• Lipari and Lakes Patched Up

    July 03, 2014

    Laurence le Dain of Le Chas Colore near Paris included fabrics from the Lipari and Lakes collections in this glorious patchwork: [caption id="attachment_214" align="aligncenter" width="332"]Patchwork from Le Chas Colore Patchwork from Le Chas Colore[/caption] LE CHAS COLORE, 86, Boulevard de Créteil, 94100 Saint Maur Des Fosses Read more
  • German Longarm

    May 20, 2014

    (In German at bottom) [caption id="attachment_148" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Using Lakes and Tweed Using Lakes and Tweed[/caption] We had a chat with Nina about how she keeps up her inspiration for the amazing collection of quilts she magics up in beautiful Bavaria, the southern part of Germany, some 130 km north-east of Munich. It turns out she only started quilting in 2009:
    since when I keep attending classes with Claudia Pfeil, the well known German quilt artist in Krefeld. My curiosity led me to the quilt festival in Houston, Texas, where I came to know the style of Sue Patten and Jamie Wallen. I never run out of new ideas. [caption id="attachment_146" align="aligncenter" width="150"]Ruby Reds and grey Ruby Reds and grey[/caption]   Three years ago the online-store 1001quiltstiche (quilt stitches) was added, and this is how I came to know and love the beautiful Oakshott fabrics. I sew quilts to decorate my stalls at fairs. Unfortunately there is not enough time to make more as I´m always excited about the stunning effect of these iridescent fabrics. [caption id="attachment_149" align="aligncenter" width="150"]At the fair At the fair[/caption] Under the name 1001quilt you can find my Longarm Quilt Service in Ratisbon (Regensburg). On my APQS Millennium I quilt tops as wide as 270 cm. There are no limits to quilting designs, depending on style and appearance of the quilt top and  according to my clients' preferences I choose an appropriate design. I work freehand and with stencils.
    Our mouth watered at the range of quilts you can see in her colourful gallery. Thanks for sharing Nina and nice to meet your helpmate: [caption id="attachment_147" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Quilting cat Quilting cat[/caption] [expand title="1001quilt - Longarm Quilt Service, Nina Reingruber"] Unter dem Namen 1001quilt findet man meinen Longarm Quiltservice in Regensburg im schönen Bayern, ca. 130 km nordöstlich von München. Auf meiner APQS Millennium quilte ich Tops bis zu einer Breite von 270 cm . Den Quiltmustern sind keine Grenzen gesetzt, je nach Stil und Ausdruck des Quilttops suche ich zusammen mit meinen Kundinnen ein geeignetes Quiltmuster aus. Ich arbeite freihand und mit Schablonen. Seit 2009 besuche ich immer wieder Fortbildungen bei Claudia Pfeil, der bekannten deutschen Quiltkünstlerin in Krefeld, und meine Neugier auf weitere Möglichkeiten hat mich bis zum Quiltfestival in Houston, Texas reisen lassen, wo ich die Arbeitsweise von Sue Patten und Jamie Wallen kennenlernen konnte. Die Ideen gehen mir nie aus… Vor 3 Jahren kam der Online-Shop 1001quiltstiche dazu, und dadurch habe ich die wunderschönen Oakshott-Stoffe kennen und lieben gelernt. Ich nähe Quilts für die Dekoration meiner Messestände (für mehr bleibt meist keine Zeit…) und bin jedes Mal begeistert von der umwerfenden Wirkung dieser schillernden Stoffe. Weitere Infos unter www.1001quilt.de, www.1001quiltstiche.de [/expand] Read more
  • Colour Pick-up

    May 07, 2014

    Details of international shows where you can pick up Oakshott fabrics, choose your colours and collections, and chat to users are on the Oakshott website under the FAQs tab. [caption id="attachment_113" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Oakshott fabrics on display Oakshott fabrics on display[/caption] Read more
  • Lakes and Tents

    April 28, 2014

    We love this use of the Lakes range, it brings out their stronger elements. Val teaches hand appliqué in British Columbia/Alberta [Canada]: “I made this for a presentation on the work of the Tentmakers of Cairo. I spent a lot of time in the Middle East and took a class with Jenny Bowker and am fascinated by the work. The pattern is by Ahmed Atef Fattoh / Hany Fattoh Shop from the book The Ancient Art of Appliqué – patterns from the tentmakers of Cairo, published by AQS. The tentmakers have given patterns to the book and share the royalties, so hopefully promoting the book helps a little as tourism in Egypt has taken a hit. Oakshott appliques beautifully so I sell it to my appliqué groups. I wanted to showcase Lakes and this was a perfect project as the tentmakers use solid colours. I haven’t quilted it yet as I can’t decide what I want to do with it.” [caption id="attachment_40" align="aligncenter" width="432"]A Tentmakers of Cairo pattern A Tentmakers of Cairo pattern[/caption] If anybody has any ideas on what to do next share them with us here or with Val on dwojtula@shaw.ca Read more