Archive for the ‘Fabrics 2010’ Category

Sneak Peek: Mod Kitchen by Helen Dardik

You know Helen Dardik, right? Orange You Lucky blog? One of a kind paintings? Amazing surface design? Thought so. We’ve pointed her out before. Now, lucky for us, Helen has been developing a fabric collection with P&B Textiles, and recently she gave us a sneak peek. Few people, in my opinion, can make spatulas and [...]

Daisy Janie: Geo Grand

Jan Dicintio, aka Daisy Janie, last week unveiled her February 2010 collection, Geo Grand. It’s “six large-scale, bold, sleek+& dynamic+designs,+presented in a rich palette of espresso brown, smoky aqua, sky blue and a sweet apple chartreuse.” I’m loving the retro motifs and fresh, cool colors. Like her current organic cotton canvas and sateen collections, Geo [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: What I Missed

Today marks the end of my Fall Quilt Market coverage. About 40 posts! Are you sick of it? Looking forward to returning to the normal posting routine? I just wanted to give shout-outs to the companies and people I missed. Quilt Market is so big, people, seriously. Three days going full speed and I still [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Moda Quilts

I didn’t manage to see Moda‘s new fabric collections by themselves at this market, but we can get a good idea of what’s on the horizon from the quilts they had on display. Lauren and Jessi Jung are a daughter and mother team, living in Philadelphia and Spartanburg, SC (respectively). This is their debut fabric [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Robert Kaufman (With Giveaways!)

Robert Kaufman‘s hottie marketing department (Kyle, Emmie, and Ally) showed me nearly the entire year’s worth of upcoming releases. Some of the most exciting things I saw were Josephine Kimberling‘s next line, scheduled for mid-late 2010; and Amy Schimler‘s On a Whim II (January 2010 release). Keep an eye on the designers’ blogs for the [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Blue Hill Fabrics

New York City-based Blue Hill Fabrics is the newest manufacturer on the scene. They’re only a couple months old, composed of a group of ex-Windham Fabrics employees. (Their website is still in progress, but here‘s the link for posterity.) Leslie Sonkin (above) showed me their debut collections — a mixture of fresh, contemporary designs (we’ve [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Alexander Henry Part III: Big Black Book

As I discovered last year, Alexander Henry is unique amongst fabric companies, and that’s true not only for their designs, but for their business model and delivery schedule. Kathy of Pink Chalk Fabrics explains it better than I can here. Here’s a look inside the legendary Big Black Book at the collections and one-off prints [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Alexander Henry Part II: Home Dec & Another Featured Collection

In addition to the Ghastlies, Alexander Henry was also featuring the stunning “multi-ethic” collection Zanzabelle. Nicole (the sister half of the siblings) created this one, if I remember correctly. The pattern fills in the animals are so cool. Hand-rendered designs are becoming more of a rarity amongst contemporary fabrics, and they make it look so [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Alexander Henry Part I: Halloween

Alexander Henry did it up for Halloween this year! It was all to help promote next year’s Halloween collection, The Ghastlies — hands down the best Halloween fabrics I’ve ever seen. It was all hand drawn by Phillip (the brother half of the sibling pair that runs the company) and will come in two colorways, [...]