Friday, July 31, 2015

Looking for that special SPARK? or maybe a giveaway?

Then you're in the right place!! I'm really proud and happy to have a new partner here on Poppyprint: Canadian online shop Fabric Spark.  I met Daryl at Spring Quilt Market and was immediately drawn to her kind demeanour and mutual love of unique fabric substrates and prints.  We recently enjoyed an unexpected visit right here in Vancouver!  I wanted you all to know more about Daryl and her lovely shop, so asked her to share her philosophy and vision.



Fabric Spark started as Daryl Aitken’s passion project. She had nurtured a love of design and creative endeavors in her spare time as a sewist/knitter/crafter and in her career spanning over 30 years in advertising and marketing. For most of that time, making took a distant back seat to work, but finally last year after selling her small business, Daryl got to turn her attention back to her first love.


Fabric Spark was launched last January and reflects Daryl’s belief that good fabric design should spark your imagination and start the ideas flowing. “I like to look at a piece of fabric the way a sculptor looks at a hunk of marble… if it’s really great, I start thinking immediately about all of the things I’d like to make with it” That’s her buying filter for the shop – the fabric needs to inspire her, and in turn, hopefully inspire her customers....

Lotta Jansdotter Follie


..and it does! Daryl provides a personally inspired write-up for just about all of the collections in her shop and even makes a few suggestions about what she’d do with it: what’s the “spark” from the fabric?  

I love Daryl's May bundle - still available!

Fabric Spark also has a great selection of patterns and Wool and theGang yarn from the UK, and there are monthly subscriptions that deliver a specially-curated bundle of coordinating fat quarters to subscribers every month.  She is also kindly selling autographed copies of my book from her shop at a great price (yay!). 

rainwalk_stack_500

Often Daryl find unique limited run prints (I love her Japanese and double gauze finds!). Be sure to sign up for her newsletter at the bottom of her shop homepage so you don't miss out on these special fabrics. You can also keep up with shop happenings and specials on the blog, Facebook or Instagram. Fabric Spark is one of the few Canadian retailers with stock of Anna Graham's sublime Rainwalk (in organic quilting cottons and cotton canvas - pictured above). I may have just placed an order....

****GIVEAWAY BUNDLE****

Thanks for reading all about my newest partner. I hope you'll check out her shop and support a fellow fabric junkie. Daryl would like to share one of her custom bundles featuring some gorgeous classics (below) with one of my readers (that's YOU). All you have to do is leave one comment below for a chance. A random winner will be chosen Monday evening (Aug.3) after what I hope is a lovely long weekend. Please be sure your email is linked to your comment, or written into your comment - if I can't contact you, I'm afraid the random number robot will get to choose another winner.


This is my last birthday month giveaway. Good luck friends!

ETA:Comments are now closed, thanks for stopping by. Congratulations to Kristy of Hopefulthreads who is commenter #84. The RNG chose YOU!

112 comments:

PK Sews said...

Thanks for all the eye candy from Fabric Spark in this post! I love these sophisticated pints. Thanks for the great giveaway, and Happy Birthday again!

pennydog said...

Big fan of Fabric Spark already! The lovely Karen was actually going to hand deliver some fabrics to my Toronto hotel for me (before I got a residential address that would save her the trip)- so nice!!

Arita said...

Thanks for a chance to win a great giveaway.

Anita said...

I'm going to check out their fabrics. The fabric stack is really pretty, thank you for chance to win it.

paulette said...

You are going to turn me into a 'modern' quilter yet!! GORGEOUS fabrics!! I am off for a better look! Thanks for the link!
Paulette

Brenda said...

These look lovely! In Manitoba, we've renamed the long weekend as Terry Fox holiday, since Fox was born in Manitoba and lived here during his childhood.

Jowyn Jenson said...

A really nice choice bundle. Thanks for a chance at winning.
email: jowynj (at) blueyonder (dot) co (dot) uk

Rilene said...

So many pretty fabrics to covet! Thanks for the link!

Allison CB said...

Awesome fabrics!!! So gorgeous...almost a crime to cut into them! (but I think I could do it wink, wink!!)

Sandi said...

Thanks for introducing me to this online Canadian fabric shop. I recently placed an order with them and was delighted how quickly it came!

Thanks for a chance to win some fabric frame them. Welcome home from your recent birthday trip.

Carolyn Grill said...

I am always on the lookout for Japanese fabrics! Will check out Fabric Spark for sure :)

teresa said...

Thank you for the chance I sopt one of my favourite Anna Maria Horner fabrics there... Lovely!

Sharon T said...

Love the bundle! Thanks for chance to win.

Jenelle said...

I love the mix of fabrics in the giveaway bundle. The colors are perfect. Thanks for the chance to win!

Krista J said...

So pretty! Have a great long weekend! tita_kj (at) gmail (dot) com

New Mom Too said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. Have a wonderful long weekend.

