Friday, May 20, 2011

Spring 2011 Quilt Market: Tula Pink, Joel Dewberry, Anna Maria Horner and Amy Butler

So I thought I'd start out today showing you some fabric that you CAN have right now... we just got Tula Pink's latest collection in at the shop! We saw her beautiful prints a little before Market and were able to get this order out ASAP. The collection is called 'Prince Charming' and the indigo toile below is my favorite! (psst... the scallop fabric has snails on it...)

Joel Dewberry's newest fabric - the 'Heirloom' collection - utilizes the geometrics that we all love, and we have some large scale florals in unexpected colorways as well. I'm very excited because these prints are available on quilt weight cotton as well as voile! This fabric will be shipping to us in July.

Anna Maria Horner's fabric jumps right off the walls at you. It's so vibrant and different from other designers! Her newest collection is called 'LouLouThi' - on her blog she mentions that is Greek for flower. Again - quilt weight and voiles! So exciting for those of us who can't wait to make more Violet Blouses! The best news is that it ships next week, so it will all be here before you know it.

Another exciting trend has been towards printing fabric on rayon. Even though it's a little harder to work with, it looks so fantastic that we put up with it! Amy Butler has printed certain fabrics from her 'Soul Blossoms' collection onto both rayon and corduroy, and we'll be getting it all in June!

Continuing the not-just-plain-cotton trend are these two designs from Valori Wells, printed on LINEN! It's easy for us to find solid linen, but oh, so hard to find nice prints.

At the end of a very long day looking at millions of little pieces of fabric, I finally met up with Lizzy House in person! She's a designer that I have admired for years, so it was thrilling to say the least. Turns out she lives in the area so she and her lovely sister had some great suggestions for where to walk/eat/caffeinate/art in SLC. Which you will hear all about in my last post!

That wraps it up for today. Over the weekend, you will be treated to the remainder of the posts I have planned, including some of the most amazing fabric I have EVER SEEN. Yep, it's true. See you soon!

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