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Quilt Market- Part 1 {My Pattern is in a BOOK!!!}

May 29, 2012

I feel like I should be wearing a "I Survived Quilt Market" t-shirt!  :)  Quilt Market was held in Kansas City, MO this time around, and I had so much fun!  I'm planning to recap my experience for you (lots of photos, little text!), but first wanted to share what The Quilted Fish's Creative Consultants Design Team has been up to.  Let's just say we all know how to keep a secret!  ;)

A group shot of the Creative Consultants that were able to make it to Quilt Market.  From left to right: Robbie (my mom, aka honorary member), Jackie, Jana, Amanda, Kayce (Amanda's BFF), Brooke, Me, and Stephanie.

Okay, are you ready?  The Creative Consultants Design Team teamed up with The Quilted Fish and we debuted a book at Quilt Market- oh yeah!!!  The book is titled An Apple a Day, and includes nine projects for the daily life of quilters, sewists, and crafters.

This is the cover of the book (I want you to know what to look for in your local quilt shop!).  :)  Amanda designed the project on the cover, "Inside the Box", which is beautiful and handy sewing box.  I really need to make myself one of these!

Jackie designed this beautiful "Dare to Dream" necklace, which was a hit at Quilt Market, as The Quilted Fish's booth featured a make and take for shop owners.  Every shop owner had the chance to make one of these beautiful necklaces, that way they had an already assembled sample for when they get home.  Genius, right!?!

Jana designed this "Body and Sole" quilt, which is a great use for Rolie Polies (2.5" strips of Riley Blake fabrics).

Brooke designed this "Apples in the Orchard" quilt, which uses fat quarters.  I don't know about you, but I love finding quilt patterns that use fat quarters!  :)

I designed these fun and festive "Pick of the Bunch" herringbone placemats. They may look complicated, but I promise they are not!  :)

Stephanie designed this "Core Essentials" binder, which is full of zipper pockets and such to help keep you organized when on the go!

Julie designed this "Pack and Press" which is holds your cutting mat, rotary cutter, and opens up into an ironing surface!

Johanna designed this "Carry It All Along" bag which is a perfect solution to organization while in your home studio, and when traveling to a sewing class.

Last but not least, Sally designed this "Apple Blessings Mini Art Quilt", which is such a beautiful combination of quilting, hand embroidery, and embellishments.

An Apple A Day can be purchased at your local quilt shop, or directly from The Quilted Fish (online store).  If your quilt shop doesn't yet carry the book, make sure to ask for it by name!  :)

Before you go, here is a quick video debuting The Quilted Fish's new patterns and best sellers, enjoy!

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day- WINNERS!

May 26, 2012

Happy Saturday, friends!  Thank you to everyone that entered my giveaway, as I was floored with a whopping 223 comments!!!  I've responded to a lot of the comments, and hope to reply to an additional handful of comments today!  :)

Let's get on with today's big announcement!  With the help of, two winners were selected to each receive a Thread Catcher Kit (which includes a copy of my Thread Catcher Pattern, along with fabric (2 fat quarters, one kit will include the pink colorway and the second kit will include the gray colorway), fusible interfacing, boning, non-slip rubber mat, crushed walnut shells, and coordinating ric rac...everything you need to make your own Thread Catcher). Not bad, right?  :)

The winner of the Pink Thread Catcher Kit is...# 29 Desi @ Wee Share!  Desi likes "modern, whimsical fabrics. I especially like gray when paired with another color."

The winner of the Gray Thread Catcher Kit is...#15 KD-Quilts!  Kristen's favorite designers are "AMH, Amy Butler and Tula Pink." 

Congrats, ladies!!!  

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!!!

May 21, 2012

This giveaway is now closed!

Hello friends, welcome to Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day!!!  I always look forward to Giveaway Day, and hope that you do to!  :)

Squirmy Worm Studio currently has four sewing patterns for sale via Etsy as well as a handful of local quilt shops.  All patterns are thoroughly tested, detail oriented, and have step-by-step photos.  My goal for Squirmy Worm Studio sewing patterns is to inspire other sewists to be the best that they can be. 

I am giving away two Squirmy Worm Studio Thread Catcher Kits to two lucky winners!

 Squirmy Worm Studio’s Thread Catchers are a must have accessory for any Seamstress, Quilter, Scrapbooker, Knitter, Crocheter, and/or Jeweler!

The Thread Catcher consists of a weighted bag/pincushion with non-slip grip, enabling it to sit (and stay!) on the table, serving as a great portable trash bag for your favorite Seamstress/Crafter! If you're a Knitter or Crocheter, the Thread Catcher can be placed over the arm of your favorite chair and used to hold your skein of yarn!

The Thread Catcher approximately measures 14" long, with the bag measuring 8" tall x 5.5" in diameter, with a 2.5" boxed bottom. The bag is constructed with boning, enabling the bag to always remain open and ready for your scraps! 

Each Thread Catcher Kit includes: a copy of my Thread Catcher Pattern, along with fabric (2 fat quarters, one kit will include the pink colorway and the second kit will include the gray colorway), fusible interfacing, boning, non-slip rubber mat, crushed walnut shells, and coordinating ric rac...everything you need to make your own Thread Catcher.

To enter the giveaway:
1.  You must be a follower of Made With Love!  (The button is located towards the top of the left-hand sidebar. If you are already a follower, please kindly remind me, and if you've just joined Made With Love let me know so I can follow your blog!)
2.  Leave a comment telling me what kind of fabric you like (designers, colors, prints).

That's two entries per person!  :)

Giveaway will run through May 25 at 5pm (PST); winners will be announced on Saturday, May 26th.

Giveaway is open both US and International friends.  Good luck!!!


Also...please make sure there is a way for me to contact you (aka- leave your email address in your comment), as I need to be able to contact you when you win!  While we are on the subject, are you a no-reply blogger?  Not sure what a no-reply blogger is, well when you leave a comment I receive your comment in an email.  When I hit "reply" to email you back, the email address shows as "", rather than your true email.

Quick solution:
1.  Log into your Blogger account, and click on the drop down tab next to your email address, at the top right corner.
2.  Click "Blogger Profile".
3.  The second line down should say "Show My Email Address"- CHECK THIS BOX.  Easy peasy!  :)