Quilt Market was in town last weekend and it was a whirlwind of fabrics, notions, patterns, ideas, designs…lots of wonderful conversations and a whole lot of decision making. I’ll share with you different things I saw and ordered over the coming weeks. I’m pretty darn excited!
First up, toys. We expanded our toy pattern/ kit selection by about double with the purchases made at Market. These adorable little felt owls are from a pattern card put out by Vintage Ric Rac from Austrailia. They have a wonderful selection of toy patterns, we’re happy to have at the store.
These little felt cuties come from Heidi Boyd, whose book Stitched Whimsy we’ve had in the store as well. These are perfect for a quick hand stitching project, great for nursery artwork, a project to do with the kiddos. Cute, cute. They can be hung in the hoops, or made into pillow covers or bags…
We also have more of those fabulous stitching kits and patterns from Alyssa at Penguin & Fish. And, remember, if you’re not near by, we’re happy to ship things out to you! Just give us a call.
And, fabric-wise, we received an awesome shipment from Robert Kaufman Tuesday with all sorts of fantastic denim, chambrays, voiles, and even welcomed back this lovely striped dobby. Our selection of the new “Textured Solids” from Andover have started to arrive. These have a beautiful slightly slubby texture. Come see for yourself!
The Make House is located at 17th and Alberta. You can’t miss the space there is a sculpture out front of a giant beaver in Louis and Clark pose.
The Make House embodies the true Alberta Arts spirit. It is a communal space where several artists work. They also have a charming retail space with a sampling of work from the in house artists.
Nathan Reimer is the printmaker and also teaches screen printing classes there at the house. If you are interested in taking a class contact him through the link.
Alexa Stark is a fashion artist she occupies the upstairs studio of the house.
You may remember our Bolt Tea towels they were printed right here in the make house.
Action shot of the printing in progress!
Just a few more things you may find at The Make House.
Stop by next time you are in the neighborhood. The screen printing classes are great!
by Gina, photos by Heather
Ok, who doesn’t love a smiling lady yeti? And on cozy Robert Kaufman flannel no less! Time for a super soft pillow case or lounge-y PJ pants.
This is the first we’ve had of Allison Cole’s sweet designs for Camelot Fabrics. The group is called Festive Forest and is quite lovely. I love the combination of rich burgundy and dark orange with the bright turquoise and cheery yellow. A really fun group!
More gracious lovelies from V&A and Dan Bennett.
And, the super fun group, Village Green from P & B Textiles by Carolyn Gavin just arrived. I love the illustrated birds and flowers in brown with red or blue. This group works well for both a juvenile and a more grown up aesthetic.