Introducing Sparkle!

Note:  This giveaway is now closed. The lucky winners (by random number) are Ruth B who liked the red/blue/green snowflakes on white and Alicia Key, who like the stripes!  Congratulations, ladies!  Please send me your emails.  For more a chance to win The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book, follow along with the blog hop November 2nd – 12th!

Hi everyone!

I just returned from a very wet Market (record rains in Houston) where I shared the Contempo portion of the Benartex booth with my good friend Cherry Guidry.  

Contempo Fall 2015 Market Booth
Contempo Fall Market Booth 2015 – Cherry’s designs are on the left, mine are on the right around the tree. Sarah Vedeler’s fabric is in the front on the left and Michele D’Amore’s is on the right.

Despite the weather, we had a lovely time and really enjoyed catching up with all the creative people at Market.  This Market was pretty exciting for me because I had three new books debuting with C&T Publishing, as well as the BERNINA panel, new patterns and embroidery collections, and a fabric line with Benartex!

Today I wanted to introduce, Sparkle, my newest line for Benartex.  It is called Sparkle and is a crisp and bright holiday line.

The original prints that inspired the Sparkle collection – the light tossed snowflakes and the wreaths. I think the red wreath might be my favorite print in the collection right now – but I like the softness of the blue wreath too!
These ornament prints were developed later on in the process, but they also function as feature prints. And I found while sewing it was quite nice to have the darker shade of blue with which to work.
These are the supporting prints that gave “Sparkle” its name. They are fun to play with, vivid, and make FANTASTIC binding!
… and here are the coordinates. They are great for appliqué or to contrast with the feature prints. Note there are three swirly leaf prints and three petal prints – the third being barely visible as the white background white light blue line work. I always think it is so useful to have low volume prints.
And last but not least a fun stripe print. It makes a great binding too!

There are four new patterns for the Sparkle collection and they should be available in about three weeks.  I’ll talk more about them then, but here is a sneak peek…

All Sparkle patterns

There is also a panel print for the Sparkle collection.  (I designed two complimentary patterns to work with this panel, but I’ll save them to show another day.)


OESD has already digitized embroidery for Sparkle.  It is available now so you can ask your local shop to order it.  Writing a complimentary pattern to make these gift bags is on my to-do list this weekend.

Sparkle gift bags
More Sparkle Embroidery
Sparkle “redwork”

I’ve already talked about the Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book and Quilted Celebrations, but my coloring book for C&T, Modern Elegance, arrived on my doorstep while I was at Market, so all three books are now in my shop.


Is anyone (but my mom) still with me?  If you are it is time for the giveaway!  Benartex gave me a stack of 10” squares and a stack of 5” squares to give to you guys and I’m throwing in Modern Elegance too.  We’ll have two winners – one wins the 10” squares and one the 5” and both win coloring books.  To enter leave a comment telling me what Sparkle print you like best and please leave your contact info.  One entry per person please.  The deadline will be this Monday, which is actually the kickoff for my Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book blog hop over at C&T.  (There will be giveaways of that book on different blogs for two weeks.)


I really hope you like Sparkle!  Have a lovely weekend!


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88 thoughts on “Introducing Sparkle!

  1. I love all your collections and this one is no different. I love the blue wreath fabric! Thanks for chance to win. True2beeme at

    1. I love all of the Sparkle fabrics — but the panel is the one I want to buy first!

  2. Love the snowflakes and wreaths! Love all of your designs! Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. The whole collections is just lovely but, I also, love the blue wreath.

  3. It’s almost impossible to choose a favorite, I want them all!! If I had to pick a favorite, though, it would be the wreath prints, but can’t pick a favorite of those, as I love them all! Thank you for the opportunity. My email is

  4. I like the blue wreaths but I really love the panel the best! So many options with that gorgeous panel. Congratulations on designing such beautiful fabrics.

  5. Love the snowflakes on white. Thank you for the chance to win. rmgsummers at yahoo dot com

  6. I love the embroidery designs but one of everything would also be even better Lol.

  7. I really like that wreath fabric in the blue! Also, the darker blue ornament fabric is lovely. I am a blue girl. Get a little weary of all the red and green at holiday time : ) Thanks for a great giveaway!

  8. I like the blue wreaths and the red ornaments. This collection is beautiful!

  9. Oh boy!! How can I choose obe from them all??? I ❤️ Them all !!! Dont make me choose just one. Pls let me win!!! I have most if your patterns except the newest ones.

