Spring Quilt Market 2011: Clothworks

The Clothworks booth really caught my eye. They were one of the few booths to showcase a modern, all solids, quilt and that choice allowed their organic solids to shine (ETA:  Lizzy pointed out that this is her mom Cherry House‘s City Scapes pattern … thanks Lizzy!)

Clothworks Organic Solids Quilt

Clothworks’ Everyday Organic Solids are 100% GOTS certified and come in seven bright, saturated colors.

Clothworks Organic Elements

The solids, along with a print collection, will ship in August.

The organic prints were designed by Alyssa Thomas of Penguin & Fish and are very cute.  Alyssa did an amazing job of translating her embroidery designs into fabric.

Penguin and Fish

Clothworks- Penguin and Fish


Clothworks- Penguin and Fish

Penguin and Fish also had a booth of their own. The embroidered pillows were particularly charming — Alyssa said that she blew up the embroidery designs on a copy machine and used yarn instead of embroidery thread. So clever!

Penguin and Fish

Clothworks had some other great lines as well.

Critters by Ellen Crimi-Trent:


Floral Folio by Cary Phillips:

Clothworks- Floral Folio

Clothworks Floral Folio Quilt

Lily & Peony by Skipping Stones Studio:


Spring Umbrellas by Masha D’yans:


Finally, Clothworks has some fabrics both designed and produced in Japan. As a bonus, these will retail at a price point similar to the usual price point — no import premium. The lines include wovens and prints of classic Japanese embroidery.

Clothworks- Kinkame

Clothworks Kinkame





All the above fabrics ship in July or August.


  1. Love those Penguin and Fish embroidered pillows!

  2. Lizzy says:

    The first quilt in the organics is my Mom’s CityScapes quilt pattern!

  3. Jonah says:

    Thanks for the preview! Now I’m wanting to stop by their warehouse and it’s only 15 minutes away from me!