eQuilter Newsletter - March 25, 2012
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and peonies galore descended on the
eQuilter warehouse this week, with
brand new Asian collections arriving almost as
fast as our warehouse aces could unpack them.
The amazing new Dragon,
Wagara collections from Quilt Gate, and
the Imperial Collection 8 from Kaufman have all the
rich colors and dazzling metallic you could wish for.
The unstoppable Maria Kalinowski introduces two new collections,
Blue Eden and
Flock from Thomas Knauer, and
Hello Luscious from Moda give you cool, clean,
modern new looks to choose from.
And there's so much more,
from new batiks
sea shore strolls, and
sewing room adventures - start playing with
the Pattern Designer and you'll end up with
a quilt for every occasion - we can't wait to see what you'll come up with!
* Luana's Hot New Picks for This Week *
New ASIAN Collections
Genji, & Wagara from Quilt Gate
Imperial Collection 8 - Kaufman
NEW Spring 2012 Batiks from Kaufman & Timeless Treasures
NEW Spring 2012 Hand-Dyes from Kaufman, Benartex & Hoffman!
Blue Eden by Maria Kalinowski of Kanvas Studio in stock
38 selections from the Kaffe Fassett Collective - Print Collections
New COLOR PALETTE This Week
Bella Bliss, Deco Delight, Fall's Palette, and more
Back Talk by Maria Kalinowski for Benartex
Fresh, Fabulous & Artsy!
Flock - Thomas Knauer for Andover
Hello Luscious - BasicGrey for Moda
Ocean - Fish, Dolphins, Mermaids & Shells
Fishies, Mermaid Friends - Michael Miller, Sea - Henley Studio
Ocean - Lighthouses, Beach & Boats
Sea - Makower, Vacation Getaway - Alexander Henry
ABSTRACT & Graffiti
Calypso - by Ro Gregg, Garden-Go-Round - Studio E, Papillon - Alexander Henry
Lil Miss Sew & Sew - Dan Morris for RJR
Japanese Imports - Pop Culture & Vintage
Circus Garden, Flower Girls - Yucachin for Quilt Gate
A Walk In The Woods - Aneela Hoey for Moda
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* BOOKS MAGAZINES & MORE FABRIC! *
Quilting Arts Magazine - April/May 2012
Quilting Arts Magazine Stitch - Special Issue - Summer 2012
Glimpses of New Zealand
Pretty Patchwork Quilts
Traditional Fat Quarter Quilts
Patterns - Modern Quilts
Patterns by Modern Quilt Relish,
and Carolyn Friedlander
Greenfield Hill & Flea Market Fancy
Patterns & Books - BABIES & Toddlers
Britches & Bloomers, Color Me Mine Reversible Apron,
Quilted Baby Ankle Strap
AFRICAN Hand Dyes & Panels, TRIBAL Batiks
Elephant Pair & Elephant Tribe
Americana - Patriotic, Flags & Presidents
Coming At You 3D - Hoffman, Love, Luck, & Liberty - Alexander Henry
Love & Weddings, Valentines & Romance
I Do Too, Mr.
- Michael Miller
BUGS - Ladybugs, Dragonflies & Butterflies
Papillon - Alexander Henry, Spring Fever, Anything Goes - VIP
FLANNEL - Dots & Circles
Pretty Paisley - Lesley Grainger for Kaufman
Over 230 Precuts, Strips, FQ & Fat 8th Packets in stock this week.
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This weekend there is an
Yves Saint Laurent retrospective opening at the Denver Art Museum.
The NY Times comments that Denver is an unlikely place for such an exhibit, but I am sure it will be mobbed.
I can't attend the opening this weekend because I'll be on my way to visit my friends Nicole and Michael in Sarasota, Florida...which is like visiting a museum.
When I met Nicole, she was the head patternmaker for
Oscar de La Renta and we were both working out of the same silk dress factory in Hong Kong.
Her background as a couture patternmaker includes working with Christian Dior, Adri, and she was the head patternmaker for Halston's NY runway shows.
Nicole has a closet full of couture clothes and evening gowns.
The last time I visited, she said "I don't know why I keep them - none of them fit anymore." However, we both know why she keeps them.
That closet is a museum-worthy treasure trove.
I'll be staying at their house, which is full of art, antiques, textiles and stories.
The two of them met in the 80's, when we all lived in Hong Kong.
(Nicole and I were flatmates for awhile too.) They've lived all over the world, and their home is a reflection of their past and ongoing travels.
Nicole especially likes to show Sophie the antique jewelry from China....
We love to hear their stories.
The one I like to hear again and again is when they went to a royal wedding in India, which lasted for over a week in a historic palace.
I have lots of good stories about living and traveling abroad, but this couple definitely tops me, with tales of traveling in the USSR in the 60's, and visiting the interior of China before it opened up to Nixon.
Nicole is a fanatic textile collector, and whenever I visit, she always manages to bring out another vintage treasure with a detailed story to match.
Every time I stay there, I learn something new about museum quality antique textiles.
Handmade lace tablecloths,
embroidered silk robes from the Qing Dynasty...there's always something new to explore in her closets.
Nicole was the first person to show me what it is to be a feverishly passionate textile fanatic, and I've been collecting ever since.
Gives the word "Stash" a whole new meaning, hmm?
sharing your Passion for Fabric...
Luana and Paul
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The Emerald Isle Tour - June 5 - 15, 2012
Travel with Luana Rubin on this 11-day tour of Ireland visiting Galway, Dublin, Cobh, Killarney, the Dingle Peninsula, Adare, and we will be spending 3-days in the Galway area for the festivities that surround the very first International
Quilt Festival of Ireland!
$3165 Air/Land, $2573 Land Package Only