November 7, 2013

Cynthia Coulter Wants You to Wine A Little!

Packed Bottles Print from Wine A Little!
There’s nothing more relaxing at the end of a long day than a glass of wine and good company! The Wine A Little, You’ll Feel Better! Collection from Cynthia Coulter and Wilmington Prints is devoted to vino culture and all of the warmth and comfort it brings with it.

Collage Print from Wine A Little!
Wine A Little features a palette of warm, natural colors such as deep purple, burnt orange, natural beige and olive green, making it an ideal collection for the kitchen or other interior décor uses. The collection also features an apron panel print, allowing you to create a unique gift for the wine-loving chef of the family or your circle of friends! 

Repeating Stripe from Wine A Little!
Grapevines from Wine A Little!
Aside from kitchen décor, we can see this unique collection working in a variety of practical fabric projects. A grocery satchel, protective wine bottle sleeve, or set of hand towels are possible ideas. Several of the packed prints, such as the bottle corks and wine bottle collage, would work perfectly as lining materials for the inside of a handbag.

November 6, 2013

Weekly How-To Project: Our Famous Candy Cane Wreath!

A peek at our Candy Cane Wreath infographic!
We know, we know: Christmas crafts already?! But this infographic for our classic Candy Cane Wreath was too good not to share a little early. This craft is one of our most popular how-to articles, so we decided to whip up a little visual aid to accompany it. View the full-size version of the how-to here on Pinterest, then re-pin to your Christmas craft board once you've skimmed it!

The wreath makes a beautifully simply holiday decor accent, but it can also double as a gift! Try stringing it up from a doorway with ribbon, or adorn it with evergreen branches, holly or mistletoe to create a more robust version. No matter how you choose to customize this wreath, we know you'll have a sweet time doing it!

November 4, 2013

Are You Ready? The 2014 Hoffman Challenge is Here!

The 2014 Challenge fabric, from the "Anisa" collection.
A staple of the American textile industry for over 25 years, the Hoffman Challenge has ballooned to a national sensation! It all began with a grouping of 94 die-hard quilters, each of whom submitted a quilt that made use of a preselected "Challenge fabric". This special fabric, selected by the fine folks at Hoffman Fabrics, must make up the bulk of the submission piece, whether it be a quilt, clothing, fabric accessories or dolls. Each Challenge fabric has a grouping of coordinates that can be used alongside it to emphasize color and pattern!

Our favorite aspect of the Hoffman Challenge is that it doubles as a touring exhibition. After 25 years of amazing, jaw-dropping submissions from talented quilters all over the USA, Hoffman has curated twelve separate collections of work that can be seen across the United States and Canada. If you would like to have your 2014 submission displayed at your local exhibition, Hoffman invites you to consult the current exhibition schedule prior to filling our your application and shipping your piece.

We here at Beverly's wish you the very best of luck with the 2014 Hoffman Challenge! To purchase the Challenge fabric and the rest of the Anisa collection, simply click here. Any additional questions about the Challenge, or this specific collection? Drop us a line on Facebook!