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What You Can Do With Road Fabric

Road to California has a tradition of having fabric specially designed for their anniversary shows.

20th Anniversary Fabric

Alexander Henry Fabrics was commissioned to create the fabric used to help celebrate Road to California’s 20th Anniversary in 2015.

Road Fabric

Philip de Leon, designer with Alexander Henry Fabrics, said of the experience of creating the fabric, “We were flattered to be asked for this project. We were shooting high and wanted to make {Road to California} happy. The end result is very ‘Road’ and very ‘Alexander Henry.’”

Road Fabric

The design process took two months. It began centered around the state flower of California, the poppy. It was also important that the fabric represented Road’s “community of quilters” in a graphic way.” Phillip and his sister, co-designer Nicole, got inspiration from graphic artist Alexander Girard who is known for his clean lines and iconic illustrated style. The result included symbols for the industry and for Road: a sewing machine, the Ontario Convention Center, quilt designs and tools.

25th Anniversary Fabric

Road to California’s 25th Anniversary Fabric featured snapshots of actual Road activities through the years. Featured on the fabric was Road’s logo and colors along with pictures of past teachers and vendors.

Road Fabric

Anniversary Fabric Seen Around Road 2020

Donna, from Reseda, California, has come to Road for 15 years. She likes finding items for quilting and clothes. Road’s 20th Anniversary Fabric suited “my fancy.”

Road Fabric

At Party Time, Jean, from Fresno, California, was sporting a vest that her friend, Diane, made for her out of Road’s 20th Anniversary Fabric. They go to Party Time every year. “It’s fun and exciting.”

Debbie also wore her Road 20th Anniversary Fabric Shirt to Party Time.

Road Fabric Challenge

Road will soon be announcing the details for the 2021 Road to California Fabric Design Challenge. Create a quilt, garment or bag using over 50% of Road’s 25th Anniversary Fabric and enter to win great cash prizes!!

Didn’t get any 25th Anniversary Fabric at Road 2020? Not to worry. We will soon have it available for purchase on our website. Or you can win some Anniversary fabric in the Giveaway we will be sponsoring beginning Monday, March 30 and running through Friday, April 3rd. See our Facebook Page for details and the place to enter starting March 31st.      

2 Responses to “What You Can Do With Road Fabric”

  1. Patty Taylor says:

    I need to purchase 3 yards of your 25th Ann. Fabric for the Challenge.

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