• The Stripologist Is In!

    Gudrun Erla, the designer and owner of GE Designs, has once again combined two fan favorites into one awesome book! Stripology Mixology 2 pairs 13 innovative quilts with cocktails to match, teaming Gudrun’s cocktail-making hobby with her love of quilting. She’s a master Stripologist, so named for the techniques she uses to craft with precut strips, charm packs, and layer cakes, The philosophy of using these precuts was so well received in her first Stripology Mixology book, she was inspired last January to write this sequel. (By the way, you can always cut your own fabric to follow her patterns if you prefer.) Born and raised in Iceland, Gudrun began…

  • Advice Is Nice!

    We asked, you answered! What advice would you give a new quilter? We were happily surprised at how many of you were kind enough to offer advice for a beginning quilter. There were so many great responses, we wanted to share some with you. A lot of our friends advised, “Have fun!” It seems obvious, but sometimes the stress of learning something new can take the fun out of it. As many experienced quilters noted, it’s okay to make mistakes. One said, “If you can’t see a mistake from the back of a horse trotting by, don’t worry about it.” That non-matching point or crooked seam makes your quilt uniquely…