Spring Quilt Market 2013: Newcastle

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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 collection is called Sonnet and it’ll be out later this summer. At its centerpiece is a beautiful floral border print.

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Hoodie takes on 60s mod psychedelia with Free Mind:

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Happy Days is a retro kitchen collection from Newcastle Studio:

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Styl mod bundles @ the market

Styl Mod II is a group of beyond-the-basics by Styl Par Mo. Keep a lookout here for the pattern on the left, the Signature Newcastle Quilt.

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Foxy is another in-house collection in pink and blue with a panel print and easy basics for coordinates, tailor made for kids’ rooms.

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Julia’s Notes would fit in well with the painterly work of many of the Rowan designers. The designer Peggy Brown describes the inspiration for the collection:

Inspired in my heart’s pursuit of faith and encouraged by my Grandma Julia’s life, this line of fabric designs celebrates things she loved – and that I love: faith, the beauty of creation – birds, flowers, food (dill seeds), color and life!

Julia started nurses’ training during the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918 in Portland, Oregon. Caring for people was an expression of her life of faith. One of the notes in this collection is the announcement of my brother David’s birth written on a post card to her sister Pearl in Sweet Home, Oregon. The other note, tucked between flowers, leaves and birds is written to her, at age 11, for giving the most offering in her Sunday School class in 1908.

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Julia,s Notes

 

 

Regal Stripe is a basic with dimensionality — looks like hanging drapes.

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Tree quilt and May Flowers

Hoodie found a way to use Newcastle’s line of burlap fabrics in this wall hanging/quilt.

 

 

 

Wishes, also from the Newcastle Studio, was reason to celebrate Christmas in May in the Newcastle booth.

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Spring Quilt Market 2013: Moda

As always, Moda Fabrics had a huge booth at Quilt Market! Here are a few highlights:

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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 chevron that varies in width from selvage to selvage, giving it an optical illusion-feel. This fun fabric gives you a lot of options from one piece of fabric.

Simply Style features graphic prints and florals in one or two colors, and also coordinating solids. They’re great for making a simple statement for fashion or to add to your quilting stash!

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One thing Moda is known for is their precut fabric packs in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. They have recently introduced precut hexagons, so you can get the fun look of hexagons without all of the cutting. I love this cute quilt with rings of hexies and randomly placed ones on a natural fabric background. Pretty quilting, too!

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Another favorite Moda designer is Kate Spain, who debuted her new collection called Sunnyside. Kate always uses bright, clear colors and this group has a lot of pretty blues, accented with red, yellow and grassy green. Sunnyside has pretty florals but also some fun weather-related prints, like the raindrops and swirly clouds. There are also some nice graphic coordinates, like the squiggly zig zag lines.

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Another colorful collection is Wrens & Friends by new Moda designer Gina Martin. This bright group also combines fun florals and graphic prints, but in a more whimsical style. The color combo is very bright – pink, red, aqua, lime and brown to give it more depth.

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The Moda booth had an eye-catching quilt made with this collection using a cute flower block. I love this funky quilt!

 

Finally, another sweet bird-themed group – this one is called Bluebird Park, by Kate and Birdie. Bluebird Park has a fun panel as well as adorable animals like hedgehogs! The color scheme is like a fresh spring day – coral, aqua, lemon yellow and a nice neutral gray-brown to make the brighter colors pop. The panel has a nice mix of small squares featuring motifs from the line, some small fabric gift tags, and a larger section of a pretty floral print that can be used in all kinds of ways.

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The rest of the collection works well as individual prints or all together. There are birds on branches, rabbits, bikes, a park scene with owls and squirrels, and a variety of flowers. I’m looking forward to seeing this cute collection!

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And of course, all of these collections will be available in Moda’s many precut options – charm packs, layer cakes, mini charms, jelly rolls and more to make a quick quilt project a breeze.

