This collection illustrates a beautiful early morning walk in the woods, when the newly damp air is greeted by waves of dancing mushroom blooms and graceful garden snails. The collection was named after the small wonders under the timber trees.
‘Whitehaven’ tells a story of an English summer with its vast skies, pretty meadows and gentle flowers. Inspired by memories of long summer holidays as a child, each pattern is named after a place in England that has a particular meaning for me and evokes a special memory. The colour palette is bring yet soft, giving a feeling of warmth and sunsine.
“It all started when I bought Alphild’s house on Elliot Avenue. Meeting Alphild, with her amazing black beehive, dramatic taste in wallpaper, and love of costume jewelry was an unforgettable start to the many happy years I spent living on Elliot Avenue. Each pattern in this collection is named for one of the colorful characters who helped make this street home.
There’s Eyja, the grey cat from Iceland, Frankie with myriad rescue dogs on parade, Rianne and her Swedish décor paired with a kitchen ceiling of Italian glass, Helly the chocolate lab next door, Mia who loved walking through our garden, Claire the designer, and Alena who longed for California…all of these and many more stories are woven into the fabric of Elliot Avenue. I hope you enjoy your stay as much as I did!” – Kirsten Sevig
Bohemian Garden by Clairice Gifford combines lush florals, textured geometrics, and a hint of the boho sixties to create an eclectic, nature-inspired collection. Rich colors, blooming flora, and a graphic vintage feel are sure to inspire!
Within the designs of “To Market, To Market”, a nostalgia filled story was woven about an everyday trip to the market. Emily Isabella playfully depicts the canopy of trees that covers your head as you journey along, carefully avoiding the buds that pop out of the sidewalk. The fruits and foliage acquired at the market are put in bowls and vases in your home, all while whispers of a childhood rhyme run through your head.
We are thrilled to announce the inclusion of yet another talented artist to our Cloud9 Collective, just in time for Spring Quilt Market. Sarah York is a Surface Pattern Designer and Artist from California, soon to be based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Learn more about Sarah below, and stay tuned for more about her upcoming collection Frolic.
Sarah has a background in Art History and trained as an apprentice in classical textile design hand painting techniques. She is inspired by the bounty of nature, ornament, color, travel, textiles, and folk patterns. Sarah likes to work in a painterly, hand-done style, finding beauty in the imperfect and unique.
She works from her home studio with her darling assistant, her two year old daughter Violet. Her designs have been used by companies such as Tesco, Hallmark and Greetabl.
Sarah loves creating beautiful designs to bring a bit of happiness to someone’s life. She is beyond thrilled to be designing for Cloud9 Fabrics! A total dream come true.
Holly DeGroot is a quilt pattern designer, photographer, and fabric lover from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Holly learned to sew as a child, watching her mother make dresses. Always interested in making things, Holly began sewing regularly as a creative outlet while working as a biomedical engineer after college. She started her blog, Bijou Lovely, in 2009 as a place to share her creative projects. She made her first quilt soon after starting the blog and fell in love with designing her own quilts and photographing the finished projects.
Her online shop, also called Bijou Lovely, offers modern quilt patterns and notions. Quilt patterns in the Bijou Lovely shop include the Colorblock Quilt, Bloomsbury Quilt, and Woodcut Quilt, which was displayed at QuiltCon in 2015. You can find other free patterns and tutorials on her blog.
Holly’s patterns and products have been featured in multiple quilting magazines, and she writes a monthly Trend Watch column for Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Her photography work has been published in craft books including Anna Graham’s Handmade Style and Krista Fleckenstein’s upcoming book, Beyond Cotton, both published by Lucky Spool.
Designing fabric has been a dream of Holly’s for several years, and she is so excited to be working with Cloud 9!
Cloud9 is thrilled to announce our latest addition to the Cloud9 Collective lineup, Leah Duncan. Look for her debut quilter’s cotton collection, Lore, premiering in October for March delivery. Then we’ll quickly follow up with Yucca, a versatile voile collection specifically with garment making in mind. Learn more about Leah:
After two years in Brooklyn, Leah recently located back to Austin, Texas where she loves the tacos, sunshine, and topo chico.
Her brand started with a dream and an Etsy shop in 2008, which has quickly grown to include retailers internationally as well as collaborations with companies such as Schoolhouse Electric, Urban Outfitters, O’Neill, Galison, Teva, and the Land of Nod. Her line consists of locally sourced textiles, stationery, and home goods with many items produced by hand in her studio. Each piece in Leah’s collection is hand drawn and reflects her unique sensibility and soft color palettes. Inspired by a love of nature, her east Austin neighborhood, the southwest, and her cherokee roots she has established a recognizable voice that speaks simplicity and beauty with quirky and organic themes.
Leah is really excited to be working with a company in the fabric industry that matches her ethos in a desire to create beautiful things with as little environmental impact as possible. We are just as excited to have her on board!
A creative force, she is the founder of Petit Collage, a line of modern room decor and playthings for kids. Launched in 2006 with Lorena’s distinctive collages on wood, Petit Collage has since expanded to include playthings, prints on wood, mobiles and more. Petit Collage products are designed and produced with the planet in mind, using eco-friendly materials. The line is sold at thousand of stores worldwide including Barnes and Noble, Land of Nod, Anthropologie, Giggle, and SFMoma.
Lorena has a passion for the handmade: her first craft book, “Petit Collage: 25 easy craft and décor projects for a playful home” was published recently by Potter Craft. She has also written and illustrated more than 30 books for children, published around the world in many languages.
Lorena has been featured in both traditional and new media such as “The Martha Stewart Show,” The New York Times and Dwell magazine, and popular blogs such as Oh Joy, Design*sponge, Decor8, Apartment Therapy, Print and Pattern and many more.
Lorena began Petit Collage with a collage on wood handmade from found and vintage papers, and the line’s decor and playthings still reference its origins in collage and pattern. Lorena is thrilled to expand her love of pattern with this collection for Cloud9!