Archive for the ‘Parisville’ Category
In honor of my little trip to England next week I made myself some let’s-be-friends international-commemorative-pillows or LBFICP for short. I am really considering making a pillow for every country I visit for my living room. I will call it my magic travel couch project. Seriously, I am going to England! Yay! I will be there for about two weeks. I will have a lot going on while I am there and there will be a lot of opportunities for us to hang out, take a walk, get a drink, fall in love, you know whatever strikes us in the moment. Sooooo….. Here is the list of Whats, Whens and Wheres:
Thursday – August 16th
9:30 to 4:30 Beanstalks Quilt
NEC – Twisted Threads Festival of Quilts
BOOK SIGNINGS AT FESTIVAL OF QUILTS
Twisted Threads – Festival of Quilts
NEC, Birmingham August 16 – 19
Stand# A24 Hall 8
Thursday – August 16th – 5:00pm
Friday – August 17th – 11:30am – 12:30pm
Friday – August 17th – 2:30am – 3:30pm
Saturday – August 18th - 11:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday – August 18th – 2:30am – 3:30pm
Sunday – August 19th - 11:30am – 12:30pm
Sunday – August 19th – 2:30am – 3:30pm
MEET AND GREET
Tuesday – August 21st
Blue Star Tavern Dining Room
6 Belgrave Mews West Belgravia London SW1X 8HT
Wednesday – August 22st
LADY SEW & SEWFarm Road
Henley on Thames
United Kingdom Tel: 01491 572528
Check out the super cool article on sew4home.com about mixing it up with fabric collections. If choosing fabric outside of a specific collection, of which I am entirely against (just kidding ) remains an enigma to you then check this out. They have chosen a couple of different collections and mixed them up with velveteens and trims and lace to create a little bedroom scene. It’s fun and informative which we all like. There will be a new post everyday this week so take a break from what ever you are doing and take a peak.
Last Chance to sign up for my upcoming adventure at Stash Quilts in Walla Walla Washington! We are going to paint the town pink! The Stash girls and I have come up with a two day plan of quilting and talking and good old fashioned quilty debauchery. I am packing my suitcases full of quilts, fabric and drawings. I will be sneak peaking upcoming fabric collections and sharing my fabric design process. If you love fabric or quilting or me and can make it to Walla Walla come and hang out. I plan on drinking a lot of coffee which often leads to over sharing.
Update: The workshop is now sold out! Still room for one more at the lecture!
Here are the details:
Friday, July 27
5 – 7 p.m.
Book signing, meet & greet at Stash
STASH | 25 W. Main St.
Saturday, July 28
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Stacks Workshop (lunch included) at
Marcus Whitman Ballroom.
5 – 7 p.m.
Tula Pink Lecture at Marcus Whitman
MARCUS WHITMAN | 6 W. Rose St.
To sign up for any of the above events contact the lovely ladies at Stash:
I will be teaching my Stacks quilt from my book, Quilts from the House of Tula Pink. I plan being charming and informative all day long. You won’t want to miss it.
Hey guys! I was interviewed on American Patchwork & Quilting’s internet radio today with Pat Sloan. We touched on quite a few interesting topics, so have a listen!
“Tula Pink The Queen of Quilting” on the cover of Modern Quilting Magazine! Well hot damn! I have always felt, in my heart, that I ought to be the queen of something. I’m not picky. And now after all of this time I think I might trade in my plastic crown for one with glitter or possibly something that glows in the dark. I promise to let you all eat cake for the duration of my reign.
Seriously, this magazine is pretty awesome there are some really great articles in this issue on David Butler, Valorie Wells and Bari J Ackerman. All great designers who are super cool to read about. Pick up a copy and take a read, make some projects and bask in the glow of a bunch of really great contributors.
This is issue two of the newly revamped magazine. You can pick up a copy at some Independent Quilt Shops, Barnes and Noble and all of those randomly great places that awesome quilt magazines are sold. It is definitely worth a lookyloo.
So I know y’all are just getting settled into Nightshade but this is a fast paced world that we live in. “Keep up or fall behind” is what my mom always told me. In an effort to drive you crazy just a little bit sooner than you had scheduled I bring you my newest collection of fabrics. Please meet The Birds and the Bees! No, this is not a tale of when a boy meets a girl and all of that it just literally has both birds and bees in it. Clever, I know. This is a preview of what is to come.
I really thought that Nightshade was a singular collection using a dustier color palette that was unlike anything I had done before. Now that The Birds and The Bees is in my studio I am finding that is coordinates back in with Nightshade quite nicely. I guess I am not the spontaneous creature that I suspected I was. We all have our crosses to bear. Mine? I am committed to rainbows. I cannot escape the persistent call to use every single color in the crayon box. Luckily, y’all seem to be okay with that so I shall continue.
