Blog Love and The New Generation of Quilting

Fellow blogger, DIY-quilting guru, and mother, Kaysie (KZ) Schreiner, sits down to chat about her love for quilting. Showing the world that quilting is not just for a certain seasoned age, she shares inspirations that have carried her through a triumphant fashion journey.


Sometimes your career path is not only served on a covered platter that must be lifted when set before you, but also cannot be touched unless you're willing to fully accept the gifts that could in fact change your life completely! Fortunately, Schreiner wholeheartedly accepted. In doing so she was able find her true passion of creating hand crafted designs.
 

  Blogger, quilt designer: KZ

After graduating design school in San Francisco, Calif., she moved back to her native roots of Idaho, where she'd blog a post here and there, make garments for herself to sport around town, and design marketed baby apparel, which started with her then, newborn son, Xavier.

She's a busy mom, who (even with a packed schedule) proves that you can make time for anything that you really want and through very pressing times. As an avid scrapbooker, and fashion lover, it was natural for Schreiner to start her blog KZjostudio, which has developed into so much more than just a blog. With a new pattern line launching, she carries everything from DIY projects, to quilting tips with videos on her blog, and fashion sketched backgrounds that cleverly changes with the seasons.


Her objective has set the tone for unconventional fashionistas and a new generation of youthful quilters within the fashion community. There's straightforward learning provided by thorough tutorials via creative images and videos. There's also classes that she teaches during the year for any crafty type willing to take on a new perspective on the art of quilting, and exploring related fashion avenues.


Even as a non-quilting lady myself, I love her blog because she gives complete instructions. It's always inspiring for me to see new projects that others are working on; and also a nice break from the usual  mainstreamed fashion nuggets of the world. It's quite easy to get lost in the colours of her printed designs, whether its from her latest handbag series, or popular customed bookmarks (which may be downloaded via pdf)

Be sure to enter a new giveaway from KZjoStudio! This is for a handmade
iPad case (see below). Giveaway ends on March 30th. Winner chosen by KZjoStudio will be announced on here and on her blog March 31, 2011.  *iPad not included.


TO ENTER:  Either use the easy form below, comment, or Tweet this giveaway. You may also Tweet her @kzjostudio
KZ Schreiner Blog
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Giveaway submission for entries ends March 30, PST 12pm


Giveaway has ended!


KZjo Studio: The Intimate Sessions:


On daily style:
Right now a lot of my day-to-day clothes are black, (leggings with tunics) paired with flats in the morning. In the afternoons, I try to wear loads of colour for variety & heels a few times a week. I'm actually in the process of rebuilding my wardrobe, which will be on my new blog series.
On her changes in her fashion as a mother:
Being a mother has changed a lot of my design aesthetic. I look at ease now (in making and wearing), the time (producing awesome things in shorter periods of time), wear-ability (how well pieces transition, in the long-term, & comfort all while trying to keep interesting details in the designs. 
On Inspiration:
Just about anything inspires me! It could be from fashion shows, nature, blogs, or just colours in a magazine article. My son is also a huge inspiration for most of my children's wear designs. I keep tons of magazine clippings for inspiration and constantly update my inspiration board. 
My work space and design process consists of...
very spacious room... allowing me to have stations set-up for all the different areas of my design, such as illustrating, sewing, quilting... also, for my other creative hobbies (scrapbooking and card making).
I do tend to thrive in clutter, but I've really been trying to use what I have, getting rid of what I'm not using, & attempting to keep everything a little more tidy. 
My main goal in two years is...
To get some of the patterns offered in print (not just pdf downloads) & into "brick and mortar" stores all around the globe.
My soon to be released pattern line will hopefully inspire people to learn new skills, try new things, & not be intimated by sewing along... ending up with a project they will love & be proud of!

photos: Courtesy of KZjostudio, modified by Ladyofashion
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18 comments

  1. cool post, and i like this cool contest. i don't have an ipad but i am telling my friends. :)

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  2. Jessycalouise13 March, 2011

    That case is so cute <3

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  3. Cute giveaway! Too bad I don't have an iPad lol

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  4. just signed the form. nice interview. I think Beth would love this case. :))

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  5. It's always great to be introduced to a different type of blogger!

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  6. Thanks Audrey! Yes, I know there are still many who do not have an iPad yet! haha! -xxoo

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  7. I like the fabric that she used. it looks like wood. Thanks for commenting, I appreciate it! :)

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  8. Hi Tomas, Thanks for telling your friends. There's already many submissions on the forms. yes, this is a bit different giveaway than the norm! -xo

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  9. Haha! Stefan, Beth likes anything with a heart! Thank you for visiting, hope you both are doing great! -xxoo

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  10. Marissa, I totally agree! I like seeing the other facets of our fashion world as much as what we normally see or hear about daily. Thanks & nice blog by the way! -xxoo

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  11. Quilting is awesome, i need to learn how to do it, it's so fascinating and i respect anybody who can make crazy fashions out of it!

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  12. Hi Marcia,
    It's good to see a different aspect of quilting especially from a younger generation. Glad that you appreciate and respect that! She makes pretty cool designs in addition to quilting fashion. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

    -xxoo
    @ladyofashion

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  13. Melliott93015 March, 2011

    The ipad case is so cute! If only I had an iPad, I'd totally enter...haha. I always admire people who have creative abilities like that, particularly when they're trying to juggle with a busy mother's schedule too...inspiration for the rest of us to get our little butts in gear! :)

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  14. Haha! No worries Marie, I totally understand! Yes, I agree the case is super cute! Sometimes it takes hearing about others juggling countless tasks like this, allowing me to realise how much I can do if I just "get into gear!" -xxoo
    ladyofashion

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  15. Twentyyork17 March, 2011

    It's my first time here and there's a fabulous give-away?!! It's my lucky night!

    Yes, please enter me!

    besos,

    ML

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  16. Hello ML,
    Yes, you are already entered! Thanks so much for the support and reading my blog! -xxoo
    http://www.twitter.com/ladyofashion

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  17. It's amazingly cute.
    I would love to have it!!!
    nessi.schnabel@gmx.net

    Love.

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  18. Aww, thanks Vanessa! I saw the form & you are entered, the designer is picking the winner and announced on March 31st. Good Luck & Thank you for coming by my blog! -xxoo
    http://www.twitter.com/ladyofashion

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