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Fall 2016 Quilt Market Recap

Hey fabulous makers!

I hope everyone had a great week! Now that we’re back from Quilt Market we’re ready to start showing off our upcoming collections. But before we do that, we have to show you a glimpse of our time at the trade show. We’ve prepared a re-cap for you to experience all the fun we had at the show!

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For this year’s concept, we designed an open plan booth surrounded by themes of color. We wanted to show off all the bright colors in our fabrics. So, the best way of doing this was by creating color stories with handmade products and inspirational images. Our layout reminded me so much of the beautiful merchandising of retails stores like Anthropologie.

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One of my favorite parts of the booth was the floor. I know it sounds bizarre, but it was amazing! We covered the black convention center floor with patterned decals that said LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH. I thought it was a beautiful way of summing up our ideas and all of the things we love.

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But the most exciting part of this year’s Quilt Market in Houston was that we won the 1st Place Multiple Booths Award! We were over the moon when we heard the announcement and they came to hand us the award. This showed us that hard work pays off and we were so happy to share our joy with everyone who came by our booth.

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To take a glimpse at Quilt Market with an AGF twist, I invite you to view this video re-cap we’ve prepared for you (and you get to see me as the host (✿◠‿◠)). Enjoy!

I hope you had fun watching our re-cap video and that you felt like you were there with us.

Feel free to tell us about your favorite parts of the video in the comments.

 

See ya!

-Stephanie


LIVE from Quilt Market in Houston

Hey there, beautiful makers!

One of our favorite times of the year has arrived! It’s time for FALL QUILT MARKET in Hosuton, TX! Over the past weeks you got to see all the amazing fabric collections we have prepared for you this season and now we get to show them off to all your favorite shops. Since Quilt Market is only open for industry professionals (fabric shops, long arm quilters, pattern makers, etc.) we know it’s a bummer that all of you awesome makers can’t come.

But that’s not going to stop us from bringing you with us! Get ready to take a tour of our Quilt Market Booth, LIVE on Facebook. Stay tuned on Sunday, October 30th around 2:00 pm EST to see how creative our booth design is this time! Also, make sure to keep your eyes glued to our Instagram account to see all of our antics from the moment we build our booth. We can’t wait to show you everything!

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Hope you see us at Quilt Market!

-Stephanie


AGF Spring/Summer 2014 Collections Pt.1

Hello everyone!

Today we're very happy to give you a preview of our Spring/Summer 2014 collection line-up!

Watch the neat video we put together for you.

 

Art Gallery Fabrics Upcoming 2014 Spring/Summer Collections | Part 1 from Art Gallery Fabrics on Vimeo.

 

We hope to have captured your imagination with fabrics that are innovative and stand out both in design and quality. More than anything we want to make your project visions and dreams come to life! Have a favorite? Ask your independent quilt and fabric shop about it!

To view the full collection of [knits], head to this page. For our (voiles), click here.

Stay tuned for Pt.2!

AGF Team


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). 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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What a pro!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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?

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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!

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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!

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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.}

GOOD LUCK!

And stay tuned for Market update on the AGF designers!

<3 AGF