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Fall Quilt Market recap, part three

Hey there! This is the final installment of the Fall 2013 Houston Quit Market recap.

Now for our final three AGF designers.

Jeni Baker showed her third collection, Dreamin' Vintage (available April 2014). 


Inspired by bed linens from the 50s and 60s, Dreamin' Vintage is totally retro with cheerful florals and cool geometrics. Jeni's booth was flea market crafty with giant tissue paper flower pom poms, fabric garland and vintage finds.


We'll never know how Jeni managed to fit everything for the booth in two suitcases and a carry-on! Just look at all of those adorable projects.

Another one of our designers, also showing her third collection, is Anglea Walters. With her beach themed booth, Anglea's Drift collection (available March 2014) was a tropical island paradise. We were having a great time playing vollyball and blowing bubbles!


Angela is known for her amazing quilts. She made her reverse appliqué quilt a week before Market! She machine quilted the quilt and then cut away the top layer of navy linen to expose the Drift fabric.


What a pro!

Last, but not least, is Leach Duncan showing her second AGF collection, Meadow (available February 2014). 


As usual, Leah brings the outdoors into Market with her fresh flower displays allowing anyone who comes into her booth feeling like they are in the summer air of a fresh meadow. The photo backdrop of a meadow and sky made Leah's booth so serene.


Makes you want to put on a Meadow dress and sit down for a picnic! And those darling suitcases are just to die for, right?

Again, we give a big round of applause to ALL of our designers!

Thanks for reading the AGF blog and keeping up with all things Art Gallery Fabrics. We cannot wait to start planning for Spring Market (aahh... did I just say that???).

Keep sewing and we'll see you next week!

<3 AGF

Fall Quilt Market recap, part two

We're back with part two of Houston Fall Quilt Market recap. I hope you enjoyed seeing our AGF booths in part one and you entered to win a smartphone case featuring the Noir Square Elements!

Now it's time to talk about our awesome designers! First up is the heart and soul of AGF, Pat Bravo.


Her latest fabric collection, Rapture, will be coming out at the end of this month. Soft pastels of watercolor and line work combined with brights and black makes this collection modern, happy and feminine.


We'd like to congratulate Pat for winning 2nd place double booth!

Pat definitely deserved a prize. Don't you just want to live in her booth?!? This young girl's living and art studio should be in the pages of a magazine!


And just look at all of the details from the hand dipped ombre stools to the paint in the tea cups! Check out the interview BERNINA did with Pat on the first day at Quilt Market to learn more about Rapture.


We'd also like to congratulate Frances Newcombe, our newest AGF designer for winning the Best New Exhibitor award!

We immediately knew that Frances was a top contender as she was setting up her booth.


First of all, Frances and her husband John are truely nice and genuine people. And you can see that quality in Frances' first collection with us, Safari Moon (available in December).

Safari Moon is truly unique with it's rich colors and hidden animals amidst the designs. Frances' booth was a safari spa oasis adorned with the cutest safari stuffed animals!


If you missed our introduction of Frances to the AGF family you can check it out here.

We truly missed Bonnie Christine this Market! Bonnie recently gave birth to her baby boy, Bear, so she wasn't able to make it.


But she sent over the most beautiful hexi quilt made with her second fabric collection, Sweet as Honey (available January 2014).

We're just adoring the woodland theme of nestled deer, flying birds and hone bees. It's so sweet!


All of our designers really did an amazing job. We're so proud of ALL of them!

I hope you have enjoyed part 2 of our market wrap-up and that you will tune in tomorrow for the final installment with Jeni Baker, Angela Walters and Leah Duncan.

See you tomorrow!

<3 AGF

Fall Quilt Market recap, part one

Hey there!

We've been back from Houston Fall Quilt Market for about a week now. It's been super busy in the office since we've gotten back. So many emails to answer and so many things to be packed away! But we're super excited to share with you all of the great things that happend while we were at Market. So here goes!

