Thursday, July 12, 2018

The MQG & Michael Miller Fabrics Challenge!

https://www.quiltcon.com/quilt-fabric-challenges/?mc_cid=6d7eca62fb&mc_eid=755c40217a
It's that time again!! We are so excited about this year's challenge featuring Hash Dot and Cotton Couture! Every year you blow us away with your creativity... I'm sure Nashville will be amazing!

The challenge fabrics are...
Hash Dot in Ebony, Grass and Marine
Cotton Couture in Peach
All of the rules and fine print from the MQG...
We're excited to unveil the next Michael Miller Fabrics Challenge for QuiltCon 2019! This year's choices include fabrics from MMF's Mixer Collection, Hash Dot - Hash Dot in Ebony, Hash Dot in Grass, Hash Dot in Marine and Cotton Couture in Peach. Members will receive the signup link on July 13, 2018 at 7pm EDT, 4pm PDT.

Each participant will receive four fat eighths of the challenge fabric. Like previous fabric challenges, we have many more members than available fabric. We wish everyone could get one, but the bundles are first come, first serve. However, you can still participate by purchasing the challenge fabric at your local quilt shop. Everyone who signs up for the challenge should submit their final quilt to the Fabric Challenge category at QuiltCon - like other categories, this category is eligible for judging and awards up to $1,000!

To be eligible, participants must use at least two of the three selected Hash Dot fabrics and Cotton Couture Peach. However, participants may use as many Cotton Couture solids as desired. Binding and backing can be any Michael Miller fabric. Once completed, these quilts will be entered into the Michael Miller Fabrics Challenge category at QuiltCon. The top prize for this category is $1,000!

All fabric will be shipped by mid-August. Quilt entries will be open July 1 to November 30, 2018 (the same as other QuiltCon quilt show entries). Quilts can be submitted via the form at quiltconentry.com.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Quilt Market Recap :: Part Two!


 "All children, except one, grow up."
This is the opening line of J.M. Barrie's gift to the world we all know as Peter Pan, the story we could all claim as our own. It holds that piece of childhood we never want to let go of. Before it was a Disney classic, it was a story- first a play, and then a novel, which I chose to use as my inspiration for this collection. With my passion for vintage storybooks... the colors, designs and classic magic... I wanted this textile collection to remind us of those children from turn of the century London who happen upon an incredible adventure, as well as the actual book itself... both in color and subject.
 ~Sarah Jane

Peter Pan starts shipping to stores in July 
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My latest collection, Isabella, was inspired by my lovely daughter and her friends. A bit of a tomboy as a young child, this collection celebrates her new-found love for pretty things!
~Stephanie

Isabella is in stores now!
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You'll find ballerinas in position, music notes, crowns and so much more in Applause, new from Sandra Clemons. The colors are whimsy pinks, greens, blues and purples which bring playful yet balanced rhythm to the collection. Applause will inspire you to make beautiful things!

Applause starts shipping to stores in September
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 Charming by Gertie is a fabulous line of vintage-inspired fabrics for the discerning dressmaker and quilter. It has all of Gertie's signature loves (roses, border prints and floral stripes) but with a glam and quirky twist for the customer who isn't afraid of something a little different.

Charming by Gertie starts shipping to stores in August
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 Behind the wrought-iron fence lies a beautiful secret garden, Les Jardins. Climbing vines and delicate packed blooms adorn the collection while flowers float through the ombre sky of the double border.

 Les Jardins starts shipping to stores in September
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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Spring Quilt Market Recap :: Michael Miller Mixers!


 Quilt Market in Portland definitely came with some challenges this Spring! It all started with two surprise vertical columns in the center of our booth and ended with our crates shipping to the wrong state... but we made the best of it and had a blast in Portland!
 Love a good before photo (and this one shows the columns.) Hahaha! I have to say, it was very easy to find our booth!

 What columns?? They're hidden behind these gorgeous quilts featuring new Michael Miller Mixers:
Tumbling Blocks (left) by Marsha Evans Moore featuring Marble
Wynkoop Court (center) by Sassafras Lane featuring Hash Dot
 Reverberance (right) by Shannon Fraser featuring Marble
 The stunning quilt above is a custom design by Joanna Marsh of Kustom Kwilts. She mixed Marble, Hash Dot and Cotton Couture to create the look. Read all about her process HERE.

A swirling whirlpool, crystallized rocks and brilliant minerals formed over millions of years all come to mind when describing Michael Miller’s new Marble Collection. With deep and saturated colors ranging from gleaming gold and amethyst to deep onyx and jade, you will find the perfect, radiant hue!
(Marble starts shipping to stores in August) 

*Reverberance by Shannon Fraser

*Tumbling Blocks by Marsha Moore



Our popular Hash Dot is now a Michael Miller Mixer! This collection of textured, tone-on-tone dots is available in a stunning array of colors- vibrant, saturated gem tones to subtle neutrals. Find a Hash Dot to match any print in our line.
 (Hash Dot starts shipping to stores in July)

*Four Eyes by Tamara Kate

https://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/inspiration/free-downloads/four-eyes-quilt-by-tamara-kate-62-1-2-x62-1-2.html


 We also featured an MMF favorite, Fairy Frost! The two quilts pictured above are free to download on our website!


Michael Miller’s Fairy Frost is a staple for all quilters. Use it to glitz up a project or to add depth to a quilt with its gorgeous texture, glitter and pearl. Our Fairy Frost collection boasts 84 versatile colors in all shades of the rainbow.
 

Stay tuned for the next installment of Spring Quilt Market Recap where I'll show you sneak peeks of our newest licensed collections!
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