Saturday, December 31, 2011

Are You Trendy?

SewMamaSew! blog features an interview with Kathy Steiner, owner of Michael Miller Fabrics. Read it in its entirety here. Kathy's comments are very telling, and fully relate to the modern quilting movement.
What (2011) trends stand out in your mind? 
1. Solids! Need I say more? They’re everywhere– I think it’s kind of the collective unconscious thing; we’re all “into” them now.
2. The color WHITE. Whether it’s a background in a quilt or a print, it makes everything clean, fresh and sparkly. All colors look great next to white.
3. A continuing, evolving acceptance of new fabrications for multiple uses– craft, home, quilting, needlework.
4. Large scale prints: Our “eye” has definitely adjusted over the past few years to larger scale prints. Thank goodness! I LOVE large graphic prints.
5. Embroidery, and all hand work.
Are you there yet?

Posted by Linda Hungerford, Programs/Education Co-Chair

Thursday, December 8, 2011


We have found a location and reserved dates for our first sew-in/quilting retreat.  Mark your calendars for Friday evening, January 27th (5 PM- TBD), and Saturday, January 28th.

Retreat at the Waukee Arts Council-- more details to come!