Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fall Quilt Market 2013

Quilt Market is like a candy store for fabric and quilt junkies.  24 rows each featuring about 20 booths of pattern designers, fabric designers, notion suppliers, magazine and book publishers, sewing machines.....  It is overwhelming for first timers and inspiring for veterans.

My booth was on a corner so I was able to take advantage of the outside wall.  The quilts shown here (from left to right) are "Quack" featuring Ducks in a Row by American Jane, "Alphabet Soup" featuring ABC123 by American Jane and "Butterfly Summer Runner and Lap Quilt" featuring Woodland Summer by Holly Taylor.

Here is the inside of my booth.  I made a coordinating quilt rug and table cover.   The blue quilt in the middle is "Dreamin'" featuring Daydreams by Kate Spain.

From left to right, "New Day" featuring Piecemakers by Kathy Schmitz, "Comfort" (table runner) featuring Piecemakers by Kathy Schmitz, "Village" featuring Le Bouquet Francais by French General, and "Flea Market" featuring Little Black Dress 2 by Basic Grey.

From left to right, "Heels" featuring Little Black Dress 2 and High Street by Lily Ashbury, "Bon Voyage!" featuring Printemps by 3 Sisters, "Baby Bird" featuring Storybook by Kate & Birdie and "Antoinette" featuring Printemps by 3 Sisters.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fall 2013 Quilt Market

It's Thursday night in Houston and my friend Marcie and I are relaxing in our hotel after our flight.  The final two quilts have been bound and tomorrow we head to the George Brown Convention Center to set up our booth.  As usual, it has been a long haul to get here.  I am showing 22 new quilts featuring fabrics from Deb Strain, Kathy Schmitz, Eric & Julie Comstock, Basic Grey, Lily Ashbury, French General, Kate & Birdie, American Jane, Kate Spain, 3 Sisters and Stephanie Ryan.

Alphabet Soup
These two kids quilts feature fabrics by American Jane.

Alphabet Soup is 62" x 75" and features ABC123 but could be made from any primary colored fabric group.

Quack! is 38" x 46" and features American Jane's newest fabric line "Ducks in A Row".

My new website was launched this week.  I finally broke down and hired a professional to build my site.   I am really happy with it and hope you like it to.  Please let me know what you think.  Keep on Quilting!  Barb