More pics from Quilt Market 2013 Houston

Yes, there is more and I will be posting even more all week of booth pics and quilts, quilts, lots of quilts from the exhibitions at Houston Quilt Market 2013.

Daisy Janie

Organic fabrics from Daisy Janie

Daisy Janie

Daisy Janie

Contempo

Contempo

Contempo

Contempo

 

Glitz from Michael Miller

Glitz from Michael Miller

Sarah Jane

Sarah Jane

the Cottage Mama

the Cottage Mama

 

Kanvas

Kanvas

Kanvas

Kanvas

Kanvas

Kanvas

 

Amy Butler

Amy Butler

Amy Butler

Amy Butler

Amy Butler

Amy Butler

Amy Butler

Amy Butler

Green Bee

Green Bee

Green Bee

Green Bee

 

Quilt Market Houston 2013: booth pics

So much to see! Here are some installations or booths I enjoyed enough to snap a pic. My favorite booth was this soft and textured mega pillar by Fairfield. Maybe it was because all the white and ivories were such an oasis amongst the other booths filled with mega color.  I’ll even show you several sides.

Fairfield booth at Quilt market

Fairfield booth at Quilt Market

Fairfield booth at Quilt market

Fairfield booth at Quilt Market

Fairfield booth at Quilt market

Fairfield booth at Quilt Market

And someone creative is booth designing at Timeless Treasures. LOVE the shark tops. Don’t quite get it but I love it anyway. And more…

Timeless Treasures booth at Quilt Market

Timeless Treasures booth at Quilt Market

Timeless Treasures booth at Quilt Market

Timeless Treasures booth at Quilt Market

Timeless Treasures booth at Quilt Market

Timeless Treasures booth at Quilt Market

Check out the flatty cats (yes I have a weakness for cats) and cool pincushions at La Todera

La Todera booth at Quilt Market

La Todera booth at Quilt Market

La Todera booth at Quilt Market

La Todera booth at Quilt Market

La Todera booth at Quilt Market

La Todera booth at Quilt Market

Alexander Henry always good for some Day of the Dead and Halloween designs, this year making it part of their booth decor.

Alexander Henry booth at Quilt Market

Alexander Henry booth at Quilt Market

Alexander Henry booth at Quilt Market

Alexander Henry booth at Quilt Market

 

Seven Islands/ Echino Booth at Quilt Market

Seven Islands/ Echino Booth at Quilt Market

 

Seven Islands/Kokka Booth at Quilt Market

Seven Islands/Kokka Booth at Quilt Market

Seven Islands Booth at Quilt Market

Seven Islands Booth at Quilt Market

Seven Islands Booth at Quilt Market

Seven Islands Booth at Quilt Market

 

Love these balloons decorating Fish Stick Design‘s booth.  Plus really enjoyed my conversation with Bonnie Ferguson.

Fish Stick Designs

Fish Stick Designs

Fish Stick Designs

Fish Stick Designs

Really fell for this recycled silk sari yarn from Leilani Arts.  Sumptuous..

Leilani Arts, recycled silk sari yarn

Leilani Arts, recycled silk sari yarn

Leilani Arts, recycled silk sari yarn

Leilani Arts, recycled silk sari yarn

A bit disappointed about the Michael Miller blue booth.  Yes, its gorgeous, they always have a gorgeous booth. Whine… but I was going to do a blue booth for an upcoming show. Now I maybe will, maybe I won’t.  Guess its a different audience so maybe I will…

Michael Miller Fabrics

Michael Miller Fabrics

LOL…Shannon Fabrics Dude Ranch

Shannon Fabrics

Shannon Fabrics

More booth coverage coming up and lots more exhibitions quilts too…

 

The Downton Abbey Schoolhouse: Quilt Market Houston 2013

Well, schoolhouse started off with a one of a kind event. There was only one room open: the ballroom. Instead of people all milling around to twenty or so different simultaneous sessions, Andover Fabrics made a big splash with a Downton Abbey special, featuring appearances and talks by the award winning Costume Designer for the series, Caroline McCall and Production Designer Donal Woods (who also does Homeland and did 24).