For the AGF booth we decided to feature the entire AGF family by collecting all of the blue, green, yellow and pink fabrics. We did this by creating a themed wall for each color!

First up, the blue wall.


We covered the walls with Tile Blue Pure Elements and did a travel theme. It was so fun thrifting for blue suitcases! We also gathered all of the blue AGF fabrics and put them into embrodery hoops.


How cute are those blue shoes with Legacy liners?!?

The green wall went green peace and earthy with a green bicycle as the star.


We put fabric and green photos into picture frames, along with a a big green quilt in the bike basket. We even Modge Podge some Poetica fabric onto a pair of canvas shoes to make AGF TOMS! The walls are covered with Dark Citron Pure Elements.


Country summer was theme for the yellow wall and the Honey Pure Elements fabric was our sunset.


You couldn't make a pitcher of lemonade with our plastic lemons. But there was a laundry line included a big sushine quilt done for us by Carolina Moore.


And last up is the pink room, Cherry Lipgloss Pure Elements to be exact!


It's every girl's dream to have a darling pink room with a chandelier! Well this isn't just any chandelier. We cut the pieces out of styrofoam and covered each piece with fabric and then hot glued them to the wall. It looks like it's hanging, right?


A stack of hot pink chairs held a quilt and the pink pouf was sewn by Carolina Moore. We can't forget Maggie, the magenta mannequin, who struck a pose wearing Coquette.

All of the walls were a lot of work. But it was great to receive all of the great compliments from everyone at Market!

We also gave out free smartphone cases featuring Noir Square Elements! We're going to have 10 new Square Elements colors coming out this month. So stay tuned!


For those of you that couldn't make it to Market we're giving away 10 phone cases! We have iPhone 4s and 5, Galaxy III and 4. So if you have one of these smartphones you can enter the giveaway!

Go to the Square Elements page and let us know what is your favorie color, what you'd make with it and what smartphone you have!

10 lucky winners will be randomly chosen.

Contest ends Friday, November 8, 2013 at 5pm EST.

{Note: We did research on the most popular smartphones to be sure we accompanied our audience. Therefore we only have iPhone 4s and 5, Galaxy III and 4 available.}


And stay tuned for Market update on the AGF designers!

<3 AGF

Market Wrap-up, The Final Installment

Welcome back!

So glad to see you here for the final market wrap-up post. I am super excited to share these pictures because we all worked really really hard on the Art Gallery Fabrics booth. 

The concept was to create a storefront feel. Do you get that vibe?

We had only 4 store windows to decorate so it was a difficult task to narrow down what we really wanted to portray. 

Sew Fashion was the first store window (seen above.) For this one we really wanted to step it up and merge patchwork with high-fashion. This ball gown boasts over 1,000 3x3" squares of pure couture quilting! Who wouldn't love a dress like this?

The second & third windows were the feature of this booth. These windows were part of The Quilt Shop and displayed the transition from bolt to quilt. I do have to say that these mini-bolts were very cute, but it was painstaking to get them to stay in that fancy curve! 

The last window displayed was called A Happy Home. This window was simplistic in its design but when you looked in you could see the details in the pillows stacked on a swing. 

Overall this booth was fun to do. We all fell in love with our little street Art Gallery Fabrics stores. And we hope that you did as well. 

Also, debuting in its first standalone booth ever, Pure Elements.

Can you say immersion of color? Each butterfly cutout is a piece of the Pure Elements fabric on some backing. Looks like construction paper huh?

There are no words to discribe how this booth drew you in. The vibriant color and the fanciful butterflies added to the whole look of this booth to keep it purely elegant. 

Filled with samples and free projects I can safely say that this booth was never empty (well aside from when we took this picture, haha).

Now we wouldn't be AGF if we didn't end this post with a video. During market we always have a lot of fun and this time we had some new faces that joined in the shenanigan's.... take a look :)

Thanks for popping in and keeping up with all things Art Gallery Fabrics. We can not wait to start planning for next market (aahh... did I just say that??) and to show you all the great things we have planned for the end of the year. 

