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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ganesha Garden

    Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God of new beginnings, along with the enchanting beauty of India, Thailand, Bali and Nepal, served as the inspiration for our newest collection. Whimsical elephants, lotus-like flowers, and mandala inspired medallions come together in bold blue and bright pastel palettes. Hand-painted ikat details and textured backgrounds round out the collection with richness and charm. Ganesha Garden is perfect for adding some exotic flair and mystical charm to any sewing project.

    Ships in March 2020

    by Dena Designs

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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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  • 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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