Spring Quilt Market 2010: Alexander Henry – Matisse


I have a little more from Moda to show you, but I find myself separated from my pictures today, so I will come back to it after showing you Alexander Henry’s new fabrics.

Alexander Henry already has a handful of prints inspired by Henri Matisse. As they write on their website:

Henri Matisse, who lovingly collected textiles his entire life, called this fabric collection his “working library,” and used flowers, dots and stripes to up-end the established laws of three-dimensional illusion. Inspired by this concept, these lyrical prints display some of the energy and spontaneity that was signature to Matisse’s work.


Their new Matisse collection is a more literal tribute to the artist, but they are not direct reproductions at all. AH’s Nicole de Leon told me they built patterns out of isolated motifs, and have mini versions his paintings in the background of the print above, but otherwise they tried to interpret the essence of his paintings in their own way. And they did such an amazing job with it, don’t you think?




(Note: These snapshots only represent a few of the prints and colorways, and this will be true of all the AH posts. I think you’ll fall in love all over again when you get to see the full collections!)


  1. Irene says:

    Thanks for your wonderful reporting on all the new fabrics at Quilt Market. I look forward to reading your
    blog every day. Love Alexander Henry! The Matisse prints
    are gorgeous.

  2. Gina says:

    Where do I find these wonderful Matisse-inspired fabrics in Austin?!!!