Thursday, October 25, 2012

Designer Tidbits: Art Gallery Fabrics (Giveaway Closed)


Bursting florals, colorful graphic prints and bold textures make up the latest collection from the Art Gallery Fabrics In-House Designers. Floressence has us wanting to take a stroll down a garden path, lay out a picnic and get lost in the smell of flowers. The Art Gallery Designers are here to chat about Floressence, and we are giving two bundles away!


Q: What inspired this collection?
A: The inspiration for this collection was cottage gardens with an overabundance of vibrant florals. The textures are also garden inspired, incorporating fences, cobblestones and such. It's an incredibly inspired collection!


Q: What is your favorite project using this collection?
A: The "Aromatic" Free Quilt Pattern is really our love right now. This pattern is really fun and plays off the romantic florals in the collection. When placed over AG Pure Elements solids "White Linen" it just comes to life.


Q: What would be your collection’s theme song?
A: This collection speaks simple beauty to us. It is very girly and romantic and the song that we hear is Anchor by Mindy Gledhill.


Q: If you could live in a movie, what movie would it be?
A: We are all movie freaks over here, so this is a tough question. Thinking about it we think Casablanca is a perfect fit. The romance and style fits right in with Floressence.

Q: What do you get nostalgic over?
A: Classic songs & movies really get to us. Songs from Etta James, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee and old movies like Giant and The Sound of Music.


Q: What is your favorite TV show of all time?
A: Once Upon A Time is really one our favorites right now. We love the whole story line and we think the whimsy of it crept into Floressence.

Q: If you could be a modern day fictional character, who would you be?
A: A modern version of Snow White.


Q: What’s the strangest compliment you’ve ever received?
A: Someone once told one of our In-House designers that she spoke beautifully. This was the oddest and most interesting comment she have ever gotten. She thought it was odd because who really notices that but at the same time she thought it was the sweetest thing ever because who really notices that.


We giving away a bundle of Mint Floressence and a bundle of Sweet Floressence to two lucky readers! Comment below letting us know which color way you prefer to a chance to win! Update, What's For Dessert won a bundle of Mint Floressence and Kelli won a bundle of Sweet Floressence. Thanks for playing!

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Tanyia said...

they are both absolutely gorgeous, but I think I like sweet a little bit more! Ty for the chance!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow such gorgeous fabrics! How do you choose??? I love them both, but probably would use the blue more (Mint?) Thanks so much for the great giveaway.

Jennie Salinda said...

They are just gorgeous. Remind me of summer with their cheerful colors and beautiful florals... I would definitely choose the "Sweet". thanks for the chance to try to win.
Greer

Kasey said...

The mint is so calming- the perfect blend of pretty, calming colors and patterns, and yet not too frilly- though that means my husband would probably "not notice" the florals and steal my quilt if I were to make one out of it!

Callie said...

I prefer Sweet Floressence. Thank you.

Lori said...

So pretty! I think mint has a more cottagey (is that a word?) feel. Perfect for a quilt I want to make for my sister who likes blues. Thanks for the chance

beckyt said...

These really are quite inspired (and beautiful!!). Can I have both? jk! If I had to pick one, it would be Sweet.
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Tsimshiangoddess said...

I can't decide, but the Mint sounds good.
Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

Norma's Clay said...

I find this collection very romantic. I'll love the mint.

Janet said...

Such beautiful fabrics! I love the sweet floressence the best. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sweet floressence!

Anne K said...

I just love Art Gallery! I think I gotta go Mint, though I would be overjoyed with either one.

thecalicocorner said...

Definitely the sweet floressence...just absolutely beautiful!!

Kay said...

Such gorgeous fabrics, thanks for the chance. I love them both but sweet Florresence just pips the post for me.
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Maisy said...

This is one of the most BEAUTIFUL fabric lines I've seen in a while!

Susan said...

Love them both, but would choose the Mint Floressence. Thanks for the giveaway! sdorsey@psln.com

Genevieve said...

Not easy to choose, but since I have to, I would choose the pink colorway. Thanks for the chance to win.

