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Forage Fabric Collection

Forage Fabric Collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics - NoodleheadForage is arriving at shops now and it’s so exciting to see! At Spring Quilt Market my first collection, Forage, for Robert Kaufman Fabrics made it’s debut. I figured now would be a good time to get a few overall pictures and information about the collection.

Forage Fabric Collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics - Noodlehead

Forage Fabric Collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics - Noodlehead

 

Forage is a collection of 20 of my hand drawn designs overprinted on Essex and Essex Yarn Dyed. I am so happy with how they turned out and it has been so fun sewing with them. If you’ve been reading this blog for long, you know how much I love Essex and Essex Yarn Dyed. The cotton linen blend is so nice to sew with and the texture is hard to beat! I always find myself gravitating towards using them in my projects. So when I submitted my designs to Robert Kaufman I kindly suggested that they would look great on those substrates, and I’m so glad they agreed!

Forage Fabric Collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics - Noodlehead

 

The collection is inspired by where I live. I think it’s hard not to be inspired by nature and my surroundings. Of course I feel that western Wisconsin along the Mississippi River is an amazing place to live and be outdoors – and incredibly inspiring! I snapped a lot of inspiration pictures while hiking and biking along local trails. Some of the prints are inspired by State Parks I’ve visited both in my childhood and as an adult. The Effigy Mounds National Monument is especially significant to me. I remember visiting as a child and then I also began my college education studying Archaeology (and later graduated with and Art degree/Anthropology minor) and Anthropology. It’s fascinating to see how past cultures lived in our area.

Forage Fabric Collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics - Noodlehead

Forage Fabric Collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics - Noodlehead

Lastly, I wanted to share where to find Forage. I highly recommend stopping by your local quilt shop and asking! Check the Robert Kaufman Fabrics website for shops that carry their fabrics. Also, check out my stockists page. I’ll be adding shops that I see that carry Forage, so let me know if you are a shop owner or if your local shop carries it and I’ll add them to my list! Please note that not all shops will carry Forage, but hopefully it’ll point you to a good starting point anyway.

Thanks for all your encouragement and support! This has been a humbling journey and I’m so grateful to be able to share my artwork with you. Also, if you make something using Forage please tag me on Instagram and use #foragefabric so I can see!

Forage Fabric Collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics - Noodlehead

 

13 thoughts on “Forage Fabric Collection

  1. Cindy says:

    It is a beautiful collection of fabric! I will look for it, and i’ll ask for it at my local quilt shop, Quilting Bee in Orange, California.

  2. Linda Fleming says:

    Congratulations on your first fabric collection!
    I love all the designs and the soft colors that Forage is available in.

  3. Congratulations… a beautiful collection of prints and colours

  4. sue says:

    Love your collection!

  5. Sheryl says:

    Congratulations on your first collection! I’m not typically a huge modern girl, but I love this palette!! Will definitely look for this one.

  6. Kelly P says:

    Your new collection is beautiful! I already ordered some and am anxiously awaiting my package! 😉

  7. Jen says:

    It’s gorgeous, congrats! I can’t wait to add some to my fabric stash!!

  8. Kelly says:

    Beautiful Anna, looking forward to the release party at Olive Juice Quilts. 🙂

  9. Kim B. says:

    It’s simply gorgeous, and I loooove hearing about your inspiration, that is so cool. Congratulations on your first collection with RK – I loved Rain Walk too!

  10. Kathleen says:

    Beautiful!

  11. erin says:

    It’s beautiful, Anna! I saw it in Fancy Tiger this weekend while taking Jane to school. It’s even more gorgeous in person.

  12. Congrats on your first fabric collection! I know you are so proud and rightly so! It’s beautiful!

  13. Dee says:

    I loved rain walk! I can’t wait to make something with these new fabrics. Hopefully there might be some Australian stockists?

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