QuiltCon 2015 – Recap!

Whew! We’re back from QuiltCon and all we can say is, “Wow.” Between the activity at our booth and all of the stunning quilts, we are sufficiently blown away by how amazing this industry is. Now that we’re home, we’ve gathered our photos and are ready to share a little recap of Quiltcon 2015!

Jessica from Dear Stella and Hayden from our sister company, Timeless Treasures, were in the joint-booth for all four days of the event. Here they are on the very first morning, right before the doors opened!

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Visit Us at QuiltCon 2015!

We are SO excited to be heading to Austin, TX for QuiltCon this week! QuiltCon will be running from 2/19 through 2/22, and we’ll be sharing a booth with our sister company, Timeless Treasures. Come visit us in Booth 940!

We have tons of fun planned for our booth, including lots of sewing! There will be 10″ squares of Wee Gallery’s popular Dress Me print for you to embellish – we’ll have supplies for this activity in our booth provided by Prym Consumer and Superior Threads. At the end of QuiltCon, your blocks will be coming home with us and they’ll be used to make a charity quilt!

You can also learn how to English paper piece, embroider, and appliqué by hand from Mandy Munroe, and attend demos for Jessica VanDenburgh‘s new Pathways Ruler!

Mandy Munroe | Thu. 2/19, 3:30 PM – EPP; Fri. 2/20, 11 AM – Embroidery; Sat. 2/21, 11 AM – Appliqué

Jessica VanDenburgh
 | Pathways Ruler demo Thu. 2/19, 11 AM; Fri. 2/20, 3:30 PM; Sat. 2/21, 3:30 PM

In addition to these demos and the Dress Me stitching, you can relax in our “unwind” station – rest your feet, charge your phone, do some hand stitching… Paper Pieces has supplied us with a variety of fun shapes for paper piecing and we can’t wait to try them.

Did you hear that there are going to be two tattoo artists on the floor at QuiltCon?! If you’re not ready for a real tattoo, be sure to snag one of our sewing-themed temporary tattoos! These are based on this awesome print from Timeless.

Did we mention there will also be giveaways?

We’ll also have a sign-up list for our e-newsletter in the booth. One subscriber who signs up at QuiltCon will be chosen to win a fat quarter bundle!


 

Come stop by Booth 940 this week in Austin and say hi to Jessica (left) and Hayden (right) – we are so excited hang out with you!

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Dress Me Up for the Playground REMIX from Modern Handcraft

We have Nicole from Modern Handcraft on the blog today to share a tutorial for her Dress Me Up for the Playground REMIX! Last year she created an awesome playmat using the original Dress Me print by Wee Gallery (find it here), and as soon as we saw the Playground version we knew there had to be a follow up! Check out what Nicole made below – we can’t wait to see your version!


Hello Dear Stella friends! Nicole here from Modern Handcraft with a fun and adorable follow up to my last tutorial featuring a Wee Gallery line – this time using their Dress Me for the Playground collection!

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Introducing Glamo Camo!

Looking for fabric that will spice things up in 2015? We’ve got you covered! Check out Glamo Camo – our brand new collection of camo fabric with a fun, dotty twist!

We’ve got metallic polka dots…

Plus white and hot pink dots!

There’s a Glamo Camo color combination for everyone. We are so excited to feature these prints in garments, accessories… and quilts too! Which one is your favorite?

These fun fabrics will be shipping to stores this month, and we’ll be back very soon with our first Glamo Camo project to share. Stay tuned!

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Sweetheart Table Topper Tutorial from Jaybird Quilts

We have a fun tutorial on the blog today, courtesy of Julie from Jaybird Quilts – the Sweetheart Table Topper! She used our French Lessons collection by Jack and Lulu (in stores now!) to make this adorable project that you can whip up quickly for Valentine’s Day coming up. Check it out below!


 

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Sweetheart Table Topper – 20″ x 23″

1. Table Topper designed, pieced & quilted by Julie Herman.
2. Aurifil 50wt thread used for piecing & quilting.
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