Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Hello Dear Friends!

Hope that your summer has been passing smoothly and it has been filled with blue skies.
Speaking of blue skies, I wanted to introduce you to my newest fabric collection, called "SPA."

It is a fresh new group featuring blues and white, available in stores
this month (August.)

Throughout this clean, crisp collection are different shades of
blue,  from relaxing "spa"blue to rich cobalt blue.

If you were at Spring Quilt Market, you might remember
my entire both was blue and white......

Barb, of Coach House Designs, once again created beautiful patterns using
my fabric.  Be sure to stop by her website to check them out!

SPA just makes me want to take a deep breath,
relax and unwind.

Or....just look at the blue sky and remember why blue is one
of my favorite colors!
Hope you enjoy "SPA!"


Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Winners!

Hello Dear Friends!

Thanks to everyone who listened to
American Patchwork and Quilting radio!
Also, thank you to those who
left comments on my blog
and participated in 
the drawing.

And the winners are......

1st place.....
Karen who commented on Aug. 7th at
3:57 pm.

2nd place.....
Gill who commented on Aug. 9th at
9:36 am.

3rd place....
Nancy who commented on Aug. 8th at

If you haven't heard from me, please send your address to

I'll send the prizes right out!
Again, thank you so much for visiting
my blog.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Radio Contest!

Hello Dear Friends!

Hope that August has started well for you!

If you have been following my blog,
you know that yesterday,
I was interviewed by Pat Sloan for 
American Patchwork and Quilting's
radio show.

Pat was so kind and it was OH! so exciting!
If you would like to listen,
you still can at

Just scroll down to the 8-6-12 Podcast 
to hear Pat and I discuss my design
process and a little about
what life is like as a designer.

Now, for the drawing.....
If you listen to the podcast, you will know the
answer to the following question:

"What piece of furniture have I had in my studio
since I was a little girl?"

Leave me a comment with the answer 
before midnight  on Friday night (8/10/12)
and 3 winners will be chosen to win....

A little Christmas in the summer!

I'll be giving away a blue, red and green panel from my
new Christmas line "Share the Joy"

and a little ornament just to get you in
the holiday spirit.

Good Luck and thanks for listening!
(Please include a way for me to contact you, if you win.)


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Christmas in the Summer!!!!

Hello Dear Friends!

As we are enjoying the 90-100 degree weather this summer,
my new Christmas line "Share the Joy" has been introduced to remind
you of what is just around the corner!

Yes, Christmas is coming with it's cooler weather,  times with family and friends, and of
course, SNOW!

The panel from "Share the Joy" shows my 3 newest snowmen,
all sharing the joy of the holidays with friends.

And, if you like snow, there are 2 patterns featuring snowflakes in the

If you like Christmas trees....
we have those too!

Or birds.....

And of course, snowmen are included!

There are so many other fun, festive coordinates in this
happy group.  All of which will help get you
ready for the holidays and
sharing joy with family and friends!

Be sure to listen Monday, August 6th,
Show Time
Monday 4pm eastern, 3pm Central, 2pm mountain, 1pm Pacific

on Pat Sloan's 
American Patchwork and Quilting 
radio show as she interviews me 
about the process I use to design fabric.

You can listen live at

On Tuesday, August 7th,
I will ask questions from
the interview and 
have a drawing
giving away 3 prizes!
One of them will
be from 
"Share The Joy!"

Hope to you can join us.