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by Kaffe Fassett
The inspiration for this line of fabric came from my “Bird in Hand” quilt that I made years ago. I designed the fabrics to create a collage quilt that will feature the bird in a new way! A fun new way to mix colors and collage motifs. "She engaged in flights of fancy creating colors she loved, held on to them and did not risk losing them for something better!"
by Laura Heine
Morris relocated to Bloomsbury in 1861 to set up the studio for Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Company. The founding members of this firm were Morris, painters Ford Madox Brown, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Peter Marshall (an engineer and artist), the architect Philip Webb and Charles James Faulkner. In 1975, after much legal unpleasantries, Morris dissolved the company and re-launched Morris & Co. with Edward Burn Jones as a business partner. The Bloomsbury collection is inspired by the revitalization of change.
by The Original Morris & Co.
Born from a voyage to Staphorst in the Netherlands, the Confettis collection is inspired by a traditional mixture of checks, polka dots and flowers, which characterize the traditional dress of the Staphorst community. However, under Odile Bailloeul's talented paintbrush, the colors became more audacious, the flowers scatter and the checks mingle. The fantasy that blows through this collection inspires joyful creations, fanciful clothes, and cheerful and colorful patchwork. Now we can dare the frou-frous, the unexpected combinations and some very feminine assemblages. Choose the range “Fantasy” which evokes celebration and lightness with its soft colors, or the range “Staphorst,” elegant and unusual.
by Odile Bailloeul
Who hasn’t dreamed of that little getaway cottage? That special place to call one’s own when the hustle and bustle of everyday life gets to be too much. Whether you’ve imagined a quaint spot in the country or a sweet destination by the seashore that imaginary place is always extra special. As long as I can remember I’ve been drawn to little cottages full of charm and endless possibilities of decor. I swore that someday I would have my very own. I imagined filling my cottage with all of my favorite things and curling up on a cozy porch reading a wonderful novel as I heard birds chirp or the sound of the ocean in the distance. Dream Cottage celebrates the spirit of those visions. This wonderful new collection features blooming roses, clean stripes and crisp plaids. It offers two lovely color palettes one I like to think of as In The Country and the other By The Sea. In The Country is sweet with soft pink, blue and ivory, while By The Sea is fresh & romantic with bold navy and hints of yellow and green. I imagine creating so many wonderful things from each of the different color schemes. In The Country makes me imagine vintage style aprons, dish towels, table runners, patchwork quilts and market totes. By The Sea brings visions of assorted pillows, a weekender bag, summer dresses and a baby’s nursery. The possibilities are endless. What does Dream Cottage inspire in you? I can’t wait to see.
by Verna Mosquera
In Anna Maria Horner's first collection as part of the Conservatory, she was influenced by her travels, which is an appropriate way to collaborate with the talented Conservatory artists from around the world joining her for this new venture.
For Anna Maria, England brings to mind flowers - especially after her beautiful Summer stay there last year, including the chance to inhabit a small 13th century Oxford shire cottage. The cottage sat on the most beautiful, imperfect, and blossoming garden. Most of the florals in the English Summer collection were inspired by exploring those grounds, as well as by walks around London and Oxford.
The mix of prints is meant to share the beauty of those naturalistic florals along with the ethnic and architectural inspirations that convey the special and unique place that is England. The scale and direction of the prints is perfect for fussy cutting quilts and creating beautiful garments and accessories and the palettes can inspire diverse directions towards modern or traditional quilting.
by Anna Maria Horner for Anna Maria's Conservatory
This collection began as a painting I started two years ago. I often start with a background that I let sit for a while until I decide what I want the finished painting to be. Of course, it rarely ends up looking anything like I originally intended! I love color and texture. I added layer after layer using stencils, spray paints, hand printed papers and inks until I had Garden Bright. The coordinating paintings came much more easily. I tend to paint in the same palette most of the time so everything coordinated nicely. I love that these paintings are being printed on fabric, and I cannot wait to see what quilters will create!
by Sue Penn
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…
by Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements
The new Morris & Co. collection with Free Spirit is named after the house owned by the Arts and Crafts designer, and a friend of William Morris, W.A.S Benson located on Montagu Square, which was furnished throughout with Morris & Co. products. Inspired by Morris’ passion for exploring the craftsmanship of the East, the new M Montagu collection combines designs from the Morris & Co. archive and studio influenced by Morris’ role as a collector of Persian carpets and global textiles. The Montagu collection embraces the deep blues of Morris’ early indigo discharge prints, replicating William Morris’ exploration of natural dyes and pairing these with fiery reds, forest greens, warm ambers and rich ochres.
by The Original Morris& Co.
