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Voices in Cloth 2014: Part One.

Voices in Cloth 2014: Part One.

Well, I have been waiting to begin the coverage of the Voices in Cloth 2014 exhibition, and I can’t wait any little longer. So we will intersperse coverage of the show with continuing coverage of the Pop Rox project round-up. The Voices in Cloth 2014 Exhibition, put on by the East Bay Heritage Quilters was at the Craneway Pavilionon the Richmond waterfront near the end of March for 2 days only. A…

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Sassafras Lane Designs

Last project in the Pop Rox round-up for this week is the Churndash Court quilt, a new pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs. I LOVE the modern clean lines. Actually you will find that in all the Sassafras Lane quilt designs.  They are clean and fresh, but with enough detail and complexity to make them rich and interesting and true to the quilting tradition but with a modern look. And they offer…

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Welcome to the Mouse House

Welcome to the Mouse House

Next up on our Pop Rox round-up is Welcome to the Mouse House who made the Pop Rox dress, a version of the Caroline Party Dress.  The. cutest. dress. ever.  I am a huge fan of Hayley of Welcome to the Mouse House.  And her website/blog is cool–its a  mix of interior design, decoration, sewing, craft and cooking–all kinds of DIY.

There are home projects and redecorating–think light, clean, airy…

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Swoon Sewing Patterns

Next up on the Pop Rox round-up is Swoon Sewing Patterns who made the gorgeous Coraline clutches. Swoon has super high quality patterns for mostly bags and lots of bags they have!  The best part is that you can buy the patterns right off their site and have the option of a downloadable pdf OR a paper pattern.  Yes, and there are also freebies and tutorials, particularly on the blog.

First we’ll…

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Sew Can She

The first project in the Pop Rox project round-up comes from Caroline of Sew Can She.  Sew Can She has free tutorials DAILY!  I don’t know how she does it but Sew Can She is a refreshing blog with tons of info and things to do and participate in.  Highly recommend a follow on this one!

Caroline kicked off Patchwork Posse’s Around The Block 2014 Round Robin with a  Pop Rox Quilt Block tutorial:

Pop Rox Quilt Block tutorial by Sew Can She

Po…

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Time for a Pop Rox project round-up

Time for a Pop Rox project round-up

Well, I am back again!  I think its time for a Pop Rox project round-up to see who all the people are who have been making projects and see what all they have come up with – and hear a little bit more about their creative businesses.

I’ll be posting these all week and then I will be sharing photos of my favorite quilts at the Voices of Cloth 2014 exhibition of the East Bay Heritage Quilters.  Big…

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Roderick Kiracofe and Ben Venom at Stitch Modern

Roderick Kiracofe and Ben Venom at Stitch Modern

Well, a few weeks back we were treated to am amazing slide show presentation by artist Ben Venom, who “juxtaposes traditional handmade crafts with extreme elements found on the fringes of society” and whose “work can be described as opposing forces colliding at lightening speed”. I have to quote his website since I cannot describe it sufficiently myself.  He is an amazing energetic presenter and…

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Sherri Lynn Wood Improv Round Robin

Sherri Lynn Wood Improv Round Robin

What a fun day we had the last day of the Stitch Modern 0214 show, having an improv quilting workshop with Sherri Lynn Woodin the middle of the exhibition space.  Techniques were taught, but mostly this was about taking ourselves to places we would never go, working on each other’s quilts, collaborative quilting. We worked fast, and mostly silently, without rulers even.  Fears melted away,…

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And even more quilts from Stitch Modern

Ahh, so sad to say Stitch Modern ends tomorrow and I do feel like I should finish the coverage of the quilts at the show before we take it down.

And even more quilts from Stitch Modern

Ahh, so sad to say Stitch Modern ends tomorrow and I do feel like I should finish the coverage of the quilts at the show before we take it down.

More Quilts from Stitch Modern 2014

And here we go for more of the quilts of Stitch Modern 2014.  There will be one more post after this one with the rest of the quilts and definitely last but not least!

More Quilts from Stitch Modern 2014

And here we go for more of the quilts of Stitch Modern 2014.  There will be one more post after this one with the rest of the quilts and definitely last but not least!