Spring Quilt Market 2013: Cloud9 Fabrics – Fall-Winter 2013-2014

Earlier, we showed Cloud9′s summer 2013 collections, now here’s what’s coming in fall and winter, including collections several new designers. Dem Bones is Sarah Watson’s delightful take on human anatomy. “People are really excited about this because they can make something that teenage boys won’t be embarrassed by,” says Michelle. Accordingly, Dem Bones ties made an appearance in the Cloud9 booth. The fabric will be available in September.

Sarah Watson Dem Bones Sarah Watson Cloud 9


Bark and Branch by English designer Eloise Renouf, author of the book 20 Ways to Draw a Tree, evokes the shapes and colors of late autumn and early winter. Available in September.

Bark and Branch Eloise Renouf Cloud 9


A line named with tongue firmly in cheek is Michelle Engel Bencsko’s Mad Mend. It’s an homage to textiles, replete with pins, thimbles, scissors, buttons and cross-stitched letters spelling out Make Do.

Mad Mend 2 Michelle Bencsko Cloud 9

Mad Mend Michelle Bencsko Cloud 9


Leslie Shewring’s Palos Verdes, delicately colored florals and geometrics in voile, evokes the beaches she roamed while living in Southern California. They’ll be available in October.

Palos Verdes Leslie Shrewing Cloud 9


Cape Town, South Africa’s Heather Moore (aka Skinny LaMinx) has a line, Up, Up and Away, coming out in November. It spins off the Free As a Bird fabric from her first Cloud9 line, Cut Out and Keep.

Up, Up & Away 2 Heather Moore Cloud 9

Up, Up & Away Heather Moore Cloud 9


If you’ve got children, or grandchildren, or nieces and nephews, or any young friends, then you’re familiar with Margaret Wise Brown’s iconic children’s book, Goodnight Moon. Available in December, these designs stick close to the book’s original style.

Goodnight Moon 2 Cloud 9

Goodnight Moon Cloud 9


And finally, Ed Emberley is back with Picture Pie. The line features flowers, foxes, fish, and Scribbles large and small, and will be available in January, 2014.

Ed Emberley Picture Pie 3 Cloud 9

Ed Emberley Picture Pie Cloud 9

Ed Emberley Picture Pie Scribbles Cloud 9

Linzee Kull McCray is a writer and editor with a focus on textiles and crafts. She’s a regular contributor to Etsy’s blog and to Moda’s Cutting Table blog, a contributing editor at Stitch, a columnist for Quilt Country, and her work appears in American Patchwork and Quilting, UPPERCASE, Quilt Sampler, and other publications. When she’s not writing, sewing, or knitting, you can find her rowing on the Iowa River. Visit her blog Pearl the Squirrel.

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