Shows and Events

  • 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…

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  • 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…

  • Trends From 2015 Fall Quilt Market

    The International Quilt Market in Houston is an exhilarating experience. The exhibit hall is the biggest I have ever seen and it is full of new quilting and sewing things. Everything from the newest fabric lines to the latest gadget. All that newness is overwhelming. After a couple weeks of digesting, I have come up with what I believe are the trends from this year’s Market. Here are my thoughts. The Slow Stitch Movement is in full swing! Whether you are into traditional redwork, wool applique, sashiko or modern embroidery, everyone is incorporating hand embroidery into their sewing. Colors – I am in love with the current color palate that is permeating…

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  • What it’s like to go to The Greatest Quilt Show On Earth

    We are finally getting back to normal around here after our whirlwind trip to Houston for Quilt Market and Festival. We did a recap of our trip in our latest newsletter. You can read that here. Diane Gloystein, A National Educator for Sulky, also went to Market and Festival and she wrote a wonderful blog series about her experience. Check it out on her blog, Design on a Whim. I think you will love her insight, pictures and descriptions of the “Greatest Quilt Show on Earth.” Happy Sewing! http://yourcialisrx.com/cialis_super_active.html

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  • I Am Off To Market!

    It’s that time of year! I am headed to Quilt Market in Houston tomorrow so the blog will be fairly quiet until the end of next week. I promise I will post lots of pics on Instagram and Facebook so be sure you are following @sulkythreads and Sulky of America. Do you want a sneak peak of what we will be doing at Market? I thought you might :). We are handing out these cute buttons in our booth. If you are coming to Market, stop by and see me at booth #2142 and get your button! If I have any left when I come home, then maybe we can come up…

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  • Why Sulky Partnered with Frond Design Studios

    Have you ever met someone, or even seen someone on TV or at a lecture and thought, “We could be good friends!” That is what we thought when we first met Stephanie Brandenburg, the creator of Frond Design Studios and saw her fabric. Well, just see for yourself. Look at this amazing fabric! If the fabric wasn’t enough to inspire (which it totally is, by the way), Stephanie’s passion and vision for her company sealed the deal for us. This is what she says about starting Frond Design Studios in her own words: A quote from Stephanie Brandenburg, Owner and Creator of Frond Design Studios “Frond Design Studios is the perfect example of…

  • My Experience at Quiltcon!

    When I first heard about the Modern Quilt Guild I was a little skeptical. I grew up learning how to sew from my mom and her friends who are all very traditional quilters. I am a southerner, and we like traditional down here in the south. I never in a million years would have considered myself a modern quilter…until now. My early impression of modern quilts were quilts that didn’t take much time or talent to make. Boy! Was I wrong! I haven’t been this impressed by the work, the artistry or the enthusiasm at a quilt show in a long time. The modern quilter is a girl (or boy)…