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Find the Birds from Este MacLeod

Este MacLeod

Esté is a South Africa born professional artist and designer based in England. She originally studied textile and fine art printmaking degrees followed by an MA in Jewelery Design in 2012.

 Her work is bold and colorfu. It is characterised by the use of stylised forms and painted layers. Esté draws inspiration from nature, seasons, travel, daily observations and her vivid imagination. All of her creations start off as paintings on canvas.

Her previous line, Alfie, was a big hit and we think everyone will love finding the birds.

There are just 5 pieces, and each one stands alone. This is some of the “want it and think what to do with it later” fabric.

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Flower Fields from Sarah Campbell

It might be the middle of winter, but we have some colorful new florals and interesting coordinates that have arrived from Free Spirit. It’s Sarah’s Campbells new collection, Flower Fields.

Sarah Campbell

Flower Fields is the second collection we have carried from Sarah Campbell.

Sarah is an internationally acclaimed textile designer. The love of pattern and color along with inventive freshness are the hallmarks of Sarah’s work.

Sarah is a speaker and tutor in design. She runs workshops and is involved in education at several levels. She writes a blog and is currently working on a new book about painting on fabric.

Know you will enjoy the designs and creativity Sarah brings us in her new collection.

Fabrics from her previous collection work right into her new group.

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Yippie Yi Yo Ki Yay from Laura Heine

Laura Heine

Laura’s home has always been Montanta. She began a career as a registered nurse and decided to take a quilting class to be able say say she had made one! Since then, she has made countless quilts and has two grown children.

Her specialty has been machine quilting workmanship. She won the Bernina Award for best machine quilting at Paducah in 1993. Since then she has taught, travelled, written several books as well as designing numerous lines of fabric for different companies.

In 1994, Laura gave up full-time nursing to open a quilt shop, Fiberworks, in Billings. Many of her designs are simple, but her use of color and quilting makes them very interesting!

Hope you like Laura’s new line, Yippie Yi Yo Ki Yay.

You might like to see some of Laura’s collage patterns too. They are lots of fun to make!

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Not Ameowsed Christmas Cats

This darling print just showed up….kinda like some of my favorite cats over the years. These precious designs are about 2 – 3 ” tall. You could easily make the Easy On apron in just an evening or two. Imagine, being ready by the end of January, with a holdiay gift for a cat loving friend.

All it takes is 2 yards to make the apron, if you don’t want the big pockets. If you do, allow 2 1/2yds.

You could alwys do a contrast fabric for the bands and pocket. Dig in that stash!


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Prairie Song by Leslie Tucker Jennison

Leslie Tucker Jennison

Leslie is an artist who creates contemporary quilts and designs fabric by working directly onto cloth using ProcionMX fiber-reactive dye and paint.     

She loves to use unconventional objects and everyday observations to generate imagery.  She is inspired by an eclectic mix of repeating shapes in both natural and man-made environments such as street art in the form of graffiti, stencils, and cracks.  

Leslie and her husband moved to San Antionio in 1997 after her career in nursing.  Her work has won awards and been shown internationally.

Hope you will enjoy her new fabric line, Prairie Song. 

You might remember her previous collection, Weather Report.

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