Hearing them talk about the design process and decisions on set was cool. There was a sizzle reel of season 4 snippets and pics of a visit to the castle and the set by Andover president David Weinstein and design director Kathy Hall. We loved hearing what it was like behind the scenes.  It was…fun. And different. And well done. Show biz meets Quilt Market.  Here are pics of projects using the fabrics from the Downton Abbey fabric collection from Andover.  There are collections within the collection for the Dowager Countess, Lady Edith, Lady Mary and Lady Sybil.

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Downton Abbey nesting oval boxes and storage boxes by Quilted Koala

Downton Abbey nesting oval boxes and storage boxes by Quilted Koala

Authentic 1920's Hat and One Hour Dress Patterns by eVINTAGEpatterns using Downton Abbey fabrics by Kathy Hall

Authentic 1920’s Hat and One Hour Dress Patterns by eVINTAGEpatterns using Downton Abbey fabrics by Kathy Hall

Abbey Star Quilt by Mountainpeek Creations using Downton Abbey fabrics by Kathy Hall

Abbey Star Quilt by Mountainpeek Creations using Downton Abbey fabrics by Kathy Hall

detail of Abbey Star Quilt by Mountainpeek Creations using Downton Abbey fabrics by Kathy Hall

detail of Abbey Star Quilt by Mountainpeek Creations using Downton Abbey fabrics by Kathy Hall

Ladies of Downton Abbey quilt by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

Ladies of Downton Abbey quilt by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

detail of Ladies of Downton Abbey quilt by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

detail of Ladies of Downton Abbey quilt by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

Counterpoint Quilt by Mountainpeek Creations using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

Counterpoint Quilt by Mountainpeek Creations using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

detail of Counterpoint Quilt by Mountainpeek Creations using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

detail of Counterpoint Quilt by Mountainpeek Creations using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

9 Easy Pieces quilt pattern by Mountainpeek Creations using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

9 Easy Pieces quilt pattern by Mountainpeek Creations using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

detail of 9 Easy Pieces quilt pattern by Mountainpeek Creations using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

detail of 9 Easy Pieces quilt pattern by Mountainpeek Creations using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

Edith's Grand Entrance Quilt pattern by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

Edith’s Grand Entrance Quilt pattern by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

Edith's Grand Entrance Quilt pattern by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

Edith’s Grand Entrance Quilt pattern by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

Regal Mary Quilt by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey Fabrics by Kathy Hall

Regal Mary Quilt by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey Fabrics by Kathy Hall

Regal Mary Quilt by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey Fabrics by Kathy Hall

Regal Mary Quilt by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey Fabrics by Kathy Hall

Birds of a Feather Quilt by Lucy A. Fazely using Downton Abbey by Kathy Hall

Birds of a Feather Quilt by Lucy A. Fazely using Downton Abbey by Kathy Hall

detail of Birds of a Feather Quilt by Lucy A. Fazely using Downton Abbey by Kathy Hall

detail of Birds of a Feather Quilt by Lucy A. Fazely using Downton Abbey by Kathy Hall

Simply Sybil Quilt using Downton Abbey by Kathy Hall

Simply Sybil Quilt using Downton Abbey by Kathy Hall

Ladies of Downton Abbey quilt pattern by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

Ladies of Downton Abbey quilt pattern by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

Ladies of Downton Abbey quilt pattern by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

Ladies of Downton Abbey quilt pattern by Tiffany Hayes using Downton Abbey fabric by Kathy Hall

Lots of bags! Including Tahiti Tote, Manhattan Handbag, Tuscany Tote by Pink Sand Beach Designs

Lots of bags! Including Tahiti Tote, Manhattan Handbag, Tuscany Tote by Pink Sand Beach Designs

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The Kathy Hall, designer of the Downton Abbey fabric collection

The Kathy Hall, designer of the Downton Abbey fabric collection

Downton Abbey

There was a HUGE crowd. I heard 1000, and then I heard 1500. The seats started filling up at 9:15, and the house was pretty full full at 9:45. We were captivated from 10-11, transported to Highclere Castle.  And then there was the filing out where everyone got a  tote bag. (even me and I don’t usually go for those things..)  All I can say is I can’t wait for the next season to start!Downton crowd-01

Hexagons Made Easy

I love hexagons. My first give away piece 3 years ago was designed around hexagons and I even imagined for a while to make my first Surtex booth in 2011 all hexagons like a honeycomb, then the logistics of it all got the better of me.  And lo and behold, hexagons are back in style now in a big way.

