Posts tagged ‘laminates’

Interview: Connecting Threads Designer Jenni Calo (With Giveaway!)

I’m really excited about today’s interview with Portland designer Jenni Calo of Connecting Threads not only because I love her work and admire her versatility, but because it will be very interesting for those of you interested in fabric design as a career. The in-house fabric designer is a rare breed — as I write [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit – Tula Pink

Oh, Tula Pink always gets me in my rainbow-lovin’ heart. Tula was at market in full force, with a huge booth to showcase two lines, Nightshade (out now) and The Birds and the Bees (July/August). The space was divided down the middle with the two line’s color palettes, but still meshed beautifully together, like a really well-adjusted split-personality.   The [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Dear Stella

In the weeks leading to Quilt Market, Dear Stella announced their second round of collections, which take their debut collections to the next level. Dear Stella was introduced to offer a unique and focused set of fabrics that differ from many manufacturers or licensed collections. With a set of coordinates that can work across all [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: More FreeSpirit

The show stoppers at Spring Quilt Market for FreeSpirit and Rowan were certainly the latest and greatest from their well-known licensed designers, such as Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt, Amy Butler, and Tula Pink. What may not have been in the big showcase booths did not disappoint, and the good news? These collections are arriving between now [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Alexander Henry – Fashion for Home and New Qualities

For a show that is primarily focused on quilting cottons, Alexander Henry took the opportunity to highlight their home decor weight fabrics. Twitter, Facebook and many a blog were lighting up with photos of this fantastic chair sculpture. The fact that none of the fabrics used were less than three to four years old was rather [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Anna Maria Horner

Headline, folks: Anna Maria Horner has gone wild. I mean, there was a panther in her booth. A purple and orange panther. It was crazy, and also?  AMAZING. Anna’s new line(s), Field Study No 1 and 2, have diverse and unique sources of inspiration, from avian migratory patterns to plant DNA slides. They are all, however, united [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Robert Kaufman Slicker Fabrics

Robert Kaufman is also introducing some of its most popular prints by Ann Kelle, Suzy Ultman, Cynthia Frenette, and Robin Zingone on Slicker, their own brand of laminated cotton. Look for Dr. Seuss Slickers too.    { all photos by Ellen Luckett Baker of The Long Thread } Related posts: Spring Quilt Market 2012: Robert [...]

Hoodie: L’Amour de la Vie

Also new from Timeless Treasures is Hoodie‘s L’Amour de La Vie. The Parisian theme is a perennial favorite, and Hoodie has made it her own with folky, graphic, and colorful styling. As she writes on her website, “Black Ground is all year around!” In addition to the quilting cottons, at least one of these prints [...]

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 [...]