The day has finally arrived!!! Today we announced the winners of the 100 YARDS GIVEAWAY!!! (2 winners – 50 yards each)Cotton, Knit (print or solid), Voile, and of course tons of Elements to mix and match with all your future projects ahead. The possibilities are endless....
We are truly amazed by your response and participation! We loved seeing the variety of projects from bags, to quilts, garments, and even a few “sew together bags” (those are always so much fun to make)! Don't get us started on the little ones of the house that also joined the fun and posed for the camera! It wasn’t an easy decision to make and we wish we could give 100 yards of fabric to every single one of you.
Without any further due, the winners of this amazing giveaway are: (insert drum roll here, lol)
@Kunklebaby & @Lelliebunny
Thank you to everybody for inspiring other sewists and quilters, like yourselves. Let's keep the handmade tradition going! Thanks again for entering and we hope you will continue participating in future contests, giveaways and more...
Hope everyone is having a fantastic week. We are happy to announce that stashfabrics.com is introducing a monthly AGF fabric club. Did we say monthly fabric club? We sure did! Here is the scoop on how it works.
You may be wondering “Why is this fabric club so good”? Well, the idea behind the Stash Art Gallery Club is that you can build your “stash” of AGF fabrics overtime without hurting your pocket. Each bundle comes with 10 prints spanning from various collections to allow you to mix and match in a myriad of projects. As an added bonus Stash Fabrics will send you a fat quarter of Pure Elements so that you have a collection of solids to use with your prints.
When visiting the Stash Fabrics website, you can either sign up for the Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Club or the Half Yard Club. There is a $5.00 initiation fee, but when you receive your first bundle it will be deducted from the payment after reoccurring billing has been established. The Fat Quarter Club is $30/month plus shipping and the Half Yard Club is $49.50/month plus shipping. You can cancel any time before the first of the month.
How cool is that? AGF fabrics delivered to you in specially curated bundles! We are excited to hear what you think of the club. Let us know what prints you receive and what projects you will make. Stay creative and thanks for inspiring!
Hope everybody had a nice and long weekend. We definitely needed that extra day to rest, hopefully you did too. Did you enjoy recap 1 and 2 so far? Well, get ready for part 3 where we'll show you all the fabulous remaining booths as well as the winner of the best merchandise booth of Quilt Market 2015. How exiting is that? The AGF family won 2 awards!!! Also, stay a little longer to view our Quilt Market video.
Our first designer of this recap is Sharon Holland with her second collection for AGF, Sketchbook. This collection is inspired by nature's flora. Sharon's hand drawn designs and doodles come to life with a mix of indigo, spruce greens, berry pinks, and bark and flax neutrals, available in stores July 2015.
Next is the artistic Bari J. with her sixth collection, Anna Elise. This collection is for the artsy and free spirit souls. It encourages you to let your imagination run free while enjoying your surroundings filled with colors and music. Colored in sea foam, rosebud and sirocco, this collection will be available soon. We also want to congratulate Bari for winning the best booth award for merchandising. BRAVO!
Caroline Hulse is our newest addition to our group of licensed designers. She began as one of our limited edition designers; we decided to expand her creative design aesthetics and we are so glad we did. Her second collection is called Happy Home. It is a lively and playful collection packed with swirling typography, loving hearts that are beautifully colored with spruce greens, peach buds and crystal roses, available in stores May 2015.
and last in our booth tour is Imprint by Katarina Roccella, a collection that is so versatile, rich and elemental. It gathers some of Katarina's favorite colors, shades and elements. Its versatility can be used to mix, match or blend with other collections, available in stores June 2015.
From the whole AGF family we hope you enjoyed visiting, meeting, catching up with every single one of us at QM (or the blog). We are definitely eager to start with the new collections and everything that comes with it. From designing and making inspirational projects, to creating look books, tutorials, having collaborations and a few surprises along the way. We are extremely excited for what's coming during the next months.
Meanwhile, enjoy this fun video we made for you all!!
Thanks for your love towards fabrics and see you all in Houston for the big AGF celebration!!
