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November 3-5 (NOTE: LATER DATES)

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May 17-19
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Kansas City Convention Center

Kansas City, Missouri, USA


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October 26-28

Classes begin October 25

George R. Brown Convention Center

Houston, Texas, USA



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Some people may say that August is too early to begin talking about autumn. To them, we say, “You obviously do not live in Texas, where today’s high temperature of 99 degrees is actually down from last week.”


We’re dreaming of warm hues and cooler temps. So, for those of us in sweltering states and beyond, we’re highlighting fall-themed fabric collections and patterns in this edition of “What’s Trending.”

Autumn Harvest
from Michael Miller Fabrics

This new group from Michael Miller Fabrics is quintessentially fall. Autumn Harvest prints feature classic autumn designs—fall florals, leaves, and a “Harvest Bounty”—in red, orange, yellow, green, and brown tones.


Project: Autumn Harvest quilt pattern
designed by Marinda Stewart

Shades of the Season 11
from Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Another classically autumn collection, Shades of the Season by designer Lynnea Washburn includes a gorgeous panel print featuring fall floral arrangements, wreaths, and pumpkins. Other prints in the collection include sunflowers, leaves, and even feathers.


Project: Centerpiece Quilt pattern designed by Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Autumn Vibes from Art Gallery Fabrics

This new collection from designer Maureen Cracknell offers an updated take on fall florals and foliage. Other prints include “Foxes in Fall,” “Squirrels at Play,” and trellis and geometric prints. The collection’s color palette also skews modern with shades of honey, pumpkin, and eggplant.


Project: Autumn Winds quilt pattern designed by Sharon Holland

Autumn Love from Riley Blake Designs

New from designer Lori Holt (Bee in my Bonnet), the Autumn Love collection features a variety of adorable small prints in brighter autumn hues. Designs include petite florals, plaids, ginghams, polka dots, geometrics, and cross-stitch-inspired text prints.


Project: Autumn Love quilt pattern designed by Lori Holt

Calico Crow from Penny Rose Fabrics

This charming new collection from designer Lauren Nash offers a fun take on the autumn theme. Calico Crow’s main print features adorably illustrated crows in a variety of familiar situations. Other prints include simpler crow designs, pumpkins, florals, plaids, and stripes. The real star of the collection is the “Ads” print, which features vintage-inspired ads and recipe cards for fall favorites like pumpkin pie and cranberry nut bread.


Projects: American Honey quilt pattern (left) designed by Keera Job and  Patchwork Paddock quilt pattern (right) designed by Melissa Mortenson

Fall Goodness from Blend Fabrics

A recent collection by designer Cori Dantini, Fall Goodness blends whimsical autumn-themed imagery—fall foliage, pumpkins, foxes, owls, black cats—with words and phrases of gratitude like “Be Thankful for Every Little Thing.” The result is a joyful and beautifully illustrated mix of prints ideal for fall projects.


Project: Happy Fall quilt pattern designed by Mary Kay Davis for Threads on the Floor

Autumn Woods by Northcott Studio

This autumn-themed collection celebrates the great outdoors (and the creatures that inhabit them) with prints featuring fall-colored moose, bear, deer, wolf, and squirrel designs. Other prints include fall foliage, stripes, and wilderness-themed text.


Project: Autumn Woods quilt pattern designed by Castilleja Cotton

Pumpkin Patch from Island Batik

Introduced late last year, this line of batiks from Kathy Engle features subtle (batik-style) pumpkin, leaf, floral, and vine patterns in shades of orange, red, yellow, and green.

Artisan Batiks: Cornucopia 9
from Robert Kaufman

Another autumn-hued collection of batik fabrics, Cornucopia 9 by Lunn Studios includes a variety of botanical and organic designs in soft browns, greens, oranges, and golds.


Project: Entwined quilt pattern designed by Marilyn Foreman

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