We are now looking for submissions for our next two issues. Zakka, deadline end June and Christmas, deadline end September. We are also looking for eight volunteers for the Zakka issue’s Designer Challenge, each of whom will be sent seven fat eighths of these cute Retro Bake prints from Makower to make some kind of Zakka – pouches, slippers, eye masks, bags, tea towels, pot holders, tea cosies, tablet cases, cafetiere cosies – etc etc etc.
If you are interested in either of the above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org including (i) your proposal; (ii) a photo of something you’ve designed and made in the past – we are looking at design, finish, fabric choices and photography; and (iii) your social media links including blog, instagram etc. Please put “Fat Quarterly Zakka Proposal”, Fat Quarterly Christmas Proposal” or “Fat Quarterly Designer Challenge” in the heading of your email. We look forward to hearing from you!
Round 1 votes have now been tallied for both regions so we are ready to kick off round 2.
Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics
Lottie Da by Heather Bailey for Freespirit Fabrics
Comma by Zen Chic for Moda
Legacy by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics
Tule by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics
Minimalista by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
Dowry by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics
Geekly Chic from Riley Blake Fabrics
Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9
Field Day by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
Ruby Star Sparkle by Melody Miller for Kokka
Safari Moon by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics
Hand Drawn Garden by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics
Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda
Bungalow by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit Fabrics
Honeysweet by Fig Tree & Co for Moda
Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics
PB&J by Basic Grey for Moda
Just click on the links if you need to refresh your Memory of how the lines look…
Voting is open until 4 April
“You had a blog post and asked people what they would do with the jelly roll if they won it. I said I would make this quilt pattern and donate it to the Kalamazoo Autism Center for a fundraiser. Well, long story as to why it took so long, but it is now finished and donated. I combined the jelly roll I won with a Kona solids jelly roll to make this. It is backed and bound with a chartreuse green. Thank you so much for the prize and contribution to the Kalamazoo Autism Center!!!”
From Stephanie Peterson
Today I am reviewing Thomas Knauer’s new book, Modern Quilt Perspectives and you will have a chance to win a copy at the end of this post. I am also thrilled that Thomas is going to be teaching at this year’s Fat Quarterly Retreat in London.
This book is unlike any other quilting book I’ve come across in that Thomas looks to create quilts which are more than just quilts but have a meaning and a significance behind them. Where I regard myself as a crafter, busy making things that I think look pretty, Thomas comes at the process of making quilts from a completely different perspective.
His quilts talk of what “handmade” means in today’s world, of what make up the building blocks of our modern world, of bringing together different strands of the quilting community, of long distance relationships and even one quilt reflecting the process of cell division.
Whilst I find his process and approach to quilting very interesting and startlingly different to my “let’s make something pretty” approach, the bottom line for me in terms of recommending a quilting book would be whether the projects in the book come under my top two categories of (i) I’d like to make that quilt (high praise); or (ii) I wish I’d designed that quilt (highest praise I can give a quilt). As long as some of the quilts in a quilting book come into one or both of those categories, I would be very happy to recommend it to others and Thomas’ quilts fall slap bang into those categories. Each of the ones I’ve chosen a show in this post are ones I want to make or wish I’d made – unusual, fresh, different, striking and even thought provoking.
March 14: Thomas Knauer http://www.thomasknauersews.com/
March 15: Lisa Sipes http://thatcrazyquiltygirl.com/blog
March 16: Robert Kaufman http://www.swatchandstitch.com/
March 17: Victoria Findlay Wolfe http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com
March 18: Katy Jones http://imagingermonkey.blogspot.co.uk/
March 19: Bill Volkening http://willywonkyquilts.blogspot.com
March 20: Kelly Biscopink http://stitchyquiltstuff.com
March 21: Audrie Bidwell http://blueisbleu.blogspot.com
March 22: Mary Rachel Kolb http://maryonlakepulaski.blogspot.com
March 23: Rachael Gander http://imaginegnats.com/
March 24: Sew, Mama, Sew http://www.sewmamasew.com/
March 25: Cloth Paper Scissors
March 26: Cheryl Arkinson http://naptimequilter.blogspot.com
March 27: Quilting Daily http://www.quiltingdaily.com/blogs/barb/default.aspx
March 28: Fat Quarterly http://www.fatquarterly.com/blog/
March 29: Pellon/Erin Sampson http://pellonprojects.wordpress.com/
March 30: Sew Modern http://thatswhatshesewed.com/
March 31: Rachel May http://quiltingwithamodernslant.com/
April 1: Quilty http://www.heyquilty.com/blogs/
April 2: Amy Smart http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/
April 3: Quilter’s Connection http://quiltersconnection.ca/blog
April 4: Teresa Coates http://www.crinkledreams.com/
April 5: Generation Q http://generationqmagazine.com/
April 6: Cloth Paper Scissors
April 7: Sara Lawson http://www.sewsweetness.com/
April 8: Kim Niedzwiecki http://gogokim.blogspot.com
April 9: Rashida Coleman Hale http://www.iheartlinen.typepad.com/
April 10: Thomas Knauer http://www.thomasknauersews.com/
And now for Region 2!
Once again for those of you who are interested in how we paired up the fabric lines, we used a random integer generator and the list which appeared on our blog.
You can download the brackets here.
So without further ado here are our Region 2 contenders:
Boho by Urban Chiks for Moda
Nordika by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics
Posy by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics
Stamped by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka
Flats by Angela Yosten for Moda
Technicolor by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Fabrics
Sun Print by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
Cameo by Amy Butler for Westminster Fabrics
Wildflower Wood by Lynette Anderson Lecien
Simply Style by V and Co for Moda
Bark and Branch by Eloise Renouf for Cloud9 Fabrics
Barcelona by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics
Elk Grove by Jay-Cyn for Birch Fabrics
Catnap by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
Sardinia By Jessica Swift for Blend Fabrics
Tsuru by Rashida Cole for Cloud9 Fabrics
Chantilly by Lauren & Jessi Jung for Moda
Free Range by Monaluna Fabrics
Just my type by Patty Young for Michael Miller fabrics
Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics
Aspen Frost by Basic Grey for Moda
Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics
Acacia by Tula Pink for Freespirit Fabrics
The Fall Collective 2013 by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics
Full Moon Lagoon by Mo Bedell for Andover Fabrics
Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman
Pam Kitty Picnic by Pam Kitty Morning for Lakehouse Dry Goods
Collage by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics
Wrens and Friends by Gina Martin for Moda
Fanfare by Rae Hoekstra for Cloud9 Fabrics
2wenty Thr3e by Eric and Julie Comstock for Moda
Henna by Beth Studley for Makower Fabrics
Chirp Chirp by Momo for Moda
First of Infinity by Kumiko Fujita for Lecien
Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
Florence by Denyse Schmidt for Freespirit Fabrics
If you have never heard of the line or just need a quick refreshment of all the prints, just click on the link to view more Information on each line.
Voting is open until Friday 28 March.
Have you made anything from Fat Quarterly? Make sure to let us know if you do. Post images to instagram using the hastag #fatquarterly or post a photo in the Fat Quarterly Flickr Group or you can even email us directly with your photos.
Made by canadianabroad – http://instagram.com/p/lacns5TMmn/
The pattern is Portholes and was taught by Lu Summers at the 2012 and 2013 Fat Quarterly Retreats.