    Anita Kroll

    1. Geesh my typing is bad! Excuse all the spelling/typing errors.

  10. I love them all! But if I had to pick one, it would be the white snowflake print. Thank you for the opportunity to win 🙂

  11. My favorite is the white snowflakes. They are all beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win.

  12. Hi Love Sparkle ! Love the snowflakes and wreaths ! Thank You for sharing !

  13. I really like the ornament fabric. Already creating some projects in my mind using and this material.

  14. I love the blue “Sparkle” print but I love ALL the colors!!! I love the way you put your colors together!

  15. I like the blue petal print. Really cute!

  16. Looove them ALL!!!! So hard to choose only one!!! Love the Wreaths on light blue! (they are all my Faves tho…the Swirls & stripes & on & on! giggle)

  17. They all look great, especially the panel. But, the gray and red sparkle is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. I love sparkle, especially the stripe fabrics and the embroidery!!! What an exciting market you had!!!

  19. My fav is the red/blue/green snowflakes on white! Congrats on this beautiful collection Amanda! By the way I already bought your free-motion quilting book and it is awesome! Can’t wait to dive in and make the table runner. I highly recommend this book!

  20. I like the low volume petal print. I’m collecting low volume prints these day, too.

  21. I love your fabrics, and especially love the striped red one as I am rather partial to using a striped fabric for binding my quilts.

  22. Wow! You have been busy! I like the blue wreath but they are all lovely!

  23. Love the snowflake with the polka dots.

  24. Your designs are like a breath of fresh holiday air, Amanda ! I love them ALL but to pick one, it would have to be the blue wreaths. Congrats on the new books & thanks for the giveaway !

  25. I love your fabric collections, especially the Christmas fabrics. Oh, don’t forget the snowflakes. Love, love, love them! Can’t wait until this fabric is available at my LQS. I just have to have it! Would love to win the giveaway. I’d love to be a winner. Good luck with your new collections!

  26. The red wreaths are my favorites, although it wasn’t an easy choice–this is such a pretty line!

    By the way, Amanda, I’m not sure if it was an over-eager computer auto-correcting for you, but the first sentence says you were in the “Contempt” portion of the Benartex booth; I’m guessing you were in the Contempo area. 😉

  27. Love the collection! Favorite might be the green coordinates. But ask me again in a week……

  28. Pretty fabrics! I live the white one in the very first photo.

  29. What a great new collection! A hard choice but I think my favourite is the turquoise baubles, love the depth of colour on this one!

  30. Beautiful colors as always! I love the stripes and the Petal pattern.

  31. My favorite are the ones that look like snowflakes, strings and dots/snow. I can see lots of uses for those! Pretty fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Congratulations on the new fabric line. It’s beautiful! My favorite is the two tossed snowflakes and then the red with the wreaths. It is pretty impressive to have the Sparkle embroidery ready to coordinate. Nice work!

  33. I love this fabric line, especially the snowflakes on white. Beautiful!

  34. This entire line is fabulous, such wonderful colors. My favorite(s) are the snowflakes and wreaths. Thanks so much for having the giveaway!

  35. Like the colors and look forward to the machine embroidery designs to go with the fabric line.

  36. Your collection is wonderful. I am especially fond of the panels for a memorable Christmas quilt and must make the grandkids pillowcases with “sparkle”

  37. Fabulous collection! I love the snowflakes on the white background!

  38. Another gorgeous collection! I love love love the low volume petals – it’s so versatile! And the embroidery is beautiful too!

  39. Sparkle is a gorgeous collection! The print that really grabs me today is SPARKLE POM POM GREY with its unique design and lovely colors.

  40. Oh my, BEAUTIFUL FABRIC. I love the snow flakes. They just sparkle. Can’t wait to see your new book.

  41. Your new line of fabrics is so pretty! If I have to choose my favorite, I choose the sweet wreath fabric.

  42. I love love the embroidery designs. They will help make special Christmas gifts for family and friends.

  43. The ornament fabrics are really pretty!

  44. I think the white snowflake print is my favourite – just crisp and clean and wintry.

  45. Only your mother reading……haha!

    I like the red stripe, though I hate choosing. Great new line. Congrats!

  46. All the colors of SPARKLE with the dots. All sew fabulous!! Love that there is an embroidery collection!
    Thanks for sharing.

  47. Wow, Sparkle is amazing. I love the snowflakes and the ornaments. The quilt made with these fabrics is lovely.

  48. I’m drawn to the supporting prints. Always been a fan of the ‘asterisk’ motif in any form. Especially enjoy the colors.

