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!