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  • After the Rain

    After the rain, the sun appears and the garden is alive. Birds and insects are busy and the scent of freshness is everywhere. Walking in the garden is my favorite escape - a place where I find my greatest inspiration. I’ve always thought of myself as a botanist of sorts, and botanical drawings and patterns have always been a large part of everything I do. While out on walks I love collecting samples of the most amazing little leaves, flowers or twigs. For this collection I created patterns and groupings of floral shapes, and simplified forms, altered, arranged and rearranged. Arounna immigrated with her family to Canada from Laos at the age of four. While her Canadian upbringing was typical, one thing that became a part of her life even as a child was the importance of making in everyday life. Perhaps instilled by her mother who made everything she needed and educated herself at a local college for work as a seamstress, or perhaps it was her own need to make, her life has been endlessly involved in making. After several art schools, a master’s degree in fine arts and craft residencies in a variety of media, Arounna spent her time between her studio practice and work in education through mentoring and the building of a craft community with events and social media projects. In 2002 Arounna created Bookhou with her husband John Booth as a multidisciplinary studio creating a wide range of fabric-based work, printing and furniture. They have a brick and mortar shop in downtown Toronto where they reside with their two children Lliam and Piper.

    Ships in December 2019

    by Bookhou for Anna Maria’s Conservatory

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  • Baja

    Ever colourful, this latest collection from Scion draws on the brand’s playful and energetic qualities. Inspired by the festival cool vibe of Southern California, Scion Baja presents an air of ethnic sophistication alongside urban style. Spike the Hedgehog makes a guest appearance amidst tropical tones and bold motifs. Clean lines and Scandi influences are prevalent, as strong geometric designs and rich pops of color bring a contemporary feel. Full of personality, Scion Baja is an uplifting collection designed to add elements of fun to any living space.

    Ships in September 2019

    by Scion

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  • Chrysalis

    The Chrysalis fabric collection was created in conjunction with Anita Goodesign, based on Stephen Wilson's fine art series "Shine a Light When It's Gray Out". In this series, the artist explores opposing themes of violence and hope, darkness and beauty: "Thematically, Shine A Light When It’s Gray Out is about hope and love—a light in the dark—and how we should strive to endure and succeed—for ourselves, for our children. To harness the swirling maelstrom I imagine, I painted background canvases with dark oils and oil sticks in tumultuous strokes. Across this backdrop, butterflies cascade beauty and undulate hope—and the light—they represent my beacon, my own personal chrysalis." – Stephen Wilson

    Ships in January 2020

    by Stephen Wilson for Anita Goodesign

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  • Color Labyrinth

    I love to paint!! So this collection is a direct result of some of my watercolor paintings and my acrylic paintings. Now I can use my "paintings" in my other passion, quilt making. Katie Pasquini Masopust produces high quality contemporary art quilts that have been coveted and collected by a broad range of admirers. From her early beginnings as a painter dabbling in traditional quilt making, her work has evolved from structured Mandalas and mind-blowing dimensional pieces to painterly landscapes executed with the finest fabrics and most creative stitching techniques. When not in residence at her studio in California she travels the world presenting her contemporary quilting theories and techniques to classes. Awards and accolades have been numerous for Katie, culminating with her 2005 induction into a very select group of art quilt professionals who have earned the Silver Star Award presented by Houston Quilt Festival. A prolific author, Katie shares her enthusiasm for the art of creative quilting through her numerous books, her many classes, and now as executive director of Alegre Retreat held at Gateway Canyons Resort in Colorado - a destination resort for quilting enthusiasts and fiber artists.

    Ships in December 2019

    by Katie Pasquini Masopust

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  • DotDash

    DotDash is collection that celebrates the beauty of simplified shapes. The strong color palette in red, royal and black highlight the modernity of the stylized florals and striking geometrics.

    Ships in December 2019

    by Erin McMorris

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  • Eloisa

    Inspired by the great outdoors, Eloisa brings together cheerful prints that are created using paper-cut collages giving the designs an adventurous and contemporary look. Lovebirds meet to create the fun geometric Lintu pattern; a design which leads the way for a colourful Scion collection bursting with joy and personality. Accents of deep marine and bold pimento red create impact alongside steel greys and frosty blues, or for a more sophisticated look, Eloisa is transformed into a softer palette featuring a pastel teal, soft mint green and heartwarming blush which mirrors back to Scion’s Scandinavian influence. Eloisa is a playful range of feel-good fabrics that will bring fun to your everyday life!

    Ships in December 2019

    by Scion

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  • Endless Summer

    The name Endless Summer flew into my head when I was drawing this collection. Last summer was unusually warm and long, and it brought back memories of one specific childhood summer that lasted almost forever. I mostly was running barefoot and devouring books and learned about the meaning of an unusually dry, hot summer occurring during that actual Endless Summer. I wanted to hint at a bit of magic so Endless Summer seemed like the perfect title.

