National Quilt Museum Announces Quilting Workshop In October


The National Quilting Museum of Paducah, Ky., announces a quilting workshop to be taught by Gail Garber on Oct. 23-25, 2014.  The class, “Flying Colors,” will explore all aspects of creating innovative geometric quilts. Students will learn design, color selection, use of contrast and scale, and stitching techniques that include freezer paper foundation piecing.

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Creativebug Class Shows How To Add Appliqué To Umbrella

Applique_Umbrella_on_Creativebug offers a class on adding your own appliqué designs to an umbrella. This video class shows how to turn your kid’s drawings and designs into a snazzy umbrella using a few simple materials.

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Simplicity Offers Matching Misses And Baby Shoes Pattern

Baby Shoes

Simplicity offers Pattern 2278, matching designs for misses and baby shoes. These patterns are available in multiple sizes each for misses and baby, and can be made in a variety of materials.

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QuiltCon 2015 Announces Juried Quilt Show


Join QuiltCon on February 19-22, 2015 for a juried quilt show. Sponsored by The Modern Quilt Guild Inc., the show has issued a call for entries and registration will be open until Nov. 30, 2014. Multiple categories are available, with a $5,000 prize for best in show.

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“Machine Embroidery Flowers” Features 18 Designs


“Machine Embroidery Flowers” by Donna Dewberry brings Donna’s English Garden motifs to your sewing projects. This book and companion CD offer 18 exclusive, detailed machine embroidery designs in easy-to-follow instructions for embroiderers of any skill level, in formats for all embroidery machines.

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Needlework Cruises Organizes Cruise From Australia


Needlework Cruises is sponsoring a 14-night Needlework, Quilting and Craft Cruise sailing from Fremantle, Australia to Singapore, Bangkok, and other ports. This cruise leaves on April 1 and returns April 15. It includes six days of tuition in embroidery, needlework and quilting, as well as other crafts. There are a total of 21 tutors and 63 projects in all.

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Quilting Live! Sewing And Quilt Show Scheduled For September 11-13 In Atlanta


The Quilting Live! Sewing and Crafts Show will be held in Atlanta, Ga. from September 11 to 13, 2014.  This show features workshops, quilt displays, and an opportunity to meet Marianne Fons and Liz Porter,

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HTC Retail Offers Touch O’ Gold II Lightweight Fusible Interfacing

HTC Touch O'Gold II Black

Touch O’ Gold II, offered by HTC Retail, is a lightweight fusible interfacing that provides medium grain-wise support. This fusible woven adds durability, shape, and strength while offering soft, fluid drape. It also preserves the feel and qualities of fine and delicate fabrics.

Touch O’ Gold II allows for bias stretch without distortion, while maintaining form and control of the stretch. It is available in black and white and fuses when pressed with light steam. Use of a press cloth is recommended with thin, delicate fabrics.

White Touch O’ Gold II, 1850-1, blends with light-colored fabrics adding a slight opacity. Black Touch O’ Gold II, 1850-2, decreases the see-through characteristics of sheer fabrics without full opacity.

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