Quilt Mkt Recap: New AMB Cotton Solids + Quilt Inspiration!

American Made Brand solid cottons continue to fuel the creativity of many a quilter, sewist, and maker!  Clothworks debuted 12 new colors in a Bright & Fresh palette at Quilt Market 2018 in Portland.  These new colors certainly live up to their name and are guaranteed to energize your latest sewing project!  Look for them to deliver this July in your favorite local quilt shop.

Clothworks was also pleased to feature the gorgeous quilts by Maria Shell, on display in our booth at Quilt Market.  Bear Fence (shown in the middle of the pic below) and Hot Seat (on the right in the pic below) captivated the crowds at Quilt Market with their vibrant colors and dynamic piecing.

In case you missed Market, head to Maria’s blog, Tales of a Stitcher, to read about her creative process in making Bear Fence.  For more inspiration, follow this link to her book, Improv Patchwork- Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape.  Be sure to follow her on Instagram, too!

And follow American Made Brand on Instagram & find a shop here to stock up on AMB solid cottons!

AMB Fabric featured in Summer 2018 Quilts and More magazine!

Quilts and More™ magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved

American Made Brand cotton solids are featured in a pieced pillow project in the Summer 2018 edition of Quilts and More™ magazine.

The Stitch & Switch Pillow designed by Corey Yoder is inspired by traditional barn quilts, adapted to fit pillow size.  The perfect project for a quilter who needs something quick and easy to satisfy their quilting fix! Shown below is a version of the pillow in a traditional color scheme.

Based on a design by Corey Yoder. Used with permission from Quilts and More™ magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

The Stitch & Switch Pillow design is so versatile, quilt tester Martha Gamm gave it a completely different feel with the nautical-inspired, navy blue & white color scheme using American Made Brand cotton solids, as shown below.

Based on a design by Corey Yoder. Used with permission from Quilts and More™ magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Head to All People Quilt to download the Summer 2018 edition of Quilts and More™ magazine   or pick up a copy of this magazine, due to hit your favorite newsstand, next week on April 24 through July 24th, 2018.  And most importantly, support your LQS (Local Quilt Shop) by stocking up on American Made Brand solids.

Ring in 2018 with Frenchie Pop Quilt in AMB Solids featured in Quilty Magazine!

American Made Brand solid cottons by Clothworks make the front cover of the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Quilty Magazine in the adorable ‘Frenchie Pop’ quilt!  What’s even more exciting is ‘Frenchie Pop’ was designed and made by me, Stephanie DiCola!  Inspired by French Bulldogs and the colorful art of Andy Warhol, I challenged myself to use all 75 colors in the AMB Solid cotton palette to make this wall-hanging sized quilt.

Dog lover or not, ‘Frenchie Pop’ is sure to win the hearts of many with its cheery, bright color arrangement.  The same French Bulldog applique is repeated in 9 blocks using a different color combination per block to create this eye-catching quilt.  Read how to make this quilt by picking up a copy of the Jan/Feb 2018 edition of Quilty at your favorite newsstand.  And stock up on American Made Brand solid cottons by visiting your local quilt shop (find a shop here)!

 

AMB Solids in Spiked Pinwheels quilt: A Modern Approach to a Classic!

The vibrant colors of American Made Brand cotton solids are featured in another quilt in Issue #21 of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine. Spiked Pinwheels, by designer Melissa Dunworth, simply uses 2 contrasting solids from the AMB color palette to create this new take on a classic block design.  With 75 colors in the American Made Brand solids palette, you’re sure to find a color combination that speaks to you!

Find a local quilt shop here that stocks American Made Brand solid cottons and let the fun begin in choosing your colors!  Head to your preferred newsstand to pick up Issue #21 of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine which is packed with colorful diagram instructions and helpful tips.  Soon, you’ll be making your own version of Spiked Pinwheels in no time!

AMB Solids Make the Cover Quilt on Modern Quilts Unlimited Issue #21!

American Made Brand cotton solids are featured in the newest issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and even on the front cover!   Cityscape, by designer Gyleen X. Fitzgerald, makes exquisite use of the AMB solids neutral color palette in this lap-size quilt pieced with 2 ½” strips.  For added drama, a thin strip in a neutral floral print accents the AMB solid strips in this stunning diamond block design.

Head to your local quilt shop to stock up on American Made Brand solid cottons, and pick up Issue #21 of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine at your favorite newsstand.  Follow step-by-step instructions and special sewing techniques to make your very own version of Cityscape.

 

 

Fresh Batiks® Featured in 2 Fab Quilts!

Top Right: Rockstar- Based on a design by Tonya Alexander. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Top Left: Labyrinth by Janice Averill from Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall 2017.

Clothworks Fresh Batiks® are featured in 2 quilting magazines that just shipped! Labyrinth by Janice Averill is sampled in vibrant and cool watercolor Fresh Batiks® Minerals in purples, blues and greensHer quilt is featured in the Fall issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.  Constructed from Flying Geese blocks, there is a handy tutorial under the Basic Lessons portion of the magazine offering an easy tutorial on how to quickly piece Flying Geese blocks.

Labyrinth by Janice Averill. From Quiltmaker’s Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall 2017.

Clothworks Fresh Batiks® are also featured in the October issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.  Quilt tester Laura Boehnke combined these striking colors from the Fresh Batiks® Minerals and Botanica collections to create a single star design. 

Based on a design by Tonya Alexander. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Laura’s color option is based on a full quilt called Rock Star by Tonya Alexander (shown below).

