Nancy Rink Blog

Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.
Feb
17

New Project--Glory Days

This project called Glory Days has been in the planning stages for what seems like forever. I sure love the classic red and blue color story.  Why I don't work more with these colors is a question I am asking myself, because I sure like the crisp look.  Gallery in Red and Blue by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics is the fabric collection I am using.And yes, I am somewhat "old school". I use a notebook...Glory Days Project
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Feb
14

Amish With A Twist Backing

I cannot tell you how exciting it was to see my drawings in color on fabric and my name on a selvedge--especially since "fabric designer" was not something I had planned to add to my list of occupations.What began as a suggestion to Marcus Fabrics--that we should print a wide fabric for customers to use as a backing for the Amish With A Twist BOM quilts--turned in to the 60"-wide fabric you see here.Why 60"?  Because...Amish with a Twist backing
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Jan
03

Rolling Stone and Anna Bella

What am I working on?   I just received an order of a fabric collection called Anna Bella in two color ways brown/peach and blue-grey/ pink.  Of course I want to use them all together!  Since I am a big fan of scrappy quilts, I picked a block--in this case Rolling Stone--and started sewing.  To unify them, I used the same large scale floral in the middle of each block.    These are just a few of the fabric...
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Jan
01

Road to California

Ringing in the new year means Road To California is right around the corner.  This incredible quilt show and competition is at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California and runs from January 24-27. There are still some classes open (I think), so if you've been thinking about one, check out the link at the bottom of the page.I am doing a lecture on my book Away From Home: Quilts Inspired By the Lowell Factory Girls...
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Mar
04

Come See Us!

Come See Us!Come see us at the Glendale Quilt Guild's Annual Quilt Show.  They put on a top-notch show with lots of great classes, displays, and of course, VENDORS! Here is the info: THEME: Quilting Green WHEN: March 16, 17, 18, 2012 HOURS: Friday & Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4 ADMISSION $9.00 Husbands: FREE on Sunday Children under 12: FREE 3-day pass: $15.00 Parking: $11.00 WHERE: Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, California SHOW CHAIR...
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