Posts tagged ‘joel dewberry’

Fall Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit

FreeSpirit fabrics have a special place in my heart — probably because they were the ones who brought us Amy Butler fabric. Do you remember how exciting that was??? I feel like that’s now “back in the day,” that’s how long it’s been. (Is this where I confess that I took a stack of Amy [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Joel Dewberry

Joel Dewberry is one of just a few guys in the row of Westminster/FreeSpirit designers, and I think that he holds the banner high: Real Men Aren’t Afraid of Ruffles.   This market, Joel was showcasing his rapidly expanding line of sewing patterns, Eclectic Modern. His booth was full of the bright floral and geometric [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit — Joel Dewberry and Anna Maria Horner

Both of these collections have gotten a lot of press– you can see Laurie Dewberry’s recap of market including some more beautiful booth pictures here.  Anna Maria has also gone public with her Needleworks collection (there’s also a link there to a segment with the DIY Dish ladies explaining more details about LouLouThi). Kristen is [...]

New Release Tuesday: 3/29/11

New Release Tuesday is my periodic roundup of new fabric sightings. 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!   In the Kitchen is Alexander Henry’s ongoing retro-themed line, and Griffith Park [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2010: The Society Page

It took forever, but that about does it for fabric previews from Spring Quilt Market 2010. Phew! But Quilt Market is all about hanging out with friends, putting names to faces, and making devious plans. Once again I suffered from fabric tunnel vision when it came to taking pictures, but here are some of my [...]

Interview: Joel Dewberry on Deer Valley

Deer Valley: Persimmon colorway I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the parallels between the fabric and music businesses. Designers = musicians, fabric collections = albums, individual prints = songs, fabric companies = record labels, shops = well, shops. (Then what is True Up? You be the judge!) I bring this up now because Joel [...]

Spring Quilt Market Sneak Peeks: Deer Valley by Joel Dewberry

I’m really digging Deer Valley by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit, described on his site as “Lodge Chic.” A preview of the persimmon colorway is above; there are two more — tarragon, which is avocado green and deep yellow; and Azure, which is powder blue and deep orange. The gothic deer, columbine, and faux ikat dots [...]

Review: Heather Ross and Denyse Schmidt at Bolt; Fabric 2.0 Party

Sarah of Sewer-Sewist was kind enough to be my reporter and review the open-to-the-public events that happened along with Quilt Market this past weekend. This is also the first of I hope many guest writer appearances on True Up. Thank you SO much, Sarah! There was a funny sort of feeling in the air all [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2008 Reports, Part I

Fat Quarter Shop’s Jolly Jabber is reporting live from Quilt Market in Portland … they survived Sample Spree and posted an overview of Day 2. Their growing Flickr gallery includes peeks at Joel Dewberry’s, Amy Butler’s, and Alexander Henry’s booths. Gina of Quilter’s Buzz also describes the madhouse that is Sample Spree. Happy Zombie was [...]