The Big News!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Are you ready!?
Today I am very excited to announce, that I will be designing fabric for Art Gallery Fabrics! I have a mini collection that will be coming out this Fall, called Color Me Retro! You all know how much I love, love, love their fabrics, so it's really a dream come true!

Make sure and join us for two Twitter chats today! We'll be chatting about all things fabric, sewing, and blogging! Follow hashtag #talknt2 for our first chat from 1-3pm EST and #talknt for our second chat from 9-11pm EST! (I use Tweetchat.com to easily follow along and participate!)

You can see all the prints on the Art Gallery Fabrics website, here.  It will be in stores in February-March 2013!

I hope you like it! I've started a Color Me Retro Pinterest Board to share a bit of my inspiration for the line with you! :)

186 comments :

Elisabeth said...

CONGRATULATIONS! :D What huge, exciting news. I'm so looking forward to seeing your fabrics in stores!

Christina Lane | The Sometimes Crafter said...

SO EXCITING!!! Congratulations!! :)

verykerryberry said...

How fantastic! Congratulations Jeni!

Very Shannon said...

Congrats!!!! It looks ahhhhmazing! Love it!!! Great job!

Lindsay Conner said...

This rocks! I was hoping this was your big news! :) Congrats Jeni!!

Nicola said...

Wow, so excited for you. Love all the vintage inspiration you'll be bringing to fabric design! x

Jocelyn said...

Wow how cool is that!!

Taya@TypeB said...

Congrats! Huge news! Enjoy every minute :)

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Wow! Congratulations!! That is so cool :)

Rebecca said...

I am so happy for you, Jeni!! Congratulations! I am so looking forward to Color Me Retro!

April said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!

SIMPLESEW said...

Congrats Jen.. I am really inspired by your art and accomplishments and look forward to see what you put out there. I know you have some fabulous Ideas already, but dont forget to include George, I use rabbits for my Ganddaughter LillyAnn as you can see on my blog, she is there alot. Keep it coming and Enjoy......

Tiffany said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome and o man - I love the aqua/greens on the last 4 swatches on the right up there. Can't wait to see the real thing!

Faith Jones said...

I'm so happy for you Jeni! I wish you the best of success! I can't wait to get my hands on your fabric. :)

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

So exciting! Congratulations Jeni. Love the new line.
Amanda

Kristi - Put a Quilt on It said...

Looks beautiful! Congratulations and best of luck to you in your new ventures. I've loved following along in your blog for some time now and this looks like a wonderful extension to what you do best.

kat129 said...

Congrats Jeni! Can't wait to see what you turn out - the design board is uh-MAZ-ing!
cheers
-k

Jessica said...

This. Is. So. Awesome! I'm excited for you and I can't wait to start working with your adorable fabrics!!!

Johanna said...

OMG! So exciting!

Katie B said...

Shut up! That's fantastic news! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us. :)

Caryn said...

Congratulations! I've been silently following your blog for awhile now - thank you for being such an inspiration. Many blessings in your new endeavor!

Kristy said...

I knew it, I knew it...you have such a way with color, someone just had to scoop your talent up. Congratulations!!!!

Debra said...

wonderful and congratulations! i love all the retro colors. they are fun and bring back so many memories of my grandmas and great grandmas!

look forward to seeing what you bring out!

Debra said...

wonderful and congratulations! i love all the retro colors. they are fun and bring back so many memories of my grandmas and great grandmas!

look forward to seeing what you bring out!

Karina Russell said...

Congratulations to you!!!

SewSealy said...

Jenny, Congratulations! This is fabulous news! You must be bursting with joy right now. You are such a talented young lady and have such a bright and colorful future ahead of you. I'm looking forward to your collection. Again, congratulations!

Carmen said...

Aww, that's so fantastic! Congratulations -- it's incredibly well deserved:)

holly | bijou lovely said...

Yay Jeni! So excited for you!! Can't wait for your first collection to come out, it looks amazing! Congrats!

Sharon said...

so excited for you! what an awesome opportunity.
your fabric collections looks great and the new look of your blog is beautiful. well done

Kelsey said...

