Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My first fabric collection by Connecting Threads

My first fabric collection by Connecting Threads is arriving mid-June! 

Don't miss the art panel project I've created with these fabrics to honor the love of family – a wall hanging to enhance your hallway where many homes exhibit the Family Photo Gallery.

I've designed two patterns for the art panel. One is designed to print 4 generations of family names for a stylized Family Tree, a perfect gift for a new and growing family. Children's names are created on their own attached banners below the main wall hanging.

Several other projects have also been designed using my fabric collection. Enjoy a sneak peak at my friend Dodi Poulsen's project (shown here). I love it!

Sign up at: www.ConnectingThreads.com/CircleofFamily to have an alert sent to your email when the collection has arrived.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lecture and Totebag Workshop Opportunity!

I've discovered how much I enjoy giving workshops and lectures. 

Oregon's Umpqua Valley Quilt Guild was a great example (photo shown here). My lecture was entitled "How Artwork Becomes Fabric," and I gave a workshop on how to make my totebag design with art panel pockets.

We had so much fun, and everyone took home a finished totebag! My unique process and special 3-D leaves gives the bag an "artsy" look (Yet is very easy). 

I received comments like, "This was the best lecture we have ever had!" Wow, what a statement! The ladies were GREAT. We definitely expanded the Sisterhood of Quilters that day! 

Contact me at jodyhoughton@msn.com for details on scheduling your guild for a lecture and/or workshop.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

NEW Custom Design Services

I'm now offering custom design services that include working with your treasured digital photograph, developing a custom palette, and creating THREE coordinating fabrics to be printed, along with your photo, on 100% Kona® cotton.

Currently there are three projects I've created to make with your custom fabrics: a Wall Hanging (vertical or horizontal), a Bed Shawl, or Pillows. 

Visit www.sisterhoodofquilters.com to learn more.