206. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    I am curious about how other quilters accomplish such great quilts. I have just begun quilting and am have a lot of problems especially with sizing.

  207. Nancy Cegalis says:

    I am curious about the modern quilting movement and how it has expanded the design choices for fabric.

  208. Margaret Witt says:

    My endeavors are trying to think of how to express myself with texture . Patterns that move the eye in unusual ways. Also allowing myself to be slow and enjoy the journey of my creativity..

  209. Mary says:

    I am curious to spend more time being creative, and playing with my fabric in new ways like making clothing.

  210. June Shen-Epstein says:

    Having been established as a bag and quilt maker, I am now venturing into women’s clothing – fitting dresses to my own shape using fun and beautiful fabrics is my current creative challenge!

  211. Patricia sherman says:

    Large stitch quilting

  212. Jennifer Shirley says:

    Having sewn for most of my life, and quilting for the past thirty years, I enjoy using color and tones to create a response when viewing the finished product. Now I am wanting to create an emotional response and tell a story through my textile arts. I find the fine details of the Japanese artists/quilters so emotionally stimulating that I have started collecting their books to study their fine techniques and attention to detail.

  213. Ashley says:

    I have a new baby on the way and these prints would be fabulous for a welcome gift.

  214. Cynthia reed says:

    I’m curious about all the Colour combinations of this collection

  215. Deloris says:

    I’m always curious about what happens putting different fabrics together.

  216. Sheila Brighten says:

    Now I have retired, a new life and world of creative stitch has opened up. I feel reborn and it is as if having lots of fabric and thread are like sweets in a sweet shop. Bring it on.

  217. Rhonda H. says:

    I’m curious about and trying my hand a scrap quilting. I’ve always been “must-have-a-plan” person, but I think that’s limiting my creativity. I’m trying the random selection process now and am feeling MUCH more energized. Thanks for offering this awesome prize. I love the story behind this collection of fabrics!!

  218. Jerry says:

    These patterns are right p my quilting alley! great coordination and colors.

  219. Jerry says:

    I am curious about 3 dimensional quilting – the piece becoming more sculptural, either in relief or full round.

  220. Kitty DeLapp says:

    These are beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win. Currently I am curious about gelli printing on fabric. I am exploring printing with hosta and other leaves.I think I must have “imprinted” on hosta when I lived in Japan as a toddler. These fabrics would play well with my prints!

  221. Karina Eichmann says:

    As I just got back from Hawaii I am working on both Sashiko and Hawaiian quilting, it been great to work with my hands and see how much I can do without a sewing machine.

  222. Darcey Judy says:

    I quilt quite a bit, mostly traditional and commercial patterns. I have just recently been drawing my own pattern. I am truly enjoying myself. I am so excited about this give away! I can picture many of these fabrics in my quilts. Thank you!

  223. Nancy R says:

    Beautiful fabric collection! I’m interested in trying botanical dying fabric. Organic and natural.

  224. Linda Cooper says:

    Integrating–I am curious about innovative ways to incorporate and integrate modern textile designs with traditional fabrics or methods. The new designs are often reminiscent of Japanese sashiko designs I have tried and would like to find interesting ways to use them with traditional indigo fabrics.

  225. Cher says:

    These days I’m interested in combining East and West. I’ve been learning Sashiko and am challenging myself to use it with Western embroidery techniques and fabrics. I think there is energy in the abutting of cultures.

  226. Veronica Sethre says:

    Love brights and polka dots.

  227. Regina Thomsen says:

    I’m in the midst of exploring machine quilting on a Featherweight sewing machine(my grandmothers). The exploration of physical logistics and machine quilting designs that emphasize the fabrics utilized is challenging! Achieving a sense of harmony with the fabrics and free motion quilting is quite an endeavor! I appreciate quality design and fibers that you have shared. Thank you!

  228. Ellen Hemmert says:

    I am curious about the variety of shades of green that surround us here in the NW and the blue-greens I grew up with in Ohio. Currently collecting fabric shades for a yet un known project. But it will come to me.

  229. Karen says:

    I am intrigued with the many surface design techniques out there and want to explore them and figure out how to use the fabric I create.

  230. Laura Belkin says:

    I’m currently working on Penrose tiles as possible units for English paper piecing.

  231. Debby says:

    I am curious about long arm quilting. It looks fun and difficult.

  232. Anna says:

    My latest interests have been in public art…graffiti or yarn bobbing. I wonder how I could incorporate that into my sewing or painting. I love the idea of bringing unexpected beauty to an urban area.

  233. Janis oetgen says:

    I’m curious about going beyond my usual color combinations and mixing different patterns. Trying to be more “arty”!

  234. Sandra Starley says:

    wondering what antique quilt in my collection that I will reproduce next.
    Thanks.

  235. Jean says:

    I’m curious about custom long arm quilting techniques

  236. Joy-Lily says:

    I am curious about how working in a series affects my quilting and designing.

  237. Barbara Dolan says:

    My interest this month is to master free motion quilting. I am trying my best but somehow I still am not there yet. Practice makes perfect they say so we’ll see.

  238. Kat Chapman says:

    I’m mostly curious about choosing the right materials for the projects I want to make, I’ve seen how it goes when I don’t! I’m also a big fan of Uppercase and am so glad to see this collaboration.

  239. Charlene Cuhaciyan says:

    These fabrics are so playful! I love them.

  240. Vivian Roop says:

    I am interested in using vintage blocks in innovative settings. I have added borders to Grandmother’s Flower Garden blocks using contemporary fabrics, but would love to see others’ ideas.

