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October 2015

Join The Quilt Market Fun...

Hey everyone,

We hope everybody is doing great, we are in the last stretch for Quilt Market, and we couldn’t be more excited about it... Well, it’s actually kind of bitter\sweet moment for us because we wish we could take all you fabric lovers with us. As you might know, Quilt Market is a trade show for companies, shops, and distributors of the sewing/quilting industry. This is a time where shops get to stock up on all kinds of notions and your favorite [AGF] fabrics. (HOW EXCITING!)

For those of you who can't attend, we want you to be part of the Quilt Market fun. So, why not win some FREE FABRICS? All from the comfort of your home!! (HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!!) We will be hosting a daily giveaway with 3 winners per day! Each will win 1 fat quarter bundle from any previously released collection!!! This is how you enter all 3 days: (Pinch me NOW!! EEKK!! ) 

  1. Saturday: Repost our Periscope invite to any of your social media outlets (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) We will give you a tour of our booths,  say a quick “hello” to the designers and some of the girls, PLUS a special surprise. (BELIEVE ME YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS).  Image will be posted the morning of 10/24. 

  2. Sunday:  this is your opportunity to get to know our designers! Send your questions during the rest of the week (until 10/25) thru your social media channels using #ASKAGF #QuiltMarket. We will sit down with the designers chat for a bit. Questions will be answered on Periscope during the afternoon (look out for times on our social media accounts).

  3. Monday: This is an easy one! Repost any of your favorite AGF pictures of quilt market and tell us why the "picture" was your favorite thing about our booth. (AGF Quilt Market pictures only)

To fully enter these giveaways, when re-posting the image you must include #ArtgalleryFabrics, #QuiltMarket, #QuiltMarket2015, follow us on the social media account where you decide to re-post, and tag two friends. You may repost more than once for multiple entries.

Stay tuned in all of our social media channels to keep up with all the fun on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Periscope

Catch you later, 

XO

Gabs


Bound To Create The Perfect Bag Challenge.

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Hi everyone,

We have another fun challenge for you all, are you ready? We can officially kiss the Summer goodbye and welcome the new season with open arms, and everything that comes with it (Pumpkins on everything, am I right? Yum!) We thought that making a "BAG" challenge would be awesome, because oh, well... you can never have too many and who doesn't love a new bag? (Who's with me girls?!)  

So, for this Challenge we want you all to have complete creative liberty, think handbags, clutches, duffel bags, totes, backpacks, even a quilted bag (oooh! That sounds amazing, maybe i'll make one too.) Get ready ladies you are about to have a fabulous bag! (or bags..eekkkk!!) Ultimately, we want to inspired you and other sewists, quilters and DIYers to always keep creating while keeping the handmade tradition alive. We chose the Bound collection by April Rhodes, because we love the artistic message April conveys with brushstrokes, designs and color, making it the perfect collection to transition to the fall season.

How it works: We will make a Pinterest board call "Bound to Create The Perfect Bag" where the projects that are submitted will be posted. We were so thrilled with everybody's involvement on our last challenge that we are going to let the public choose the winners again, but with a twist. This is why you should put your best effort into the project and its presentation. The pictures with the most LIKES (or hearts) will win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Here is the twist, projects that are RE-Pinned will receive and extra point. (or heart). Keep in mind that the quality of the photo (styling, lighting and definition) is always a plus.

Deadlines: please read carefully…

  • Submissions must be emailed to Gabriela@artgalleryfabrics.com by October 30th to be eligible to compete.
  • Public voting will begin on November 2nd
  • Winners will be announced November 9th on the AGF Blog 3pm EST

And the moment you been waiting for, THE PRIZES...

First place

  • 10 yards of any April Rhodes’s released collections
  • 5 Yards Coordinating solids.
  • Bound Canvas 2 yards
  • Bound Knits (2 prints) 2 yards
  • Bound Voile 2 yards
  • 4 Patterns by April Rhodes
  • Large Aurifil box
  • Featured in the AGF blog (+ social media) HOW AWESOME IS THIS???!!! :) 

Second place

Third place

Feel free to share your sneak-peeks on social media using the hash-tags: #BoundChallenge

We hope you're ready to REAP & SEW!

