October 26, 2012
Well.... I bet you think I am writing from Houston right about now but I'm not this year. I kinda wish I was right about now as I am thinking of all my friends and colleagues in their grubbies setting up thier booths, living on trail mix & Monster drinks, working like dogs, not getting a lunch break, running around trying to organize last minute details, worrying about product launches....
oh wait, I am not missing any of that LOL!
What I am missing, is catching up with some of my closest designer friends, seeing what wonderful new collections and designs my colleagues have dreamt up, hanging out with our wonderful MODA team and getting to say hi to some of our favorite customers! I do really miss being in the midst of it all!
Instead this year we are at home, watching Market unfold through the blogs, tweets and facebooks of others. I have been wanting to share a bit more personally about our year for a while now and am almost ready to do it. It might explain why we are at home. I hope to share it all with you soon.
For now, I wanted to show you a little sneak peek of our newest fabric collection... AVALON... that will be showing tomorrow at Market. We are absolutely in love with the lighter, crisper colors and the slightly [but not too much] nautical, Americana feel of this line. We think its... well, we think its a little bit perfect right now!
Stay tuned for the next couple of days as we show more of the line and also share with you some of our brand new patterns that are accompanying the quilts to Houston.
Talk to you soon.
Very pretty shades of fabric!
Posted by: Kathie | October 26, 2012 at 10:43 AM
Hi Joanna, We are also home following all the happenings. One of the sisters had ip replacement 3 weeks ago so we will pick up again in a week or so. Love the new line. Keeping you and your family in our paryers.
Posted by: Mah Quilter | October 26, 2012 at 10:51 AM
So excited for this line!!! Beautiful colors! Love that pop of blue :)
Posted by: Kelsey | October 26, 2012 at 10:53 AM
Love this line too Joanna, Fig Tree style with a little surprise! Hugs to you and yours, some years we just want to be done...
Posted by: Mary ann | October 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Looks like a beautiful grouping!
Posted by: Alicia | October 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM
LOVE THIS! I am going to have this one on my list for sure!
Posted by: Karen O | October 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM
So pretty! I love that little floral stripe.
Posted by: Becky S. | October 26, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Oooo I really love the colors!
Posted by: Valerie Cronin | October 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Beautiful fabrics - AGAIN! I can't wait to see more and the patterns. I look forward to hearing more from you.
Posted by: CJ | October 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] CJ submitted a comment on Introducing.....
Thanks everybody for the happy comments! Joanna
Posted by: Joanna | October 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM
I hope everything is ok with you all. :0)
Sweet mercy that is gorgeous fabric!!!
I am currently working on a quilt using
Strawberry Fields. :0) Would you like to see?
And now have two fall table toppers in my kitchen
using Tapestry and Breakfast at Tiffanys. :0)
Those two are on my blog. :0) I adore your fabrics!
Have a nice weekend. Sincerely. Trish
Posted by: trish | October 26, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Sometimes, home is the place to be! Avalon is awesome!
Posted by: Mary on Lake Pulaski | October 26, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Delicious! (Would love a dress in that Aqua and Red sprig!) Enjoy Quilt Market from the comfort of your sofa. Hugs x
Posted by: Nicola | October 26, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Avalon is beautiful! I love the addition of the blue.
Posted by: Cecilia | October 26, 2012 at 01:01 PM
I love it. Love the colors. Can't wait to see more. You do have a gift. God is good. How wonderful you can work in what you seem to love. Blessings to you.
Posted by: Anna | October 26, 2012 at 01:02 PM
I love ALL your fabrics....The new.. the old...the bold the crisp!!!I will keep you guys in my prayers for whatever is happening...LIFE...UGH! colleen
Posted by: [email protected] | October 26, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Love that pop of darker blue. Very French!
Posted by: charlotte | October 26, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Love that darker blue and that red sort of stripe. I'm totally seeing a flag is my first thought. And I love Avalon - they had the best miniature golf course there - such fond memories!
Posted by: Ramona Chester | October 26, 2012 at 01:42 PM
I love you patterns and your fabrics. Keep it coming! Home is a great place to be anytime. Sorry you missed Market but there is always next year!
Posted by: Candi Gordon | October 26, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Oh how I love that darker blue! What a yummy looking collection. Placing it on my must have list.
Posted by: Suzette | October 26, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Oh my, the fabrics are just so gorgeous I could eat them! Wonderful collection!
Posted by: Lesley | October 26, 2012 at 04:30 PM
I love what you do Joanna. I don't have any quilts made in your fabric but I have a serious stash collection going on. Can't wait to see the fabric in person. It all just creates peace in the heart of me.
