Saturday, May 2, 2015

Quick Change Blog Hop





I am so excited to share this new book with you. I was asked to submit a design for this wonderful project last year and now it is finally finished and ready for all of you to enjoy. The concept of the book is that instead of making one bed quilt, you can make an assortment of bed runners. This way you can change the look of your room by simply changing the runner. I have to say I love all the runners in this book and hope you do to. On this Blog hop I am doing a Q&A with the publishers to share my inspirations for the project I did for the book. 

This book is available now. Click Here
Q&A with Martingale Publishing

What inspired your Bed Runner?

I was asked to design a runner of the book and at the same time I had received artwork for Pat Sloan's One for You, One For Me fabric line. As it happens, her fabric had daisies all over it and if you know me, you know I LOVE daisies.  I decided that was the perfect match. So I used the fabric as my inspiration for the runner design. I wanted the runner to look like a geometric flower garden with the daisy print peeking out among the pieces.

Peekaboo Daisies by Heidi Pridemore


Do you have other favorite projects from Quick Change?

It is hard to pick. I can see myself with lots of these runners. I would have to say one of my favorites is Jewel Rings by Audrie Bidwell.  I love the use of color and the movement of the pattern.


Jewel Rings by Audrie Bidwell


What does the Master bedroom of your dreams look like?

I love a bedroom that has a soothing background with a pop of color here and there. I have always found blue and white rooms very peaceful.  This picture is as close as I could find for my dream bedroom but I would definitely add a pop of color here and there. (Like perhaps adding a bed runner).




I hope you enjoy the Blog Hop. Here are the other designers who are participating in the hop. \

Martingale is giving away an E-Copy of the book from each of us. So  leave a comment below for a chance to win. I will be selecting the winner on May 8.

Make sure to visit all the sites for other chances to win the book. Good Luck and have fun.

http://blog.shopmartingale.com                               Stitch This!                           April 28
http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com                          Fat Quarter Shop                  April 29
http://quiltstory.blogspot.com                                  Quilt Story                            April 30
http://farbstoff-bridge.blogspot.de                           Zen Chic                                May 1
http://heidipridemore.blogspot.com                        The Whimsical Workshop     May 2
http://mandalei.com                                                 Mandalei                                May 4
http://antlerquiltdesign.com                                    Antler Quilt Design                May 5
http://blueisbleu.blogspot.com                               Blue is Bleu                             May 6
https://www.facebook.com/aquiltersdream            Stephanie Prescott                  May 7

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My Eggcellent Adventures Fabric Collection has arrived!!!!!!!

I am so eggcited to introduce my newest fabric collection "Eggcellent Adventures" from Fabri-Quilt

Lisa Ruble has done an interview with me about the group and she has once again done a great job of helping me put my thoughts about the group into some order!!!
Here is the link to her interview. We have also done a free project with the fabrics that she will post later this week!



Thursday, August 21, 2014

American Patchwork and Quilting Pillowcase Challange


 Who doesn't love a bright whimsical pillowcase especially at a dark time in life. American Patchwork and quilting is asking all of us to help promote their 24 hour Sew-A-Thon to make pillowcases for a variety of charities.

Fabri-Quilt was kind enough to ask me to participate and sent me this lovely new collection called "Tweet".

APQ website has 43 patterns ready to go, all you need to do is add fabric. Click here to go to the free patterns

For my pillowcase I choose pattern #6. There were so many cute coordinates that went with the sweet bird print, I wanted a pattern to showcase as many of them as possible. I thought the checkerboard cuff would be perfect for this!










Why not get a group together for this wonderful event and get sewing.

Here is more information on the Sew-A-Thon, 

Official social hashtag: #APQSewathon


APG is hosting a 24-hour event in our Des Moines offices, but shops and groups across the country are hosting their own sewathons. Find shops in your area here: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/24-hour-sew-thon-shops


If you want to check out other great Designers and their pillowcases just check out the links below!

