Posts tagged ‘melody miller’

My New Venture: Cotton + Steel

I hope you all have been well! Thank you for the sweet and understanding response to my shuttering True Up. It really means a lot to me. As promised, I’m finally posting about my new project. At Fall Quilt Market we officially launched Cotton + Steel, a new brand/division of RJR fabrics. Melody Miller is [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Melody Miller

Melody Miller’s latest Ruby Star collection, Ruby Star Polka Dot, has both the 61” cotton linen and the 45” heavier canvas linen blend. If you’ve been jonesing for the viewfinders, well you’re in luck! They’re back and in updated colors. The arrow print is also an early favorite of many.   – Keli Faw is [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Kokka – Melody Miller

Do you remember that scene in Amélie when the former occupant of Amélie’s apartment is reunited with his boyhood cigar box full of treasures? If so, you know a bit of how it felt to be in Melody Miller‘s booth this market. She had my childhood on those shelves and under that tree. It was, [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Seven Islands

Seven Islands, the wonderful folks who distribute Kokka, Nani Iro, Kiyohara, and Echino, is a perennial oasis at Quilt Market. I find that very few sewing and quilting enthusiasts can refute the quasi-magical properties of Japanese fabric companies. The major barrier is price but really, the golden ratio between quality, color and design makes it [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kokka – Ruby Star Shining by Melody Miller

I got to spend a little more time with Melody Miller and Allison this time around at Quilt Market, and I can vouch for the fact that they’re as awesome as they seem. I just want everyone to move to Austin so I can hang out with them more! I am in love with Melody’s [...]

Melody Miller: Ruby Star Spring

Ruby Star Spring, Melody Miller‘s second collection for Kokka, is now arriving in stores, and I can’t wait to get my hands on some. I love the pixelly designs and Melody’s inventive colorways. It’s a 62″ cotton-linen blend in a new lighter weight. “Bee” (center) is very large-scale (see this picture for reference) — the [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: Kokka/Seven Islands

Seven Islands is the U.S. distributor of Kokka fabric and other Japanese fabrics and notions. They were showing the new colors and patterns of Echino, which includes some favorite patterns in new colors: Some of the patterns are available on a woven nylon substrate, which would be great for bags or raincoats. Melody Miller‘s new [...]

Preview: Ruby Star Spring by Melody Miller

Melody Miller has announced her second collection for Kokka, Ruby Star Spring, to be introduced at the Spring Quilt Market and available retail shortly thereafter. It’s a compact collection, three prints (Bee, Bloom, and Buzz) in three colorways apiece, and has the most wonderful colors and — my favorite! — pixels! Bee and Buzz have [...]

Textile Stew: 3/1/11

Thanks to this interview on the Colette Patterns blog, I now know that Mena Trott (famously of Six Apart, Movable Type, et al.) is back in the sewing blog world (anyone remember Sew Wrong?) with The Sew Weekly, and of course she’s kicking ass and taking names. The Fat Quarterly is pitting 64 modern fabric [...]