Tuesday, August 5, 2014

My Bed Runner is in American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine!

I'm so excited to share that my "Attention Getter" quilted bed runner design is in the current issue of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine!  I've been hearing of magazine sightings ~ subscribers have been receiving it, and it's hitting the news stands now :)  

(Photo used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting, 2014 Meredith Corp. All Rights Reserved.)

This is the first time I've had a design in this publication...And my bonus surprise was that it made the inset on the cover of the magazine :)  How cool is that!

I wanted to make a bed runner for something a little different.  I plan to make several in different fabrics for a spare bedroom I have, so I can have one simple bed cover and change out the runners for different pops of color.  The design is pretty simple to put together and shows off the exceptionally cool focal print and coordinates from Fabri-Quilt's Cosmopolitan Fabric collection

Along with the fabrics, I have kits available Here while supplies last.  If you're local, stop in the shop and see the quilt in person :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We Have a Row By Row Winner at Spring Water Designs!

Susan Holman from Laytonsville MD is the Row by Row Grand Prize Winner at Spring Water Designs Quilting!  ~ PS: Don't you just love her Maryland flag shoes that her daughter hand painted

The rows used in this picture are as follows:
     Side one of the quilt includes rows from:
       1. Quilt Vine - Trapp, MD
       2. The Round Bobbin - Ambler, PA
       3. Mare's Bears - Lewes, DE
       4. Bear's Paw - Towson, MD
       5. Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg, MD
       6. Ellicott City Sew Vac - Ellicott City, MD
       7. Spring Water Designs Quilting - Columbia, MD
       8. Bless My Stitches - Murphy, NC

 ...And because Susan is having so much fun with the Row by Row shop hopping, she made her quilt two sided using a total of 16 rows!  Side two of the quilt includes rows from the following shops:
     Side two:
       1. Sew Much Fun - Lowell, NC
       2. Quilts & Treasures - East Longmeadow, MA
       3. Loving Stitches - Fayetteville, NC
       4. Crazy Cousin - Fredericksburg, VA
       5. Waterwheel House Quilt Shop - Londonderry, VT
       6. Cottonseed Glory - Annapolis, MD
       7. Serendipity - Dagsboro, DE
       8. Sew Happens, Wilmington, DE

That's right ~  Susan made her quilt two sided using a total of 16 rows from seven different states she visited from Massachusetts to North Carolina.

And she used our row in her quilt too, so she received a $50 SWD gift card along in addition to her Fat Quarter Bundle prize ~ She had stopped by our shop on July 2nd right after the shop hop began and picked up our row pattern and plate :)

She quilted each row separately in "Quilt as You Go" fashion, and then attached the rows together with cute little strips.  She has a great tutorial over on Her Blog on how to do this.

I loved how she incorporated the shop License Plate at the end of each row after bordering it from leftover fabrics from the row kit :)

...And she added several other personal touches to make it her own.  For this owl row from the Crazy Cousin Quilt shop, she added an extra little owl to the branch, because she is a mother of four, and all but one of her children are out on their own, but one is still home in the "nest".

I love seeing all the personal touches that quilters put into their versions of a quilt.  Susan called this quilt "Fun by Fun" and is already planning her next row quilt...after all there's the entire month of August to collect more row patterns!

Susan has graciously let us borrow her quilt and it will be hanging in our shop for a few weeks, so stop in and see all the little details up close ~ it's adorable!

...And, even if our Grand Prize Bundle is taken, we have a couple of "consolation prizes" if there are any more row quilts cookin' out there ;)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sights & Sounds of Jo Morton Club

Here are a few of the Shows from our Jo Morton Club sessions this past week.  It's always nice to see the different colorways that come through.

More projects will show up at the next meeting after vacations...stay tuned :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Are You Ready for the Row by Row Experience Shop Hop?

...Well Summer is here and the Hop starts soon!  July 1st - September 2nd you can "shop hop" to as many participating shops as you like and collect the Free pattern for each shop's row.  This is our row ~ of course I had to go with a Spring time theme for Spring Water Designs :)

Just for fun Mary, Starlyn and I decided to each make our own versions of the row ~ I made my row (above) out of batiks and cottons...

Mary used wools, of course, for the applique in the center of her row, and then chose some reproduction cottons for the pieced blocks...

 ...and Starlyn chose to make her row with 1930's reproduction fabrics ~ so cute!

We'll have a little bundle of fat quarters available for purchase for each colorway so you can conveniently pick up the fabrics for your favorite version :)

Aaaand...each shop will be awarding a bundle of 25 fat quarters to the first customer who brings in a completed (quilted, bound, labeled) row quilt using patterns from at least 8 different shops. (And there may just be a bonus prize for that person if their finished quilt includes our Spring Water Designs row). Quilt challenge contest expires October 31, 2014.

Of course we'll have our personalized fabric license plate panel for everyone who is collecting them, and don't forget to purchase your SWD Shopping Tote kit so you can make it and receive 10% off of your regularly priced purchases for the rest of the year when you use it as your re-usable shopping tote!

***At our Studio Stitch-In at the shop on Thursday, June 26th we'll be demoing how to make the SWD Tote for anyone who wants to come for the Free Stitch-In day and make their tote with friends  ~ or work on anything else that you'd like that day as well )

Make sure if you're traveling out of state this summer to check the Row by Row Experience website to see what shops are participating along your itinerary.

We're looking forward to seeing you on the Shop Hop, and to seeing all of the wonderful versions of row quilts this summer!!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Monday, June 23, 2014

Jo Morton Show & Tell

Enjoy some "sights & sounds" from our June Jo Morton Club Show & Tell of our recent projects...

Along with the friendships I've made through the Jo Morton Club, my second favorite thing is seeing all the different versions that are produced from the same pattern :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn