eQuilter Newsletter - April 15, 2012
eQuilter - Hoffman Batiks and Orimono III - Value Batik Sale
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Maria Kalinowski tops off the week with
office supplies, and
a love letter to New York.
We have 49 beautiful new ocean and botanic themed Batiks from Hoffman, and
elegant dancing cranes from
Kona Bay's Orimono III.
and gnomes to tickle your fancy,
as well as a safari,
lake side camping, and
a trip to the ocean.
Quilting Arts TV fans, we have
the 4 DVD set from series 900 to inspire you, and
new books featuring modern quilts.
This week's new collections are a real treat, so put on
your favorite browsing music, and
prepare to be dazzled!
* Luana's Hot New Picks for This Week *
49 Luscious New Batiks from Hoffman
Orimono III from Kona Bay - Dancing Cranes
Times Of Your Life - Maria Kalinowski of Kanvas Studio, Birds & Lanterns - Victoria and Albert Museum for David Textiles
FOODS - Gourmet, Wine, Dessert
Bake Sale, Brain Freeze, Candy Apples - Kanvas Studio for Benartex, Cupcakes, Kiss the Cook - by David Textiles
Library, SCHOOL, Text & Script
Cool School, Office, On The Road Again - Maria Kalinowski for Benartex, La Petite Ecole - French General for Moda
NOVELTY, Maxine, MARDI GRAS, Vegas, Medical, Office
Man Cave, Strike It Rich - Maria Kalinowski of Kanvas Studio
Joy Of Life - by Mary Capan for Hoffman
More than two dozen selections in New COLOR PALETTE This Week
Plains Of Africa - Giordano Studios for Spectrix
CITY & URBAN ART
NY State of Mind - Maria Kalinowski, Around Town - Jenni Calo, City Centre - Marie Perkins for Kaufman
Bloom - Kanvas Studio for Benartex, In The Garden - by Wild Wings & Rosemary Millette, Nature's Flora - by Terri Conrad for Kaufman
Pop WOODLAND - Owls & GNOMES, Toadstools & Trailers
Better Gnomes & Gardens - by Heather DuPont for In The Beginning, Woodlands - by Hoffman
Animals - CATS & KITTENS!
Cattitudes - for Red Rooster, Jive Cats - by Kathy Weller for Northcott
Hot Rods, Motorcycles & Vintage Cars
On The Road Again, Times Of Your Life - by Maria Kalinowski of Kanvas Studio
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* BOOKS MAGAZINES & MORE FABRIC! *
Australian Patchwork & Quilting Magazine - Vol 21, No 2 & No 3
Quilting Arts TV Series 900 - 4 DVD SET
Quilting Modern: Techniques For Improvisational Quilts
Sunday Morning Quilts
Evening Flight Quilt Pattern by Barbara J.
Mistral Quilt Pattern by Toni Whitney Design
NORTHWOODS - Camping, Fishing, Wildlife
Cabin By The Lake, Lakeside Camping - Darrell Bush, Saranac Lake
QUILTING Sewing & Knitting
McCall's, Heart of a Nation - Windham, Yesteryear - Kaufman
MUSIC - Classic Rock Jazz Dancing
Piano Keys, Music Notes, Nesting Place - Dover Hill for Benartex
KIDS - BABY Panels & Fabric Books
Curiosities, Mischief, Go Safari, New Baby - Henley Studio
FLORALS - Small Scale & Garden
California Girl, Emma Grace, Lavender Fields - Diane Knott
FLORALS - Roses, Peonies & Vintage
Abigail, Athill Range, By The Sea, Red Rose, Romantic Delights
Ocean - Fish, Dolphins, Mermaids & Shells
By The Sea - by Helen Weinman, Under The Sea - Blank Textiles
KIDS - Baby Zoo & Jungle Animals
Go Safari - Henry Glass, Mommy & Me - Becky Taunton for Newcastle
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|Finding My Tribe
I am writing to you from Melbourne
Australia, where I've just come back to my hotel from the Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony.
Earlier today I interviewed Merelyn Pearce, who just happened to win the National Quilt Award tonight, so I am excited to have a video of such an incredibly talented quilter! (coming soon to the eQuilter
It was a pleasant surprise to run into several quilters I know here -
Jinny Beyer, Vikki Pignatelli and Noriko Endo are attending the show.
I have met so many of our eQuilter customers here, and
several Australian designers whose products we carry.
The show is held in a gorgeous historic building - the Royal Exhibition Center which is purported to be the only major 19th Century Palace of Industry exhibition building in the world to survive substantially intact.
The scale of this building reminded us of a European cathedral, and it has lovely Victorian murals, stencils and fixtures inside.
At the award ceremony and dinner tonight, I was surprised to see how dressed up all the ladies were; wearing lovely dresses and high heels.
One thing we discussed was how differently the Australian quilters dress during the day at the show, compared to the Houston show.
(The Aussie quilters dress more for style, and the US quilters dress more for comfort.)
I also heard a comment from a teacher about the difference between teaching in the US vs.
Australia: the American quilters like to be entertained more, while the Aussie quilters are more serious and want to get lots of information and techniques out of a class.
One thing's for certain: Australian quilters are just as passionate about beautiful fabrics, as we are in the US.
That's a language that everyone understands here, and quilters love giving a show and tell at the end of the day here just like they do in quilt shows around the world.
"Look what I found!" is an oft-heard comment in the late afternoon.
Last night I had a dinner with a large group of Australian SAQA members, and today had a group lunch with friends of eQuilter.
Thanks to Lisa and Chris for organizing these gatherings!
I am, of course, taking plenty of photos.
Watch out for these images on
my photo page in the next week or two.
Monday I'll be traveling up the Great Ocean Road with Pam Holland, and I'll be sharing my adventure with you!
Where else, but in the quilting world, can one travel to the extreme opposite end of the planet, and find instant friends from the same tribe - the Quilting Tribe of Fabriholics!
sharing your Passion for Fabric...
Luana and Paul
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(Sneak peeks of new collections throughout the week)
my blog and
my photo page for the latest travel photos.
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Luana's Facebook for creative ideas and trends...
clips of my Quilting Arts TV segments on my
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