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AGF Welcomes Frances Newcombe


“Fabric design is a different form of story telling. With each choice the designer makes, they are telling a unique story. In turn, the quilter will rearrange those fabrics to tell their own story.” - Frances Newcombe


(AGF welcomes their next licensed designer, Frances Newcombe! on vimeoyoutube)



More about Frances...

I have loved fabrics and sewing for as long as I can remember. When I was 6 years old, I snuck into my mom's closet with a pair of scissors and cut up one of her shimmering evening gowns to make doll dresses. When I was in the 9th grade I took up a sewing class and was hooked for life. 

I grew up in Los Angeles in the shadow of the film industry. My father has been a film composer for over 50 years. In many ways, sewing was an escape to a simpler life from the high-pressure world of show business.

After I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration, I returned home and began working in Broadcast Design for television. For over twenty years I have created on-air graphics, promos, and main titles for the Discovery Channel, TLC, E! Entertainment, Buena Vista Television, as well as all the major networks, CBS, ABC and NBC where I currently work.

After getting married, my husband and I moved to the foothills area above Los Angeles. It was there I discovered a wonderful local quilt shop. This rekindled my passion for sewing and quilting and I began collecting all kinds of fabrics.

quilting blocks from Frances' blog

For me, fabric design is the synthesis of every aspect of my life: sewing, painting, graphic design, collage and ultimately story-telling.  Fabric design is simply another form of story telling. A good story causes us to escape our world for a moment – only to bring us back to it with a greater understanding of it, and hopefully helps us to live love and appreciate it more.



About Safari Moon..


This fabric collection touches the adventurer in all of us. The feeling of exploring the African plains has been captured with sunsets, animal and plant life motifs. Safari Moon shines among other fabric collections through its incredibly rich colors and exotic designs. Take your quilts, garments and accessories up one level of lushness with Frances Newcombe's new set of fabrics.


Join Art Gallery Fabrics & Frances Newcombe during a Twitter chat today--first from 1-3PM EST (get in on the conversation using hashtag #talknt) and at 9-11PM EST (use hashtag #talknt2). Frances will be answering your questions and telling you a bit more about her new role as fabric designer for AGF! Additional details here

Moreover, participants of the Twitter chat will be entered to win a FQ bundle of Safari Moon before it becomes available to the general public in mid-December. How amazing is that!? We look forward to having you there!


Find Frances throughout the web:
& view her official page at the AGF website.