The Spring 2014 International Quilt Market held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was an amazing event with visual treats for every type of quilter. Prints and patterns provided the perfect backdrop for fantastic designs and amazing inspiration. It's hard to put it all together even after arriving home because there is just so much to think about. But here is a "mini-tour" of some of the beautiful colors and designs from the weekend.
The beautiful Alison Glass booth was one of the most photographed booths I saw. Every inch of this beautiful booth showcased a brilliant use of color.
Not only were the quilts and quilting incredible, but every detail seemed planned to perfection.
It was especially fun for me to see Jane Davidson's beautiful quilt in the Art Gallery Fabrics booth since I'd watched her progress on Instagram! And her quilt didn't disappoint...it was even more incredible in "real life."
Of course there were gentle spaces, too--where the use of color was minimal, and soft hues peacefully provided a respite from the busy aisles and booths. This gorgeous fountain in the Michael Miller booth was one of those spots of serenity!
Another peaceful area was the Fig Tree booth where classic design and vintage charm proved to be the perfect combination for today. (I had a few projects in this booth which I'll share more details on soon).
The Moda booth, with it's theme "Based on History...Design for Today" was a mix of beautiful color palettes in many different styles. I'll devote a full post to the different Moda designer booths in a couple of days.
New Moda designer April Rosenthal presented a colorful array of patterns in her display of her collection Best. Day. Ever!
A soft side of the Moda palette was displayed beautifully by Edyta Sitar. Her upcoming collection Heart's Content was one of my favorites.
Joel Dewberry has a new collection as well. The antler motif in his designs was a theme found in several collections.
Tula Pink's upcoming collection Moonshine was another feast of brilliant color and design.
And Emily Herrick's Rustique collection with two colorways is a marvelous modern mix I never tired of seeing.
Another booth I frequented was the booth of the amazing Jen Kingwell. One of her patterns is on my summer quilt list (Soon I'll be sharing a post on my summer "To Do List").
The fabrics and designs of Valori Wells also presented a beautiful array of color.
And Elizabeth Hartman's Aviatrix Medallion was even more stunning in person than in the photos I'd seen.
Of course color wasn't just to be found in the fabric. I love visiting the thread booths, and the Aurifil booth is always one of my favorites with brilliant collections of thread more beautiful than any rainbow.
Finally (for today), no over-view of market would be complete without a mention of the incredible "Cotton and Steel" collection. I'll be sharing more about this design group and the designers in a later post.
There is so much to share and to talk about. Hopefully by doing a series of market posts I can sort it all out for myself and for you! Next up will be a preview of the upcoming Moda collections along with photos from the always fabulous Moda Schoolhouse.
Thanks so much for stopping by!