Jen P said...

wellll, I think those yummy fabrics officially ended the latest self-imposed fabric buying ban! *fills up virtual carts*

Happy long weekend!

Kristin Gillis said...

What a great giveaway! Love the bundle up for grabs! Have a great long weekend :)
Kristinembleton@yahoo.ca

jellybean said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway us junkies need to stick together,
Have a great day.

Janie said...

I love Fabric Spark, I follow her on Facebook. I am glad you partnered up. I hope you had a great birthday.

Sheryl said...

What a fun bundle!

kmq said...

Love fabric spark! Thanks for the great giveaway! kimmcquaker@hotmail.com

Linda Big D said...

I love these fabrics, and already a fan of FabricSpark!

Deb B. said...

What a fun and bright bundle! Thanks for the giveaway!
dberkebile@roadrunner.com

Faye Gareau said...

What a pretty bundle! Thanks for the chance.

Little Ella Lu said...

Lovely fabric! I love the zoomed in image of the poppy you have at the top of your blog!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

that bundle is gorgeous!! Great Giveaway. Thanks!!

Karen said...

What pretty fabrics! I love the colors.
karenadd@gmail.com

Crickets Corner said...

I'm headed over to Fabric Spark as soon as I finish this comment. I see some fabrics in the bundle that I haven't seen before and to take a closer look.
Rina - edrin1932@gmail.com

Barb said...

Thanks for the head's up! Love FabricSpark fabrics. I will be placing an order soon. I signed up for the newsletter, Facebook and Instagram! Love that FabricSpark is Canadian! Thanks Krista.

Ursula Yeo said...

What a lovely set of fabrics. They would add a "spark" to any project. Thanks for a chance to win some. Ursula

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

I am looking forward to checking out Fabric Spark. I have not ordered from them yet, but always love to find new ways of getting great fabric brought right to my door!

determineddebby at gmail dot com

Peggy said...

What a gorgeous bundle. Would love to win, as I do a lot of sewing for charity.
Thanks.
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Gordon Cale said...

What a pretty group of fabrics!
Margaret

chrissie wunderlich said...

pick me! pick me!!!
thanks for the chance to win!
chrissiewunderlich at hotmail dot com

lindawwww said...

Thanks for introducing me to Fabric Spark and thanks for the awesome giveaway. Great fabrics in the bundle!

lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I love shopping at Fabric Spark, Daryl has an awesome selection and the customer service is great. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

M-R Charbonneau said...

I'm a big fan of Daryl's too! Thanks for the giveaway!

StanleyBeagle said...

mmm, fabric... so awesome

Brie said...

Besutiful bundle!

Pauline Perry said...

This fabric bundle is awesome - thanks for the chance to win some.
Pauline
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Kate Yates said...

Love those bundles, pretty combination! Thanks for the chance, Kateyates87@Gmail.com

Amorette said...

I really like tge range in this bundle, the patterns and the pink/coral ans yellow colors

Michele T said...

Fabric Spark is an awesome shop!!! Love this giveaway bundle too, thanks for the chance!!

SewDoUQuilt said...

Gorgeous fabrics...drool worthy for sure! jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

Susan M said...

Good to find another Canadian online fabric shop!

Debbie Rogowski said...

thanks for sharing a great new site to check out. I am particularly interested in the new quilt patterns and some bag patterns.

~Carla~ said...

Love FabricSpark! Gotta support our Canadian shops!! :) Crossing my fingers for this one!

Andrea York said...

Lovely bundle and always fun to check out new quilt shops~

Linda said...

Hi visited Fabric Spark-neat shop ! Thanks to You+Fabric Spark for sharing!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Kathy Erickson said...

Daryl has so many gorgeous fabrics in her shop and she has chosen quite an eye-catching bundle for one lucky person! Thank you for telling us about her shop!

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

I love Daryl's fabric selection offered at Fabric Spark and often refer fellow quilters and sewers to her shop.

Dawn said...

This is a beautiful bundle, thank you for the chance to win. I am a new subscriber via email, have a great day.
dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

Dody said...

Very pretty fabric! Thank you for the chance to win it.
Dmac5958@aol.com

quiltmania said...

Wow! Great give away. I'm on my way to check her out.

Jo-Snow said...

Thanks for sharing her on line store with us.
Quiltiejo@gmail.cim

Rebecca McAfee said...

Great shop and great giveaway! Thank you for both.
rebeccajmcafee@gmail.com

GranChris said...

Nice bundle of fabric. I really like these bundles at the shop.Jmikebalou(at)aol(dot)com

Julie V said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! Always like hearing of another Canadian retailer :)

Ali said...

That's a fun color combination for the bundle! Thank you for the giveaway, and I hope you enjoyed your whole month!

Claire Sutherland said...

What a gorgeous bundle. Thanks for the giveaway x
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Kay said...

There can never be enough wonderful fabric shops, it is always good to hear about a new one. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

Laura B said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck with the shop.

