Friday, February 25, 2011

Do you have what it takes to be a fabric designer?

Michael Miller Fabrics has partnered with to create Project Selvage, a competition to find the company's next licensed designer. If I could draw I would enter alas I can't so I'll leave it up to those who have that talent. Some of you will already know about Spoonflower - it is a site that you submit your designs and they will print it onto fabric for you, I have always been tempted to try it out but haven't gotten around to do it. According to the submission guidelines - The design theme for the initial round of submissions is baby fabric for boys. Michael Miller Fabrics and Spoonflower will pick the top 75 Semi-Finalists. The Semi-Finalists will be posted at for fans to vote.  Designs that get the top 10 votes will move to final round and design a collection of 6 designs. The top 10 collections will be posted on for the public to vote at  The collection that gets the most votes will win!! And their collections (It will be both a boy and girl collection) will be debuted at International Quilt Market - Fall 2011. How exciting. Entres must be in by the 24th March.
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February Bernina Club - Mini Aurora Sunshine Quilt

This pass weekend we held two Bernina Club Classes, the ladies where working on the Mini Aurora Sunshine Quilt. The mini quilt uses several different features on the sewing machines including Buttonhole, Pattern End, Pattern Mirror, Pattern Repeat, Free Motion Quilting, Couching, Satin Stitch, Alphabet Stitching, using the Memory on the Machine and more! It was a fun packed day and the classes room was full of gold, red and orange colour. Here are some photos from the classes.