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#AGFMakerMonday

Hi Makers!

Since it's Monday and I'm sure all of us can always use some motivation! Let's face it, all of us love sewing. We enjoy the entire process from start to finish, especially when we're giving our finished piece to someone we love. Sewing is part of a movement called  "slow living" which means allowing yourself time to create when you can. Sewing allows you to fully be in the moment and take life "slow." While sewing, there's no distractions. It's just you and your creative magic. There's no phones, no computers, just silence and creativity...the best combination! To celebrate "taking things slow" and your creative ideas, we are launching a NEW GIVEAWAY, ONCE A MONTH! We'll be picking a WINNER to be featured here on our AGF Blog AND the winner will receive a 20-piece FQ bundle of one of our latest fabric collections
 
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To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is post your amazing work and tag us via social media and use the hashtag: #AGFMakerMonday, so we can see your projects which can include a variety of categories such as quilts, garments, home decor, accessories, etc. 
 
The winner will be announced via our blog on Monday, September 17th, 2018 with their projects and some other surprises as well! 
 
Good luck and very excited to see what you share.
 
Keep dreaming, keep creating! :)
 
- Sophia 

Roots and Wings by Carolina Moore

It's easy to get inspired. Really, it is. Carolina Moore can attest to this. She quickly found hers under her own roof; a running, playing, sleeping, growing inspiration. I'm referring to her children, more specifically her motherhood, which gives shape to her sons' upbringing, and inspires many of the quilted projects that come her way. 

I'm happy to share her most recent: a quilt and matching pillows that she's decorated her anteroom with: 

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We let Carolina have a go with our soon to be released fabric collection, Legacy, and she certainly did the fabric justice. More importantly, she made it her own with the pairing of a neutral "handmade" brown as her solid and a very unique twist on the Dresden block that runs vertically and off-center down one side of the quilt.

 

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The other side has great big stacked-coin pieces with a composition that's equally unique. 

 

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The finished pieces are wonderful. I love the way the cool palette of the fabrics has been offset by the earthly brown. I get a feeling of calming and nurturing hospitality. Accentuating these qualities are stunning little pebbles craftfully quilted all over the negative space.

I think the color combination is both laid back and modern, don't you?

 

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Along with the feature, Carolina has written up a nice tutorial for everyone that wants to make their own Roots and Wings quilt!

 

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Extra-dresden-pieces

 

Originating post from alwaysexpectmoore.com. Photos courtesy of Carolina. A big thanks to Carolina for her collaboration and showcase of her personal style.


Your comments and opinions are welcome, as well your own quilting ideas for these fabrics. Peek the upcoming Legacy fabric collection at our website or over at Angela Walter's blog.

 

 


Make it Right Challenge, Entries & Voting time!

Ladies, 

Sewing machines off, its time to see what everyone created.

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Head on over to Pinterest and vote for your favorite entry by repinning or liking the project of your choice. 

Now how does voting work?

First you head on over to AGF's Pinterest and find the Make it Right boards. The categories are:
- Quilts
- Apparel
- Home Decor

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Look through the entries and repin your favorite one. You may like or pin more than one project.

On June 27th we will count the votes and select 1st, 2nd & 3rd place by popular vote. This means that likes and repins will be added up and the top 3 entries with the most votes will place accordingly.


Prizes & Superlatives

There will be a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place chosen through People's Choice.

1st place - $500 plus a swag basket filled with goodies from our sponsors

2nd place - $300 plus a swag basket filled with goodies from our sponsors

3rd place - $200 plus a swag basket filled with goodies from our sponsors

Superlatives: (picked by AGF team & designers)

1.  Most creative
2.  Best use of color
3.  Best technique
4.  Most creative use of thread
5.  Most functional

* All superlative winners will win a swag basket filled with goodies from Art Gallery Fabrics and all of our lovely sponsors.

Good luck to all who entered. And contestants, don't forget to share your entries!