Becca Jubie is co-owner of Quilt Sandwich Fabrics on Etsy and also works for In The Beginning Fabrics. She has been quilting for over 10 years and is obsessed with fabric! Becca lives in Seattle, WA, and is on the board of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. She occasionally writes about her creative pursuits on her blog, The Becca Jubie Project.

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Art Gallery Fabrics – Bonnie Christine

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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. Reminisce will be in stores in June 2013.

 

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Through her e-courses and private coaching, Michelle Fifis mentors textile designers who want to improve the professionalism of their work and make more money in their businesses. Learn more about her work at Pattern Observer.

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Art Gallery Fabrics – Leah Duncan

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One of my favorite collections at the Spring Market was Tule, by Leah Duncan. This collection, which was inspired by the vast Nevada landscape, consists of ten patterns in two color stories: Nevada Sun and Arizona Sky. The collection is a modern and energetic take on traditional folk florals, geometrics and textures. Luckily we will not have to wait too long for this collection, which arrives in stores in August 2013.

 

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Through her e-courses and private coaching, Michelle Fifis mentors textile designers who want to improve the professionalism of their work and make more money in their businesses. Learn more about her work at Pattern Observer.

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Art Gallery Fabrics – Angela Walters

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Legacy, a lovely new collection from designer Angela Walters, was one of my first stops at Art Gallery Fabrics. Angela dedicated this collection to her grandfather, who taught her how to quilt and obviously made a lasting impression on the designer. The collection consists of nine unique patterns and is available in two soothing colorways: Topaz Traditions and Jade Inheritance. This seems like a wonderful collection to work with and I have a feeling it is going to be a hit with the quilters out there! Legacy will be available September 2013.

 

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Through her e-courses and private coaching, Michelle Fifis mentors textile designers who want to improve the professionalism of their work and make more money in their businesses. Learn more about her work at Pattern Observer.

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Art Gallery Fabrics – Bari J.

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Romantic, rich, and elegant are all words which came to mind as I wandered into Bari J.’s booth. Her latest collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, Bijoux, is receiving rave reviews from crafters, which is no surprise when you see how wonderfully the patterns and colors work together. The collection was inspired by “the imagined life of a traveling free spirit and her elegant caravan” and comes in 10 gorgeous patterns in two color stories: Ruby Sprit and Golden Sprit. Bijoux is available now!

 

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Through her e-courses and private coaching, Michelle Fifis mentors textile designers who want to improve the professionalism of their work and make more money in their businesses. Learn more about her work at Pattern Observer.

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Art Gallery Fabrics – Jeni Baker

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For her second Art Gallery Fabrics collection, Jeni Baker offered a different spin on folk-like prints, taking us to the Scandinavian countryside in her collection titled Nordika. The collection works for a variety of projects, from quilts to apparel, and my head was spinning from the possible opportunities! Nordika features ten patterns in two vibrant colorways: Alpine Valley and Frost Valley. Look for this collection in July 2013.

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Through her e-courses and private coaching, Michelle Fifis mentors textile designers who want to improve the professionalism of their work and make more money in their businesses. Learn more about her work at Pattern Observer.

Sale Alerts: North American Edition

AlwaysMOD: 30% off Marimekko fabrics. (through 6/17/13)

Bloomerie: New group of Moda pre-cuts on sale, plus lots of patterns. (while supplies last)

Britex Fabrics: 20% off Mid/Light cotton fabrics. (online only, through 6/30/13)

Connecting Threads: 30% off batting. (through 6/17/13) All books 40% off (through 6/18/13)

Cucire: $7.50/yard shot cottons (through 6/30/13).

Cuts of Cotton: Shop opening celebration sale! 10% off all orders $20+ with code opening13. (through 6/21/13)

Delta Patchwork: 30% off everything in the special sale section (through 6/19/13). Always free shipping in contiguous USA for orders $40+.

