Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just wanted to share that my daughter Arrin
is having a Valentine giveaway on her

Be sure to stop by and see her 
wonderful infant and toddler wear
created with Arrin's own artwork.
You will also see my adorable
grandsons celebrating
Valentine's Day!

Hope your Valentine's Day is a special one!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Hello Dear Friends!

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments about
Tend the Earth!"
Your kind words are so encouraging.
Just wanted to let you know the names of the 3 winners.
Each will receive a box of random
"cuttings" from this new group.
The winners are:
Susan from Georgia
MaryBeth from Maryland
Barb from Washington.
I've e-mailed all of you, please make sure you send me your
Thanks again and Congratulations!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Intoducing "Tend the Earth!"

Hello Dear Friends!

Hope that 2012 has started well for you.  I can't believe it is already February!

I am so excited by my newest fabric group "Tend the Earth," available
 in stores this month!
It is filled with the things that I love; bluebirds, butterflies, dragonflies, hummingbirds and flowers.

The colors are beautiful....reminding me of spring, which is just around the corner!

Last spring, when I was painting this group, I took a walk to find
color inspiration.  New grass was just starting to
pop through the ground and crocuses were just beginning to peak out!
Thought you might enjoy seeing pictures of my color ideas
 and the resulting wonderful fabric colors.

I love the green...it reminds me of the newest spring
grass that was brave enough to
emerge at the beginning of spring.

Soft purples were inspired by that first glimpse of  crocuses, 
peaking through, letting us know that winter is almost

The blue and white were inspired by other gardening items that I saw on my

"Tend the Earth" also has a lovely panel, with 6 blocks filled with
some of my favorite painting of nature!

Barb, from "Coach House Designs" has created 2 beautiful patterns using
the group.  Be sure to stop by coachhousedesigns and see what this creative
seamstress has come up with.

Would you like to win some of "Tend the Earth?"
Moda sent me a huge box of cuttings from
this brand new group and I
would love to share it with you.
The cuttings are all different sizes....mostly strips less than
a couple inches wide.  I'm sure you creative
quilters can come up with wonderful ideas!

Leave a comment between now and 10:00pm Monday, February 7th
and I will use random.org to choose 3 winners
of boxes filled with "Tend the Earth" cuttings like the one above!

Legacy Publishing has also created a beautiful, nature filled
2013 calendar using all of the paintings in the panel, as well
as 6 others.

It is called "In My Garden" and will be in stores this summer and fall. 

Good Luck Dear Friends!