Spring Quilt Market 2009: Art Gallery Fabrics

This post is part of a series reporting on the Spring 2009 International Quilt Market by True Up East Coast Stringer Mary Beth of Supafine.

Patricia Bravo‘s Art Gallery Fabrics booth was bumpin’ each time I passed it, so I considered myself pretty lucky to catch a moment with her Sunday to discuss the new collections.

New from Art Gallery Fabrics

New from Art Gallery Fabrics

There are four. The first is Nature Elements, coming in July. It’s a set of blenders designed to go with the following three collections as well as the rest of her line. (Confession? I never knew what a blender was before this weekend.) We’ve got colors such as Ocean Breeze, Mimosa, and Coffee Liqueur. I am suddenly thirsty.

orchid bloom

Image © ArtGalleryFabrics.com.

This is Orchid Bloom; it shows the detail of the tone-on-tone petal print.

Following that collection in August is Spellbound, combining “modern, ethnic and retro styles with enchanting and mysterious prints.”

teal wallpaper

Image © ArtGalleryFabrics.com.

This print, Teal Wallpaper, epitomizes the palette of the Loud Spell colors; slightly chalkier tones make up the Quiet Colors palette. Swear to God we had wallpaper like this in our bathroom growing up, only not as pretty.

September will see the release of Girly Girl (previewed here on True Up), which Patricia said was “[created] especially for girls and their mommies.” Patricia never had a daughter, she said, so she created this line as an especially girly collection intended to become the basis of very feminine projects.

(Here’s where we both sympathized for a moment over being deprived of the frilly fun of sewing for daughters.)

Girly Girl will contain two color stories: Cool Girl, with magenta, lime, pink, and aqua; and Sweet Girl, with pink, olive, orange and brown. The prints are all very flowery and feminine and a few are just a touch graphical. All would look good in ruffly dresses.

Just saying.


Lastly, coming in October is Alhambra II, a sequence of Alhambra, inspired by Moorish architecture. It reprises three prints from the original collection, along with a new series of prints, and everything has been reworked with a brighter and more updated color palette of teal, lime, and magenta in patterns reminiscent of tile mosaics and blooming, stylized gardens.

Alhambra II’s color palettes were previewed here on True Up. Check out Moorish Blossoms in Aqua and Spanish Petals in Blue for two of my favorites.

Ready for more Art Gallery Fabrics swatches? Get ‘em here.


  1. Amber says:

    Those all look amazing! Love the colors!

  2. sherri says:

    The fabrics are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing them!

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