I consider myself very lucky to have such an amazing team of highly talented sewers that work here at CityCraft. And CityCraft is equally as lucky to have recently added CityCrafter turned "Sample Superwoman" Belinda to our arsenal of behind-the-scenes sewing wizards. Though a blog post of her first shop sample, the Monique dress pattern by Serendipity Studio (Kay Whitt), is still in progress, I couldn't wait another minute to share the modern quilt sample that she just dropped off a few minutes ago. (In fact, I should be taking some time off this afternoon, but things here at CityCraft are so exciting, it's really hard for me to pull away!) Sample Superwoman Belinda did an astounding job creating this mini-version of the beautiful City Harbor quilt pattern from Cherrie House's new book City Quilts using a bundle of Kona cotton solid fat quarters in the "Poseidon" colorway. (We stock a variety of Kona cotton solid fat quarter bundles.) Belinda's review of this pattern and helpful hints are to come.
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The moment I learned of Cherrie House's new book City Quilts, I knew it was the perfect fit for our little shop. CityCraft, City Quilts? A match made in modern quilting heaven. In a nutshell, Cherrie's book is the answer to every style-savvy, young, modern crafter's curiosities about quilting. If you don't think that quilts exactly jive with your Elle Decor-inspired decorating sensibility, think again! I promise you'll be inspired to finally tackle that quilt project you've been dreaming about.
Wanna learn how to quilt, you say? Currently, CityCraft is not offering quilting classes. "But why, Callie? You've offered them before!" Yes, we offered one Learn to Quilt Workshop a few months ago, and though well attended, it's been difficult to fit quilting classes into our lineup of class offerings due to lack of demand. Though definitely not in the same vein as CityCraft, there are several places around Dallas that currently offer intro quilting classes. But go easy on 'em, CityCrafters. Don't give them too hard of a time for not carrying your favorite Anna Maria Horner or ModGreenPod print. You know where to find those ;)