eQuilter Newsletter - May 13, 2012
eQuilter - 2012 HOLIDAY - Garden Floral Sale
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$993,000 Raised for Charity so far
22,000 Products Online & In Stock! 385 NEW Products this week
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You know that eQuilter has the largest volume of new products -
over 1000 per month - and 22,000 products in stock.
This week we have a MEGA-shipment of
and Holiday fabrics -
385 in all!
Now is the season for
all you Christmas collectors - who love to
collect beautiful holiday fabrics
FIVE categories of Christmas-themed designs:
All of the magic of the holidays, with none of the stress!
Lovely sepia-toned 'Best Friends Forever' coordinates with
Regency Square Roses, and
All That Jazz musical collection.
Check out our latest Modern Quilt selections - 2 books and 4 patterns.
eQuilter Gift Certificates make great last minute Mother's Day Gifts.
And don't miss our Mothers Day Week-long Floral Sale!
* Luana's Hot New Picks for This Week *
52 NEW Batiks from Hoffman!
Golden Ornaments & Holiday Serenade - from HOFFMAN
CHRISTMAS - Contemporary & Novelty
Merry Christ-Moose - by Hoffman, Not A Creature Was Stirring - for RJR, You've Been Jingled - by Dear Stella for Timeless
Winter Menagerie - by Jason Yenter for In The Beginning
CHRISTMAS - Blenders & Coordinates
Angels From Above, Christmas Past, Funky Christmas, Gifts Of The Season, Snow Babies, Tis The Season
CHRISTMAS - Traditional & Floral
Enchanted Winter, Magic of Christmas Poinsettias, Tis The Season
48 new selections in COLOR PALETTE This Week
KIDS - Vintage, Retro & Golden Books
BFF - from Elizabeth's Studio, Boys Will Be Boys - from Avlyn
Americana - Patriotic, Flags & Presidents
Freedom's Star, Liberty by Cranston, Signs Of Liberty from Timeless
CITY & URBAN ART
City Streets from Clothworks, Summerville from Moda
KIDS - Baby Zoo & Jungle Animals
Savanna Bop, Jungle Animal Stripes, Playful Penguins - Timeless
SPORTS & Games
Sand Trapped - Wilmington, New School Sneakers -from Timeless
All That Jazz - Karen Foster for Kaufman
FLORALS - Roses, Peonies & Vintage
Regency Square - Kaufman, Rose Garden - from Timeless
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* BOOKS MAGAZINES & MORE FABRIC! *
Patchwork Quilt Tsushin April, Quilts Japan Magazine March
Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine - STUDIOS - Special Issue
Books & Patterns - Modern Quilts
Books: City Blocks, Make it Modern Quilts
Patterns: Groove, Inversion, Urban Grunge, Circular Reasoning
Scrap-Appliqué Playground, Sliver Quilts
Quilt for a Cure
Blitzen, Joy, & Sentiments Charm Packs from Moda
Creepers Peepers - J.
Wecker Frisch for Quilting Treasures
ABSTRACT & Graffiti
Earthtones - for P&B, Rainbow Ripples, Washi - for Timeless
Girlfriends & PRINCESSES, Dolls & Ballerinas
Beautiful Glow - Disney for
Springs, Matryoshka Doll - Kaufman
FAIRIES & Fairytales
Fairy Flair - for Avlyn, Beautiful Glow - Disney for
Rajasthan & Ambrosia by Jinny Beyer
PAISLEYS, Bollywood & Spirals
Floral Filigree - Quilting Treasures, Madison - by Hoffman, Summer Breeze II - for Moda
Japanese Imports - Taupe & Indigo - Daiwabo
Full Moon Rabbit - Trans Pacific, Mrs.
March's Marbled Rose & Ombre Ferns - by Lecien, Serenity - by Daiwabo
New ASIAN Collections
Chocolate & Indigo, Elegant Garden, Takumi - from Kona Bay
Over 230 Precuts, Strips, FQ & Fat 8th Packets in stock this week.
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|The Creative Flow
The measure of a mother's love for her children is often far beyond what can be perceived or measured by her offspring.
Often that intense love is channeled into a project - like making a quilt!
We watch our parents grow old - our children watch us grow middle-aged ....and we wonder what the future holds.
As I grow older and my children grow taller...
as another school year comes to an end...
I can almost hear the audible *swish* as my kids finish another year of their education.
This weekend we are celebrating a 2-for-1 holiday on Sunday:
Mothers Day, and our wedding anniversary.
Paul and I are so appreciative of all that we have, and its value comes from that fact that we created all of this together - our business, our kids, our partnership.
We often speak about how blessed we are - and we never take it for granted.
Much of who we are came from our mothers, and we are grateful to have the matriarchs of the family available to our children.
My love of art and sewing comes from my 2 grandmothers, and my great-grandmother.
Paul was introduced to fabric shopping when his family went out to hunt and gather textile treasures.
My photographer's eye came from my grandpa, who was a shutterbug from the 1920's.
And Paul's love of art and music began with his Mom and Dad's passion for fine art and classical music.
I see how all of this flows through us and into our children.
My love of sewing and fabric came into sharp focus when I decided to get a degree in fashion design.
In the seventies, I discovered
Yves Saint Laurent in the pages of Vogue magazine in the library of my small town.
He was the first designer to use ethnic models in his runway shows, and the first to reference other non-European cultures in his work.
(Japan, China, India, etc.)
Ten years after I picked up my first copy of Vogue from the smalltown library shelves, I was jetting from Hong Kong to New York as an import design specialist, but the seed was planted when I first looked at those photographs of YSL's couture garments.
When Yves Saint Laurent died, I was just finishing my garment for the last
Bernina Fashion Show.
I realized that
the colors and design were inspired by my youthful fascination with YSL, and so I dedicated my entry to his memory.
retrospective of his work has opened at the Denver Art Museum.
This last week Donna Wilder and I went to see the exhibit.
We spent 2 1/2 hours just in this one exhibit, and could have easily stayed longer.
We both expect to go back at least once.
We agreed at the end, that it was as good as the
Alexander McQueen exhibit in NYC last year! So if you are coming to Denver before July 8, plan to visit the Denver Art Museum to see this absolutely stunning tribute to YSL's creative brilliance.
We now have
4 video interviews up from the Australia show, with 2 more being posted shortly.
Happy Mothers Day!
sharing your Passion for Fabric...
Luana and Paul
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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