eQuilter Newsletter - January 13, 2013
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the things that you'll sew with 'Oh the Places You'll Go' from Kaufman!
Scenes from this inspiring book by Dr.
Seuss displays whimsical elephants, balloons, castles and wild rainbows.
There's more in store for the kids,
with sock monkeys, the
gang from Sesame Street, and a
visit to 'Suzy's Doll House'.
Magic awaits in 'Return to Africa' from RJR, filled with rich, shifting colors and
shadowy animals in a savanna dreamscape.
Vibrant watercolor blossoms,
a garden of roses, and
sunflowers bright as a Van Gogh summer will help your creativity bloom.
25 new batiks just arrived from Hoffman, for those of you longing for lush island hues.
Need a little sparkle in your life? Check out these
shimmery new lamés for a lustrous addition to any project!
Heads up, super sleuths -
Get A Clue With Nancy Drew is restocked with new colorways!
eQuilter's HOT Picks for This Week *
Oh the Places You'll Go - New Dr Seuss from Kaufman
25 NEW Batiks & Hand-Dyes!
Circles Interwoven, Daisy & Dahlia, Herringbone, Summer Flower
FLORALS - Small Scale & Garden
Gazebo - Windham, Sunny Blossoms - Debi Hron for Spectrix
Paradise Blooms from Hoffman
Return to Africa - Yuko Hasegawa for RJR
42 New blenders in COLOR PALETTE This Week
Color Weave in 17 shades, Frondescence, Lucky Penny
Socky - Whistler Studios for Windham
Animals - BIRDS & Feathers
Birds - David Textiles, Song of Joy - Quilting Treasures
Suzy's Dollhouse by Suzy Ultman for Kaufman
FLORALS - Roses, Peonies & Vintage
Hill Farm Rose - Lecien, Sweetness - Quilting Treasures
ABSTRACT & Graffiti
Frondescence, Lucky Penny, Roar, Sunshine Shapes
Springtime from Quilting Treasures
FOODS - Gourmet, Wine, Dessert
Chow Hound - Timeless, Sprinkles Please - Kaufman
Bejeweled - lustrous lamés from Textile Creations
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* BOOKS MAGAZINES & PATTERNS! *
STITCH Magazine - Special Issue - Spring 2013
New Zealand Quilter Magazine - January 2013
Mardi Gras Quilt Pattern by Sew Fabulous
El Oso & In Flight Quilt Native American Patterns by J.
5 New Quilt Patterns & Fabric KITS from Whims Watercolor
Asante King, Father & Child - Quilt Patterns by Sew Fabulous
Honey Honey Charm Pack from Moda
Love & Weddings, Valentines & Romance
Mickey - Springs, Stonehenge Sweethearts - Northcott
Welcome To Sesame Street - Quilting Treasures
Horses In The Wild - David Textiles
New DOBBY CLOTH from Trans Pacific
Checks, STRIPES & Geometrics
Antoinette, Caterwauling Tails, Pam Kitty, Stockholm
KIDS - Bunnies Ducks Bears & Pooh
Naptime - Kaufman, Woodland Tails - Riley Blake
PAISLEYS, Spirals & Filigree
Antoinette, Belle Provence, Valentina
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|Trendwatching for Fabric Lovers
Here at eQuilter we are always on the lookout for longterm big-picture trends.
We love to spot a trend early on, jump on the early renditions of the trend, predict when the trend will peak and taper off...and then wonder why some designers or manufacturers continue to offer something that is "old news".
The answer is - even though a trend may be done among those who follow such trends closely - it may just be starting up in another country.
One example is the success of Downton Abbey.
It was wildly successful for a year in the UK, before it started to air in the US.
So we got Downton Abbey fever a year later than the British.
We are just now starting to see the affect on textile trends here in the US...
and we're looking forward to
MORE William Morris inspired collections in the near future, as a result! *smile*
Over the last couple years,
OWLS have been a big trend that eventually got oversaturated in the market.
However, even though the trend has peaked here in the US, the owl trend is just starting in some other countries.
One of the long term trends I love to watch is how textile and motif influences bounce back and forth between Japan and the US.
There are some
trends I saw first in Japan 5 years ago, but they are just now showing up in the collections of young designers here.
When I go to the Tokyo Quilt Festival each January, it is fun to see what US trends have landed in Japan.
(I'll be in Tokyo Jan 26-31)
As I prepare
my trend presentation for Quilt Con in February, I am thinking about all of these global trends that bounce back and forth across the oceans...
thanks to the internet mostly!
Fashion, Home Dec and Graphic Design are 3 areas that often are a flashpoint for new trends, and then we will see several designers pick up on these trends in the quilting industry.
I often post links to trend influences on
my Facebook Color and Design page, for those who like to spot those trends early.
Is there a trend you've watched jump from one global region, to another?
If so, feel free to share on
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those communities in Australia who have been affected by the fires recently.
I am not seeing much information in the media here, but I am aware of it because my friend Pam Holland got caught in a wildfire in Tasmania.
(She is ok, but is heartbroken by the losses she witnessed.)
We are still requesting
quilts for Hurricane Sandy victims - they need quilts to stay warm this winter - thanks!
sharing your Passion for Fabric...
Luana and Paul
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