personalized nursery pillows Meet us at QuiltCon, February 21-24, 2013 in Austin, Texas! decorative pillow shams

Starting tomorrow and ending Sunday, Austin will be the focus of the Modern Quilting world. Why, you ask? QuiltCon! Hosted by the Modern Quilt Guild for the first time, QuiltCon features the best modern quiltspersonalized nursery pi...


Starting tomorrow and ending Sunday, Austin will be the focus of the Modern Quilting world. Why, you ask? QuiltCon! Hosted by the Modern Quilt Guild for the first time, QuiltCon features the best modern quiltspersonalized nursery pillows, lectures, workshops, and demonstrations. Thousands plan to attend from around the world and I am one of them? ??

BERNINA of America is one of the proud sponsors of this event. In partnership with the BERNINA store in Austin,?Sew Much More, we will be presenting our wide range of BERNINA machines for you to test drive. So should you plan to attend, please stop by at our BERNINA booth (#414)?to meet us and the friendly store owners, Barbara and Ron Goldkorn.

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I am especially excited about all the great quilts QuiltCon will exhibit. One of these will be our own?Erika Mulvenna’s Sunrise Quilt. And her Sunrise Baby Quilt is the star of our first WeAllSew Sew-Along, kicking off next week. So check back with us to sew up your very own sunrise!

I will be reporting live from the event and sharing pictures on Facebook and Twitter. Stay connected to enjoy fun and inspiring projects from a crafty crowd.

With this I want to close by saying “;Stay tuned and don’t forget: Keep Austin Weird!”;

Hey fellow sewists! I’m excited to be back with another tutorial for you. With fall just a few weeks away, I’ve been focusing on planning my cool weather wardrobe and what I will be adding to my ever-growing sewing wish list. I find inspiration from runway images and browsing through designers seasonal look books. For fall 2016 I’m totally loving a style that I’ve noticed over and over again:?bold, contrasting collars and long sleeves with cuffs. Here’s a few designer pieces showing these themes:

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