Monday, February 20, 2017

Celebration Sampler Winners!

French General's 20th Anniversary 
Celebration Sampler

Thank you to everyone who participated in our sampler block contest!  We we're overwhelmed by all the beautiful blocks that were submitted and it took us a bit longer than we thought to choose our favorites and design the quilt.  Here is an early picture of what quilt designer Candee Ferris has been working on - as you can see it will be an heirloom quilt filled with all the classic French General fabrics

Following is a list of our 32 block winners - please email your name and full address to and we will send out a pattern and some French General fabric once we have completed the writing of the pattern.

Row 1
Block 1 – richyjr16, Richy Jr
Block 2 – happy_appliquer, Heather Kosbab
Block 3 – penelope_tucker, Penelope Tucker
Block 4 – jean_brad, Jean Lynton
Block 5 – dennielebohannon, Denniele Bohannon
Block 6 – email, Lindy Mundy
Block 7 – ginderellas, Paula
Block 8 – email, Cathy Cook

Row 2
Block 1 – x695, Sarah and email, Julie Kato (blocks were identical)
Block 2 – breezypointquilter, Karen Martin
Block 3 – nancyshamy, Nancy Shamy
Block 4 – nicolajdodd, Nicola
Block 5 – richyjr16, Richy Jr
Block 6 – a_swede_life, Kathy
Block 7 – email, Marilyn Ward
Block 8 – penelope_tucker, Penelope Tucker

Row 3
Block 1 – email, Kate Dorsey
Block 2 – cupacake42, Kimberly Lainson
Block 3 – hildyebertzeder, Hildy Ebertzeder
Block 4 – debigermann, Debi Germann
Block 5 – cupacake42, Kimberly Lainson
Block 6 – email, Barbara Murphy
Block 7 – Tammy Vonderschmitt
Block 8 – dreamon412, Janette Bibby

Row 4
Block 1 – email, Barbara Murphy
Block 2 – jen.barnard, Jen Barnard
Block 3 – yardgrl60, Susan Ache
Block 4 – cifquilter, Candee Ferris
Block 5 – laprn85, Leigh Ann Prange
Block 6 – richyjr16, Richy Jr
Block 7 – casands1, Carolyn Sands
Block 8 – celgrowr

Thursday, January 05, 2017

New Year Contest!

Celebrating 20 Years with a Quilt!

To enter the contest:

Design an 8" block using up to four French General or solid fabrics - you can piece, applique or embroider - it's up to you!

Post a picture of your block on instagram using the hashtags #12contestsfrenchgeneral #celebrationsampler #frenchgeneral

Or, you can send a picture of your block to:

Enter as many times as you would like!

We will choose 30 blocks to be featured in our Celebration Sampler.

All block winners will receive a French General Charm Pack, a pattern of the Celebration Sampler, and credit in the pattern.

Blocks will be re-made using our upcoming Atelier de France collection from Moda to design the Celebration Sampler.

Contest runs from January 5th through February 1st, 2017 and winners will be announced February 5th, 2017.

Bonne Chance!

Well, if you have been following us on Instagram or Facebook, you know we have a NEW EMBROIDERY HOOP which we are so excited about!  Based on an old French Hoop, we designed an embroidery hoop with a brass ring and a steel coil wire which holds your fabric tightly in place.  It's light-weight so it doesn't put any stress on your hands and works best with a cotton or lighter linen fabric.  We are totally crazy about the new hoop and think you will be too!
To celebrate the New Year  - use discount code newhoopnewyear and receive $10 off the hoop!

Order your French Embroidery Hoop here

If you would like to order the French Hoop wholesale for your shop, please write to us at for wholesale information.

We are cleaning out our archives and selling off our pre-cuts!  Have you been looking for a French General Fat Quarter from Rue Indienne or Rural Jardin or Chateau Rouge?  If so, we've got you covered! For a limited time, we are offering our VINTAGE Fat Quarter collections.  These bundles are going fast so don't wait!

Order your Pre-Cut Specials Here

We're taking our show on the road and will be exhibiting at QuiltCon February 23rd-26th in Savannah, Georgia!
We will have lots of new pre-cuts, samplers, and fun French General kits to show off.  Be sure to visit our booth daily for our $5 special kits! Hope to see you there!

More information and details about QuiltCon can be found here

It just wouldn't be summer without our yearly trip to the South of France!  We are sold out of our 2017 France Getaway but would love to have you join us in 2018.  If interested, please send us a note to and we will put your name on the early-bird list!

To see our week in France, flip through our France Getaway Book here

Coming Soon!  Our latest quilting collection with Moda, Pondicherry, is due in any day now.  Filled with old block prints in French blues, antique reds and seaside greys - Pondicherry is the perfect Indienne inspired collection for a new quilt project!

See a sneak preview of Pondicherry and the quilt patterns here

Our love of fabric has been lovingly translated into our second collection of home interior fabric and trim for Fabricut.  Due out in February, this collection of linens, cottons, embroideries and wovens features the soft subtle colors of old France, as well as the deep charcoals and stark whites of contemporary France.

Available at soon
Please note, we are now only open on Saturdays from 11-4pm

More fun workshops coming soon -
including Mimi Kirchner in April!
Happy New Year and thank you for following along on our adventures!


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