Succulents is HERE! And I couldn’t be happier. Can you tell?

Photograph by Eric Lubrick

Image by Eric Lubrick of

I’m pretty sure the squealing, yelling, and general bursts of crying joy have been a bit much. I apologize if it’s gotten out of hand.  I just can’t stop.  I continue to try to encapsulate the absolute magnitude of my awe but, I fear I haven’t quite captured it yet. Seriously, being asked to be a Windham Fabrics designer is one of the most thrilling things that has ever happened to me.  It’s like getting picked to work with your best friends on a major project, you pick the theme (SUCCULENTS), and you play.  Oh wait, this idea seems to carry me through my life everyday as I interact with this community of creative professionals in Indianapolis and beyond.  Each day is filled with people I deeply love and enjoy being around and I often say in wonderment “is this my life?”  I’m so honored and happy to be doing the work that I am.  There is a full circle of happiness that surrounds me and it’s a great place to be.  We definitely welcome you in to that circle of happiness at Crimson Tate whether it be in our physical space on Massachusetts Ave in Downtown Indianapolis or whether it be on the interwebs as the place where you connect with us, we’re glad you’re here.


Image by Eric Lubrick of

To kick off a major celebration of Succulents, my debut collection for Windham Fabrics, we will be traversing the interwebs, peeking in on those creative professionals and seeing how they have used and interpreted the fabric.  From Eric Lubrick  (who is the bad ass photographer that took all of the photos in the Windham look book) to peeping inside the brain of world renowned quilter Karen McTavish (who my grandma loves) we’ll be traveling around this cool community gathering inspiration.  Here’s the rockstar line-up:

March 15: Heather Givans (me!) of Crimson Tate ::

March 16: Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography ::

March 17: Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts ::

March 18: Lindsay Lefevere of ellesquare ::

March 19: Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio ::

March 20: David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate ::

March 21: Meghan Eschbaugh of Calvin and Carolyn ::

March 22: Brooke Starnes ::

March 23: Matthew Wheeler of Kapa Quilts ::

March 24: Samantha Howard of Bobaloo Kids ::

March 25: Amy Garro of 13 spools ::

March 26: Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts ::

March 27: Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio ::

March 28: Heather Givans (me!) of Crimson Tate ::

Thanks for getting out the word to all of the succulent lovers in your life!  I think you and they will enjoy the next two weeks of Succulent joy!  Windham Fabrics is giving away fourteen fat quarter bundles during this hop!  So follow along, let us know what moves and inspires you.  The next two weeks are gonna be amazing.



43 thoughts on “Succulents is HERE! And I couldn’t be happier. Can you tell?

  1. Janet T says:

    Who would have thought that succulents would translate to such nice fabric! I have always associated the word succulent with prickly cactus, but never again.

  2. diane beavers says:

    Heather, I’ve gotta have this greenhouse collection in my home……it’s so refreshing, so beautiful.
    It’s cool that life is full circle for you. Can it get any better, indeed!
    Thank you for this awesome blog hop, I’m truly inspired and up early reading and ooo-ing over every project and post

  3. Janie says:

    The photos taken of your fabric line, along with the quilts are simply stunning. Thank you for the inspiration and the giveaway.

  4. Pam C says:

    I have seen some of the projects made with this fabric-what a fun collection. Everything I have seen is beautiful so far.

  5. Jessie says:

    Have really enjoyed seeing what everyone is doing with the fabrics, it’s so inspiring! Thank you for sharing with us😄

  6. Stacey (hushrules) says:

    So nice to meet you and David at Quiltcon, Heather. I got so many good hugs it was amazing. I am responsible for Matt finding your fabric. I brought it back home after Day 1 of Quiltcon and was petting it so much that he had to go and buy some too. He also surprised me with the yardage that I was petting. Such a good friend. I am going to make my next little bag with your selvedges because I love them so much. Loving this line so much “I love them all!!”

  7. Joanna Godfrey says:

    Heather, I love your new Succulents! Can’t wait to see your future lines. Santa and I enjoyed seeing you again at the Bloomington show. See you at the shop soon! Say hi to David for me!

  8. mudpiesandpins says:

    Congrats on a really beautiful collection. I’ve been seeing it pop up lots in my Bloglovin feed this week and I’ve enjoyed every glimpse of it. I’ll definitely be getting some in the very near future.

  9. Kelly Wilson says:

    After such a long winter it is nice to play with fabrics that remind one of spring! Thanks for sharing notwendy gmail

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