I got the email from Art Gallery before I saw your post, and just about squeed for you!! Congratulations!!! ^_^

Lee said...

I am so impressed by this line, it's super cute! Great job, and congrats!

Jenn said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to see the fabrics in stores, they look wonderful!! :)

Lynn F said...

Congratulations Jeni! That is super exciting news! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create from your own line!

Laura C @ littleandlots said...

Congratulations! I badly want to do my dining room in aqua and coral-red, so this news may end up being good for selfish me. Napkins? Table runner? SEAT CUSHIONS?! Love the pretty "basics" you've included.

Char said...

Congratulations! That's very exciting. The new header is great.

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Cristin said...

Gaaahhh!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! So exciting, and I will totally be adding your new collection to my Christmas List! So my style :-)

Cheers!

Kim said...

What great news - congratulations Jeni!

Nikki said...

Congratulations, Jeni! Your designs are beautiful! I can't wait to sew with some of them.

www.randomthoughtsdoordi.com said...

congratulations, this will be a definitely anticipated line of fabrics.

Emma said...

This is awesome!! Congratulations! Love you blog and love the new fabric designs.

Shelly said...

Congratulations, Jeni! You deserve this so much! Can hardly wait for the line to be out!

Dorrie said...

Are you SO excited!!!! I love Art Gallery fabrics, their base cloth is always the BEST. Congratulations, can't wait to see!

Gra said...

Wonderful!!! Congratulations!

Terri said...

whoowee! Well deserved my friend. So excited for you

susan718 said...

congratulations on your beautiful new fabrics! i love all your ideas and look forward to every new post on your blog.

MsBittyKnacks said...

Congratulations!!!!

Monique said...

SO excited for your line Jeni! Placing our order this morning to stock it in the shop! :)

andasbackpack said...

That is AMAZING! I love Art Gallery Fabrics (who doesn't?) and this is just terrific news. Congratulations to you!!

Melissa said...

Living the dream :) Congratulations!!

giddy99 said...

congratulations!

mle said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations!

Mermaid Sews said...

Congrats!!! Couldn't be happier for you!

Sheila said...

Jeni, this is just the best news ever. I know I said it over on IG, but I'm just so thrilled for you! I can't wait to sew something using your designs!!

Anna O said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Congratulations and I can't wait to start using your designs!!:)

sandra said...

Jeni I am so over the moon for you too, you are a real sweetheart and I have loved your blog and your little bunny for a year now. Art Gallery and Pat Bravo"s fabric and her blog is also another Favorite to. They are getting a really talented young lady and I will be looking for your fabric in the new year. Once again congratulations. Blessings Sandra

RWL said...

congratulations!

Meg said...

Congratulations, Jeni! How exciting! I love the Dulcette print!

mjb said...

Congratulations:):):)

Ruth said...

congratulations! What exciting news. I'm looking forward to buying some of that lovely fabric. And then I'll make more Jeni bags!

elfqueenof5 said...

WOW!!! FABULOUS news!!!!

Chelsea said...

Jeni, that's insanely awesome! Congratulations! I can't wait to see where this takes you.

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

How wonderful! I love the mini collection, it will work perfect in a project I'm planning. Enjoy every moment of this ride!

Fran said...

Florette Ruby, how gorgeous!

Mie said...

Congratulations, what an accomplishment. Love that patterns and colors. Coming from Denmark its fun to see all your nice kitchenware.

Marian-Lady Face said...

Congratulations!! Gorgeous prints, how exciting!!!

Ali said...

I saw it on a few places on Facebook before I managed to start reading my blogs for the day. Congratulations!

Meaghan said...

Congratulations!! That is such exciting news :)

Q @ JAQS said...

WOW - congratulations Jeni - can't wait to add your new prints to the shop :)

YEH!!!!

-Q

Kara {me and elna} said...

Shut the front door, congratulations!!! Can't wait to see your line in person! PS: Where in Ohio are you from, chickie? I'm from Cincinnati. :)

Tennjenny said...

I am so tickled for you!!

Ginette said...