    Ships in November 2019

    by Monika Forsberg for Anna Maria’s Conservatory

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  • Garden Brighter

    I moved my studio last year and discovered the large blue floral painting that is the focal piece of this group. The original painting is 40” x 60” and was in a large box that held what I thought were blank canvases. Surprise! I developed the rest of the collection focusing on the group as a whole. I painted thinking in terms of light, medium & dark colorations and small, medium & large patterns. My favorite is actually the large allover named Tempest. I can’t wait to use it in a quilt!

    Ships in November 2019

    by Sue Penn

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  • Land Art

    This collection is inspired by the wonders of nature, but in the manner of a collector who arranges, organizes, and composes his findings in the manner of Land-Art. Rosettes of flowers, tidy seeds, insects, pebbles and flowers are organized in symmetry ... Up to the animals that are adorned with flowers and patterns to become magical! The patchwork will allow you to assemble all these elements in a unique way, You will create your own plant combinations with these treasures collected for you!

    Ships in October 2019

    by Odile Bailloeul

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  • Memoranda III

    The beautiful decay of abandoned elements inspired this collection known as Memoranda. Handwritten documentation and colorful ephemera are layered with faded tape to create a unique timeworn esthetic. Memoranda reimagines remnants of the past into collaged works of pattern and print...

    Ships in October 2019

    by Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements

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  • Monkey Wrench

    Monkey Wrench tells the story of a mischievous monkey named Bananas. Just when everything is going smoothly and life is sailing right along in just the way that you planned for it to go, Bananas will show up to turn everything upside down. What? You are late for a boring budget meeting? Oh, Look Bananas is leading a parade down the middle of the street complete with giant Banana Floats and a marching band! This is where you have a choice, go around the parade and arrive 10 minutes late to the meeting or skip it, put on your most elaborate hat and join in on the fun. Bananas has a simple mission and that is to distract you from the mundane and introduce a little spontaneity into your life whether you like it or not. What you do with his interference is completely up to you. In Monkey Wrench you will meet Bananas and his two best friends Hiccup and Buttercup, the gossiping parrots. You will find Hiccup and Buttercup perched on your shoulder to divide your attentions and guide you deeper into Banana’s shenanigans. The Lady Bugs, dutifully disappearing into a sea of spots and the forgotten frogs camouflaged in the foliage also make an appearance. The real moral of the story though, is keep your eyes open and DON’T SLIP on the banana peels!

    Ships in September 2019

    by Tula Pink

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  • Morris & Co. Backing Fabric

    Ships in October 2019

    by The Original Morris & Co.

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  • One Mile Radiant

    I gathered all the inspiration necessary for this collection within a one-mile radius of my home. The Front Walk print, for instance, was conceived simply by stepping out my front door and admiring a particularly wonderful day of blooming efforts by the flowers in my planters. A short walk to a nearby arboretum introduces Queen Anne’s lace all along my trail. Deeper into the tree covered path on any summer day, I am greeted by monarch butterflies dancing across a wild patch of black- eyed Susans. When the air begins to smell damp, I know that I’m nearing the glowing, pale green pond - today the lotuses have exploded into extraordinary blooms. All of nature’s small and fussy as well as large and bold forms combine before my eyes to create such beauty, that I’m overwhelmed to translate it into my fabrics and quilts. I hope you find as much beauty in these fabrics as I find around my home.

    Ships in January 2020

    by Anna Maria Horner for Anna Maria’s Conservatory

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  • Neddy's Meadow

    The "Neddy’s Meadow" Collection from Snow Leopard Designs is inspired by a lovely white stallion called Neddy, who I have been grooming, feeding and befriended for a number of years. Neddy and I rapidly became the best of friend. Quilters from around the world follow his adventures on social media and love his humor, naughtiness and nature-loving spirit. The designs in this collection are intended to reflect both the plants and other creatures that inhabit the Surrey countryside by Neddy`s riverside paddock. The main design, "Neddy Horses," shows a group of different breeds of playful horses in the spring time -- from dappled grey to the beautifully spotted Leopard Appaloosa. The other major design in the group is "Roosters,” which portrays some of the birds that inhabit the farm where Neddy lives. Different textures can be found from the large roosters to the small chicks, working perfectly as an abstract multi-directional fabric for an explosion of color and a variety of uses. In the springtime, the paddock and the surrounding fields are rich with flowering “Spring Blossoms,” dropping their petals into the nearby River Mole in the gentle breeze resulting in floating blooms on the water below. Multitudes of Crocuses break through the damp earth, spreading joy to horse and human alike! As the summer heat builds the "Meadow Grass" (a perfect near solid) become laden with seed, which, if they are not eaten by Neddy, are also scattered by the wind. Slowly as summer passes and the autumn mists start to rise off the river, the hedgerows become full of juicy “Blackberries” for Neddy to happily graze. I hope this collection brings you a bit more of the story about the horse that I love and his happy world. Neddy and his world will inspire your projects in the same way he, and his warm heart, has inspired me to produce an abundance of designs.

