Spotlight on Jinny Beyer Winners are Carolyn Montgomery and Patti Karp

We used the random number generator from Random.org to help us select the winners for the charm bundles.

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Carolyn and Patti, please email message me here at quiltwithlove [a] rjrfabrics [dot] com your non PO Box shipping address, so I can get your charm square packs shipped on out to you. Thanks again for participating in our giveaway!

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QNNtv with Patrick Lose

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He wanted to let everyone know that he has just finished taping Season 3 of “Quilting Celebrations with Patrick Lose.” It’s the companion show to his Quilting Celebrations magazine, which features quilted projects to help celebrate the holidays and the seasons. He’s the Founder/Editor of the magazine, with a new segment of each show, airing every week. At the end of each month, an entire new episode is available on QNNtv.

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If you aren’t familiar with his program, click the link to take a look at his 10 minute segments, in which he and his guests teach various techniques, ranging from door banners and wall hangings, to holiday quilts and table toppers.

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QNNtv is offering a coupon code PATRICKLOSE at checkout to provide new sign-ups a $20.00 discount. For those that sign-up or are already members, what are your favorite segments that you’ve watched?

If the link is not working, please copy and paste this URL into your browser, http://goo.gl/PyBTSS to get the discount.

National Flag Day

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Today is National Flag Day! Today, in the United States, flags are placed outside on buildings to commemorate the making of our national flag. Flags are to be flown for the entire week starting today. To celebrate, we are doing a giveaway of our latest Pixie Party Project, All Stars. There will be two winners selected at end of the week on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 10:00am PST.

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To be entered into the drawing:

Entry 1: Please leave a comment and share with us how you are celebrating flag day today

Entry 2: Share a picture on IG with #quiltwithlove, #rjrfabrics, #flagday and then leave a comment below

National Sewing Machine Day

Today is National Sewing Machine Day! Today is the day that we celebrate taking out our sewing machines and enjoying the technological advancement for sewing with a machine. My mother grew up telling me that HAND was a four letter word and so she would only sew by machine and not by hand. Now for me, I enjoy all forms of sewing and truly prefer sewing by hand. However, I do love my machines, I’ve become hooked!

To commemorate today, we are doing a free giveaway from Dan Morris’ collection, Home Seweet Home. The kit is Spool Time, pattern written by Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby for RJR Fabrics.

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To be entered into the giveaway:

1st Entry: Please leave a comment below about your favorite feature of your sewing machine!

2nd Entry: Leave a comment if you follow us on Instagram, @rjrfabrics

What Shade Are You? Blog Hop with @Sariditty

I typically gravitate toward bold and bright colors, especially rainbow themed designs. However, I wanted to experiment with a new color palette inspired by the colors we’re using in our fixer-upper-renovation home. I find this palette is very reminiscent to me of Lake Michigan – where my husband grew up. Everything from stormy lake skies to summer sea grass to moonlit lake water is reflected in this palette. It’s soothing and peaceful and makes me so content.

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Here are the colors that are selected from the Cotton Supreme Solids.

Optical White, Argento, Overcast Tourmaline, Glow In The Dark, Sprout Sea Glass, Meadowland, Toy Boat Cove, Notting Hill, Tiffany Box Cloud 9, Carolina, Pool Side Celeste, Hyacinth, Verbena

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My original plan was this design – my own, although a somewhat simple take on squares, HSTs, and strips. I love the movement of one tonal jewel to the next.

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I quilted it with my own style: Sketchbook Quilting. I’ve doodled for years and years and finally realized my doodling transfers to quilting perfectly.

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I quilted each “section” with different Aurifil colors – integrating and blending the tonal flow.

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And lastly…I had a handful of random pieces left, so I decided to make up a lined pouch using metallic silver thread and leather.

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The pouch is so fun to me!! I am able to store colored pencils, iPad Mini, or other nic-nacs…or fold it in half for a cute summer clutch!

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As of now, I maintain all my business, custom orders, videos, patterns, etc. via Instagram (@sariditty) or on a little Facebook page: www.facebook.com/designsbysari.

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Head on over to @Sariditty on Instagram to win a fat quarter bundle featuring the fabrics that she chose for the Blog Hop.

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Spotlight on Jinny Beyer

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“For the past 2 years, I have been a guest quilter on the Sew Many Places India quilting and textile tour. This collection is inspired by these tours to India and Delhi. In fact, a lot of my quilting and border designs are influenced by my passion for Indian textiles. The rich paisleys and vibrant colorations in this line are taken from Indian woodblock prints, tapestries, and embroidery that I collect on my travels. Pressed Leaf (style 2453) is re-introduced from my previous Renaissance Garden collection, but in all-new colorations.”

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What Shade Are You Blog Hop @greenandbell

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Hi, I’m Rebecca from the North of England, UK. My background is in Graphic Design and I juggle my job as Senior Artworker in the charity sector with looking after my two boys. I’ve been quilting for a couple of years but it’s only over the past twelve months that I’ve become more serious and passionate about it. I’m a self-taught quilter and enjoy doing my own thing, which basically means making it up as I go along! I particularly love English Paper Piecing and was keen to see how RJR Solids would work for an EPP project.

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Designer Happenings at SQM15 Patrick Lose

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It was a pleasure to meet with Patrick Lose at Spring Quilt Market 2015 in Minneapolis this past May. Here he is in our RJR Booth at Spring Quilt Market 2015 standing in front of two quilts (Veranda by Gateway Quilt ‘N Stuff and Southern Belle by Project House 360) featuring his fabric line Katherine Ann. He has a vibrant personality with many ideas. Make sure to stay posted as there are a lot of fun projects coming along this Summer as well as to debut at Fall Market. Check out his Facebook page here to stay up to date, as well.

Designer Booth at SQM15 Lynette Anderson

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Pictured here is Lynette Anderson, in her booth at Spring Quilt Market. She has a vibrant personality with many creative ideas. Her booth showcases her designer talents from the quilts on display, down to the intricate displays along her tables.

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Here is a sneak peak of a display showcases her newest collection, Needles and Pins.