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Entries in Anna Maria Horner (11)

Just In: Anna Maria Horner, Joel Dewberry, Cloud 9....staff picks!

by Gina

These fabulous new pieces from Anna Maria Horner’s “Pretty Potent” line arrived. There’s rayon, cotton voile, flannel and cotton knit.

I absolutely love this eucalyptus print, in all its forms. I can see it being a gorgeous quilt back, a lovely dress (in the rayon version up top), or I used the quilting cotton print inside some glass doors on my dining room hutch. Pretty, pretty.

And look how lovely Joel Dewberry’s newest prints look with the other “Pretty Potent” prints. Loving that light blue.

Kaffe Fassett’s new fun house print and Cloud 9’s latest, “Arcadia.”

This is a fun new little addition to the store’s displays: staff picks! Be on the look out next time you’re in for who loves what, then feel free to ask them why they chose what they chose. I have yet to be able to decide on my favorite thing. And, as cheesy as it may sound, really the staff at Bolt are my favorite. Day in and day out, they provide their expertise, inspiration and creativity. I am extremely grateful for their dedication to Bolt and our customers.

Happy summer sewing!


Just In: Anna Maria Horner does it again

by Gina

I’m a big, huge really, fan of Anna Maria Horner. I’ve enjoyed most pieces she’s created over the years and have a whole lot of her things adorning my house and hanging out in my stash. This new group from her latest line, “Pretty Potent,” is no exception. Her colors glow, her scale is bold, and the designs themselves vary widely within a line. All things I adore. Hope you do too!

Stay tuned for apparel goods from this collection coming soon.

New trim! Well, the cherry trim is brand spankin’ new, the other two just look so nice with it, I couldn’t resist putting them in the picture.

Other new things around the store:

  • Fabulous children’s and women’s clothing patterns from Green Bee (the great folks that brought us this bag)
  • A lovely selection of sashiko sampler patterns—13” squares with the stitch pattern printed on. A must have for those of us who like to keep busy while out and about in the summer months.
  • Karen Kay Buckley’s “Perfect Pins.” These really are perfect. They are super thin and sharp, so they ease on into your fabric, smooth like soft butter on warm French toast. I know, that’s totally over the top, but I really am quite smitten with these pins.
  • Recycled poly thread cabinet! We’re pretty darn excited to offer a wider range of poly colors, and now on small spools too, and recycled no less! Same great Gutermann quality.

Don’t forget to check out the sure-to-be-moving show “Listen to your Mother” at the Alberta Rose Theatre on Sunday!

See you soon.


Just in: Westminster extravaganza! Dear Stella pin chevron

by Gina

Westminster Fibers, home to designers such as Anna Maria Horner, Joel Dewberry, Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler, Martha Negley, to name just a few of the many, has come out with this new grouping of easy-to-use prints, called “True Colors.”  So far, there are collections by a handful of designers, including Anna Maria Horner and Joel Dewberry.  I am loving having Joel D’s faux bois back in stock.  The colors are fantastic.  And, somehow these, along with pieces from AMH’s new line, “Dowry,” and the new V&A line, “Vintage Florals,” all play so nicely together.

We are trying something new and have a few complete fat quarter packs from Westminster available.  That way, you can have a little of each design in a collection!  Great for an instant quilt project.  The current selection includes “True Colors” lines from Joel D and Anna Maria H, and the complete “Bridgette Lane” line by Valori Wells and “Dowry” by Anna Maria Horner.

Bold graphics, rich colors from the new “Sierra” line from Robert Kaufman, by Bren Talavera.  We also picked up the middle print in a coated cotton, cute!

And, some fresh colors of a welcomed new take on the chevron, from Dear Stella.

Don’t forget, our Organization of the Month Day is November 23rd, with the donation going to the Oregon Food Bank.  Please help us make it a great donation!