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October 15, 2018
Color Master Designer's Palette - Get to Know our AGF Designer's from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

 Hello Fabric Friends,

 So the secret is out! AGF is now offering CURATED FABRIC BUNDLES! We just introduced our AGF Bundle Up Edition and if you missed out on that you can read all out it here!

 The fun is not stopping and today I want to share with you our Color Master Designer Palette, new curated groups that celebrate each of our AGF Designers’ signature style! The very best of each designer’s fabrics are grouped together to create the perfect bundle for all your sewing needs.

 Got a favorite AGF Designer?  If you are a avid fabric collector ...

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October 12, 2018
Whimsy Nostalgia: Little Clementine Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Is there a certain children's book that you absolutely loved as a kid?!

When I was a little girl, my mother or grandmother would lay in bed next to me with a book, and would read to me before I fell asleep, each night. As they read to me, I would let my imagination come to life, pretending that I was making friends with animals or mystical creatures in the story, and going on adventures to far off lands! Depending on the character in the book, my grandmother would change the tone of her voice as she read aloud ...

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October 5, 2018
Our Latest AGF Fusions: Rainforest + Trinkets from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers, 

With the holidays right around the corner, I know all of us are prepping or have already begun sewing gifts for our family, friends, colleagues and teachers. I think that as a maker, we're always trying to create gifts that are so personalized to the person we're giving it to, so if you haven't started sewing your gifts yet, don't worry! We just released TWO NEW FUSIONS that cater to two different themes that can turn into so many great gifts! 

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If you're new to AGF, our "Fusion Collections" are bite-size collections featuring ...

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October 3, 2018
Making Little Things from Prairie Moon Quilts

I spent some time lately making some little things. Our guild is having a handmade bazaar at this year’s Brunswick Pecan Festival (this weekend in Brunswick, MO), and members are making handmade items to put in the booth so we can raise a little money for the guild.

If you’re anywhere in the vicinity of Brunswick, MO, this Saturday (October 6th), you might otta come to the Pecan Festival — it’s a jam-packed day of lots of fun stuff to see and do (and eat). The main street through town is lined on both sides with vendors selling ...

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Introducing AGF Curated Bundles! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers!

Happy October! This month is my absolute FAVORITE month since it's officially fall and Halloween is SOON!

To make this amazing month EVEN MORE EXCITING, here at AGF we're going to launching several new products for you! We've been secretly working on some things the past few months, and now the time is finally HERE to share it all with you! Drum roll, please!

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 The secret is out! AGF NOW HAS BUNDLES!       

We’re so SUPER thrilled to introduce you to a new way of sewing, AGF CURATED BUNDLES! This amazing sewing community is always ...

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October 1, 2018
Autumn......Color Blast from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Here are a few autumn images

from the back yard...


Be sure to click on the image to enlarge it!




Vine Maple Leaves






Maple Leaves






Chinese Lanterns














This is what a chinese lantern looks

like in December,

just a skeleton.....beautiful.





Dinner Plate Dahlia......after the rain







Hydrangea







Grape Leaves





























Spider Web

This is HUGE.....4 times the size of my hand



As always, you are welcome to use my images

in your personal art work.


Happy Autumn to You!



CLICK HERE to view My Homegrown Flowers



CLICK HERE to view My Photography




CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts




May ...

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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: N U M B E R S //past posts\\ from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

As I was thinking of today's quilt inspiration post, I found that it's becoming quite difficult to find new ideas. I've been keeping a list of ideas for several years, but haven't added to it in quite a long time. And the ideas still on the list are pretty lame. 

Minick & Simpson: big stitch quilting of Nightingale.....

This afternoon it occurred to me that I have several posts that are popular and I could try to revisit a few of those in the hopes that inspiration would come to me soon. So the next few weeks will revisit some of the posts that ...

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September 29, 2018
Bloomsbury Spirit from Veriquilt

I torsdags besökte jag Artipelag och såg utställningen Bloomsbury Spirit, en helt fantastisk utställning! Vi fick en timmes guidning och hade sedan gott om tid att gå runt på egen hand men ändå önskar jag att jag hade haft en möjlighet att åka och se utställningen en gång till!
Karen Gabel Madsen hade målat sex stora målningar i akryl på duk. Målningarna var placerade framför konsthallens stora fönster och skulle föreställa platser där Bloomsburygruppen rörde sig. Vid målningen från King's Cross kunde man läsa: "Oräkneliga hjul rullar och fötter trampar alldeles över mitt huvud. Civilisationens stora stråk möts här ...

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September 28, 2018
Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Show from Prairie Moon Quilts

Yesterday My Cowboy and I took a day trip to Springfield, MO, so that I could see the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Show. He went off and did his own thing while I was at the show. I asked him if he wanted to come in, and he said: “Nope. I have to look at that stuff all day every day at home. I’m outta here!”

So I had a few hours to see the show, and let me just say right now — I could have used a few more hours there — I had to rush through the last little ...

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I’ve Been Thinking……. from Quilt Paint Create

When I don’t get much creative time, I spend lots of time thinking about what I’ll do when I have it again. Ideas wander through my mind about projects, techniques and experiments. It’s a good thing and a bad thing all rolled into one. I love hanging out with ideas and have a hard time resisting new projects.
Here’s some of what I’ve been thinking about.
How my Art Quilt Group had a dye day (that I was unable to attend) and dyed cheesecloth and yarn in with their fabric. This created coordinating sets.
How ...

