Fall Quilt Market 2012 - Part III

There is always so much to take in at Quilt Market - everywhere you turn there's brand new fabric lines, quilt patterns, or tools. This time, we were so busy during the show that we barely had time to leave the booth! But we did get a few opportunities to steal away and walk the floor, and boy are we glad we did!

First, we went to see Carolyn Friedlander at her booth. It had a really nice architecture theme to it to go along with her new line Architextures, which she used to make her skirt and every quilt in the booth. She told us that she had a different outfit made out of Architextures for each day of the show - how amazing/adorable is that!?

 

 

Then we went to see Sue Spargo, and we were absolutely blown away by her folk-art quilts. Her signature way of mixing materials like wool and cotton is really quite amazing, and that kind of work was actually the basis for her new cotton line, Folkloric Blooms.

 

 

The EZ Quilting booth had a really nice celebration for Darlene Zimmerman's 20th Anniversary, and she's one of our favorite gals on the entire planet, so we couldn't miss that!

 

 

The booth also had a TON of awesome Kona projects...

 

...And an entire wall that they filled with the winning quilts from the EZ Dresden Quilt Challenge! You can see all of the winners here.

 

Betz White had some seriously fabulous bags, chairs, and other projects made with Stitch and Pure Organic Solids.

 

 

We also stopped by the Lollipops Designer Bindings booth and saw these super cute dresses made with Remix, Urban Zoologie, Heart Garden, and The Cat in the Hat.

 

 

Cozy Quilt Designs had a number of stunning quilts on display, including this batik beauty made from their Olympia pattern. We often turn to Cozy Quilts when looking for patterns to showcase our fabrics with because theirs are always so beautiful!

 

 

And then there was the Quilt Studio booth, which had as its centerpiece this fantastic tent made with our Celebrate Seuss Slicker laminated fabric - perfect for the kids!

 

 

Some of our favorite people also made appearances at the show, including the ever stylish Kelle Boyd of Ann Kelle! We even got to see her do a live interview with the gals from Fat Quarter Shop, which you can watch here.

 

 

Laurie Wisbrun, Fabric8 contest winner Andie Hanna, and Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts were all at show, and we're so happy we had time to spend with all of them! Here's a shot of Julie looking fabulous with her Science Fair quilt:

 

 

Overall, this Quilt Market was another great experience for us. But we're also curious what other people thought. So if you were at the show, we'd like to know, what were your overall impressions? Did anything in particular catch your eye this time?