Shipments begin in January 2009



Sometimes inspiration is in your very own cupboard...
Between my love of food and worship of fabric, how could it be humanly possible that I didn't see the forest for the trees?

The truth is, I was most surprised myself with the sitting-right-in-front-of-me-no-brainer that became the basis for my latest fabric line. Because staring at me every day from my kitchen cabinets are stacks of my beloved hand-painted pottery collection from Poland. The busy, colorful, and lively stoneware that I've been picking up piece by delicious piece for years, became the inspiration for krakow, my newest line for Mark Lipinski's Home for Northcott.

Taking a cue from ancient and traditional patterns of Polish artisans and culture,
I updated the time-honored look with a color palette of scrumptious blues and greens, and added a line of the more customary and traditional Polish color combinations of red, black and white.

Named for the "cultural capitol" of Poland, krakow's florals, dots, and striped designs all grew out of the different elements I found glazed into the vintage stoneware. These designs have been both popular and collectible around the world for centuries, and for a good reason. Now, you have the chance to color your quilting world with these timeless and classic fabric designs washed with contemporary color and style.


Mark's Polish stoneware collection
Grant it, I have a Polish surname, but no one in my family ever collected this stuff. As a matter of fact, it wasn't until I discovered it, only about 7 or 8 years ago, that I even knew Polish stoneware existed at all. While most high end culinary shops carry a piece or two, I have found most of my collection through private estate sales, and, in rare cases, on online auction web sites. But you can bet that I always have my eyes peeled for pieces at yard sales and white elephant tables.

What I like most about this collectable is that because they are hand-painted and other hand-crafted, no two pieces are ever alike, especially in the older pieces. And, they mix-and-match perfectly.

However, like everything else, along with its popularity comes mass production, and the hand thrown pattery is becoming increasingly difficult to find. More and more, the modern factory pieces are absolutely uniform, and much less interesting. The painting and glazes, however, remain true to tradition.

As a quilter, I was immediately drawn to the intricate patterns, the rich, deep
color combos, and the traditional look of the Polish folk art stoneware.
I remember wishing that I could find fabric that I like as much. Well, be careful what you wish for...


Check it out!
Click here and I'll show you the goods!


Want FREE patterns?
Click here and you can get FREE patterns that feature my califon fabric.


Where can I buy krakow?
The shops listed below carry the full line of krakow. Your local shop not listed? Start hounding them til they carry krakow—tell 'em Mark sent you and he wants to know where they are hiding it!


 

 

 

 

United States


AK
The Quilt Tree
341 E. Benson Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 99503
907-561-4115
quilttree@gci.net

CA
Cozy Quilt'n
21810 Highway 18
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Attn: Sue
760-240-7778

Quilting in the Sierras
169 East Line Street
Bishop, CA 93514
760-872-4769
kay@quiltinginthesierras.com

The Quilt Shoppe
Online Quilt Retailer
Mailing address:
9630 Bruceville Road
Elk Grove, CA 95758
www.thequiltshoppe.net

Judy's Sewing Center
222 Mount Hermon Rd #G
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
(831) 440-1050
www.judyssewingcenter.com

Inspiration Quilt Shop
27350 Valley Center road
Valley Center, CA 92802
760-751-9400
inspirations@vcweb.org

CO
equilter.com
5455 Spine Road
Boulder, CO 80301
303-527-0856
equilter@equilter.com

Golden Quilt Company
1108 Washington Avenue
Golden, CO 80401
303-277-0717
gqcompany@qwest.com

Quilters Stash
1180 West Ash Street Suite 100
Windsor, CO 80550
970-686-5657

CT
Quilting by the Yard
435-0 Hartford Tpk
Vernon, CT 06606
860-896-1056

DE
Lil Country Shoppe
4446 Summit Bridge Road
Middletown, DE 19709
302-378-5568

GA
Fabric.com
2157 Northwest Parkway
Marietta, GA 30067
friedman@fabric.com

IA
Pine Needles Quilt Shop
105 2nd Street
Cresco, IA 52136
563-547-1212
marcia@pnqs.net

Heart & Hand Dry Goods
3011 Hamilton Blvd
Sioux City, IA 51104
710-258-3161
HRTHAND@yahoo.com

ID
Quilt Expressions
9115 Chinden Blvd. #107
Garden City, ID 83714
208-338-8933
contact@quiltexpressions.com

2 Sisters
35 E. Fairview
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-4707
trinity@2sistersquilting.com

IL
Countryside Village
1540 North Division Street
Braidwood, IL 60408
815-458-2191

Quilters Heaven
1239 Shermer Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
847-272-7245
quiltersheaven@sbcglobal.net

Top Shelf Quilts
10 Elwood Street
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-806-1694

IN
Quilts Plus
1748 East 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240
317-844-2446
shop@quiltsplus.com

Creative Stitch
208 East Main
North Manchester, IN 46962
260-982-1080
creativestitch@verizon.net

KS
Quilting on the Square
105 West 5th Street
Holton, KS 66436
785-364-4050
qos@quiltingonthesquare.com

KY
Cabin Arts
5878 Jefferson
Burlington, KY 41005
859-586-8021
linda@cabinarts.com

Sew a Lot Lexington
2160 Sir Barton Way #148
Lexington, KY 40509

MA
Emma's Quilt Cupboard
12 Main Street
Franklin, MA 02038
508-520-0234

mr91mr@yahoo.com


MD
Material Girls Quilt Shop
6750 Crain Hwy Suite B
La Plata, MD 20646
301-392-9575

