Winners of the Paper Obsessed Blog Tour

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Get ready for a great mail day, kids!  Here are the winners of the awesome blog tour that Windham Fabrics, Crimson Tate, and By Annie sponsored.  Wooty woot woot.  Don’t forget to sign up for Crimson Tate’s e-newsletter to find out what we’re up to and other opportunities to participate with Quilt Market Prep!

July 13 Heather Givans of Crimson Tate :: https://blog.crimsontate.com/

Martina Schwarz

July 14 Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts ::  http://www.nohatsinthehouse.com/

Linda Williamson

July 15 Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine :: http://uppercasemagazine.com/blog/

Linda Douglas

July 16 Karen LePage of Gentle Clothing :: http://onegirlcircus.com/

Kathy Erickson

July 17 Jenny Leisure / David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate ::https://blog.crimsontate.com/

Allison Church Bird

July 18 Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio ::http://www.heatherjonesstudio.com/blog

Diane Beavers

July 19 Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography :: http://oartooar.com/

Veronique Oudard

July 20 Annie Unrein of By Annies :: http://byanniecom.blogspot.com/

Diane Beavers

July 21 Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts :: https://materialgirlquilts.com/

TM Philbin

July 22 Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness :: http://sewsweetness.com/blog

Patty Taylor

July 23 Giuseppe Ribaudo of Giucy Giuce :: http://www.instagram.com/giucy_giuce

Mary Beth Meadows

July 24 Karen McTavish of Karen McTavish Quilting Studio ::https://blog.crimsontate.com/

Indianna

July 25 Kristen Wright of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine ::https://twoblondesandasewingmachine.wordpress.com

Julianne Seegmiller

Thanks, y’all for playing along!!!

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Tour Guide Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts :: {Paper Obsessed BLOG HOP Continues}

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Awwwwww.  This photo was taken the day that the advanced yardage of my collection Paper Obsessed came in and the lovely Amanda Castor rushed over after work to pick up fabric she needed to make her cool quilt pattern Spiral Bound.  I love love love this photo and I love that dear Amanda. (Although, someone should have told me to brush my hair!!!!)  This girl makes so many quilts and so many projects.  I’m constantly yelling “WHAT?! AGAIN?! You’re done with another one?!?!?” And each is so beautiful.  Amanda is today’s tour guide.  Head over to her blog and see what she’s been up to.

July 12 Windham Fabrics :: http://windhamfabrics.wordpress.com

July 13 Heather Givans of Crimson Tate :: https://blog.crimsontate.com/

July 14 Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts ::  http://www.nohatsinthehouse.com/

July 15 Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine ::  http://uppercasemagazine.com/blog/

July 16 Karen LePage of Gentle Clothing :: http://onegirlcircus.com/

July 17 Jenny Leisure / David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate :: https://blog.crimsontate.com/ 

July 18 Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio :: http://www.heatherjonesstudio.com/blog 

July 19 Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography :: http://oartooar.com/

July 20 Annie Unrein of By Annie’s :: http://byanniecom.blogspot.com/ 

July 21 Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts :: https://materialgirlquilts.com/ <————TOUR GUIDE EXTRAORDINAIRE

July 22 Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness :: http://sewsweetness.com/blog

July 23 Giuseppe Ribaudo of Giucy Giuce :: http://www.instagram.com/giucy_giuce

July 24 Karen McTavish of Karen McTavish Quilting Studio :: https://blog.crimsontate.com/

July 25 Kristen Wright of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine :: https://twoblondesandasewingmachine.wordpress.com

July 26 Heather Givans of Crimson Tate ::  https://blog.crimsontate.com/

GIVEAWAYS AT EVERY STOP!!! Thank you Windham Fabrics!

March 26 :: Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts :: IT’S HERE!!! SUCCULENT SHELF PATTERN IS HERE!!

Total hearts in my eyes for Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts.  She is total happiness and incredibly creative. I can’t wait for you to see all of the variations of Succulent Shelf, a paper pieced pattern that she has created!  I’m thinking I’m going to make a bed sized version of all of these cute little potted plants. Heather4112Photo by Eric Lubrick

Head over to her blog and see what she’s been up to and make sure to find her pattern.  It’s a keeper!!  You’ll find her at https://materialgirlquilts.wordpress.com

Let her know what you think and don’t forget, we only have two days left of the blog tour.  So join in.  Get inspired.  Leave comments on each of the blogs for fourteen chances to win!! Thank you Windham Fabrics for giving away fourteen complete fat quarter bundles of Succulents.  Tomorrow we meet Heather Jones.  Love that kid!

