I'll try not to gloat too much--but how many places are out there where you can meet with friends and
see wonderful new things? That's Quilt Market.
I know you've seen lots of pics of the Minick and Simpson
booth and there's a good reason for that--it was wonderful! I've designed a couple
using their fabrics before and Pam
has stitched up a couple of bags
using their new "Wiscasset"
line and they both looked really elegant.
Here's Pam getting all giddy over the vintage cherry fabric that Laurie gave her.
Next up was Miss Rosie's
booth, where yes, Pam got another gift.
I just love Carrie's patterns...I own several and have even begun a couple. Which will be finished someday
. Really. Carrie has blogged about losing her voice and it's no wonder...everyone wants to stop by and talk to her! I wanted better shots of her booth but every time I tried to go back it was filled with customers.
Had to stop and swoon at the Fig Tree booth...Joanna
has done it again--each Market I think her latest is the best, but I've been wrong each time. This one is: "Mill House Inn".
Can't wait to get my hands on it. Nicole
already has--just look at how gorgeous this quilt is!Joanna is famous for her very unique palette, but you probably don't know the lengths to which she will go. I can tell you that even her lunch consists only of the Fig Tree colors--the lettuce in her salad was just the right green, and the croutons, chicken, and dressing coordinated as well. I really wanted to take a picture, but she wouldn't let me.
See that gorgeous hatbox Joanna made? She got quite creative with it while I was there but again, she wouldn't let me take a picture. What's up with that.
She did permit me to take her picture with Pam.
Another favorite booth is always Kay's
. Yes, she's got terrific new patterns and I'm vowing to make each one. We'll see how that goes. Anyway, I'm sure she'd love to punch me every time I go on and on about how freaking adorable she is, but isn't she?? I mean, really! Here she is modeling her new "Catherine Coat" out of the new French General fabric...the details are amazing--look at the buttons! I do believe that's the "Sabrina Tunic" she's wearing underneath.
Kay wanted you to see the detail on the back of the coat--that's just one of the many variations in the pattern.
The convention center was divided in half, with quilts displayed in the middle. When I've had a booth I've never had a chance to see the exhibits, so this was a nice treat. Here's a couple of my favorite quilts from the Country Living Classics
"Red Owls" by Karin Peirce
and "Wild Geese" by Joan Leahy Blanchard. I've always been especially drawn to quilts like this one--my favorite part of quilt making is working with picky little pieces.
Final pic is of some goodies I picked up while walking the aisles...I adore these vintage buttons--I SO should have gotten a few more.
Stopped by Holly's
booth--I'm glad it's been thoroughly blogged because I didn't think to get a photo--the new line of fabric is just beautiful. As is this chocolate bar, which I'm relieved didn't melt on the way home. (It was 108 degrees here on Sunday!!)
I think that pretty much covers it from here...but stay tuned because there will be giveaways and kit information coming soon.