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:

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

Blog Participants List:

·    Alison Glass (
·    American Patchwork & Quilting (
·    Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs (
·    The Benartex Design Team: Sew in Love with Fabric (
·    Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts (
·    Heidi Pridemore (
·    How To Sew (
·    Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom (
·    Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts (
·    Karrie Winters of Freckled Whimsy (
·    Kelle Boyd of Ann Kelle (
·    Linda Carlson (
·    Modern Quilt Studio (
·    Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft (
·    Northcott: Patti’s Patchwork (
·    Shannon Fabrics: My Cuddle Corner (
·    Tammy Silvers (
·    Timeless Treasures: Sew Timeless (
·    Valori Wells (
·    Verna Mosquera of The Vintage Spool (
·    Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring (

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

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!