Posts tagged ‘fall 2011’

Fall Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Amy Butler

Ta-da! Here it is! The most wonderful Amy Butler introducing Lark (and the inspiration for it, Maxime de la Falaise) and giving us a tour of her booth. Amy Butler just released her own Lark video here. Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2010 – FreeSpirit/Westminster – Amy Butler Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Amy [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Jenean Morrison

Jenean Morrison had an insanely creative booth. So I would have given her the Creativity Award if Quilt Market hadn’t beaten me to it. It made me think “Is there anything fabric can’t do?” Also, I’ve compared fabric to music before (collections = albums, etc.) so it’s just so helpful when designers actually name their [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit – Mark Cesarik

I finally got to meet Mark Cesarik and his wife Cara at this Market and they are the greatest people! Cara is the sewist and marketing side of the team, and she somehow squeezes this all in between studying at med school. In their booth they were showing off Mark’s new collection for FreeSpirit, Morning Tides, which [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Art Gallery Fabrics – Current Collections

Art Gallery Fabrics showed off their most recently released collections by Patricia Bravo with some magnificent, glowing, colorful displays. Their booth won second place in the double booth division, and I think you can easily see why from these photos. Thanks to Art Gallery Fabrics for sharing these! This pillow shows off Art Gallery’s Pure [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Clothworks – Penguin & Fish

Alyssa Thomas of Penguin & Fish was at Quilt Market spreading the embroidery love, celebrating the recent arrival of her debut organic fabric collection Safari Sweet, and previewing her next collection with Clothworks, Picnic Pals Organic. I can see this going older or younger depending on the combination of prints, and all together it’s a [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Anna Griffin

Let’s not forget about Anna Griffin‘s fabrics in the excitement over Blend. Honoka, meaning “harmony flower,” is “an elegant collection of antique Asian patterns and original Japanese silk screen prints. Symbolic subjects like dragonflies, fish and flowers create a harmonious balance of patterns for sewing enthusiasts. The color palette of steel gray, plum, gold and [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Blend Fabrics – More Designers

Blend Fabrics‘ team also includes accomplished art director Jules Davis. She used to work for Cartoon Network! Her collection is called Garden of Delights.   Melody Ross‘ Homespun Chic. A little Betty Draper action! It’s also out now.   Jone Hallmark has come over to Blend from FreeSpirit. Her collection is called Believe, as in, “do you [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Blend Fabrics – Maude Asbury

Maude Asbury may or may not be a real person, but she can make a mean fabric collection or three. Calypso, out now, is an exciting mix of graphic florals and geometrics. By the way, I love Anna Griffin/Blend‘s fabric ladder displays.   Kitchy Kitchen is also out now.   Tinsel is for Christmas 2012 [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Blend Fabrics – Sarah Watts and Jessica Swift

Anna Griffin just launched her own fabric company last fall, and already she’s launched a new division, Blend, featuring licensed artists from around the world of the mostly-modern type. The rookie team includes Jessica Swift and Sarah Watts. I believe you’ve already met Jessica here, but not Sarah, since this is her first fabric collection. [...]