Some favorite booths from Quilt Market 2015

Yes, I am back from Quilt Market 2015 with a tons of pics. Most are of the exhibition, but before we get to those, I thought I would show you just a few shots of some of my favorite booths, mostly by some marvelous fabric designers.

In the next few weeks have several quilt exhibitions to cover so stay tuned…

Kim Andersson of I Adore Pattern

Kim Andersson of I Adore Pattern

Kim Andersson of I Adore Pattern

Kim Andersson of I Adore Pattern

Kim Andersson of I Adore Pattern

Kim Andersson of I Adore Pattern

Alison Glass

Alison Glass

Alison Glass

Alison Glass

Alison Glass

Alison Glass

Cotton + Steel

Cotton + Steel

Cotton + Steel

Cotton + Steel

Cotton + Steel

Cotton + Steel

Cotton + Steel

Cotton + Steel

Shannon Brinkley

Shannon Brinkley

Shannon Brinkley

Shannon Brinkley

Valorie Wells

Valorie Wells

Carolyn Friedlander

Carolyn Friedlander

Carolyn Friedlander

Carolyn Friedlander

Heather Givens

Heather Givens

Heather Givens

Heather Givens

Anna Marie Horner

Anna Marie Horner

Tula Pink

Tula Pink

Josephine Kimberling

Josephine Kimberling

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Jessica Swift

Maude Asbury

Maude Asbury

Amy Butler

Amy Butler

Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett

Maureen Cracknell

Maureen Cracknell

Bari J

Bari J

Patty Sloniger

Patty Sloniger

Sew Kind of Wonderful

Sew Kind of Wonderful

Aurifil

Aurifil

RJR

RJR

RJR

RJR

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 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!