XO

Gabs

 

Disclaimer(s):

  • All fabrics used for your project must be AGF.
  • You are welcome to use leather, trims and other textured fabrics. (not print)
  • You can mix and match with other AGF prints and\or blenders, but the majority of the fabric in your project should be BOUND.
  • Open to those outside U.S

Who Featured AGF: Fall 2015

Hey everyone, 

What's everyone been up to these days? We are having tons of fun here at the #AGFHQ getting ready for #Quilt Market. We are so honored, pleased, and thrilled  to be featured in all these magazines. We think very highly of them, since we feel they are molding and guiding this industry we all love so much, by feeding you with inspirational projects, tips, tutorials, fav picks, trends and more. 

How Gorgeous is this "Impressionist Sunrise" quilt featured in the latest issue of Modern PatchWork Magazine, made by our very own Sharon Holland using a mix of her Gossamer and Sketchbook collections, as well as some AGF blenders. 

Mollie Makes issue 58 picked our Playin Pop collection as "This Month's Wishlist"Molli makes ft

The lovely people of McCall's Quilting featured these stunning quilts made with the Gossamer collections and some Pure Elements (left) and Happy Home by Calroline Hulse (AKA Sew Caroline).Mccalls quilting ft

Sew Magazine picked the Skopelos collection by Katarina Roccella for their "Block of the month" and invite you to drift to an exotic island this "Greek key block' and celebrate the simplicity of of nature by picking the Gossamer collection for their "Love that Fabric" column.  Sew Ft

Be sure to pick all of these copies up to find that special project that will spike up your creativity. You can also check out all of our other press features here. And like always feel free to share your projects with us, we really enjoy them all. 

XO 

Gabs


AGF Sewing Month Re-Cap: Part II

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to the blog! Do you remember us gushing over Sewing Month? Since we are obsessed with everything dealing with sewing and fabrics, we felt that we had to share our love with beautiful makers like yourself. For this reason we featured a ton of talented sewists that made projects with AGF throughout the month of September.

Every day of the month (except Sundays) we were able to share quilts, garments, and many other projects that could get your sewing buds tingling. Here is a little re-cap from the second half of September (In case you missed Part 1 of the re-cap, view it here). We hope you like it!

Week 3

Week 3 projects

1. Let’s begin with the cutie in the corner, styling her dress made with Curiosities Fabrics by Jeni Baker. Michaela from Covered in Modge Podge felt that a back to school outfit would be the perfect thing to make since, it was the first time her daughter was attending school (Pre-K).  Check out her blog for all the fun details and follow her tutorial if you would like to make your version of the “Color Blocked Peasant Dress.”

2. Kelly from Kelby Sews brightened our day with this beautiful modern quilt made with Imprint Fabrics by Katarina Roccella. The “Sugar Loaf Block” she used definitely made the colors of this collection stand out.

3. To all my ladies that always need more space to stash make-up or accessories, this travel case is perfect! Sarah from Radiant Home Studio, used Cultivate Fabrics by Bonnie Christine to make a beautiful yet functional project. Visit her blog to find out all the details, you might want to make more than one. (◕‿-)

4. For this project, Ren from the Inspired Ren was featured on the Melly Sews Blog. This was her debut as a contributor for Melly Sews and we’re happy to know that her first post was going to be with AGF. (゚ヮ゚) Ren decided to make the “Pristine Swing Dress” with Imprint Fabrics (“Morse Dot Blu” knit) by Katarina Roccella for her little one. The new dress is now her little girl’s favorite dress!

5. Personally, I am obsessed with these PJs made with Happy Home Fabrics by Sew Caroline. Brooke from Oliver’s Fancy did a great job making these “fancy” PJs! If you are in need of a new PJs or would like to have another cozy pair in your stash, you can read about the different patterns she used to make this cute ensemble.

6. Have you seen this quilt made with Artisan Fabrics by Pat Bravo? It is ADORABLE! Alicia from Two kids and A Blog turned a fun concept that her friend made into this “Camper” quilt. She used many of the prints from the collection to make this artsy and scenic quilt. If you would like to make your own version, Alicia wrote a great tutorial you can follow.

Week 4

Week 4

7. Megan from Quilt Story made a special movie night sleeping bag for her little princess. She beautifully displayed a few of the prints from Anna Elise Fabrics by Bari J. and to make it extra special, Megan appliqued her daughter’s name on the bottom (Lucia). Check out her blog to view the complete project.

