It's that time of year again! We recently returned from Spring '15 Quilt Market in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This season, we had booths from featured designers Elizabeth Hartman, Angela Walters, McKenna Ryan, Darlene Zimmerman, Carolyn Friedlander, and Valori Wells, as well as booths for our Essex Linen, Artisan Batiks, Shimmer collection by Jennifer Sampou, and a Sewing Studio (featuring House of Denim and Essex). Because many of you aren't able to attend Quilt Market, we wanted to provide a bit of a "virtual" tour of our booths! We also wanted to give you all a chance to win some awesome prizes revolving around our featured Quilt Market booths (Yippee!). Read through this post and find giveaway information at the end!
Before we get into our booth tour, here are a few photos of our set-up process. It takes a large team, two long days, and a lot of hard work to get everything up and running.
Take a look and click on the projects to head to their respective project pages!
Elizabeth Hartman's "Rhoda Ruth" Collection
Rhoda Ruth, Elizabeth Hartman's debut collection with Robert Kaufman, is inspired by her grandmother's glamorous costume jewelry collection. It features adorably glamorous animals mixed with bejeweled geos in a range of tonals set in Elizabeth's signature color palette. Check out her booth below!
Projects from left to right: The Kittens, Genny & Ruth, Cat Friends Pillow, Genny & Ruth, Fancy Fox, Fancy Fox II Pillow, Thistle Pillow, Hazel Hedgehog II, New Wave, Fox and Hedgehog pillow, The Kittens, Allie Owl, Bunny, Thistle (all designed and made by Elizabeth Hartman). Click projects for more information.
Angela Walters' "Drawn" Collection
Angela Walters' first collection for Robert Kaufman, Drawn, is available in regular width and in 108" Wide, perfect for quilt backs! The collection epitomizes Angela's signature quilting style, and many of the prints double as quilting guides. Check out her booth below!
Darlene Zimmerman's "Naptime" Collection
This Naptime booth is overflowing with cuteness! Darlene's newest '30s inspired collection features mini cat, bunny, and elephant prints, plus signature blenders and the sweetest sleepy animal panel! Take a look below!
Projects from left to right: Sunny Days (designed and made by Darlene Zimmerman, quilted by Stone Ridge Quilting), Naptime Friends (Designed by Darlene Zimmerman, made by Ramona Rose, quilted by Tanya of Free Range Quilter). Click on the projects for more information.
[*Not pictured: Playing with Blocks table runner designed and made by Darlene Zimmerman]
McKenna Ryan's "Enchanted Pines" Collection
McKenna Ryan debuted her first Robert Kaufman fabric collection, Enchanted Pines, at Quilt Market. With a gorgeous two-booth display, McKenna showcased all that the Enchanted Pines collection has to offer, along with some beautiful new patterns. Check it out below!
Projects from left to right: Forest Tracks (designed by Robert Kaufman Fabrics, made by Kristi Ryan), Hello?! and Anybody Home?! (designed and made by McKenna Ryan), Bear Creek Cabins (designed and made by McKenna Ryan), Aurora Ridge (designed and made by McKenna Ryan), Enchanted Navigation (designed by Robert Kaufman Fabrics, made by Kristi Ryan). Click on projects for more information.
McKenna's booth also won the FIRST PLACE double booth award! Congratulations McKenna!
Carolyn Friedlander's Newest Patterns
Carolyn Friedlander's booth focused on her newest patterns: the Collection quilt (a block of the month quilt featuring needle turn applique) and Austin House quilts. She placed a large emphasis on combining different types of fabrics, including Essex, Gingham, and the Doe collection.
Valori Wells' "In the Bloom" Collection
Valori Wells' newest collection, In the Bloom, features a wide variety of floral prints in a range of colors, and is also available in knit. Check out her newest quilt and apparel patterns!
Precut Pop Up Shop!
Before stocking up our Pre Cut Pop Up Shop, we took our precuts to sample spree!
Our "Sewing Studio" featured a variety of Robert Kaufman fabrics (including our House of Denim, London Calling, and Essex Linens), perfect for quilting, garment sewing, and bags! Check out the projects below!
