Posts tagged ‘freespirit’

Fall Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Parson Gray

Happy New Year! Well, I wanted to have the Fall Quilt Market posts wrapped up at least by the end of 2011 — two months of posts was already getting ridiculous! — but I ended up taking the four-day weekend seriously. So, here are the first fireworks of the Quilt Market finale. Parson Gray, aka [...]

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!┬áCara 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,┬áMorning Tides, which [...]

Preview: Curious Nature by Parson Gray for Westminster

I was so excited when I saw this on U-Handblog yesterday: David Butler, graphic designer, photographer, musician, and Amy Butler husband can now add textile genius to the list. He has a new brand, Parson Gray, and the first fabric collection will be introduced at Quilt Market later this month and is expected to be [...]

Q&A: Sheer Fabrics

Hi! I am new to the fabric world and I was looking for some good tips on what is the best sheer or gauze fabric. I keep seeing the term voile used and organza. I want something that is really sheer and with a great color print. Any ideas where I can get this or [...]

New Release Tuesday: 6/28/11 Part 1

New Release Tuesday is my periodic roundup of new fabric sightings (mostly quilting cottons). These fresh arrivals have started to arrive in fabric shops and are ready to buy. Retailers, as always, if you carry any of these collections, let us know in the comments. Wow, I’ve put this off so long that the new [...]

Westminster Spring/Summer 2011 Catalog

Westminster’s Spring/Summer 2011 catalog is online and available for download through Scribd. In it you can get close-up and personal with future collections including Amy Butler’s Organic Soul (and see which prints will be available on the voile, organic cotton, corduroy, and rayon challis), the new season of Kaffe Fassett Collective prints, Heather Bailey’s Garden [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit – Tula Pink

Tula Pink had a gorgeous booth at market — check out the columns which match the colors in the new collection. The new collection is called Prince Charming and comes in four coordinating colorways: Coral, Honey, Olive, and Indigo. There are 30 prints on quilting cotton, nine on voile, and four on laminated cotton. Coral: [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit — Valori Wells

I sat in this bench in Valori Wells’ booth when I was the most tired of all at quilt market — it was 4:30 on Saturday, and I was just exhausted. Luckily, Valori is a pleasure and chatting with her and Kaye completely revived my spirits. Valori’s new collection, Wrenly, will be printed on three [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit — Mark Cesarik

This was Mark Cesarik’s first booth at Quilt Market. He and his wife Cara started releasing designs under the Sew Bettie moniker on Spoonflower. FreeSpirit picked them up, and they recently released Calypso Swing, a line of violets, pinks, black and grey quilt weight cottons. Mark takes care of the surface design, and Cara takes [...]