Here at AGF we feel that sewing is some "hardcore" stuff and therefore when Pat came with the idea of recruiting bloggers to join a "little sewing group" it turned out so big that we decided to transform it into a gang; a gang of nice sewers and quilters nonetheless ... that is until they got into their roles.
Below is what happened (after asking them if they would join)...
We want to introduce to you the Art Gallery Fabrics FAT QUARTER GANG and its members:
Rachel "QUEEN QUILTA" Griffith is a quirky, southern girl who lives up north with her hubby and four kiddos. She loves to create, design & share her creations at her blog, P.S. I Quilt. This "Queen Quilta" throws down for AGF and has been know to blend collections at the drop of a pin.
Lee "THE FEED DOGG" Heinrich is a graphic designer, mother of two, and blogs at Freshly Pieced . Nobody messes with her down at the LQS because they know she doesn't leave the house without a fresh blade in her rotary cutter. Her gang colors are Pure Elements Verve Violet and Light Citron.
Faith "FREE MOTION" Jones has been blogging at Fresh Lemons Quilts for 3 years. "Free Motion" takes her skillz to the streets in her Hello Kitty sewing machine and she loves working with Art Gallery Fabrics; especially the Pure Elements line which she used in her Summer Sampler quilt last year.
Shannon "SCRAPUCCINO" Cook is a wife and a mommy to two daughters. She is happily living a handmade life in "da streets" of Vancouver Island and blogs over at luvinthemommyhood. "Scrapuccino" is always busy sewing, knitting & designing, attempting to parent & stay sane at the same time. She battles the dreaded laundry pile and constantly has coffeee is in her system (definitely a necessity.) Scrapuccino loves to stay up late at night, caffeinated and sewing away with her fave AGF prints. She is known for scrappin it out if you try to touch her AGF stash..
Katy "STASH SLASHER" Jones is representing the UK over at her blog I'm A Ginger Monkey. Many weaker quilters have lost fingers when they've messed with her stash. She's always packing rotary cutter and scissors - be warned. Stash Slasher is AGF crew to the core. Cut her and she bleeds pure elements Cabernet.
Maureen "MC HEMMER" Cracknell is a stay-at-home mama of three and a lover of all things crafty! She spends her days being creative and sewing as much as she can in her crib in "da streets" of Pennsylvania. "MC Hemmer" blogs at Maureen Cracknell Handmade and she can't wait to get stitchin' with her favorite fabrics, her Art Gallery Fabrics stash!!
Sukie "PHAT EIGHTHS" Newbold is currently currently chillin' in Salt Lake, UT with her hubs and 2 kids. "Phat Eighths" is an accountant by day and Sewing gangsta by night. Don't mess with this chick and her AGF stack.. she's been known to go crazy at the sight of Pure Elements and Summerlove. "Phat Eighths" blogs over at Sukie don't ya know.
John “Q-DIDDY” Adams is a father of three who loves to make quilts and blog about them over at Quilt Dad. Q-Diddy is originally from NYC -- more specifically, from the borough of Brooklyn -- and has since taken his talents to the Raleigh, NC area. He resides in “da hood” with his crew, which includes his 7 year-old twin girls and a 6 year-old son. Q-Diddy loves sewing with Art Gallery Fabrics and is ecstatic to be part of AGF's new posse.
Jeni "SEAM BUSTA" Baker has been sewing for about 10 years and loves to blog at In Color Order, about her sewing, quilting projects, thrifting adventures, and "killa" pet bunny George. She can't get enough of Art Gallery Fabrics famous hand, and finds they are perfect for garments and quilts alike! She carries around a suitcase full of AGF and is ready to "sew a stitch" if tried!
Amy "STITCH RIPPA" Friend is a 30 something year old mom to three, former museum collections curator, turned sewing gangsta. "Stitch Rippa" has always loved art in nearly every form (especially graffiti.. cuz it's street art). She studied studio art and art history and found that she really enjoyed classifying and organizing art collections and that was her profession until she decided to stay home with her crew (children). To satisfy her creative side, she sews, quilts, occasionally screen prints fabric, and lately, has an addiction to designing paper pieced patterns with AGF. Check her blog at www.duringquiettime.blogspot.com.
Amy “SEW HYPE” Smart turned her back on the hardscrabble streets of her youth, but to her homies she’ll always be “Amy from the quilt block.” She has four children and is married to an aspiring rapper. Although her "hood" at Diary of a Quilter is safe, she still carries a fresh rotary blade and is always strapped with a nine patch in the glove compartment, made from Art Gallery Essential Ovals, of course. She’s got 99 problems, but a stitch ain’t one.
Now that you all have been introduced to our members let's share what you should expect from these "Sewing Gangstas."
- Every Monday, starting June 4th, 2012, a new Project will posted with picture tutorial. These lovely ladies & gents have some really amazing tutorials in store for you and they are ÜBER excited (can you tell by the pics?) to start sharing their talents with all of you.
- Every project that gets posted will have a giveaway for the EXACT fabrics used in the project over at the members blog (rules to that giveaway will be posted in each project). We will also randomly select lucky people to win patterns and such through the Flickr Fat Quarter Gang group. Feel free to post your projects as you make them... you never know when we are in the giving mood (and that's often.)
- Lastly... Have a blog? Wanna be a member? Well, we have 4 guest spots open for blogging "newbies." After all 12 bloggers have posted their tutorials we will have a spot open for a guest blogger (that could be you!) to post their project tutorial. This pattern will repeat itself for 1 year so you have 4 spots available.
- Also, if you have a blog, you can follow the Gang grabbing a "FQG button" located on the right side of our blog!
We think this is gonna be an event of EPIC proportions, so share and start inviting your friends to participate and have fun... with the gang!
Think you got what it takes? Submit your project ideas along with a link to your blog to [email protected]. Who know, you might end up with your own gang name and pic too :)
Lets SEW this!
<3 Your AGF Team