Quilt Market Trend: Pointy Things

Detail of a Jen Kingwell quilt

As per usual, Quilt Market was exciting and slightly overwhelming. Everywhere I looked, there were gorgeous fabrics, quilts, tools, books, and patterns. I saw things I knew I needed and things I never knew I needed…but now I do. The bottom line is that I came home inspired to sew, sew, sew. Continue reading

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The Whirlwind of Market Prep

Now that it’s May, we can say that Quilt Market is THIS MONTH! And that brings delight (and maybe a little bit of fear and trembling) to the hearts of Moda designers, as they work on the goodies that show their new fabric collections to best advantage.  Continue reading

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Say Hello to New Moda Designer Crystal Manning

Crystal posing in a field of joy in her handmade dress and fabric design.

Crystal Manning can’t imagine a day without color, and she’s got a purple bathroom and turquoise studio to prove it. “I have to negotiate wall color with my husband,” she says. “If I lived by myself I’d probably go pretty crazy.” Continue reading

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