Chelsea’s Challenge: Holiday Memories

Sunday, December 9, 2018

One of my favorite events in the Textile Design Lab is our monthly Chelsea’s Challenge, which we share with the goal of helping our members grow their pattern portfolios. We provide a theme to…

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Instagram Updates and Your Design Business

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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You’ve probably noticed a lot of chatter recently about the changes to Instagram that many users thought would happen today, March 29th.  The good news is that users…

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Pattern Observer Instagram Challenge Recap: #POpaperplay

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Pattern Observer Instagram Challenge Recap: #POpaperplay

Clockwise from upper left: @ken_chapple and Ruthie; @cattailcastle;; @elephantandrose Clockwise from upper left: @malikai_and_penny; @treefishjane; @smartnarty; @relatingtonature   *Post by Chris Olson (@chris_coco_olson on Instagram)* What fuels your creative process? Our most…

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Instagram Challenge: Paper Play

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Several months ago a client requested that we develop a realistic map of a mountain, much like the hand-painted masterpieces that you see in vintage atlases. I am…

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Pattern Observer Instagram Challenge Recap: #POMarketing

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Post by Chris Olson (@chris_coco_olson on Instagram)   Our most recent Instagram challenge focused on marketing—and making it beautiful. A big thank you to everyone who joined the photo challenge…

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Marketing Can Be Beautiful Photo Challenge

Saturday, May 9, 2015

In anticipation of our upcoming marketing workshop, over the next two weeks we will be exploring how marketing can be both beautiful and fun! We are kicking things…

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Pattern Observer Instagram Challenge Recap: Quilting

Friday, April 10, 2015

*Post by Chris Olson, who helped us organize the challenge!   Quilting patterns are trending over at Pattern Observer on Instagram. A big thank you to everyone who…

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Build your Brand: Five Ways to Get Recognized in the Quilting Industry

Monday, February 23, 2015

*Post by Chris Olson 1) Enter the Pattern Observer Textile Design Contest. [NOW CLOSED] Pattern Observer has partnered with P&B Textiles to host our first annual Textile Design Competition! Due…

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December Instagram Holiday Photo Challenge Results

Thursday, January 15, 2015

*Post by Chris Olson, who helped us organize this fun challenge! A big thank you to everyone who joined the Pattern Observer photo challenge during December when we shared…

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December Instagram Photo Challenge

Monday, December 8, 2014

Today is the first day of our December photo challenge on Instagram. This 7-day challenge is all about the images that inspire you this month. You can play…

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