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August 6, 2021
AGF Collection Reveals: 2021 Part 3 from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

AGF Collection Reveals: 2021 Part 3

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It’s my favorite time of year again where I get to finally share some exciting news with all of you! If you follow us on social media, you might already know about our upcoming collections but in case you missed it, I’m going to show you what’s coming soon to AGF. This time around we had to shift the way we think and we now know the power of having a positive mindset can change everything. As a company, our goal is to create designs with a purpose, the purpose of ...

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December 11, 2020
AGF Collection Reveals: 2021 Part 1 from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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With a new year, comes new collections! What better way to start 2021 than with some exciting news. We are thankful and proud to have this opportunity to continue bringing you original designs & beautiful fabric collections. We are pleased to show you the fruits of our labor and bring you what AGF and our designers have in store for you in OUR NEXT ROUND OF COLLECTIONS! Just in case you didn’t get to see it on social media, here’s a quick rundown of what’s being released. 

Available January 2021

Velvet

Velvet by Amy Sinibaldi 

Soften the volumeSoften The Volume by ...

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August 31, 2020
CQG meeting from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 I almost missed the window of posting about our August Cotton Quilters' Guild meeting. There will be another meeting in just a few days. In addition to having our meeting, this month we held a sew day which, I am happy to report, was a great success. But I'm getting ahead of myself. 

President Maggie

Treasurer Irma and Secretary Mary C.

 social distancing and masks

Some of the blocks for our current BOM, which I have yet to begin. Oh dear me! I've decided to finish my current BOM (Sugaridoo) before beginning another. Hmm, maybe not the best ...

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June 15, 2020
Never Too Much Yarn from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been thinking about buying more yarn for months. Did I need more yarn? Well, no. But I wanted more yarn. I went virtual shopping at my favorite online yarn shop Knit Picks. This is the value pack of Lindy Chain in the colorway Solar Flare. I see a new crochet shawl in my future.
I found these fun gradients on sale and just had to plop them into my cart. Stroll Duos.
It is worth it to get these matching tiny cakes to make socks with. One of these will end up being a birthday gift and the ...

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May 5, 2020
Magnolia I ~~ art quilt finish from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I love combining quilting and painting--remember the cotton paintings? There's another here. It's a time-consuming joy that I don't think I'd have been able to appreciate back when I was working. Oddly, I started painting not long before retirement, so everything just sort of fell into place. Well, I've moved on from cotton to magnolias. 


This is my first attempt. I see so many flaws, but I've decided to let them go. If I move on, I can take the lessons with me to the next painting. 


While they are glaring in real life ...

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December 13, 2019
December is kicking it! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


I am not keeping up with my crazy life. Here's a quick catch-up of the happenings since our return from Disney, starting with a fam photo (above) of the one day that we wore our WDW shirts, which I made using the Silhouette and heat press.


Two days after Disney, we held the Cotton Quilter's Guild Christmas party. As Madam President, I was in charge one last time, but Margaret (our incoming pres) was generous enough to take care of the food and details. Thanks, Maggie!  



Maggie is on the left here. Thanks girl!

We got back on ...

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October 14, 2019
Peacock Petals Finish! from Becca's Crazy Projects

The last rounds of this beautiful shawl were slow going. Peacock Petals Shawl pattern is free. 
When it was done I put it over my exercise ball so I could get a feel for the resulting fabric. 
I knew it was going to be a monster to block, but wet blocking was the best choice to get that lace to open up.
Here it is blocked. This is why I love wet blocking knit and crochet projects. It lets the lace shine.
This one is all about looks because it is too light and lacy to offer any warmth. 
It ...

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April 28, 2015
Indigo Dyeing Day from Marianne Bos - Quilt Artist

Its been a very long long time since I have blogged but I am just soo excited to tell you what I have been up to today!

A lady (who met me a while ago at a fair) contacted me and asked if I would help her do some Indigo dyeing with her for a quilt she was making.  Like, how fast could I say yes!!!

Anyway today Kay came over to my house and we broke out the indigo and got to the dyeing. She was dyeing linen.

We pleated, folded, wrapped and rubber banded.






It comes out of ...

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