Posts tagged ‘summer 2009’

Interview: Erin McMorris on Wildwood

Mary Beth of Supafine is back with more reportage for you. Erin McMorris is a textile designer living in Portland, OR, and the creator of the recent FreeSpirit release, Wildwood. (Her previous lines include Park Slope and Urban Garden) I met Erin at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh in May, where we chatted a bit about [...]

Interview: Bari J. on Full Bloom

Bari J. Ackerman is a designer and the owner of Bari J. Handbags & Accessories, a shop selling original vintage-inspired bags, brooches, cell phone cozies, and belts. (There’s even a design-your-own option, which allows you to choose your own fabric.) Bari was the talk of Fall Quilt Market 2008 — or at least she was [...]

Interview: Valori Wells on Del Hi

Valori Wells is super busy: a mom of two with another on the way, an artist/photographer, a quilt/sewing/knitting shop co-owner, an author/pattern designer, quilter, and fabric designer, and coordinator of the Quilter’s Affair series, which is a prelude to the big Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show taking place this weekend. I have always enjoyed her blog, [...]

Just Dreamy by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake Designs

Via the Fat Quarter Shop, I just learned about the new quilting fabric company Riley Blake Designs. It’s run by a Utah-based husband-and-wife team — their blog says they’ve been in the wholesale fabric business for 10 years and have just recently expanded into manufacturing their own lines. Riley Blake has a fresh, lovely website [...]

Allison Jane Smith: Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam is the second collection for Windham by Allison Jane Smith, and it’s arriving in stores right now. Her first collection for Windham was the girly Charm Bracelet, and this time around it’s all about boys. The simple, bold graphics caught my eye — I like the signs (no speeds over 30, you gotta [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2009: Art Gallery Fabrics

This post is part of a series reporting on the Spring 2009 International Quilt Market by True Up East Coast Stringer Mary Beth of Supafine. Patricia Bravo‘s Art Gallery Fabrics booth was bumpin’ each time I passed it, so I considered myself pretty lucky to catch a moment with her Sunday to discuss the new [...]

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 [...]

Spring Quilt Market Preview: Erin Michael – Goodnight Monkey

The Sock Monkey collections have been a mainstay for Moda for several years now — did you know they’re by Erin Michael, of last year’s sleeper hit collection Lush? The monkeys will be back this July — this time around it’s a bedtime collection, Goodnight Monkey, and I am really liking it — books, banana [...]

Spring Market Sneak Peeks: Summer Soiree by Paula Prass

Nantucket colorway Manhattan colorway Miami colorway Paula Prass‘ followup to Flights of Fancy for Michael Miller is called Summer Soiree. Doilies, roses, houndstooth, animal prints, stripes, and dots in three fresh, bold colorways. Update: Paula posted the two remaining prints that hadn’t arrived in time for the photos above. They’re here. Gorgeous! Related posts: Interview: [...]