Cheryl Lynch Quilts
BVQ's own Cheryl Lynch made her first quilt out of Marimekko fabric as an impoverished chemistry graduate student at M.I.T. It took another 17 years for her to make a second one – after a corporate career and some child rearing!
Fascinated by the color and texture of fabric, Cheryl discovered that she could create art and folk art without knowing how to paint with a brush. She finds putting together the pieces of the puzzle is both challenging and energizing.
Her unique mosaic design technique, patterns, Curvylicious rulers, and new fabric line, attract the attention of quilters around the country!
Find more about Cheryl here:
Necklaces and Bracelets
Name Tag and Mask Holders
Aestheticals is a gorgeous brand of Artisan Jewelry and Ornaments Handmade by Denise Pettit. She has an eye for detail and designs her pieces thoughtfully-- all bracelets even have easy-to-use magnetic clasps!
She is also debuting her brand new, incredibly useful name-badge/mask holders-- be sure to check them out! Want something really special? She creates one-of-a-kind custom designs too.
To see more images view these slide shows.
Cork and Cloth
Lisa, the owner of cork and cloth, has been sewing since her first class in 1990 where I learned to make a skirt. She entered the world of bag making in 2005, and started sewing with cork fabric in 2016.
She says, "After sewing with cork for the first time I fell in love and knew I had to share this beautiful fabric with others - enter, Cork and Cloth! This is truly my passion and I hope you see that with every order you receive. I am always available to answer questions, and would love to see you at one of the many Quilt Shows that cork and cloth attends throughout the year. I hope you have as much fun with this versatile fabric as I have - and be sure to keep an eye out for our latest additions!"
Lisa is offering 10% off your purchase-- just use code BVQ10 at checkout. If you live the West Chester area, free pickup options are also available!
For inspiration on the amazing things you can do with cork fabric, browse Pinterest here.
Watch the video of the Cork and Cloth's Pop-up Shop with special guest Abbe from Just and E and Kathy from Bags by Kat.
Pat Beard Handwovens
Using the age-old technique of handweaving, Pat creates comfortable, contemporary clothing. Because everything she makes is one-of-a-kind, the pictures you see are examples of her exact work.
She is a member of 42 West Arts Co-Op in Waynesboro, PA (near Hagerstown, MD) where her work can be purchased year round.
Bucklebee is home to Bucklebee Bags, a handbag pattern company. Designed by a quilter for quilters, Bucklebee Bags are designed to showcase beautiful fabrics and fun to sew. Bucklebee Toolbox features unique and unusual sewing tools that help home sewers achieve more professional results.
Go to bucklebeebags.com to shop for tools, patterns, and handbags.
Our Bucklebee Toolbox YouTube page demos many of our products in action!
Follow us on Instagram at bucklebee_patterns.
Bucklebee has generously donated a mask themed raffle basket to support a great casue, which you can read more about here:
When COVID19 shut quilt shows down, the good folks at Bucklebee joined the mask-making effort for frontline workers, donating hundred of face masks. Realizing the need for fashionable and functional masks for the general public, they launched WearThisMask. Featuring carefully curated fabric collections, WearThisMask offers three styles of bespoke face coverings for men, women, and children.
Facebook: Wear This Mask
Watch the video of Bucklebee's Pop-up Shop from November 2, 2020
Rachel Rossi Designs
Rachel Rossi is the owner and designer of Rachel Rossi Designs. Her passion for modern quilt design is firmly rooted in the belief that people who sew and quilt have a special opportunity to create something more than a beautiful quilt.
Rachel’s designs are clean, modern, and simple. Her patterns are easy to understand for beginners and streamlined for masters. Her collection of patterns range from quilts to aprons to home decor. You can see them all in her online shop.
Though the facets of Rachel’s design passions are diverse, each of her designs focus on form, function, and impact; she works to create beauty without sacrificing function, firmly believing that design shapes the culture of the home. All of her patterns, tutorials, and fabrics are fashioned with the end user in mind, allowing for both visual artistry and practicality.
There’s a unique power that quilting holds, one that creates a community of hospitality, thoughtfulness, and love. Rachel aims to share and grow this community with modern sewists and quilters through innovative patterns, templates, and by creating a helpful blog community.
Find more about Rachel here:
The Last Stitch Quilts
Nancy King started making quilts in 2001 and in 2012, began renting a long arm machine to finish many of the tops that she had pieced. She decided in 2013 to purchase an APQS Freedom with Quilt Path. She started quilting for other people and it is now a full time career!
She has great prices on Quilters Dream batting, and loves the feel and drape that their products offer.
Watch videos of the Last Stitch Quilts Pop-up Shop
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Unique, luxurious Silk at affordable prices. Terri's Silk habotai scarf comes in a huge variety of color combinations-- and she takes custom orders! Habotai, also known as China Silk is a soft, shiny silk with a luxurious feel. Each scarf is hand-dyed and unique in it's pattern.
and Terry also has hand dyed cotton fabric on www.etsy.com/shop/ElementalHuesFabrics
Watch the video of Elemental Hues Pop-up Shop on hand dyed fabrics - November 4, 2020