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November 2011

The AGF Team Talks: Meet KAT.

Hello everyone!

My name is Kat and I am one of the graphic designers working here at Art Gallery Fabrics. It's been practically a year that I've had the pleasure of working with such an amazing team and let me just say that I am completely blessed. When I started working, I had no idea what I was getting into other than the usual design stuff… quickly I was blown away! The world of quilting and fashion has fascinated me beyond belief… Most of the time I'm speechless (as some of the girls may be able to tell you) LOL All in all, I am completely and utterly in love!


But enough about my romances… Let me tell you how I make my bread and butter… 


My first project when I began working was making the Boho Dress (yes, lots of pressure)! Not even one week into work and I was practically in charge of making Art Gallery's first ever instructional DVD pattern! (yes, add some stress) After that, I became as what they call a "video genius" or "video maestro" (my preference) LOL, but regardless I am responsible for most of the video editing that you see coming from AGF {**spoiler: hold on to your sewing needles cause we're gonna be making more!)…


Behind the scenes of the Modernology photoshoot! 

My first photographic debut!

Ah! C'est moi! LOL Here I am working in Houston for Fall Quilt Market :)

I know I'm not in this one, but I was there in spirit (or on the other side of the camera ;)... that's mah job!)

Yes, I know there's not many pictures of me cause I'm usually behind the camera… These photos are the girls' attempts to catch me on camera.. I joke with them that if they manage to film me, I'll end up editing myself out anyways :) LOL

I definitely can't wait to show you all what we have in store for you! It's gonna be a lot of work on my part, but I know its worth it in the end!


Until next time, 




Here at Art Gallery Fabrics we believe that quilting is not just "the sewing method done to join two or more layers of material together to make a thicker padded material". We believe quilting is an artform, which requires discipline, practice, and of course some experimentation. Learning to master the art of quilting makes you more than a quilter; it makes you a QUILTOLOGIST.

So we came up with this fun term one day and we started talking about what kinds of "quiltologists" are out there; so we're starting off by presenting the URBAN QUILTOLOGIST. This quiltologist is all about modern, clean, high-contrast, bright colored quilts and just overall tons of fun! 

We went around town shooting the campaign for the QUILTOLOGY quilt and made this fun little video... check it out!

So, what kind of QUILTOLOGIST are you?? We'd love to hear!



Photoshootin' around town.


As you saw in my last post, we presented this awesome quilt in Pat's showroom, and it got preeetty good reception... many requests for the pattern/kit, so we decided to basically go for it! The kit will be out soon, but the pattern is already available and guess what?? It's a FREEBIE! (yay!)

But yeah, every quilt deserves a great photshoot that does it justice. And since there's nothing I love more than photoshoots, I didn't complain when Pat asked me and the team to take some nice pics of the Modernology quilt; QUILTOLOGY.

I will reveal the final product soon, but here's a lil' behind-the-scenes shots so you can check out the quilt in all its glory, haha.



This time we headed to downtown Miami cause we wanted to give QUILTOLOGY a modern, urban look...



What do you guys think?? Makes you wanna quilt? Maybe this flat shot of the finished quilt right here will do the trick:


Don't you just L.O.V.E the colors?? I do!

Stay tuned for the final shots and the VIDEOOOO!



The AGF experience at Quilt Market.

Hello hello!

I'm glad you enjoyed our pics from Market, it was soo much work but oh so rewarding in the end!

So you know how they say "a picture is worth a thousand words"? Well that might be true, but because nothing tells the story like a VIDEO, the video-editing genius and graphic design extraordinaire Kat (part of our awesome AGF team lol) made this cool video about our experience at Market.

As you'll be able to tell, it was insanely rolling-on-the-floor-laughing fun and we had the best time ever, I honestly can't complain.

So if you never attended Market you'll be able to see a little bit of what really goes on in there (plus you'll get to see the AGF team making a fool out of ourselves in public lol) 

I still laugh everytime I watch it ha! What do you think, is this what you would expect to see at Market? What do you imagine it's like? Do share!

Happy long weekend everyone!




ps. Can't watch it on YouTube? Watch it on Vimeo or Facebook

Fall Market Recap.


This is Fab again. Last post I told you I would come back with the recap on what went down at Market in Houston... so here it goes!


This is our Hyperreal Garden wall; there's actually a fun fact about the mannequin's flower head lol. Basically, it was a total accident. We had some leftover flowers so I just went ahead and jammed them in there as a joke and then Pat goes like "I LOVE THAT!", so they stayed! They actually look pretty awesome IMHO. 


Some Hyperreal pillows... no pattern yet :$


And this is the Bespoken wall... I particularly ADORE the pattern on the wall. It should be wallpaper right? 



This was quite a show-stopper; the "blender wall", made out of strips of Pure Elements and Oval Elements, people even asked if they were painted on the wall, haha!



Aaaand the Modernology showroom which I'm madly in love with! Seriously, the last day of Market when we had to take it all out I almost cried. I might have shed a tear.



Between you and I, the sight of that bed from accross the aisle was KILLING us. 





NOTE TO SELF: Cover books with fabric as soon as I move out. The girls and I were dying when we saw how they turned out!



This dress almost makes me wanna have a daughter like, now. Almost


And that's Pat receiving the award for 2nd Best Double Booth! For the 2nd time in a row! Woohoo! It's cool to get the recognition for all the effort you make... and it's even cooler to hang the red award ribbon on the wall lol.


Joking around with the guys on our favorite couch... hey! After all, what is work without a little play?

Well I would show you some of the new stuff we presented but let's just keep the intrigue a little longer... it's more fun ;)

Hope you enjoyed the scoop and I'll be back soon... but before that you'll get to see some changes around here and get to meet my co-workers (and awesome friends) Angie and Kat. So yeah... stay tuned!



The AGF Team Talks: Meet FAB.

Hey there! This is Fab. I've been working for the past year or so as the merchandising director for Art Gallery Fabrics. Some of you are prolly like "merchandising director sounds really fancy and cool and all but... what is it exactly??" hahaha. And that's okay, I must confess sometimes I don't even know what it is since there's SO much that has to do with it.

But let's not bore you with annoying details about my job (hey, I only get one chance to make a first impression and I don't wanna be the "annoying rambling one", though I do tend to ramble a lot and there you go, I'm rambling already). 

Long story short, I'm in charge of the whole image thing. You know, styling, photoshoots, visual displays, showroom designs, you name it. Basically whatever makes our fabrics look good, hahaha, though it's not a huge challenge since they're already gorgeous ;) 


Sometimes even a lil' woodwork is necessary... (don't try it at home kids!)



Sometimes workin' under the Miami sun... (tougher than you think!) 


Sometimes even a little modeling! Hey, gotta do what you gotta do! 

Thing is, we just came back from Market a coupla days ago and it was awesome! It's actually my 4th show (my 2nd Houston!) and I figure I am now in a position to elaborate and share my insights and opinions about it. Cause when I first started I had NO CLUE what I was getting into, counting on the fact that I'm a fashion merchandising graduate and only thought of a quilt as a "thingie to cover yourself in the winter with" hahaha. 

But now, after 4 shows, I really have discovered this whole amazing sort of underground world that is the quilting and sewing industry. And I LOVE it and it's not scary anymore (well... sample spree may still give me the chills lol) and I'm getting the hang of it...

Plus I do believe there is a strong connection between my fashion background and the quilting industry; the way you mix colors, the way you make a print "work" with another, has to do a lot with fashion too. 

So stay tuned cause I'm gonna be spilling all the Market scoop with pictures and videos and cool stuff! Real soon!

Nice meeting you all, we'll talk soon ;)