About Fabric

Alison | April 12th, 2012

I’m designing it, fabric.  A huge dream, taking the form of reality, and a long overdue update from the previous post. Five months late-ish, but on time with who I am.  Lots has happened, really lots.  Thanksgiving, snow, Holidays, lack of snow, Jack turned eight, Anna turned ten (not sure how that happened), Chris accepted a professor position at ODU, defended his dissertation, and is just weeks away from graduating, it’s a big deal.  Oh, and we’re moving, our house (which I love) is officially for sale.  I’m finishing up local design projects with clients here, transitioning the business from one state to another, and shifting the focus to surface, product, and pattern design.

And about the fabric.  I signed a licensing contract with Andover Fabrics in December.  I’m thrilled.  Deeply thrilled. My first line, Lucky Penny, is somewhere in the production process, and will be available for purchase in the next few months, maybe summer, maybe fall.  Unreal.  A second line is turned in, with more colorful designs in the works.

So fun.  More to come.

32 Responses to “About Fabric”

  1. Stacy says:

    What a joy it is to see this ALL happening! I cannot wait to have Lucky Penny in my house.

  2. Alison says:

    Thank you Stacy, for your support!

  3. mjb says:

    ODU as in Old Dominion? Then you’ll be in my area! I love these colors and can’t wait to see the rest of the prints you’ve designed.

  4. Alison says:

    Hi Meagan – Yes, Old Dominion! We plan to move this summer. Hopefully we can meet in person soon!

  5. Tsh says:

    Seriously can’t wait to get my hands on some of that fabric. So excited for you, friend!

  6. Alison says:

    Thanks so much Tsh! I’ll definitely be sending some your way!

  7. Julie Kouri says:

    How fun is that! I would love to see it soon. Love fabrics. buy it, store it. Make pillows out of it, hang it all walls. excited for you!

  8. Alison says:

    Thanks Julie! More images soon!

  9. jmbmommy says:

    Yahoo for you! I have been thinking about you a LOT. I was wondering when your wonderful news was going to come out… now I can say that I knew you “when”. I am so happy and proud of you. Wishing you a wonderful transition to your new reality… If you need any samples sewn– I have my needles threaded and my bobbins full! Now I can ask you for advice! You have been such a help to me the past 6 months– thanks and congrats! (can you believe it has been a year since Lizzy’s class?) :)

  10. Anastasia Kimbouris says:

    Wow!!! Gorgeous colors!!
    Beautiful Alison, congratulations!!

  11. Amanda Worrell says:

    Beautiful fabric – can’t wait to see it in person.
    And how can it be that Anna is 10 and Jack is 8???

  12. Meena says:

    This is awesome, Ali!! You’re an encouragement to me! I want some of that fabric in my apartment asap. <3

  13. Alison says:

    Thank you Sia!

  14. Alison says:

    Hi Amanda! Thank you, and I can hardly believe the kids are 10 and 8! Anna is only about half a foot away from being taller than me! Please say hello to your family from us.

  15. Alison says:

    Meena – Thanks so much! That baby of yours is darling! Glad things are going so well with him.

  16. Alison says:

    Thank you Jessica. You are so nice and encouraging. I’m so glad that we met, and it is weird that it has been a year… It seems longer than that for some reason, but it also seems like we were just in Portland. Time doesn’t always make sense to me. I wish we lived closer so we could get together and sew and talk!

  17. Well I missed the big blog reveal. By kind of a long time. (hanging my head in shame!) I cannot wait for this line to come out! Hurry up, Andover! Lucky Penny is such a sweet name for the line.

  18. Sheila says:

    How exciting!! This is a long-time, “someday” dream of mine, too, so I can just imagine how thrilled you must be! The colours in those strike-offs are gorgeous, and I can’t wait to see more. :)

  19. Change can be a good thing:) It was great to meet you at Market! I enjoyed our talk at the MQG Meetup, and look forward to seeing your new collection.

  20. Alison says:

    Meredith! Hi! No head hanging! I’m getting closer to being ready to talk about projects…. Let’s email sometime about it. Or call, if that’s easier!

  21. Alison says:

    Sheila – Thank you for your nice words! Good luck with moving forward with your dreams!

  22. Alison says:

    Caitlin – It was so nice to meet you too! Thanks for visiting the blog, and let me know if there is anything I can do to be helpful to you.

  23. Kristin says:

    Ali, this fabric is gorgeous. Definitely want some in my apartment too. Congratulations on your business!

  24. Alison says:

    Hi Kristin! How nice to hear from you. Thank you. Congratulations on that darling baby of yours! So excited for you.

  25. Shelly says:

    Hi Alison,
    Wow! The fabric is beautiful! We have a mutual friend (Violet C) and she said I must see your goods and she was right…love this line!!

  26. Alison says:

    Hi Shelly – Thank you! I am a fan of your patterns, so that means an extra lot! Violet is sweet to mention it. I’ll be following your latest news on twitter!

  27. Mama Spark says:

    HI Alison! I actually stumbled upon your fabric in the coming soon Section of Hawthorne Threads. I am head over heels in love with the bike path print!!! I can not wait to get this fabric in my hands!!! Great to see another fabulous new fabric designer!! Pam xo

  28. Alison says:

    Hi Pam – Thank you! It’s getting closer, and I am excited too! Nice to meet you, and thanks again for your nice comment! Alison

  29. Carrie says:

    Love the fabrics! Need to find them so I can buy them. :o )

  30. Jody says:

    Good for you! So happy and excited – cannot wait to try out your line. It’s a dream come true, yes? One day I would like to design my own as well.
    GOOD LUCK!

  31. [...] Here I am using a section of Bike Path by Alison Glass’ fabric line named Lucky Penny. [...]

  32. […] Here I am using a section of Bike Path by Alison Glass’ fabric line named Lucky Penny. […]

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