Fall Quilt Market 2012 - Part I

If we had to sum up Quilt Market in just a few words, we'd have to say that it was an absolute blast! Stressful at times? Of course. But Houston is a great city, and there is no community of people we would have rather spent an entire week with than our fellow fabric and quilting enthusiasts!

With that said, putting together our booth was no easy task, and we knew from the start that there was a lot of work that needed to be done...

But we had some truly awesome people on the job, and after two full days of setup, we had a booth that we could really be proud of! If you did not have the opportunity to attend Market this year, or if you just never made it over to our booth, here is a complete look at all of our displays:

 

The new line everyone's been talking about - Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander! The quilt hanging on the wall is called Science Fair by Jaybird Quilts, and the pillows are from the Dresden Pouf pattern by Indygo Junction.

 

Folkloric Blooms is a new collection from Sue Spargo & Wendy Morris. The beautiful quilt on the left was pieced and quilted by Lisa Alexakis of Sew Modern (pattern will be available for free download from our website this December), and the equally stunning hexie quilt on the right was made by Sue & Wendy and will be featured in a self-published book coming January 2013.

 

This is Naptime, the newest line from Darlene Zimmerman - Darlene always has the cutest displays!

 

The quilt on the back wall is Cute & Cuddly by Darlene, which is a free pattern that you can download from our website, and the one on the left wall is Kimberly Jolly's Poppy quilt from the book Simply Fat Quarters. The hexie runner draped over the rocking chair was made from our Naptime pre-cut hexies, which will be available later this month!

 

Our basics display had a giant patchwork wall that brought tons of color to the booth - we couldn't help but smile whenever we looked at it :)

 

Spot On is a new basic for polka dot lovers! The quilts in this display were both made from the Spotty Resolution pattern by Liz Harvatine, which you can download for free here.

 

And what would Quilt Market be without some Kona Cotton Solids? Janice from Better Off Thread used only one Kona Bright Roll-up to make that quilt, which you can read more about on her blog. The pattern is Straight & Narrow from Cozy Quilt Designs.

 

Fusions Ombre is a great new assortment of blenders that gradate from light to dark and back again for a really cool effect. The Fauxgello quilt seen above is a faux bargello (hence the name) pieced by Ramona Burke and quilted by Angela Walters. The pattern will also be available for free download.

 

The Artisan Batiks display in our booth featured a ton of new projects and collections, including Lake Country, Elementals: Geos, Exotica, Color Source, Patina Handpaints, and Concerto II.

 

We also had a playful Dr. Seuss display for the new line, Oh the Places You'll Go (available Jan. 2013)! The walls were lined with totally cute graphics and some really fun quilts. The Big Pinwheel quilt on the left was made by Rachel Griffith of P.S. I Quilt, and the Off and Away quilt on the right is a free pattern now available on our website!

 

One of our new favorites is Suzy's Dollhouse by Suzy Ultman. And those dolls...super easy to make and ridiculously adorable!

 

And then there's Superhero, the brilliant new collection from Illustration Ink! As you can see from this nursery display, it's just perfect for young boys and girls and can be used in a multitude of different projects.

 

And last but not least, there's Don't Be Crabby from one of our favorite designers (and one of our favorite people in general), Laurie Wisbrun! We seriously love everything she does. The Come Sail Away quilt can be downloaded for free on our site, and you can find the pattern for those cute little whale softies on Etsy.

Well that's pretty much the whole booth. If you have a favorite display or collection, we would love it if you let us know in a comment. And make sure to tune in again in the next day or two - we will be highlighting all of our Schoolhouse sessions and some other great events we took part in as well, so you won't want to miss that!