Category: Patrick Lose

Fall Quilt Market – Things Attendees Should Not Miss

Quilt Market is a trade show for those in the business, held twice a year.  It is a great opportunity for quilt and sewing shops to learn about new products and place their orders, as well as learn how to use new products and take professional classes.  It also offers an opportunity for professional networking with others in the business.  Today I want to share some highlights that I recommend attendees to not miss:

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Before you go to market, be sure to download the FREE Quilt Market Event App on the App Store of Google Play!

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AURIFIL  (booth #1924)

Don’t miss the Premier Schoolhouse Session, Aurifil Unwound! Take a peek behind the scenes of this Italian family company and see their new fine and thin 8wt threads. The first 1300 enrolled Schoolhouse attendees to pick up their printed catalogue will also receive an AURIFIL Swag Bag. Friday, Oct. 28 at 10:00 AM in Ballroom C at Quilt Market in Houston.

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HOFFMAN CALIFORNIA FABRICS (Booth #1901, 1904)

ME & YOU, BY HOFFMAN (booth #1900/01)

This refreshing new brand of fabric, by Hoffman, has their first guest designer of indah batiks, Melissa Averinos who will be in their booth, to show what she has been working on.

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MARTINGALE (booth #2126, 2127)

There will be beautiful quilts and other handmade items on display, as well as the ability to check out new books in Martingale’s booth.  And you’ll get a chance to meet the authors of many of their new books.

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PATRICK LOSE (booth #1546)

Patrick is introducing new pre-cut assortment collections and new fabrics.

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Quilt Market attendees can take a selfie next to this sign and share on Instagram or Facebook for a chance to win a bundle of this new line of fabric.
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ISLAND BATIK (booth #746)

Be sure to check out their new batiks, as well as meet Leah Day, a Master Free-Motion Quilter, designer and teacher.

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LANDAUER PUBLISHING (booth #646)

You’ll find many new creative books in the booth for  Landauer Publishing.  But don’t miss an opportunity to meet Wendy Sheppard, an amazing quilter, designer, author and teacher will be signing books:

  • Oct 29 – 4 to 5 pm Landauer Demo and Book Signing at Landauer’s booth
  • Oct 30 – 9:30 to 10:30am Landauer Demo and Book Signing at Landauer’s booth.
    You can also find Wendy, Oct 28 – 2:50 to 3:05pm My 2 Cents on Domestic Machine Quilting (Quilt Market Schoolhouse, Room 352A)

LUNCH BOX QUILTS (booth #2437)

Angie has so many creative designs and will also be showcasing new designs at market.

TIMELESS TREASURES (booth #1314, 15)

Be sure to check out all the new fabric lines from Timeless Treasures.  I think they also have the best collection of whimsical prints that I’ve ever seen.  Each line is packed with #CreativeGoodness that would be so much fun to create with.

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Don’t forget that there are a variety of excellent classes, for those in the business to help them build their business skills and network.   Check out:

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  • #102 – How to develop a whizbang staff, with Bob Negen, WhizBang! Training
  • #200 – Secrets of running a successful business for 34 years, with Anita Covert, PhD and Ann Covert Fuller, Country Stitches
  • #211 – How to create the experience, with Deb Luttrell, Stitchin’ Heaven
  • #513 – Successful retailing is no accident – why some shops fail and others succeed, with Alex Anderson and & Kay Brooks, RNK Distributing/Floriani

For a complete list of classes and events:  http://quilts.com/quilt-market-houston-classes-and-events.html

 

Lastly, I want to encourage everyone to check out the new Sulky Iron-on Transfer Pen (Sulky Booth #1035, 47).  I predict this pen is going to become very popular, as word gets out for all the creative possibilities you can do with it.  Definitely  check it out at Market.  I’ll also be sharing insights about this pen in the near future.

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You can find International Quilt Market at:

http://quilts.com/market-info.html

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I will also be following many on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and blogs, who will be at Market and I’ll share highlights, as appropriate.   I hope you’ll follow me, to learn about new products and more.  Attending Market virtually is not as exhausting as being their.

#Summer Camp – Creative Fun For Kids with Patrick Lose

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Summer Camp is all about creativity and having fun, for kids of all ages.  Today I want to share insights with you about some really cute patterns from Patrick Lose Studios, that are great for teaching kids to sew.

Patrick Lose has designs just packed with #CreativeGoodness that are fun to make and decorate your home with, or give as a gift.  He is an artist and illustrator and prolific designer.

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Today, I want to share two designs that I think make for great #KidFriendlyProjects that would make for fun creative summer activities, as well as his beautiful fabric lines would be great for endless possibilities of projects.  At a minimum, consider teaching a kid to sew using Patrick’s fabric to make a pillow.

Patrick has  designed beautiful fabrics for Timeless Treasures, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Moda Fabrics, but he currently designs fabrics only for RJR Fabrics.  He frequently works with brilliant fabric and cheerful designs with a whimsical nature.  Today I want to showcase a few of Patrick’s designs and some of his fabric, which I think would make for fun and creative projects for kids, or any adult that wants to work with a kid to encourage them to be creative.

This beautiful Tropical Table Topper is a fun and fast applique design that certainly welcomes in summertime:

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And these Patriotic Placemats,are perfect anytime of the year, but definitely would make for a beautifully decorated table to celebrate the 4th of July.

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Patrick has many fabric collections that are currently on the market.  Three that caught my attention for #kidfriendlyprojects are: Lily’s GardenBeggar’s Bounty, and Lovebirds.  You should be able to find his fabric in your favorite quilt shops, but if you do not kindly let them know you are interested. RJR Fabrics also has an online Fabric Finder tool to help you find what stores carry various lines of their beautiful fabrics.patrick lose with RJR Fabrics

No matter how you look at it, sewing a project using a design by Patrick Lose will certainly make for great summer fun.  But teaching a kid to sew is even more fun using his designs and/or Fabric.

I hope you are inspired to help teach a kid to sew this summer with a design and fabric by Patrick Lose.   

Want to know how to join #SummerCamp?

Everyone is welcome to join #SummerCamp, but there have been a few changes due to lack of participation.  To clarify, we’d love to have you participate but we no longer have a linky party to join, nor will there be prizes awarded at the end of this event.  Participants are asked to share what they create on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram and use the Hashtag #SummerCamp.

Here is a list of links to previous posts for our virtual #SummerCamp 

Spring Fling Sale at CT Pub

Do you like quilt books? Do you like good sales? Well, if you answered yes to both of these questions, you definitely need to make time this weekend to visit the annual Spring Fling Sale at CT Publishing. They have many quilting books on sale for $2-3 and some for 50% off. But, the sale is only good through Sunday, April 22.

Heck, this is a great opportunity to add some fun books to your quilt library, as well as buy some gifts for quilty friends!  Here are a few examples that caught my attention and I hope you’ll check out these great opportunities, as well as all the other quilting & crafting books that CT Publishing has on sale this weekend.


Sophisticated Stitches, by Don Linn


Mindful Meandering, by Laura Lee Fritz


Show me how to Plan My Quilting, by Kathy Sandbach


Poster  Quilts with Patrick Lose


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applique’ petal party, bu Susan Brubaker Knapp


Quick Star Quilts & Beyond, by Jan Krentz


Inspired to Sew by Bari J.

There are 155 books, craft cards and other items included in this Spring Sale.  I think there is something for everyone that enjoys finding a good deal.  I certainly found some great books that I’ve been wanting for my quilt library, some for gifts, and a few for Fun Friday Giveaways too!

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