Congratulations!! So exciting!

bulabean said...

What a cute introduction video! I especially love the "kitchenette" fabrics! Love the greens! Good job Jeni!

Danih03 said...

Dang, girl! Quit your day job!! You must be over the moon living the dream:D Congratulations. They are beautiful.

Jessie Fincham said...

Amazing news Jeni!! I'm so pleased for you! ps your so ca-uuute, it's so fun seeing you in film after reading your blog for many years now :)
Jessie, xo

Latifah said...

Yay! Congrats!

Kelly said...

congrats!

charlotte said...

Oh Jeni! Big congratulations. I love your stuff and can't wait to see the new fabrics for real. I loved seeing the video you did. Congrats again.

Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts said...

Seriously, you are so cute. Congratulations, this is amazing news! Onwards and upwards, can't wait to see more fabric from you!

craftytammie said...

that is awesome! congratulations!

Heather said...

This is wonderful!!

amy smart said...

It is SO fantastic, Jeni! I'm in love. Woohoo!

Sew Festive said...

Congrats! It would be extremely interesting to hear about the whole process: from your design ideas on your time, to presenting them to the AGF team, and so on. If you're allowed I'd be very interested. Especially from someone who doesn't necessarily have an art/graphic design career already.

LethargicLass said...

It couldn't have happened to a better person! I am thrilled for you and will be buying it for sure!

Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane said...

Jeni Congrats! That is fabulous!

Anita said...

Wow, that was such a big surprise...Congratulations!! Looking forward to see the projects you come up with your new designs, very cool :)

Unknown said...

Congratulations Jeni! That's awesome!

modernamishplain said...

how exciting! Good for you Jeni!

Janice @ Better off Thread said...

Congrats! They are very pretty! I can't wait to see all the fabrics in person!

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo, congrats, how exciting!

Anonymous said...

These as sooo beautiful! I can't wait to use them!! Congratulations on a wonderful fabric line!

Kelly said...

I'm so excited for you Jeni. Congratulations xxx

JanuaryT said...

That amazing!!! I can't watt to see it in person :) Congrats I bet you are over the moon!

Toohey said...

Yay!! I love reading your blog and following your adventures. I get inspired by all your color choices. These fabrics look spectacular. I will be in line to get them once they're available. Good luck to you!

Lyanna L. said...

Yayyy!!! That's so exciting! Congrats =) I can't wait to get my hands on some. =)

Anonymous said...

It'a like pyrex and Denmark had a happy collision!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Awesome news, Jeni! I'm so glad we were able to meet in KC!

Cori said...

Congrats! You're livin' the dream!!

Aideen said...

Congratulations Jeni, what a beautiful eyecatching line! love it!

kitty said...

Congratulations Jeni!! I wish you the best of success!
Color Me Retro looks great!! George must be very proud of you!!

Maria said...

Congrats Jeni!!! I am very happy for you : )

jemfl said...

Love your retro colors-yes my pyrex choice('64)
was the aqua and kitchen curtains too! Thanks
for bringing them back. Can't wait.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Woohoo!! I can't wait to have these in my hands! SO happy for you, Jeni!!

Gabriella said...

Congrats Jeni!!!!!
The line is so .... WOWWWWWWWWWW ... I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!
Great Jeni ^__^

Cindy said...

Fabulous news! I love it already!

Bego said...

wow! congrats! your fabrics look great!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Congratulations....love the fabrics and can't wait for them!!

Gene Black said...

I am so happy for you but just a little jealous too. I have a few fabric designs that I have created that I would love to get picked up by a company.
A big congratulations to you on living the dream!

Unknown said...

Oh congratulations on your big big news! The prints are wonderful (better than the retro 50's and 60's ~ I know, I was a kid then!) I'm ready to order NOW! :D

Amorette said...

such a gorgeous line- and a great logo! you are on a roll!

Christine said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to buy some!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Wwow, congratulations!

Anonymous said...

HUGE Congratulations! You are living the dream, enjoy the ride! I am so looking forward to seeing your new fabric and follow how you use it.

Julie said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Mommarock said...