Erika said...

Gorgeous fabrics! Just gorgeous! I think that I have to go with "sweet" though.

Gill said...

Gorgeous!
I like mint best!

SarahZ said...

Both are so gorgeous...mint is a little over the top for me :) Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Roberta said...

Both are lovely, but I like Mint the best.

Patti said...

I agree that they are both wonderful, however, the mint bundle would be my favourite. Thanks for the chance to win it!

B Greene said...

What a tough choice - I think Sweet wins by one petal :-)

Pia said...

IF I'm lucky then I prefer Sweet

Jen said...

A tough choice, but I'd have to go with Sweet.

Jane S. said...

Wow those are gorgeous fabrics! I like them both but I prefer the Mint. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh the Mint has that cottage quilt calling!

BizyStitches said...

Like most people said, they are both beautiful. If I should happen to win I think I would lean towards Sweet Floressense. Thanks.

Sue Brothers said...

I love both. But I think I like the mint best. Thank you for the chance to win such pretty fabric.

krisgray said...

Lovely! especially the Mint.

Ellyn said...

beautiful fabric! It's hard to choose but I guess I would go with sweet...

Kathryn Knox said...

Hi! Like both but Sweet Floressence is my favorite.

Amber H. said...

Surprisingly, I like the Mint Floressence! Both are gorgeous, but I like Mint more.

tlunsford said...

They are both just wonderful! But I would love to work with Mint!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

i think they are both fabulous! I'll take either!!! {that is, if I win!} Thanks for the offer!

Mrs.Pickles said...

great fabric I like the mint

LC said...

They're both absolutely beautiful, but I prefer the mint!

Susan said...

Both are beautiful but I really like the Mint Floressence! Thanks for the chance to win!

stichnRN said...

i am always a blue person, but these are both great. i have seen some quilts lately that these would be fantastic in.

Sallie said...

Mint Floressence is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway - these fabrics are beautiful!

Holly Barry hbarryus@yahoo.com said...

This collection is gorgeous. I'm partial to Sweet Floressence. I see a new skirt in my future!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

Mint Floressence is my favorite.

Meliss Jordan said...

They are both beautiful, but since we get to choose, I would love the Mint Floressence! Thanks for letting us try!

katyp said...

These Fabrics are wonderful. I think I lean toward the pink cus blue is always what I get....a beautiful change.

Denise in PA said...

Mmmm, hard to choose! but, I'll go with the Mint!

Joyce said...

Both so beautiful...but I think I would go with "Sweet"...thanks so much for the chance to win!

Francis Paul said...

both colorlines are gorgeous, but if I have to choose, I choose the Mint line :-)

Catskill Quilter said...

Both are gorgeous, but the Mint includes some of my very favorite colors!

memmens said...

What gorgeous fabric, a tough choice but I think I just prefer the mint bundle - thanks for the giveaway

DianeY said...

Tough choice, but I think I prefer the Mint color way. - love the contrasts in it.

Jodi said...

ooh-la-la! Sweet would be my choice! And thanks for the chance!

Lindsey H said...

Beautiful fabrics! I would prefer the Sweet Bundle - it has a little more pop in the colors. (Also I love that the designers said Once Upon a Time is their favorite show - I love it and definitely can see the magical whimsy in the fabrics.)

Beulah said...

:) These are just lovely! I like both colorways but would enjoy getting to use the Sweet colorway.

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Laurel said...

Sweet would be my choice. Love that they were going for a cottage garden look. That is my goal in my garden, lots of flowers with lots of color.

Linda said...

HI! I'D SELECT THE 'SWEET FLORESSENCE'! THANKS FOR A WINNING CHANCE! HAPPY STITCHING!

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trillium said...

I'd like the Mint--the colors would go well with some fabrics I already own. Love the mix of prints!

Bea García said...

They are both fabulous, but I like Sweet a little more :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura Decato said...

They are both beautiful but I would choose Mint Floressence

Michala said...

I'm not really a pink person but I love it in this line!

Jennie said...

