The Fabric Studio

From the Modern Quilt Show, Nashville

On Saturday, September 5, Wedgewood/Houston was bustling with the first Saturday art crawl, and Nancy Conger of the Fabric Studio had something new to add to the mix. Conger solicited modern quilts on her blog and at her awesome fabric store and strung them up on impromptu clotheslines. She received some truly gorgeous quilts and included some of her own beauties. Take a look!

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So I was a bad reporter and didn’t get the names of all of the artists, but you can find some of them here! Devin Lott, Nancy Conger, Lindsay Connor, and Jennifer Haston. If you were featured in the quilt show and have a website I can check out, please leave it in the comments below! (P.S. I made the fox quilt!)

It’s a Quilt Show, Ya’ll!

I’m so excited about the Modern Quilt Show at The Fabric Studio happening this Saturday, I’m throwing “ya’ll’s” into the world! I’ve posted about this awesome sewing store in WeHo before. I attended the Washi Dress class here with Miss Make’s Devon lott, and it’s one of my go-to shops for fabric, even if it’s just a pack of owner Nancy Conger’s scraps (the girl has an unbelievable sense of color!) She’ll be pulling out all the stops this weekend with her first ever quilt show, which will be right in the neighborhood of Arts and Music @ Wedgewood-Houston. Please stop by to see some striking quilts, including one of my own! 

Owner Nancy Conger was inspired by other cities organizing outdoor quilt shows, like this one on Mass Ave in Indianapolis.

Owner Nancy Conger was inspired by other cities organizing outdoor quilt shows, like this one on Mass Ave in Indianapolis.

Other Sewing Stuff

Nancy just posted a host of fall classes, sewing labs, and stitching socials. I had never made a garment prior to taking the Washi dress class, and I found instructor Devon lott to be patient, sharp, and very fun. She explained the “why” behind every stitch, so I can repeat the skills I learned.  The Fabric Studio is also now selling fat quarters! I think my next project is going to be a wall quilt with the new Cotton + Steele collection. Or, I can use one of the tons of fabric I already have…err…

The Fancy Fox quilt is not quite complete, but I’m working on it! I promise it will be done by Saturday. 

Watching Star Trek while I quilt with the 3D printed phone stand Tony Youngblood designed!

Watching Star Trek while I quilt with the 3D printed phone stand Tony Youngblood designed!

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Shop Local: New Fabric Store in We-Ho

If you couldn’t tell from my post about Quilt Week, I am addicted to textiles. The Fabric Studio, a new shop in Wedgewood-Houston that offers unique and modern fabrics, hard-to-find patterns, and sewing classes, is sure to enable my obsession.  It opened last month and couldn’t come at a better time or be in a better place. Located at 221 Chestnut Street, it’s just a hop away from Chestnut Studios and Fort Houston. As soon as we walked in, my partner and I both envisioned the studio as a stop on the First Saturday Art Crawl.

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Owner Nancy Conger’s taste is impeccable. Her stock holds fabrics that resist the ordinary from designers like Nani Iro, Robert Kaufman, and Cloud 9. Most go for $11-$13/yd., but unlike other fabric stores in the area, they feel exquisite and sew like a dream. They’re truly worth your hard-earned cash. While the prices may make me think twice before cutting, I can’t find modern prints like these anywhere else in Nashville.

You’ll also find notions, a wonderful embroidery corner, and patterns by independent makers like Colette and By Hand London.

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The Fabric Studio will soon be hosting sewing classes and labs as well. Nancy herself is easy to talk to, friendly, and down to earth. She sews and quilts, and she works out of the studio. Wedgewood-Houston is bursting with creativity, and I’m so excited that textiles are getting thrown into the mix.

 

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