Get them while they’re HOT! New Free Patterns just posted to use with fresh new fabric collections…
“I’d worked in the industry for decades,” says Eileen, “so when I dreamt an entire line of Northwoods fabric, in color, I attributed it being around fabric all day. But when I had the very same dream two nights later, I got up at 4 a.m. and started sketching.”
At the suggestion of Lynn’s son the women named their design team Holly (for Hawley) Taylor—“Taylor and Bloomquist didn’t have the right ring,” says Eileen with a laugh—and they have since completed more than 60 lines of fabric. This past year they also designed fabric for the all-Wisconsin shop hop and for three years they created fabric especially for Minnesota’s annual shop hop.
|This centerpiece served as inspiration for fabric design|
Eileen was a rep for Moda for 17 years. Connecting with Moda was such a blessing,” says Eileen, who attended her 52nd Quilt Market in spring 2010. “Working with them was the best chapter of my career.” Though she retired from her role as fabric rep two years ago, lovers of warm and woodsy fabrics can rest assured that the design duo of Holly Taylor shows no signs of slowing down.
Is there such a thing as save the date for blog hops like there is for weddings?
I did not check blogger etiquette rules, but wanted you to not miss any of the goodies happening October 1st through the 14th. Go ahead and save the dates to meet the contributors, collect recipes and have a chance for giveaways.
Click here for more details.
Hi! My name is Amy Barickman, and I have been enjoyed working with Moda for many years, almost 20!! Indygo Junction is my pattern company and I recently launched Amy Barickman, LLC as the book publishing arm of my business. When Lissa and Debbie asked me to guest post on my new book, Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers, I jumped at the opportunity!!
There is nothing quite like the subject of flowers. Infinite variety, delicate detail, and exquisite color. Each summer I take 100’s of photos of flowers for my own enjoyment. It is amazing what the camera can capture and fortunately digital photography offers the ability to affordably take an infinite number of photos!! Recently it seemed everywhere I looked in fashion flowers were blooming: giant flowers on purses, tee-shirts embellished with ruched roses, flowers on headbands, flip-flops, and hats. It seemed the time was right for Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers!!
We have created a video to learn more about our Fabric Flower book that is sure to inspire your creativity to bloom.
In the pages of this book, you’ll find 25 quick & easy flower projects for wearing, decorating and sharing with inspiring techniques for the novice to the more advanced creative enthusiast.
- Accessorize your hair, headbands & hats
- Embellish your wardrobe with pins, necklaces & chokers
- Accent your shoes, purses & scarves
- Decorate with bouquets, pillows & holiday trimmings
- 7 flowers feature recycled materials – denim, ties, sweaters, & t-shirts
- Traditional fabrics such as cottons, wools, silk and felt are also included.
- Perfect for club events, craft & boutique sales, fundraisers, party favors, weddings & home.
- Learn new techniques: hand & machine embroidery, needle felting, Kanzashi methods and short-cut tools from Clover Needlecraft.
A blog tour, flower challenge, and giveaways are being planned to make our focus flowers for the coming year!!! We hope you will join in the journey, follow our blog and Facebook pages to keep up a garden full of activities we have planned!!
When I agreed to share my new book with you as a guest blogger, I was asked to share a little more about myself with you. So here are few things you might not know about me.
What is your one guilty pleasure in life? I love beer and Bell’s Oberon Beer – a Michigan summer brew is my favorite. I actually stock up in September as I know I will not be able to acquire this brew throughout the rest of the year. Their sunshine logo is what led me to my first taste!
Where do you do your best thinking? It seems I am always thinking about ideas. It is hard for me to turn my creative brain “off”. When antiquing, shopping flea and thrift stores, I get in the “zone” – scoping at clever vintage patterns, fabrics, and quilts… as far as my best peaceful thinking, that happens on Torch Lake floating on my paddle board or Kayak. I call it sacred water and am fortunate to spend several weeks there each summer.
What do you listen to when you work? Bruno Mars, Train and always the classics. And of course… Kid Rock’s Summer in Northern Michigan and the new Pontoon song by Little Big Town’s Pontoon!!
Moda has been a proud sponsor of this event since the beginning so when we were asked if we would like to be one of the stops on the blog hop we jumped on board.
|stack of bright fun pillowcases|
|Roll it up method pillowcases are so fun and easy.|
|Cheryl, Moda’s design director showing off one of her pillowcases.|
|Either Holly was super excited to make a pillowcase or surprised to get her picture taken.|
|Jamie’s first pillowcase and she is grinning from ear to ear.|
|A few Nancy Drew pillowcases|
|Outlaw couldn’t stop at just one pillowcase|
1. Welcome from American Patchwork & Quilting (http://www.allpeoplequilt.
2. Rashida Coleman-Hale (http://www.iheartlinen.
3. Olivia and Alayna’s Pillowcase Project (http://www.allpeoplequilt.
4. Morgan’s Smile Factory (http://www.allpeoplequilt.
5. Pat Sloan (http://blog.patsloan.com/)
6. Northcott (http://pattispatchwork.com/)
7. Betsy Chutchian (http://
8. Vanessa Christenson (http://www.
9. Andover Fabrics (http://blog.andoverfabrics.
10. Laurie Simpson (http://minickandsimpson.
11. Oak Hill, Ohio (http://www.allpeoplequilt.
12. Robert Kaufman Fabrics (http://www.swatchandstitch.
13. Pam Buda (http://www.heartspunquilts.
14. Indygo Junction (http://www.indygojunction.
15. 4-H (http://www.allpeoplequilt.
16. Katie Hennagir (http://baywindowquiltshop.
17. Anni Downs (http://hatchedandpatched.
18. FreeSpirit Fabrics (http://www.freespiritfabric.
19. American Patchwork & Quilting Staff (http://www.allpeoplequilt.
20. Patty Young (http://modkidboutique.
21. Moda Fabrics (http://modafabrics.blogspot.
22. Monica Solorio-Snow (http://thehappyzombie.com/
23. Moda Bake Shop (http://www.modabakeshop.com/)
24. Andover Fabrics (http://blog.andoverfabrics.
25. Roseann Kermes from Rosebud’s Cottage (http://rosebudscottage.
26. Ann Kelle for Shannon Fabrics (http://www.annkelle.com/
27. Therm O Web (http://blog.thermoweb.com/)
28. Edyta Sitar (http://www.
29. Fabri-Quilt (http://inspiredbyfabric.
30. Cherri House (www.cherryhousequilts.com)