Wednesday, February 3, 2010

South Hampton

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We are super excited to show you one of our recent additions here at The Quilt Shoppe … South Hampton by Franchelle Contreras for Henry Glass.

Franchelle is our special blog guest today, here to tell us a bit about herself, her work in the fabric industry, and her inspiration for South Hampton.

Franchelle, how did you get started in the fabric industry?
I became involved with the fabric industry while exhibiting at the Surtex Show in New York.  I have been involved with Art Licensing for nine years and it has always been my desire to cross over to the fabric side of licensing, which happened in 2007.  Karen, the Art Director for Henry Glass & Co. stopped by my Surtex booth to review my artwork.  While in New York, Karen invited me and my husband to visit the Henry Glass offices and meet the Henry Glass family.  Everyone there was so warm and friendly.  From the family to all the staff, they welcomed both of us with open arms.  By the time we returned to our hotel, the licensing agreement was waiting for me to review.  It was and has been a very exciting time for me, since crossing over to create artwork for the fabric industry has been my goal from the very beginning.

What was your inspiration for the “South Hampton” fabric collection?
The inspiration for my first fabric collection came from my love of both contemporary and traditional artwork.  I am also a collector of all things antique and vintage, so I guess you can say “South Hampton” is all the above rolled into one.  If you look at the patterns in the South Hampton fabric collection you will notice the patterns are contemporary with a traditional/vintage twist.  I’ve also started taking photographs of flowers to use as inspiration for my artwork as well

Will we see a second fabric collection for Henry Glass & Co.?
I am so glad you asked … Yes! Debuting at Spring Quilt Market in May is my second collection,“Sonoma.”  It depicts the rich colors of Sonoma County in California … a contemporary yet vintage collection in greens, wines and soft yellows.

Stop by and visit Franchelle’s blog … http://www.franchellecontreras.blogspot.com/ … to see the many exciting ways crafters are using these wonderful new fabrics.

We have all the fabrics in the collection as well as kits for the free pattern available from Henry Glass.

South Hampton Quilt Kit Aqua/Pink   South Hampton Quilt Kit Yellow/Brown

We’re giving away a fat quarter bundle of each colorway to two lucky posters.  Leave a comment and we’ll pick two lucky winners on Monday, February 8.

South Hampton - Large Flower Aqua 9030-11 South Hampton - Fleur de Lis Pink/Aqua 9031-11 South Hampton - Floral Medallions Aqua 9032-11 South Hampton - Floral Sprays Tonal Aqua 9033-11
South Hampton - Leaf Sprigs Fuchsia 9034-22 South Hampton - Medium Roses Aqua 9036-11 South Hampton - Curly Leaf Fuchsia 9037-55 South Hampton - Viney Floral Pink 9038-22
South Hampton - Large Flower Yellow 9030-44 South Hampton - Fleur de Lis Yellow/Brown 9031-44 South Hampton - Floral Medallions Yellow 9032-44 South Hampton - Floral Sprays Tonal Gold 9033-66
South Hampton - Leaf Sprigs Brown 9034-44 South  Hampton - Medium Roses Yellow 9036-66 South Hampton - Curly Leaf Orange 9037-33 South Hampton - Viney Floral Gold 9038-66

66 comments:

Rhonda P. said...

Beautiful fabric! Thanks for sharing!

Lesly said...

Be still, my heart! Gorgeous!

Bec Clarke said...

Oh how lovely, and thank you for the giveaway.

Maggie Sue Designs said...

Thanks for offering this generous giveaway!
~~Meredith maggiesuedesigns@yahoo.com
http://www.maggiesuedesigns.com

lisa said...

I love the pink/aqua colorway...darn girls tanting my color preferences =) I only have 2!

Jen said...

Pretty fabric! Love it!

Lauren said...

I love that aqua and pink combo! Thanks for the giveaway. lissie.loo@gmail.com

Miss Kate said...

I just love the collection, especially the pink/aqua! So much fun!

Judy said...

I like both colorways but think my preference is the pink/turquoise. Really nice fabric. Judy S

Sara Richins said...

Those are really beautiful. I've already got ideas running through my head.

Gene Black said...

Those are both lovely, I think I prefer the Aqua/Pink color way, but I like the yellow/brown also.

I would be tickled to win either of them.
Thanks for sharing Francehelle's story.

Stacey said...

that's so pretty!!

Made it Myself said...

How beautiful!! The 'old with the new' are fantastic together - ohh - I think I am drooling :)

Doodle Buddy said...

Eagerly awaiting the drawing on Monday! Fabulous fabric for fantastic fun! Thanks for your giveaways, Lani. You're the best!

Kelly O. said...

mmmm...I love it...
it's so funny sometimes I'm so sucked in to the world of moda I forget there are other manufacturer's with talented designers!
thank you for always posting what's going on in your shop--it breaks me out of my moda mold :)

Nancy said...

What gorgeous fabric - love both colorways too!

Lollydo said...