The Birds and the Bees is not due in Stores until July/August. So keep on the look out for projects that may require squirrels, sparrows, honey bees, lady bugs, meteorite looking polka dots,trees and so on. I always find myself in need of a good lady bug.
The Birds and the Bees will consist of 29 quilting/fashion weight cottons, 6 Laminates and 9 Voiles.
Okay, so I have a new obsession and that’s Instagram. Instagram is yet another social media network, sigh, BUT… this one is all in pictures! I can snap a shot with my phone anywhere and y’all can see it instantly! Currently it’s an app for the iPhone only (I hear that is going to change soon) and since I am an equal opportunity sharer I find that wee bit hard to swallow. I have decided that since not everyone has access to Instagram I am going to randomly share the highlights here so everyone can be included in my picture madness. You know how much I hate to keep things from you. So here goes…
2.The students of Missouri Western State University presented me with a cake all decked out in Parisville when I lectured there last week. Fabric + Dessert = Also Amazing!
3.The day I realized that my my bulletin board had been swallowed up by graph paper, fabric swatches and pencil lead. Snapshot!
4. A self gratuitous photo of my colored pencils, because many little colorful items all in a row makes me happy!
5. My new phone dock from Jonathan Adler. Get it? It’s a phone on a phone which is funny.
6. The half zebra half donkey (Zedonk) that lives next store was giving me the stink eye that day
7. That’s me in my favorite pink cat hat. It was cold outside.
8. A picture of my grandma, dad and two uncles. She was one hot mamma. I think I have those same glasses.
9. My back porch view at sunset because I was feeling all warm and fuzzy and romantic that evening on the back porch with a cocktail. Everything is lovely at sunset dontcha think?
Today is the day! Barnes and Noble Booksellers is practically giving away books! Just for today, one day only, they are selling my book at a whopping 50% off. Which is totally insane! I know. It’s pretty awesome that they are doing this for y’all. As my special little gift to you I have made a little wallpaper that you can use for your desktop, twitter, what ever your fancy is. The wallpaper might also be a little tiny sneak peek at what I have coming up in fabric as well. There may be some reference to a print in the next collection, wink wink. I know nothing slips past your eagle eyes so keep a look out! If you post the wallpaper on twitter let me know so I can check it out @tulapink, tag it with #TulaBN.
If you want to show Barnes and Noble a little love for offering my book at $12.50 today then be sure tweet them at @BNBuzz or hashtag your love on twitter with #TulaBN. This is one of those rare occasions where we can keep more stuff like this coming from big booksellers like Barnes and Noble just by letting them know that we are paying attention and we appreciate the effort for crazy little niche crafters like us. We are a small but powerful community! Go team!
Something awesome is brewing over at Barnes & Noble for my book release. If what I am hearing is true then it’s gonna be a pretty big deal for anyone who hasn’t had a chance to pick up a copy of Quilts from the House of Tula Pink. I would like to think of it as a big sloppy kiss and a hug for everyone who is supporting this tome of pure Pinkishness! I am supplying a little sneaky peek surprise for all of you in addition to the promotion that B&N is putting together in the form of a brand spankin’ new wallpaper for your twitter pages and what not. It’s a pin-up pic of me! Just kidding, it’s even better than that. So be sure to check back in with me on March 6th to pick up your prize and see what Barnes & Noble has in store for you and to get a little taste of what I have coming up at Spring Quilt Market. Just a taste mind you, it’s still a teensy bit too early to spill the beans on that one.
Check out this super awesome shout out in Mollie Makes Magazine! You know, when I wrote this book I was thinking only as far as making a bunch of cool stuff and sharing it with other people who like to make cool stuff. I never thought about what would happen after it was printed and out there in the world. Then I get emails like the one I received from Mollie Makes that says “hey! we loved your book and gave it a great big page in our magazine because you are rad!” That may not be exactly how it was worded but that was what I got out of it. Their mantra looks like a page out of my own personal mission statement. For everyone who ordered the book from my shop, they are on their way to me right now! Then on their way to you!
This issue (#11) of Mollie Makes is on the shelves NOW in the UK and the US. I love it when I stumble on awesome new resources for inspiration. It always amazes me how much creativity is floating around out there. It’s mind blowing!
Here’s a little bit about Mollie Makes:
‘Mollie Makes is published thirteen times a year. We curate the best craft from around the world into a tactile, collectable and totally irresistible magazine.
We love to make – handmade is more than just a hobby for us, it’s in everything we do.
We can’t resist hunting down treasures in thrift stores, then customising, re-covering and embellishing our finds with our endless stash of ribbons, buttons, fabrics and felt.
We’re forever on the lookout for new inspiration. Whatever we do, we’re living and loving handmade.’
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