Blog Participants List:

·    Alison Glass (http://alisonglass.com/blog)
·    American Patchwork & Quilting (www.allpeoplequilt.com/blog)
·    Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs (http://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/)
·    The Benartex Design Team: Sew in Love with Fabric (http://www.sewinlovewithfabric.blogspot.com)
·    Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts (http://www.laundrybasketquilts.net/blog/)
·    Heidi Pridemore (http://heidipridemore.blogspot.com)
·    How To Sew (www.howtosew.com)
·    Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom (http://www.sisboom.com/blog/)
·    Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts (http://figtreequilts.typepad.com/my_weblog/)
·    Karrie Winters of Freckled Whimsy (http://www.freckledwhimsy.com/)
·    Kelle Boyd of Ann Kelle (http://www.annkelle.com/category/blog/)
·    Linda Carlson (www.lindacarlsonquilts.com)
·    Modern Quilt Studio (http://craftnectar.com/)
·    Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft (http://modernhandcraft.com/)
·    Northcott: Patti’s Patchwork (www.pattispatchwork.com)
·    Shannon Fabrics: My Cuddle Corner (http://shannonfabrics.com/blog/index/)
·    Tammy Silvers (http://www.tamarinis.typepad.com)
·    Timeless Treasures: Sew Timeless (http://www.ttfabrics.com/blog/)
·    Valori Wells (http://www.valoriwells.com/blog/)
·    Verna Mosquera of The Vintage Spool (http://freespiritfabric.blogspot.com/)
·    Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring (http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August Aurifil Designer

This month's Pinup Girl for Aurifil is Michele Foster. Her fabrics are so fresh and exciting. Read all about her.





Check out Pat Sloan's interview with her this month at http://auribuzz.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/august-2014-designer-of-the-month/


Aurifil is having a sew along with a MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of Pat Sloan's  thread which is over $120.00 value.. for making a quilt block… you have to join in!).
EACH MONTH they will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 2014 designers and that random person receives a FULL BOX of Pat Sloan's Aurifil thread as the  prize! Winners are all contacted via Flickr email and posted at our FLICK GROUP HERE
Check it out!
Happy Quilting!
Heidi

Saturday, July 5, 2014

2014 July Designer profile for Aurifil Thread

This month's Pinup Girl for Aurifil is Camille Roskeliey. Her fabrics are so fresh and exciting. Read all about her.




Check out Pat Sloan's interview with her this month at http://auribuzz.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/july-2014-designer-of-the-month/#more-4337


Aurifil is having a sew along with a MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of Pat Sloan's  thread which is over $120.00 value.. for making a quilt block… you have to join in!).
EACH MONTH they will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 2014 designers and that random person receives a FULL BOX of Pat Sloan's Aurifil thread as the  prize! Winners are all contacted via Flickr email and posted at our FLICK GROUP HERE
Check it out!
Happy Quilting!
Heidi

Sunday, June 1, 2014

2014 June Designer Profile for Aurifil Thread

So excited to be the Aurifil Girl for June Check out Pat Sloan's interview with me here
http://auribuzz.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/june-2014-designer-of-the-month/





 We were asked to design a block that honored a lady that is an inspiration to me. I am so lucky to have wonderful women in my life and it is hard so hard to choose just one. But for this I had to share with everyone how amazing my two sisters are!








And for all the wonderful quilters and followers who inspire me everyday, I used our block to design "Chain Link", shown here. This pattern is available free to everyone to download from our FREE PATTERN PAGE. 

We are also offer a fabric kit to make our quilt
as shown here. Click here for details.

Aurifil is having a sew along with a MONTHLY thread BOX giveaway (seriously folks… you could win a box of Pat Sloan's  thread which is over $120.00 value.. for making a quilt block… you have to join in!).
EACH MONTH they will pick one random winner that has made a  block from our 2014 designers and that random person receives a FULL BOX of Pat Sloan's Aurifil thread as the  prize! Winners are all contacted via Flickr email and posted at our FLICK GROUP HERE
Check it out!
Happy Quilting!
Heidi

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Quilt Market Spring 2014

Well another Quilt Market has come to an end. It was a busy weekend at the show after several weeks of sewing and designing. Our studio has been working with all of our clients to get ready for this show. Once the last quilt was sent for the show, I always take a deep breath and enjoy the trip to market.  I always love checking out all the beautiful quilts and projects that everyone has done. I appreciate all the work that goes into these trade shows.

As a designer, I enjoy seeing what's new in the industry. I check out the colors, styles and projects throughout the show and how they are displayed. This gives me a fresh perspective and helps recharge my batteries before I start thinking about the next round of projects.

But my favorite part of Market is I like to see all the people. I am on my own most of the year working in the studio and communicating with everyone via email/phone with all of our clients. Market gives me an opportunity to see old friends and make new ones!


Until next time.....
Heidi