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February 2017

Take a closer look at Blithe by Katarina Roccella - Let's Talk Fabric by AGF + fabric Giveaway

Hello All Makers!

Today we want to take a closer look at Katarina's Rocella latest collection "Blithe". 

We simply love those winter fabric prints that are just portray winter landscapes perfectly . If you have a bundle of this collection in your stash and you need  project ideas, you can't miss this episode of Let's talk fabric.

All the cute quilted pillows, bags, clutches and dresses that you can make with knits from this collection simply need to be part of your sewing list. ;)

What's even more exciting about our Let's Talk Fabric series is the giveaway that you can participate in if you are our YouTube subscriber. If you love all things crafty, don't hesitate to subscribe. You are going to be notified first about new collection videos, our Sew crafty tutorials, and much more!:)

 

In order to enter the giveaway, please comment on this video in the Youtube comment section ( You are not in the contest pool if you comment here, under the blog post). Good Luck!

 

I hope you have fun getting inspired with Blithe by Katarina Roccella!

 

Happy sewing!

Ola


Bring the Joy with Here Comes the Fun: A Modern Quilt Challenge

Hi there, Quilters and Makers!

With spring around the corner, it’s time to make bright and colorful quilts for the upcoming season! This is why we’ve prepared a challenge for you to rev up your sewing machines. We’re happy to kick start the “Bring the Joy with Here Comes the Fun” modern quilt challenge! Since Sew Caroline’s newest collection, Here Comes the Fun is all about happy lyrics and the beautiful art that fills many cities combined with fun designs, we thought it would be great for making bright modern quilts. Plus, the colors of this collection are great for spring!

We were inspired to make this challenge because in just a few days we’ll be attending Quiltcon in Savannah, GA. This is the largest modern quilt show of its kind and it’s filled with all kinds of quilting inspiration and competitions. For our booth theme we’ve decided to dedicate it to the Arts District located in Miami (Wynwood) and we’re calling it the “Quilt District.” We thought it would be fun to host our own modern quilt competition for those of you who aren’t able to attend the show. Since, “Here Comes the Fun” is all about the beauty of street art, you’ll be able to bring a bit of the Quilt District to your home with this challenge.  

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Are you up for this challenge? Here’s the scoop on how to enter:

If you would like to participate in this challenge, you will need to make a 40” x 60” modern quilt (or larger) that is made mostly with Here Comes the Fun Fabrics by Sew Caroline. You may mix and match blenders/ solids into your quilt as long as they are from AGF (the whole quilt must be made with AGF to be considered). And yes, you are allowed to use a pre-made quilt pattern. When coming up with your design, think color blocking, negative space, geometric designs, etc. If you are stuck we have prepared a Pinterest board for you to get some inspiration. You have full creative freedom and “modern” is open to interpretation, so let your creativity guide you!

Submissions:

You can submit a hi-res image of your quilt to marketing@artgalleryfabrics.com with your name, the name of your quilt, and a description of your design. The images will be shared on a Pinterest board titled, “Here Comes the Fun Quilt Challenge” and people will be able to vote for their favorite quilts by pinning them. Submissions will be opened until May 31st.

Voting:

Voting on Pinterest will be open from June 1st to June 12th. The quilts with the most votes/pins will be the winners. We will announce three winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) on the blog and we will contact them personally by email.

Make sure to take bright, sharp, pretty pictures of your projects so that they can be showed off in the best way possible!

Now for the fun stuff… The prizes!

1st Prize

  • 3 Fat quarter Bundles of Caroline’s collections (Bundles will be chosen at random)
  • 2 yards of any Here Comes the Fun Knit (chosen at random)
  • 2 yards of Let’s Chalk Joyful Rayon
  • 1 Yard of Here Comes the Fun (C-69303)
  • 2 of Sew Caroline’s patterns
  • Sewing Inspired Mug designed by Sew Caroline

2nd Prize

  • 2 Fat quarter Bundles of Caroline’s collections (Bundles will be chosen at random)
  • 2 yards of Let’s Chalk Joyful Rayon
  • 1 of Sew Caroline’s patterns of your choice
  • Sewing Inspired Mug designed by Sew Caroline

3rd Prize

  • 1 Fat quarter Bundle from one of Caroline’s collections (Bundle will be chosen at random)
  • 2 yards of Let’s Chalk Joyful Rayon
  • Sewing Inspired Mug designed by Sew Caroline

We hope you’re excited to join this quilt challenge! Make sure to use the hashtag #HereComestheFunChallenge when posting on social media.

Happy Quilting!

-Stephanie


P.S. Here is a re-cap of all the dates and a few disclaimers. Feel free to download the full set of the contest guidelines for you to review and keep.

Deadlines:

Submit quilts to marketing@artgalleryfabrics.com

Submissions opened until May 31st  Anything sent after this time period is not eligible to compete.

Public voting will be open from June 1st to June 12th.       

Winners will be announced on June 13th here on the blog.

