Friday, May 20, 2011

One More (I Think)...


More market...hoping it's still okay to post about it! I thought I might be able to finish with this post, but it looks like I'll have to do at least one more!  First up is the French General section over in Moda-land.  The new line is stunning (as usual), and the booth was beautiful.



And Sandy Klop's booth...everything was colorful and beautiful!



 Okay...I'm switching gears here, but...I had to share this booth.  This is the Riley Blake "Man Cave" (yes, that's the name she gave this booth) that one of the Riley Blake owners created for her husband. Who would have thought?! I never did see her husband here, but it sure did look like a comfortable place to relax.


Lynette Anderson and her husband...just a delightful couple. I bought one of her patterns at Sample Spree and can't wait to get stitching! Lynette's new line of fabric with Lecien is absolutely beautiful as well.




Back to Moda...this is the Basic Grey booth highlighting their new fabric collection, Curio.  Not only did I love the Curio line, but I also loved their booth with so many ideas for decorating with fabric and notions.



They have some really fun products coming out in the next few months.  I really loved the pre-made collage boards that are ready for you to just add your favorite scraps of fabric and create a framed piece of art.



You can see a few bigger pieces of the fabric on the right.  It was one of my favorite Moda lines.



I think I mentioned book signings in one of my previous posts--they were wonderful.  Bari's book Inspired to Sew by Bari J.: 15 Pretty Projects -- Sewing Secrets -- Colorful Collage has been on my wishlist for a while now, for good reason!  The book has  many fun projects to sew, and the photography is beautiful!



I also attended a Heather Bailey book signing for the book  Signature Styles: 20 Stitchers Craft Their Look--she was very gracious as so many people were asking for photos. This is another book that had been on my wishlist--and it is amazing.  It shares the studios of 20 different artists along with tips and projects.  The photos again, are pure eye candy!



A photo of one of the Aurifil thread displays--I wanted to take every color home!

I wasn't able to do that, but I did get an Aurifil color card which is really going to come in handy.  Also, I was able to purchase a 4-pack of spools at Sample Spree for a terrific price.



Just some of the other books I was able to get at the book signings: first, Strip-Smart Quilts: 16 Designs from One Easy Technique by Kathy Brown.  Her presentation was beautiful, and the book and quilts are wonderful as well.  Another book signing I attended was the one for Block Party--The Modern Quilting Bee: The Journey of 12 Women, 1 Blog, & 12 Improvisational Projects.  Again...a wish list book that does not disappoint.  There is an emphasis on the "modern" quilting bee and techniques and ideas that are useful for modern quilting.

Just a few more books...and one nifty notion, then I'll call it day for this post! Three Times the Charm! (Leisure Arts #5276) is a fun charm pack book written by Me and My Sister Designs. These two ladies were absolutely delightful! I was so happy to meet them at market, and their book has several great charm pack projects in it!  Fresh Fabric Treats (Fresh Fabric Treats: 16 Yummy Projects to Sew from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes & More with Your Favorite Moda Bake Shop Designers) has been a "must have" book since it was first announced. This book will not disappoint--it has so many cute projects that there is sure to be something for everyone.  The photos are especially wonderful, plus it was fun for me to get it signed by so many of the "chefs!"

Jeanna Kimball has created some new needles called "Utility Quilting Needles" that will be available in a few months.  They are reinforced, making them stronger, and have a larger eye for using perle cotton when doing big-stitch quilting.  I was grateful to get a sample card that contains several sizes of the new needles--these will definitely be on my list to purchase.  Finally, I was able to get a copy of Kaari Meng's The French-Inspired Home, with French General.  Such a beautiful book with so many beautiful photos.  This edition is a new, paperback edititon of the previously published hard-cover volume.

Thanks to everyone who played along with my market bag guessing game here.  My new Oak Park bag was made with "Terrain" by Kate Spain, but since I also made a market bag using "Ruby" by Bonnie & Camille I took either answer.  The first five people to guess one of these lines got an e-mail from me this afternoon.  I have some Oak Park patterns to share, courtesy of Stephanie, and a little bit of "Ruby" for one winner!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


15 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Great pics...you certainly had a wonderful time & no doubt your head is brimming with ideas!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

you scored in the book department! WAHOO! :)

Think Outside the Box said...

Hi Sherri,

Thanks for all Market blogs, it's a great chance for those of us who don't get there to see what's in the quilting future, very exciting!

Dawn said...

thanks for sharing the great pics Sherri, it almost feels like I was there with you...maybe one day I will get over the expanse of water dividing us all...
Hugs Dawn x

Buckets said...

Awesome quilts in the 2nd picture. Ah how I wish I could've seen those in person! So glad you shared photos though! Definitely not too many market posts.

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

Fresh fabric treats...everytime I see that book I want mine to come soon!!!
Thank you for sharin!

LeAnn said...

You could post about Market for a month and I wouldn't get tired of it, so please keep going! I am so thrilled that you got to meet my hero, Heather Bailey. I had no idea she was involved with that book and have added it to my wish list. Thanks for always sharing such good suggestions. I have loved my Mormon Mom's in the Kitchen book that you recommended.

Stephanie said...

I couldn't pick a favorite booth. They're all wonderful. Looking forward to these new utility needles. Looks like you have some serious reading ahead.

Mary said...

Back to the first sentence - it would not be okay to NOT post about market if you have more to share! I love seeing the pictures!!!

Mama Pea said...

Looks like you really had a fantastic time. Thanks for sharing the French General area. I LOVE IT! And I haven't seen anyone else blog that photo. The new needles sound really interesting. I really want that whole display of Aurifil thread. I guess I'll have to settle for a color card, myself. I need to figure out where to get one. I wonder if Red Rock Threads has them?

Pat said...

Thanks for more pictures. I love them all.

Auntie Pami said...

I love the Basic Grey! Lots of fun decorating ideas. Thanks--and keep posting.

CaraQuilts said...

Oh I can't wait for Curio!!! I adore basicgrey, especially how different they're lines are.
I'm super jealous of all the awesome things I missed at Market!

Deb said...

I guessed Terrain because I love Kate Spain's lines alot! But I guess all the Ruby guessers got in ahead of me. I've enjoyed ALL the market posts!

CJ said...

Received my 'little bit of Ruby' and other goodies too. THANK YOU!!!
So much fun to see those little squares - now what to do with them? :D