Friday, August 22, 2014

A Little "Sweetwater"

Earlier this week I had the 
opportunity to attend a fun 
presentation by one of the Moda dream team designers,

  Karla Eisenach of

Karla lives just 45 minutes from
Fort Collins, down the road and then head east
out into the prairie.  She and her two daughters
have the creative and challenging job
of designing 2-3 lines of fabric each year
along with patterns and other fun things that
so many of us enjoy making and using.

I met Karla a long time along when
she was starting her business under the 
name Farmyard Creations.

Look, I still have some of her first fabric line 
while she was designing for Clothworks.
 (maybe about 1990)

She's had an interesting journey from
making little things, designing scrapbook paper,
 to now working with
one of the most well known companies
 involved in the quilting industry.

 Sweetwater's colors are clear and modern.

She shared what's new  and what will
be coming our way in the near future.
Their newest line being shown to
shop owners now is Boat House.

Their patterns are super cute.

They love creating word fabric.
Here's Hometown.
They asked anyone who followed their blog 
to send in the name of their hometown so it could be 
included on the fabric.
I see my hometown.

 One of their newest projects
involves iron on labels,

Lots of fun projects with
cute, cute labels.

Maybe the next time
you're fabric shopping
you'll take a closer look 
at the fun and exciting fabric lines

Until Next Time-


  1. I had some of each of those Farmyard Creations fabrics. I wish she would do more like those.

  2. sounds like a really fun time - love the boat house quilt. I made a flag with sailing flag patterns about 24 years ago.

  3. Those fabrics are wonderful! My compliments to the lady.

  4. Sounds like a fun event! I like their fabrics very much - a friend of mine sews with them all the time - they just don't go real well with my repros :0) and I just gotta sew with what I love.

  5. How fun Kyle - Was this a guild meeting you attended? What a talented gal!

  6. LOL, I have those same original them!

  7. It sounds like a fun day! I will have to look for her fabrics. I really like the ones in that last photo!

  8. Thanks for that Kyle - I luuuurve Sweetwater fabrics and own (quite!) a few!! What a fun day!

  9. Great reasons to go fabric shopping!