Crescendo is now shipping!

My Crescendo line for Contempo of Benartex is now shipping to local quilt shops!

It is such a happy line, and you can see more about it in this video….

There are three patterns that go with this line.  Pineapple Passion, which makes great use of fat quarters….

Paradise, which is 10”-square friendly and even has a download code for embroidery-in-the-hoop files!  (The files are in many formats for different brands, but for reference the table runner files fit in a BERNINA Oval Hoop and the quilt files fit in a BERNINA Maxi Hoop.)  I used 50 wt. Aurifil thread for these designs.

And last, but not least, Plumeria – a fun table topper that teaches trapunto.  I used 28 wt. Aurifil for the Applique!

The patterns for all three are available as a discounted printed bundle here and a discounted PDF bundle here.

If you love this line and/or the project give your local shop a call.  If you aren’t lucky enough to have a local shop I do have a LIMITED amount of Pineapple Passion kits and Paradise Quilt kits.

Happy quilting!

Amanda

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Shops that are stocking Cotton Shot!

Hi there!

I’ve had a lot of emails about where people can locate my new line of basics – Cotton Shot!  Cotton Shot has the look of a shot cotton weave, but it is printed on a tight quilting cotton, so it is the perfect choice for embroiderers and quilters who are looking for a bit of texture, but nothing too overpowering.

There are 50 beautiful colors in this line, only some of which as shown above.

Although it is still early days and I’ll have a lot to add to this line in the future, I asked Benartex to send me a list of shops that ordered Cotton Shot directly this month.  Keep in mind it isn’t a complete list as I do not have access to distributor information which means that I don’t have access to the names of shops who might have ordered the collection from U.S. distributors or any international orders.  It is also early days for this new basics line but at least this is a place to start:

Arizona
35th Avenue Sew & Vac
Sunshine Quilts
Quilt n’ Sew Connection

Arizona
The French Seam

Florida
Once Upon a Quilt
The Inspired Sewist

Georgia
Tiny Stitches
Fabric.com
Thread Bear Fabrics

Iowa
Tillie’s Quilts

Maryland
Material Girls

Missouri
The Quilted Cow

North Carolina
Creative Sewing Machines
Loving Stitches

Ohio
Heavenly Stitches

Oregon
Quilting Delights

Pennsylvania
Burkholders Fabrics

Utah
Nuttalls

Wisconsin
Sew Smart

If you are a shop, or you know of a shop, that is stocking this line, please let me know so I can add that information!  I really appreciate it as I want to support all the shops who are kind enough to support me!

There will be some fun new projects later this year, but in the meantime I’ve adapted some of my existing patterns to this group (see below) and you can find SKU information for them here.

Folk Art Flowers in Cotton Shot

 

Linked in Cotton Shot

 

Night Garden in Cotton Shot

 

Constellations in Cotton Shot

 

Skyscraper in Cotton Shot

 

Bubbles in Cotton Shot(free pattern on my Downloads page)

Hope you enjoy sewing with Cotton Shot – stay safe and happy quilting!

Amanda

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Shops who ordered Nightingale and a Sample Sale of Quilts and Small Projects

Hi everyone,

I hope you and your families are having a happy holiday season!  Like everyone else we are very busy over here – I haven’t even started decorating and getting ready for Christmas but at least I’m finally home after weeks on the road!  (Which is good also because I have fabric lines to draw too and that is impossible to do in a hotel room!)  My studio is overflowing with projects and I’ve put some in my online store – as hard as they are to part with I’m hoping they can make other people’s homes a little brighter this holiday season!  Many are magazine projects that I made but don’t remember the specifics of – it all sort of runs together, you know? So if you are interested please take a look here.

Secondly, I wanted to drop in with a report Benartex sent me of shops who ordered Nightingale.  As a reminder, there are three patterns designed specifically for this line: Night Garden, Salt Water Taffy, and Sunrise.

This is not a complete list because if they were sold through a distributor (like all international orders and many domestic are) I don’t have access to those records, but this should help those in the US looking for this fabric.  (As usual, if you are a shop not listed here or you are listed but under something other than your store name, please contact me and I’ll add you to the list.)

Shops who ordered Nightingale directly from Benartex:

Arizona
The Bernina Connection – Phoenix AZ
Sun Valley Quilts – Sun City AZ

California
Honey Run Quilters – Chico CA
Meissner Sewing Machine – Sacramento CA
Quilt In A Day – San Marcos CA
The SewNSew – Glendora CA

Colorado
eQuilter.com – Boulder CO

Florida
Once Upon A Quilt – Ft.Lauderdale FL
The Stitchers Quest – Maryj Esther FL

Georgia
Fabric.com – Kennesaw GA
Georgia Sewing & Quilting – Buford GA
Sew Much More – Garden City GA
Sew Blessed – Hahira GA
Lin-Rik Flowers – Ellerslie GA

Illinois
Quilting in the Valley – LaSalle IL
The Sewing Source – Lake Villa IL

Indiana
Calico Point – Goshen IN
Rossville Quilts – Rossville IN

Kentucky
Fabric World & Quilting – Corbin KY

Massachusetts
All About Quilts – Walpole MA

Michigan
Ann Arbor Sewing Center – Ann Arbor MI
Country Stitches Ltd. East – Lansing MI
Fabric Affair, LLC – Troy MI

Missouri
Merrily We Quilt Along – Springfield MO
O Sew Personal – O’Fallon MO
White Flower Quilt Shop – Clinton MO

North Carolina
Calla Lily Quilts – Greensboro NC
Creative Sewing Machines – Mt.Airy NC
Sew Much Fun! – Lowell NC
Sherry’s Sew What? – Henrico NC

North Dakota
Foranna Designs,Inc. – Minot ND
Creative Dimensions – Minot ND

New York
Aurora Sewing Center East – Aurora NY

Ohio
Heavenly Stitches – Lima OH

South Carolina
Viking Sew ‘n Quilt – Mauldin SC

Texas
Stitchin’ Heaven – Quitman TX

Virginia
A Different Touch – Chesapeake VA

 

Happy holidays with lots of fun, cookie making, and quilting!

Amanda

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