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September 25, 2018
Falling for Fall: Autumn Vibes Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Happy Fall, Ya'll!

Hope you're as excited as I am with this new season that's finally here!

Hands down, fall is my favorite time of year, even though we're here in Florida where we don't really have seasons..minus hurricane season! I still like to pretend the leaves change color and force myself to wear "cozy layers" despite the humidity. There's something so festive about this time of year that's super exciting! It's that time when you get to gather with your family and friends, eat a ton of pumpkin-flavored foods, continue ...

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September 22, 2018
The Common Ground Fair from Art and Quilting in Camden

You know the seasons have begun the swing to winter when it is time for the Common Ground Fair in Unity / Thorndike, Maine.  Put on by the Maine Organic Farmers and Garderners Association, it is the best of a country fair.  Because this is just a lot of pictures, I’ll just add captions and let you enjoy the day vicariously!

Some new buddies — two sheep and a goat in a lovely blended family!

The only daunting part is the long, sssslllooowwww wait to get in and park!

A fair isn’t complete without little kids getting to pet the ...

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September 21, 2018
Now I'm confused from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

OK - so I took a day off the other day. I shouldn't have. I don't have time to take a day off, but I did. I wanted to visit the Textile Museum to see the Color Improvisations 2 exhibit. The exhibit has been at the museum since the end of May, but as usual, I wait until the last minute since the show closes on Sunday. 

I decided to save myself some money and coordinated it so I could get a ride to and from downtown with DH. It was like a daytime date! He had some meetings ...

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September 20, 2018
Big Bass Bob- who’s that? from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

Please click on the title to read the full post.

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

I have been commissioned to make a fish quilt.  Not just any fish- has to be a big bass fish. But here’s the back story….
My boyfriend is an avid bass fisherman. He has fished with his buddy, Bob for 20 + years.  As a result I have learned way more than I bargained for about bass fishing, :).  Well, as a gift to his buddy, he asked me to make him an art quilt that documents his love for bass fishing.  Also, I ...

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September 19, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem... It's HUGE!! (And A Giveaway...) from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I have some seriously excellent news...


This quilt top has gone from one small section (don't you love that little fussy cut flower?)...


...then it grew a little larger, until, like Clifford the Red Dog....


...it got HUGE!!!!  I really really love this quilt top, and I think Lilli will too - it's definitely blue!  I've named it Something Blue, in keeping with the name of the original pattern.  It ate up a lot of scraps, too, which makes it just about the perfect quilt!


Just as a reminder, I made this quilt using the pattern ...

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September 18, 2018
#AGFMakerMonday - Our First Feature! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers, 

HAPPY MONDAY! I'm sure we all can use some "Monday Motivation" today! Here at AGF, we started a new way to feature  our inspiring makers' work that allows them to also win our fabrics, but THE BEST PART is that we all get to know a little more about you! We encouraged makers to post their sewing projects using our fabrics via their social media using the hashtag #AGFMakerMonday, so we could see how talented you are and the amazing work you all do! Once we decide on the winner for the month, the maker receives a ...

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September 17, 2018
Squishy Mail!!!! And a bit more from Gene Black an Alabama Artist


I got a nice squishy package in the mail. I am not sure I am supposed to say who sent it, so I will see if she speaks up.
In the package was a pattern that looks interesting but challenging. I am not sure if I will try it or pass it on to someone in the quilt guild.

But these fabrics that were in the package are just yummy.  I believe they are from Island Batiks - the Season's Shades line.  There are a number of 9" squares as well as some larger "yardage" pieces.  Just look how luscious ...

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September 15, 2018
A Little Design Inspiration from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

Reading blogs often leads to inspiration - or a condition that I call "I want to try that."  But sometimes I look at a design and the "what if" muse kicks me.
Yesterday my friend, Debbie, posted about a table topper that she made with some leftover Garlic Knot blocks.    She had made a larger quilt with this block that I had seen also.
Somehow, seeing the smaller one caused the "what if" to kick in.
SO ---- what if you laid out those blocks differently?
Here is a representation of the table topper that I created in Electric Quilt.

As you ...

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En kudde på beställning from Veriquilt

Strata
För omkring 10 år sedan sydde jag block med inspiration från "Strips 'n Curves" av Louisa L Smith och nu har jag fått en beställning på en kudde, det känns lite spännande och kul att ta sig an. Jag har skurit 16 st 1" breda remsor till en strata, kudden skall passa i en grå soffa med inslag av blått och brunt. Måste ta reda på hur stor han har tänkt sig, hoppas på 50 x 50 cm.

Utställningen på Galleri Upsala är över, min "Ia #3" fick ett nytt hem som jag tror kommer att passa henne. Nu ...

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September 14, 2018
Inspired by Rococo Art: Decadence Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers! 

Besides being all about fabric, are you also an "art lover?!" I'm definitely one! From an early age, my parents introduced me to many art museums near and far around the world where I had the incredible opportunity to see so many types of art. It was during this time I was introduced to the "Rococo Period." This art movement consisted of highly ornate and a extravagant style of architecture, art and music that flourished in Europe in the 18th century. I fell in-love with all of it! 

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As I grew older and went to art school ...

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