My fascination and love for wild creatures, plants and flowers started when I was very young spending hours with my Mom and Grandma in the woods, on the rivers and under the stars. They’re artists too and they taught me the value of experiencing the beauty in nature, and with unspoken words, guided more by feeling, we all felt the love, magnanimous positive vibrations and grounding peace that the wild world offers us. It’s magical, evolving and expanding; just like us! I wanted this collection to express the richness of my natural inspirations and to be a joyful celebration combining gorgeous color with jaw dropping feel good prints. I hope you feel it and have fun with it too!
by Amy Butler
Outerland is a whimsical collection exploring imaginary woodlands and lush landscape. Retro modern shapes and hand drawn linework create stylized imagery of forests, leaves and berries. The Daylight palette in sunny yellow and lush teal complement the softer grays and sunset pinks of the Dusk palette to create a playful journey into your own natural world.
Ships in February 2019
by Erin McMorris
There are over 500 varieties of Passion Flower, and among them are a type that grows wild in Tennessee. Living here, I’ve become very accustomed to the rapidly growing vines in my garden, whether invited or not. Last Spring upon returning from a long trip, I found they had taken over a large portion of my flowerbeds and had no choice but to enjoy their strange blooms. My Passionflower collection was created with the idea that the most beautiful things can happen without planning for them. The diversity of print styles are meant to inspire unusual combinations and exciting palettes. The Impostor design is a celebration of unexpected beauty disrupting the norm, while the Passiflora design is a moody study of my now beloved Tennessee wildflowers. The Migration design features the Heliconius, because they are so appreciative of the flowers that they are known as the passion-vine butterfly. Add to that some healthy scale variety from patchwork stripes, bold geometrics, and lacey tonals, Passionflower is destined for favorite quilts, bold garments, and go-to prints that work with all of my collections.
by Anna Maria Horner
Pinkerville is a state of mind. When I design fabric, I retreat into an imaginary world of my own creation. I call that place Pinkerville. In this collection I am inviting you to join me on a journey through my own delusion! This is a place where all things are possible. Each piece in this collection is named after an attribute that is required for entrance. The Swan is your tour guide to Pinkerville as she holds the keys to the kingdom, so her print is named “Gate Keeper.” The Unicorn print is titled “Imaginarium” because this place requires a devotion to the imagined, a willingness to invent and accept things that may or may not be real. A pattern of marbled water conceals a lovable lake monster (among other things!) in a print called Blind Faith because it is a magical thing to believe in something so hard that you can turn innocuous things like shadows into evidence of the fantastic! A butterfly conceals the face of an owl in a print titled “Enlightenment” as she is the watcher, the all-seeing eyes of Pinkerville. A delicate weaving of lace flowers makes up the print titled “Delight,” a healthy appreciation for beauty is always welcome here. A print of overlapping fans named “Serenity” reminds you to be calm and relaxed here, take it all in, there is plenty of time. Worry and anxiety are never welcome in Pinkerville. Finally, there is Fairy Dust that adds just a sprinkle of rainbow magic to tie it all together! Welcome to my world, the space between my ears, the water is warm so shed the heavy baggage of reality and dip a toe into Pinkerville!
Shop Re-Orders Ship in June 2019
by Tula Pink
Savernake road, a street curved along a small part of Hampstead Heath, London was the starting point for my first fabric collection. I walk down this road most days and embrace all of my surroundings. Front gardens of wild and groomed flowers spilling onto the pavement, Victorian houses, and broken tile front paths. All of this makes me very happy! I hope you experience my happiness through my first collection as part of an amazing group of artists known as the Anna Maria Conservatory.
by Monika Forsberg for Anna Maria's Conservatory
by Jennifer Paganelli
She is a charmer, a modern-day flower child! I love flowers and I love fabrics. This collection captures my passions. I am a fabric collage designer. I fussy cut a variety of fabrics, mix them up, and put them back together. Use this versatile palette for your own creative collage or incorporate it in a fresh quilt, bag, or pillow!
by Laura Heine
Our Vestige Collection refers to the fragments, motifs and design elements gathered from past drawings and designs that we have collaged and overlaid to form new combinations. This new work continues my interest in hand drawn geometries and abstract forms that escape formality by overlapping in unexpected ways through juxtapositions of shape, scale and surprise.
by Bookhou for Anna Maria's Conservatory
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