Now that fabrics from from Spring Quilt Market 2018 in Portland, Oregon, have started arriving, let’s take a look at some of our favorite new collections arriving over the next few months! We’ve also included links to each collection so if you fall in love with them you can easily sign up to receive a notification as soon as it arrives, or purchase them if they already have.
Kaleidoscope and Road Trip by Alison Glass
Andover Fabrics designer Alison Glass boldly steps into the world of solids with Kaleidoscope Wovens, a 40-color collection of woven cottons! Each shade is woven with two different colored threads for a dynamic, rich hue. Alison’s next collection of prints, Road Trip, was featured as a sneak peek at her schoolhouse (preview here.)
Alison also launched a few new patterns— Trinket (featuring little foundation paper pieced motifs,) Swell (a collaboration with Nydia Kehnle,) Tres, and Mini Series with Giuseppe Ribaudo, which you may recognize from Glamp Stitchalot 2017.
Conservatory is a new project by Anna Maria Horner to bring a fresh perspective to the fabric industry, giving 5 skilled fine art trained designers their own individual collections that work together in different colorways. Chapter 1, “Pathways,” features lines Vestige by Bookhou and Savernake Road by Monika Forsberg, as well as English Summer by Anna Maria herself. For an in-depth discussion of Conservatory, check out our detailed blog post here, and click here to view all of Conservatory
Anna Maria’s been busy this year, since her individual collection Passionflower arrives in store later this summer! Inspired by the seemingly endless weeds and wildflowers invading her garden, this collection has painterly florals in a deep, rich palette. This collection will also be a lovely coordinate with the lines in Conservatory!
Tula Pink is always a Quilt Market highlight, and her ocean-inspired collection coming this fall, Zuma, does not disappoint! With touches of neon pink and peach, Zuma features seahorse unicorns, jellyfish, stingrays, seashells, and tiny hexagons in a gorgeous color gradient, Zuma a fresh take on a favorite theme.
There were several great new lines from Art Gallery Fabrics featured at Market, but one we’re extra excited about is Sirena from Jessica Swift. Mermaids, monstera leaves, fish, octopi, and more abound in a warm but rich color palette, with prints that look equally at home in quilts or on bags and apparel.
This Market, Cotton+Steel debuted five new and final lines from the original designers: Moonrise by Alexia Marcelle Abegg, Freshly Picked by Melody Miller, Akoma by Rashida Coleman-Hale, Front Yard by Sarah Watts, and Steno Pool by Kim Kight. We love how the colors and collections worked together to make a gorgeous, unique rainbow of prints on the back wall of their booth!
The latest Cotton+Steel Friends collection, Imagined Landscapes, is by textile artist Jen Hewett. Jen is know for her block prints, carved and stamped by hand, in a neutral color palette with rich pops of color, including neon. Imagined Landscapes also features both quilting cotton and canvas, perfect for upholstery, home decor, and structured bags and garments.
One of the most exciting things we saw at Quilt Market was the debut collections of a new fabric company, Figo Fabrics! A new division of Northcott, Figo Fabrics‘ mission is to produce high quality fabrics with a fresh modern aesthetic. They have six new collections coming this fall– Mountain Meadow by Pippa Shaw, Eloise’s Garden by Abigail Halpin, Special Delivery by Lemmoni, Tropical Jammin’ by Isabel Serna, Perfect Day by Naomi Wilkinson, and Lucky Charms basic by Figo Studio. You can check out their lookbook here!