Monthly Archives: January 2016

Ladybug Parade Banner

Ladybug Parade Banner

This the cutest banner ever heralding spring with a row of ladybugs, will most certainly bring good luck. Make it longer, wider for a table runner. Read more in our Spring 2012 issue. Designed by Christine Baker Fairfield Road Designs P.O. Box 24, Brockville, Ontario K6V 5T7 [email protected] www.FairfieldRoadDesigns.com christinebaker-fairfieldroaddesigns.blogspot.ca www.facebook.com/FairfieldRoadDesigns

The Quilt Challenge

the Eclectic Elements fabric
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] What’s Good for the Gal is Good for the Guy The Guy The ‘guy’ may be creative musically, but his strengths lie in the world of logic and reason. He’s in his first year of mechatronics engineering, and there’s no time for drama. He’s fascinated with the universe, and his favorite […]

Textiles Doing Their Bit: Monopoly, Maps and Uniforms that convert into Civilian Dress

War Map Dress Trilogy
[columns] [span4]   [/span4][span8]   [/span8][/columns] The Fibre Report with Joe Lewis Nylon, and the subsequent introduction of the nylon stocking to a much deprived female population of North America, was the most memorable innovation in textile manufacturing brought on by WWII. The other innovation, mostly unknown except to those few with direct contact with […]

Spring Garden Path Table Runner

Spring Garden Path Table Runner
[columns] [span8] [/span8][span4] [/span4][/columns] Images of spring bloom with this Spring Garden Path table runner. The latest sewing and embroidery technology found on the Brother Innovis VM8500D makes sewing perfect half square triangles and placing the border accurately very easy! Then Scan/Stipple and Stitch your quilt design to complete your table runner directly on the […]

Bringing an 18th Century Corset to Life in the 21st Century

Storybook Edwardian Corset
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] This amazing work of art is a corset in disguise (Photo 1). Inspired by corsets of the 18th century it was built and modeled by Kathi Posliff who added some contemporary details. The most obvious is the fabric, fabric that Kathi made from several pieces of coloured silks, crystal organza […]

Canadian Santa

Canadian Santa

You will have noticed that the last two International Santas have contained a good injection of humour, and this Canadian Santa continues the trend. During their design process I was going through some major personal challenges. Thankfully, designing cross stitch patterns is a good form of therapy for me. Humour lightens my heart and I […]

Professional Association of Appraisers – Quilted Textiles

[columns] [span4] [/span4][span8]   [/span8][/columns] Quilt appraisal organization celebrates milestone Two decades after its formation, the Professional Association of Appraisers – Quilted Textiles (PAAQT) is preparing to celebrate its birthday and thank the many supporters of this important service to the quilt world. Plans are underway to have a 20th anniversary celebration in April 2012 […]