Wow! Super exciting! Can't wait to see all the awesomeness that you come up with. I'm sure it will ROCK!

WandaFish said...

Many congrats! The AGF team just keeps getting better and better :)

♥Duff said...

congrats! the line looks fabulous and on Pima cotton too...oh be still my heart!

Patti said...

Congratulations, Jeni! You deserve this wonderful opportunity and we are all so lucky to have access to your talents.

Ella said...

Congrats! I can't wait to get my hands on some!

Allison said...

YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!! It looks fab!!!!

Lorraine said...

Yay! I will definitely be buying some. Thank you for all that you do for the quilting community. Eeek! So happy!

Carrie Siegfried said...

Congratulations! That does seem like a dream come true. :)

Lola Pink Jen said...

Congrats, Jeni! We are so excited to hear you've joined Art Gallery. The collection looks awesome and we can't wait to see more!

Kathrynn said...

Congratulations

tisha @ quiltytherapy said...

CONGRATS!!!

Kara said...

How exciting! I absolutely LOVE your collection, and can't wait to see more from you!

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

Congratulation Jeni!!!! Will be waiting for your designs and best of luck !

Pinspot said...

I knew it!!! AGF is my favorite! I think your line looks fab. MANY CONGRATS!

KeyQuilter said...

COOL BEANS! Congrats! YAY, YOU! HOORAY!!!!!! So proud for you, young woman!

liz said...

How exciting!
I love the red and aqua colorway!

peaknits said...

Wow, a local designer!!! Good for you, the fabrics are fabulous. Congratulations!

Mother Dragon said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome and exciting! I'm just so thrilled for you! Great job!

P├ętra said...

Yay I am so happy for you and can't wait to see the line in person!!

Anna said...

wow jeni, I thought you were up to something big. It's going to be beautiful!!! congrats, you probably worked super hard on it and it looks amazing. when's your book coming out?!

Heidi Staples said...

So, so happy for you!! Wonderful news and a great set of prints!

SarahZ said...

OMGosh! So excited for you! It would be funny to you how many times I thought about you today and wondered what the big news could possibly be! CONGRATULATIONS JENI!!!!!

Helen @vintageglorybox on Insta and FB said...

Massive congrats--what a gorgeous line!!

CathyK said...

Congratulations!!!!!! YAY for you!

Anna said...

Congratulations Jeni! I can't wait to see the fabrics in person - love them!

Cindy said...

Congratulations, Jeni!! So happy for you- you deserve it!! Love the new fabric!!

Unknown said...

Fantastic Jeni! I will be snatching that stuff up as soon as I find it! Ama-zing! Good for you girlie!

April @ Sewing Novice said...

So excited for you!!! Congrats!!

Unknown said...

These are just fantastic. We are very lucky, and you are so talented! Congratulations! I'll be getting these for sure!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Congrats Jeni! I LOVE these so much, but particularly the Florette prints, SOOO good! I hope this means you'll have a full line coming out soon, I'll buy it all :)

kristin said...

JENI!!! So exciting, I love the little sneak preview of the fabrics (NEED THEM) and you're just the cutest gal ever! Love it when I get to see bloggers in motion. :) Congratulations, can't wait to get my hands on these!!

Tamie said...

Congratulations.

qltmom9 said...

Congratulations, Jeni! Way to go!

Rachel said...

Congratulations! That's such exciting news.

Charise said...

Congratulations Jeni. I just love the prints - they are fabulous!!

Audrey Anne said...

Congratulations on this exciting new challenge! I too love Art Gallery fabrics so know that I will be on the hunt for your line. So glad I found your blog with all of your wonderful ideas and help. Now I'm led to more great fabric :)

Fran said...

Congratulations Jeni! I saw the big news on the Art Gallery website earlier. Your fabric collection looks amazing, can't wait for it's release. I'm sure it will be a huge success, you really deserve it to be, well done!

Marit said...

Congratulations, Jeni! That is exiting news ; )

Rineke said...

Congratulations! Exiting! Love your designs very much.

Gina said...

wow that is amazing! Congrats and best wishes in this new venture!!