Projects from left to right: Caravan Tote (designed by noodlehead, made by Knitty Bitties), Super Tote (designed by noodlehead, made by Knitty Bitties), Alder Shirt Dress (designed by Grainline Studio, made by Knitty Bitties), Half Way Home quilt (designed and made by Heather Jones), and Bistro Dress (designed by Liesl + Co, made by Knitty Bitties). Click on projects for more information.
Jennifer Sampou's "Shimmer" Collection
Jennifer Sampou's new Shimmer fabrics are the perfect elegant addition to your quilting and apparel fabrics. Check out these awesome projects by exploring below, and be sure to check out the official lookbook!
Projects from left to right: Starry Night (designed and made by Janice Ryan of Better Off Thread, quilted by Angela Walters), Zip Top Tote (designed and made by noodlehead), Octagon Shimmer quilt (designed and made by Jennifer Sampou, quilted by Jocelyn Marzan), Amelia Dress (designed by Green Bee Patterns, made by Christine Haynes), Sigma Dress (designed by Paper Cut Patterns, made by Christine Haynes), Snacktime quilt (designed by Jaybird Quilts, made and quilted by Kristi Ryan). Click on the projects for more information. [*Not pictured- Bucket Bag by noodlehead, Strips and Selvages by Jennifer Sampou]
Aside from our designer booths, we had booths featuring both our Essex Linen collections and our Artisan Batiks collections.
For Essex, designers Valori Wells, Carolyn Friedlander, Elizabeth Hartman, and Angela Walters provided us with a quilt made entirely of Essex Linen and/or Essex Yarn Dyed fabrics!
Valori Wells & Essex
Carolyn Friedlander & Essex
Elizabeth Hartman & Essex
Angela Walters & Essex
This quilt is called Cube. It was designed and made by Ruth Doss and quilted by Angela Walters. It features Essex Linen and will be a FREE pattern, available for download from our website in June 2015. Click on the project for more information.
Free Range Quilter & Essex
This quilt is called Floating Jewels. It was designed and made by Tanya of Free Range Quilter. It features Essex Linen and Essex Yarn Dyed and is available as a free pattern download on our website. Click on the project for more information!
Our Artisan Batiks booth featured Artisan Batiks: Elementals, Artisan Batiks: Lafayette, Artisan Batiks: Nature's Creation, Artisan Batiks: Serendipity, and Artisan Batiks: Color Source. Check them out below!
Artisan Batiks: Elementals
Projects from left to right: Series of Stripes- Flying Striped Geese, Series of Stripes- Sorbet Ripples, Series of Stripes-Bubblegum Chevrons, Series of Stripes- Sherbet Herringbone (all designed by Robert Kaufman and made by Ramona Rose). Click on the projects for more information.
Artisan Batiks: Lafayette
This quilt, Ocean Rhythms, was designed and made by Jan Douglas and quilted by Donna Doberstein.
Artisan Batiks: Nature's Creation
Artisan Batiks: Serendipity
Artisan Batiks: Color Source
And finally... THE GIVEAWAY!
We have some precuts and color cards we want to give away... will you help us out? :)
One person will win a Spring Quilt Market prize pack, which includes: 2 color cards (Essex Linen and House of Denim), 6 charm packs (Artisan Batiks: Serendipity, Artisan Batiks: Nature's Creation, Jennifer Sampou's Shimmer, Elizabeth Hartman's Rhoda Ruth, Darlene Zimmerman's Naptime, and Valori Wells' In the Bloom), a Drawn by Angela Walters' fat quarter bundle in water color story, a Doe by Carolyn Friedlander roll up, and an Enchanted Pines Star Ombre charm roll by McKenna Ryan- over $200 retail value (WHAT?!)!
The giveaway will run from Tuesday June 2nd at 12PM Pacific Time until Tuesday June 9th at 12PM Pacific Time. It is open internationally. Follow the instructions below! We have tried to create options across all social media platforms so that as many people can be included as possible. Good luck!!