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Tula Pink Australia 2017


We are thrilled to announce the return of the amazing Tula Pink to our shores this coming November/December for a trade only event and a series of lectures/trunk shows and workshops in Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.


November 25 - 26: Australian Quilt Market, Exhibition Centre, Melbourne VIC. TRADE ONLY EVENT.

November 28 - 29: Addicted to Fabric, Phillip ACT. 

December 01 - 02: Quiltsmith, Annandale NSW.

December 04: Patchwork at Homespun, Willagee WA. In conjunction with the Perth Modern Quilt Guild.

December 05: Patchwork at Homespun, Willagee WA.

December 08 - 09: Hettie's Patch, Hindmarsh SA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Tula Pink collection available September 2016



The new collection will ratchet the excitement surrounding Tula's fabrics up another notch. 

Available this coming September at your favourite Australian independent creative handcraft store.

25 gorgeous new prints with the introduction of a delightful hare and tortoise.




The Quilted Crow Girls Designs Debut Collections


Internationally recognised designers and authors, Leonie Bateman and Deirdre Bond-Abel have been designing quilts for many years with a signature style that combines woven wools with rich cotton prints. 

They now bring their creative talents to fabric design and we are thrilled to announce the release of their first fabric collections for Marcus Fabrics: Pomegranate Lane, a 12 piece collection of 100% cotton prints and a unique companion collection: The Seasons20 pieces of 100% gorgeous woven wool fabrics. 

   

                                       click here to see the individual fabrics                                                                                     Click here to see the individual wools

To add to the excitement there is also a fabulous 9 month BOM - The Seasons on Pomegranate Lane


Both fabric collections will be available from your favourite independent creative sewing and quilting store October and the Block of the Month November/December.


Introducing Wee Gallery for Dear Stella


Wee Gallery is known around the world for their distinctive art cards for babies, mobiles, wall graphics, temporary tattoos and now in collaboration with Dear Stella bring their wonderful whimsical world to fabric with their first collection "Wild".

Wee Gallery art is created from bold, whimsical, hand-painted originals that cater to a baby's visual strengths. The black and white images and their repeating patterns is captivating to them. 



Available in Australia from August/September. For more information about Wee Gallery click here and to see the full Wild fabric collection click here.



Kaffe Fassett Flannel Design Wall


On Kaffe Fassett's recent trip to Australia students were amazed at how working with the Flannel Design Wall enhanced their creative process. The Flannel Design Wall is now available at leading independent creative handcraft stores. 

“After the hit or mostly miss experience of my first dozen quilt designs, I stumbled on the idea of arranging my cut pieces on a design wall. That allowed me to view a new layout from a distance which eliminated any ripping out after sewing. You can view your new idea and quickly see if there are discordant notes to be adjusted. Most design walls are white, which, for me, is like working against head lights, so I recommend a neutral cloth which enhances the colour of the proposed scheme of any quilt idea and is easier on the eye. This grey wall is ideal and comes with a fine printed cream grid to aid alignment of patches. I do hope my students and patchworkers everywhere will enjoy this way of working. It has been such a compliment to my designing with colour.” 
- Kaffe Fassett 

Acacia by Tula Pink



The Tula Pink Booth at Portland Quilt Market showcasing her latest fabric group Acacia - one of the hottest Market releases. We will be releasing this fantastic collection at the Sydney AQM June 15-16. See the AQM website for more details. Don't miss out on this and other fabulous Free Spirit collections. 

New BOM from Paula Barnes for Marcus Fabrics





New BOM by Paula Barnes for Marcus Fabrics - Hampton Ridge

For all reproduction lovers, Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts have created a delightful new Block of the Month for Marcus Fabrics.

Hampton Ridge returns to the successful elements of their earlier BOM programs with 5 inch block designs and a colour palette based on some of Paula's favourite "Companions" colours.

The print patterns and colours of Hampton Ridge create sampler-style blocks that are varied yet cohesive. Patterned from antique fabrics the entire collection of small-scaled prints has been pulled together with a beautiful border print in Red Crinoline's signature colour combination of red and brown.


Hampton Ridge: Quilt measures 88" x 88"

The program will be available over the coming months; contact your favourite independent creative quilt and sewing shop for further details. Click here to see the Hampton Ridge collection.  

Belle by Amy Butler


Amy Butler's wonderful Belle fabrics are to be reprinted as part of the Stash Collection series. 9 glorious designs in 24 colourways. What a way to begin rebuilding your stash with these fabulous fabrics from Amy's stash. 

Click here to view the collection

Available at your favourite independent creative sewing shop from the second half of August.  






New Block of the Month Program to be released at Melbourne AQM


Following on from the hugely successful Amish with a Twist Block of the month program from Marcus Fabrics we are excited to announce the launch of Amish with a Twist II: The Classics at the Melbourne AQM this weekend.

Featuring fabric from Marcus Fabrics' Centennial Solids collection Amish with a Twist II: The Classics draws inspiration for both the block designs and colour palette from quilts that are considered to be quintessentially Amish by quilt lovers and collectors.

Designed by Nancy Rink
Designed for the beginner and experienced quilter
Designed as a "flex" program with recommendations as to how shops can regroup instalments to fit their needs
6 instalments with a total of 12 skill-building blocks
Instalments grouped by related technique
Instalments progress in level of difficulty
Detailed diagrams and visual guides

Finished quilt measures 2.667mtrs x 2.667mtrs (105" x 105")

Fabric will be shipped February/March and is available in 10, 15 or 20 kit programs.

Order at Melbourne AQM November 24 - 25 or with your local Representative during November/December.

September Release


XLN celebrates spring with a vast September release. Amazing new fabrics by amazing designers such as Valori Wells, Paula Barnes, Parson Gray, Judie Rothermel, Joel Dewberry, Annette Tatum, Studio 37, Jenean Morrison and more. Look out for these fantastic collections over the coming months.






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