Sunday, May 25, 2014

Quilt Market Favorites Spring 2014



I love everything about market...the atmosphere, the inspiration, the people, and the opportunity for travel. It's always hard to leave, but at least the photos do capture the beauty of the fabrics and designs. The view of the showroom floor is always amazing...and this is just one side of it!



 Heather Bailey has two new fabric collections coming out...this one, Parasol, is reminiscent of some of her earlier designs.


It was fun to get a picture with Emily Herrick who designs for Michael Miller fabrics...unfortunately, her amazing fabric covered deer didn't make it into this photo!

 

I also ran into Amanda who is the genius behind Westwood Acres on-line quilt shop. She is a talented quilter and designer with an amazing knack for color combinations.



 
And I was able to visit with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts whose blog was one of the first ones I started reading when I discovered the on-line quilting community!


 I have the most eclectic of taste in fabric and design--everything vintage caught my eye...


 as did the modern aesthetic in so many of the displays. This picture is from the booth of the talented Carolyn Friedlander who designs for Robert Kaufman. Her booth also happened to win first place for a single booth award.


I loved the quilt ladders in Carolyn Friedlander's booth, too.
 

 I showed a Jen Kingwell quilt the other day, but here are two others I love. The pattern isn't yet available for the above quilt, but I can't wait to make it when it comes out later this summer.

 And this Jen Kingwell quilt was another one that was incredible.


Speaking of incredible...Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company was at market! Her booth was absolutely beautiful. She had so many new patterns in a variety of sizes. I kept going back to talk with her and to gaze at the beautiful quilts. I can't wait to make so many of them...every time I visited her booth I changed my mind about which one to make first!
 

Carrie mixes traditional blocks and fun fabrics in such wonderful ways...but I did pick some favorites...
 

Her mini quilt wall was breathtaking!
 

I finally decided this version of her new Little Bite pattern, "Whit" would be first on my list (although the other two versions included in the pattern are tempting too). 
  
You can tell how much I loved her booth by the number of pictures I took!



It was also fun to see some of my friend Lori Holt's projects in the Riley Blake booth. I've seen Lori working on these fun patterns through Instagram and her blog, and they were fun to see in person.
 

Lori has some mini quilts too...so fun!
 


And of course I had to get a photo of some of my books in the C&T booth!
 

The Japanese fabric booths are always a lot of fun...packed full of color and inspiration...
 
  
And I loved the fabric flowers in the Art Gallery booth!



 Right now this is the only picture I have of my book signing...I hope I can find a better one from someone...come to think of it, I don't have a picture of my Schoolhouse presentation either...but both events were a lot of fun!


The Moda booth had a super fun photo shoot gadget...so I talked Lissa into taking a photo with me!

 

It was hard to say goodbye to Pittsburgh...the city was beautiful, the bridges and the rivers were breathtaking, and the people everywhere were friendly. We had some terrific food, too...there might have been a certain avocado/crab dip at a restaurant not too far from the Convention Center that I might have had three times in four days!

Thanks so much for following along on all of the market posts! I've actually been sewing quite a bit since I've been home...will share soon!



13 comments:

Jenni E said...

Thank you for this overview Sherri! Our taste is very similar so I loved the diversity of your pictures! It looks like you had a wonderful time. How do we have time for all the projects we want to do when we get back from these kind of things??

AnnieO said...

Looks like you had a full immersion and your smiling face conveys your excitement. Thanks for all the booth shots!

Charmaine McLaughlin said...

Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful pics! I appreciate all the hard work you put into these posts! You are so adorable and I hope you sell tons of your books....they're beautiful!!

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing. I love going to Quilt Market with you! Being at Market was one of the things I loved best about owning a quilt shop. But I'm also loving being retired and having lots of time to quilt!

Hildy said...

I love all the beautiful market pictures, thanks for sharing!

Sylvia Anderson said...

Thanks for the beautiful photos Sherri. I was immediately drawn to the Heather Bailey quilt because I love the appliqued flower. If possible, could you please tell me if there is a pattern available for the flower, which reminds me of a cross between a dahlia and a dresden. It's just beautiful.

Thanks,
Sylvia

Angela Smith said...

Such fantastic pictures, you looked like you really enjoyed yourself. Thanks for sharing these, it's nice to put some faces with companies we deal with online, happy sewing!! Can't wait to see what you're working on!

celkalee said...

Thank you for sharing all the offerings at Market for those of us who can't go there...even though I live in the host city. I joke that I will open a shop JUST so I can attend market! Your photos are so inspiring and dynamic. Glad you had such a good time in our city. See you next year.

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

Great photo's. It looks like it was a blast. Wish I was famous as a designer and could go. It looks like a lot of work too. I will be in Overton and Logandale this weekend for my brother's funeral. If you are home, I would like to meet you personally. Hope that is possible and you wouldn't mind.

kshackabq said...

Thanks, Sherri, for this great report. And congratulations on being a participant with your book signing.

Sigi G said...

Thank you for some more eye candy and inspiration from all your wonderful pics.

Bowbailey said...

Thank you for the wonderful post and quilt market follow up! I can't wait to purchase the flower quilt pattern by Jen Kingwell! I was so happy to read your post that this BOM is coming out as a pattern. I've made green tea and sweet beans and I'm working on the circle game-that ones a challenge!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Thanks for all the photos, particularly those of Carrie's booth!

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