Fall Quilt Market 2012: Cloud 9 Fabrics

The dynamic duo behind Cloud 9, Michelle Engel Bencsko and Gina Pantastico, presented so much this Market, I didn’t know what to show you first!  All of Cloud 9′s gorgeous designs are printed on 100% certified organic cotton.


First up, Mixteca by Eleanor Grosch.  Eleanor pairs both cool and warm brights with black and white to create Mexican-inspired prints in her bold graphic style.  Mixteca will be available January 2013.

{ Quilt made with Mixteca prints }


Keeping with the international theme, Rashida Coleman-Hale‘s Tsuru, which features crane motifs, is inspired by her childhood in Japan.  Why the name Tsuru?  Tsuru is Japanese for crane.  Tsuru will be available December 2012.


Micro Mod, by artist and illustrator Rob Bancroft, also features bold geometrics. Rob and his family are the creative forces behind Green Bee Design and Patterns of Nashville. Green Bee had a booth at Market, too!

{ Quilt made with Micro Mod }

{ Micro Mod featured in Green Bee Design & Patterns’ booth }


Steffie Brocoli‘s In The Forest is a playful mix of primary colors and white.  In The Forest is available February 2013.

{ Quilt made with In The Forest }


Michelle Engel Bencsko was inspired by the Bauhaus movement to create iHaus. Cloud 9 is becoming the go-to fabric company for bold designs!


How is this for a fun and unique inspiration for a fabric collection?  Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, due out April 2013, was inspired by Mo Willems‘ book of the same name.  Imagine a little one reading the book every night before bed and then sleeping under a quilt made from the collection!


Cloud 9 also presented previews of collections that will be available in 2013.  Leslie Shrewing creates A Creative Mint based on her pretty, petite watercolor paintings.


Illustrator and fine artist Lisa Congdon creates a fantasy kingdom with her collection The Land That Never Was.


Last but certainly not least, Cart Before The Horse presents a Halloween collection. I’m looking forward to seeing all the prints in this delightful mix of eerie yet whimsical characters!

Tina Guthmann is a software developer by day and a quilter and a textile and graphic designer by night. She writes the blog BostonSewer and is also known around the internet as CrimsonBruin.

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  1. Kitty says:

    Just want to let you know I love your posts!!