Spring Quilt Market 2012: Green Bee Patterns

{ all photos by Lauren Hunt }

I can’t write enough superlatives about Alexia Abegg. She’s just one of my favorite people in the world. She started out selling her handmade bags and worked with Anna Maria Horner in her studio. Spring Market finally saw the launch of her new endeavor, Green Bee Patterns, which also involves her husband Rob Bancroft (who is also Cloud9 Fabrics’ newest designer!) and her mom Michelle Abegg. From the sound of it, it was a huge hit. Green Bee’s clothing patterns are an answer to people who have admired all the beautiful, simple Japanese sewing patterns and books out there but haven’t taken the plunge because of cost, the language barrier, measurement challenges, etc. And her quilt patterns … wow. Trendy motifs and also a less-is-more approach to design that lets fabric prints and colors shine.

You can order the first two Green Bee patterns, the Scoop Tote and Little Dots Quilt Pattern, from their Etsy shop now. See the full line here. The other quilt and bag patterns are coming any day now, and the clothing patterns will be available in August. You can keep updated with their Facebook page.




One Comment

  1. Mary P says:

    Oh that black and white dress is so lovely!! Thanks for sharing. I don’t think I had seen anything about Green Bee in other folks’ Quilt Market coverage.