Denver Fabrics: Cotton sale – all kinds of cottons $3.95-4.95/yard. (through 6/24/13)

Distinctive Fabrics & Furniture: All in-stock fabrics 25% off. (through 6/22/13)

Drygoods Design: Domestic orders $35+ always ship free.

eQuilter: Free shipping on U.S. orders and 50% off international shipping on orders $50+ with code PUPPY. (through 6/22/13)

Fabric.com: Extra 25% off in the Father’s Day Sale Section. 15% off your order of $75+ with code PSST2013. (through 6/17/13) Always free shipping on orders $35+.

Fabricworm: 10% off children’s fabrics (through 6/20/13 8am PST). Always $5 off your purchase of $50+ with coupon code linus5. Always 10% off orders $100+ with code bulk10.

Fat Quarter Shop: Pattern and Book Blowout! More than 600 books and patterns mostly 50% off. 50% off Padstow Range by Cabbages & Roses for Moda. Visit the Sale section for tons more. (while supplies last)

Finnstyle: 30% off ALL Marimekko fabrics. (through 6/17/13) Free shipping on orders $59+.

Hart’s Fabrics: 10% off all lace. (through 6/17/13)

HoneyBeGood: Always free shipping on orders $50+, and tiered discounts for purchases $100+.

Jones and Vandermeer: Echino, Alexander Henry Africa collection, Liberty Japan, Dear Stella, and the Kokka Miri Porun print above in the sale section. Always free shipping on orders $60+, or $5 flat rate otherwise.

Mad About Patchwork: Use code JUNE20 to save 20% on Pirouette, Happi, Salt Water, and Shelburne Falls. Save 10% on Flame Spectrum bundles and yardage. (through 6/30/13) Free shipping in Canada on orders $150+ and free worldwide shipping on patterns, not including clearance patterns.

Maxwell Designs: 10% off fabric with code ilovefabric. (through 6/26/13)

nido: Melody Miller’s Ruby Star Spring $13.20/yard. Includes the record print in two colorways (while supplies last). Always free shipping on orders $50 + or just $5 for all other orders.

Oilcloth Addict: $2 off each yard of oilcloth yardage, no coupon code needed (excludes laminated cottons and chalkcloth). (through 6/19/13)

Pink Chalk Fabrics: Lots of newly added fabrics in the sale section. (while supplies last)

Quilthome: 25% off all Sarah Jane fabric and patterns wit code QHSJLP (through 6/17/13). 20% off all PRE-ORDERS of Belle fabrics by Amy Butler, Hand Drawn Garden fabrics by Anna Maria Horner with code QHBHDGP. (through 7/7/13) One coupon code per order.

Sew Modern: Simply Color by V&Co and Frippery by Thomas Knauer 40% off. AND so much more in our SALE section! (while supplies last)

Stash Modern Fabric: 20% off Cotton Couture. (through 6/30/13)

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Spring Quilt Market 2013: Art Gallery Fabrics – Pat Bravo and AGF Studio

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Art Gallery Fabrics had a large presence at the Spring Quilt Market with an adorable and creative company-wide booth and individual booths for each of their designers. The individual booths gave each designer a chance to promote their collection in a unique way and was a wonderful opportunity to get to know each designer’s personality and style. Those will each be featured in turn — let’s start the tour now with the in-house AGF Studio, and Art Gallery Fabrics founder Pat Bravo‘s newest collections.

 

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AGF Studio featured a fun new collection titled Minimalista. The collection consists of seven modern patterns, which come in four sophisticated color palettes: Noir, Watermelon, Honeycomb, and Turquoise. The collection also features a free, modern quilt pattern entitled “Acute Triangle.” Minimalista is scheduled to arrive in stores in October 2013.

 

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Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo is an energetic collection inspired by “the Swinging London movement of the 1960s” and features 10 bold patterns ranging from florals to geometrics. The collection is currently available and comes in two exciting color stories: Rad Love and Cool Peace.

 

 

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Through her e-courses and private coaching, Michelle Fifis mentors textile designers who want to improve the professionalism of their work and make more money in their businesses. Learn more about her work at Pattern Observer.