BERNINA's WeAllSew blog put out a tutorial for these darling snow globe coasters.
These quick coasters would make a lovely handmade gift for someone left on your Christmas list! Package it with hot cocoa mix and they will surely feel warm and loved! Enjoy and be sure to share your finished project pictures.
Christmas is right around the corner (Yikes!) and with it comes everything wintery and woodsy! Including pine cones.Real pine cones may smell nice, but fabric pine cones look nice and help use up those scraps you're not sure what to do with!
Be on the lookout for our Fabric Pine Cones project class coming up in November!
The Reno location just received the fabric line Hennessy from Windham Fabrics. This 18th century themed fabric features pastoral scenes and beautiful floral prints. Hennessy by is a reinterpretation of this classic design featuring vibrant and unexpected color combinations of modern greys with reds. This is a collection full of beautiful designs, enticing colors, and timeless appeal. These fabrics will help quilters create their own stamp in history. Stop by our Reno location to see this fabric for yourself and to pick up your favorite prints! Isn't this gorgeous in greys and reds? Would you make a traditional quilt or maybe a dress? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
A pioneer for women's health and women's rights, Elizabeth Blackwell
became the first modern woman to break through the centuries-old barrier
to women practicing medicine. Educated by tutors, Blackwell first
studied medicine on her own. Then, wishing to practice formally, she
applied to many U.S. medical schools, all of which rejected her because
of gender prejudice. Finally she was admitted to Geneva Medical College
in New York, from which she received her M.D. degree in 1849. After
completing her internship in her native England, she returned to the
United States - to find no hospital willing to hire female physicians.
So, with her sister Emily, also a physician, Blackwell opened a clinic
in the slums of New York City. The clinic's success led to the women
establishing the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, to which
they later attached a medical college for women, the first of its kind.
Blackwell continued her promotion for women in medicine for many years
via her activities in the medical community and through her writings.
Lillian Smith grew up near Georgia's Okeefenokee Swamp, studied music at
the Peabody Conservatory, worked as a teacher in China, and settled on a
northern Georgia mountain called Old Screamer, for many years operating
a girls' camp with her partner Paula Snelling. Sensitive and creative
from an early age, Smith was deeply struck by "the bleak rituals" of
race segregation, and her career in letters focused largely on the
psychic roots and effects of racism. From the 1940s she spoke and wrote
on behalf of the civil rights movement, addressing not only fellow
"intelligent liberals" of the South but casting segregation as "the most
conspicuous characteristic of our entire white culture." Reaction to
her views ranged from press barbs to the torching (twice) by arsonists
of her home and manuscripts. Unfazed, she organized multiracial
gatherings of artists and thinkers on Old Screamer, helped cultivate
new, progressive black and white voices in her literary magazine South Today, and produced works such as Killers of the Dream (1949), a fascinating analysis of race prejudice.
"Without continuous ecstasy life is not worth living," wrote Margaret
Anderson, adding, "I ecstasied from the age of six." Pursuing her ideal
of "life as a work of art," she fled small-town Indiana for Chicago. In
1914 she established The Little Review, a pioneering literary
magazine whose motto was "No Compromise With the Public Taste." Each
issue brought struggles with creditors and censors, including the Post
Office, which had a habit of burning entire press runs. Despite this -
and a policy of not paying contributors - Anderson produced one of the
most exciting arts periodicals in the country. During its turbulent
fifteen-year life The Little Review helped launch many writers,
including Hart Crane, Sherwood Anderson, and Djuna Barnes. In 1917
Anderson moved operations to New York, where her apartment became an
"oasis for creative minds" with Anderson, an accomplished pianist,
providing the music. An advocate of wide choices for women, Anderson
stated boldly: "I am no man's wife, no man's delightful mistress, and
I will never, never, never be a mother."