Friday, May 25, 2018

Quilt Market Booth Tour: Contempo Studio

Ready for a sneak peek at our upcoming fabric lines? 
Last weekend we showed our future collections to quilt shop owners (watch for these fabrics arriving in your quilt shop over the next six months), and for the next three days we'll share photos from the show so you can see what's coming!

Take a peek at the Contempo booth:
Our Contempo booth was blooming with color and fresh designs from our star-studded line-up of designers! Which quilts will you add to your "to sew" list? It's so hard to choose! 


At left: Cherry Guidry's Front Porch and Words to Live By collections
Right: Christa Watson's Fandangle collection

A closer look at Cherry's "Shades" quilt, made using her Front Porch fabrics. Sew much fun! 

Christa's skirt is made from Fandangle fabric! We love how she coordinates with the booth!
Photo courtesy: Christa Watson

Zip bags? Love 'em!
Photo courtesy: Christa Watson

Christa's quilts are packed with luscious color. 
Photo courtesy: Christa Watson


More from our Contempo booth:
At left, Amanda Murphy's Free Motion Fantasy collection
Middle, Amy Friend's By Hand collection
At right, Printology by Modern Quilt Studio

We love the swirl action in Amanda's quilts! 
Photo courtesy: Amanda Murphy
 Free Motion Fantasy fabric close-up:
Photo courtesy: Amanda Murphy
 Amy Friend's new By Hand collection is rich with rainbow colors

Printology fabrics shine in Weeks and Bill's quilts

More Printology: The sophisticated Modern Quilt Studio booth
Photo courtesy: Modern Quilt Studio

Tour all three booths:
Contempo
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Quilt Market Booth Tour: Kanvas

Ready for a sneak peek at our upcoming fabric lines? 
Last weekend we showed our future collections to quilt shop owners (watch for these fabrics arriving in your quilt shop over the next six months), and for the next three days we'll share photos from the show so you can see what's coming!

Take a peek at the Kanvas booth:
Our Kanvas booth was dino-riffic! 
It featured the fun new Dino Glow fabrics, which--wait for it--GLOW IN THE DARK! 

What Quilt Market booth wouldn't be complete without a blow-up dinosaur?! 

And a stuffed dinosaur.

All ready for a glow-in-the-dark campout. 
Pillow? Check.
Tent? Check.
Dino friends? Check. 

Look for Dino Glow and the coordinating Glow for It basics collection (37 SKUs!) in quilt shops at the end of summer. 


Kanvas isn't only about dinosaurs; below are quilts made from other upcoming fabric collections: 

Cool blues, teals, grays and blacks in the sophisticated Palermo collection: 


The Full Moon pattern (available as a free download in early fall) featuring the Moon Shadows collection.



The possibilities are endless with the Space Odyssey collection!

Color Calypso features bright pops of pink and purple
(there's a blue colorway as well!).

Rich colors and butterflies shine in the Butterfly Jewel collection.


Stop back to see more! 
Click here to tour our Benartex booth.
On Friday, we'll share photos from the Contempo booth. 
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Quilt Market Booth Tour: Benartex

Ready for a sneak peek at our upcoming fabric lines? 
Last weekend we showed our future collections to quilt shop owners (watch for these fabrics arriving in your quilt shop over the next six months), and for the next three days we'll share photos from the show so you can see what's coming!

Take a peek at the Benartex booth:
These majestic purple and green prints are from Jackie Robinson's Lilacs in Bloom collection. Gorgeous!


Say hello to Ann Lauer and her stunning Midnight Poppies collection. 


A peek behind the scenes: whipstitching Midnight Poppies pillow covers closed before the show starts!


The dramatic poppy stripe works beautifully on a rectangular pillow.


My Secret Garden is Cheryl Haynes' appealing new collection. 
Warm yellows and soft blues in springy garden prints! 


Learn more about these new collections on Facebook. Click on the Videos tab and watch the Designer Showcase. 

Thanks to our set-up team! Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton designed the booth layout and brought along reinforcements (their brother and kids) to put everything in place. Nice job, team! 

Stop back to see more! 
On Thursday we'll share photos from the Kanvas booth.
On Friday, we'll share photos from the Contempo booth. 
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

New Issue of Modern by the Yard!

You don't need to wait until after Quilt Market to see more fabric inspiration! We're excited to share the newest issue of Modern by the Yard with you! Our quarterly e-zine highlights modern projects and fabrics.




Click on the blue rectangle to see the entire magazine.


Remember, you can click on the marked links throughout the issue (underlined in orange), and you can even download the pdf and save it to your computer. (To download, look for the downward pointing arrow in the lower right corner of your browser page.)

Here's a sneak peek at what you'll find inside: 



Sunrise Diamonds by Alison Vermilya featuring Sunburst



Goodfellow by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr featuring Printology


All Boxed Up by Lisa Swenson Ruble featuring Blue Brilliance



Pixelation by Stephanie Sheridan featuring New Hue

Plus much more! 

We hope you enjoy Issue #8 of Modern by the Yard! 
Missed one of our issues? Click here to find them all. 

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Quilt Market Preview

We're on our way to Portland for Spring Quilt Market, where we'll introduce our upcoming lines to quilt shops! Here's a look at our schedule; if you're heading to Quilt Market, we hope you'll stop by our booth to see our fabrics and say hello, as well as attend our Designer Showcase sessions and Schoolhouses. Next week, we'll share photos of the booths and sneak peeks of our new fabric lines.  


You can also watch from home! 
We'll be streaming our Designer Showcase sessions on Facebook Live. 
Click here to find us on Facebook.

Schoolhouses: 







One more thing...We have a special Market edition of Win-It Wednesday! 
You can win fabric bundles! 

Spring Quilt Market is this weekend in Portland Oregon. One of the fun events at Market is Sample Spree ... since you can't be there, we are having our very own Sample Spree Giveaway featuring FQ bundles of four very popular lines from last market. Five lucky winners will each receive one of the prizes shown! Please note that this contest is for Facebook only--we're just promoting it here on the blog. 
Click here to visit our FB page.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Wave Texture Decadence

A new blender option is always a reason to celebrate! Jackie Robinson's Wave Texture print made an appearance as Wave Texture Wide Quilt Backs in 14 colors. It was so popular, now it's back as a standalone line of traditional width tonal blenders. 

This gorgeous blender comes in 45 different colors!

Take a closer look at the fabric:



Here are a few of our favorite colors: 
Leaf and Sky

Plum and Honey



Orchid and Red



You can pair Wave Texture with your favorite focal fabrics, or make a quilt using only the tonal prints. Here are four quilt patterns available for purchase that were designed for Wave Texture: 

Cactus Flower by Jackie Robinson
Click here to purchase the pattern.

Sparklers by Jackie Robinson
Click here to purchase the pattern.

Bursting Star by Jackie Robinson
Click here to purchase the pattern.

Twister by Lisa Swenson Ruble
Click here to purchase the pattern.

Click here to see all 45 Wave Texture colors. 
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