Peace and hugs for today for your circumstance. janita
Posted by: janita | October 26, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Oh, Joanna, what a sweet line of fabric. I'm anxious to see your new patterns.
Posted by: Darlene | October 26, 2012 at 04:38 PM
What a delightful collection! Love the range of colors...wonderful! Hugs...
Posted by: Nancy | October 26, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Avalon is beautiful. I love the clear color palette. What ever it is you have been going through I know that all of us who love your talents are with thinking of you and care for your well being.
Posted by: Laura G | October 26, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Love this line! I saw a lot of people buying it tonight at Sample Spree!
Posted by: Sherri | October 26, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Ramona Chester submitted a comment on Introducing.....
You are so right.... Avalon is a magical little place and the perfect little beach town.... Hence the collection.
Hope you enjoy sewing with it next year!
Posted by: Joanna | October 26, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Oh my stars, I just love this new line!!!!!! The blue is just breathtaking! I simply can't wait until it is released!
Posted by: Cathy K. | October 26, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Hi Joanna, just spied Avalon on FQS blog and had to pop over and tell you how much I love it. The colors are so beautiful and clean - so coastal. Market does sound incredibly hectic - hey, you get to keep your voice this October - bet your kids will be happy!!
Posted by: Sandy | October 27, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Oh Joanna, I love this new line. Avalon is just lovely, with the fresh colors and vintagey prints.
I am dying to hear your news and hope it is something wonderful! I know where my thoughts always go when someone says they have news they are not yet ready to share, but I am probably wrong. Whatever it is, I pray blessings on your family!
Posted by: Sivje Parish | October 27, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Wow, I love the blues in this collection! Need to snatch up a few charm packs asap;-) Have a wonderful weekend, Hildy
Posted by: Hildy | October 27, 2012 at 05:05 AM
I am in with everyone else! That blue is beautiful!
Posted by: Joanne L. | October 27, 2012 at 05:25 AM
I am loving Avalon but then I love all the lines you have designed.
Posted by: Sandy D | October 27, 2012 at 05:33 AM
I love the colors of Avalon. And cherries and dots are favorites of mine. Wonderful!!!
Posted by: [email protected] | October 27, 2012 at 05:49 AM
We miss you but your beautiful projects are in good hands.
Posted by: Modalissa | October 27, 2012 at 06:37 AM
I love this collection, especially the little cherries and rosebuds and the whisper of that lovely blue. Wishing you a peaceful autumn with your family, Joanna.
Posted by: Jacqueline Miller | October 27, 2012 at 09:04 AM
Very pretty! Still what I think of as "Fig Tree" colors, but adding in some new "Fig Tree" colors! Looking forward to touching it! (That's the best thing about fabric, touching it and letting my fingers "think" for me). Hope you are doing ok.
Posted by: Brenda Sanders | October 27, 2012 at 09:28 AM
Love Love Love Avalon and can hardly wait for it to arrive at the LQS! I'll be happy with the pre-cuts as soon as they are available! Fun to see ahead of time so that I can start organizing my ideas for projects! Love and prayers for you and your family!
Posted by: cocoquilts | October 27, 2012 at 10:40 AM
Oh this is it! This is the perfect Fig Tree line for me. Move over, everything else on my wish list.
Posted by: Beth T. | October 27, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Love Avalon especially the dark blue and red polka dot. Sorry you couldn't go to market this year but I bet they are all missing you as you miss them. Sometimes it is just good to sit back and take a breather for what ever the reason. Love and blessings Sandra
Posted by: Sandra Davidson | October 27, 2012 at 12:14 PM
I love the soft aqua and gray with that deep blue, that's lovely.
Posted by: April Carter | October 27, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I got another sneak peak on Sherri's blog "A quilting Life". I'm in love with that amazing blue!! Looks like a light navy, and I have to say that it is one of my favorite colors, so I'll be doing something quilty with it when it comes out!! Can't wait! And you could use the rest: Market right after PIQF has to be murder!! Hope all is well with you and your family, and that the news is good!! It was good to see you at PIQF!! Hugs, Helen in Healdsburg
Posted by: Helen LeBrett | October 27, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Hi Joanna, I hope that you are all okay. I shall send a prayer your way!
Avalon is beautiful! Fun!!!
Posted by: Shannon Wallace | October 27, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Another beautiful line. It's understandable that so many of use have difficulty cutting into your fabrics. Right now I am combining some leftover Patisserie with some of the Tapestry, and my gosh, they are gorgeous together. Looking forward to mixing in some Avalon when it's available.
Posted by: Nancy | October 28, 2012 at 12:20 PM
As always, I just love the colors of this line!
Posted by: Mary Kay | October 28, 2012 at 04:01 PM