AGF Comforts Texas: A Quilt Drive for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Hello everyone,

Over the past few days I’m sure many of you have seen the devastating effects Hurricane Harvey caused to the citizens of Houston. As the days pass and we watch the hurricane induced devastation effect Texas, we feel compelled to take action, like so many of you who are looking for a way to help. While giving what we can monetarily is so important, as makers it can feel like it’s not enough.

Although many will have insurance and FEMA to offer assistance, some losses can’t be replaced. Being located in South Florida, we understand the ongoing struggles that a devastating hurricane can bring. From flood wrenched streets, broken homes, lack of food and electricity along with other variables; anything that can comfort people from these hardships is appreciated. At AGF, we feel the necessity to comfort them the best way we know, with quilts. By providing them with quilts to wrap themselves with, we hope to give them love and something that will make them feel like they’re closer to home.

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This is why we’re starting #AGFcomfortsTexas as an effort to collect regular sized quilts -at least 50" x 65" or larger ( and especially bed size quilts) for the flood victims as a way to bring more comfort & warmth to their lives as they recover.

We’ll be collecting any quilt you would like to donate from September 5th - September 22nd. Due to Hurricane Irma which affected South Florida, submissions have been extended until October 2nd.  We truly appreciate your generosity and anyone who donates a quilt will receive a bundle of 6 fat quarters as a gift from us.

To assure that the quilts are given to those in need, we’ll be working in collaboration with Quilts of Compassion. They are a nonprofit organization who’ve been delivering quilts to victims in disaster areas since 1999. We’re excited to work with them to help as many people as possible!

Please send your quilt donations to:

Art Gallery Fabrics

ATTN: AGF Comforts Texas

299 Bryan Road

Dania Beach, FL 33004

Please print and attach this label to your quilt (download label) so that we can keep track of who it came from.

We hope you’re able to take part in this effort to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. If you have any questions please send an email to stephanie@artgalleryfabrics.com.

 

All the best,

Stephanie


Perfect Gift Giving Tutorial: Quick and Easy Potholders

Hey Fabric Friends, 

Fall is slowly creeping our way and this is the time I start thinking about the gift giving season!  During the Fall and Winter months I spend a lot more time in the kitchen baking yummy treats and preparing dinners for family and friends. Which is why I decided to create a quick and easy potholder tutorial which will come in super handy for all the cooking and baking we do during the holiday season. These potholders makes for a super thoughtful gift for someone moving into a new place or who enjoys cooking and baking. 

I made this potholder from scraps left over from a quilt! (no scraps left behind) I love a good scrap busting project! I made my potholders with Le Vintage Chic fabrics! The floral fabric and geometric fabric in this collection are so timeless and elegant. I made my potholders for my sister! This fabric collection just screams her name! 

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Watch the video below to make quick and easy potholders for you or to give away as gifts!

 

Happy Sewing, 

Meli

 

 


Woodlands Fusions "Fawn Sprite" Pillow Tutorial

Hello AGF Fans,

Today I’d like to share a step-by-step tutorial on how I made the Woodlands Fawn Pillow! Perhaps you saw her gazing up at you in the new Fusions look book? I was so happy to be able to design for the Woodlands Fusion collection and I found myself inspired by the color palette- rich, deep, dark and yet bold and vibrant. I knew right away I wanted to make a sister pillow to my Boho Flower girl and started sketching my version of a Woodlands Fawn Sprite.


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Fabrics & Materials Used:

Recommended Fabric Choices

  • Face template (download here)

  • Double-sided fusible web

  • Fusible fleece

  • Batting

  • Fabric glue

  • Frixion Pen 

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Minty Fresh Sewing - Nature Lover Mini

Hi Color Lovers, 

What is your favorite color and why? All shades of green is my favorite color! So when I found out mint was the AGF Color Fun color for September I got super excited! I get to mix two of my favorite things, the color mint and mini quilts to create the Nature Lover Mini! I was inspired by the views outside my window on a beautiful summer day to find the birds chirping and the flowers in full bloom with butterflies floating about. Nothing gets better then that! I found that the prints in the mint Color Fun bundle was absolutely perfect for fussy cutting! I framed my lil works of art with varying sizes of strips and corner triangles. From there I created the window and voila the Nature Lover Mini was born!  

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