This quilt is called Over and Down Under, and is simply lovely. I want to make twenty. But this was a typical sort of sight and I’m afraid a typical sort of reaction from me.
And another. This came out last year, but to see it in person was really fun. And thanks to you all for leaving me comments and for entering our giveaway. The Husband Random Name Generator picked Mary of Lake Pulaski for the Elea Lutz book and Cathy C. for the Stashbusters book. (I’ll be in touch with you both by email.) Actually I wanted to pick you all, so the next giveaway is on June 2nd. And by the way, I’m working through all the comments where you asked me a specific question. Thanks for your patience. Now we continue. . .
But I also get giddy when I see Alison Glass’ fabrics, as they are lush and rich and saturated. These next few pictures are from Andover’s booths. Today’s post is the last of the business side of Quilt Market, before we break for an Oh Christmas Tree post on June 2nd. Then I’ll return to show you the beautiful quilts exhibited in the center of Market, award-winning quilts from Houston. Then we’re done with my lovely tumble down Alice’s — Quilt Market’s — rabbit hole.
Near the Andover gang is the Art Gallery gang. Above are the ordering tables, and now we’ll stroll through the quilt fabric designers’ booths.
Maureen Cracknell in front of her new collection.
Exquisitely quilted little piece of deliousness in Bonnie Christine’s booth.
This is Semaphore, Cindy Wiens’ quilt using my design, and it has been around the world, landing here for one more stop. Cindy did a terrific job. Mine is in the works; pattern coming soon.
I have no idea whose booth this was, but check out those chairs! Those colors! Wow!
Windham Fabrics was another favorite stop, and I did stop at their Pop-Up Shop before leaving on Saturday to pick up a few things. As I noted before, there was very little for sale on the floor; this was one place you could buy something.
Marcia Derse and her new collection, Studio Alphabet.
This is the corner for the new fabrics from Janine Vangool (of Uppercase Fame), inspired by designs from her magazine. (She gave me two magazines and a skinny pack of charm squares to use in a giveaway–coming soon!)
Natalie Barnes’ new collection Hand Maker.
RJReynolds is the parent company of many fabrics, most notably, Cotton & Steel.
I hunted all over for this quilt for SloStudio, the colorful confetti-style quilt in the center, and found it at Riley Blake; I posted it up on IG, and kept looking around. I apologize if I don’t have the names of the makers–the tables for the buyers were snugged up to some quilts and I didn’t want to interrupt the business of quilting. All the following photos were from Riley Blake’s booths. You should also know they had the most amazing mint chocolate truffles, and I sampled one. Okay, maybe two.
Lori Holt, in the green, waiting to sign books. She had a great booth with all her quilts.
Close-up of the above quilt. I love how they pieced the squares and fused on the leaves.
Fabri-Quilt had given me my Focus quilt to take home with me, so at the end of that last day, I posed it on the door handle going out and snapped a photo, as kind of a good-bye. I never ever expected to be here at Quilt Market, and quite frankly, wonder if I’ll be here again. It was a whirl of creativity, fabrics, colors, people, ideas and experiences. I’m so glad I was able to come.
(map of convention center, showing Fabri-Quilt’s booth)