Uh~mazing design and colors! When I saw the pink/turquiose, I was happy, when I saw the yellow/brown I couldn't decide! I can't wait to see what Franchelle will create next!e

Barb said...

I especially like the yellow/brown colorway. The toddler clothes made with South Hampton are just adorable. I am looking forward to Sonoma!

call me crazy said...

Beautiful fabrics! I love both colorways! Thanks for the great giveaway! :-)

Mum said...

Cableknits
WOW Ilove the Yellow \Brown .
Gorgeous!

Melissa C said...

Pretty I like the pink and aqua combo. Thanks for the chance.

Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh my, I would love to be one of the lucky girls to enjoy this fabric. Thanks for the fun drawing!

Blessings, Lea

Evelyn said...

Beautiful! I *love* the aqua/pink colorway. Can't wait to see the new Sonoma collection too!

allsewnup said...

Absolutely gorgeous fabrics. I love the browns/golds just yummy.
Thank you for a chance to win.

Carolyn

Wendy_MT said...

Beautiful fabric! Thank you for showing it and I look forward to seeing more of it :)

Suerose1950 said...

Love the colors and designs in the material....

Sue C
Wisconsin

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my, I love the aqua and pink, so very pretty!

Pat said...

Love the colors of the fabric. Great give away also.

podge said...

ooh, very nice. I'm making a quilt in a similar colourway at the moment.

Robyn *Ü* said...

ooh I love those fabrics. So pretty. I love coming here, such inspiration.

SewLindAnn said...

Love the guest blogger post. I thought it was great to see that the fabric company was so warm and welcoming in the way they approached the possible deal with Fr. In this day of corporate stress and anxiety it's nice to hear about a company that really cares. Plus, the fabric is awesome!!!

anniesmom said...

A fabric after my owm heart--traditional, contemporary and all things antique!! Simply gorgeous!! Thanks for brightening the dull winter with a generous giveaway of such beautiful fabrics!!

Sherida said...

What a wonderful way to cure the winter blahs!

Lori said...

It was fun to read about how Franchelle got started in the business and where she gets some of her inspiration. The fabrics are lovely! I look forward to seeing her Sonoma collection too. Thanks for the generous give-away.

Crafty Mama said...

Wow, that is some gorgeous fabric!

Carla said...

Gorgeous fabric. I'd love to win.

Marcia said...

Awesome fabric for your giveaway. Hope I win some.

Anonymous said...

Hello,
What beautiful fabric!! It is good to have you back. Missed you,
Beverly in WA

do said...

love the name "South Hampton" and especially the yelow/brown colorway.

Crystal said...

Beautiful fabric - please enter me.

ferne said...

Very inspiring fabrics!

Anonymous said...

Great fabric. Hope I will be the lucky one.
Greetings from the Netherlands. Dini
akuijer@versatel.nl

annemarie said...

Fabulous fabric - thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

the pink and aqua makes me smile!
thank you for your generosity!!
Janita abbas@mahaska.org

Cornfield Quilter said...

Love the fabrics. The colors are different and really have a punch to them. Great Giveaway!

Laine said...

What great fabric. I really like the yellow brown combination.

lsandes@comcast.net

Miss Nancy said...

Fantastic fabric and patterns. Thank you for sharing with this lovely giveaway. Enter me in the drawing.

Have a great day.

Mrs. JP said...

Oh, they are both beautiful collections. Thanks for the opportunity of the giveaway.

Cecilia said...

The colors are wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway.

Erica said...

I love it!!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful line! Both colorways are great! Thanks for the bundle opportunity.
Cindy N.

cbnovick@hotmail.com

mom2three said...

I am in LOVE with the aqua/pink!!
So cute!

Love 2 Quilt said...

Beautiful fabric, my favorite is the brown & green colorway.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

South Hampton is just gorgeous! I really enjoyed the interview with the designer!

Marisa said...

Love this fabric line! Thanks for a chance to win!

Treasuresofjoy said...

Drooling over those fabrics...OOOPS! I Love the top row of fabrics best sew pretty!

benbel said...

These colors are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

That pink and aqua flower fabric is adorable! And I love the silhouette designs. Great line.
Leslie S. in MN
esclante(at)comcast(dot)net

SheilaC said...

More gorgeous fabric!! Who can resist!

Thanks for the great give away!!

SheilaC

Pam said...

Beautiful fabric ...thanks for the give away!!!

Sherry Hogan said...

Thats is such pretty fabric.

teresamnj said...

Just found your blog. This fabric line is beautiful!

Tammy said...

These are so very beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win these!

Deb said...

I love both of the colorways and would be tickled to win either one! Thanks!

Franchelle said...

Dear Lani,

Thank you so much for inviting me to be a Guest Artist on your web blog and for introducing my new fabric collection "Sonoma". It's really appreciated.

Take Care!

Susie said...

If you think the fabrics designs are gorgeous when viewing on this web site....WAIT UNTIL you see them in person! Absolutely GORGEOUS! This collection blends togehter so well, it is remarkable.

Kudos to you, Franchelle!!! You are amazing! Looking forward to your new collection in the Spring!