So fun to see a book all about sewing with hexagons in a myriad of ways in Hexagons Made Easy by Jen Eskridge with Martingale Press. I met Jen in 2011 at Quilt Market.  She is the person behind the popular Reanna Lily Designs and Deploy That Fabric with C&T Publishing. So fun to see her books keep coming out. 

The techniques section answered a lot of questions for me and I particularly like the quilting and finishing chapter, with tons of great examples of motifs to machine quilt atop your hexagons.  There are 18 different blocks and then 9 whole cloth quilt patterns with detailed instructions and then a section on home decor projects.  What is unusual is that it really speaks to both the traditional and the modern quilter. AND of course she used some of my Tokyo Rococo fabric collection for a couple of projects and I like that too!  She also used fabric by Kate Spain, Anna Marie Horner, Tula Pink, Kaffe Fasset, Denyse Schmidt, so these ended up being some beautiful quilts.  Lots of solids too. 

These days I am reluctant to show too much inside a quilting book as it tends to give it all away and I know these authors work so hard putting these together. Just trust me, if you like hexies, you’ll like this book.  But here are a few shots anyway of the covers and the table of contents to give you an idea.

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Chevron Baby Quilt from Blackberry Quilts

Stef from Blackberry Quilts has been working on a couple projects using Licorice Fizz. The first one, which I am in love with (like most everything else she does) is this chevron quilt, which I got to hold in my hot little hands this weekend. And check out her other patterns too–tons of baby quilts and simple patterns for beginners. And we are selling a kit for it on Etsy here.

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Chevron Baby Quilt pattern by Blackberry Quilts using Licorice Fizz

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Chevron Baby Quilt pattern by Blackberry Quilts using Licorice Fizz

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Chevron Baby Quilt pattern by Blackberry Quilts using Licorice Fizz

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Chevron Baby Quilt pattern by Blackberry Quilts using Licorice Fizz

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Chevron Baby Quilt pattern by Blackberry Quilts using Licorice Fizz

Lindsay Sews and what a cool apron!

I met Lindsay at The Sewing Summit where she was hosting a session on her Creative Journey. She has a wonderful blog with great projects and tutorials called, guess what, Lindsay Sews! And, she also has another blog, Craft Buds. AND she is an editor at CraftFoxes, a social networking site for crafters.  So she is an official writer, editor, as well as a crafter and it shows in the quality of her content AND she has been published all over the place.  Check it out…

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This cool apron she made using Licorice Fizz is a hot-pad apron–its built in! The pattern can be found in the book “Fabric-by-Fabric: One-Yard Wonders” by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins.  So very cool, I like.

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Urban Spools

Michelle Kitto of Urban Spools whipped up this bag in classic fashion before Quilt Market.  Her workmanship is always amazing, and I would love to take some classes and hang at her Urban Spools Sewing Lounge if it was in my neck of the woods.  Alas it is in Dallas–lucky for some of you!  I met Michelle at the Fabric 2.0 party at Quilt Market 2011, and we met up again when she visited San Francisco, and of course this year again at Quilt Market 2012. She really took the plunge opening up the sewing Lounge, offering classes and long arm services, and its been fun hearing about its growth.

This media bag she made came from a pattern from Serendipity Studio‘s  Media Frenzy Book. Cute!

