• Finding Your Sewing Inspiration: How One Quilter Pulls Her Inspiration into Quilt Designs

    Guest Blog Post by Jen Frost of Faith and Fabric Inspiration is defined as: “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative”. Everyone finds inspiration from a different source; perhaps it’s in the setting of a sun, a walk on the beach, fond memories of growing up, or events in popular culture. For me, I draw inspiration from the beauty of my faith – and use it as a basis for creative quilt designs. Today I’m excited to share two quilts I designed that came from this inspiration! Easter is a beautiful season which, to Christians of all denominations, has more emphasis…

  • Congratulations Eric Drexler! Your Quilt Will Be in the Arizona AQS Show

    It’s the kind of letter every quilter dreams of receiving. The one that starts with, “Congratulations! The jury has accepted your quilt in the 2016 QuiltWeek® Contest in Phoenix, Arizona February 11-14, 2016 at the Phoenix Convention Center.” That is the news that Sulky National Educator and Free-Motion Guru Eric Drexler received recently and he was over-the-moon excited. “This was such great news, especially since this particular quilt has been such a joy to complete. I am thrilled that I can share it with other quilters this year at the show,” he said. Eric has been chosen to display the quilt, I BELIEVE IN DRAGONS, along with 161 others in this AQS…

  • The Viewpoints 9 Exhibit in Houston

    Sulky was honored to be able to sponsor the amazing Viewpoints 9 Exhibit at the International Quilt Market and Festival this year. Viewpoints 9 is an international, invitational, fiber art group founded in 2012. Themes, posed by each artist, consider unique sources of creative inspiration with members sharing their interpretations on a bi-monthly, online blog. The emerging narrative allows opportunities to experiment with new techniques, share each artist’s individual perspective, and glimpse their creative process. Cultural influences, as well as personal experiences, resonate within the work, making the exhibit both beautiful and profound to experience. Here are the quilts in this Exhibit. Click on the picture to get more information…

  • Sulky Supports CPALI

    I am thrilled to tell you about this organization. Every once in a while an opportunity comes up that is just so good, you must participate. That is how we feel about CPALI (Conservation Through Poverty Alleviation, International). This great organization works in Madagascar with rural farmers to develop sustainable livelihoods that support both people and ecosystems. They focus on existing resources, local leadership, community ownership and linking partners to global markets. You may be wondering how a thread company with offices in Kennesaw, GA, is helping this organization on the other side the the world. We give Sulky Polyester Invisible Thread to women working on the CPALI wild silk project. These women have an opportunity to earn…

  • Christmas in July – Christmas Ornaments

    Well Friends, this is the last post in the Christmas in July series. I have truly enjoyed thinking about Christmas in the middle of summer! It’s nice to not have the rush of the season over my head while I create fun new things to decorate my home this season. My tree will look great with it’s new Speedy Spiral Christmas Tree Skirt, my table will look festive with my new Table Runner and my mantel will be fun and cheerful with my Banner Flags. Not to mention my new Spool of Thread Stockings!   The only way to end this series is with Christmas Ornaments! I put up several…

  • Creating Round Robin Wearable Art

    Suzy Seed, Nancy Sapin & Lee Fletcher, all National Educator’s representing Sulky of America, have been working the Sulky booth at the Houston International Quilt Festival for the past 7 years.  After the first year, they decided it would be fun to stretch their creativity and sewing knowledge, work outside of their comfort zone, and begin an adventure creating wearable art the round-robin way.  What is a round robin?  It’s when something gets passed from person to person, each person creating one part of a whole.  Can you imagine the surprise when the garment owner receives all the finished pieces not knowing until the end what the other’s created. Each…

  • Christmas in July Series – Mantel Scarf

    It may be extremely hot and humid outside, but I am dreaming of a white Christmas in my sewing studio! Okay, maybe not white, but bright red, green, pink, orange and blue! I am in love with the new color scheme that I am using for my holiday season decor this year. It started with the Speedy Spiral Christmas Tree Skirt, then the Bonus Projects that I made from the scraps. Now I have dug into Cotton + Steel’s new Christmas line Tinsel. I have always used a very traditional Garnet and Gold color scheme during the holidays (yes, it is because I went to FSU). This year I am…

  • 7 Reasons to Sew Everyday

    Sewing is my favorite hobby. I really would rather sew than just about anything, but life, kids, the house, the hubby , the job…it all seems to drown out that precious time to sew. One the my favorite bits of advice that I received when I asked you to send in advice to new sewists (see that post here) was to sew for at least 20 minutes per day! I love that and have tried to put that great advice into practice ever since then. It has been an amazing change for me in my life! Today I want to motivate you to do the same thing by giving you seven…

  • Quick Gifts – Make These In Less Than An Hour!

    Sometimes you just need a really quick gift. Maybe you forgot about that bridal shower you are supposed to go to this weekend, or maybe you thought Father’s Day was next weekend (it’s not, by the way, it’s Sunday), or maybe you are just really good at procrastinating like me! Whatever the reason, sometimes a quick, yet thoughtful gift is in order. Before I go any further I do want to clear something up. Just because a gift is quick to make, doesn’t mean it isn’t meaningful. I mean you could have just stopped by the grocery store on your way to that shower or Father’s Day lunch, picked up…

  • Eric Drexler’s Top 10 Notions

    Today’s Post was written by Sulky National Educator and Free-Motion Guru Eric Drexler. On a personal note, Eric is an awesome person and friend. You will truly never meet someone as genuine and kind-hearted as he. On a professional note, if I could have a thimble-full of his free-motion talent I would be set for life. In addition to his amazing talent, he is also a sewing machine repairman and has been for more than 30 years. I don’t know about you, but when someone knows that much about sewing and about the machine, I am going to take note of the notions he can’t live without! Eric Drexler’s Top 10…