Sunday, May 20, 2012

More Quilt Market

Sara Beth helped Debbie choose the Camilla collection by Anna Griffin fabrics to make the quilt below--

quilt design by Metropolitan Quilt

This & That patterns has a wonderful booth display of so many great quilts and little projects.  Many of them include an embroidery portion, like the pumpkins below.

Margaret is probably not going to thank me for this picture!  She was showing us Free Spirit and Westminster fabrics here, we really liked the illustrations spread out on the table here so some of those will find a home on the BP shelves.  Margaret is a local rep for those companies, so we also work with the fabric reps when they come into the store and show us what's new.
Pictured below is Jerry and his harem!  Jerry is another of our local fabric reps and such a good guy to work with.  You can see that his customers really love him!

At the Abbey Lane booth we heard all about her newest book, Just 4 Fun.  There are 4 fun quilts and even instructions for a wreath to match!  She has a good style that uses colors in an easy-to-master setting.

Madison Cottage Design was a new company name to us and we saw a couple of patterns that we purchased.  Her patterns all have food names!  She is from Idaho, and if you are on the mailing list for Keepsake Quilting, her Rhubarb Pie quilt is on the cover of the newest catalog.

JayBird Quilts is a big part of the "modern quilt movement", and even though we are far from young we find some common ground with her style and design sense.

Indygo Junction's designer, Amy Barickman, had a lot of new things to show us in their booth.  Some really cute garments and bag ideas with an emphasis on re-using clothing and textiles in new ways.

This small quilt was a feast for my eyes because it gives me an idea of what all those little hexagon blocks will become when I get enough stitched up.  This is a preview of a class I am going to do at the store starting in the fall.  Get your needle and thread ready!   Patchwork with Busy Fingers is a great source for English paper piecing designs and applique.
The inspiration comes from this Aussie designer, Sue Daley.  Debbie and I also went to a class that she taught and we learned how to make those curved clamshell pieces in the little quilt behind her.  A couple of the blocks in This Goes With That are shown below--

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