Friday, December 5, 2014

if you are {not} shopping...#17

Today, I am interrupting my regular  if you're shopping....  Friday posts to share a few interesting things about my sponsors, as you might, like me have shopped a little too much last week during the Black Friday and such sales. Please note that all my sponsors have sales and new arrivals to buy too, in case you are, in fact, shopping today.

The Fat Quarter Shop shares with the online community in every possible way. The Jolly Jabber blog is full of projects and ideas, and the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel has grown into a remarkable resource for quilters. The Fat Quarter Shop also participates in several charitable endeavours each year. And of course, the Fat Quarter Shop has a tremendous selection of quilting fabrics to satisfy pretty much any taste in quilting, modern, traditional, or anything else.

Massdrop is an interesting group buying community that has worked hard to provide great products for modern quilters. Not only do they provide great deals on items, you can participate by suggesting a product and voting on which deals you would like to see. There is also an opportunity to chat about drops on their page.

Green Fairy Quilts features beautiful carefully selected pre-cuts, threads and notions. Judi shares her beautiful quilting and stories on her blog, Green Fairy Quilts, she writes patterns and books, and Judi and Clint are active in long standing charity work in Romania.

Oakshott Fabrics has been very active in connecting with the online blogging and designing community, especially on their Shotthrough blog. Oakshott has been putting together beautiful free pattern booklets and connecting with the online community for many different projects. And, the selection fantastic shot cottons manufactured by Oakshott continues to grow.

Fabric Spark is a relatively new Canadian online retailer. Daryl is focused on creating a carefully curated shop of beautiful fabrics which will spark your creativity - this is a shop to browse. Fabric Spark is also now carrying beautiful yarn from the UK. Daryl shares her ideas and news on the Fabric Spark blog and she is often collaborating with bloggers in various ways.

Southern Fabric is a lovely on line shop which features a large selection of beautiful modern and more traditional quilting fabrics. I have been enjoying the Southern Fabrics Blog where Aubrey has been sharing many new tutorials and ideas about quilting.

Cindy at Fluffy Sheep Quilting runs a small and beautiful shop full of carefully selected fabrics from mostly, popular lines. Cindy blogs at Fluffy Sheep Quilting and she often hosts charm and other fabric swaps to allow folks access to wider varieties of fabrics in a fun and affordable way.

Becca over at Sew me a Song has a very unique curated selection of fabrics. She has few of the latest popular releases and instead her shop focuses on Japanese and other quirky or unusual fabrics. I love browsing her store, there is are so many interesting fabrics that she has located and made available.

Mad about Patchwork is  Canadian shop in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada which you can visit in person as well, for a lovely selection of modern quilting fabrics. The Mad about Patchwork blog is a collaboration by the shop staff where projects and news is shared. Pam also hosts in person and online events, and gives back to the community by supporting local charities. 

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop is a lovely Canadian shop which features a full range of fabric from modern to traditional. They participate in the online community through their blog, Sew Sisters Quilt Shop where they share tutorials, organize Canadian blogging events, and generally get to know us all. You can also shop in person at their retail shop if you are in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

I'm off to the office, and then I have a weekend of baking, decorating and sewing planned. The temperatures here are rising to tolerable levels too!



1 comment:

Unknown said...

Leanne, I really appreciate this post. It isn`t easy to always find exactly what you are looking for. To have a list as detailed as this is a little gem I will poke in my tickle trunk for that time that I am really stuck for a certain look.