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Quilt Market Recap

Karen Flournoy

Posted on November 08 2018

Quilt Market Recap

We’re just back from our fifth year attending the 2018 International Quilt Market and it did not disappoint! We hope you followed us on social media, but if not, let us share a few great highlights!

 It was great to see (old) friends we’ve known since our first year attending, and we continue making new friends each year we attend – we get to geek out and talk sewing for three whole days!!!

 Tula Pink always brings her signature bright colors and imagination with her, and Tula herself is in the booth to answer questions and pose with all of her fans! Don’t worry, we were able to snag a photo op with her, see below ;) She’s named her newest fabric, Pinkerville after her imaginary land, aptly named, Pinkerville, which is full of unicorns and a sea monster. The sea monster is my favorite and makes me think of my childhood when I was fascinated with The Lochness Monster – which if let’s be honest, is still fascinating to think about! Her love for quilting and her creative spirit is evident in her booth as well. She actually sews the quilts that are displayed in her booth, and one of her best friends quilts them! What an amazing team!

 Ruby Star Society, formerly the artist/designers at Cotton + Steel, debuted together and everyone was abuzz. We were only given a small glimpse of the newest collection, but we are just thrilled to know their talents will continue to be showcased in the fabric world. Yay!!!

 Which brings me to our friends at Cotton + Steel. We were all left wondering what would come next with the departure of the ladies... Guess what? C+S is going to take us on a trip around the world, and the first stop is Japan! Each season moving forward will feature a new stop on the globe. The spring 2019 collection will also feature the wildly popular Rifle Paper Co’s line, Wildflower. And as always, it is beautiful! Each of the designers featured bring different styles to their spring 2019 collections and we can’t wait to share them all with you in our shop come January!

 Whenever a box from Alexander Henry is delivered to our shop, we open it with eager anticipation, wondering what goodies we will find inside. Well, their booth is no different! This year we found ourselves immersed in a vintage Christmas and I have to say, this is right up my alley! AH was showing off their Christmas 2019 collection, and I am in love with their signature large scale prints and bold colors that feature Christmas trees, festive gift tags, sweet angels, and jolly old Santa. But don’t fret, of course they also offer plenty of other exciting prints that will be delivered to our shop soon, so be on the lookout for snowball (yes, SNOWBALLS), Frida fabric, tacos, skeletons, cats, tropical fish, scuba divers and more!

 You can also expect arrivals from a new fabric line named Figo, as well as Blend Fabrics, Anna Maria Horner’s Conservatory, Japanese imports, and the list goes on!

And I could go on and on about the creative energy I felt in the convention hall, and the endless hours of work that lead up to it do not go unnoticed. Now my only problem is how can I add more hours to the day, so I can make all amazing things swirling around in my brain!?!?

 

Happy Sewing!

Karen

 

 

 

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