Omaha, NE (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Seven top designers from leading fabric manufacturer, RJR Fabrics, display their quilts in an exclusive showing in the AccuQuilt Gallery.
AccuQuilt is proud to announce a new gallery exhibit featuring thirteen quilts from seven of RJR Fabric’s premier designers. This exhibit, entitled “RJR Fabrics: A Retrospective 1978-Present,” is exclusive to the AccuQuilt Gallery and runs through July 31, 2017.
These original quilt designs come in a wide range in styles, making this exhibit an unforgettable experience for fans of traditional quilts and modern textile art alike.
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While RJR Fabrics is steeped in a rich family history that goes back more than a century, it’s always managed to stay on the cutting edge of fabrics. They are a leading fabric manufacturer with deep roots in the quilting community. This family-run business employs dozens of renowned fabric and pattern designers and produces over 2,400 fabrics per year. They deliver the highest quality cotton fabrics designed exclusively for quilt making.
“We are pleased to feature quilts from the superstar designers at RJR Fabrics. RJR is a leading fabric manufacturer and, like AccuQuilt, has evolved to keep up with the vibrant quilting community. This exhibit includes a range of quilt styles from talented designers at RJR Fabrics. You won’t want to miss this exhibit. All the quilts are truly fabric masterpieces,” said AccuQuilt President Greg Gaggini.
RJR Fabrics: A Retrospective 1978-Present
This exhibit features thirteen quilts from seven renowned designers with RJR Fabrics. Here is a sampling of the quilts you’ll see:
Stained Glass Star by Jinny Beyer
A shaded star surrounded by narrow border print stripe makes this a fresh take on the traditional Rolling Star block pattern. This quilt features fabrics from Jinny Beyer Palette Collection. Jinny Beyer was the first designer to create a line of fabric exclusively for quilters. Pieced by Diane Kirkhart. Quilt by Su Gardner.
A Quilter’s Garden by Lynette Jensen
Jensen was the first quilt designer ever to create a Block of the Month Quilt Club for retail shops. Her patterns featured Thimbleberries fabrics and patterns. The club ran for over 22 years and had over 300,000 consumer members and 1,000 quilt shops. This quilt design reflects the rich history of the Thimbleberries brand. Pieced by Julie Jergens and heirloom quilting by Clarine Howe.
Daisy Daydreams by flaurie & finch
This design duo takes a fine art approach to designing quilts and is inspired by nature. This daisy quilt combines black and white batiks with colorful blossom batiks. Pieced by Belinda Love. Applique by Linda Fitch and Vanessa Stevens. Quilted by Vanessa Stevens.
Flowering Wreath Quilt by Carolyn Murfitt
The pattern features a rainbow wreath incorporating a variety of colors. It’s custom quilted with a radiating design and each flower was quilted with a similar pattern for a balanced design. Pieced, applique and quilted by Carolyn Murfitt.
Butterfly Garden by Judy & Bradley Niemeyer
This quilt design, just made available to the public, was designed for the first Quiltworx University program, held at Madeline Island School of the Arts in Wisconsin. Made by Certified Instructor, Kristen Bender.
Kilim by Sarah Schraw
This design was inspired by a Kilim rug spotted on Instagram. The quilt was created specifically for RJR’s “What Shade Are You?” blog hop. Pieced by Sarah Schraw. Quilted by Krishma Patel
View the “RJR Fabrics: A Retrospective 1978-Present” exhibit online, or call 888.258.7913 to schedule a tour of the exhibit.
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