I am loving the Mint Floressence but they are both great and I can already picture the quilt I would like to make!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh I love both!!, but choosing the Mint...thank you so very much

Charlotte said...

Both are very pretty and I would be thrilled with either but I like the Sweet a little more than Mint.

Cara said...

Mint FLoressence for me!!

~Kelie~ said...

This line is GORGEOUS! I'd love to win either! Thanks for the chance!!!

fenna said...

yikes! pick just one line of them?! they are both beautiful! I think, because I have so much pink already, that I'd choose the mint. but I'd be happy with either!!!

Jennifer Gail said...

Mint Please:)
Thanks

Tara said...

Ohh definitely sweet :) :)

What's for dessert? said...

They are both absolutely gorgeous, but I prefere blue color so I would choose the Mint Floressence

Ruffles and Relics said...

They are both lovely but I would choose the Sweet Floressence!

dortha said...

Beautiful fabric but I think like the sweet set the best.

Anonymous said...

This is such a romantic collection! I would choose Mint Floressence.

Lisa
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Judy B said...

They are both so lovely, hard to decide. Sweet Floressence for my granddaughter's quilt.
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kbzelazny said...

Love them both, but I am a big pink fan!

Laura said...

Both groups are beautiful, but I tend to move toward the pinks, usually, so I would love to have the Mint colorway. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lynda said...

I would use more of the reds and pinks so would tend toward the sweet side.

Cassandra said...

Mint Floressence is really pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa Marie said...

I like the Mint colorway best. Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle said...

Defintiely Mint! I love all of those colors though!

Lesly said...

Oh my word, so hard to choose but I think I prefer Mint just a teensy bit more. They are both delicious!

Allison C said...

I like both, but would pick the mint.

Kathy MacKie said...

I really like the Mint Colorway, thanks.

dadkad said...

I would love either one. Colors are great

Elisabeth Woo said...

I think both collections are lovely, but I'm more drawn to the Mint Floressence, all those yummy blues!

Kathrynn said...

Both bundles are pretty but I like the Mint a bit more

Kelli said...

I love the Sweet, but wouldn't turn my nose up at the Mint, either. ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

Mindelicious said...

Hmm, how to choose? They are both so beautiful. If I have to pick, I'll say Mint. AGF is my favorite. I buy more of their fabric than any other manufacturer.

Tamie said...

I'd go for Sweet, I think...

Archie the wonder dog said...

Great interview! It's really hard to decide but in the end I plumped for Sweet Floressence because I adore the dark blue print!!!

Mie said...

Hmm, would have to say Sweet Floressence but not an easy decision to make. Thanks for the chance to win.

Stephanie Farinelli said...

The Mint Floressence is beautiful! I'm going to have to get both of these!

Mommarock said...

Gosh they are GREAT I that Mint Floressence is edging in the choice this time.

Anita said...

I love both of them! I would be happy with either sweet or mint, if buying them I'd have to get the entire collection :)

Rebecca said...

LOVE the MINT!
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Cindy said...

What a beautiful collection! The Sweet is my favorite!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

I like Sweet Floressence best out of the two. Thanks for the chance to win!

scottylover said...

It is hard to pick, but since I love pink and gray together I have to say the Mint Floressence is my favorite!

Thanks!
Sandy A

The Patchsmith said...

I like both but if I had to choose it would be Sweet Floressence.

Sunnybec said...

I like them both but my favourite would be Mint. Thanks for the chance.

Christina said...

I would happily take either, but if I have to pick then I'd say Mint! christina112358 at gmail dot com

Kathryn said...

My favorite is the Mint line. I love blues.

barbara woods said...

thanks for the giveaway i love mint

Jennie P. said...

I love the Sweet Florescence!! SO hard to choose though.

Deb said...

Beautiful fabric! Love the mint!

Katy said...

Loving the Sweet!

lil said...

not easy, but I think I prefer the sweet

Little Ella Lu said...

Both are lovely, but I think I like the sweet one a tad more.

bee said...

i like Mint - though both are lovely. thanks!

wobblybobbin said...

