Monday, July 12, 2010

Shows, Winners, and Thread Giveaways!

Hawaii's Alfred Shaheen: Fabric to Fashion is a celebration of the legacy of textile designer and master fabric printer Alfred Shaheen, the origins of the Hawaiian print and the fusion fashion aesthetic is spawned. This is the first major retrospective exhibition of Hawaiian textiles and aloha wear manufactured by Alfred Shaheen on the island of Oahu over a 40-year period.

It is taking place now until August 8, 2010. Look at the details on the site, it is something that will be full of history and beautiful designs and creations.

In addition to the Fabric to Fashion show, George Mendoza is having a show as well: Colors of the Wind. This exhibition will feature over fifty figurative and abstract paintings by Las Cruces, New Mexico artist George Mendoza. Sample fabrics from his FreeSpirit collection with Westminster Fibers will also be included.

The Ellen Noel Art Museum will host an artist reception to honor Mendoza Thursday, August 19 at 7pm. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. This will offer the opportunity for local artists and visitors to personally meet George and discuss his process, challenges, work and life as an artist. View details of the Colors of the Wind museum at

Now to announce the winner of the Terrie Mangat apron!
Megan said,
Oh my wordy lordy yes! That is totally awesome collection. LOVE the bags. Love them.
Comment with your e-mail address and I will contact you for your address. Congratulations!

Last but not least, Visit SewMamaSew and show us your thread stash or your Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett project. Enter to win one of the new Rowan Premium Cotton Thread collections with colors hand selected by Amy and Kaffe, now through July 15th.
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Thursday, July 01, 2010

A Glimpse at Terrie Mangat and a GIVEAWAY!

Terrie Mangat made quite the eye-catching booth at our Spring 10' International Quilt Market. There were many exciting things in her booth wherever you turned and we had to show you more! Her booth featured her two latest collections, On the Rio Grande and Los Sanctos. Both of these collections also feature great quilt patterns as well so be sure to check those out.

There are also great patterns that Terrie has developed. There is the Saints Box, the Hydrating Bag and the Apron as well. Along with her patterns, the chair shown is a great idea to vamp up an old chair. Bright fabrics are great to cover chairs with, especially when you need a pop of color in your house!

In addition to all of the eye-candy, we are also doing a GIVEAWAY! We will be randomly selecting a winner to send one of Terrie Mangat's finished Aprons to! So comment on this post and we will randomly select a winner next week. Good Luck!

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