Archive for the ‘Quilt Market’ Category

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Melody Miller

Melody Miller’s latest Ruby Star collection, Ruby Star Polka Dot, has both the 61” cotton linen and the 45” heavier canvas linen blend. If you’ve been jonesing for the viewfinders, well you’re in luck! They’re back and in updated colors. The arrow print is also an early favorite of many.   – Keli Faw is [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Melimba

Tiny Dancer by melimba — Kokka’s newest design team (from Texas! Wooo!) — is a fun collection that is sweet without leaving cavities. The floral prints could easily be for adults and I think the biggest hit for any person who likes to sew are the coordinating stripes. Perfection.     – Keli is the [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Ellen Luckett-Baker

Folk Modern, Ellen Luckett-Baker’s second collection for Kokka, showcases Ellen’s classic yet fun sensibility. The simplicity and beauty of Stamped is there, with just another layer added. Not making it more complicated, just more depthand still phenomenal and highly useful in a full range of projects.   – Keli is the owner of Drygoods Design, a [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Nani Iro

Naomi Ito continues to wow with her 2013 Nani Iro prints and new Basic collection. New colors in some of her popular staples make for some really wonderful apparel pieces and a couple of prints in a heavier linen canvas blend will be amazing for bags and structured apparel. I believe her ability to maximize [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Cocca

  We saw Cocca fabrics at market a few years ago, and while it grabbed Kim’s attention, we never did see any of these beautiful, edgy, artistic apparel fabric make it to these shores. This market, Kokka put the spotlight on Cocca, or its nickname CC, an apparel-specific line of prints. In case you were wondering, [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Echino

Preparing for Seven Islands‘ booth (the US distributor of Kokka) can be overwhelming, in the most splendid of ways. In addition to its prominent licensed collections from Echino, Nani Iro, Melody Miller, Ellen Luckett-Baker, and newcomer Melissa Wood, aka melimba, Kokka also has an insane presence with its in-house design team. At Spring Market, they [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Newcastle

Longtime fabric designer Hoodie Crescent recently took the role of art director at Newcastle Fabrics and her influence really shows. She shared her market photos with me for this post — thanks very much, Hoodie! Maybe the biggest news is that designer/author/Quiltcon Best-in-Show winner Victoria Findlay Wolfe  will make her debut as a fabric designer with Newcastle. The [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Moda

As always, Moda Fabrics had a huge booth at Quilt Market! Here are a few highlights: This groovy lady is Vanessa Christenson, aka V and Co. Vanessa has a new collection called Simply Style full of chic graphic prints in vibrant colors. Vanessa’s skirt is made with one of the new prints which is a [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Art Gallery Fabrics – Bonnie Christine

My next stop at Art Gallery Fabrics was at Bonnie Christine’s booth where she featured her new collection titled Reminisce. This romantic collection has ten vintage inspired patterns in two color stories: Sweet Berries and Vivid Reflections. I fell in love with this nostalgic collection, which is perfect for a laid-back summertime project for yourself or a loved one. [...]