Make It Right Challenge

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Art Gallery Fabrics is proud to present one of the most fun and unique challenges of the summer!!

We have joined together with sponsors Angela WaltersAurifil, Craftsy and Quilters Dream Batting  to bring you the "Make It Right Challenge." This challenge is all about inspiring a creative process that makes you think outside the box.

Now you may think "Different how?"

Well, the way this challenge works is quite different. First off the public will pick the winner. So you know you have to put forth your best effort into the projects and its presentation. Secondly you must use every inch of the Right Angles panel –leave no scrap behind! Lastly be creative and don’t be afraid of color.

Create your best project and win CASH PRIZES as well as SWAG BASKETS filled with goodies from AGF and our sponsors!! 

 Now for the nitty-gritty (you know, the how-to’s, why’s and how’s of it all)

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To Enter

To enter, you must submit the following:

  1.  (1) Make It Right OFFICIAL Challenge Form per project
  2.  (1) Picture of materials used per project
  3.  (1) Picture of completed project

All entries must be emailed to contests@artgalleryfabrics.com by midnight on June 6th. Public voting will commence on June 7th and will continue until 27th. Winners will be announced July 1st.

Prizes & Superlatives

There will be a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place chosen through People's Choice.

        1st place - $500 plus a swag basket filled with goodies from our sponsors

        2nd place - $300 plus a swag basket filled with goodies from our sponsors

        3rd place - $200 plus a swag basket filled with goodies from our sponsors

    Superlatives:

            1.  Most creative
            2.  Best use of color
            3.  Best technique
            4.  Most creative use of thread
            5.  Most functional

* All superlative winners will win a swag basket filled with goodies from Art Gallery Fabrics and all of our lovely sponsors.

Have a question? Take a look over our Make It Right OFFICIAL Challenge Rules (updated 4/19) and FAQ sheet to see if we got you covered.

* To buy the panel please check with your LQS or any online shop that carries Textures by Angela Walters. Here is a list of shops currently carrying the Textures Right Angles Panel. Download Right Angles store list.

** UPDATES **

*Filler: Any use of a secondary fabric as background, sashing, border, binding, etc.

 *Original works: we mean that you created it and sewed it. You may use published  patterns BUT we encourage you to make it your own (i.e. - modify it)

* To see the full panel please visit the Textures collection and click on the Right Angles swatch.


FINAL Project Challenge 2012 - Challenge #12 - Messenger Bag

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That it ladies... We have come to the end of a long (12 months to be exact) sewing journey and we have the final challenge upon us. After this last challenge you all can take a seat and relax and know that you have accomplished something very amazing. You have learned new techniques and really honed your skills as sewers.

This month, the final challenge will be a messenger bag. We decided to make it something that works out great as a handmade gift for a friend or family member for the holidays.


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Requirement:

- Must have a flap closure.

As always the rules are:

1. Join our Facebook group to enter into the challenge, and "like us" to always be in the know...
2. Must use Art Gallery Fabrics ONLY to make the projects.
3. Must be completed and submitted in the allotted time.
4. Must let your imagination run wild!

All entries must be submitted by 12 am on December 31, 2012.

They must be original works and use only AGF fabrics.

Judging: We will have 8 people voting this month ... AGF team (6 votes), our great designer & creative director Pat Bravo (1 vote) and awesome designer Bari J. (1 vote.)
Now for last months winner....

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This month brings us a tie!
Jennifer Altman's Patchwork Bunny
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And Carolina Moore's Baby Patchwork Bunny Quilt. (That baby sure is cute)

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Congrats on all the amazing work to all that participated. This patchwork toy was hard work and you guys powered through it. It truly is hard to pick the winner between bunnies, turtles, dolls and a stack-able Heffalump... thanks for making the choice a tough one! :)
On to the last challenge....
Good luck ladies. May your thread be strong and your machine be speedy.

♥ Your AGF Team