More She Who Sews, Kits!

 

Hello to everyone at home. And sewing?

If you ever thought of making one of our large scale

She Who Sews

series for your studio, now would be a good time. Patterns are

half price

in the shop through May!

And we have fabric kits (limited supply) for

“Machine Maid”

as she originally appears on the pattern cover using our

Painters Palette,

and a few basics plus a Paris version using my

Couturiere Parisienne

fabrics from Riley Blake Designs. Both collections are available in shops now.

I am making her up in the later currently and for the first time ever actually and, I’m liking!!

Fabric background back story below.

• Back story on the background text fabric is that the text was inspired by a little antique children’s book of prayers, in French! Sew sweet. Although I cannot interpret them, I was pleased to make this a part of the Couturiere Parisienne collection in lieu of my standard snippets of scripture. Parfait!

I’m sure we all agree that we are still in such a strange time but keep creating is my plan. And praying. It helps, right?!

Au revoir mon ami!

She Who Sews Challenge

Announcing our first

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We tried to keep it S I M P L E so, here’s how to play. Details to participate in the challenge are listed below:

Eligibility:

• Anyone who sews (or non-sew project) and is among the first 30 to sign up.

• Anyone who can email us a photo of your finished project or projects.

• Anyone who will share this on your Facebook page (if you have) & your blog (if you have).

• Anyone who will like us on our Handmaids Facebook page OR sign up for our Handmaids Newsletter OR follow this blog by email (in left sidebar).

Challenge Rules:

1. Sign up by April 25, 2014 with an email to tidings3@aol.com and comment to this post – Accepting the first 30

2. Make any item (s) of your choice using one (total) or more yards of the “She Who Sews” fabrics (collection from Quilting Treasures – available in quilt shops & on line)

3. Use two “She Who Sews” fat quarters – We provide

4. Also (must) use at least 2 more cuts (skus), your choice, of the “She Who Sews” fabrics, in any increments, totaling an additional 1/2 yard or more – You purchase

5. To be eligible/entered for the participant giveaway/drawing, you must email photo(s) of finished project(s) to tidings3@aol.com by May 26, 2014

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Steps to Sign Up:

• To become a participant you must be among the first 30 to sign up

Email us your name, address and blog address (if applicable) to receive 2 free “She Who Sews” fat quarters – To tidings3@aol.com 

• All Email’s subject line should read: Handmaids Giveaway Challenge

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Prizes:

1.) All Participants – Receive two “She Who Sews” fat quarters – Just for signing up, to get you started.

2.) 3 Winners By Random Drawing to Participants only, can win:

• One of three, Handmaids™ 16″ x 16″ Framed Prints from Frames Plus, Inc!

• Plus a “She Who Sews” panel – Large patch, small patch or chalk board signs patch! 

A $95.00 value!

3.) Non Participants can play too! To be entered to win a “She Who Sews” Panel, simply leave a comment here on this blog! 3 winners will be chosen by random drawing.

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Winners announced May 30, 2014

So, create a play date with us and let’s have fun with the

“SHE WHO SEWS” fabrics.

 

She Who Sews – Creative Collaboration

A Creative Collaboration, among friends & colleagues. CompfyPillows

Welcome & wow!

What an honor for our very own “She Who Sews” fabric collection to be the featured fabric for this Sewing Room Blog Hop.

If this is your first visit to the Joy Studio, please have a look around and tell us what you like to create, especially using your She Who Sews fabric.

To learn about the creation of Handmaids™ and the art process in the beginning stages, I invite you to join (like) us on the Handmaids Facebook page or click the like button to the right in side bar. Also visit Handmaids.com where you can sign up for our newsletter and receive regular product updates. And please, be sure to get in on our GIVEAWAYS! One is here on the Joy Studio blog, simply comment to enter and one on Facebook’s HANDMAIDSGreatJoyStudios, for a like and comment telling us so, you will be entered. Both offers are for a She Who Sews fabric fat quarter bundle and a canvas wrap, wall art piece. If you already like Handmaids™ on FB, just a comment will work. Winners will be announced on FB February 7th.

Blog Hop Giveaway

Blog Hop Giveaway

I was certainly privileged to collaborate with four friends on our contribution to the She Who Sews Blog Hop. Together we designed and created several items, pincushion & paperdoll pillows for the comfy couch in our Joy Studio and others to wear. Allow me to introduce these skilled sewers and quilters, through their beautiful projects listed below.

Paperdoll & Pincushion Pillows
Annie Regal (Quilting)SWSPaprDollPillow
Puffy Pillows

Nancy McClellan (Construction & Quilting)
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Paperdoll Throw
Diane O’Shea (Piecing & Quilting)PaperdollThrow
Mommie, Dollie & Me – Dress for Mommie, Daughter, Dollie & Bag
by
Amber Martin – These items offered at:
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Wrapped Canvas Wall Art
by me, J. Wecker Frisch
Tidings of Great Joy, LLC
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It has been a privilege and pleasure, to see our very first collection in the Handmaids™ series, She Who Sews, featured in the Sewing Room Blog Hop.  Thank you Carla & all of the Blog Cheerleaders for inviting and supporting me. And a sincere thanks, to all of you, for stopping in. Please don’t forget to leave us a comment (to be entered in our giveaway). I would truly enjoy hearing from you.SheWhoSewsCollaborate

I am also excited to get hopping on, to see what the other bloggers (listed below) have made from the She Who Sews fabric collection to share:

 
 
 
 
 

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Below – Are a few shots of the canvas wrap process using the “She Who Sews” large patch panel from
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THANKS everyone! And a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sister, Barbara!

She Sews Sea Shells

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A new Handmaids® fabric collection is finally here!

“She Sews Sea Shells”

from Quilting Treasures.

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This group was inspired by a 1920’s/30’s sepia toned photograph of bathing beauties that I thought would be fun to translate. During my research I came across some wonderful turn of the century swim wear images as well which led me to the stockings (& stocking stretchers) that often accompanied the fashion of that day. I combined both era’s which were well suited, for our  Handmaids®.

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Concept and thumbnail sketches for these are recorded in my ‘ideas’ notebook on September 2, 2015. So, it is especially rewarding to finally see these images go from paper to fabric. And, equally rewarding for me is to see these go to you, the makers. I always love seeing what is ultimately created using your talents with our fabrics. A real treat in fact!

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Inspiration for the mermaid patch was an antique silver articulated fish, needle case that I discovered. A tiny buried treasure with big possibilities I thought.

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I work in watercolor and ink once the sketches are refined to my satisfaction.

Typically following, lots and lots of sketches!

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This fun beach-y batch is available now!

So ask your favorite/local quilt shop for,

“She Sews Sea Shells” (by me, J. Wecker Frisch) from Quilting Treasures!

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Enjoy

&

PLEASE, share with us, a comment and/or what you create!

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The scripture inspiration sprinkled throughout this collection is from the Proverbs 31 (virtuous) woman. The text in her hair was actually scanned from our family’s 1870’s Bible.

My personal privilege to share.

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