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Behind the Scenes: Volume 92 May/June 2015

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Our team of writers submitted beautiful, creative and unique projects—it definitely makes us excited to present them to you!

So grab a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy today’s Behind the Scenes at a Photo Shoot feature!

Katherine Artines, wowed us with her quilted tote that features channel quilting with fabric confetti sprinkled in for added color and whimsy.

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Sometimes a breeze is needed to gently tousle the model’s hair.  That’s when a fan comes in handy.  The model is wearing Nancy Zieman’s “Quilting for Texture” project.  The garment features flawless allover embroidery.  Be sure to check it out in the current issue.

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Creative Director, Sam Solomon, stays focused to make sure we have the right shot for the magazine.

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Stylist, Andrea Huffman prepares the cheese and fruit platter for the next shot….the Oui, Oui! Quilt by Diane Kron.  We are all anxious to snack on these goodies after the shoot!

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Oops!  We caught Eileen playing around!

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Managing Editor, Denise Holguin, looks like a tourist in Paris.  Oui, oui!

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Hmmm… one of these things does not belong…  I can also assure you the cheese and grapes disappeared fast!

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We love how the embroidery designs coordinate so well in Joanne Banko’s, “Color Play Pillow Set.”  Read her article to learn her tips.

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Although we are hundreds of miles away from a beach, the photography studio is able to bring the beach to us!

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Andrea prepares the scene.

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Denise managed to incorporate a miniature campsite.

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Andrea found the perfect backdrop for the Pocket Journals from Stitch Soup.

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The Pocket Journals are enchanting.  Denise made it her goal to show you every possible angle so you can fully appreciate the craftsmanship and creativity… and the “oh my gosh, how cool!” factor.

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A close-up look at the spines of these embroidered books.
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Denise enlisted the help of her tiny crew to showcase the details on these beautiful journals.

Looks like George found the key to the journal!

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Mildred prepares for a trip abroad.  She will be able to document her travels quite easily.

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Hans and Charles are busy closing the books for the day.
Eileen's Machine Embroidery BlogDietrich makes an important announcement he wants all to hear:

“Ladies and gentlemen, when you make your own version of the Pocket Journals, please post them to our Facebook page.  We can’t wait to see your approach!”

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All this and more can be discovered in the latest issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery! Pick up the Volume 92 May/June 2015 issue from your favorite local retailer or order online!

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Here’s your assignment this week:

Fun trivia!  The May/June issue is the first time we’ve featured a cover of the magazine on the cover!  Identify which Volume of Designs in Machine Embroidery is tucked away in Marie’s beach tote featured on the cover.  Post your answer in the comments section and one lucky person will win a Stipple Sea Life collection.

The winner of last week’s assignment answered the
following question:

Inspiration can be found everywhere and in everything. For today’s blog, Denise’s inspiration came from a restaurant’s graffiti wall. What has been your most peculiar source for embroidery inspiration?Post a comment below and one very lucky winner is going to score BIG by winning a one-year subscription to Design in Machine Embroidery magazine!

And the winner is: Cathy K. – “My most peculiar design is my husband’s airplane! I am going to make it into an embroidery design and put it in on his shirt as a surprise. I am a real newbie, so I hope I can do it!”





  • beth daniels

    2 beach towels and a Design in Machine Embroidery magazine is in the tote.

  • beth daniels

    sunglasses in the small pocket of the tote.

  • Tamra Botkin

    I believe it’s #90 in the beach tote. I really liked seeing a new cover this time. There are so many ways to use embroidery that you don’t need a human model all the time. Thanks!

  • Karen McDonner

    The Designs Magazine on the cover seems to be Volume 90, January/February 2015. Have so many and hang on to them for reference material. Love my magazines

  • Judy graczyk

    January/February 2015

  • Beal

    I think it’s volume #90 (Jan/Feb 2015)

  • Laurie

    It’s issue 90! Just returned from FL. The appliqué stipple would a perfect reminder of our trip!

  • Ellen

    I think it is volume 90.

  • Kelly

    It is Designs in Machine Embroidery Volume #90 Jan/Feb 2015!

  • Linda Hassett

    I believe issue #90 is the featured issue shown in the tote.

  • Anne Marie Reilly

    I think it is volume 90.

  • karen

    volume 90

  • Mary Lynn Douglas

    It is Volume #90 Jan/Feb 2015 of Designs in Machine Embroidery that is tucked away in Marie’s beach tote.

  • Nellie

    Vol 90/Jan Feb 2015 issue. I’m working on the cover pillow:)

  • Brenda McNeil

    It is the Jan/Feb 2015 issue #90. Love the stipple designs…

  • Donna

    Volume 90, January/February 2015. Clever idea!

  • April

    I love it when you share behind the scene. it is cool I have been a fan since before you had a glossy magazine . Keep up the good work. Your team is awesome!

  • April

    Oops I forgot issue 90 Duh!

  • Susan

    Issue #90 January/February 2015

  • becky3580

    I would say the January issue, a couple of towels, sunglasses, some change for the drink machine, a snack of some kind, lip balm, sun visor and some sun screen and you are ready for a wonderful summer day.

  • Donna Klug

    It’s Volume #90. January /February 2015 that is tucked inside the beach tote. Love the ideas in your magazine!

  • JudiC

    Volume 90: one of the only 2 I do not have, and this month I rec’d 2 of vol. 92, go figure…

  • Debra Christie

    Volume 90 Jan/Feb 2015

  • Colleen

    it is the January/February issue showing that wonderfully monogrammed large pillow. Absolutely love it.

  • Lynsey Reuber

    The magazine is Volume 90 January/February 2015 Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine.

  • LeAnne L

    Looks like Volume 90

  • Laurel D

    It appears to be Volume 90 (the Jan/Feb 2015 issue) — loved seeing all the “behind the scenes” photos in your blog — really adds to the pleasure of reading the newest issue!

  • Deanna

    It’s Jan/Feb 2015. Vol 90. Luv your magazine.

  • Josie Sage

    The Magazine in the beach tote is Jan/Feb 2015.

  • Chris

    What a creative cover to your newest issue. The magazine in the tote is from earlier this year–Volume 90, January/February 2015. Thanks for being such a great magazine!

  • NannaJS

    Mag N# 90 is in the Tote . The Jan/Feb 2015 Issue

  • Sharon

    I would like to subscribe to your magazine but the order form site has that cookie issue which no doubt is a barrier for many would be subscribers 🙁

    • Denise Holguin

      Hi Sharon,
      Give us a call! 888-739-0555.


  • Betsy

    Vol 90/Jan Feb 2015 issue.

  • ann

    Jan/Feb 2015

  • Cris Laurita

    Jan/feb 2015

  • Annette Smith

    The magazine is #90, from January/February 2015. I really enjoy “behind the scenes” The photos are nice and clear, colors great too. What Fun!!!

  • Linda Burwick

    The magazine shown in the tote is vol 90. I really like the starfish pocket on the tote !

  • debe

    It is Vol 90 Jan/Feb 2015. Thanks for the free letter from Embroidery Arts; it is a beautiful font. I also liked the cut clothes banner in that issue.

  • Catherine Mayott

    Volume 90…. LOVE this magazine!!