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  • Art Excursion

    As a traveling artist on solo adventures around Australia, I’m often inspired by new surroundings. In August 2017, I was housesitting for over three weeks, looking after a beautiful cat at a five-acre property at Brooloo, Queensland. I collected fabrics which I was sorting for upcoming workshops that I was going to attend and suddenly thought “why am I using other fabrics, I have the time to do my own.” So, I drove 120 kilometres to buy a load of white cotton fabric, washed and dried it, set up a table on the outside patio area with a drop sheet under, and undertook to paint sixty designs at various sizes. I took a different approach to previously, I had never directly hand painted. After that first brush stroke I was on fire! I came up with ideas and designs I had not previously done. I worked continuously each day, sometimes till after dark, when I had mosquito coils burning. Some days were hot, some windy enough to tape things down. I had to move the table as the sun moved on me and the fabric. I was saving curious insects from wet paint, which were landing as I was hand painting. A wild cat would visit on dusk and cause my cat to pounce. I was in my element and hope my first collection, with FreeSpirit, Art Excursion, inspires you as much as it moved me.

    Ships in May 2019

    by Denise Burkitt

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  • Bloomsbury

    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.

    Ships in April 2019

    by The Original Morris & Co.

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  • Memoranda II

    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 April 2019

    by Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements

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  • Murmur

    Amongst the early morning dew and the rays of sunshine emerge the sounds of summer. The delicate wings of the hummingbird whispering to me – Hello! Good Morning!

    Ships in May 2019

    by Valori Wells

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  • Natural Beauty

    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!

    Ships in April 2019

    by Amy Butler

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  • Seeds & Stems

    Examination of simple things in the most insignificant places reveals real beauty. SEEDS & STEMS is a collection that has been germinating in a bowl on my desk … the essence is grounded in textured shapes from the earth’s cycle of life. Each item was first found, treasured and examined for details…SEEDS & STEMS represents earthly delights in a shifting scale from minute to grand that captures and holds our attention. The lines, shapes and forms are both graphic and motif driven…smooth or spiky, they hold the energy of life for the ransom of something good to come. The comprehensive palette chosen for the collection reflects night evolving into the fresh warming light of DAWN. The temperature rises to radiate the heat of the sun’s rays at HIGH NOON before shifting to the relief of the cooling temperatures of DUSK. Like the day, the movement between the hours blends to create a composite picture. SEEDS & STEMS is a textile collection that bridges traditional fabrics and the contemporary or modern for a unique composition. The sliding scale of prints first attracts attention with dynamic prints but also provides backgrounds and texture prints in a sliding scale from grand to minute. The dynamic movement created in the large prints is an invitation to get busy. Like the natural beauty of the earth, this collection is designed to work together completely with each piece interchangeable with all the others. Plant Seeds and Stems to watch your next creative idea grow!

    Ships in May 2019

    by Kathy Doughty

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  • Souvenir

    I remember the happy days when I was a child walking around the village of my Grandmother in Bavaria, Germany. As a child of the city, the nature of animals, birds, insects, flowers, and mushrooms felt like a new kingdom around me. As much as I was fascinated by all of the diversity of colors, I also enjoyed the discovery. This collection was inspired by the happiness of that time. I hope to inspire quilting happiness in all of you.

    Ships in May 2019

    by Nathalie Lete for Anna Maria's Conservatory

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