 

Disclaimer(s):

  • All fabrics used for your project must be AGF
  • You can mix and match with other AGF prints and\or blenders, but the majority of the fabric in your project should be Here Comes the Fun by Sew Caroline.
  • Open to those in the U.S only.
  • Shop owners are not eligible to compete. (This includes online e-commerce shops and Etsy shops)
  • If you are a blogger who participated in a previous AGF blog tour with this collection or contributed to the look book, you are not allowed to submit the same project.

Throw a sewing fiesta with Fiesta Fun by Dana Willard!

Hey there, sewing friends!

I hope you all are feeling creative because it’s time to throw a sewing fiesta! We all know that it’s fun to make things for a normal occasion, but sewing for a party can ignite all kinds of inspiration. From colorful garlands to cute party dresses, festive sewing is one of the most fun ways of showing your sewing skills. One collection that screams P-A-R-T-Y is Fiesta Fun by our Angles designer Dana Willard!

Fiest Fun Product Inspiration Napkins 2

This collection is filled with vibrant colors and a modern Mexican flair that will have you daydreaming of a folkloric day in a Mexican plaza! I must admit, I’m kinda obsessed with the orange print. Not only because I live in Florida but because I love growing citruses in my backyard.

Fiest Fun Product Inspiration Citrus Sunrise Dress 2

Each print is so full of good energy that your day will brightened as you sew with them! I invite you to flip through the look book to get inspired by tons of projects for the upcoming seasons.

 

If you’ve been thinking of making a modern quilt filled with bright colors, make sure to download the Fiesta Garden FREE QUILT PATTERN.

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For those of you who are curious about mixing blenders into your Fiesta Fun projects, here are a few AGF Elements that coordinate perfectly.

Fiesta fun blenders 2

Last but not least… add this vibrant collection to your stash by entering the giveaway!

Giveaway fiesafun

To enter, simply fill out the form below. Giveaway ends February 21st at 3:00pm.

We hope you’re excited to hang up your streamers and start sewing with Fiesta Fun!


GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

Congratulations Myrna Patterson you have won a fat quarter bundle of Fiesta Fun collection. Check your email! :)

 

Adios!

-Stephanie

 

 

Sew Crafty - Heart Pillow Tutorial

Hey there awesome makers!

Since Valentine's day has arrived, I wanted to inspire you to make an awesome gift of your quilty friends! I can't get enough of the pinks and pastel colors in Wonderful Things fabrics by Bonnie Christine so I decided to use her fabric collection to create this quick project I fell in love with. Today, I will teach you how to make a heart pillow in few steps. This project is a great way to add a little love to your decor or like I mentioned before, it's a nice way of showing your friends you care about them. So, get your sewing machine ready, press play and make a heart pillow! 

 

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial!

 

Love,

Caro




DIY Sew Crafty Heart Block Video Tutorial

Happy Valentines Everyone,

Valentine's Day is around the corner and I am feeling the love! Join me in making a scrappy quarter log cabin heart block! It makes for a perfect scrap buster project! It turned out so cute I couldn't just make one! I used pink and peach shades from our Pure Elements collection and prints from Wonderful Things fabric by Bonnie Christine

Click on the video below to follow along! 

 

Lots of Love, 

Melissa 

 

 

 


See you at Quiltcon East!

Hey there makers!

We have a special announcement to make! In the next few weeks we’ll be attending Quiltcon East in Savannah, GA! Yay! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Quiltcon, it’s the largest modern quilting show of it’s kind that’s presented by the Modern Quilt Guild. This convention is open to the public and it’s a great place to network with like-minded makers. It features HUNDREDS of modern quilts, tons of lectures and workshops lead by your favorite bloggers and designers, and there’s lots of vendors for you to indulge in all kinds of quilty things!

Quiltcon graphic

We’re extremely excited to attend this convention for the first time! Throughout the four day event (February 23rd-26th) we’ll be hosting tons of activities and giveaways for attendees. If you’ll be at the show, make sure to pass by Booth 1050 and see our concept: The Quilt District.

The quilt district graphicSince we’re coming from sunny South Florida, The Quilt District was inspired by the burgeoning art scene of our city. Miami is known for its Art Deco District, the popular Miami Art Week in December (Art Basel), and the Wynwood neighborhood with its iconic & ever-changing murals. We wanted to bring a little piece of home with us while expressing our love for quilting, hence the Quilt District was born! Plus, in our world there would be a quilt district everywhere. ;)

While taking a stroll through our booth, you’ll also be able to meet some of the AGF designers and chat with our AGF Sewcialite Mister Domestic. For those of you who are members of the Modern Quilt Guild, you can even register for two demos hosted by Mister Domestic!

Check out what he’ll be teaching:

  • Improv Flower Block | Thursday, February 23rd at 12:30pm

 Learn Mathew’s scrappy improvisational patchwork technique to create a flower block.

 

  • Tumbling Blocks Weave | Friday, February 24th at 10:15am

 Checkout Mathew's signature weaving technique to create a tumbling blocks pattern using fabric strips.

Register here

If you’re not able to attend, don’t worry we’ve got you covered! We’ll be live from Quiltcon on Facebook and Instagram! And yes... Mister Domestic will be the host with the most, during this fun event. You won’t want to miss his antics!

 

We hope you’re as excited as we are to be part of Quiltcon! See you in Savannah, GA!

 

Til next time,

 

Stephanie