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Fabric of Vision has taken our show on the road! Visit us at the many venues in which we participate — Quilt Shows, Retreats, Pop-up Shops and Open Studio Sales. Our current schedule can be viewed on the Events Page, Facebook and by email. Not on our email list? Sign up here.

We have all new fabrics and projects, each one reflects the quirkiness that you expect from Fabric of Vision. And of course, ideas and inspiration is always available.

We look forward to seeing you at an Event soon!



Owner Retirement Forces Store Closure
Huge Going Out Of Business Sale

For more than 10 years Fabric of Visions has been serving the community of Ashland with a large selection of fashion fabrics including silks, Italian wools and linens, contemporary Japanese fabric, knits and rayon’s. Specialty Quilting Cottons are also included.

The business owner Sandi Globus has finally decided to retire. What will she do? Explore and Play. She plans to explore other fabric related venues. Sandi is looking forward to spending more time sewing for fun, working in the garden, playing with the dogs and enjoying the grandkids. Of course, she will take advantage of the extra time to continue flipping houses!

The owner and staff of Fabric of Vision would like to thank all of their loyal customers who have made their store a very special place for everybody.

For additional information about Fabric of Visions or to schedule an interview with the owner please contact Sandi Globus at fabricofvision@yahoo.com.


Sewing in Wine Bars

by Janet Eastman

Ashland, Oregon, October, 2009
Forget gathering in church halls or cozy living rooms in front of a fire. Knitting and stitching circles are meeting in wine bars. Liquid Assets Wine Bar sometimes reserved its long bar for women who want to drink wine and watch someone else sew. That someone on an October evening was Sandi Globus of the Fabric of Vision store, who showed how to create totes for holiday gifts. “It’s ridiculous how fast you can crank these out,” she said. “But I still want you to make something that looks handmade, not homemade.”

Teaching a sewing class at a wine bar is like holding a gymnastic class in an elevator. You’re dealing with incredible spatial constraints, makeshift equipment and distracted participants. But Globus conducts classes here rather than during the day at her small downtown Ashland shop because, as she told the busy women, “I have no space and you have no time.”

Although wonderfully designed for enjoying wine or beer, Liquid Assets was a bit challenging for a sewing demonstration. Every light was turned on and up, but it was still dim and the narrow bar could barely accommodate everyone’s printed directions and wine glasses. But Globus chugged through it.

She moved her green mat to the center of the bar, between pillars of Black Butte XXI beer tap handles and empty wine bottles. She found her scissors near a row of wine glasses and began cutting the fabric. She was slightly slumped. “It’s easier to cut when you’re not leaning over a bar,” she said.

With her Praff sewing machine set up at the end of the bar, she zipped away at shoulder straps and “paper bag” bottoms. “You can probably sew a little straighter and neater than I can right now,” she said.

Sometimes she’d have to project her voice over the crowd’s cross talk. The nineteen women who paid $18 to see the demo, taste three wines and take home a pattern to make their own tote, were sometimes distracted from the project. They halted the presentation to ask about the wine (“When was this bottle opened?"), Liquid Assets owner Denise Daehler-Piotter’s sparkling necklace, the brooch Globus was wearing (“Is that a Aztec or a Trick or Treater with a monster mask?”), Globus’ oft-referred-to beer (her favorite beer: Blind Pig IPA) and her beer-opener, a Pope-shape “church key.”

At one point, Globus waved a piece of fabric like a surrender flag and told a group in the corner that they were getting rowdy. At another time, she tinked a wine glass with a Hera Marker to get everyone’s attention for a critical part of the process. “Tearing is much straighter than cutting,” she said, snipping a corner of the fabric, then ripping away. “Can any of you cut an 18-inch square this straight?”

Well, not after tasting three California wines: 2007 Angeline Chardonnay, 2007 Leese-Fitch Merlot and a 2006 Morro Bay Cabernet Sauvignon.

In two hours, Globus finished the totes – one canvas, one made of bamboo felt that she called “luscious” – and answered everyone’s questions. She did have a few shortcuts: “In a normal world, I would pin this, but there’s a beer waiting for me over there.” The next “Swig & Stitch” class at Liquid Assets is Oct. 22. Globus will teach a new group how to make her “bags of fun.” On Nov. 11 and 19, she’ll show how to create wraps and scarves. Dec. 9 will be quick holiday projects made with leftover fabric. The crowd let out a long ah! when Globus announced the project for January: skirts!



