Michael Miller Fabric Challenge for New Orleans

We have been partnered with Michael Miller Fabrics since our first event in 2014. At registration time, attendees indicate if they want to participate in any challenges. Regardless of the answer we send everyone (6) fat quarters of fabric for the challenge and we are always surprised and amazed by what our attendees make for the challenge.

Sample of Sewtopia Denver creations photos taken by Page + Pixel (www.pageandpixel.net)

For Sewtopia New Orleans we are featuring prints from Sandra Clemons’ new fabric collection, “In Bloom.” Attendees can use any amount of the fabric prints, just make sure to only use Michael Miller Fabrics with your creation. At the time of check-in, we’ll ask for the project and your entry form. We’ll display everyone’s project during the weekend. On Saturday night, there will be a show n’ tell of everyone’s project at 8PM and the lucky winners will be announced.  We also award prizes for 1st Place, 2nd Place, Honorable Mention, and Viewer’s Choice.

Top Left to Right fabrics: Harmony Turquoise, Garden Patch Azure, Cotton Couture Watermelon, Bottom Left to Right fabrics: Sunburst Coral, Cotton Couture Soft White, Linger Citrus


Sandra Clemons began quilting in 2004, and making & sewing has been part of her entire life. She comes from an American Midwest family of DIY’ers. A family who knows how to make or fix a little bit of everything. Sandra desired a creative outlet, but a safe job as an auditor in public accounting was her first step out of college. She pursued audit for the next 15 years, until she became a mom. Priorities then shifted and suddenly she desired to mix her skills and talents from corporate with her passions of design & handmade. Make It Blossom was then born and is now the label for her individual quilting and sewing patterns.

Sandra designs fabric collections for Michael Miller Fabrics. She is a book author and her quilts are featured in over 25 quilting & sewing magazines. Sandra resides in Colorado with her husband & daughter.



Michael Miller was born in the spring of 1999. The brainchild of Michael Steiner and Kathy Miller. Two parents brought together not by love and marriage but solely by professional respect for each other’s abilities. By leveraging their lives for an SBA loan, borrowing money from family and living on credit cards, Michael and Kathy were able to give birth to a start-up fabric company called Michael Miller Fabrics”.

As time went on the company grew to a team of around 20 people and moved to a “home” of its own at 118 West 22nd street in New York City.

This dedicated and enthusiastic group are committed to expanding with a product that stands out in the industry, while at the same time closely tending to the needs of the customers we hope to inspire.

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