    Ships in September 2019

    by Snow Leopard Designs

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  • Nouveau

    This season, Jane Sassaman takes her queue from the exotic florals and formal motifs of the Art Nouveau era. Her refreshing interpretation adds a modern twist, of course, with contemporary colors, dynamic graphics and perhaps a dash of mystery. These radiant designs are ideal for paper piecing millefiori, kaleidoscope and mosaic style quilts. Plus, Jane’s personality prints are also wonderful focus fabrics for piecing and decorative projects of all kinds. Sew some seeds of creativity and let Nouveau lead you down the path to inspiration.

    Ships in September 2019

    by Jane Sassaman

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  • Reverie

    As an artist and a designer, my most inspired ideas often come about once I surrender to a creative moment and let the mind wander. Such is the case with Reverie, whose hand painted Orchid was the original Muse for this collection. While painting the dreamy watercolor petals, I envisioned pairing this design with more minimal kimono inspired textile designs that would lend themselves to creative collaboration. My signature feminine art and Sashiko styled patterning provide a soft canvas for sewers to enhance my fabrics with their hand embroidery and stitch work embellishments. I look forward to seeing how you incorporate your own artistry onto my newest collection for FreeSpirit Fabrics.

    Ships in January 2020

    by Shell Rummel

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  • Secret Hideaway

    Sometimes life requires a special escape, a place to retreat when times seem overwhelming. A SECRET HIDEAWAY to get away from it all where you can take a moment and catch your breath. We all need that place every now and again. The spark that inspired this new collection was the wonder of a special little cottage tucked high away in pastel flowering trees. SECRET HIDEAWAY, softly and romantically colored in warm butter yellows, subtle periwinkle blues and sweet pinks has a fresh country vibe. Grand blooms, silhouetted leaves and subtle geometric prints allow for tremendous possibilities in quilting, clothing and home decor. Be it the elegant quality of deco paisley, the uniqueness of vine dot or the sheer beauty of country bouquet this collection is complete with each piece complimenting the others. Its possibilities are endless. There is no doubt this collection will lead to the creation of many beautiful things.

    Ships in December 2019

    by Verna Mosquera

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  • Standen

    Featuring some of William Morris’ most iconic designs, Standen is the stunning new collection of craft fabrics from FreeSpirit. Standen comprises several standout prints, including Willow Boughs, Poppy, Lodden, Acanthus, Brer Rabbit and Forest Hare. The charming panel print illustration of Forest Hare is inspired by an original Morris tapestry depicting animal characters amongst bunches of wild flowers. Beautifully coloured throughout in new colourways inspired by Morris’ signature palette, these designs of scrolling leaves and delicately entwining stems are a true representation of the designer’s style.

    Ships in October 2019

    by The Original Morris & Co.

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  • Step by Step

    To draw by hand – this is the medium of choice for me when I design my fabrics. Watercolors, crayon and soft tip colored pencils, especially German made LYRA and STABILO, are my favorite drawing tools. I know, my artistic choice will require the mill to put forth extra effort when reproducing my designs, but this is my medium and how I would like to continue as long as I design fabric. I always want to include flower motifs in my collection, which are found as a few pretty and gentle flowers. I also love graphic types of motifs, also in this collection. Designs that I draw, as I like, become printed fabrics delivered to the quilters. I do think it is such a happy thing to do as a job and I made this collection in thanks for that joy.

    Ships in August 2019

    by Keiko Goke

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  • Vintage Collection

    Celebrating iconic and well-loved designs from their historic archive, Sanderson launches the Vintage Collection. Dating back to the last century, these archetypal designs have been recreated in fresh new colorways. Nostalgic yet vibrant; a contemporary way to bring classic florals into the home. ROSE & PEONY 1927 Designed in 1927, Rose & Peony began life as a wallpaper design with 16 colors (a mark of luxury in wallpaper design). It was produced by surface roller printing at the original Sanderson wallpaper factory in Chiswick, England. In 1930 the design was first printed as a fabric and the pattern has been a Sanderson favorite ever since. Available in 2 colorways: Vintage Rose and Indigo / Linen CHELSEA 1960 Chelsea was first created by then head designer, Kenneth Vivian Truman in 1959 to celebrate Sanderson’s centenary year in 1960. Chelsea has been known to occupy Sanderson’s textile print machines for six months at a time, such is its popularity. It is the most iconic of all Sanderson florals and Truman is credited for creating ‘the Sanderson look.’ Chelsea is the foundation on which all classic, Sanderson floral patterns are built. Available in 2 colorways: Vintage Rose and Indigo/Linen. STAPLETON PARK 1986 Stapleton Park was created by Pat Etheridge, a Sanderson in-house studio designer since the mid-1960s. This awe-inspiring pattern encapsulates the characteristics of an English country house chintz. Stapleton Park remains one of Sanderson’s best loved patterns and continues to decorate homes throughout the world. Available in 2 colorways: Indigo/Linen and Vintage Rose SORILLA Sorilla was first produced in the 1950s. This vintage floral originated from France and was re-designed in the Sanderson studio under the leadership of Mr. Truman, who was one of the foremost designers of his day. The design has been re-established for the twenty-first century. Available in 2 colorways: Indigo/Linen and Vintage Rose

    Ships in September 2019

    by Sanderson

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