5 Questions with Alison Janssen

Get to know Alison Janssen, the designer of Sweet Beauties which is now arriving in stores. These cheery matte laminates are certainly making our days brighter.

Alison Janssen is a freelance illustrator and textile obsessed girl. Her roots are from the Midwest but she’s been happily soaking up the sun after relocating to Southern California with her family 12 years ago.

Before moving to SoCal, she had the pleasure of working at Hallmark Cards as an Art Director for 12 years. She’s also a Jayhawk from the University of Kansas, graduating with a bachelors of Arts… awhile ago.

She loves creating patterns, painting flowers & scheming new color palettes. And always, mixing up the classics with a bit of whimsical imperfection.

Now in Stores | Sweet Beauties by Alison Janssen & New Canvas Solids

Sweet Beauties is inspired by Alison’s fascination of nature and love of bold happy colors. This collection is 100% organic cotton laminated with PU coating.

Adjustable Apron by Molly’s Sketchbook for Purl Soho
Diagonal Zip Pouch by Cloud9 Fabrics
Doorstop Pattern by Cloud9 Fabrics (free project!)
Spring Showers Jacket Pattern by Elegance & Elephants

One more thing…

Cloud9 Canvas Solids offers a range of basics in colors that are perfect for this time of year. And, we’ve added 2 additional neutrals, Dark Rinse (227217) and Barnwood (227218) that are now in stores!

Now in Stores | Winter Forest by Lemonni

Winter Forest features two cute, fluffy animals that turn white in winter – snowshoe hare & stoat. It’s like they put on their winter coats to be ready for the cold temperature. The collection is a celebration of this natural yet magical phenomenon.

Flannel Baby Quilt by Cloud9 Fabrics {variation on our free project!}
Contoured Burp Cloth by Cloud9 Fabrics {free project!}
Summer Day Shorts by Oliver + S Sewing Patterns

5 Questions with Juliana Tipton

Get to know designer Juliana Tipton, whose All That Wander is now hitting stores. This quilter’s cotton collection inspires us to simply wander, and marvel in the beauty around us.

Juliana is a surface and graphic designer living in sunny San Diego, CA. Her background in printmaking often influences the graphic nature of her work, while her interest in classic design is evident in the unusual level of detail throughout.

Juliana’s design style is a mix of nostalgic sophistication with modern fun. She enjoys flea markets, road trips, and always coffee.

Now in Stores | All That Wander by Juliana Tipton

All That Wander is about finding beauty in the unexpected. A reminder to cherish the journey; the moments in-between. To gather experiences, appreciate their fleeting splendor and continue onward. The real treasures are what can be found when one wanders.

Turning Leaves Quilt by Cloud9 Fabrics {variation on our free project!}
Butterick Pattern 4887
Portside Dopp Kits by Grainline Studio
Willow Tank by Grainline Studio

5 Questions with Helen Bowler

Get to know designer Helen Bowler, whose Winter Wonderland is now hitting stores. The colder months are fast approaching and Helen is cheerfully easing us into the spirit with this quilter’s weight holiday collection!

Helen is an artist, originally from England, now living in New Zealand. She and her husband emigrated to NZ and they’ve lived in Auckland for the last 20 years. She loves creating surface pattern designs from her home studio overlooking a gorgeous park in St Heliers.

She kept up with her creativity while her two children were small, firstly producing a range of New Zealand Bird Greetings cards. Then later designing and making a range of kids coloring cushions and toys. This was fun but her true passion is designing surface pattern prints, so she’s back doing what she loves.

Now in Stores | Winter Wonderland by Helen Bowler

Winter Wonderland is a holiday collection inspired by memories of long winter nights in the Northern Hemisphere, childhood memories of wishing for a white Christmas and enjoying the colours and sparkle found at Christmas time.

Heart and Ruffle Apron by Sew4Home
Bottle Gift Bags by Cloud9 Fabrics {Free Project!}
Wedgwood Tree Block by Cloud9 Fabrics

Now in Stores | Easy Weekend by Betsy Siber

Easy Weekend embodies all that a casual, unscheduled Summer weekend has to offer. Watch the natural world unfold from the inside out, from a thriving houseplant to a flock of birds gliding overhead, then transition the day to night with an evening stroll and the glimpse of a pink moon rising. Easy Weekend wants you to relax into life’s overlooked things, appreciating every natural wonder, big or small.

Pivot Quilt by Modern Handcraft
Girls Dress – Simplicity 8708
Poolside Tote by Noodlehad
Show Bags by Cloud9 Fabrics {free project!}
Diagonal Zip Pouch by Cloud9 Fabrics {variation}
Genoa Tote by Pattern Fantastique

5 Questions with Sue Gibbins

Get to know Sue Gibbins, designer of Tiny and Wild. Her artistic Whimsy and fluidity really caught our eye and makes such lovely fabrics!

“I’ve lived in a variety of exciting places including Thailand, Honduras and Philippines. I currently live in less tropical England in a pretty little village between Liverpool and Manchester. My surroundings, nature and travel very much inspire the designs I create. My artwork typically mixes graphic shape and hand-drawn line and ink brush detail using bold colour palettes. The vibe is happy, vibrant and oftentimes nostalgic.”