I think I prefer the large florals in the mint colorway, but it really is hard to chose!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Oh, I just adore the mint selection! And I always notice speaking voices and styles, I think a beautiful speaking voice is a pleasure to hear!

Tanya said...

I think I prefer sweet

Margaret said...

I love the Mint Floressence - such bright, lovely colors!

Judy1522 said...

They are both beautiful and I love the mint!

Kathleen OGrady said...

Beautiful fabric! Sweet is my favorite, reminds me of summer, little girls and tea parties.
Thanks for the giveaway!

ErikaM said...

I would like the Mint! I love the colors! thanks for the giveaway!

CathyK said...

I have to choose?!?!?!?!? I think I like the Sweet color way a little bit more! I can see a quilt for my daughter with this beautiful fabric! Thank you for the chance!

Judith said...

I love the pinks colorway...beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

Christine M said...

They are both lovely bundles. If I was lucky enough I would pick Mint but I'd be happy with either. Thanks for the chance.

Cathy said...

I love them all...but would have to go with the blues(Mint??). What a gorgeous quilt to snuggle under!!

Christine said...

They are both so lovely...but I'm leaning toward the mint....but the sweet is just so sweet...tough choice.

Willa said...

I think "sweet"
But it is a hard choice!

Susie Johnson said...

Wow, beautiful!!! "Sweet" for me~

Kirsten said...

Beautiful fabrics - I love the Mint colourway!

Dayjilly said...

It's terrible having to choose, but I guess I'd go for Mint.

Heather said...

I'm a sucker for florals!

Jenelle said...

They are both beautiful and lush. I might like mint just a tad bit better though. :) Thanks for the chance!

Leila said...

What a beautiful line of fabric! I love the Mint, but both are beautiful! Thanks!

Caren D said...

I like them both but the mint edges out in front for me because I LOVE the cornflower shade of blue in a couple of them....I'm keeping my fingers crossed !

Haru said...

They are both really nice, but I think I like Mint Floressence better.

Barb and Sharon said...

I prefer the Mint collection!
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Karen M said...

This is a terrible choice to have to make. Gun to my head...I'd have to choose the sweet collection. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful fabric.

Sam I Am...... said...

I don't always enter contests but I love this collection. For some reason I am into English florals or maybe I always was and just didn't realize it. I like the big blue rose floral but both collections are gorgeous. I don't think there is anything I couldn't do with these fabrics! YUM!

Serenap95 said...

I absolutely love the Mint Floressence Fat Quarter Bundle
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Martina said...

I love the mint Floressence very much! Thanks for the chance!

Rachelle said...

I love both of them, but Mint is slightly nicer

Jo Robertson jorobexeter(at)gmail(dot)com said...

It's a tough one but I think I prefer the Mint Flouressence
thanks for the giveaway

Joy said...

just so lovely, would be happy with either, but if I have to choose, I think it would have to be mint.

Rosa said...

Gorgeous.I love Mint Floressence

MissMary said...

Love both but it's Sweet for me!

Marcia W. said...

mint
gorgeous fabrics

Alyssa said...

I love the mint!

Lisa E said...

I had to really think about this, but I choose Sweet Floressence. I wish I were in Houston!

Mimi said...

Oh My! Both are equally yummy... and if I had to choose, it would be Mint! Thanks!

blondie19012k said...

I prefer sweet, so pretty :)

Judy said...

They are both beautiful. Mint Floressence is my favorite. Thanks for the chance.

Crystal said...

I love the sweet collection!

Erin said...

I love them both, but if I had to choose, I would say the Sweet would be my favorite!
Thank you!
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Lisa in Port Hope said...

Thanks, I enjoyed the interview! I think I would go with "State Fair" as a classic movie to go with this line...Sweet Floressence is my favorite. Thanks.

Audrey said...

I would say that Sweet is my favorite of the two :)
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Anonymous said...

I love the Mint Floressence bundle. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Johanna said...

Love the mint!

Jamie Lee said...

I'm going with "sweet" but they are both beautiful!

