Hello, I’m glad you’ve stopped by today! I’m sharing more inspiration from the Houston Quilt Market which took place just about a week ago. I’ve already shared three other posts on this topic which I’ll link again at the bottom of this post, but I had a few more photos from around the show that just didn’t fit in the other posts. I hope you’ll enjoy these inspiring booth and display photos.
Everything you Need to Know About the Houston Quilt Market
International Quilt Market is a trade show for shop owners and retail professionals that isn’t open to the general public. It’s held each spring and fall, and the fall show is always in Houston just before Quilt Festival which is open to the public.
This year’s show (as with all of the shows I’ve been to) is full of incredible quilts and quilting, new products and patterns, and the loveliest of displays. It’s impossible to attend without feeling the energy and getting inspired along the way. I am always scribbling notes about things I want to make on my airplane ride home.
Quilt Market Trends 2019
As I walk the show, I usually try to look for trends that might be just on the horizon, and this year I really had a difficult time pinning some down. I did sense a real appreciation for the home arts, homemaking skills and quilting that was displayed in many of the booths and portrayed in many quilts.
Tula Pink’s booth is always full of bright beautiful colors and designs, and her upcoming Homemade fabric collection and quilts surely captured the essence of what I thought was one of the biggest themes of the show. I love her beautiful quilts and accessories.
Another designer whose gorgeous, bright fabrics always create a brilliant display of color, pattern, and texture is Alison Glass. I always enjoy stopping by her booth to see what she is working on.
Anna Maria Horner
I always visit Anna Maria Horner’s booth at quilt market and love her beautiful displays and quilts. This year, the heart quilt in the lower right hand corner of the photo is what caught my eye. My grandmother taught me to applique’ using simple heart shapes. And as soon as I saw this quilt I knew I needed to make something with the plastic heart template my grandmother made for me so many years ago.
The By Annie booth is another one I always have to visit when I’m at quilt market. I’ve made many of her patterns and really love the fun and functional designs she comes up with for each quilt market. I have a couple of her newest patterns that I’m hoping to make for gifts and for myself this holiday season.
Just a Few More Notes
Finally, this gorgeous blue & white quilt by Lisa Bongean from the upcoming Blue & White Quilts Book. (See my post on the book with more photos here). I loved being able to see it in person once again this fall–it’s just such a gorgeous quilt.
This week will be a busy one on the blog with three giveaway posts beginning later today. I’ll also have book giveaways on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Then, on Friday I’ll be sharing block 7 for the Sunday Best Quilts Sampler Sew Along. And the Saturday Seven rounding out the week.
Happy Quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Have you been to the Houston Quilt Market before? Share in a comment below!