The Vendor Walk at Baby Lock Tech 2017

Every year, Baby Lock holds the Baby Lock Tech event where vendors and stores meet to discuss the world of sewing and their products. Always a festive and fun event, this year's event in St Louis, Missouri was no different! A great time was had by all and some amazing vendors came out. If you weren't able to make it, don't fret! Christopher Blakeman from Blakeman Vacuum and Sewing made a terrific Facebook Live video with Nicci Brazzell of Nicci's Embroidery that includes a walkthrough of the entire vendor floor.

View the video here and take note that yours truly, A&E Gutermann, appears at the 30:01 mark!

Posted November 8, 2017


 

The Iron Quilter Challenge

Twice a year at the Fall and Spring International Quilt Markets, teams of quilters rise from the ashes to compete in the famed Iron Quilter Challenge. These members cut, stitch, and iron their way into the race to make the best lap size quilt possible in 90 minutes. As shown in the photos below, there is some serious concentration and excitement that takes place as these talented quilters work their way through the competition.

The winner of the Spring 2017 Iron Quilter Challenge was Team Stone Cold Foxes, led by Karen K. Stone. Congrats to all who participated!

Who will win the Fall 2017 Iron Quilter Challenge? We will just have to anxiously wait as these remarkable contestants show us what their made of next week!

Posted October 25, 2017


 

A Quilter's Retreat

Once a month, quilters from various quilting groups (The Stitching Witches, In Stitches, and Heritage) get together for a day of quilting and comradery. These women have found they enjoy not only quilting, but also the friendships that come from their common interest.

In addition to their monthly get togethers, they also have a grand Quilter's Retreat once a year in Maine that everyone looks forward to. At this event, all have a great time sharing both their love of quilting and enthusiasm for the craft.


Here you see some of the quilters enjoying using our Gütermann cotton quilting thread on their retreat in March.

Just look at all of those smiles!

Posted October 11, 2017


 

Serging to Win

This past March, A&E Gütermann sponsored a Serger Contest with PatternReview.com. Contestants were instructed to use only serger thread to sew an item or outfit in its entirety. Out of 26 entries, the final winner was chosen by member vote and that prize goes to Annette Wright!

Anette created a beautifully constructed cardigan and disclosed, "I chose this pattern as I knew I could sew it completely on the serger and use my conver-stitch machine for interesting contrasting thread work...Super cute little jacket/cardigan. When I make it next time I'll be adding pockets!"

Congratulations, Annette! We look forward to seeing your next creation.

View all of the contest entries and comments at Pattern Review Serger Contest.

Posted September 27, 2017