 

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Bag by Urban Spools with a Serendipity Studios pattern using Licorice Fizz fabric

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Bag by Urban Spools with a Serendipity Studios pattern using Licorice Fizz fabric

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Bag by Urban Spools with a Serendipity Studios pattern using Licorice Fizz fabric

 

Bleu Barn Studios and Summer Shores

Bleu Barn Studios is at it again.  Highlighted in the Feb 2013 issue of Quilter’s World magazine is Summer Shores, a breeze contemporary quilt design using Tokyo Rococo (aren’t I lucky!).   I love this because its simple and light and modern and classic at the same time. I was able to see the quilt at Blue Barn Studios and photo it before it was sent in to the magazine.  So here are some shots of the quilt plus a preview of the magazine.  Yes, I take a million shots–its the only way to get a good feel for the quilt!  AND a kit of the fabric for the pattern in the magazine is available at The Plaid Portico etsy shop by clicking here.

More projects coming  up in the next few weeks, stay tuned!

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Quilter’s World Feb 2013 Magazine

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Summer Shores by CJ Behling, Bleu Barn Studios using Tokyo Rococo

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Summer Shores by CJ Behling, Bleu Barn Studios using Tokyo Rococo

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Summer Shores by CJ Behling, Bleu Barn Studios using Tokyo Rococo

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Summer Shores by CJ Behling, Bleu Barn Studios using Tokyo Rococo

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Summer Shores by CJ Behling, Bleu Barn Studios using Tokyo Rococo

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Summer Shores by CJ Behling, Bleu Barn Studios using Tokyo Rococo

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Summer Shores by CJ Behling, Bleu Barn Studios using Tokyo Rococo

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Summer Shores by CJ Behling, Bleu Barn Studios using Tokyo Rococo

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Summer Shores by CJ Behling, Bleu Barn Studios using Tokyo Rococo

Quilt Market #16, Quilts some more

Ok, this is my last batch of quilt pics from Quilt Market Houston 2012. These are a varied and interesting set that caught my eye. There will definitely be some things here you haven’t seen before.

There are just a few more things from Quilt Market I will be highlighting in the next month, but before that we’ll be moving on to some cool fabric projects and the people who make them. AND I’ll be showing you my new fabric stash place and the studio….almost done.  And then we’ll have a bit of “textile talk”.  In the meantime, enjoy!

The Jennings Homestead by Suzanne Mouton Riggio

The Jennings Homestead by Suzanne Mouton Riggio

Monday Morning by Lynne Croswell

Make You Happy by Brigit Aubeso Bell-Lloch

Make You Happy by Brigit Aubeso Bell-Lloch

Morning Walking by Maya Chaimovich

Morning Walking by Maya Chaimovich

Balancing Act by Sherry McCauley

Balancing Act by Sherry McCauley

Amsterdam Alley: The Shortcut between by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Amsterdam Alley: The Shortcut between by Leslie Tucker Jenison

A Street in Ireland by Anne Jenkins

Running Thru It, Revisited by Peggy Brown

It’s Time by Gloria Hansen

Color Play by Mi Ra Kim

Window to the Sea by Sandra Gregg

Skirting the Circle by Beth Copeland

Crazy A’Peel by Judy Beskow

Quilt Market #15, more booths!

Well I promised I would be complete my Quilt Market Houston 2012 coverage in November, but surprise!  There is still more.  Probably because I took a bit of break to finish unpacking the new studio (excited!!) In a week or so, we should get the sewing table and workbench in and then it will feel really complete.  The painting/drawing area is all set and its wonderful…More pics to come on that here and at a laughing gate.

In the meantime, here are more Quilt Market booth pics. There are links to websites if you click on the image. Enjoy!

Anything But Boring

Anything But Boring

Swirly Girl Designs

Violette Field Threads

Violette Field Threads

Aardvark Quilts

Aardvark Quilts

Sue Spargo

Sue Spargo

Sue Spargo

Sue Spargo

Liberty Art Fabrics–Liberty prints now on quilting cotton and other new materials

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Liberty Art Fabrics

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Seven Islands Fabric

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Seven Islands

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Seven Islands Fabrics

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Michael Miller Fabrics

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Michael Miller Fabrics