Patti said...

Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for a chance to win some!

Barb said...

Very pretty fabric bundles...thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I do like that she carries different prints from everyone else...and the pink and gold as shown is always a winner.

Growing Old Fast said...

What a perfect team the two of you. She has lovely fabrics and a good eye for great designs. Would love to play with some of her fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy sewing!!

dthompson said...

Always great fabric bundles at Fabric Spark! Thanks for the giveaway.

Will Cook for Shoes said...

Thanks for the giveaway. beautiful fabrics.

Gene Black said...

I love her idea for stocking the shop. I also love the red with what I see as a white bird on it in the prize fabric.

Kitty said...

I love that philosophy!! I mean, she's right--if the fabric doesn't spark inspiration, why have it? Thank you for chance :) kitty.wilkin at gmail

Candy said...

Lovely bundles. Thank you for the chance to win. Candy

Mags said...

Happy birthday month! I just received my order of double gauze from fabricspark. Love it! This bundle seems lovely as well.

Michele said...

Fabric Spark does have lovely bundles!

petoskystone said...

Those prints would make Grandchild #3's heart sing! Such a sweet collection .

Joy said...

What a great feature on Daryl's site: a Low Volume category. It's hard to find low volume fabrics on most sites.

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

DeborahGun said...

Ooo - I always love the bundles from Fabric Spark - what a great selection!

Lisa Marie said...

Fabric Spark looks great and I'm glad I saw Joy's comment about the low volume section -- really handy!

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous fabric and thanks for the introduction.

Lisa J. said...

That's an interesting colour combination in the bundle. Thanks for the opportunity to try out our luck.

Theglasdiva said...

Fabric Spark is one of my regular haunts. Thanks for the chance to at to my growing collection!

Sheri Ferraro said...

Thanks for the chance!!! What lovely bundle :)
Lilmunkeedesigns (at) gmail (dot) com

Gill said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Kristy said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for the giveaway fun! :)

The Matriarch said...

Fantastic to find another Canadian source for Quilting . . . Love Fabric Spark. Checking out your book!

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Unusual fabrics, such wonderful colours.
Thank you for the give away chance.
alcearosea31at gmail dot com

Linda Nelson said...

What fabulous color combinations!

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

MtnJudy said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Love the tones of the fabrics!!

Linda H said...

These are beautiful fabrics!

Anne said...

I have ordered from fabric spark a couple of times and met Daryl at a sewing festival last fall She is such a nice person and I love her taste in fabrics. What a great sponsor, I highly recommend her shop. Thanks for the chance to win fabric.

Kim White said...

Interesting patterns.

barbara woods said...

love her fabric, thanks for the giveaway

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win. Hope you had an awesome birthday month!

zaney said...

Happy birthday month from all of us! Thank you.

LethargicLass said...

love finding new stores :)

GO STARS! said...

July is my birthday month too. My birthday is the 29th and I turned double nickels this year. Love all the fabric bundles. Such eye candy!

Tara Sinkinson said...

Fabric Spark is definitely one of my favorite online vendors - I get Daryl's monthly bundle and have yet to be disappointed.

Deana said...

Gorgeous prize!! I love that bundle! The book looks fantastic too! fourlittlecupcakes at gmail dot com :)

Maureen W said...

Thank you for introducing Fabric Spark! It's always a wonderful thing to learn of new Canadian shops (on-line or otherwise)! And thank for a chance at the give-away.
Maureen W
mgw070 at rogers dot com

Patrick and Jenni said...

Fabric Spark has a lovely assortment of fabrics! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

trudys_person said...

Love Fabric Spark's selections - beautiful fabrics! Thank you Daryl and Krista!

Sandra said...

What a beautiful giveaway bundle! Thanks for the chance to win!

Katy M said...

What a gorgeous bundle - thanks for the giveaway and happy birthday month! x

Karla S said...

Lovely,,thanks for the chance! :)

Kim said...

Gorgeous fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win this bundle.

Diane Beavers said...

Fabric is like a recipe. Sometimes you add a pinch more of this color to make it pop or a little less on the solid color; instead a tone on tone to cool it down. Rainwalk Organic is fabulous. That spark translates into all of Anna Graham's patterns too. Thank you for sharing.

Kathleen C said...

What gorgeous colors and designs! I'd love to add new fabrics to my stash, fabrics that would add a modern touch to my older tonals. This is a lovely giveaway-thank you.

Tamie said...

Beautiful bundle. It was my birthday week!

Kathy Davis said...

Love the fabric bundles. The colors flow together so beautifully. Pick me and I will take good care of these fabrics. Thanks, Kathy
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Esther Dunn said...

Lovely!! Thanks for the chance to "Spark" up my stash!! g.dunn@shaw.ca

Vicki H said...

I love the giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Jacklynn Grimm said...

Gorgeous bundle of fabrics, thanks for the chance to win!