Thursday, August 02, 2007

Trends
Let it be known that I am a Home Decorating Magazine junky! I have a really hard time not picking up a magazine when I am waiting in line at the grocery store. So yesterday I picked up Canadian House & Home, I must admit this has not been one of my favorites... until recently. It's Canadian so I thought I should give it a chance and I am so glad that I did! This is the latest issue on stands now and what might you suppose drew me to this issue? "Quilts + coverlets Roundup" was on the cover and as I flipped through the pages I saw exactly that and not just one article but many. So here I am today sharing my find and inspiration.
The article "Quilt Trip" really made an impact on me "The recent trend toward handcrafted design gives quilts and coverlets fresh cachet." and I said "AMEN sister!" This has always been our goal when designing quilts and fabric, how can we bring quilting mainstream? Quilts need to be a part of everyday life & home decorating. They need to be accessible to people who wouldn't normally walk into a quilt shop. Myra and I interpret the trends in such magazines when we design our fabric collections. We take these trends and create fabrics that transition between traditional and modern, like I said the other day "contemporary".
The other thing I find interesting in this article is two words "Pale Pastels" another thing you will find in our Cape Cod collection, coming soon. I hope you find this information helpful and as interesting as I do. Whether your quilts are antique or modern in style incorporate them into your everyday.

Cori
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2 comments:

lunachick said...

I hear you about the decorating magazines. I love them too! Plus, I can never walk by a new issue of the Quilts and More magazine without buying it (no subscriptions yet, apparently). You two have such great designs and patterns! I will have to keep my eyes open for your fabrics from now on. This is also the second time I have seen someone mention the Canadian decorating mag so I might just have to go check it out. See you on All People Quilt!

Anna L.

Cori Derksen & Myra Harder said...

Hi Anna,
Very cool blog you have about decorating! I love decorating too. See you on all people quilt!

cori