Designer, Quilt Market

Spring Market 2017 Booth House Schedule

We can’t wait to see all of you in St. Louis, Missouri on May 19-21, 2017 at International Quilt Market! We have several exciting events happening in our booth #2328! See the schedule below for our “Booth House”.

Come join the fun!  Receive a passport from our booth and visit with your favorite Windham Fabrics Designers! Attend 3 booth houses and receive a stamp to then be entered to win a fabulous fabric prize from Windham and Anthology Fabrics!

Can’t attend Spring Market 2017? We’ll be posting live on our Facebook and Instagram so you don’t miss out on the fun!

Booth House Events Spring 2017 Schedule

 

 

 

 

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Fabric design, Quilt Market

Spring 2014 Quilt Market Photo Bomb, Part One

 

Carrie Bloomston shows her Paint Quilts

Carrie Bloomston of SUCH Designs shows off the sewing efforts of her sewing friends, including Sally Keller, whose quilt is pictured above.  Click over to Carrie’s blog to read all about the people who sewed with her beautiful new fabric, Paint.

Carrie Bloomston talks about her prayer flag project

Carrie discusses her Happy Flag project.  You can read more about that here.

Carrie Bloomston's booth

Melanie Testa, one of Windham’s newest designers, set up an incredibly efficient little print studio in her booth and was printing for all of Market!  Her infectious laughter and boundless energy kept us all going and we loved watching Quilt Market attendees strap on aprons and join Melly in her process.  Even Lotta Jansdotter stopped by to print for a bit! Check out Melly’s collection Meadowlark here!

Melanie Testa and Lotta Jansdotter

Melanie is a teacher, art quilter and author.  The designs that she commissioned from friends in the industry were inspriring and unique.  Keep your eyes peeled in a variety of quilting magazines in the next few months for more on these projects and head over to Melly’s blog to learn more anytime!

Melanie Testa and Meadowlark

Designer, Sarah Fielke, an Australian wonder came to our booth at Quilt Market after being on the road all over the United States teaching for weeks. Sarah’s brand of applique is stunningly bright and cheery.  Her classes can be found on Craftsy for those who want access to this girl-from-Down-Under here in the States.

Sarah Fielke shows her Enchanted Quilts

Sarah Fielke

Sarah’s fabric sewed up beautifully whether is was patchworked, appliqued or stitched into clothing. Read more about Sarah’s stitching journey on her blog.

Sarah Fielke's Enchanted applique

Lovely sewing by another Aussie, Sylvia Clough.

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Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew displayed her new collection Oh Clementine!  A traditional modern collection as she calls it, with elements for all quilters out there.  Allison highlighted her collection in a group of new patterns that you will be sure to want to feature in your shop! Check them out here.

Allison Harris with Oh Clementine

Also on display was an amazing quilt by Anne Sullivan, using the re-issue of Heather Ross’ Far Far Away line—the first time on quilting cotton.  This quilt will be a free pattern on the Windham website in June and available as a kit from Heather’s website.  Heather couldn’t be with us at Market this time as she was out promoting her new book, “How to Catch a Frog”, be sure to check it out.

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Here we have Petite Fleur by Carolyn Gavin for Ecojot.  This organic line sewed up into some beautiful projects by Casey York.

Petite Fleur by Carolyn Gavin

Part 2 of our Quilt Market photo bomb will be coming next week with photos of all the beautiful mini-quilts that were sewn for us by our awesome sewing community.  Stay tuned!

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Giveaway, Modern Fabric, Quilt Market

Is your Garden doing the Tango?

Here in New York, we are feeling the first stirrings of Spring.  The days have gotten longer, the snow is melting and the first bits of green are starting to appear.  There is nothing like Spring in the Northeast to make you feel ALIVE again.  

Which means, it's the perfect time to begin a new project, right? If you haven't gotten your hands on the most Spring-like new fabric collection on the market, Garden Party Tango by Melissa Ybarra of Iza Pearl Design, then this is the post for you!

 

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For her Fall Quilt Market booth, Melissa created an entire Garden ecosystem complete with fountains and tea sets.  She is a creative whirlwind and her booth just swarmed with busy quilt bees trying to get their hands on her fabric. Click on the photo to hear more about her booth, directly from Melissa:

 

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Windham Fabric is please to offer a really unique and beautiful FREE quilt pattern designed by Melissa Ybarra and written by Mary Honas.  You can download it from our website here. This pattern requires some attention to detail to draft pattern pieces, but once that step is over, it's easy-peasy—-and the result is WELL worth the work!

 

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Are you in the mood to make something that BLOOMS?

There are lots of ways to enter to win:

1. Leave us a comment here on the blog 

2. Make sure to follow us on Bloglovin' to stay up on all our latest posts, and come back and leave another comment letting us know you did that.

3. Follow our Instagram feed, leave another comment and get entered again!

4. Finally, make sure to follow us on FB, and encourage your crafty friends too, as well. Then leave yet another comment!

So, you can leave up to 4 comments and increase your chances for winning!!  

 

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Three winners will be chosen on Wednesday, March 26th at 3 p.m. 

Thank you all for entering!! This giveaway is now closed.  The winners are Debbie, Connie and Kristen.  Look for email from us to claim your prize!

 

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We can’t wait for Quilt Market!

Everyone at Windham has been busy busy getting ready for quilt market in October.  The new lines are finally finished and will total more than 23 in all.  Of course the new lines will include some favorite standbys like Civil War  Civil 7 and Old Glory Glory by Nancy Gere.  Both collections include classic traditional 19th century designs coupled with extraordinary large format patterns with flags, generals, maps and Civil War songs galore!

We have always admired Eillen Jahnke Trestain, the author of Dating Fabrics.  We've been using her books for years and it seemed only natural that she choose some of her favorite fabrics to create a new line.  This collaboration has resulted in her first fabric collection for Windham called Sally Rose Sally If you are familiar with Eileen's books you will know that she is all about color. In Sally Rose she has transformed designs taken from 19th century wool challis and created a quilting collection with incredibly rich colors and wonderful movement.  This collection truly offers boundless quilting possibilities.  Talk about color, and you will want to have a quilt made from the new Whistler Studios collection Folklore Folklore   Here paisleys and flowing florals of rich red, and yellow, with highlights of green and blue are all set off with a shot of black.  

Are you craving more Americana, but prefer to move up the timeline a bit?  We've gone fast forward from the 19th century to the fifties with American Vintage Am vintage   This is another collection, now with a schoolhouse theme that makes you say, "oh yes, I remember when…"  Then Rosemarie Lavin helps us move ahead on the history timeline.  2009 marked the 40th anniversary of Woodstock so Rosemarie decided to dig deep into her closet.  There she found some of the designs from the 1960's which inspired Feelin' Groovy Groovy  Soon to be posted at www.windhamfabrics.com is the fantastic peace sign quilt that Rosemarie designed for this collection.  In fact free projects for all of our new collections will be posted on our web site, so please keep on the lookout for them.

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