There’s just something special about a woven fabric. The color-play of the threads, the distinct patterning, the gorgeous hand — they all come together in a way no screen-printed fabric can truly duplicate. Anna Maria Horner’s latest with Freespirit Fabrics, Loominous II, is all of this and more. We’ve been plotting nonstop since we ordered it earlier this year and those plans have gone into overdrive since we unboxed the bolts this week. And now’s your chance to show off your Loominous II projects!
Join our Loominous II Challenge and make a piece of clothing, a bag or quilt with fabric from the line you purchase at Intown Quilters. You’re entered when you buy one yard of Loominous II from us (can be multiple pieces of fabric totaling one yard). Challenge entries are due at IQ Sunday, 12/4. We think the fabric would look great turned into a Scout Tee, Dress no. 1 or 2, or a Willow Tank/Dress (or think outside the box and make a cute pair of lounge pants, like Pants no. 1!) but it would work just as well with a variety of bag patterns (think travel bag or purse) or even a quilt (maybe mixed with the new Kaffe Artisan wovens and prints)!
The Georgia National Fair will be here before we know it! Now’s the time to get those quilts ready to enter in the annual competition.We are happy to again be a drop-off/pick-up location for the Georgia National Fair. It’s one of our favorite annual events to attend and we love seeing all the quilts and other exhibits on display. Several of our employees and customers have won prizes and ribbons through the years — will you be next?
Quilts can be entered in several categories: Small Quilts, Medium Quilts and Large Quilts. Within each category are nine divisions: 100% cotton quilts; appliqued; embellished; embroidered; first-time quilt; hand quilted; mixed techniques; pieced; and whole cloth. Entries are grouped by experience level — novice, intermediate, open and youth — and there are even options for groups who’ve collaboratively made quilts.
Ribbons, prize money and bragging rights are on the line! Head to the Georgia National Fair Home Arts & Fine Arts page for the link to the entry form and category details. Quilt entries need to be dropped off at Intown Quilters by the end of the day on Sunday, Aug. 30th (we close at 6 p.m. that day).