Marla Kazell’s Koos van den Akker Collage Workshop and Trunk Show

This morning during our first Anyone Can Sew Fashion Show it was announced that November 1st and 2nd, Marla Kazell will lead a Koos van den Akker Collage Workshop and Trunk Show.

Marla Kazell has been sewing professionally for 30 years and creates beautiful couture garments in her custom clothing studio in Tigard, Oregon.Read the rest

Silhouette Patterns’ One-Day

Silhouette Patterns is organizing a new One-Day in Dallas with Peggy Sagers, on July 14th.

It will be a day of lecture, fashion, and a hands-on sewing education. In the morning fitting principles will be discussed and in the afternoon hands-on drapings on the muslins you bring will be done. These one-day workshops are designed for you to learn and understand principles that are difficult to teach via any other method.Read the rest

Martha’s Sewing Market

martasewingmarketStitch Craft Create Live is combining the Great American Scrapbook Convention with Martha’s Sewing Market for the first time, this year. The event will take place June 6-8, 2013 in the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011.

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At Stitch Craft Create Live you can shop for scrapbook and sewing supplies, explore your creativity and get inspired to try a new technique or pick up a new hobby!… Read the rest

ASG Annual Conference 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 7:00 AM  –  Monday, August 5, 2013 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, Virginia 22202 USA

by Monday, June 24, 2013. Register here and read more about the Instructors, Fashion Show and Conference Highlights.


  • Trained Sewing Instructor Workshop: Wed, July 31 – Fri, August 2
  • Leadership Reception: Wed, July 31, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Corporate Annual Meeting: Thu, August 1, 9:00 am– 4:30 pm
  • Optional Workshops: Thu, August 1
  • Core Conference: Fri, August 2 – Sunday, August 4
  • Exhibit Hall Preview Night: Thu, August 1
  • Fashion Show Rehearsal: Fri, August 2 – 5:30pm
  • National Treasures Fashion Show Luncheon: Sat, August 3

The Event Summary can be viewed here and the Event Agenda here.… Read the rest

Free Craftsy mini-course: Creative Quilt Backs

Ccqbraftsy’s mini-courses (always free) have the same great content that you’ve come to expect from, but feature student-led discussions and are shorter in length than regular courses. They are a perfect way to learn new skills and experience the Craftsy platform first-hand.

Creative Quilt Backs:
Make the back of your quilt as pretty and interesting as the front with easy ideas from this free class by renowned quilter Elizabeth Hartman.… Read the rest

Floriani’s First Ever Texas Sit N Stitch


May 3-4, 2013, Floriani Embroidery and Plano Sewing Center are organizing the first ever Floriani Sit N Stitch at Hyatt Place Dallas/Garland.

Learn to embroider like the Master of Embroidery himself, Mr. Walter Floriani.

Two days of hooping and hollering – six fabulous projects all created to teach you Mr. Floriani’s techniques to beautiful embroidery every time.… Read the rest

Enjoy the QuiltCon Lecture Series

The Craftsy production team was on site at QuiltCon last week to capture 8 different lectures plus the awards ceremony recognizing the best work in the juried modern quilt show. Now you can enjoy the event from the comfort of your own home!

The following lectures are included in the free QuiltCon 2013 Series:

  • Welcome to QuiltCon 2013!
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Sewing with Shirley Cunningham

shirleycLast Saturday I spent the afternoon in Shirley Cunningham’s Llano studio watching her design a collage jacket for my mother.

She designed an abstract collage of a favorite cliff on my mother’s ranch. I will then stitch it on an existing jacket.

Reminder: Shirley will share her collage, pants fitting, or other sewing expertise at her Hill Country Sewing Escape Weekend , April 3-7.… Read the rest

Thursday Night Artistic Encounters

Join us for C3 Artistic Encounters in the Center for Creative Connections to experience art in new ways! C3 Artistic Encounters happen on selected Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Center for Creative Connections Art Studio or Tech Lab (unless otherwise noted).

C3 Artistic Encounters are free with general admission but registration is required.… Read the rest

National ASG Upcoming Webinars

Here is the list of webinars for the first quarter, offered by the National ASG:


10 – ASG Online!: Polar Fleece. We know polar fleece is a great fabric. Do you know what it is made from? Please join us for our first ASG Online of the New Year and learn about some techniques and projects for fleece fabric.… Read the rest

Felt Ogee and Snowflake Ornament

This felt ogee ornament is created from a square and a few straight cuts. Betz White shows in her tutorial exactly how it’s done.

The classic 3D paper snowflake is made up of 6 of these shapes, each becoming one ‘arm’ of the snowflake. The snowflake can therefore be easily made out of felt as well!… Read the rest

Kid ‘n Ewe & Make it with Wool contest

Kid ‘N Ewe is Texas’s premier fiber arts festival for spinners, weavers, knitters, crocheters, felters, and anyone else who enjoys the wide variety of fiber arts.

The 24th Annual Festival
November 9-10-11, 2012
Kendall County Fairgrounds
Boerne, Texas

Come shop for tools and supplies in our three vendor halls totaling over 30,000 square feet of nationally-known vendors who provide a wide variety of artisan made goods.… Read the rest