Fall Quilt Market 2012: Art Gallery Fabrics

{ Splendor 1920 by Bari J. }

I’m just loving what Pat Bravo has been up to with Art Gallery Fabrics. I’ve always loved her fabrics, we were one of the first shops in Sydney ever to stock them when she started the business all those years ago! But I particularly love the designers she’s bringing in, and she is obviously taking great care and effort to make sure they are a good Art Gallery Fabrics fit.

 

Bari J has a few new ranges coming out – her stand was lush with Spendor 1920, a range inspired by the European society life in the 1920s. It’s out now.

I would have been pretty happy to pick up that gorgeous bag and run away down the aisles with it.

Bari also has Bijoux coming for May, which was one of my two favourites from the Art Gallery offerings. I LOVE the yellow, teal and purple combo and some of the big florals are to die for.

 

Jeni Baker from the In Colour Order blog has a range due out in February called Colour Me Retro – some cute little graphics in bright colours and a lovely lollipop floral.

 

Angela Walters has a range with Pat too called Textures. Due in March, this is citrus and grey with a very “Modern Quilt” feel. Angela of course had examples of her amazing machine quilting on the stand which were being pored over by all and sundry.

The range includes the Right Angles Panel – a 1 yard repeat of divided design panel with multiple uses. One side can be used as a whole cloth top to enhance your machine quilting skills, and the other side is intended as a continuous border to the whole cloth top.

 

Sarah Watson is another new designer for Art Gallery in 2013. Indian Summer is due in April, I particularly love some of the graphic prints she’s included.

 

Pat herself of course has a bevy of new designs – my favourite and what I thought was the absolute stand out was Carnaby Street. Pink, aqua, grey, lime, flower power and swinging London. I am going to need this one in my stash for sure.

Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo }

{ Rock ‘n Romance by Pat Bravo }

 

 

Art Gallery Fabrics has also started to release in-house collections under the name AGF Studio. Urban Mod and Floressence are the newest collections. Same sophisticated, color-drenched prints we’ve come to expect from the company Pat Bravo built, but these collections will explore totally new styles, moods, and trends.

{ Urban Mod by AGF Studio }

 

{ Floressence by AGF Studio }


Australian quilter and fabric designer Sarah Fielke is the author of several books and is a world-traveling teacher.

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