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CHA Mega Show 2015- The Crafter’s Workshop New Releases

With Jaime Echt owner of The Crafter's Workshop

With Jaime Echt, owner of The Crafter’s Workshop

So many great and exciting things happened at the 2015 CHA mega show.  I released 20 new stencil designs with The Crafter’s Workshop.  For the first time I designed smaller, 4″ stencils that I call Rebekah’s Remnants.

It is always a pleasure working with Jaime Echt  from The Crafters Workshop!  They will be available here, here, and here.   Here are my models with the  stencil designs.  Please take a look and let me know what you would create with them!

Press Release for Fabric Elements at CHA 2015

Fabric Elements Projects

Fabric Elements Projects

I am so excited to be able to now talk about my new program I designed with Fabric Editions.  Based upon my Fabric Art Collage books and techniques, the new program is called Fabric Elements.  Fabric Elements  is designed to fit the creative needs of both the novice and the experienced crafter, mixed media enthusiast, collage maker (both fabric and paper combined), scrapbooker looking to add new elements to their layouts, journalers looking to add texture and new techniques, art quilters and fiber artists looking to add paper and tactile fibers to their work.  The concept is new, exciting, and has many features.  It is even up for an award at CHA!

The press release for the program is listed below!

 

If you will be attending CHA, please stop by the Fabric Editions booth (2013) and create a make and take with me.  I am also teaching a workshop on Monday, #W1501, booth #201, I hope to see you there!  Here are the times I will be in the booth:

Saturday
11:30-12:30 FE booth #2013
3:30-4:30 FE booth #2013

Sunday
11:30-12:30 FE booth #2013
3:30-4:30 FE booth #2013

Monday
11:30-1:30 Class FE #W1501 Booth #201
3:30-4:30 FE booth #2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greenville, SC – Fabric Editions, Inc. is pleased to announce the nomination of the new product line called Fabric Elements to the Craft and Hobby Association’s (CHA) Hot Products for 2015 in the Fabric/Craft category. The product winners in each category will be announced at the CHA Foundation Gala on Sunday, January 11 from 6:00pm-10:00pm in the Convention Center Ballroom during the CHA Annual Mega Show taking place in Anaheim, California.

Fabric Elements is a cooperative development of products that feature the design, work and inspiration of mixed-media Artist, Rebekah Meier. Rebekah has a long standing reputation as a featured designer of mixed media projects to magazines such as ‘Cloth, Paper, Scissors’ and other publications from Interweave Press as well as Stampington & Company publications.

“Rebekah Meier’s sterling reputation and experience was a natural fit to join in partnership with us, since we are the leader in pre-cut fabrics.” says Marsha Walling, CEO of Fabric Editions, Inc. “Her style of art was the perfect match to the fabric substrates we were planning to bring to market as pre-cuts. We anticipated the trend in providing a fabric foundation for artwork that we were starting to see at in some of the art quilts, and knew this crossed over perfectly with more experienced scrapbooking and stamping crafters.”

The product line is made up of 32 SKU’s, though retailers can pick and choose the product story that suits their consumer. In the line are 9 fabric substrates, 12 cotton fabric squares (known as fat quarters, as they are a quarter yard of fabric), 6 embellishment SKU’s including three stencils, tissue paper, and lace trims, and 3 self-contained kits. Additionally, the product line will launch with an exclusive technique book by Rebekah Meier showing her latest mixed-media projects and step by step instructions using these fabrics.

“I’m so excited for Fabric Elements to be nominated as a CHA Hot Product! It’s been wonderful to have the opportunity to create these products with Fabric Editions and share my love for Mixed Media,” said Rebekah Meier.

About Rebekah Meier: Rebekah Meier is a mixed media artist, teacher, author and designer. She has a special interest in fabric and paper, combining both to create collage and fiber art. Rebekah has a freeform and relaxed design philosophy, believing that when creating art, there are no mistakes, just happy accidents. She likes to incorporate many textures into her artwork which is represented in her best-selling books, Fabric Art Collage and More Fabric Art Collage.

About Fabric Editions, Inc.: Fabric Editions, Inc., established in 1986, is an innovative leader of pre-cut fabrics in the sewing and crafting markets. Known throughout the world for fashion-forward textile designs in yardage and pre-cut fabric collections.

For more information contact:
Vanessa Denniston, Marketing Manager
Fabric Editions, Inc.
864-254-0533
Visit http://www.fabriceditions.com/fabricelements for image downloads.

Create with me at CHA!

 

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I am so happy to be teaching a class at the upcoming CHA Mega Show 2015 in Anaheim, CA. The class is sponsored by Fabric Editions. CHA will be here before we know it. The details of my class are listed below. The technique you will learn is very unique, and combines my two favorite materials, paper and fabric. I have designed some of the components for this class as well, including a new stencil of mine from The Crafters Workshop for which I am very excited!  Stop by the Fabric Editions booth #2013 to create a make-in-take,  and ask more about the class.

