Posts tagged ‘fall quilt market 2009’

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Alexander Henry Part III: Big Black Book

As I discovered last year, Alexander Henry is unique amongst fabric companies, and that’s true not only for their designs, but for their business model and delivery schedule. Kathy of Pink Chalk Fabrics explains it better than I can here. Here’s a look inside the legendary Big Black Book at the collections and one-off prints [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Alexander Henry Part I: Halloween

Alexander Henry did it up for Halloween this year! It was all to help promote next year’s Halloween collection, The Ghastlies — hands down the best Halloween fabrics I’ve ever seen. It was all hand drawn by Phillip (the brother half of the sibling pair that runs the company) and will come in two colorways, [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Kokka Part III: Nani Iro (with Giveaway!)

Naomi Ito’s newest collection within her Nani Iro brand is called Antique Label. This is Vol. 1, Rose & Poppy. For those of us used to the signature Nani Iro watercolor designs, this is quite a style shift! But this is just a detour into reproductions – 1920s-40s florals to be exact. I gather that [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Kokka Part II: Echino

Most of Kokka’s booth was dedicated to the new Echino fabrics by Etsuko Furuya. And Etsuko herself was there too! At this market I got to spend some quality time with Kelly, proprietress of Superbuzzy, and she was nice enough to introduce me to her and all the Kokka representatives. Through a translator we asked [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Kokka

Again, there is so much to show you from Japanese fabric company Kokka that I’m going to break it up into a few posts: Echino and Nani Iro will get their own. (The Nani Iro post will include a giveaway courtesy Matatabi Japanese Fabric, so stay tuned!) First up. Being the mother of a young [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Amy Butler

Hi, Love! Do you hear the chorus of sweet song, the soft light breaking though the Houston Convention Center florescents? You know you’ve rounded the corner to Amy Butler’s booth. Love was delivering to stores just as Quilt Market was happening. Have you got yours yet? If not, here is some inspiration that might make [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Lecien (Part III)

For those of you just joining us: part I was reproduction collections, part II was vintage-inspired collections, and here are Lecien’s latest contemporary and cute fabrics. Minny Muu Plus Minny Muu Lovely Punch Girls – for bullies and fruit-drink loving gals. Oh, Color Basic. Let me just pet you. Caramel Town Charlotte Related posts: Fall [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Lecien Part II

Here’s more from Lecien. (Part 1 is here, in case you missed it.) More charming vintage reproduction and vintage-inspired collections: The much-anticipated Grandmother’s Flower Garden from Rosalie Quinlan. Kicking myself for not getting a quilt picture, but fortunately GFG is well documented on Rosalie’s blog and on Ever Kelly. Ms. Pam Kitty Morning made one [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Lecien

Nireko Ohira, native of Japan who has worked at Lecien‘s office in California for several years, kindly showed me the dozens of lines the company is offering now. Everything I have pictured here today is currently delivering or is now available in shops. There was so much of it that I have to break it [...]