 

Based on a design by Tonya Alexander. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

 

Rock Star uses contrasting color palettes to showcase the stars formed by the rail fence piecing, making Clothworks Fresh Batiks® the perfect fabric choice. 

Pick up the October 2017 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® at your favorite quilt shop through early October.  Visit American Patchwork & Quilting online for more quilting inspiration, too!

 

Also find Quilts from 100 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks in your favorite local quilt shop now and visit Quiltmaker online for helpful quilting techniques and tips!

 

Happy Sewing!

Winners Announced: Adventures in Hexagons Blog Tour Giveaway

Many thanks to all who participated in the giveaway in conjunction with the Adventures in Hexagons blog tour.  We appreciate all your lovely comments about Laurel Burch fabrics and Hexagon quilts!  We hope you enjoyed following along on the blog tour too….perhaps you came away with some inspiration to start a new quilt project.

Now on to the winners of the Clothworks blog giveaway:

The winner of the copy of Adventures in Hexagons by Emily Breclaw is:

Kathleen

 

The winner of the Laurel Burch Basics Fat Quarter Pack is:

Barbara Hosford

 

Congratulations ladies!  We’ll be contacting you soon for your shipping info to send your prizes.

Be sure to head over to the Clothworks Instagram Page to view the other winner of the Laurel Burch Basics Fat Quarter Pack.

Thanks again to all who commented during this giveaway.  Check back here at the Works for more quilt and sewing inspiration, and more chances to enter giveaways!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adventures in Hexagons Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Welcome to Day 4 of the “Adventures in Hexagons” Blog Tour!  Clothworks is excited to promote our friend Emily Breclaw’s newest book, Adventures in Hexagons, released this year by C & T Publishing.   Emily, also known as the Caffeinated Quilter, has a passion for hexagon quilts!  Read about how her love affair with the hexagon quilt developed in her post on the C&T Publishing blog.

You may remember Emily from our American Made Brand License Plate Quilt Blog Tour a few years ago.   Emily was our Texas quilt blogger contributing a license plate block that captured the iconic Lone Star state flag with hexagons pieced to resemble the state flowers.

Emily’s passion for hexagon quilts continued to blossom through the years and now she has just published her first book filled with beautiful hexie quilt designs, clever techniques, and loads of inspiration! Clothworks is thrilled that 2 quilts included in Adventures in Hexagons were sampled using our Laurel Burch Basics.

“Meteor Shower” by Emily Breclaw

“Sparkler” by Emily Breclaw

Images of the book and the quilts are courtesy of C & T Publishing.
Copyright © 2017 by C & T Publishing.

And now for the fun part!

To promote the Adventures in Hexagons blog tour, Clothworks is hosting a GIVEAWAY!

One winner will be randomly selected from both the blog and the Clothworks Instagram page to win one fat quarter pack each of Laurel Burch Basics in 30 fabulous colors!

 

To enter the blog giveaway:

  1. Please leave one comment only after this post
  2. This contest applies to those with a USA shipping address
  3. Leave your comment by August 5th, 2017 11:59 pm PDT

 

Visit the Clothworks Instagram page for contest entry information.  A Laurel Burch Mythical Jungle fabric giveaway is happening right now on the Clothworks Instagram page, so why not participate in both giveaways for a chance to win lots of beautiful Laurel Burch fabric!

 

One more lucky winner will also be drawn randomly from the blog to win a copy of Adventures in Hexagons by Emily Breclaw.  Winners will be announced here on the Works on August 6th, 2017

 

Be sure to follow along on the “Adventures in Hexagons” blog tour too:

July 24- C&T Publishing www.ctpub.com

July 25- Generation Q Magazine http://generationqmagazine.com/

July 27- Marti Michell https://www.frommarti.com/

July 28-Clothworks Fabrics www.clothworks.com

July 29- Cathi Godwin, https://quiltobsession.blog/

July 30- Paper Pieces , www.paperpieces.com

August  1- Mary Huey, http://maryhueyquilts.blogspot.com/

August 2- Linda Franz, www.inklingo.com

August 3- Patty Murphy, https://pattymurphyhandmade.com/

August 4- Cheryl Sleboda, www.Muppin.com

August 5- Wendy Sheppard, https://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/

August 6- Emily Breclaw, www.thecaffeinatedquilter.com

Good luck!

 

The Hexi Quilt

The Hexi Quilt

Lights, Cameras and Action are on the stunning hexie quilt “Parisian Posies” created by Felicia’s World Quilting (on Instagram @feliciasworldquilting) that features Clothworks’ beautiful Frou-Frou Paris fabrics. Above is a sneak peek into the filming of the Fons & Porter’s … Continue reading

Winners Announced: Natalie Bird Fabric & Book Giveaway with Martingale!

Thanks to all who left comments in yesterday’s Book and Fabric Giveaway here on The Works for Designer Natalie Bird.  Clothworks has partnered with publisher Martingale to promote the new releases of Natalie Bird’s new book, Cottage-Style Charm, and her new fabric collection, All Afloat.

Everyone left some wonderful comments with fabulous project ideas.  It makes me want to start working on a new sewing project right now!

The following 3 lucky winners have been selected from the comments at random:

Delores Angus (will receive a copy of Cottage-Style Charm)

Kathy Luehrs (will receive a copy of Cottage-Style Charm)

Susan N. (will receive 1 Fat Quarter Pack of All Afloat )

Congratulations, Ladies!  I will be contacting you by email for your shipping addresses.

Thanks again to all who participated in the giveaway.