Homestead by Nicky Ovitt featured on The Pattern Observer


One of the newest designers that’s joined the Clothworks roster of talent, Nicky Ovitt, has had her first printed fabric line released recently!  Shipping to a Local Quilt Shop near you, the new fabric collection called Homestead, is making a colorful splash not only in shops, but on the textile scene!  Head to this link, at the Pattern Observer, a website/blog that promotes the newest talent in textile design, to see their lovely write-up about Nicky!!



Be sure to head to your local fabric store to purchase all these cheery & bright prints from the Homestead collection!  Not only is this fabric collection inspired by the hard-working pioneer women of the past, but it’s sure to dress-up the abode of the ‘domestic divas’ of today!  Take a look at these gorgeous pillows above!  Here’s hoping you find a little time during the holidays to be crafty! 🙂


Pat Sloan to Interview New Clothworks Designer!


Set your clocks and dial in…. Pat Sloan, also known as ‘The Voice of Quilting’, is scheduled to host a Q&A on her weekly podcast with one of the newest additions to the roster of Clothworks fabric designers!!  Surface designer Nicky Ovitt, one of Clothworks’ newest print designers, will be interviewed on Monday September 15, 2014.  Head on over to this link to tune into the Pat’s podcast which airs at 4:00 pm EDT!

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Perfect timing for Pat Sloan’s podcast interview with Nicky!!  This interview precedes the release of Nicky Ovitt’s new Clothworks fabric collection, Homestead, due to deliver to a local shop near you sometime around November 2014.  I’m intrigued by Nicky’s design process, inspiration, and her vivid use of color!  I’m hoping she’ll touch on those topics during Pat’s podcast interview.  Just look at these brilliant designs featured in the Homestead collection below!!



Tune in on Monday September 15th, 2014 at 4:00 pm EDT at Pat Sloan’s Creative Talk Network to hear her interview with new Clothworks fabric designer, Nicky Ovitt!


Sneak Peek: Homestead by Nicky Ovitt


Lately here at The Works, we’ve been talking a lot about our solids!  There’s no denying- we’re thrilled to offer an all-American grown and made cotton solid fabric on the market with the American Made Brand Fabrics!!  Aside from our American Made Solid fabrics, Clothworks has been known for carrying a diverse range of printed fabrics that appeal to all types of quilters, sewists, and crafters under the sun.   We’re extremely excited to be working with a new print designer, Nicky Ovitt, who will be releasing her first collection with Clothworks called Homestead, due out in late autumn.

In anticipation of the release of Homestead, we thought we’d treat you to a little sneak peek as a way to introduce you to Nicky, our newest addition to the Clothworks roster of design talent.  Be sure to check out Nicky’s blog post here about her inspiration and design process for the Homestead fabric collection.  Make sure you browse around there a bit as you’ll be amazed to see all the wonderful work she produces!

And now on to some fun eye candy…

Below are the actual illustrations of the prints in Homestead.  Nicky really has quite an eye for color, as well as a wonderful sense of mixing & matching unique prints that stand on their own as well as they mingle together.



Nicky and Clothworks couldn’t be more pleased to see Nicky’s color scheme for Homestead translate well into fabric strike-offs.  For those of you who don’t know what a strike-off is, this is when the mill executes a ‘test print’ of the fabric design on to actual cotton fabric.  Sometimes it can take several tries for the mill to execute the print as close to the designer’s original artwork.  As you can see below,  the mill definitely nailed it with these strike-offs of the focus prints in Homestead!  Hooray!!

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I’m really loving Nicky’s sense of color- the neutral grey, black, and off white punctuated by pops of bright aquas, greens, corals, and yellowy oranges.  Can’t wait to get my paws on some Homestead fabric when it delivers to the shops!!


Do check out Nicky Ovitt’s blog and website to see more of her dazzling artwork.  And here’s hoping you can be patient for a few more months until Homestead hits one of your local hometown fabric shops, too!