Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What an amazing photo layout from Quilt Trends Magazine!

The quilt is perfect there... we're moving in!
A BIG Thank you to the gang at Quilt Trends (the magazine formerly known as Fabric Trends)! This is such a great look! Like Mad Men meets color! Go out and get the magazine today- as usual it is filled with innovation! Peace.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

This was left over marketing foam core. The actual book is wonderful :-)

An old picture frame 

Measure twice, cut once

A little Mod Podge Shimmer for the Holidays

Mix with water

Apply your fabric to the recycled foam core and voila!

This is a fun easy project to throw together in about 30 minutes.  Keep watching for more exciting projects from Stephanie Brandenburg Studios!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Please make a point to stop into Henry's Market in Homestead, IA. We are putting the final touches on a beautiful gazebo style garden shed. But we are having some negative feedback and would appreciate your support. This is a temporary structure so it won't be there for long. Just enough to promote this beautiful area, natural Iowa food from local growers, and to elevate awareness of the historical area.
Thanks to everyone who have already supported this amazing project. ;-) May there be much love and slow food in your life

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I got home from Quilt Market/Festival in Houston, yesterday. Debuting Flower Bomb and Jardiniere at Market and then moving on to Festival! We were all so exhausted. It was so wonderful to have the support for Daydreams II, Earth Elements, Human Element, Wildwood and everything!!! I couldn't believe the energy! But when I got home I peered into the studio and started crying... Joey Glass (my constant angel)- and my husband Marc (my best friend) cleaned out my whole studio! It is like paradise- I can't wait to sew and paint... Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Running in the dark this morning under an almost full moon-How glorious to finally get up and get going.
Exciting new designs are on their way jumping out of my head and landing everywhere. It seems I can't paint fast enough. I am also stewing on some original quilt designs that needed to be done yesterday. Yesterday...

I'll keep you posted more regularly on new designs. My daughter Paige MacKenzie helped me redo my blog. She is pretty gifted with the graphics. And I always love stealing flowers from Joe Glass ;-)
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Nitty Gritty

Liam added blue paint to my palette because he wanted to make it "look better"

AWESOME Rock Pillows designed by me and brought to reality by the so talented Megan Bracy!

The saga of the cool digs...

I am the Iron Goddess ;-)

She is looking good... all dressed up-

I want to put something out there that is real. It is not always pretty and wrapped up in brown paper packages.  Life is stressful, but I know I am blessed. My children are all healthy. My work is exhausting, but worth it. Sometimes when I am in the middle of a painting I feel like a ghost. I do the tasks that need to be done like make chicken noodle soup, clean most of the house, try to get the bird's nest out of the fireplace vent thingy, pick up Leemie bop from school, deal with college financial needs- but I float through it while I am painting so of course then I feel guilty about that. Like I'm sorry that I am not all there, that I am just a hologram. ;-)
I finally get to a place where I want to be and the rug is pulled out from under me. Don't ever give up. Demand more especially now and if you are truly an artist then buy art fabric. Art is just a common expression, a translation of emotion- whatever that emotion may be. But I believe in that. I believe in the expression of true hand done art- in our schools, for our children as well as our own spirits we owe it to ourselves not to settle. Support the translation in whatever language it may be written. Peace.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pre Autumn Schedules

The goal is to remember what is important
What is essential

What is excting

What is worth taking the time

A very busy Autumn is on its way embrace each day

Monday, August 22, 2011

Galesburg, IL

What a lovely crowd in Galesburg! Thanks so much for your interest in all of the Art Collections! We will keep creating no matter what. You all make the difference for me.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Sweet Sundays...

Well, today I went for a run, a good run. It was a gorgeous day! Snuck on over to Barb's, a dangerous place and walked home with arms full of inspiration. We took Liam to the Sweet Corn Festival and now he is crashed. I wish we could all pass out when we need to.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Things that make you go hmmmmm.

So I am organizing the studio today with an amazing set of gym lockers I got at Fern Hill. I have all my colors in their baskets. I reset my compass and look to the future with contemplation. Daydreams production yardage arrived and greets me right at the front door. My new line that I am painting is a really amazing way to look at flowers and the world as we know it. I can't wait to show you- stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fabric Trends Magazine Summer Issue

Fabric Trends Magazine proved to be totally delightful! What a refreshing change to read about real issues from designers-

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fabric Trends Magazine Summer Issue

I am so proud to be in Fabric Trends Magazine Summer Issue. Daydreams II is still cookin but will be as amazing as the first collection when it is finished. This has been such a crazy time for me... with my daughter graduating and then my uncle passed away unexpectedly. When I work on the sets I help build for Camelot Cottons, or the Country Gardens projects I always think of him. He was an amazing craftsman. The people we love are what is important.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Take a breath before the week...

So the weekend... You have to take a little time to dance. Liam and his cousin Brady are being silly as usual.
And this is a sneak peek at the original artwork for my Make Quilts design from Urban Art. It will be showing soon- pretty cool- more details later... But like the song says "I hope you dance"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring is officially here! Go get your Country Gardens Magazine! The best magazine for innovative ideas for your garden! This project was so much fun to work on! You can make yours today! Thanks to Barb at Crosscreek for helping me with all of my crazy lamps!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Daydreams 2

What a lovely evening present! My scans are back for the layout of Daydreams 2. This was worth waking up for at 3am! This is really a line special to my heart.