Our team of writers submitted beautiful, creative and unique projects—it definitely makes us excited to present them to you!
So grab a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy today’s Behind the Scenes at a Photo Shoot feature!
Katherine Artines, wowed us with her quilted tote that features channel quilting with fabric confetti sprinkled in for added color and whimsy.
Sometimes a breeze is needed to gently tousle the model’s hair. That’s when a fan comes in handy. The model is wearing Nancy Zieman’s “Quilting for Texture” project. The garment features flawless allover embroidery. Be sure to check it out in the current issue.
Creative Director, Sam Solomon, stays focused to make sure we have the right shot for the magazine.
Stylist, Andrea Huffman prepares the cheese and fruit platter for the next shot….the Oui, Oui! Quilt by Diane Kron. We are all anxious to snack on these goodies after the shoot!
Oops! We caught Eileen playing around!
Managing Editor, Denise Holguin, looks like a tourist in Paris. Oui, oui!
Hmmm… one of these things does not belong… I can also assure you the cheese and grapes disappeared fast!
We love how the embroidery designs coordinate so well in Joanne Banko’s, “Color Play Pillow Set.” Read her article to learn her tips.
Although we are hundreds of miles away from a beach, the photography studio is able to bring the beach to us!
Andrea prepares the scene.
Denise managed to incorporate a miniature campsite.
Andrea found the perfect backdrop for the Pocket Journals from Stitch Soup.
The Pocket Journals are enchanting. Denise made it her goal to show you every possible angle so you can fully appreciate the craftsmanship and creativity… and the “oh my gosh, how cool!” factor.
A close-up look at the spines of these embroidered books.
Denise enlisted the help of her tiny crew to showcase the details on these beautiful journals.
Looks like George found the key to the journal!
Mildred prepares for a trip abroad. She will be able to document her travels quite easily.
Hans and Charles are busy closing the books for the day.
Dietrich makes an important announcement he wants all to hear:
“Ladies and gentlemen, when you make your own version of the Pocket Journals, please post them to our Facebook page. We can’t wait to see your approach!”
All this and more can be discovered in the latest issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery! Pick up the Volume 92 May/June 2015 issue from your favorite local retailer or order online!
Here’s your assignment this week:
Fun trivia! The May/June issue is the first time we’ve featured a cover of the magazine on the cover! Identify which Volume of Designs in Machine Embroidery is tucked away in Marie’s beach tote featured on the cover. Post your answer in the comments section and one lucky person will win a Stipple Sea Life collection.
The winner of last week’s assignment answered the
Inspiration can be found everywhere and in everything. For today’s blog, Denise’s inspiration came from a restaurant’s graffiti wall. What has been your most peculiar source for embroidery inspiration?Post a comment below and one very lucky winner is going to score BIG by winning a one-year subscription to Design in Machine Embroidery magazine!
And the winner is: Cathy K. – “My most peculiar design is my husband’s airplane! I am going to make it into an embroidery design and put it in on his shirt as a surprise. I am a real newbie, so I hope I can do it!”