  241. Janet Saulsbury says:

    I am curious about what I will see that will inspire me to go in new and different directions.

  242. Priscilla Ott says:

    I am looking forward to seeing this line of fabric in person.

  243. Ivy says:

    I am curious about where I belong in the world of modern quilting, if I really need to label myself, and how to keep getting better at what I do.

  244. Lisa Marie says:

    There is a book called Crafted Applique that uses a new technique. I am curious to learn about and try this method.

  245. allison says:

    thinking about making my artwork more inclusive, and curious to learn more new mixed media techniques!

  246. Sallie says:

    I’m curious about how so many different fabric patterns can all work together to make such beautiful quilts and design.

  247. Joanne Graves says:

    I am working on how to use the fabrics in my stash in different ways than when I originally purchased them! Love your give-aways!

  248. Mary Kolb says:

    Watching what I see in social media, I am very curious about dying yarn.

  249. Sandra H. says:

    I would like to learn more about Fiber Art. I think it is fascinating and when I go to Art shows I am amazed at the talent and the ideas that these artists put into their work.

  250. Marlene Weat says:

    I am curious and always looking for seldom seen unusual blocks. Thanks for the giveaway.

  251. robyn jones says:

    This fabric collection is amazing. Right now I am getting all the pieces ready to try hand applique. It’s about 70 inches x 70 inches

  252. Pat Davies says:

    I a curious about black and white fabrics and whybINLIKE THEM…making toiletry bags with them with splashes of besutiful contradt colors in the inside! nextva wall hanging! Thats what I am thinking about!

  253. Paige Ward says:

    I am curious about free motion embroidery.

  254. Debby says:

    After using pictures of quilts to inspire my own, I’m curious how I can start using my environment to be my inspiration.

  255. Jen Rosin says:

    Lately I have been interested in smaller quilts for hanging art rather than cozy blankets. Making a piece shine with such limited space is a challenge for me.

  256. 'Tricia Brink says:

    Very curious to learn cyano printing – to be done on hand dyed fabrics and combined with some stitching. I love the idea of adding all kinds of surface design to fabric and quilts. Thanks for all you do!

  257. Rose Santuci-Sofranko says:

    I’d like to relearn how to crochet…I haven’t done it in years! Thanks and God bless!

  258. Veronica says:

    I have been exploring ways to paint and color fabric- but haven’t taken the plunge yet. Once I get going, I am curious about where it will lead me. I should not be so hesitant!

  259. Kathy Davis says:

    I have been working on an English Paper Piecing Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt. I have the middle piece, the first and second round done on a lot of blocks. I am curious as to how I put the blocks together. It seems like It will be difficult to sew one block to another, and then add another block to that!!!

  260. Deb M says:

    Currently I’m most curious about modern quilt and improv piecing.

  261. Karen Price says:

    I am curious about many things. I find a lot of design elements in nature. It is hard to find enough time to do quilting, gardening, AND GOURMET COOKING AND EXPERIENCING THE WORLD. I have enough ideas to last me a lifetime!!

  262. Teresa M says:

    I’ve been noticing more and more fabrics with stripes and been looking at various ways to use colorful narrow stripes in quilts.

  263. Loretta Conklin says:

    I would love to win your beautiful fabric. I have been teaching my nice to sew and she currently is making a turtle quilt for the 4-H Youth Fair in Clinton County Michigan.

  264. Linda McLaughlin says:

    How to incorporate beautiful fabrics like these with my own hand dyed and printed fabrics.

  265. BARBARA says:

    I am a cancer survivor; strangely cancer gave me permission to quilt in ways that a Traditional Quilter does not understand & probably has no interest in learning. Although this horrific disease steals ones reserve, as a survivor I can now say that I love making quilts that make some feel they must stare & concentrate to understand. Actually my quilts are my inner self yelling that I survived & am so happy & content. Worrying about perfection or anything is “Just a Thing.” Get over it as it is stealing ones creativity.

  266. Carolyn Duff says:

    I am constantly thinking about what colors would look like with weird colors.
    Sometimes, there is a really great surprise. To my critics, I say “I like it”.
    End of story.

  267. Laura Parsons says:

    This summer I am curious about how I can combine my hand dyed, ice dyed, and hand painted fabrics together into a glorious quilt that represents the joy I feel when I am outside in nature especially in the summer. Additionally I am curious to see how I can carve out that time when my yard and gardens are constantly demanding my attention as well 🙂

  268. Jean says:

    I would like to know more about row by row quilts. Was mentioned in my local guild meeting earlier this week and it was my first time hearing about them. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  269. Amy says:

    It’s time to figure out fabric dyeing. Luckily I’m signed up for a workshop in July!

  270. genie holt says:

    I’m interested in interpreting native plants and grasses in fibre.

  271. Kate Blackport says:

    I am curious about how to satisfy my urge to make things while also using sustainable materials and not creating excessive waste.

  272. Shelly Walston says:

    I’m always curious about craft, especially quilting because it’s a common language between me and my mother.

  273. Sherry T says:

    I’m curious about creating optical illusions as in Escher’s drawings and tessellations, with color.

  274. Nancy says:

    I’m curious about how it would work to add color to parts of fabric using fabric crayons or some other kind of fabric color that can be applied to specific areas.

    Thanks for offering the giveaway. Beautiful fabric!

  275. Laura Lundrigan says:

    I am interested in learning more about taupe quilts.

  276. Lyn says:

    I am curious about machine quilting and making small zippered pouches.

  277. Vickie Prena says:

    Thanks for this great opportunity

  278. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    Such lovely fabric that I can see quilts and wall hangings.

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