All right, I have so many photos it is going to take a long time to sort through them all, so I shall post in small groups at a time. So stay tuned, as we will have Quilt Market Houston 2012 content for at least a month here. First of all, let’s recap. Who attends Quilt Market? The intended buyer is the quilt store owner. The exhibitors therefore are anyone that wholesales to quilt stores including fabric companies, sewing equipment companies, notions and distributors, and pattern companies – of which there are many and varied!!
Some of the fabric designers from the fabric companies have a booth either on their own or connected with their company, and many of those also have their own pattern business. Many pattern companies later go on to design fabric. What is a pattern business? Someone who design original patterns for quilts, bags, apparel or anything that uses the fabrics that these store sells. So the pattern companies display projects made with their patterns, and the fabric companies display projects made with their fabric. So it all makes for a varied and colorful display all around.
First off is Green Bee Designs and Patterns out of Nashville with clean trendy booth design and very appealing, modern sewing patterns and fabric choices for quilts, clothes and bags. Alexia Marcelle Abegg is an artist, designer and seamstress, who also runs a sewing school. She is joined by Rob Bancroft who has his first fabric collection coming out with Cloud 9 fabrics in November, and Michelle Abegg, who has sewn since a child, and creates sewing patterns with Green Bee. They were super nice and I am in love with that quilt.
Next up for today is Me and My Sister Designs. A corner booth with one of my favorite displays with mannequins wrapped in fabric, you can’t miss it and makes you look! Very friendly, just like their fun friendly patterns, these two sisters started by quilting, then bought a quilt shop, and then designed patterns, and also have designed fabrics for Moda. Phew! Take a peek…