Posts tagged ‘summer 2012’

Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit – Tula Pink

Oh, Tula Pink always gets me in my rainbow-lovin’ heart. Tula was at market in full force, with a huge booth to showcase two lines, Nightshade (out now) and The Birds and the Bees (July/August). The space was divided down the middle with the two line’s color palettes, but still meshed beautifully together, like a really well-adjusted split-personality.   The [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Rowan – Melissa White, V&A Museum

Camille by Melissa White, which will also ship in July, is another collection where the botanical prints take on a new look depending on the colors used. Rich greys, loden green and mustard play together quite nicely to offer a modern sensibility.     Bromley by Victoria & Albert Museum turns your head. Particular prints really stand out [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Rowan – Martha Negley and Dan Bennett

Martha Negley is well known for the realistic touches her work evokes. Most recently she debuted fascinating feathers. Now in the Classics Collection she brings to life elements of the garden and the woodland forest with bold, vibrant colors. Ships this month.           Ruby by Dan Bennett might remind you of fireworks with unexpected and beautiful [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: More FreeSpirit

The show stoppers at Spring Quilt Market for FreeSpirit and Rowan were certainly the latest and greatest from their well-known licensed designers, such as Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt, Amy Butler, and Tula Pink. What may not have been in the big showcase booths did not disappoint, and the good news? These collections are arriving between now [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Anna Maria Horner

Headline, folks: Anna Maria Horner has gone wild. I mean, there was a panther in her booth. A purple and orange panther. It was crazy, and also?  AMAZING. Anna’s new line(s), Field Study No 1 and 2, have diverse and unique sources of inspiration, from avian migratory patterns to plant DNA slides. They are all, however, united [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Anthology Fabrics

Anthology Fabrics was showing three new collections from their ever-expanding Print Collection. The wonderful Ms. Khristian A. Howell’s newest is Sweet Tea, inspired by her growing up in the south. It’s available in July 2012.   Adrienne Looman is a new designer with Anthology. Her first collection, Flying Free, is just out.   Raining Rainbows was [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Robert Kaufman – Kona Solids

Modern Quilting is taking over and Robert Kaufman‘s Kona Cotton Solids have always been a big part of this movement. The RK booth was a big celebration of the Modern Quilt Guild and the new book We Love Color: 16 Iconic Quilt Designers Create with Kona Solids. They are upping the solids ante with 28 [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Liberty Lifestyle

One of the biggest announcements to come right before Quilt Market was the first Lifestyle collection by Liberty of London. What does that mean? It means that the beauty and loveliness that embodies the spirit of Liberty of London and its supple Tana cotton lawn prints will now be printed upon midweight/quilting cotton. The biggest [...]

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 [...]