eQuilter Newsletter - April 22, 2012
eQuilter - Bollywood, Batiks and Olympics - Gourmet Food Sale
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Extraordinary treats are in store this week at eQuilter,
with opulent new batiks from Empress Studio inspired by
the artwork of the Pacific Northwest, and
Jane Spolar's exotic Bollywood Bliss.
Go For The Gold reminds us that
the Olympics are just around the corner, and
Curtain Call celebrates the silver screen era
More than 40 new batiks
and hand-dyes this week,
along with puppies,
fun at school,
ice cream, cupcakes, and
a friendly lizard or two.
if you're feeling adventurous, or want to
kick-start your creativity, you'll love
our new Prints,
Batiks and Hand Dyes.
* Luana's Hot New Picks for This Week *
NEW Pacific Northwest Batiks from Empress Studio
NEW Spring 2012 Batiks
Elementals, Geoscapes II - Lunn Studios, Tonga - by Timeless
Go For The Gold - by Studio 8 for VIP
Bollywood Bliss by Jane Spolar for Northcott
PAISLEYS, Bollywood & Spirals
Cabana Blooms - Melissa Ybarra of Iza Pearl, Punch Paisley - Punch Studio for Hoffman
Broadway, Movies & TV
Curtain Call - South Sea Imports, Magnolia - Quilting Treasures
New COLOR PALETTE This Week
Bursting With Color, Curtain Call, Emma Grace, The Dressmaker
Jack & Jenny, Bohemian Rhapsody
NEW Hand-Dyes from Kaufman and Textile Creations
FOODS - Gourmet, Wine, Dessert
Cupcake Confection, Ice Cream Delivery, Popsicle Parade - Timeless Treasures, It's A Peep - by Maria Kalinowski of Kanvas Studio
Library, SCHOOL, Text & Script
Alphabet Squares, Colorful Crayons - for Timeless Treasures, School Days - American Jane for Moda
Animals - FARM - Cows, Sheep, Pigs & Chickens
French Farmyard - Timeless Treasures, Rooster Patch - David Textiles, Yesteryear - Art Poulin for Kaufman, Farmall - Print Concepts
Animals - DOGS & Pawprints
Are We There Yet? - Maywood Studios, Puppies N' Kittens - by VIP
Old West - Southwest, Mexican & Native American
Desert Songs - by David Textiles, Goofy Geckos - Exclusively Quilters
Checks, STRIPES & Geometrics
Cabana Blooms, French Journal, Hula Dolls, Sweet Garden
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Better Homes & Gardens - Quilts and More - Summer 2012
Where Women Create Magazine - Summer 2012
Petals of My Heart II by McKenna Ryan
Into the Storm and Mama's Girls Quilt Patterns by Toni Whitney Design
Patterns & Books - Kids & Teen Fashion
Sewing with Whimsy, Which Way Out Jacket, Secret Agent Coat
Patterns & Books - BABIES & Toddlers
Miss Lily Dress, Secret Agent Coat, The Buttons & Buckles Overall
Bias Bars Set #2
Spray n Bond Adhesive; Temporary Bond and No Sew Ultrahold
Japanese Imports - European Taupe by Kinkame for Clothworks
ASIAN - Elegant BLENDERS
Mums The Word - by Northcott, Serenity - Red Rooster
Forests, LEAVES & Landscapes
Botanica, Change Of Heart, Fall Leaves, Nature Notes Stripe, Rustling Leaves, The Grand Tour
Novelty FLEECE - Panels & Yardage
Farmall, Garfield, Looney Tunes, Monopoly
KIDS - Vintage, Retro & Golden Books
California Girl - Fig Tree Quilts for Moda, Mrs.
Tiggy-Winkle - by Beatrix Potter for Quilting Treasures
Ricky Tims - Oodles of Doodles
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|Down Under Diary
Today is my last
day in Australia, and I'll be filling up my last Aussie hours with sightseeing around Canberra.
Here's what I've learned this week:
A cute person is a "possum".
When someone complains they are "whinging".
Australian slang includes many words that are shortened with "ie" on the end - such as Brekkie for Breakfast, Footy for Football (soccer), Postie for Postman, Prezzy for Present, etc.
Australian men like to drive pickup trucks called "Utes".
A herd of
kangaroos is called a Mob of Roos.
Kangaroos are a lot like our deer in Boulder - they come out at dawn and dusk -
and seem to get hit by cars fairly often.
Birds that we keep as pets in the US, fly free in Australia.
Black swans look like miniature versions of the Loch Ness Monster when they
are out swimming around in a lake.
You can tell if there are
koalas present by the smell of eucalyptus-urine under the particular type of gum trees they inhabit.
If the trees are stripped of leaves and it smells like mentho-pee, thar be
Australian quilters seem to think it is bad manners if they are too
confidant or ambitious about their work.
(Hey! You lot need to give it a fair go!) Is this due to Tall Poppy Syndrome?
Australian quilters are also saving tons of talent and creativity to be exhibited only in Australia.
(I'd like to see more of their work showcased at international shows like Houston!)
US citizens need a visa to fly to Australia, and Australians need a visa to fly to the US or UK.
(despite the fact that the queen is on their coins)
Some of the worst US TV shows come to Australia, and end up mis-representing US pop culture.
Australian quilters are some of the warmest and most down to earth people I've ever met!
Pam and I filmed interviews with 4 quilters about 4 exhibits, so watch for these videos in the coming weeks.
I'll be posting photos of my trip after I get home Monday night, with images ranging from Australian quilts, to Australian wildlife!
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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