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AGF Reveals Recap- Fall / Winter 2019

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Okay, now who’s excited about the upcoming season?! Here at AGF, this is our favorite time of year because we can finally show you what we’ve been working on the past year! The secret is finally out and this past week we had enjoyed seeing everyone's reactions to the next season collections. Just in case you didn’t get to see it on social media, here’s a quick rundown what’s being released. 

Available September

Enchanted Voyage by Maureen Cracknell

Kushukuru by Jessica Swift 

Available October

Meriwether by AGF Studio 

Maara by Alexandra Bordallo 

Knits Spotted by AGF Studio 

Available November

Spirited by Sharon Holland 

Pine Lullaby Rediscovered by AGF Studio 

Available December

Earthen by Katarina Roccella 

Playroom by Mister Domestic  

 

For more details on availability, prints, and upcoming free pattern, check out our “Digital Catalog Season 3 Aug - Dec 2019”.

 

So many things to look forward to in the upcoming season! Which collection are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments below.

Till next time,

Jannelle 

 

 

 


Fall/Winter 2019 AGF New Fabric Collections Preview

Hi Makers - 

It’s that time of the year again where we get to share with you a PREVIEW of our NEW AGF COLLECTIONS for Fall/Winter 2019!

With this round of collections, there's definitely a lot of amazing storytelling involved in each line. You'll get to see a glimpse of what's new from designers like Maureen Cracknell, Jessica Swift, Sharon Holland, Mister Domestic, Katarina Roccella and AGF Studio. With these collections, you'll also discover lots of different places around the world..like the ocean, an African grassland, an English countryside, the midwest prairie, and an enchanted forest! 

For production this time around, we decided to switch things up and film all of our collections in ONE VIDEO for you to see. Don’t worry, we’ll also be posting each collection preview this week on social media as well. 

We hope you love this video and enjoy what we've been secretly working on the past few months, make sure to comment below and tell us what's your favorite upcoming collection too!

 

 

 


QUILTING TUTORIAL- HOW TO MAKE AN “IMPRESSION” BLOCK

You know the feeling when pure happiness hits you, you are fully in the moment and you wish you could hold on to that memory in time forever? These small impressions in our life are what makes life so exciting which is why I created the “Impressions” Quilt Block, with its giant fussy cut center meant to frame your most precious fabrics. Of course, I chose the “Wandering With Doe” print from Bonnie Christine’s latest collection called “ The Open Road”

Choose from a fox, bunny, bear or deer! This delicate, tonal print is so gorgeous I can’t stop looking at it! 

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I usually store all my blocks I make for the AGF Quilt Block Collection in my desk drawer hoping one day to pull them out to make a sampler quilt but my workmate Sophia fell totally in love with this block and asked if she could have it, so how can I say no to that!  :) She wants to frame it in a glass frame just like how you would display pressed flowers. I think that is such a fun idea and am happy to know when she looks at it she will think of me! 

Enjoy the step by step video tutorial below. Let me know what fabric you plan to use for the center of your block! Also, don't forget to take a peek at our Fabric LookBook filled with more great projects using The Open Road Fabrics. 

 


Happy Sewing, 

Meli 


Adventure Waits with Bonnie Christine's "The Open Road"

Have you ever been on a road trip that just inspired you so much? There's something just so exciting about packing up, jumping behind the steering wheel and heading out on an unforgettable adventure. Windows down, music up...observing all the sounds, sights, smells..as you drive through quiet forests, open fields, majestic mountains, serene deserts...welcoming spontaneity and the unexpected. Trips like this often bring new perspectives and creative ideas, and this is exactly what happened to our designer, Bonnie Christine! 

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Bonnie recently went on an 8,000-mile road trip across the country with her family in a vintage Airstream named "Miss Marjorie"! With each state that she visited, she collected wildflowers from the roadside and also took tons of photos of wildlife and nature. Once she arrived home, she decided to use everything she had seen on her trip and turn it into her latest collection, "The Open Road"! 

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"The most challenging print is also my favorite…the animals print called “Walking with Bear” (and Doe). It’s one of the most detailed and intricate prints I’ve ever created and although it was challenging, I loved every minute of it. These are all animals we had sightings of during our travels, and I love how it represents the wildlife of our beautiful country."

