Posts tagged ‘summer 2012’

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Anna Griffin

This was my first time meeting the folks at Anna Griffin and their new division Blend firsthand, and I was not only impressed by their current and upcoming collections but also how they presented their brand as a whole. Everyone looked professional in sharp black dresses, their marketing materials are stunning, and I think there’s something to be [...]

Saffron Craig: Wombat Wonderland

Wombat Wonderland is the newest organic cotton collection from Saffron Craig. I hope the new animal trend is weird animals that no one else has yet committed to print! Available from her shop now and I’m sure it will also be exported to be sold in indie fabric shops around the world soon. Also, her [...]

Alexander Henry: Olympia

Alexander Henry‘s new collection Olympia is not about the Olympics exactly, but it seemed a propos to show it to you during the games. Some of the prints, including the trippy-chevrons-with-transparency Tropolis, are printed on Super Shirting, AH’s newish super-soft, drapey plain weave cotton that will work for apparel or quilting. Pink Chalk Fabrics has [...]

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: Timeless Treasures – Designers

Here’s a look at Timeless Treasures‘ designer collections from Spring Quilt Market 2012. These are all in stores now. Ship Shape is a dramatic and graphic take on nautical by the awesome Alice Kennedy. I’m seeing patriotic kids’ clothes as well as modern nursery decor and quilts.     Hoodie is keeping with the produce [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Andover Fabrics – Ever Kelly

Ever Kelly, aka Kelly Lee-Creel, made her big debut with Andover at Spring Quilt Market with a booth for her collection Storybook Lane. You can make a whole world with her craft panel print, and the regular scale prints are just as captivating. Her Falling Star Quilt (pattern now available, amongst others!) shows off the palette so [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Blend Fabrics

This week I’m going to show the latter half of Lauren‘s quilt market photos — don’t think of it as late, think of it as spreading out the goodness over a longer period of time! Blend, as you know, is the (more) modern brand that branched out from Anna Griffin‘s fabric company, which is also relatively [...]

Umbrella Prints: Elephants Love Water

Elephants Love Water is the new, 100% organic quilting cotton collection from Umbrella Prints. It is expected to start shipping this month from the Big Cartel shop (for Australian customers and neighbors) and the Etsy shop (for the U.S. and elsewhere). It features two designs popularized by their hand screen printed work in new scales [...]

Liberty Art Fabrics: Wightwick and Willow, AW12

{ Milliner from the Printing and Dyeing Group } The Autumn/Winter 2012 collection of Liberty of London Tana Lawn (and Saville Poplin) has just been released. Wightwick and Willow is a tribute to the evolution of textile printing techniques. There are six groups within the collection: Weave, Xylography (block printing), and Embellishment suggest the beautiful [...]