Fresh Vintage & Other Fronts

I know I just wrote about this but many of you have emailed me to ask about the cover quilt on our upcoming issue. It is a fun, simple Layer Cake pattern called "Chocolate Pasties" for the scrappy version seen on the cover [this one is done out of our brand new collection Patisserie that is starting to hit store shelves this week and next]. It can also be easily done from your own stash or from yardage as shown in both a butterscotch and a red version on the back cover and inside the issue.


It just arrived from the printer this morning and is starting to ship this afternoon… so if you have pre ordered or are on auto ship you should have  yours soon!Just wanted to let you know that we have changed up the format a bit: added materials list to the back page for ease of access while you are shopping for supplies, added a BOOK REVIEW column [this issue reviews Kaari Meng's newest book HOMESEWN] and a PRODUCT REVIEW column. We have freshened up a few of our favorite vintage graphics and added some splashes of fabric swatches. We love the new feel and think you will find it as inspiring and informative as usual. Oh yeah, and this time around we have a fun recipe for a JELLY ROLL…. the edible kind! "


On Other Fronts

Besides Fresh Vintage going out, a lot is happening around here that we just can't quite share yet. Let's just say that we are organizing and deep cleaning a bit… well, perhaps a lot. And as many of you might remember, we only do that much organizing around here when there is something special happening….  

Also, coming out next week is the special American Patchwork & Quilting bookazine!  A bookazine is a cross between a magazine and a book resembling the shape and size of a magazine, with lots of fabulous projects put together in a format that is heavier gloss paper, higher quality photography and feels more like a soft cover book. They are wonderful to keep around as design resources and sources of inspiration.

Titled: Bags, Pillows & Pincushions, this fun new publication is chalk full of a great variety of projects, many MODA projects in the pages,  including one of our bags [happily on the cover]. Our "Market Bag" adds some simple twists to a standard bag to make it something special. Shown in the issue in 2 colorways both made from our Gypsy Rose collection of fabrics.


Talk to you soon.

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  1. Penne | 7th Mar 09

    You certainly have entered into a real market…..I have seen your fabric center front in several stores and it looks just lovely…..some are using as a first Saturaday fabric to make a quilt. It is just wonderful. Thank you for the fabulous fabrics and your great talent that you are sharing with all of us……..


  2. Kristin Madden | 11th Mar 09

    Hi Joanna,
    Your new line is so fabulous! ‘Sugar Threads’ is my vote for your contest because your fabrics are so yummy, that I could just eat them up!! Why is it that your fabrics always bring me to thoughts of food…mmm?!!! ha! I’m working on a king sized quilt for our bed with a little bit from Urban Indigo, Dandelion Girl and Allspice Tapestry…and wouldn’t Patisserie be a great addition!! Oh and my other suggestion for a future pattern, etc…is ‘Beaches and Dream’ (or dreams if you will)…your fabrics are so soft, romantic and they always transport me to somewhere I want to go (like the beach)! Thanks for the beautiful fabrics, you are inspiring!


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