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class model

 

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class model

W1501 – Workshop

Monday January 12, 2015
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Room: Booth #1
Difficulty: Beginner
Supplies: None
Who Should Attend: Retailers, Distributors, Designers and Creative Professionals
Join Rebekah Meier, a gifted mixed media artist, as she shares uses of fabric in making mixed media collages. Rebekah Meier is the author of Fabric Art College and More Fabric Art Collage. Visit her blog at: rebekahmeier.com. She will help you discover different substrates, and techniques for creating a large banner in the demonstration.

Instructor(s): Rebekah Meier
Sponsor(s): Fabric Editions, Inc

Member Price: $35.00
Non-Member Price: $50.00

My Article in Pages Magazine!

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I thought I would share an article I have in the Summer issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, Pages magazine.  For my book More Fabric Art CollageI created a technique which I call

Batting Tapestries.  It combines both quilt batting and lots of hand and machine embroidery. It is a fun way to use up batting scraps!   For Pages I used the technique to create journal covers.  I hope you will check it out!

What do you do with all of your batting scraps?

Page 18, Quilt Batting  Journal Covers

Page 18, Quilt Batting Journal Covers


Reverse Stenciled Technique, Blog Hop, And Giveaway!

Canvas pillow

Canvas pillow

I am so excited to be hosting my first blog hop using my stencils designs from The Crafter’s Workshop.  Most of my stencils are collage in style.  Collage being my favorite medium, whether in paper, fabric or both combined.  My other stencils are inspired by circles and Mandala (I love the art form) designs.  Mandala’s for those not wanting to draw their own.

I sent four 6″ mandala inspired  stencils to nine of my creative friends.  Be sure and visit each of their sites, I can assure you each designer’s creation will be awesome, unique, and varied in their mediums.  I can’t wait to see what they come up with.

I had a hard time deciding what I wanted my project to be.  Sometimes thats the way it is, when you can create anything you want!  Deciding upon a reverse stenciling technique, I went with demonstrating  how a stencil can be used to create a print.  Bypassing our dreary spring, summer has been on my mind.  Thinking how nice and warm, sunny weather will be.  I chose a canvas pillow that can be used both inside or outside.

What do you create with stencils?  Answer the question by leaving a comment below, and one lucky person will win my four new stencils, used for the blog hop!  Enjoy the techniques and projects created  all week by the talented designers in the hop. The random winner will be announced Saturday April 19, 2014.

 

Materials:

The Crafter’s Workshop stencils by Rebekah Meier: Mini Byzantine, Mini Rosetta, Mini Ring Doily, Mini Stained Glass

Canvas fabric, 2- 15 1/2 squares Brayer ColorBox® Blends by Eileen Hull: Sunshine, Flagstone, Nutmeg Firm work surface (I use an acrylic sheet) Baby wipes Sewing machine and thread to match canvas Scissors Rotary cutter and mat (optional)

Iron

Deli sheets or parchment paper

Instructions:

1.  Place canvas fabric square onto protected work surface.

2.  Place stencil onto acrylic sheet or other protected work surface.  Apply Colorbox® ink onto stencil with sponge applicator.

3.  Flip inked stencil over and press onto canvas square.  Place deli paper onto stencil and use brayer to roll across, printing design onto fabric.

4.  Lift deli paper to reveal design.

5.  Repeat steps 2-4 using each stencil and different colors of ink.  Fill each canvas fabric square with reverse stenciled designs.  Let dry.

6.  Press each fabric square with dry iron.

7.  Place fabric right sides facing.  Pin to secure.  Machine stitch 1/4″ from raw edge.  Leave a 3″ opening to turn right side out.  Clip corners 1/8″ from stitching, and turn right side.  Stuff pillow firmly with fiberfill.

Ink, stencils, canvas, prayer

Ink, stencils, canvas, prayer

Ink stencil

Ink stencil

 

Reveal print

Reveal print

 

Repeat with other colors of ink

Repeat with other colors of ink

Check out more designs from these talented designers

Madeline Arendt

Ann Butler

Cheryl Boglioli

Vicki O’Dell

Lisa Fulmer

Beth Watson

Tammy Tutterow

Eileen Hull


Friends and Photos from CHA 2014

Drum Roll Please! My new Stencil Designs with The Crafter’s Workshop

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I am very excited, happy, and thrilled, to announce my new line of stencils with The Crafter’s Workshop.  My new stencils will be available at the 2014 CHA Mega Show in The Crafter’s Workshop booth #845.  I have had a life long love of stencils and being able to design my own, and have them come to life is beyond words.  My new stencils are designed to be used on their own and also for backgrounds.  If you are attending the show I hope you will stop by and say hello.  I will be demonstrating in TCW booth on:

Saturday, Jan 11th
12pm – 2pm:  Rebekah Meier
Sunday, Jan 12th
12- 2pm: Rebekah Meier
Monday, Jan 13th
9am – 11:30 am:  Rebekah Meier
2pm-4 pm:  Rebekah Meier
Please follow my blog  to see more about my stencils, techniques, and designs here on my website.  Also I would love for you to follow me on facebook, Pinterest,  and Twitter

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