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Quilt Market Houston Fall 2018 Recap

Hello Fabric Friends,

 We are still on our "Quilt Market high" remembering all of the amazing new people we met and catching up with our long time sewing friends. Quilt Market comes around twice a year, in the Fall and Spring season. This is where fabric, notions, and pattern making companies congregate to showcase what NEW exciting products they have to offer shop owners in the quilting/sewing industry. Our booth this year celebrated the beauty of COLOR and how color plays an important part in our lives. With a ton of team work and trial and error we created quite a impactful backdrop to which we then added framed triangle pieced mini quilts in a array of different colors to coordinate back with our wall.

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AGF Pure Element Solids where used to create this display.

 

For extra detail and to embrace our love for nature, we incorporated hand drawn stencil florals, birds and this majestic looking deer pictured below!

 

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We also created the AGF Shop, a place for shops attending Market to purchase a few (or more then a few ) of our new AGF Curated Bundles. We made sure to bring a nice selection of our Designer Palette, Color Master and AGF Bundle Up Bundles and Boxes!

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 Here I am below doing a little shopping myself! Clearly, I couldn’t decided on just a few bundles but since Quilt Market only happens twice a year it is a good time to splurge a little and treat yourself!

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It took two days to set up our booth and I couldn’t be more proud of what we accomplished! Below are a few progress photos of how we turned a boring old space into a colorful, bright, inviting place for our sewing friends to stop by and say hi and talk about all things fabric and so much more! 

 

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The event lasted three days where we showed all that came by our newest fabric designs and of course the AGF Crew was all decked out in AGF Fabrics!

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Two of our lovely designers Bonnie Christine  and Dana Willard stopped by to say hello and it was so great catching up with them! 

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We also were so honored to see so many of you wearing or toting around your AGF makes! 

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Long Sleeve T (Made with AGF Craft Bound and Backpack made from Indie Folk Fabrics.

For all of you who followed along to our social media and IG Stories, I hope you had a blast and thank you for all your kind words and support! You all mean so much to us, you are the reason we keep working hard to strive to bring you the best of the best in color and design and in everything we do!

Happy Sewing,

Meli




Sewing and Music- How to Make a "Road to Vienna" Quilt Block Tutorial

Hello Fabric Friends,

Who listens to music when they sew? Depending on the day or the mood I want to be in I flip through my Pandora stations usually stopping on a station that will put me in a good sewing mood. Some days it energetic dance music, and other times its soft classical or  soothing jazz.

Whether you are bobbing your head back and forth to some groovy 70s music or shaking your hips to some salsa music, music is always there to motivate us, relax us, and overall bring us to our happy place! Today I want to introduce you to Amy Sinibali’s new fabric collection Sonata, which is inspired by Beethoven's concertos and symphonies. If you haven’t checked out the pages of the Sonata Fabric Project Catalog I highly encourage you to to flip through the pages to possibly find your next sewing project or to jump start you on your next creative process.

 

Today I want to share with you the “Road to Vienna” Block which I sewed up with some of the gems from Sonata fabrics. I wanted to show off the cute “Window Sill” print because well, we all know I am a fussy cutting addict! Join me below and watch the step by step video! Enjoy the view below.

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Got a block you want me to make? Leave me comment under the video.

 



What are your fave prints from Sonata Fabrics? Comment below and let me know what you would make!

Happy Sewing, 

Meli


Striking a New Chord: Sonata Fabric Collection

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At the age of five, I began learning classical piano. Every week, I'd have a piano lesson with my piano teacher and learned to play songs from all "the greats" like Mozart, Bach, Chopin....but my absolute favorite composer's songs to play was "Ludwig van Beethoven." His songs were moody and felt like they just had soul (no offense to the other talented composers), I just connected to his music the most, and his "Moonlight Sonata" became my favorite song to play on the piano..still is today! One of the main reasons I love it so much is that sonata's usually have three movements that contain different speeds: "Fast, Slow, Fast." However, Beethoven mixes up his song "Moonlight Sonata" by making it go: "Slow, Slow, Fast." He liked to experiment with composing music, and serves as a great reminder for learning traditional methods, revamping them, and then applying your own personal style to them. Very inspiring! :)

Beethoven's work also resonated with our designer, Amy Sinibaldi. Striking a new chord with her latest collection "Sonata," these fabrics were inspired by the classical music of one of the most influential musicians during the 18th century. Composed of romantic prints, these fabrics include symphony instruments, harmonious florals like edelweiss, and ornate windows that overlook the wondrous city of Vienna, these designs definitely take you on a musical journey. With a soft color palette of soft pinks and tranquil blues, this collection is great for fussy cutting to make music-inspired projects like whimsical quilts, home decor, wall art, and garments. 

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To see more of Amy's collection and quilty projects we've put together with easy-to-follow instructions for you, check out our "Sonata Fabric Lookbook!"

 

 

Here's the "Moonlight Sonata" that's filled with TONS of movement for you to enjoy, just click the below link for the FREE pattern:

Download Quilt Pattern

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Here's my top picks for blenders from our AGF Pure Elements that I feel go really well with Sonata's designs and colors: 

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