Quilting in the Garden 2014

What a scrumptious day at Alden Lane Nursery to see their annual “Quilting in The Garden” show.  Beautiful quilts hanging all over their vast property amongst the flowers and trees, all blowing in the wind!

First some shots of the whole scene and then we’ll zero in on a few quilts (only a fraction unfortunately!).  Photography a little challenging as one is looking up taking photos against a sunny sky, so we’ll show you what we can, and enjoy the dappled light. If you’re in the area, don’t miss this event next year!

Featured artists this year were local celebrities Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, and from Oregon, Jean Wells and the Quilt of Sisters.  There were also quilts by local quilters, some with booths. There certainly were beautiful quilts everywhere.  Kind of dreamy! Take a gander….

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery #192 OHO Zen Chic by Ginn Staines

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery Quilt #254 The Good, Bag and Ugly by Judy White, #247 Friendship Lattice by Teresa Abbey

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #186 Vintage Hexagon by Jackie Erickson

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #145 Tumbling Stars by Diana McClun and Laura  Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #242 Neighborhood Square by Candace Hallquist

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #163 Digital Pink Rose by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Digital Pink Rose by Diana Mc Clun & Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #164 Red Triangles by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Red Triangles by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #166 Scrap Silk Quilt 1 by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #127 Star Medallion by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, back of #127 Star Medallion by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes…I spy Pop Rox!

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #42 Modern Drunkard for a Missionary by Melissa Draper

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #93 Red Mountains by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #168 Crazy Quilt Bugs by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #122 The Giant Tumble by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, The Giant Tumble by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #208 Quilts Hanging in the Village by Peggy Lindsay

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Quilts Hanging in the Village by Peggy Lindsay

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #103 Garden Maze by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #165 Color Study by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #40 Play with Botello by Jackie Ferrebee

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #21 Mystery Quilt by B.J. Meier

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #79 Rollin in the Jellies w/ Louise by Robin Maimoni

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #74 Crackers and Jellies Gone Chevron by Linda Gullick

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #141 Monet’s Garden by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #57 Juanita’s Star of Bethlehem by Barbara Bowman

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #187 Contemporary Log Jam by Jackie Erickson

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #207 Garden Gone Wild by Jean Wells-Kennan

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #194 Pavers and Pomegranates by Tonye Phillips

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Pavers and Pomegranates by Tonye Phillips

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #24 Star Struck by Mary Walcher

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #151 Woven Ribbons by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Woven Ribbons by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #219 Baker’s Twine quilt by Valori Wells

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Baker’s Twine Quilt by Valori Wells

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #41 Little Miss Color Wheel by Melissa Draper

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #139 Sensu by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #190 Batik Lone Star by Jackie Erickson

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Batik Lone Star by Jackie Erickson

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #183 Caliente by Ann Richardson

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Caliente by Ann Richardson

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #204 Tumble and Turn by Lawry Thorn

Quilt Market #8: More Booths

Continuing coverage of Quilt Market Houston 2012, here we have some of the popular fabric designer’s booths.  May I also mention that these are also incredibly nice and wonderful people.  There is not a single designer that I met in the last few years at Quilt Market that wasn’t friendly, genuine and open.  Make no bones about it though, they are also all very hardworking. Such is the creative community!

Amy Butler Booth, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Amy Butler Booth Quilt Market Houston 2012

Amy Butler Booth Quilt Market Houston 2012

Amy Butler Booth Quilt Market Houston 2012

Tula Pink booth, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Tula Pink booth, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Kaffe Fassett Booth, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Kaffe Fassett Booth, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Laura Gunn’s booth, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Laura Gunn’s booth, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Laura Gunn’s booth, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Anna Maria Horner’s booth, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Anna Maria Horner’s booth, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Anna Maria Horner’s booth, Quilt Market Houston 2012

David Butler, Quilt Market Houston 2012

David Butler, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Joel Dewberry, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Joel Dewberry, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Joel Dewberry, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Valori Wells, Quilt Market Houston 2012

Valori Wells, Quilt Market Houston 2012

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!