Thursday, August 5, 2010
Today I've been working on our newest fabric line which will be shown to shop owners at fall quilt market. Barb and I design fabric for Moda Fabrics. We always love getting a package from them. It means our fabric line is getting closer to being finished. It takes about a year from the time we send in our design boards to Cheryl Freydberg, Moda's design director, to bolts of fabric arriving at your local quilt shop. Right now, I'm working on a line called Antique Fair. It will be shown the shop owners at fall quilt market.
The fabric comes to me stapled on these cards. Each print is numbered. I'm checking for color and shading today. Also trying to figure out which prints we would like to keep in this collection. Fabric lines are smaller than they used to be. When we first began designing we would have around 42 or so fabrics in a line. Now they are much smaller. It's hard for quilt shops to carry full lines of everyone's fabric. There are a lot of designers to choose from! Barb and I send in 2 lines a year. That can be about 64 bolts right there!
After the fabric is printed we each get 2 1/2 yards of each piece of fabric in our collection. That's usually enough to work up some quilts for our books.
Moda has kept a library of each fabric printed by their company. You can imagine how big that library is! They are reducing the size of their library and offered us the choice to pick one of our past fabric lines. They sent 2 yards of each piece of Rhubarb and Ginger. Below is a picture of some of the prints in this fabric line.
We would like to share this line with you. I have enough for 4 winners. Each winner will receive a 1/2 yd. piece of each fabric in Rhubarb and Ginger.
Leave a comment in the comments section and you are signed up for a chance to win.
I'm leaving town tomorrow to go to Polk, Nebraska. I'm doing some research for our new quilt book Garden Club. I will be back in time to do the random number generator and pick 4 winners on Sunday morning.
Good luck to you all!