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The Open Road is a sweet collection for children as well as those young at heart. With these 16 prints that are filled with wildflowers and cute animals, there’s plenty of options for you to create nature-inspired quilts, throw pillows, travel accessories, and romantic boho garments!

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This collection also comes in two colorways! Bonnie created both of these groups of colors by pulling inspiration found in photographs she took during her trip. The "Under The Sun" colorway has earthy tones of blush pink, sienna and sage. The "Under The Trees" colorway has sunny hues with pops of navy and kelly green. 

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To learn more about Bonnie's inspiration, the story behind the fabrics and projects you can create with this collection, head to our "The Open Road Fabric Lookbook!" 

Here's the lovely "Marjorie's Quilt" that features a map of the United States...just click the below link for the FREE pattern:

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- - The Open Road Giveaway - - 

Here's your chance to win a bundle of these gorgeous fabrics! To enter, just sign up to our giveaway - details below. 

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Congratulations to our winner, Josina Dunkel! Please check your email. :)

 

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Designer’s Palette of the Month: Sharon Holland

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Welcome back, Makers! Recently, AGF launched the Color Master in “Designer’s Palette Edition” where they have curated a 10-piece FQ/HY sampler bundle from each designer with coordinating prints, to better introduce to you each designer’s style. As you can tell from the title, Color Master has taken a turn this month and I’m excited about a new journey, starting with Sharon Holland’s group of fabrics! 

 

 

Sharon has been sewing and quilting for over thirty years, and always had a love for art and photography. As one thing led two another, she merged her two passions and became a textile designer. She is inspired by the world around her, by first capturing her inspiration in photographs, then translating them into paintings or drawings and then of course, into fabric collections! Filled with hand-drawn- nature-filled prints, her Designer’s Palette is perfect for those who love that modern vintage vibe. 

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Capturing her soft-romantic color palette with prints from her past fabric collections, like Signature, Coastline, and Sketchbook. I can see projects made with these fabrics ranging from baby quilts, table runner, or some delicate make-up pouches. But of course, Sharon made a beautiful Feathered Nest Quilt, using all her prints from the bundle! 

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 A true collector’s box! Remember that this box is there for your convenience, it has many uses! The “Color Master Box” can keep your fabrics organized and neatly displayed for easy finding, or you can share the love because it’s perfectly curated in a box for an easy present!

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Too excited to get straight to the fabric?! You can get all Color Master Designer’s Palettes, in a BUNDLE. The bundle option is there for anyone ready to be cut and be sewn right away, also available in FQ or HY.

 

If you're a fan of Sharon Holland or know someone who is, these group of fabrics would be the perfect gift or you treat you yourself by finding them in our online stores. AGF made a box for all of their designers, so don’t forget to check them all out here. If you have any project ideas or already sewn something with these fabrics, make sure to tag us on social media using #artgalleryfabrics

 

Keep making,

Jannelle

 


HOW TO MAKE A “CHRISTMAS STAR” BLOCK- HOLIDAY QUILTING!

Christmas in July? Yes, please! Who else is crazy about the winter season? I have to tell ya I am definitely not a fan of the cold and the weather can be quite miserable at times but there is something that always fascinates me about this time of year. I love the music, getting together with family and friends and all the traditions that come along with the season.

I also enjoy making handmade gifts, holiday ornaments and festive decor to decorate my home. Which is why I have never been more excited to talk about AGF’s new Collective Collection called Merry and Bright!

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Since our prints are so versatile and can often be grouped together to create a certain mood or theme for sewing projects, we decided to start creating new groups called “Collective!” For this first group, we were really inspired by winter and cozy feels, so we curated whimsy prints from various collections and designers.

I love the winter whites, greens, reds and blues! I chose the perfect block to make with this collection called the “Christmas Star” block! Who likes jumbo blocks! This block measures out to be 16” squared and can be perfect to turn into a holiday pillow or an easy to put together quilt top.

 

Have fun watching the video tutorial below!

 

Wanna see all the prints offered in Merry and Bright? I made a fun fabric haul video for a up-close look. I would love for you to watch this video below and comment with your favorite holiday tradition! I love reading all your comments! :) Check out our Fabric LookBook here

 



Happy Sewing,

Meli