Posts tagged ‘spring 2010’

Preview: Summersville by Lu Summers for … MODA!

You all know I’m a big fan of Lu Summers‘ screenprinted fabrics … she just announced that Moda will be producing her designs as a quilting collection, with some laminates to sweeten the deal! Hooray! There will be 27 fabrics total in the quilting collection, and this is a peek at just some of them. [...]

Melody Miller (Ruby Star Rising) – New Kokka Designer

Melody Miller is the newest designer for Kokka. Her debut line is called Ruby Star Rising (sneak peek above — sorry it’s so small, but click through to see it bigger!) and will be launched at the Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis this spring. Her blog chronicles her inspiration (she loves vintage catalogs and Fire [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Alexander Henry Part III: Big Black Book

As I discovered last year, Alexander Henry is unique amongst fabric companies, and that’s true not only for their designs, but for their business model and delivery schedule. Kathy of Pink Chalk Fabrics explains it better than I can here. Here’s a look inside the legendary Big Black Book at the collections and one-off prints [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Alexander Henry Part II: Home Dec & Another Featured Collection

In addition to the Ghastlies, Alexander Henry was also featuring the stunning “multi-ethic” collection Zanzabelle. Nicole (the sister half of the siblings) created this one, if I remember correctly. The pattern fills in the animals are so cool. Hand-rendered designs are becoming more of a rarity amongst contemporary fabrics, and they make it look so [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Alexander Henry Part I: Halloween

Alexander Henry did it up for Halloween this year! It was all to help promote next year’s Halloween collection, The Ghastlies — hands down the best Halloween fabrics I’ve ever seen. It was all hand drawn by Phillip (the brother half of the sibling pair that runs the company) and will come in two colorways, [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Art Gallery Fabrics

Art Gallery Fabrics unveiled three new collections and some impressive new patterns at kits at this Quilt Market. Art Gallery designer/owner Patricia Bravo announced one collection, Naturella, just a couple weeks ago. Here are the two others, Filigree (above, in its two colorways; Blush and Fresh) I was fixated on the art nouveau-inspired peacock-feather-like “Plants” [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Windham

On Sunday I got to eat dinner with a wonderfully assorted crew: Kathy Mack of Pink Chalk Fabrics and her mom, quilt artists Susan Brubaker Knapp and Sarah Vedeler, and Windham designers Jessica Levitt and Paige Stanley Miller. (I was exhausted by this time and embarrassingly started crying uncontrollably when I tried to tell Kathy’s [...]

Preview: Naturella by Art Gallery Fabrics

The prolific Patricia Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics will be introducing the new line Naturella at Quilt Market this weekend. It’s a mix of lush florals and leaves supported by some very pretty geometrics. I love the combination of neutral and neon! Naturella will be in stores March 2010. Above: the Shimmer colorway. Below: the [...]

Preview: Art Journal by Bari J.

Coming in April 2010: Art Journal, the second line for Windham Fabrics by Bari J. Ackerman. Her first, In Full Bloom, premiered at Market in the Spring, full of hand-painted florals and soft romantic colors. Art Journal continues in the same vein, with more hand-drawn designs, flowers, and now delicate nests of sparrows. Beautiful and [...]