Linzee Kull McCray

Maker and writer focusing on textiles, art, and craft. Author, Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric.

http://www.linzeekullmccray.com

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From IA to CO to CA. From visual austerity to visual abundance.

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String piecing, large and small. Considering options. #stringpiecing #feedsackstrueblue #showmethemoda

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Love the vibrancy of this PA Style Basket Quilt c.1880s from Bounty of Baskets at @iowaquiltmuseum #quilt #museum #iowa @quiltstudy

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@pennycandyhm sometimes posts #feedsackfriday so here’s my contribution. From the incredible collection of Gloria Hall. #feedsacks #frivolity #racetrack #lipstick #bubbles

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Lots of logs-and grasshoppers, shoes, and toy trucks. Saw @gretasonge exhibition Accumulations yesterday. Great show and great concept. So much talent!

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Finally got a chance to do some string piecing with my #feedsackstrueblue scraps. Just one block, but it’s a start. #stringpiecing #quilting #showmethemoda

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Just made my reservation to go to NYC to see this @afamuseum exhibit! Still feel terrible about missing Infinite Variety in 2011. Not going to miss this! And I get to see @lettucealone of course. That’s the best part.

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Congrats to @prairiepointquiltandfabricshop You won the FQ bundle of True Blue-DM me your info. And thanks to all the shop owners who stopped by during @quiltmarket It was great to meet (and re-meet) you! #showmethemoda #feedsackstrueblue

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There’s something other-worldly about the way puffballs appear out of nowhere-12 of ‘em this year! #mushrooms #fungi #puffball

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A #feedsack book talk at Book Vault-an exceptionally nice shop in a former bank in Oskaloosa-meant a drive thru the Iowa countryside. Stained glass skylight in the bank, quilt block on the school in West Chester. @uppercasemag

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Want to give a shoutout to all the amazing patternmakers and sewists who contributed to my #quiltmarket booth. 1. @shopwiksten bloomers and harem pants sewn by @jkearrn 2. Double Nickel quilts potholders sewn by @emilymartin53 3. @oliverands Everyday skirt sewn by @veichhorn 4. @maychappell beautiful Blooming Dresden sewn by @nithaystack 5. Cake mix quilt artfully sewn by @justcarrieintexas 6. @noodlehead531 Market Tote sewn with @modafabrics toweling by @ehrhardtpam 7. Sweet @hurricanemag looking adorable in @indygo_junction top 8. Metro Rings quilt by @sewkindofwonderful and beautifully quilted by @lrdesignsquilting and @meandmysisterdesigns Double Wide Dresden pillow and @indygo_junction Fabriflair Star 9. The book that started it all, published by @uppercasemag and 10. The kindest, most helpful friends, @ehrhardtpam and @codirodeo

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There’s nothing quite so soothing as sun on the belly #wirefoxterrier #dogsofinstagram

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If you’re headed to @quiltmarket, Moda is giving away AB Bundles from all of your favorite Moda Designers at the International Houston Quilt Market!
All you have to do is:
1. Come over to the Moda Designer Booths
2. Snap a selfie with your favorite designer’s “I Dream of Moda” AB Bundle (selfie means they need to be in the pic with the bundle!) (a selfie with the designer AND bundle drops your name in the hat twice!) 3. Upload your pic to instagram with hashtags
#idreamofmoda and #showmethemoda and #feedsackstrueblue
4. We will announce the winners Nov. 1st!

Can’t wait to see you there!

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Don’t know where I’d be without these two. Thanks to them, the booth is ready for tomorrow’s opening! @codirodeo @ehrhardtpam #modafabrics #quiltmarket #feedsackstrueblue #showmethemoda

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Thanks to @ehrhardtpam & @dinajanzen1 I have 569 pins to share at Quilt Market. Come by & get one! #modafabrics ##feedsackstrueblue #bestfriendsever

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Yesterday’s beautiful weather made for porch-binding perfection. #autumn #quilt #feedsackstrueblue #modafabrics

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Took a brief moment to admire our maple against crisp blue skies. Now, back to binding. #autumn #mapleleaf

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My elegant toilet paper roll binding tool. #feedsackstrueblue #wastenotwantnot #modafabrics #showmethemoda

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Tomatoes from the garden in mid-October. Crazy! First attempt at tomato confit-Any suggestions for using it? #tomatoes #confit #notsummer

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Janine makes the most beautiful books. She did it with our feed sacks book, and she’s done it again! @uppercasemag #flowers #publishingexcellence

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Studio assistant. Ever helpful. #modafabrics #showmethemoda #feedsackstrueblue

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Vintage lace trim and Feed Sacks: True Blue. Yup-this is fun! #modafabrics #showmethemoda

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“Life is weird and wonderful sometimes” to quote my daughter @lettucealone She’s so right. After 11+ years of interviewing fabric designers, it’s MY name on the selvedge of a line of fabric. Not something I ever thought I’d see, but it’s certainly exciting! Feed Sacks: True Blue will debut at Quilt Market in Houston later this month and be in shops in April, 2018. Suffice it to say, the sewing machine is working overtime at my house and at the homes of some wonderful friends. I’m one lucky lady! #modafabrics #showmethemoda

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Vacation highlights: Reading to Belle and playing Snakes and Ladders with Stanley. Good prep for our upcoming role as...grandparents! (Courtesy of @hurricanemag and @salamanderhead )

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One last #Edinburgh pic: got to see this living clock on its last day. They were lifting the succulents until spring, when they redesign and replant it. #succulents #botanicalgarden

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Love the intensely colored walls at the Scottish National Gallery. The art is pretty fab, too. #scottishnationalgallery #edinburgh

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A visit to Dovecot Studio. A serene environment in which to watch weavers at work. Excellent exhibition, too. #weaving #tapestry

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Detail of 1912 whole cloth sateen quilt #wales #handquilting #stitches #quilt

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Farewell countryside, on to the city!

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