Houston Quilt Market 2013, the last booth pics!

OK, sharing the last photos of booths from Quilt Market. But there are still many quilt photos to come from the exhibitions. Its going to be a bit sad when it is all done and I will wish I had taken more photos (and better photos!) Enjoy! Wish you were there!

Leah Duncan

Leah Duncan

Leah Duncan

Leah Duncan

Frances Newcombe

Frances Newcombe

Frances Newcombe

Frances Newcombe

Jeni Baker

Jeni Baker

Jeni Baker

Jeni Baker

Daisy & Dell

Daisy & Dell

Daisy & Dell

Daisy & Dell

Olive Ann Designs

Olive Ann Designs

Art Gallery Fabrics

Art Gallery Fabrics

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Lovebug Studios

Lovebug Studios

Lovebug Studios

Lovebug Studios

Modern Quilt Guild Exhibition at Quilt Market Houston 2012

The Modern Quilt Guild Exhibition at Quilt Market 2012 in Houston

Yesterday I got a chance to look at the quilt exhibitions at Quilt Market 2012, and started out with the Modern Quilt Guild‘s exhibition. Gorgeous gorgeous, I took photos of the ones that really struck me, and since I take the photo first and then look and see who designed the quilt second, I got surprised a couple times to see I had chosen quilts people from my own East Bay Modern Guild.  Hooray!

Without further ado, my picks and pics -keep in mind there are limitations photographing in this environment and there are at times things obstructing a view of the whole quilt, but enjoy anyway!

Ripple by Daniel Rouse, Oakland, CA

Close-up of Ripple by Daniel Rouse

Bits and Ripples by Alison Schmidt, Oakland, CA

Refracted Sunset by Heather Scrimsher

Pixelated Color Wheel by Kati Spencer
Taylorsville, UT

The Kelp Quilt by Rossie Huchinson and The Mid Mod Quilt Bee
quilted by Bernie Olszewski

Shattered by Jacquie Gering and Angela Walters
Chicago, IL

Mainframe Derez by Violet Craft
Portland, OR

Hugs & Hugs by Hannah Talecki
Columbia Missouri

5-HTP Squared by Jennifer Carlton-Bailly
Portland, OR

Cutting Edge Conglomerate by Earamichia Brown and the NYC Metro Mod Quilters, quilted by Jackie Kunkel

Firedrill by Elizabeth Hartman
Hillsboro OR
Original design from her book Modern Patchwork

Tail Wind by Stephanie Ruyle
Denver Co

Tail Wind by Stephanie Ruyle
Denver, CO

What’s for Breakfast by Karen Anderson-Abraham
Santa Barbara, CA

What’s for Breakfast by Karen Anderson-Abraham
Santa Barbara, CA

Quilt Market 2012 Houston

If you’ve never been to Quilt Market, take a little journey with me…

Well, what fun.  Today the actual market opens, but there have already been several days of antics.  For me, it started with an Andover Fabrics sales meeting and company dinner with lots of news of good things to come–new offerings in the batiks and solids (more to come on that), sponsorship of QuiltCon, and most exciting, a look at the new collections coming out. Quite invigorating.  More on Andover when I report on the fabric company booths later.

Last year I went to all the Andover schoolhouses which are incredibly well attended and have great give-aways.  This year I branched out and spontaneously went to where my nose led me, and I have some pics to show for it!  Then last night was the fabric 2.0 opening party, a place to meet new people, catch up with old friends, and meet in person people I’ve known online.  No pics of that so sorry, but here goes for some schoolhouse action–remember there are a million sessions and one cannot be everywhere at once – I wish!

First up was Dena of Dena Designs, the gal with one of the coolest booths at Surtex, showing her new fabric line “Happi”and projects she’s made with it.  Dena handpaints everything, and has a new book coming out, The Painted Home.

Dena Designs

Dena Designs

The Painted Home by Dena

Next was Jennifer Paganelli, showing her new collection Happy Land, a fun video she did with Downy and a second book coming out called Happy Home. Jennifer was accompanied by Carla Hegeman Crim, who writes many of the Sis Boom patterns and has her own book out now, Sewn Hats.

Jennifer Paganelli at Quilt Market 2012 Schoolhouse

Sis Boom

Sewn Hats by Carla Hegeman Crim

Valori Wells was there with her new line “Novella”, some quilt patterns to go with it, a slideshow that included her photography that serves as inspiration, and new sewing cards.

Valori Wells

Valori Wells

Valori Wells

Anna Maria Horner came with a variety of new fabrics (velveteen, voile, rayon) in her Field Study collection, her embroidery flosses and pearl cotton threads and projects that use all of these things together in new ways. Oh, and a new book, Anna Maria’s Needlework Notebook.

Anna Maria Horner

Anna Maria Horner

Anna Maria’s Needleworks Notebook

Amy Butler arrived with colorful projects using Alchemy and studio collections in satine, rayon, voile,  velveteen and linen. We were treated to a fashion show with music, and an appealing slide show of spreads from her new online project, Blossom Magazine, launching in November–patterns, photography and inspiration galore.  Its sort of a whole culture all its own.

Amy Butler

Amy Butler

Amy Butler

Next I went one to see some of the new designers at Art Gallery. First up, Angela Walters, machine quilter extraordinaire, with her new fabric line “textures”

Angela Walters

Then there was Bari J with her second collection with Art Gallery, Splendor 1920.

Bari J

And Sarah Watson, Illustrator, with Luxe in Bloom.

Sarah Watson

And Jeni Baker, with her Color Me Retro due Feb 2013.

Jeni Baker

And Pat Bravo, the creative force behind Art Gallery Fabrics concluded the schoolhouse with a video and a view of her new collection, Rock ‘n Romance.

Pat Bravo

That’s it for now.  In the next few days I will continue to report on my Quilt Market 2012 journey and share pics of booths, designers, cool projects, and the quilt exhibitions. Follow along!