Featured Shop: Welcome Fall at Pumpkinberry Stitches!

For Lisa Marien, it all started with a building. A 130-year old building to be exact. While on vacation she checked Facebook and learned that a friend who owned a candy shop in her Lake City, Minnesota hometown was moving and wanted to sell her building.dscn5584 Continue reading

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Quilts, coffee and sewing…

Quilts and coffee because it’s cold… and okay, I like both.  Fabric and coffee?  Another favorite combination – though not mixed together unless you’re doing some vintage-aging-staining-thing.

Let me start with the fabric – something I played with and am keeping around because it makes me think of Spring.

MIUT-Spring

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Sandy Gervais: Moda’s “Oldest” Designer

dp_sandy-gervaisWhen Mark Dunn started Moda in 1975, the company sold fabrics designed and produced by other companies. Most of these were fashion fabrics and their fiber content, weave, and patterns weren’t always suitable for the kind of stitching Mr. Dunn had in mind—quilting. In the mid-1980s the company started producing its own fabrics, which were largely designed in-house. By the mid-1990s, Mr. Dunn and Cheryl Freydberg, who today is Moda’s vice president of design and development, started walking the aisles of Quilt Market, looking for designers. One of the very first they found was Sandy Gervais.

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Piece & Comfort…

United Notions and Moda Fabrics are very much about family – immediate, indirect, extended and “just because we like you”.  So when it comes to helping part of the family with something that’s near-and-dear to them, it isn’t a question of “if”, it’s a matter of “what do you need and how can we help?”

Stephanie and Tom Hove are part of the Moda family, and they’re a military family that lived through a deployment overseas.  Their experience inspired a desire to help the families of the men and women who serve our country, and their efforts lead to the creation of the Because of the Brave fabric collection and this Challenge, all with the goal of benefiting USA Cares.

(Read more about Stephanie and Tom here.)
Cutting Table - Welcome Home Tom Hove
The voting for Viewer’s Choice starts today – Thursday, April 30th – and continues until Midnight on Wednesday, May 6th.
To cast your Vote, select your “Viewer’s Choice Winner” on the right hand side of the blog under VOTE PIECE & COMFORT.
Winners will be announced on May 8, 2015
And the contestants are….
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