Posts tagged ‘michael miller’

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Michael Miller – Basics and Brights

It’s the economy, it’s the modern quilt movement, it’s the trend … whether it’s one of these or all of these things, the theme of this market was definitely Back to Basics. Several companies emphasized solids and versatile basics, and just the pure joy of color color color. Having fabrics with longer shelf lives is [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Michael Miller – Color Stories and Novelties

And finally, here’s the Michael Miller Studio novelty prints and color story groups we can expect this season. They will be arriving in stores now through January 2013. { It’s a Boy Thing }       { Retro – Kids - complete with girl scientists, yay! }         { Sorbet Color Story [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Michael Miller – Bekko by Trenna Travis

The last designer enclave on Michael Miller Island was the one that created perhaps the most buzz at Market, since it marks such a departure for Michael Miller. Trenna Travis‘ Bekko marks their entrée into home decor fabrics. Bekko’s basecloth is a lovely cotton sateen that hits that sweet spota — it’s intended for light [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Michael Miller – Patty Young

Patty Young introduced her new line of quilting cotton called Textured Basics. While it is quilting cotton in terms of weight and feel, the fabric is overprinted with faux texture that makes the fabric look like a canvas. Tricky, tricky.  The faux texture creates the illusion of an added dimension on the surface of the fabric [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Michael Miller – Laura Gunn

Next was Laura Gunn‘s booth.  Featuring her latest line for Michael Miller, Cosmos, which includes panel prints.  Laura’s painterly prints have a different feel than a lot of fabric on the market. Light and airy in spirit, but saturated in color, Cosmos is a lovely combination of large scale floral prints and plaids and dots. Cosmos is [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Michael Miller – Patty Sloniger

In 2011, Michael Miller partnered with Spoonflower to launch Project Selvage. Project Selvage was an opportunity for designers to make the jump from Spoonflower to being a licensed designer for Michael Miller. Patty Sloniger was the  winner of Project Selvage with her collection Backyard Baby.  At Market, her booth was centered on her collection Les [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Michael Miller – Designers

I’m (finally!) wrapping up Spring Quilt Market coverage with Michael Miller‘s designer booths. Keli covered the in-house collections, while Lauren got the designer booths — and, even though I forgot to ask, she got MM’s main, award-winning display. (Thanks, Lauren!) The Portland and NYC Modern Quilt Guild’s collectively created quilts showed off Michael Miller’s Cotton Couture [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Michael Miller In-House Collections

Michael Miller came on strong with its bright and cheery presence at Quilt Market. Not only did they showcase some fantastic new licensed collections, but they also debuted some exceptionally fun in-house collections which focus on the color stories they have been providing for the past few years as well as continuing to be a [...]

Quilting Solids Roundup

Solids have gained (re-gained, maybe) a lot of respect as a quilting fabric in recent years. There’s no better proof of that than the abundance of choices on the market now. Manufacturers small and large are offering their own unique palettes. I thought a little overview of what’s available these days might be useful for [...]