8. This little lady definitely showed off her attitude while wearing an outfit made with Sketchbook Fabrics by Sharon Holland. Sarah (the cutie’s mom) from My Crowded Nest showed her love for AGF not only with this knits outfit, but she also talked about all the other projects she made with AGF. Keep on sharing Sarah! We love it! (゚ヮ゚)

9. Heather also from Quilt Story (Did you know she’s Megan’s sister?) made this beautiful teepee with Bound Fabrics by April Rhodes. The prints she used fit perfectly with the scenery! I’m sure this project was the beginning of new adventures for her kiddies.

10. Abigail from Freckled Fashionista flattered us when she said that “AGF’s fabric feels like angels made it.” Thank you so much for those kind words! For this project, Abigail wanted to make a simple garment that could be worn for many occasions. Therefore, she made the “One Hour Top” with the “Tribal Study Aura” knit from Anna Elise Fabrics by Bari J. It looks great!

11. Look at this fashion forward kimono made with Cultivate Fabrics by Bonnie Christine! ❤ Erin from Poppy Quinn decided to make a garment that could be worn as a statement piece during a day out, but that was comfortable enough to wear at home.  She definitely nailed the look with the lovely “Everblooming Fig” voile she used.

12. Jessee from Art School Dropout stepped out of her comfort zone and made this girly quilt with Anna Elise Fabrics for daughter. The modern design suits the fun prints of the collection and the cloud like quilting is so dreamy! We’re sure her daughter loved it as much as us.

Week 5

(September happen to have a short 5th week)

Week 5

13. Tara from The Tiny Hummingbird decided to make the versatile “Staple Dress” with “Painting Morale” in knit from Bound Fabrics, both designed by April Rhodes. Tara shows off the dress with a nice pair of flats and tells us how she’ll be wearing it during the cooler fall weather. She also explains that making this dress was a new experience for her because she’s not use to making garments. We think she did a great job! Keep on making garments, Tara!

14. Megan from City Stitches made this beautiful modern quilt inspired by the deserts of the Southwest. She used various prints from the Bound Fabrics collection and believe it or not, it’s over 80” long! Visit her blog to see the full version, it’s lovely.

15. Up next, we have Jen from Little Wife Power House who gave this glider a great make over. She felt that it was time to give this comfy chair a new look by re-upholstering it with the Bound print in AGF Canvas! You have to see the before and after pictures, it’s amazing!

16. Last but not least, we have some chic vintage aprons made by Leslie from the Seasoned Homemaker. Leslie decided to re-make her apron pattern covers with Home Fabrics by Sew Caroline. She combined the prints from this collections beautifully. Stop by her blog to view all the styles she re-created with other AGF collections and stay tuned for a tutorial she will be posting soon.  

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Hope you all enjoyed the projects these talented sewists made! Make sure to show them some love on their blogs and check out our AGF Sewing Month Facebook album for all the featured projects. As always, stay creative and thanks for inspiring!

Happy Sewing! 

Xoxo,

Stephanie


Thrive to new beginnings with Succulence + Giveaway!

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Hi everyone: 

We are thrilled to be presenting Bonnie Christine's latest collection, Succulence. Bonnie continues to showcase her style with organic, vibrant and fresh designs. This collection is about the ability to thrive and create new beginnings with an everlasting drive to evolve. Bonnie pays homage to this perseverance through a study of these plants with lively hues of earthy plum, sunlit copper and both pristine & opaque greens.

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As you all might know, for each photo shoot we choose a location that fits the collection and carries (or relates) the message we want to portray in each lookbook. We found a store called Plant the Future in the heart of Wynwood, Fl. This cozy place will satisfy your succulents and cacti craze while keeping your space stylish. Flip thru the lookbook to find all the inspirational projects we have created for you, remember some have links to patterns + instructions. Enjoy!

 

How gorgeous is this quilt? I love the organic and tranquil feeling it has to it. Share this "Terrarium" free quilt patter with all of your quilting friends.

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And because we can never have "too much" fabric, why not blend, mix and\or match this organic collection with some AGF Elements

BLENDERS SUCULENCE

Win this fat quarter bundle and make some of the projects from the lookbook.

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CONGRATULATIONS to "Audrey" on your Succulence Bundle! 
Check your email. 

You can enter the giveaway by simply: 

  • Browsing the Succulence lookbook.
  • Leaving a comment below with the project you would like to make.

Giveaways ends October 9th at 3pm EST and the winner will be chosen using random.org and announced on this very post. 

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Happy Sewing,

Gabs