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!

Clothworks Basics: Colorful & Cute in ‘Georgie Giraffe’ Quilt

Georgie Giraffe Quilt

Photo credit: Georgie Giraffe Quilt by Deb Grogan in Quiltmaker Magazine September/October 2016 edition

Spotted in the latest edition of Quiltmaker Magazine– September/October 2016, is this adorable quilt called ‘Georgie Giraffe’ designed by Deb Grogan.  Ever since grandchildren entered the picture for her, Deb has been inspired to design and create quilts for little ones.  What makes this quilt a stand-out is the mix of a traditional block design with a whimsical animal applique design that has three-dimensional features to it (notice those darling 3-D giraffe ears).

Georgie Giraffe Quilt top

Photo Credit: ‘Georgie Giraffe” quilt, appearing in Quiltmaker Magazine September/October 2016

Quilt designer Deb Grogan not only has created a quilt oozing with cuteness, but has managed to make great use of the cheery colors found in the various Clothworks Basics color palettes.  American Made Brand solid cottons, Impressions Moire, and Everyday Organic Solids are just some of the Clothworks fabrics that breathe life into this sweet crib-sized quilt.

Quiltmaker Sept-Oct 16 coverHead to your favorite local quilt shop or magazine stockist to purchase the current release of Quiltmaker magazine, September/October 2016 edition.  Or find it at this link.  Look for more info for the ‘Georgie Giraffe’ quilt here, too.

Happy Sewing!

Extra Quilting Fun from Quilter’s Newsletter with American Made Brand!

Quilters Newsletter AMBAmerican Made Brand solid cottons are spotted here in the April/May 2016 Issue of Quilter’s Newsletter magazine.  If you’ve already finished constructing the first block of the AMB Mystery Quilt, Our Land, a round of applause to you!  Want to get into some more quilting fun?  Head to the  Quilter’s Newsletter website for a nifty freebie.

Quilters Newsletter cover

Featured as a website extra in this recent issue of Quilter’s Newsletter , is a complimentary PDF pattern of the Devil’s Claw block.  Download it here.  This traditional, prairie-inspired block first emerged in a publication dating back to the late 1800’s.  The quilting geniuses at Quilter’s Newsletter put a fresh and modern spin on this block, while still keeping with its homespun roots, using the vibrant, homegrown American Made Brand solid cottons shown below.

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Devil’s Claw Block in American Made Brand solid cottons. Download the pattern here.

Contrary to its name, don’t you think this version of the Devil’s Claw block is brilliant!!?  And with the small pieces used to construct the block, what better opportunity to use the American Made Brand Solid Precuts, newly released and headed to a LQS near you.

stacked_precutsAmerican Made Brand cotton solid Precut goods are offered in a plethora of color options, in your choice of 5″ squares, 10″ squares, and 2.5″ strip rolls.

Happy Sewing and Stay tuned to the Works next week for more AMB Mystery Quilt posts and a Quilt Market Designer Sneak Preview.