Hi I'm Mickey Krueger from Windham Fabrics. I'm so excited by all the new things that are happening at Windham, and what better way to speak about them then in our new blog Snip-its!
I invite you all to visit Snip-its regularly where you will learn what's going on at Windham, read posts from guest bloggers including our designers, and get a sneak peak of what's coming up in future collections.
I thought I would start with a couple of thoughts about our recent show at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh where we launched over 20 brand new collections. Some of my favorites are groups by brand new designers Bari Ackerman – Full Bloom, and Genevieve Gail – Flower Bucket. Rosemarie Lavin is back with two new lines – Rhumba, and our first ever on quilters flannel called Cambridge. It is a rich beautifully masculine designed line, and I have not seen anything like it in flannel.
I also love Anna Griffin's new Calisto Collection. Anna continues to amaze me as she challenges conventional thinking in quilting design.
Standouts from the show in traditional themes have to be Williamsburg Clarissa with it's unusual blending of rich browns and teals along soft blues and pinks. There is also something that you might not expect from Williamsburg with their new Botanical Collection. Nancy Gere continues to be on target with her new 19th Century Reds, Fairmount Park 1876-1880, and Scarborough Fair Collections.
I couldn't possibly mention all of the new groups, but I can't end without saying how proud we are to now be associated with the Gees Bend Quilt Collective. We have worked closely with this unbelievable group of quilters in rural Alabama and have re-created some of our favorite quilts in 4 new kits available in November. We have also introduced a textured hand dyed poplin in our Gees Bend Solid which will remain a re-orderable basic.
You can check out all the new collections at www.windhamfabrics.com.
Here are some pictures of the Windham booth from Quilt Market in Pittsburgh: