Fall Quilt Market 2009: Blue Hill Fabrics

paper dolls - panel

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 already seen Party Dress by Mo Bedell); 19th century reproductions; and antique reproductions with a twist.

First up, we have Aunt Lindy’s Paper Dolls by SiblingArts Studio, which will be in stores in February 2010. It seemed to be the talk of market! The collection includes the large-scale panel pictured above to make stuffed dolls.

paper dollsthis was an extra-long foldout — here’s the left side …

paper dolls… and here’s the right … I still didn’t get it all in the frame!

paper dolls - dogs closeclose-up of one of the Paper Dolls coordinates.

Well we just have to look at Party Dress again, right? These pictures below give you a better idea of the scale.

Party Dress

Party Dress

Party Dress

Party Dress

Designer Sara Morgan has a few collections amongst Blue Hill’s IPO:

toybox by sara morgan

toybox by sara morganToybox – a juvenile 30s reproduction line

feedsack by sara morgan

feedsack by sara morganFeedsack

Garibaldi Sara Morgan

Garibaldi Sara MorganGaribaldi – all white, black, and red. Note the cool 3-D effect in the focus print.

And below is Bungalow by Hayley Sayles. I didn’t realize when I saw it that I know Hayley! She lives outside of Austin and ran the very awesome but sadly departed Craft-o-Rama. (Hayley is now teaching classes through Leslie Bonnell’s Stitch Lab, which is currently moving to larger digs. Hooray!) I’m loving the retro tiki vibe.

bungalow by hayley sayles

bungalow by hayley sayles

There is much more in the Flickr set, including some cute basics, colorful nursery prints, a Redwork-inspired collection, and a Civil War-era reproduction line called Gettysburg Remembrance. I thought the latter was remarkable because it includes a modern photorealistic collage of Civil War uniforms alongside the authentic prints. I’m sure this will cause controversy amongst the re-creationist crowd!


  1. keren says:

    the doll fabric is a darling! so cute!

  2. Tatania says:

    Ooooh both ranges look fantastic! The paper doll print is very cute, love the little dog co-ordinates too!

  3. Becky says:

    I was thinking, “How cute are those paper dolls?” but then I scrolled down to the Tiki fabric and just about died!! Gorgeous!!!!!!!!

  4. amy says:

    Blue Hill has some super cute fabric coming out. I can’t wait to get my hands on some. Thanks for the info

  5. Karen says:

    I just love the paperdoll print and all the corrinating fabrics. When I received the magazine a year ago christmas I started looking and scanning for your designs. I have a paper doll quilt and just love it. I reminds me of when I was little. Thanks.

  6. Ky says:

    I know that it is a bit after the fact but Voodoo Rabbit has the two Paper Doll panels in stock now.