Spoonflower Fabric8 Contest Winner Signs with Moda Fabrics

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Robin Pickens was awarded the title of 2015 Fabric8 Contest Winner, an annual surface design contest hosted by Spoonflower. Pickens was offered a licensing deal with Moda Fabrics for her winning “Romance Poppies” collection, which will soon be available in several colorways and sold in fabric and quilt stores worldwide.

Robin Pickens Spoonflower Fabric8 Winner

Robin Pickens is the winner of Spoonflower's 2015 Fabric8 Design Contest

“I am so thrilled to work with Moda. This is one of my dreams. Spoonflower has been a wonderful journey and experience for me. I am so thankful that it exists.” said Pickens, 2015 Fabric8 Design Challenge winner.

On Oct. 15, Robin Pickens was awarded the title of 2015 Fabric8 Contest Winner, an annual surface design contest hosted by Spoonflower. Pickens was offered a licensing deal with Moda Fabrics for her winning “Romance Poppies” collection, which will soon be available in several colorways and sold in fabric and quilt stores worldwide.

“I am so thrilled to work with Moda. This is one of my dreams. Spoonflower has been a wonderful journey and experience for me. I am so thankful that it exists.” said Pickens, 2015 Fabric8 Design Challenge winner.

Since 2011, Spoonflower leveraged the popularity of their weekly Design Challenges to provide designers with the opportunity to produce a collection with a large fabric house, an exciting step in the career of any textile designer. With partners ranging from Michael Miller to Robert Kaufman, and this year's partner, Moda Fabrics, the three-round contest selects eight finalists who complete a collection of coordinating designs for their original entry. This year’s theme was “botanical sketchbook.”

“It's been a joy to see all of the different interpretations of one theme,” said Cheryl Freydberg, Vice President of Design at Moda Fabrics.

The nearly 800 entries to this year’s Fabric8 contest were narrowed down by popular vote to just eight finalists who were each interviewed and featured on Spoonflower’s blog and on the Fabric8 website.

Two of the other Fabric8 finalists were also contacted by fabric companies for the opportunity to license their designs.

About Spoonflower: Spoonflower is a website that allows anyone to upload their own designs to print on fabric, wallpaper, or gift wrap. The company has been featured on thousands of DIY blogs and in publications as diverse as Martha Stewart Living, BUST Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Making things with Spoonflower is also the subject of a new title from Abrams Books titled “The Spoonflower Handbook: A DIY Guide to Designing Fabric, Wallpaper & Gift Wrap with 30+ Projects.”

About Moda Fabrics: United Notions, Moda Fabrics, and Moda Home is a multi-line fabric, notions, and finished product manufacturer and distributor serving the quilting and fabric industry since 1975. They strive to bring you the latest and greatest in a wide range of fabrics, notions, patterns, books, quilting supplies, and home products. Moda currently has independent designers as well as an in-house design staff bringing you some of the hottest new lines of fabrics available. For more information, please visit: http://www.unitednotions.com.

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