Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Weekend Stitching

Just had to work in some stitching this weekend to relax. We have been working feverishly in the yard, and my body was just ready to sit still on Monday. Thank goodness we had the day off--it was a wonderful day with family. I really wanted to stitch up the new patriotic pattern we have, but I left it here at the office on Thursday, so Urban Garden it was instead. Hope you all got some relaxing time with family in this weekend (and some stitching)!


Monday, May 21, 2012

International Quilt Show 2012

Well, we are back in the office today after a full weekend at the International Quilt Show. It was in Kansas City this year, so lucky us we were in our hometown. I thought I'd share a few photos from this weekend. We were so busy in the booth I didn't get much of a chance to get out and see stuff like I normally do, so the pictures are limited I'm sorry to say. 

The weekend started off with Sample Spree, which was a crazy/busy two hours. It was our first time participating, and I am still not sure if we will do it all again next year. It was a lot of hauling stuff back and forth, but I love getting some patterns out to shop owners to stitch up in their free time at nights, so we just might have to do it again. This Sample Spree is basically a chance for the shop owners to buy samples of the new stuff coming so they can get some sample made up for their shop before the fabric comes in. 

All the ladies waiting to get into Sample Spree--some were in line for three hours before the Spree opened!

Our lovely Sample Spree booth, and my wonderful Momma who came to help me for the night. We had so much fun!

 This was the isle looking down from our booth, we were almost on the far south end, so it was a long room of booths from our viewpoint.
This was our booth--it had tons of new samples in it. We had to show off those new Pattern Books!!

My favorite quilt from the show, it was in the Michael Miller fabric booth I just love the colors, and the asymmetry of it all. So wonderful!
The Retro Redwork Class I helped with Sunday morning. It was so much fun to start the day with some stitching, and I got to know some customers a little better in the process too. We had two ladies all the way from England in our class, it was lovely!

The samples on the bottom left were the project the class worked on. Pepper Corey was the instructor and she brought these other samples with her. They were so beautifully done, I had to share. 

A closeup of one of the samples Pepper did up. I just love the colors she chose and the running stitch she used on the words. So pretty!

A Sashiko embroidery style stitch she did on a blue towel she had at home. I love the simple flower and monochromatic color scheme on this one!

Back to the drawing board for now, so many new pattern ideas dancing through my head after the trade show! More on the new Pattern Books tomorrow!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Cute Owl Stitched Up

I saw this owl stitched up over in our Flickr group, I had to share. It is so cute and the colors chosen are just perfect. I have loved our owl pattern for a long time, but always dreaded how 70's it would look in the browns and earth tones I am drawn to.  This is just perfect for it. Thank you so  much Crystal at FiberArtsy for sharing, you rock!

She also stitched up the sun and moon from the SR 6 Gypsy Magic pattern for the baby room and some other vintage AM patterns. Seem them all over on her blog.

Happy Stitching Everyone!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A few more projects done

These samples we had to stitch up for a vendor to photograph. Sondra in our office did these, they look so great I had to share! All the colors sure bring these designs to life. I can't believe how great they look stitched up--there are so many patterns here at CP that I feel like I will never see them all done up!

It is mostly used for quilt blocks, but you could just done one design for  pillow or tea towel if you wanted. They are larger than our traditional tea towel designs, but they are so beautiful when done up!

These two are both from our Holiday Pattern Collection #C-001.

So cute. This has me thinking of Christmas gifts already. I know if I don't start now I will never get them done (like in all those years pasts). Maybe this year will be different :)


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A few Stitching Projects

From the SR15 Movie Munchies Pattern. I love this one. The inspiration when I was drawing it came from an old diner in my folk's home town. So it will always make me think of our trip to Western KS.

A lovely napkin from the SR19 Modern Linens pattern. We have these napkins in a variety of colors! I just love these for summer.

Cute little diaper cover from the SR 16 Tiny Tots Pattern.  So stink'n cute. 

