Good morning friends! Seems like forever since we've met here for coffee! I just went through my photos from Quilt Market and thought I'd share some with you. It's just a small sampling, you can find tons online, you might even already be tired of looking at them at this point. I saw a lot online myself, and hope that I've captured some that you didn't see.
First off is my friend Sherri and her daughter Chelsi.. I'm sure by now you've seen their cute new line of fabric Bright Sun. I've followed along on Sherri's blog for many years and am so happy for her. If you click over she has several posts about quilt market and a lot of great photos.
One of the most exciting things for me to see is a quilt made up in Pam Kitty fabrics. This cute Spoolie Bird quilt by the girls at Stitches of Love is made using Pam Kitty Garden fabrics. My favorite part of this is the fact that you can get laser cut kits, no tracing, and no cutting, it's all done for you. Just turn on your iron and get busy!
Here's a corner of the Under a Garden Moon booth. I particularly love the Tessie pattern, at the center of the photo laid out under the book. I have it in my pile of things I'd like to do. Amy has a lot of really delightful patterns, you should check it out.
Here's Gudrun's booth! I love the quilts she displayed, my favorite being that Strip Plus pattern, featured prominently on the left side of the booth.
Here's my favorite from the Anka's Treasure's booth. I have admired Heather's work for a long time, her designs and fabric selections are so appealing. This quilt on the cover of her book Angles with Ease 2 is great, and it has that 'make me now' quality that makes me want to whip out some fabrics, get my cutter and get busy.
Sherri who owns This and That Patterns had a lot of great patterns. This is just a little piece of her cute booth that featured some of her wonderful new patterns in her book Winter Wonderland just out in May. It was exciting to see a bunch of Pam Kitty Picnic featured in her quilts!
Here's my friend Celine in her Perkins Dry Goods booth. Celine designs great traditional patterns and she has two tools, the Corner Cutter and the Perfect Piecing Seam Guide. Check her blog here to see her new patterns for spring.
Terry Atkinson of Atkinson Designs had a great trailer in her booth. She and her husband have recently bought a reproduction Shasta trailer inspiring her to design some cute new patterns, including Wanderlust show here in her booth. I think Terry has the best instructions around.
I'm sure you all know Cindy from Taylor Made Designs! She's been in the business designing clothes, dolls, purses and quilts for a long time! I have a nice collection of her books and patterns. Her daughter Elizabeth joined her again in the booth, she's so fun.
It's not market without a trip past the Riley Blake booth to see Lori's display! I don't even know how Lori manages to get it all done!
Another person who's work I admire is Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew. Her new line, Hazel, is fresh and fun, and all her new projects are delightful. You can't help but feel happy looking at them.
I am always thrilled to see Rosalie! Here she is in front of her display at the Ella Blue booth. I love her cheerful fabrics.. we like the same types of prints and colors! I had a wonderful chat with her and Jodie on Sunday afternoon when things slowed down. Its so great to see people at market you almost forget it's work!
JODIE! Seriously yours truly can be such a nut ball. I am cruising her booth, chatting it up, talking about her pal Ann, admiring all her wonderful projects and it takes like TWO DAYS to realize Jodie and JODIE RIC RAC are the same person. I fight a losing battle with actual names and social media names or blog names. And seriously how cute is her line Backyard Circus? It was great meeting up in real life with her.
Of course you can't think of Australian quilters without thinking of Gail Pan. What fun she is. I am in love with that cute sewing themed little quilt behind her in the photo, Sunshine and Butterflies.
New to me, but not new is Kori from Olive Grace Studios. I just loved her booth and all her pretty projects. Her soft colors were so pleasing to look at, and I liked her combination of piecing and embroidery.
One of the exciting things I got to do was walk around with John from the Quilt Show, and talk to some people about their projects. My first interview is available here. My segment is about the vintage quilts.. but there are more to come. I spoke with some of your favorite people.. so I'll keep you posted. I loved talking to Carolyn Springer about her collection of vintage quilts! There are other interviews with Alex posted as well, it's a fun glimpse into what's up!
Ok, that should do it for us today! Hope you had a good weekend! xo