I hope you enjoyed part one of our Quilt Market recap. We are ready to show you the first half of the designers and how they translated their collection (and inspiration) into their booth. We are thrilled to present our first designer; April Rhodes with her latest collection Bound Fabrics. This collection is often described as bold, untamed and earthy. April continues to showcase her style with this collection, which is filled with unique designs and brushstrokes. The rich western colors pallet include tangerine oranges, soothing sea blues, malachite greens and autumn sunset yellows, available in stores July 2015.
Another of our talented designers is Bonnie Christine, this time debuting her Succulence collection with organic, vibrant and fresh designs that are very distinctive of Bonnie's style. This collection is about the ability to thrive and create new beginnings with an everlasting drive to evolve. With lively hues like plum wine, and copper Succulence is a collection like no other, available in stores Sept 2015.
As you all might know, Katarina Roccella, lives in Serbia, and we were so happy she flew in to launch her up coming lines Wonderland and Imprint (up on the blog tomorrow). Wonderland is an illustrative, textured, and enchanted collection inspired by adventures. With a balanced mixed of Katarina's drawings and prints, this collection merges dreams and reality with a hint of nostalgia, available in stores Sept 2015.
And last but definitely not least is Jeni Baker with her Curiosities collection. Jeni is able to maintain a refined color palette style throughout this collection with youthful, charismatic and refreshing designs. This collection is dedicated to Jeni's bunny George, who is ever curious.We hope you enjoyed part one and two of the recap, stay tuned for part three next week, where we'll show you the rest of our designers and their beautiful booths. Feel free to leave us your comments and/or questions in the section below....
What a week or should I say weekend! Time flew by so fast we can't believe Quilt Market is already over. The whole AGF family (designers + the girls) had such a remarkable time meeting new faces, reconnecting with old friends, and setting up our booths; but it feels so good to be back home to the warm weather of FL. As you might all know, Quilt Market is a trade show where fabric shops are able to buy large amounts of fabrics from various wholesale vendors. Unfortunately, it is not open to the public (sad, we know). For this reason, we thought about everyone who couldn't make it and we took tons of pictures and videos for your enjoyment. We wanted you to feel as if you were there, at least in spirit!
This year for the AGF booth we wanted to do something simple yet stylish, something that was going to make people stop by and say "Woah, that's beautiful!" while still representing everyone's passion for the industry. Here is a tour of our booth from wall to wall. On the front entry we featured our upcoming substrate: Canvas. This display showed the substrate's prints in full view and allowed visitors feel the quality of the Canvas. On the inside of our booth, we curated a gallery of AGF quilts. We knew we couldn't go wrong with this idea because what's Quilt Market without quilts! We strategically folded each quilt so they all had the same measurements and hung them on hangers that were hand painted with gold designs.
In the middle we had a lounging area, where everybody was welcomed to come sit, share a few laughs, and rest their feet after a long day of fabric shopping. After a few sleepless nights, brainstorming sessions and tons of preparations for Quilt Market, we are so proud to have won first place in multiple booths.
A photo posted by Art Gallery Fabrics (@artgalleryfabrics) on May 16, 2015 at 9:35am PDT
I hope you are ready to see in full detail the booth of our first designer, Pat Bravo featuring her newest collection Artisan. It honors the passion of all crafters with a bohemian air. This collection is characterized by un-styled designs and hints of rustic textures. It truly celebrates DIY culture and "love for design." Artisan Fabrics features colors like denim blue, lumberjack red and raw sienna as key players, available in stores August 2015.
We hope you enjoyed our first recap of Quilt Market. Stay tuned for more of tomorrow's tour where you'll get to see April, Bari, Katarina and Jeni's booth in full detail.
Hope everybody is doing OK! Today is the first day of setup for this weekend. As you might know, Quilt Market is one if not the biggest show within our industry and in it we showcase all of our upcoming collections, read more about it here. We are so ready for the madness to begin!! Since this is a trade show, a lot of you are unable to attend this Spring Market, so we decided to STREAM the event!!!! HOW COOL IS THAT???
This live stream is going to let you interact with us and the designers in real time!!! Let us know what would you like to see from the show, questions for the designers or the AGF girls, tour of our booths, and more. Be sure to add the hash-tag #AGFGoesLive when sending your questions via Twitter or simply leave them in the comment section below.
You can either download the Periscope app to your Apple device or simply click on the link posted in our twitter feed at the time of streaming from your desktop computer.