Quilt Market #7: more booths

Ok, let’s start this week at a look at more booths from Quilt Market 2012 Houston.  A word about the booths.  Some are open, some are closed on one or multiple sides.  The fabric companies and larger distributors have huge booths that allow them to configure them in a variety of ways.  A huge surprise for me the second time I came to Quilt Market is that people did entirely new booth designs and had entirely different locations year to year, and so it was again this year.  Makes it a lot more fun looking around.

The large booths are hard to show because it is a show to sell to shop owners after all, and so many booths were set up in such a way that you really would be taking pics of the sales floor with people doing business, and the booth design would just show as background.  But I have a few snippets here and there. Besides Surtex, this is one of the more visual shows I’ve attended in the last several years and I have gone to a variety of them. In addition to all the fabric design on display there are quilt designs on display, the huge quilt exhibition, and fashion and home furnishings in prints print prints.  And color color color.

Let’s take a wander down the aisle…

Emily Herrick, quilt designer, author of Geared for Guys, and fabric designer for Michael Miller Fabrics with her latest quilt designs using cotton couture solids by Michael Miller

Art Gallery Fabric’s Pat Bravo’s new collection Rock n’ Romance

A corner of the Blend Fabrics booth, with Josephine Kimberling and Sarah Watts latest collections

Westminster Fabrics’ Booth

Westminster Fabrics’ Booth

Alexander Henry Booth

Sarah Watson’s booth with her collection Luxe in Bloom with Art Gallery Fabrics

Sarah Watson’s booth with drawings and inspiration for her collection Luxe in Bloom

Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller wit her new collection “Les Amis”

Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

Booth for Kanvas, a branch of Benartex

Next up, more quilts from the Quilt Exhibition at Quilt Market Houston 2012