Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A Sun Kissed Debut!

Sun Kissed Studio Display

This past weekend I had the pleasure of sharing the studio display that I created with my upcoming collection with Art Gallery Fabrics, Sun Kissed, due in store this December! When I began work on this collection in January of this year there was plenty of snow and rain and ice and cold yet to come for us in Northern PA. Happy colors and thoughts of our annual family beach vacation were on my mind and I found myself sketching the magic and wonder of the Summer Season!

Sun Kissed Banner

"A warm breeze making the palm trees dance. Sun Kissed is glowing skin after a cool swim, a puppy’s joyful bandana, colorful pool tiles, that floral dress that will always remind us of a lovely and bright Summertime, forever engraved in vibrant tones of ocean blue, cherry red and citrus yellow."

Sun Kissed Swatch Hangers

While I was at home, sharing my studio display and celebrating the debut of this next collection, my Art Gallery Fabrics family was in Houston at Quilt Market taking pre-orders of Sun Kissed.

There are a total of 25 pieces in Sun Kissed. A 20-piece quilting cotton collection, 3 knits, 1 rayon and 1 canvas, and I have been working on some very fun sewing to create my display that will be included in my upcoming LookBook which I'll be sharing in the coming weeks!

Sun Kissed || Coming Soon || December 2018

I would have loved the opportunity to attend Quilt Market in Houston. I truly enjoy the whole production of putting a display together at the event, especially getting the opportunity to speak with shop owners and industry professionals one on one about the inspiration behind each collection. Although I wasn't able to attend, creating a studio display to share the collection's story as the designer, and to present my fabrics as samples is very important to me.

With creating the perfect space to capture and nurture a child's artistic whims as my inspiration, I got to work making my list of samples, and I love how this display came together! Included is a Sparkler inspired quilt because this collection celebrates the best of Summertime. Colorful baby doll bedding, rainbow pillows and garland because I adore these happy colors. Journals and bags galore perfect for travel & adventuring! It was such a joy to sew with this fun collection and to create this display!

Sun Kissed Creative Space

When it came time to make Sun Kissed fabric samples I've never left so many pieces of fabric intact to let the beauty of each print show. From drawstring & tote bags to half a dozen zipper pouch bags to water bottle & lunch bags in quilting cotton, canvas and rayon, I stitched up loads of bags with this collection!

Sun Kissed Bag Making

This cosmetic style bag is a favorite of mine and is made in Sun Kissed Summerdress Dreams Ray, a happy yellow floral bursting with color!

Summerdress Dreams Ray Bag

This colorful sewing setup has me wanting to sit down and fire up Haila's sweet, little Janome to make more Sun Kissed things!

How about you, what will you make with this collection?

Sun Kissed Creative Space

I hope you love Sun Kissed as much as I have loved creating it and creating with it!

xo Maureen


  1. Nadia need something with the sunshine knit! Not sure if it will be comfy pants or a raglan, but it's going to happen! :)

  2. I need a new tote bag so the canvas is calling to me this time!! Great collection of fabrics, again!!

  3. I love the colors of this happy breezy collection.

  4. The Sparkler quilt is a must make....for those cooler summer eves when I might need to keep my shoulders warm:) Love your whole cloth cosmetic bags too, and that Summer Dress rayon is breathtaking! Spring/summer dress planning in progress.

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  6. As usual Maureen, you have created more beautiful fabric. I always keep you in my thoughts. You are just so talented in so many ways Dear. I always hope for good luck in all you do.

  7. I'm loving this line. The display its perfect and with that Hello Kitty machine, which I happened to have just bought for my 9 year old for her birthday, it makes me want to get a set of this for her and line up some projects to help her learn.

  8. This fabric gives me a happy feeling! Is a pattern available for the cosmetic bag?


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