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Heather Givans

“‘Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.’” -L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Heather Givans is a lover of reading. Her current fabric collection for Windham Fabrics, Literary, celebrates books of all kinds. From classics like Moby Dick by Herman Melville to her childhood favorite The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner, this vibrant collection is all about the written word. Getting right to the heart of friendship and love, the text print includes the entire text of Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery and reminisces on the act of going to the library when check out cards and date stamps were commonplace. Fun, full of energy, and memorable, Literary combines the love of reading and sewing.

*Footnote Quilt (64” x 72”) by Heather Givans quilted by Dan Clayton pattern for sale:

fat quarter friendly

Letters from Home (34� x 44�) by Heather Givans sewn by Karyl Boring quilted by Darcie Mair pattern for sale:

Personal Library (80� x 90�) by Heather Givans machine embroidery by David Barnhouse quilted by Joan Hunn pattern for sale:

(uses all 25 skus)

Toddler Backpacks by Rae Hoekstra made by Connie Combs pattern for sale: MJ’s Messenger Bag (9” h x 12” w x 4” d) by Annie Unrein quilted by Cheryl Styler pattern for sale:

Heather’s favorite audio book? Harry Potter by JK Rowling, read by Jim Dale.

a. Bow Tie by David Barnhouse pattern for sale:


b. Library Tote by Heather Givans and David Barnhouse concept only, pattern not available c. Chunky Wee Zippy Pouches by Sam Hunter pattern for sale: d. Annex Double Zip Pouch by Sara Lawson made by Sandi Sawa Hazlewood pattern for sale:


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Succulent Garden (58� x 70�) by Heather Givans sewn by Jenny Leisure quilted by Dan Clayton pattern for sale:

color version

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Book Club Quilt Kit (55” x 70”) by Heather Givans quilted by Linda Lupton pattern for sale: kit for sale:

Heather’s favorite childhood book? The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner Her favorite contemporary novel? I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson Book she likes to reread and reread? The Fault in Our Stars by John Green great for some serious crying

Literary Dress

modified from Alison Glass Sew Woven Essentials by Karen LePage and Alison Glass.

made by Karen LePage pattern for sale: Baby Hummingbird Dress by Rabbit Rabbit Creation made by Jenny Leisure pattern for sale:

Taking Flight (35-1/2” x 47”) by Barbara Triscari pattern for sale:

Succulent Garden (58” x 70”) by Heather Givans sewn by Jenny Leisure quilted by Dan Clayton pattern for sale:

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Stacked (48” x 64”) by Nicole Daksiewicz pattern for sale:

Bookmark (60� x 72�) by Amanda Castor quilted by Dan Clayton pattern for sale:

Library Sign (30” x 30”) by Heather Givans pattern for sale: “Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile.” -L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Kasbah Paw (46” x 46”) by Sarah Sharp quilted by Dan Clayton pattern for sale:


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42704-2 Classics in Adventure 42704-3 Classics in Romance 42704-4 Classics in Whisper 42706-6 Read Aloud in Gusto 42707-10 Gatsby in Elixir 42706-9 Read Aloud in Mezzo 42711-19 In Our Stars in Dream 42706-7 Read Aloud in Crescendo 42707-11 Gatsby in On the Rocks 42707-12 Gatsby in Speakeasy 42711-18 In Our Stars in Twilight 42712-22 Pages in Antique 42708-13 Stacks in Whale 42708-15 Stacks in Moby 42703-1 Literary in Well Read 42705-2 On the Shelf in Adventure 42705-3 On the Shelf in Romance 42705-5 On the Shelf in Quiet Down 42708-14 Stacks in Shhh 42709-16 Library Cards in On Loan 42711-20 In Our Stars in Lunar 42710-17 Overdue in Yesterday 42712-23 Pages in New 42706-8 Read Aloud in Hushed 42712-21 Pages in Unwritten white on white


Some photographs were taken on location at Heather’s neighborhood library, Spades Park Public Library and the Indianapolis Central Public Library. A big thank you to the awesome librarians of Indianapolis who generously supported this effort and allowed us to make messes and occupy their beautiful spaces. Thank you to Jamie MacDougall for allowing us to use her library collection to be dutifully cataloged and photographed. No one has ever loved books and reading more than her. This one’s for you, dear! Find Heather Givans playing downtown Indianapolis at Crimson Tate on Massachusetts Ave. @crimsontate #LiteraryFabric #heathergivans #ILoveReading photography by: eric lubrick,

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