Keep sewing and we will see you next time!

<3 AGF

Market Wrap-up, part duex

Hello again!

I hope you enjoyed PART ONE of our market wrap and that you are ready for some more.

Let's start with the video wrap-up...


Now for a little more information and a closer look at each designer booth...

First we have Angela Walter's booth and she is displaying her latest collection, Legacy. This booth's centerpiece was the over-sized Legacy quilt that displayed the collection's 20 prints.  

Her booth was a dedication to her grandfather in which she credits to being the most influential person in her quilting career. You can clearly see the masculine influence throughout the collection. 


Not only did this quilt cover a whole wall, but the quilting on it was amazing! The details and the patterns worked so well together. Take a look below so you an see a bit more detail... go on... we will wait :)

From sharing the Legacy someone leaves in your life, we now go to reminiscing over memories of loved ones in Reminisce by Bonnie Christine.


Bonnie's inspiration for this booth was to make the decor an extension of who she is. From the living plant life to the charming use of color, this booth truly gave off a nostalgic feel. 

You can picture yourself just sitting in this booth, sipping tea while you reminisce through old photos and share memories of an eventful life. This sweet booth really invites you in and welcomes you to stay a while.

From Reminisce we take a final stroll through the desert in Leah Duncan's collection, Tule.

This collection shows off with deep blues, sun-inspired yellows and bright orange tones. Tule inspires you to take a modern look into folk florals and organic shapes.


This booth really caught your eyes with the dark walls and pops of color. You stepped in so you could take in the various artwork and view the many projects that were displayed in this booth. 

All of our latest designers really did an amazing job this year at market. They really portayed their collections well and we are proud of the work they did. 

I hope you have enjoyed part 2 of our market wrap-up and that you will tune in tomorrow for the final installment and the Pièce de résistance (AKA "the cherry on top" of market wrap-ups) AGF & Pure Elements. We are truly excited for this one!

See ya tomorrow!

<3 AGF

Market Wrap-up, Part One

Hey there!

So, we are back from Portland Spring Market 2013 and we are very excited to share with you all the great stuff that happened while we were there. As some of you know, or some of you may have experienced, this is one of the most exhausting yet some of the funnest times in the industry. 

First things first, we would love to congratulate Mrs. Pat Bravo for winning 1st place, single booth for Carnaby St.!

We loved this booth because it was a crossover from the Carnaby St. video and really took you into the mood of mod. A lot of the videos images were used throughout the booth... does that black and white wall look familiar??

All the elements in the booth were perfect and carried the 60's vibe through and through. Take a look below and check out some of the elements that really pulled this booth together... as well as Pat beaming from her win!

Now from the "Swinging London" movement we take you on a journey in the traveling caravan of Bijoux by Bari J. ...


Bari J.'s minimalistic approach to her booth design was stunning! It truely showcased perfectly the beauty of this collection and just how much you you can do with it.

Check out Bijoux's video and see where this collection led us... 

This booth may have looked simple at first glance but when you stopped and walked around you really noticed all the intricate details that is Bijoux. From delicate embroidery to small cacti plants, this booth really was a sight to behold.  

Now after you have had your fair share of traveling with this bohemian soul hop on a plane a head on over to the scandinavian side with Nordika by Jeni Baker...

Jeni's booth was filled with cute projects, beautiful quilts and even a mini George (pillow form of course.)

Nordika takes you on a trip to through the northern nordic meadows and drops you off in this sweet booth full of inspiration. The deep and moody color palette works to set the tone for this collection. 

Take a peek below at some of the beautiful projects from the booth ... 


Now that we have shown you a bit of what these wonderful ladies worked so hard for let's take a look at this sweet video they made just for you all :)


We hope that you have enjoyed PART ONE of our market re-cap. I can't wait to share with you all the rest of this eventful trip!

See you soon,

<3 AGF