Spring Quilt Market 2012: Michael Miller In-House Collections

Michael Miller came on strong with its bright and cheery presence at Quilt Market. Not only did they showcase some fantastic new licensed collections, but they also debuted some exceptionally fun in-house collections which focus on the color stories they have been providing for the past few years as well as continuing to be a destination for soft, bright, and irreverent basics and children’s motifs.


If we thought birds were gone, I think most people will find that they only flew south for the winter. Our feathered friends are popping up across the board for most manufacturers and the love affair is still strong in a couple of different collections at Michael Miller.


The basics are something Michael Miller continue to bring us in new interpretations and applications. Take the Stripes. Offered on 58″ wide cotton, you can go big on stripes, be it rainbow or gradient. These will be so fun for bedding, backings and maybe even a play teepee?

Next up was a couple of fun gradient chevrons and a vibrant collection anchored on the stripes in navy, red, Kelly green and white. These stripes going vertical or horizontal for a preppy, structured skirt? Oh so fun!


The seas are high in the industry and riding the nautical wave ¬†(if you stopped reading after the first or second pun, I don’t blame you) is Michael Miller’s adorable Ahoy Matey¬†collection. Those triangles and the garlands are beyond cheerful and the colors really pop but don’t take over.


Also having a great time is the Pierre’s Famous Traveling Circus collection, which brings our regular big top gang in bright colors and whimsical assortments.


New additions in the color stories are many and offer a few florals, abstracts and more!


All new in-house collections are slated to hit store shelves in late July.


{ all photos and text by Keli Faw of Drygoods Design }


  1. AnnieB346 says:

    Wow, back in the 60′s I had a pair of bell bottoms almost the exact same fabric as the dark navy with huge daisies! I love the citrus, reminds me a little of the very-hard-to-find Malka Dubrawsky citrus.

  2. Anita says:

    I don’t know whether the problem is my laptop or what. The blue text on brown grown is impossible to read and that is disappointing because I love your comments as well as your pictures.