AJ said...

Congratulations!

Esch House Quilts said...

Congrats, Jeni! That is so exciting!

Sarah W. said...

How exciting for you! Congratulations! Can't wait till the collection comes out and I can get my hands on some :)

Elsa said...

That's wonderful news! I knew a little about it yesterday because I follow the Art Gallery blog. Really cute fabric collection too.

Rachel S said...

Congrats Jeni!! What awesome news! I'm very excited to see the fabric in person. Yay!

Christina Recchio said...

Congratulations, Jeni!! So very happy for you and can't wait to buy some of your bright and fun fabric!! Love your designs! :-)

AuntieCrafty said...

Congratulations, Jeni! I always knew you were a girl who was going places! Your new line is beatiful.

krazgrl said...

Whoo HOOOOO Jeni!! Congratulations on your new fabric line. How exciting! It looks amazing and I can't wait to get me a little bit of some colorful fun.

Danie said...

Congrats! You have achieved the quilt blogger dream. I can't wait to get my hands on your collection (which luckily comes out around my birthday). It is lovely and I see so much inspired sewing in the future.

Quilt n Queen said...

Congratulations Jeni, definitely exciting news!! Love the vintage sheets and thrift shop finds from yesteryear!! Looking forward to seeing 'Color Me Retro' in person!! Wishing you the best as you enjoy your new adventure...for sure you are having a wonderful Wednesday, floating on cloud 9!!

Lisa H said...

Thrilled for you and me! Your fabrics are gorgeous and I hope that I can get some here in Australia, but if not, I will happily purchase online from the USA.
Also, it was great to be able to hear your voice and the excitment in it, instead of just reading your news and trying to gauge your excitment.

Lori said...

Congrats, have lots of fun
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Erica said...

Congratulations! That is so cool!

Lynn said...

congratulations! i love your fabrics=can't wait to get my hands on some!

Kaye Prince said...

So proud of you darling-face!! Loved seeing your video too - you sound different in real life from what I've always heard in my head, haha! Love your fabrics, they look fab and I can't wait to see them for real. Now you'll just have to whip yourself up a shirt in one of the prints to wear to Sewing Summit so that we can all get a first hand look. xo

Unknown said...

Congratulations! Your fabric looks adorable.

Hitch and Thread said...

Congratulations! Awesome news! I'm loving that raspberry.

Mary Ellen said...

Way to go, girl!!! I'm so excited for you -

Jessica Peck said...

Congrats! I love the video!

Rachel said...

Congratulations! Your first line look lovely! Can't wait to get my hands on some.

Jacey said...

I don't know if you saw my tweet on Tuesday, but I am over the moon excited for you. <3 You are awesome, and you deserve this great success!!

Gertie Pye said...

Congratulations Jeni! That is very exciting. Very well done!

Carmen said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see more of your collection!

Michele said...

OMG! OMG! This is fabulous news. Huge congratulations. Wiating that long to be able to get my hands on some of that is going to be really hard.

boltandfrolic said...

I'm so happy for you! And yay George : ) Please give him extra snuggles for me xo

Pink Stitches said...

Congratulations on the amazing news!! Love the video and seeing George in action!:)

quirky granola girl said...

yay!! i'm so happy for you, Jeni!

Bettina said...

I can't believe I missed this...never going on holiday again....wow, that is such fab news and so deserved- and the fabrics do look fantastic (I just downloaded the Jpeg swatches and am playing round with combinations.

Well done and congratulations!

VickiT said...

Oh how exciting Jeni! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! I really do love the preview of your fabric designs and can't wait to see them in my own sewing room. I'm not entirely sure about this 'mid-century modern' thing though given you're dating the 'feel' of your design during my childhood years. I know I felt old a lot of times, but mid-century makes me feel ancient. LOL

Dana said...

I am so excited! I love the collection and can't wait for it to come out! Congratulations!!!

aneela said...

Fantastic news Jeni!!! So excited for you!!!

emily b said...

Awesome! What super exciting news - and it couldn't happen to anyone sweeter and more deserving! Yay!