• Sew Along Party for New Year’s Eve 2021

    Sew Along Party with Sulky & Sallie Tomato We’re ringing in the new year with Sallie Tomato, and you’re invited, too! Sew Along Party Details Join us December 31st at 8pm EST. This is a four-hour streaming sew along party that will take you all the way to midnight! We’ll work through a brand new Sallie Tomato bag pattern, Zelda, inspired by the Roaring Twenties theme. Each hour of the sew along party, we’ll give away a fantastic door prize, too! Not only will you end the evening with a finished project, but you have the chance to win the GRAND PRIZE at midnight, an Amber Air 400 S serger…

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    Travel More this Year & Take a Sewing Vacation

    Take a Sewing Vacation & Travel More This Year New Year’s resolution: sewing vacation! To avoid a resolution that’s unattainable, I like to keep it simple and vow to simply sew more, have more fun, spend more time with the kids…things like this. This year my New Year’s resolution is to take a sewing vacation. I’m vowing to feed my passions by traveling more and absorbing inspiration from other cultures, other cities, and other people. I know it’s a lot easier to do this sort of thing if you don’t have to work most days, as it can be hard to get days off work. I’m assuming though that a…

  • 2018 Houston Quilt Festival Winners

    The 2018 Houston Quilt Festival is underway and the winners of the quilt show were just announced! Drum roll, please…. Best of Show Sponsored by Handi Quilter Winner: Sherry Reynolds – “Eternal Beauty” Abstract, Large Sponsored by Elna First Place: Eunjoo An – “A Self-Portrait in an Ancient Bronze Mirror” Abstract, Small Sponsored by Benartex First Place: Shirley Gisi – “Cool Jazz” Alternative Techniques Sponsored by Madeira Thread First Place: Aki Sakai – “Small Happy Crazy Quilt” We’d like to give a special congratulations to one of our Sulky Designers, Karlee Porter, who won 3rd place in this category with her incredible quilt titled “The Royal Huntress”. The quilt took…

  • Quilting in the Tropics – Book your Cruise!

    Quilting in the Tropics with Ellen Osten Book your Cruise! Combine the warm tropical breezes of the Eastern Caribbean with the fun-filled days of quilting with Ellen Osten and you have the perfect vacation.  Join us for this amazing adventure on the high seas.  This is a great ship to invite the family along to enjoy their activities while you enjoy yours – Creative Quilting and Stitching! Here are the details: Date: July 15-22, 2018 (7 nights) Ship: Royal Carribean – Oasis of the Seas Featured Educator: Ellen Osten Sponsored by: Sulky of America Package Includes: 7 Nights Onboard Accomodations Port Fees and Taxes Prepaid Onboard Gratuities Quilting and Stitching…

  • Trends Spotted in Spring 2017

    We usually do a post around this time of year, that specifically talks about the trends that we see at Spring Quilt Market, but this year, I couldn’t help but notice some really cool trends popping up all over the place this spring, so I thought I would expand my trends post to be a little more inclusive. Let me know what trends you are seeing in the comments below. 1. Flowers – Not that flowers ever go out of style, but this year they seem to be everywhere! I see them in fabrics of all kinds, traditional, modern and reproduction fabrics, in machine and hand embroidery designs and in the…

  • Trends from Quiltcon 2017

    Trends From Quiltcon 2017 Quiltcon is a quilt show like no other as it focuses specifically on the world of Modern Quilting! The quilt above won Best In Show. It is titled bling by Katherine Jones from Tasmania, Australia. The quilt was paper pieced from solid fabrics; the inspiration for this quilt was a princess cut diamond. I got a chance to chat with Katherine at the show. She is a lovely woman with a passion for all things quilty. Modern quilters use quite a lot of thread! Look at the beautiful machine and hand stitching in the quilt, Madonna by Brittany Bowen Burton, that won for Best Machine Quilting.…

  • Quilt Market Recap from Cotton + Steel

    Hello! I’m Devon from Cotton+Steel, and I’m a guest on the Sulky blog today to tell you all about the Cotton+Steel Fall Quilt Market experience! Quilt Market is always a blast, but this one was extra crazy and fun because we have so many projects in the works. While we’re recovering from the excitement, we wanted to share a little bit about our latest Houston experience, and especially tell you all about our new line of Sulky thread. The first two days of our time at Quilt Market are always dominated by setup. We only have a limited time to transform all of our booth spaces from empty squares of…

  • Trends from 2016 Spring Quilt Market

    My favorite part of Quilt Market is being able to spot the new trends for the industry. I love to see what is inspiring the people and companies in this wonderful world of quilting and sewing. Just like in the fashion industry, some trends seem to stay around for a long time while others fly off the scene as quickly as they show up. This year, I noticed some long standing trends slowly fading (I saw very little chevron compared to past shows) and some others leaving almost as quickly as they came (hint: we can use the whole rainbow again). After taking some time to digest this year’s Spring Market,…

  • Copyright and Crafters – Recap of my panel discussion at Quiltcon

    One of the fun thing I was able to do at Quiltcon West in Pasadena, CA a couple weeks ago was to be on a panel called Copyright and Your Work. We had a wonderful panel of people and an even better audience for this. The discussion was so interesting and well received that I decided to give a recap here. The panel was moderated by Rossie Hutchinson of rossiecrafts.com and my fellow panelists were Suzanne Paquette of ateliersixdesign.com, Amy Marson (@amymarson on Instagram), Publisher with C & T Publishing, and Linda Augsburg, Editorial Content Chief of the Better Homes and Gardens Crafts Group, allpeoplequilt.com. Here are some of the questions that we answered with our…

  • 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…