Quilt Market is the quilting and sewing world's time to shine. New fabric collections debut, innovative products launch, and industry "rock stars" are out to meet and greet. You may have heard of the Quilt Market and Quilt Festival shows that happen every October in Houston, Texas. Awesome for sure, but did you know that each spring there's another Market that lands in a different city? This spring, it rolled into our neck of the woods: Portland, Oregon. Join us for a photo tour of a few highlights.
Top image left to right: section of one of several Farmhouse quilts from Fig Tree & Co. for Moda; section of a quilt from the Camelot Fabric's booth; gorgeous Anna Maria Horner with Sew4Home editor, Liz Johnson; quilt from Anna Maria’s Passionflower collection for FreeSpirit; adorable quilt from Bunny Hill Designs for Moda; too-cute-for-words VW Bus pillow from Tula Pink’s new Zuma collection for FreeSpirit; collection of patchwork and appliqué pillows with play tent from Premier Prints; small section of an amazing and colorful quilt in the Aurifil booth; one of four deliciously plush robes from Shannon Fabrics.
As always, we came away from Market full of new energy and ideas, and endlessly impressed by the creativity that lives in every corner of the amazing community.
Above left to right: Loved all the little "non-fabric" goodies in the Moda booth ... those tins!; Anna Maria’s booth for FreeSprit, debuting her new collaboration collection: Conservatory; Rashida Coleman’s latest and final collection for Cotton + Steel; fun fashions from Premier Prints; the always stylish Gretchen Hirsch aka “Gertie” – Michael Miller Fabrics' latest licensed designer, Flatter display in the Soak booth, stay tuned for more clothing care tips coming to S4H from Soak!
Above left to right: Elizabeth Hartman in her Robert Kaufman booth with Arctic; Tula Pink’s booth featuring her new Zuma collection; Liz with fellow Oregonian, the amazing Violet Craft in her Robert Kaufman booth with awesome photo bombing Farmland cow; closeup of Penny’s Dollhouse by Darlene Zimmerman; Montagu, the Original Morris & Co., FreeSpirit; Shannon Fabrics super cute baby outfit in Sherpa fleece and Embrace®.
Above left to right: “At the Waterhole” by Sheila Finzer, Second Place Quilt in the Art-Pictorial category; Kokka sample display; Valorie Wells’ “anniversary quilt” in the Robert Kaufman booth; display of Alison Glass quilts at Andover Fabrics; Liz with Bradley Mitchell from Aurifil.
Above left to right: beautiful quilt in the Maywood Fabrics booth; cute Paper Doll collection, Riley Blake - J. Wecker Frisch; Kait Witte, goofing around with Minky samples in the Michael Miller Fabrics booth; lounging on giant spool chairs in the Sulky booth.
Above left to right: Moda - Lella Boutique; “portrait” quilts in the Art Gallery Fabrics booth; Liz with Kim Niedzwiecki of Go-Go Kim, sitting and catching up; Erin Sampson and Hillary Jordan from Aurifil Thread; Farmhouse by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda; Ellen from Shannon Fabrics hamming it up wrapped in fluffy faux fur.
Thanks to all the old friends we got to hug and the new folks we were thrilled to meet.
We're already planning great projects and techniques to bring to you!