  49. I can’t pick a favorite as they are ALL gorgeous! Thanks for a chance to win?

  50. The swirly leaves are my favorite!!!!
    The booth looked great!!!!
    Suppose to be lots of rain again this weekend… has been raining here in Central Texas all morning already:( We do need it though!

  51. Why why why do we have to pick just one?? They are all so gorgeous and sophisticated. But since I always play by the rules, I will pick the red wreaths. Wishing you much success on this stunning new line of fabric. CONGRATS Amanda on Sparkle!!!

  52. Love the wreaths and the snowflakes , it was hard to make a choice though, the decorations were cute too. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  53. I love the Swirly Leaves the most; I can see them on more than just Christmas projects. Great collection!

  54. It’s gorgeous! I think the blue ornaments are actually my favorite. ?

  55. Wow! Love the new line! I am especially happy that the snowflakes have 6 points. My husband studies ice for a living and he always gives me a hard time if I find fabric with 8-pointed snowflakes! I think the white with the multi-colored snowflakes is may favorite! Another winner!!!
    love, Cindy Alley
    State COllege, PA

  56. I love the blue wreaths and the snowflakes on white. The whole collection is quite beautiful and it really is impossible to pick a favorite.

  57. I’m in love with the tossed snowflakes with the white background. I see bunting for the sideboard and napkins to match!

  58. Your Sparkle snowflake collection is beautiful – what a fantastic quilt this would make. Thank you for the great giveaway…………

  59. Why to hard to pick I love all your Sparkle fabric.

  60. They are all beautiful (as usual), but I love the snowflakes (Red wreaths are a very close second 🙂 )

  61. I really like the white with the snowflakes, but I’m all about blenders. Your coordinates are stunning.

  62. What a beautiful line of fabrics. I love all the prints and colors, but surprisingly (to me) I like the white with the snowflakes on it. It looks so….snowy! 🙂

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  63. I love the red with green wreathes. It would make great gifts.

  64. Amanda, as always all of the fabrics in this line are beautiful, but I am drawn to the panel as it contains
    a little of each designs. Way to go Amanda! Thank you for such wonderful work.
    My email is

  65. Snowflakes and wreaths of course.

  66. Love them all, especially the panel.

  67. I’m absolutely in LOVE with your stripe prints! Wonderful!! But the sparkle print is pretty fun also! 🙂 And I’m going to have to find your coloring book: my 22 yr old daughter has been sick the last 4 years and has spent alot of time in bed, and the new coloring books give her something to do without exerting too much of the little energy that she has. Thanks for the great creations!! Hugs, H

  68. I love the “sparkle” ones. The snowflake/asterisk print!

  69. Love Love Love Sparkle! The wreaths and the swirly prints are my favorites. I am obsessed with Christmas fabric and your colors and prints are perfect

  70. My favorite is the stripe print – both colors! I’m just sick that I missed so much at Market. We left at noon on Sunday…next time I’ll plan to stay the extra day. We just got Carina in and are starting our Heart’s Delight BOM very soon!

  71. Oh my gosh, they are all so pretty and I’d have to say that the snowflakes and wreaths are on the top of my favourites list!!!

  72. Love Love all of choices but the snowflakes and wreaths are so special and WOW to the embroidery choices, as well!! Great new line!

  73. The fabric line is great. I like the tossed snowflakes on white the best. Very cheery for Christmas.

  74. Sparkle Pom Pom Medium Turq. LOVE IT.

  75. What a great collection, congratulations! I love the panel print, but also love the embroidery opportunety.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  76. The fabrics are all lovely and will have a place in my collection! What is the release date? Can’t wait to get the fabrics and the coordinating OESD designs!!
    This minute my favorite is the red with the wreaths. But in five minutes it will probably be the blue with the wreaths 🙂

  77. I love the line~and especially the snowflakes!

  78. I love your fabric collections and the embroidered designs. I enrolled in two of your Craftsy classes and just ordered two of your books off Amazon.

  79. I love, love,love the red wreath fabric. Absolutely beautiful!

  80. I really love the light blue wreath fabric.

  81. I love them all but especially the fun coordinates that would make a great binding! Thanks for a chance to win!

  82. Love the blue snowflakes and wreaths.

  83. I think the Sparkle line is absolutely beautiful! I like them all but my favorite is the white with snowflakes, I love how crisp and bright it is.
    Would love to win the fabric and the coloring book!!!!

  84. The swirly leaf coordinating prints just holler “Amanda Murphy!” To me. Sweet and girly and perfect with the small touches of contrasting color.

  85. Sometime decision making become difficult in certain scenario and you need some research and facts to second your decision. This research actually seconds my part.

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