Archive for the ‘Quilt Market’ Category

It’s Time for Me to Say Goodbye.

You may have noticed that things have come to a screeching halt around here. I made the decision a few months ago that I had to close down True Up. I’m sorry for trailing off without saying anything, but it’s been difficult to come up with the right farewell post, and to finally pull the [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Birch Fabrics

Birch Fabrics‘ organic collections for the rest of 2013 and into 2014 include an expanded basics collection from Jay-Cyn Designs, quite a few new, exciting licensed designers, and some returning designers. Let’s start the show!   The inspiration for Elk Grove, and the companion collections Elk Grove Knits and The Grove canvas, comes from Birch Fabric’s [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Benartex and Kanvas

Sure, Contempo was being unveiled nearby, but in the meanwhile, Benartex’s Kanvas studio has been no slouch, winning the booth award for Maria Kalinowski’s Floral Philosophy. See here is the behind the scenes of their award-winning booth and those amazing tissue paper flowers. Under the Benartex brand, Jackie Robinson has debuted a new line called He Still Loves Me – a [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Benartex – Contempo

Last year Benartex introduced their modern and novelty focused studio, Kanvas. This spring, Benartex debuted another new division, Contempo Studio, which will feature more modern and contemporary lines. Contempo’s slogan is “Modern Fabrics, Manhattan Style,” and who better to exemplify that spirit than the multitalented Michele D’Amore? Her debut collection for Contempo is “Cosmopolitan,” in a [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Timeless Treasures

Timeless Treasures was HUGE! I could have spent all day looking at the fabric ranges and still not have seen everything. Thank you to Hayden Lees from Timeless Treasures Public Relations for taking me through everything. I loved your skirt, Hayden, made from “Matilda – Leaves” by Alice Kennedy! Lovely.   I really liked the Mini [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Windham Fabrics

  Windham Fabrics has lots of great new fabrics coming out. With a few headline names such as:   Heather Ross with her first range with Windham – Briar Rose. It’s Heather’s usual brilliant illustrations with great colour and design, and the quilting weight cotton looked like it would be great to sew anything with [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Anna Griffin and Blend Fabrics

The Anna Griffin / Blend Fabrics booth was like a candy store for me. So much was on offer. Above: Josephine Kimberling‘s Field Day and Jessica Swift‘s Sardinia.       New Blend designer Peter Horjus     Shell Rummel     Anna Griffin     Jone Hallmark     Maude Asbury     Cori Dantini’s range “Beauty Is You” [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: More Kokka

{ This one was a no-brainer for the lead photo! By Candy Party. } At Spring Market, Kokka showed some collections from designers Wood World (though that might just be the collection name and the designs are in-house), Candy Party, and Plump Cheeks. The latter is responsible for the wackadoo photorealistic stuffed animal prints alluded [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Trefle

The in-house selections and other lesser-known designer collections from the Seven Islands family were full of the wonderful, the crazy, and memorable. From illustrated fruit (strawberries are everywhere it seems) and botanicals to rather creepy furry stuffed animals, Kokka is reliable for keeping it interesting and more often than not, lovely. First, some new Trefle. [...]