Baby bib (from American Apparel) with a design from SR 16 Tiny Tots.
Well, thought I would post a few pictures of some stitching I have been working on for the Quilt Show trade show booth. It is this weekend in Kansas City, so I have been rushing around getting things ready, but I am so excited about a few things I made up I had to share! Hope everyone is enjoying Spring and getting to be outside a little. I am tackling planting my first garden this year, so it has been busy at my house! Guess something from the Urban Garden pattern will be next for me!


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Embroidery as an Art Form

Lately, I feel like I have been seeing embroidery used in very artistic ways. I just love this concept. It manages to remind the viewer of all those many women in America (and beyond) who have stitched for decades. It also is a fresh break from traditional mediums like watercolor and oil paints. This artist Rosalind Wyatt has used the embroidered stitch to tell a love story. I just love it. Look through the images if you have time.....here. She does such lovely work!

Happy Stitching All!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Just in case you ever think needlework goes un-noticed

This piece of American Needlework recently sold at Sotheby's for $1,070,500. It was created by Mary Antrim, a New Jersey school girl in 1807. So just in case you ever feel like you do all that work for nothing, you never know. Your work might end up at auction one day, fetching a pretty penny :) Read the whole story here.  

Happy Stitching All!

Friday, March 30, 2012

New SR patterns for Spring!

I have been working round the clock on these new patterns (along with 6 new pattern books I will post on next week). Hope you like them! They are all up on the website + etsy already. 

SR 19 Modern Linens

SR20 Sweet Treats

SR21 It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Happy Stitching All!

Embroidery workshop in the Kansas City area!!

We are so proud to announce a partnership with the Honeytree galley for a beginner's embroidery workshop starting April 11th! Here are all the details:

in stitches
embroidery workshops by Kate E. Burke
sponsored by Stitcher's Revolution

Wednesday, April 11, 7pm to 9pm: You will learn basic embroidery stitches.

Wednesday, April 18, 7pm to 9pm: You will learn more complicated stitches.

Wednesday, April 25, 7pm to 9pm: You will learn to work from a pattern
provided by Stitcher's Revolution.

Wednesday, May 2, 7pm to 9pm: You will continue to work from a pattern exploring stitches, fills and colors. Patterns provided by Stitcher's Revolution.

Wednesday, May 9, 7pm to 9pm: You will explore personal narrative with embroidery and begin to make your own design.

Wednesday, May 16, 7pm to 9pm: You will explore experimental dimensions of embroidery using your own designs.

Each workshop session is $20 per person, all materials included.
Classes are designed as individual units of discussion so you can attend sessions individually or the entire 6 weeks. The more classes you attend, the more you learn and explore embroidery as an art form. All classes will be taught at the Honeytree Gallery.

About the instructor
Kate E. Burke is a textile and graphic artist that explores themes of juxtaposition. She captures fleeting emotions and thoughts into permanent reflections of daily life using drawing, watercolor, beads, sequin, fabric and embroidery. Please visit www.kateeburke.com for more information about her work.

To reserve your spot email honeytreegallery (at) gmail (dot) com

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Stitcher's Revolution Patterns for the NEW YEAR!

Hello all!
It is has been quiet here on the blog for a while, but how that the holidays are over I can get back to some business. First we have NEW Stitcher's Revolution patterns to talk about!

SR15 Movie Munchies

SR16 Tiny Tot Designs

SR17 Urban Garden

SR18 Animated Fruity Fun

We also have new 5", 7" and 10" plastic hoops available on the website!
We have Napkins in stock on the website too-these are new item for us--let me know what you think of them. We often think about getting a baby bib, but I go round and round about if it was already assembled and quilted would you want to see the stitching on the back? Should we offer them unfinished? Just can't decide. I love the new Tiny Tot pattern, and so many of those would go great on a baby bib. How do you all do it? Have you ever stitched on one before? How did it turn out?

Off to finish up our new catalog--they should be ready to ship by Feb 1st. I will keep you all posted when they are done! More soon!