Ashland High School Students Stage “Project Runway” Fashion Show

Exciting New Event at Grilla Bites First Friday in May

Ashland, Oregon, April 25, 2009
Ashland High School (AHS) students are staging a fashion show as a fundraiser for the AHS Fiber Arts Department. The format of the show was inspired by Project Runway, the reality television series on the Bravo network where contestants compete with each other to create the best clothes.

What: Ashland Runway
Who: AHS Fiber Arts students as participants, Fabric of Vision as sponsor
When: First Friday, May 1, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Grilla Bites 47 N. Main Street, Ashland

The contestants in the “Ashland Runway” show are currently enrolled in a Fiber Arts class at AHS. There are two different levels of competition – the lower level will model bags and the higher level will model dresses they’ve created. Each contestant must demonstrate to the judges some unique quality they utilized in their entry. A winner from each level will receive a package of sewing supplies, gift certificates to various shops and a professional portfolio shoot.

This event was organized primarily by senior AHS student, Alaina Barrett. She was assisted by her Senior Project Mentor, Sandi Globus, the owner of Fabric of Vision located in downtown Ashland. Sandi thoroughly enjoyed her involvement in this project but gives Alaina the credit, “After our initial meeting, Alaina just took off with this project.” Sandi volunteered $20 Fabric of Vision gift certificates to each of the contestants and helped make arrangements to secure Grilla Bites, a terrific restaurant specializing in organic food and drink, as the location for the event.

The public is invited to attend and watch a unique performance of AHS students’ work or to simply enjoy food at Grilla Bites, which coordinates with the First Friday Art Walk in Ashland, on May 1st. Donations for the AHS Fiber Arts Department will be accepted at the door and t-shirts promoting the event will be available.

About Fabric of Vision Owner, Sandi Globus has been sewing and quilting for years. In 1994 she opened her first shop, Ocean Wave Quilts, in Trinidad, California which she sold ten years later when she decided to relocate to beautiful Ashland. She discovered a lack of specialized fabrics in the area, so when she found the ideal location in 2005 she decided to open Fabric of Vision. Her store offers modern and retro textiles as well as original fiber art. More information is available on her website – www.fabricofvision.com.



An Unusual Business Partnership Makes for a Popular New Event

Swig & Stitch” Event in Ashland Combines Wine Tasting and Sewing

Ashland, Oregon, March 12, 2009
Downtown Ashland business owners Sandi Globus and Denise Daehler are hosting a regular event – Swig & Stitch – that combines wine tasting with sewing. Sandi owns Fabric of Vision, a store featuring unique textiles and fiber art, while Denise owns Liquid Assets, a wine bar offering a wide selection of wines in a casually elegant setting.

These two businesses don’t appear complementary however their owners actually have a lot in common. Sandi explains, “We opened our businesses around the same time three years ago so we’ve tried to be supportive of each other.” With the current economy putting a dent in tourism, these business owners rely on each other for creative ideas to keep new business coming in the door.

Sandi has been very successful attracting tourists to her store with her unique window displays. However, she wanted to do something to get the attention of local residents. She approached Denise with her idea to combine a wine tasting with a sewing demonstration.

The event grew rapidly through word-of-mouth, especially among local women who have an interest in sewing but don’t want to commit to a “formal” class. Sandi says the feedback has been very positive. She says, “We’re creating an atmosphere where people can leave their troubles at the door, enjoy an evening of fun and come away with some new skills.”

Upcoming Schedule:

"Kitchen Kitsch Encore" Thursday, March 19, 7:00 PM

"Pillow Talk" Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 PM

"Pillow Talk Encore" Thursday, April 16, 7:00 PM

Swig & Stitch takes place at Liquid Assets Wine Bar, located at 96 North Main Street, Ashland. The $18 fee includes wine, a lively sewing demo, a free pattern and fun. To make reservations call (541) 482-4009 or email fabric@fabricofvision.com. Participants must be 21 or over.

About Fabric of Vision Owner, Sandi Globus has been sewing and quilting for years. In 1994 she opened her first shop, Ocean Wave Quilts, in Trinidad, California which she sold ten years later when she decided to relocate to beautiful Ashland. She discovered a lack of specialized fabrics in the area, so when she found the ideal location in 2005 she decided to open Fabric of Vision. Her store offers modern and retro textiles as well as original fiber art. More information is available on her website – www.fabricofvision.com.

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Sandi Globus, owner
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