A new Fabric Line!

When I first started publishing my quilting books, I never imagined having my own fabric line.
And now here we are, 36 years later, and I have designed 10 fabric lines with another line coming out soon! Benartex, Inc. and I collaborated to design “Anniversary Florals” in 1998. This fabric line was showcased in “Grandmother’s Garden Quilt” book.

With the overwhelming success of this line, Rainbow Florals was introduced in 2001. I designed 6 color ways consisting of large-scale prints, floral strips, checks, and tone on tone prints.

A third line of fabric, Yours Truly, Eleanor Burns and Yours Truly Holiday debuted in May, 2003.


Since then, I have designed 5 additional fabric collections for Benartex including Magic Vine, Victory Garden, True Blue and Perennials, Perennials II, Perennials Wide, Ellie Ann and now a new line that is going to be named Zoey Christine.

I have seen so many beautiful projects and quilts made with my fabric lines throughout the years, I am very happy to see that you all enjoy my designs.

Benartex is going to give my Ellie Ann line a “make-over”, giving me a chance to add a little zest to my new fabric line.
Want to hear a funny story?

My Ellie Ann fabric line is named after my oldest granddaughter, Eleanor Ann, one of Grant’s daughters. When I was brainstorming about what I would name my new fabric line, Orion pipes in and says ” Zoey Christine! We will name the new fabric line Zoey Christine!”
Zoey Christine is my youngest granddaughter, one of Orion’s daughters.
I couldn’t be anymore happier naming my new fabric line after another grandchild!

I am excited about my new fabric line coming out soon.I have a few saturated colors that will appeal to beginners as well as those advanced quilters who do a lot of fussy cuts.
And we all know how fun fussy cuts are!


Tags: , , ,

7 Responses to “A new Fabric Line!”

  1. Queenie says:

    It is a beautiful fabric line and to have it in 3 more color ways is wonderful! Congratulations!
    Have a great day.
    Always Queenie

  2. Charlotte says:

    I absolutely love these new fabrics. Eleanor, I was aware you had your own fabric. Lines. I am looking forward to purchasing them and putting them into quilts. Thanks you for all you do.

  3. Jean Kester says:

    Love the colors and love the fact you have named the collection after your granddaughter..

  4. The new fabric line is beautiful. Old with new mixed in. I love the vibrant colors. So cheerful.

  5. I love your new line. The fabric colors are so vibrant and cheerful. It reminds me of the floral fabric we used to see yrs. ago. I am looking forward to it coming out.

  6. Bri B says:

    My first quilt top was Quick Trip Around The World spring 2012 with a class I took. It remained unfinished until a friend needed a baby shower gift 2 weeks ago. At the moment my passion is making quilts for Veterans Service Dogs. I’ve made 5 so far in patriotic fabrics. Thinking my 6th is going to be another quick trip around the world. All of these are being donated to a training facility in Spokane Washington. I wanted to thank you for your videos on YouTube it was a great refresher as I misplaced the instructions during our move.


  7. Elizabeth says:

    Gorgeous! Can’t wait to get the purples! How great that they’re named after your granddaughters. 🙂