Posts tagged ‘africa’

Fall Quilt Market 2012: More Alexander Henry

Here’s what else Alexander Henry has coming now through Spring 2013.¬†Africa¬†captures my favorite color story at the moment – burgundy, bright pink, rust, and mustard. I love their interpretation of African textiles. I also think that zebras may very well be a new Hot Animal, maybe having to do with the film version of Life [...]

Vlisco: Silent Empire

Vlisco‘s newest collection is Silent Empire. Vlisco always does the most beautiful job in introducing their new fabrics so I’ll just quote their description! “The fabric designs of the Silent Empire collection feature daring graphic patterns, toned down by a colour palette of muted earth tones. The careful use of bright blue and lime green [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: Yara African Fabrics

Yara‘s traditional¬†African fabrics really stood out from the crowd at Quilt Market. Although not traditional quilting fabric, many of these 100% cotton fabrics could be used to make really interesting and different quilts. Yara has a website, but all orders must be placed over the phone. Luckily, the owners are super friendly and will be [...]


{ African Royale } Take a bit of fellow South Africans Shine Shine, a little Timorous Beasties, and a little bit of Vlisco, and you have something like Fabricnation. That’s not to say they’re derivative, though! Fabricnation partners Jann Cheifitz and Jane Solomon are inspired by the South African landscape and by traditional African motifs [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010: Alexander Henry – Africa and Fashionista

Now we’re getting into Alexander Henry’s Big Black Book, their collections that they pre-sell on paper. Most will make it to fabric, some may not. If so, they will be in stores at some point over the next six months. Here, we have Africa and Fashionista. Fashionista starts at the big floral, fifth picture down. [...]

Fabric Forecast 2009

To help kick off the new year here on True Up, I asked many fabric sellers, designers, and manufacturers one question: Where is the fabric world (or your corner of it) going in 2009? Over the next week I’ll be posting the responses. Many told me shared news of their upcoming projects, and others talked [...]