2014 Quilt Celebration show takes stage April 11-12

Next month, quilters, guild members and novices alike will gather for the 2014 Quilt Celebration quilt show to showcase their stitchery and marvel at the gallery. Designs crafted by local quilters will be on exhibit and judges will flex their expertise, searching for the top quilt artists to receive cash prizes. The Oakland County Quilt Guild, which was founded in 1989, hosts the biennial show. The group meets at the First Congregational Church in Rochester every first Thursday of the … [Read more...]

Stitch work: Big Creek Studio brings quilt photography to the Rochester area

Meet Amy Stricker—a colorful sewer, quilter and photographer turned business entrepreneur. Crafting yards of fabric narrative designed for comfort, her former pastime has blossomed into a full-fledged photography business as unique as each throw she quilts. And there are 20 million quilters waiting for her. Big Creek Studio, located in Troy, launched earlier this spring. Here is our exclusive interview with the master photographer behind the business. Rochester Media: Why did you start your … [Read more...]