Fabric Feature August 2020

Our attempts to return to ‘life as usual’ despite the looming influence of COVID-19 seem to be just that -- attempts. Will children return to school? Will weever attend another work meeting in person rather than via Zoom? What will happen when winter weather drives us back inside? As these questions and concerns create uncertainty there is one thing that remains a predictable source of pleasure: The surge of excitement a little bit of fat-quarter retail therapy can provide. 

We are fortunate that despite some temporary disruptions to supply chains new fabrics continue to hit store shelves. Here are a few favorites to consider adding to your stash.

Perennial by Sarah Golden for Andover

Perennial by Sarah Golden for Andover

Golden has moved floral prints into a more modern aesthetic with her latest collection Perennial. With her deep love for Scandinavian design, Golden infuses elements of minimalism into her clean, geometric designs. The earthy colors of Perennial are perfect for the transition from summer to fall. 

Good Vibes by Christa Watson for Benartex Contempo Studio

Good Vibes by Christa Watson for Benartex Contempo Studio

Good Vibes is a combination of saturated color and low-volume prints. Watson says about the collection that she was inspired by the good vibes and happy times she had with friends and family while growing up in the 80s. The fabrics are full of movement and will play well with others. Christa Watson is reliably providing the fabric market with fresh designs that modern quilters will appreciate. 

Wonderland by Keiko Goke for Freespirit Fabrics

Wonderland by Keiko Goke for Freespirit Fabrics

Keiko Goke is a Japanese artist who has been making quilts for more than 40 years. She says about her fabric designs, “I always think about fabrics that I want but rarely find.” Her newest fabric line for Freespirit is full of colorful geometric shapes. Goke’s soft-edged designs have an ethereal feel to them. 

To see more of our favorite fabric picks, check out Curated Studio, in the latest issue of Curated Quilts.  


1 comment

  • Love Sarah Golden’s quilt – especially her use of the Coneflower fabric!

    Cathie Hoover

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