Ella said...

They are both amazing, but I think I have to go with Mint!

JustPam said...

I enjoyed the interview and love the fabric. Cottage gardens are my favorite. I like the mint best.

pizzaeater said...

I would be happy with either collection.

Julie said...

What a beautiful collection - sweet is my favourite. Thanks for the chance.

Carla G said...

What fabulous fabric! I like them both... But I'd choose the Mint. :)

needle and nest said...

I love them both! But if I had to choose, I'd go with the sweet. Thanks for the chance to win!

Beth said...

great interview! I like the Mint colorway.

Unknown said...

I love the mint collection.
Deborah

Anonymous said...

I love the Mint!Thanks for the chance

Virginia said...

I love the Mint!Thanks for the chance

Books_Bound said...

I like the sweet colorway! What an interesting line--it seems like a real mish-mash of styles, but somehow, it works! I'm amazed at people who can come up with that stuff.

Digital Grrl said...

Both are pretty. I prefer the Mint.

MC said...

Gotta go for the pinks, they are scrumptious.

jmniffer said...

I would love either/both of these lines...if I have to choose, I like the Sweet! Thanks for the chance.

freakadoodles said...

I love this line! Mint is my favorite.

Becky S. said...

So pretty!!! I think the Mint bundle is my favorite.
Thanks for the chance to win.

BizzyMom said...

Ohhhh Sweeeet.. Sweeeeeeet Floressence! :) So beautiful.

Emily C said...

SO Beautiful! I love the Mint.

Mims said...

They are both lovely, but if I had to choose I think it would be mint.

Barbara said...

I'm a pink lover.

Anonymous said...

Lovely colours. I like mint more. Annaleena

Ineke Platvoet said...

The colourways are both wonderful, but I like the "pink"one best.

wolfgirl_28 said...

my favourite would be the Mint one :)
Thanks for the chance to win!

3girls said...

Just Beautiful

Jodie said...

Ahhh, I love this collection. Love them all. I guess I would have to go with mint.

annemarie said...

Love the pinks but both are wonderful.

Beth said...

Mint please!!!

legato1958 said...

Really love Mint Floressence

Susie
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Béa said...

Both are wonderful, I will choose Mint. Thanks for the chance.

Maria said...

There are both beautiful and this is a hard choice! Can I pick both? LOL
Well since I can't I'm going with
Sweet Floressence!
thanks for another great give away!

Lis said...

That is almost to hard to choose but I'm a hot pink kinda girl so I go with Sweet Floressence!
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giddy99 said...

Both are gorgeous! My favorite is Sweet Floressence. :)

JoyceLM said...

Both colorways are gorgeous - but the Mint Floressence really calls to me. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Love them both, but if I must pick one, I will go with the mint. jillfroelich@yahoo.com

Sew Simple Life said...

I loooove the blues!!! Soooo pretty

Margaret said...

It is hard to choose. They are both so yummy. I think the mint would be my first choice if I have to choose.

free indeed said...

Going with the mint colorway....so fresh you can almost smell it! :)

Marianne said...

I'd go with the Mint Color-way! Such beautiful fabric!

Nancy E. Mink said...

Oh, such a hard choice! I would say "Mint Florressence" for me, though. Both are gorgeous!

sophieandmomma said...

Mint Floressence Fat Quarter Bundle!
Both are just gorgeous lol so it was super hard to choose!

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amidthismoment said...

Sweet florescence is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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VickiT said...

They are both just beautiful, but I think I'd choose Sweet Floressence if I won.

cherio1 said...

Definitely the Mint Floressence!

Elsa said...

Oh, such a hard choice between the 2. I'd have to say Mint Floressence is my favorite but only by inches!
Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Both look great!
I would pick Sweet :)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Both colorways are so pretty! I guess if I could only choose one of them though, I would select the Mint bundle.

CarolCat said...

Boy, this is tough. I love them both! But, I'm going with Mint Floressence. Thanks!

Abbigail said...

Oh the mint Floressence is wonderful! I'd love to win this!
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