lets chat about the girl friends

April 06, 2017

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane! My Girl Friends fabric collection is one that is near and dear to my heart. Although, their very first fabric collection debuted in August 2012, I had been drawing one of the girl since I was eight or nine. I would draw her over and over again. She was a ballerina, wore her hair in a top bun and always had on pink. It’s honestly crazy cool to see her on fabric.

The other girls in the fabric collection came a bit later in life. Through the years, I’ve been fortunate to have some really great friends. The type of friends that have your back no matter what. We’ve been there for each other through those gut-wrenching, devastating times and those truly awesome “I-can’t-believe-this-is-happening times.” We each have our own personality. Some have short hair, some long. Others rock fros and then some of us have super straight hair. We’re all different, but the same. Those types of friends are a God-send. And my Girl Friends collection is based on those friendships. We live in different cities, but each time we’re together, new memories are formed and adventures are shared, as shown in the Girl Friends line.


The Girl Friends first adventure was being mermaids.

Next up, they put on their tutus and gathered their hair in top knots as ballerinas.

Then, they were elegantly dressed in gowns while jeweled crowns adorned their heads, as princesses. (April 2013)

The put on their wings and flew around as fairies in January 2014.

Showing a bit more of their personality, they explored careers in April 2015.

They’ve also made appearances in other fabric collections. They were super heros in Super Kids (June 2013), school girls in Back to school (April 2016), dressed in costumes in Pumpkin Fun (March 2016), played all types of sports in Sports Kids (March 2016) and became astronauts in Space Explorers (November 2016). They’re a busy bunch of girls.

There are seven main girls in the group. Each of them has them has a name and their own personalities. And very soon, I’m SO excited to share, that you’ll learn a bit more about them.

(photos by Kelle)

posted by kelle at 8:04 am
(4) Comments


  1. Gayle says:

    A few years ago I made a quilt specially requested by my granddaughter for her 16th birthday. Her list of important things in her life for themes in the fabric of her quilt were; soccer, her faith, sisters, friends and coffee drinks. As a bi-racial girl your fabric was the prefect representation of her friends and the circle of other women close to her. Thank you for such a perfect example of the reality of girls, and people in general, in our world. She loves the friends depicted on her quilt. Whether or not you intentionally set out to make your fabric a social statement or not, for us you did and may the girlfriends continue to spread their message of harmony.

    • kelle says:

      Hi Gayle, Thank you so much for your kind comment. That warmed my heart and put a huge smile on my face. Thank you! Kelle

  2. Mara says:

    It would be so fun to have a bundle of just your girls, I have several pieces hoarded and every once in a while bring them out for special presents.

    • kelle says:

      Hi Mara,

      Thank you! We actually released a bundle of The Girl Friends fabrics awhile ago. If you search online for “Ann Kelle Girl Friends bundle”, some may still be available.