MI
Material Mart
86 Ashman Court
Midland, MI 48640
989-835-8761
materialmart@bcglobal.net

MN
ABC's of Quilting
Cent. School 10 NW 5th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-326-5574
linda@abcsofquilting.com

MO
In Stitches
14664 Manchester Road
Baldwin, MO 63011
636-394-4471

Satin Sttiches
705 Vandiver Drive Suite D
Columbia, MO 65202
573-817-0006
satinstitches@mchsi.com

Patches Etc.
337 South Main
St. Charles, MO 63301
363-946-6004
3patches@prodigy.net

NC
Wish Upon A Quilt
8817 Westgate Park Drive
Raleigh, NC 27617
919-782-6363
wishuponaquilt1@bellsouth.net

NE
Seams to Be Quilt Shop
511 Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
402-296-3360
seams@alltel.net

NJ

Kindred Quilts
21 East Main Street
Clinton, NJ 08809
908-730-8896
kindredquilts@gmail.mail

Quilter's Obsession
PO Box 233
Flagtown, NJ 08821
908-369-4450
debbie@quiltersobsession.com

Quilting Possibilities
512 Route 9
forked River, NJ 08731
609-242-0033
deb@quiltingposs.com

Pennington Quilt Works
7 Tree Farm Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-4321
pqworks@aol.com

NM
Busy Bee Quilts
150 State Road 344
Edgewood, NM 87015
505-286-2128
queenbee@shopbusybee.com

NY
Quilters Corner
200 Pleasant Grove Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-266-0850

Above and Beyond Creative Sewing
28 North Middletown Road
Nanuet, NY 10954
845-623-4313
ron@creativesewingshops.com

Mission Rose Quiltery
456 South Main Street
North Syracuse, NY 13212
315-476-0356
info@missionrosequiltery.com

Betty's Quilting Etc
42 Nichols St (Route 31)
Spencerport, NY 14559
585-352-9362
bettysquilting@gmail.com

Ivy Thimble & Quilt
5 Railroad Street
Victor, NY
14564
585-742-2680
ivythimble@frontiernet.net

Cotton's Etc
101 Genesee Street
PO Box 114
Wampsville, NY 13163
315-363-6834
paula@cottonsetcquiltshop.com

OH
Quilt Trends
6155-J Huntley Road
Columbus, OH 43229
614-841-7845
quilttrends@hotmail.com

Red Rooster Quilt Shop
48 Cabins Mill
Dublin, OH 43017
614-734-9007

Fabric Shack
145 Miami Street
Waynesville, OH 45068
513-897-0092
amanda@fabricshack.com

OR
Fabric Depot
700 SE 122nd
Portland, OR 97233
503-252-7960
juliem@fabricdepot.com

PA
Kay's Quilter's Stash
308 Thompson Street
Curwensville, PA 16833
814-236-0378
info@kaysquiltersstash.com

Sauders Fabrics
681 S. Muddy Creek Road
Denver, PA 17517
717-336-2664

Quilters Corner
6101-A Route 88
Finleyville, PA 15322
724-348-8010
barb@quilterscorner-pa.com

Zooks Dry Goods
3535 Old Phil Pike
PO Box 514
Intercourse, PA 17534

SC
Sew N Save
1106 North Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
sewnsewco1@bbellsouth.net

TN
Somewhere Sewing
1805 N. Roan Sreet
Johnson City, TN 37601
423-926-1417
somewheresewing@aol.com

TX
Richland Sewing
850 West Pipeline Road
Hurst, TX 76053
817-590-4447
jplant@swbell.net

The Needle Nest
2219 Sawdust
Spring, TX 77380
281-292-3153
needlenestmail@aol.com

Blue Ribbon Quilt Shoppe
102-C North Ballard Street
Wylie, TX 75098
972-941-0777
blueribbonquiltshoppe@gmail.com

UT
Nuttall's Bernina
4742 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
801-262-6665
rhonda@nuttallbernina.com

WA
Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop
3323 169th Pine Street
Arlington, WA 98223
360-657-1116
carrol@auntmarysquiltshop.com

Quiltworkss Northwest
121A 107th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-453-6005

Fabric Etc.
1633 Birchwood Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-671-5277

Fourth Corner Quilts
1844 North State Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-714-0070
service@fourthcornerquilts.com

Over The Rainbow
740 Michael Way
Camano Island, WA 98282
360-387-2366
lauraOTR@msn.com
www.overrainbow.com

Carriage Country Quilts
22214 Marine View Drive South
Des Moines, WA 98198
206-878-9414

The Needle and I
2931 Rucker Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
425-253-3013

Tangled Threads
202 6th Street
Lynden, WA 98264
360-318-1567

Rochelles Fine Fabrics
1200 Mile Hill Drive #112
Port Orchard, WA 98366
360-895-1515

Quilt Barn
2102 E. Main
Puyallup, WA 98372
253-845-1532
thequiltbarn@comcast.net

Trains & Fabric
1315 South 23rd Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Island Quilter
17710 Thorsen Road SW
Vashon Island, WA 98070
206-713-6000

Gathering Fabric
14450 Woodinville Redmond Road
Woodinville, WA 98072
425-402-9034
gatheringfabric@aol.com

Gee Gee's
601 Yelm Avenue West
Yelm, WA 98597
360-458-5616
geegee@ywave.com