Clothworks Spring 2015 Quilt Market Highlights

AMB Booth 1

Spring 2015 International Quilt Market held this year in Minneapolis, MN has come and gone!  In case you weren’t able to make it to this year’s show over the weekend, we snapped some pics of the booths displaying the fabrics of Clothworks and American Made Brand in all their glory.  We also managed to snap a few pics of a couple of Clothworks’ beloved textile designers in their booths, too.  As you can see in the pic above, American Made Brand solids were prominently featured in their own booth.  Don’t you just love that pieced version of the American Flag?!!  This most impressive quilt pattern is the brainchild of Avis Shirer for her new design company, Sadie(a division of Joined at the Hip).  Clothworks’ very own Joyce who works in Design pulled a ‘Betsy Ross’ and pieced this entire quilt, while Loretta Orsborn added her skillful machine quilting to bring it to life!

AMB booth Collage

More American Made Brand solids splendor shown in the booth at Quilt Market this year.  Some of the quilts shown in these pics are made from patterns by Avis Shirer, as well as a pattern by the genius mother/daughter design duo who design for their line called Sassafras Lane Designs.

Clothworks Booth Collage

As well as AMB solids, Clothworks displayed several new collections that are scheduled to ship to a Local Quilt Shop(LQS) this summer and fall.  In the pic above on the top left corner, the new collection by Skipping Stone Studios called Rosehill is made in the shade in this adorable quilt pattern called ‘Shabby Shades’ by Bee in My Bonnet Designs by Lori Holt.  At the top right corner, the new Laurel Burch collection Dogs & Doggies is shown in the square patch quilt, while the cobalt blue/white color-schemed Rhapsody by Sue Zipkin looks fresh in the pinwheel/circle block quilt.  These quilts are also shown in their entirety in the lower left corner pic.  Finally, the quilt shown in the lower right corner is made from a pattern called ‘Music Box‘ by Marlous Designs, showing off the new Clothworks designer, Anne Bollman, debut collection, Lady Bug Blooms.

Penguin Collage

Speaking of Clothworks designers, here is a lovely collage of pics showing off the quirky & cute designs by Clothworks favorite, Alyssa Thomas for Penguin & Fish.  That’s a pic of her, smiling in her booth.  Clothworks is excited to release the new Penguin & Fish collection in printed organic cotton, called Serengeti Beasties, this fall.  You can see a little bit of the fabric in bright blues, oranges, and yellows in the pic shown above.  Take a look at the clever table top in Alyssa’s booth, too– made using the cardboard reels from fabric bolts!

Peg Conley Collage

And finally, we made our best attempt to capture the vibrance of gifted artist, Peg Conley.  That’s Peg in her booth, with her cheerful smile, dressed in a vest made of fabric from one of her past Clothworks collections.  She’s pictured with her inspirational and boldly-colored watercolor prints that have been made into stationery.  Clothworks is thrilled to release her new fabric collection this summer, the aptly titled Summer Sunshine.  You can see a bit of Summer Sunshine fabric in the quilt with white sashing which Peg is posing in front of in her booth here.



Inspiring Gift Idea: The New Peg Conley Book!


Just last week at Clothworks we had the pleasure of hosting a luncheon in honor of watercolorist & fabric designer Peg Conley’s visit to our office.  If you’re not familiar with Peg, just one look at her gorgeous watercolor floral fabric designs in delightfully bright & vivid colors will paint an equally descriptive portrait of her radiant personality!  Her love of nature translates into abstract designs on fabric, bursting in cheery colors, and can be found in past Clothworks collections such as Nature’s Glory, Cultivate Your Joy, and the soon-to-be-released Berries & Blossom.   Behind the joyful artwork of Peg Conley is an equally confident and positive personality.  In fact, Peg has taken all of her wisdom & inspiration & written a book– to help everyone imagine and realize their dreams!

Peg Conley Book

Imagine the Life You’d Love to Live, Then Live It! by Peg Conley has even been picked up by Checker Distributor!!  The holidays are here and wouldn’t this make a perfect gift for someone dear to you?

And in case you missed the Black Friday frenzy, support your local small businesses, such as your LQS (Local Quilt Shop), tomorrow Saturday November 29th for Small Business Saturday!

Clothworks Makes a Splash at Quilt Market!

AMB Booth 1

It’s Quilt Market time and the location this year is in Pittsburgh, PA!  The Clothworks team has worked very hard to beautify our booth at Market with some tantalizing displays of new fabric collections.  If you need a dose of cheeriness, get a load of these pics snapped at market!  The bright color selection of our debut basic line, American Made Brand solids, is sure to turn that frown upside down!!

AMB dazzling display

We’re pleased to introduce our new line of solids, American Made Brand fabric, All-American made solid fabric at Quilt Market this year.  From farm to fabric, the cotton was grown right here in the USA and processed, dyed, and cut onto bolts here, too!!  So c’mon, get happy and feast your eyes on the Clothworks Booth at Quilt Market- Booth # 1944 and 1945.

AMB booth 2

Loving these candy-colored tuffets below made up in AMB solids!

AMB Booth Tuffets

Modern quilt designer and AMB collaborator Heather Jones of olive and ollie is glowing against a backdrop of AMB solids!

AMB Booth Heather

Besides these cheerfully bright pictures of American Made Brand solids, here are a few pics of Clothworks fabric shown in the booth, made up into beautiful quilts:

Clothworks Booth 1

Clothworks Booth 3

Peg Conley looks right at home in her booth displaying her vibrant and watercolor-like interpretations of floral and garden-inspired designs.  The quilt and fabric shown in her booth pictured below is from the Clothworks line, Cultivate Your Joy.

Peg Conley booth 2

Also spotted at this year’s Spring Market is the Penguin & Fish booth.  Designer Alyssa Thomas has been collaborating with Clothworks under the Penguin & Fish name, lending her sweetly whimsical designs to our organic fabric.

Penguin & Fish booth

If you can’t make it to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh this year, we sure hope that these pictures put a smile on your face!  Enjoy!!

If you’re lucky enough to make it to Quilt Market this year, look for Clothworks in Booth #’s 1944 and 1945!  Or look for the Clothworks quilted logo shown here:

Clothworks quilt

And a reminder…starting Monday, May 19th, the AMB Blog Tour launches a 50 state tour through June 20th.  Check back here at The Works as we travel coast to coast across the USA on this virtual roadtrip highlighting some of the country’s most talented bloggers!