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Hope is going to be sharing videos, articles, and information with TQS, beginning with a series about her studio and the welcoming of a new sewing machine to her life as she learns to machine quilt. Here's a little background info from Hope herself.

Hi TQS fans,

I want to introduce myself. My name is Hope Yoder and I am an avid machine embroiderer, crafter and Sewist. I am also the owner of Designs By Hope Yoder, a machine Embroidery company specializing in designs for the home sewing industry and the face of Craft-N-Cut™ software (crafting software in the Quilter’s Select™ line from RNK Distributing).

 

 

 

 

 

I have recently teamed up with America’s leading stabilizer and software company producing a new line of embroidery, sewing and crafting products under the label Embellish™. For the past 15 years, my team and I have been traveling the country. We host hands-on sewing, embroidery and crafting events. When I’m not on the road traveling and teaching, I write for my blog at www.HopeYoder.com and for various sewing and embroidery magazines. I have the privilege of meeting talented people, like Alex Anderson. If you don’t know her, she is as AWESOME as her quilting! When we attend shows together, I am amazed and can’t stop staring at her lovely quilts. So here is my story of how an embroiderer and Sewist wakes up one day and decides she wants quilt…

 

Last year, I received a call from Craig with Blank Quilting Corporation. He introduced himself and asked if I was interested in having my own line of fabric. I must admit, I thought I was being punked. He went on to tell me he heard from several stores and influencers that they should ask me to design a line of fabric that would work for machine embroiderers. I was honored and said, “Sure! Why not?”. Jumping to present day, my first line of fabric is called “Roses & Arrows

and my 2nd and 3rd lines will be released this year. It’s so very exciting to have my first line of fabric with more on the way. My youngest daughter, Olivia, went with me to Quilt Market last fall and was the inspiration and artist behind “Sun N Soil” which is my second line of fabric. Then it hit me. I’m going to have my own fabric line and I can’t stipple! No one in my staff can stipple! Someone needs to learn to free-motion quilt. And that someone is going to be me. While at Houston Quilt Market last year, Alex and I were working in the RNK Booth as the spokeswomen for Quilter’s Select™ and Embellish™. Instead of a coffee break, we snuck away to walk the show. I jokingly said to her, “I think I’m going to start another YouTube channel and call it “THE UPTIGHT QUILTER”. We walked around checking out sit down, long arm quilting machines. I sat down while Alex showed me how to free-motion quilt. I was mesmerized and hooked. And that reaffirmed once again that I really want to learn to free-motion quilt around my embroidered quilting projects. So stay tuned as I share my journey with you. While I would love to snap my fingers, and be great overnight, I realize that’s not going to happen without putting in the time and effort, but I’m not a quitter! Until next time, happy crafting! Hope Yoder.

 

Here's where you can find Hope:

 

 

 


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#10 hopeyoder 2018-06-17 09:07
Quoting 66Ruthie:
I guess I shouldn't be amazed but I still am when people have critical comments--what happened to "if you can't say something nice, don't say it"!

Thanks!
Quoting Cathy Melancon:
Hope sure seems like a fun person and soooo creative! I laugh when she said she had the desire to learn how to quilt after being shown free motion quilting. I am "almost" at that stage myself! Your home set up looks perfect and I look forward to seeing how you progress! Good luck, Hope!!

I can piece and bind like the wind. But most of my quilting was done by check (pay others) or by my embroidery machine. I am proud to say I've an no longer a master at right angles in my stippling! LOL
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#9 hopeyoder 2018-06-17 09:05
Quoting Max:
Very nice to meet her. But will this be all about long arm machine quilting and her fabric?


I plan to have quick tutorial videos of techniques you can incorporate into quilt blocks and videos from other sewing celebrities as I travel and teach. What would you like to see?
#8 hopeyoder 2018-06-17 09:04
Quoting Terry Maffitt:
Hope is a very talented lady. I was introduced to her products years ago when I started Heirloom sewing. I own her Craft and Cut software because she combined Machine embroidery with vinyl. It is refreshing to me that she admits not knowing how to machine quilt. Everyone is a beginner at some point and I am sure with her drive and enthusiasm she will marry the art of embroidery and machine quilting into some inspirational projects.

Thanks for the kind words. I've heard this so much, "Quiting is my Therapy". I think I need therapy.
#7 she-quilts 2018-06-02 10:10
Scrolling backwards through The Daily Blog and glad to read your intro. I don't do much embroidery anymore but look forward to what you are going to share with us. How fantastic to be asked to design a fabric line and hang out with Alex and attend Quilt Market. Let me know when you need a helper to go along with you! :lol:
#6 Cathy Melancon 2018-06-01 10:47
Hope sure seems like a fun person and soooo creative! I laugh when she said she had the desire to learn how to quilt after being shown free motion quilting. I am "almost" at that stage myself! Your home set up looks perfect and I look forward to seeing how you progress! Good luck, Hope!!
#5 66Ruthie 2018-06-01 05:58
I guess I shouldn't be amazed but I still am when people have critical comments--what happened to "if you can't say something nice, don't say it"!
#4 Terry Maffitt 2018-05-31 22:18
Hope is a very talented lady. I was introduced to her products years ago when I started Heirloom sewing. I own her Craft and Cut software because she combined Machine embroidery with vinyl. It is refreshing to me that she admits not knowing how to machine quilt. Everyone is a beginner at some point and I am sure with her drive and enthusiasm she will marry the art of embroidery and machine quilting into some inspirational projects.
#3 MomboJo 2018-05-30 17:47
Not really interested in watching some one learn to free motion quilt around embroidery work or watch a lot of long arm quilting. How many people can really afford one unless they have a business.
#2 Tana Mueller 2018-05-30 10:07
Congratulations ! Awesome job...
#1 Max 2018-05-30 09:14
Very nice to meet her. But will this be all about long arm machine quilting and her fabric?
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