March 15: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate
March 16: Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography
March 17: Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts }
March 18: Lindsay Lefevere of ellesquare
March 19: Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio
March 20: David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate
March 21: Meghan Eschbaugh of Calvin and Carolyn
March 22: Brooke Starnes
March 23: Matthew Wheeler of Kapa Quilts
March 24: Samantha Howard of Bobaloo Kids
March 25: Amy Garro of 13 spools
March 26: Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts
March 27: Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio
March 28: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate
xoxo
Heather

Succulents is HERE! And I couldn’t be happier. Can you tell?

Photograph by Eric Lubrick

Image by Eric Lubrick of ericlubrick.com

I’m pretty sure the squealing, yelling, and general bursts of crying joy have been a bit much. I apologize if it’s gotten out of hand.  I just can’t stop.  I continue to try to encapsulate the absolute magnitude of my awe but, I fear I haven’t quite captured it yet. Seriously, being asked to be a Windham Fabrics designer is one of the most thrilling things that has ever happened to me.  It’s like getting picked to work with your best friends on a major project, you pick the theme (SUCCULENTS), and you play.  Oh wait, this idea seems to carry me through my life everyday as I interact with this community of creative professionals in Indianapolis and beyond.  Each day is filled with people I deeply love and enjoy being around and I often say in wonderment “is this my life?”  I’m so honored and happy to be doing the work that I am.  There is a full circle of happiness that surrounds me and it’s a great place to be.  We definitely welcome you in to that circle of happiness at Crimson Tate whether it be in our physical space on Massachusetts Ave in Downtown Indianapolis or whether it be on the interwebs as the place where you connect with us, we’re glad you’re here.

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Image by Eric Lubrick of ericlubrick.com

To kick off a major celebration of Succulents, my debut collection for Windham Fabrics, we will be traversing the interwebs, peeking in on those creative professionals and seeing how they have used and interpreted the fabric.  From Eric Lubrick  (who is the bad ass photographer that took all of the photos in the Windham look book) to peeping inside the brain of world renowned quilter Karen McTavish (who my grandma loves) we’ll be traveling around this cool community gathering inspiration.  Here’s the rockstar line-up:

March 15: Heather Givans (me!) of Crimson Tate :: http://www.crimsontate.com

March 16: Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography :: http://oartooar.com/

March 17: Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts :: http://www.nohatsinthehouse.com/

March 18: Lindsay Lefevere of ellesquare :: http://www.elle-square.com/

March 19: Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio :: http://www.crimsontate.com/

March 20: David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate :: http://www.crimsontate.com/

March 21: Meghan Eschbaugh of Calvin and Carolyn :: https://calvinandcarolyn.wordpress.com/

March 22: Brooke Starnes :: http://www.crimsontate.com/

March 23: Matthew Wheeler of Kapa Quilts :: http://www.kapaquilts.com/

March 24: Samantha Howard of Bobaloo Kids :: http://www.crimsontate.com/

March 25: Amy Garro of 13 spools :: http://www.13spools.com/

March 26: Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts :: https://materialgirlquilts.wordpress.com/

March 27: Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio :: http://www.heatherjonesstudio.com/

March 28: Heather Givans (me!) of Crimson Tate :: http://www.crimsontate.com/

Thanks for getting out the word to all of the succulent lovers in your life!  I think you and they will enjoy the next two weeks of Succulent joy!  Windham Fabrics is giving away fourteen fat quarter bundles during this hop!  So follow along, let us know what moves and inspires you.  The next two weeks are gonna be amazing.

xoxo

Heather

Hip Hop Hoooray! New Class Schedule is HERE!!!

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We are super dooper excited to announce the new class schedule!  We’ve got lots of Sewing 101, Beginning Quilting, and Beginning Garment sewing classes.  Head over to our class schedule page and take a look see at all of the classes we are offering this go round.

 

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve got a few new instructors, too.  I think you’ll enjoy Sarah Sharp of No Hats Quilts and Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts will be joining us.  Of course, Lindsay Lefevere of Ellesquare and David Barnhouse of Circle City Quilter (crimsontavid) plus a crowd favorite Deb Martin of D.A.M. Designs will be returning.

 

Let us know what other kinds of classes you’d like to see us host.  We’d love to entertain your ideas.

 

xoxo

Heather