Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spring Quilt Market Highlights

Where do I begin... Spring Quilt market is my favorite show, and we were lucky enough to have it held right here is SLC!  I have two favorite things to do at market,

1:  Schoolhouse!

This is where you meet all the designers face to face and see their newest fabric designs, products, books and patterns, and learn directly from them what inspires them to create!  I just love it, and yes, by the way, most designers are real people just like you and me.  However, I sometimes find it hard to keep from dropping to my knees and raising my arms in worship when Jo Morton shows up if you know what I mean!
She does have a new book coming out in a couple of weeks, and you'll never guess who won a copy of the book from Jo herself.....that's right,   The Quilter's Haven Clan!!!  We will have a give away in the shop when it arrives and give a copy to one lucky winner in June!

Just a side note... I am not a photographer! and should leave this task to someone else!  I somehow seem to get the back of someones head in the frame, or snap a pic just when you do something which may seem a little unflattering, I can't help it I guess.  My apologies in advance to all those whose beautiful faces I have so graciously cut-off the tops of your heads, snapped a good shot of your backside etc, etc... I seem to be more focused on the quilts obviously

Here is just a couple of my favorites

Tula Pink isn't she just the cutest thing!!

and I just love this frog panel she had printed up.  
Her new line is called Prints Charming and I can't wait to get it in the shop. 

and a little something from the Moda Bakeshop Girls.  Their new book Fresh Fabric Treats will be available soon, so reserve your copy today

a beautiful quilt by Anni Downs, "Some Kind of Wonderful" published by Kansas City Star Quilts.  We have a few copies at the shop, but they won't last long.
and I have to slip in a little Heather Bailey, just because she is soooo cute!!  
Her new line of fabrics are Home Decor and Cotton Sateens in traditional "Heather" style, I just love them! and I'm sure you will too!

 just a few more beauties from Jo Morton's new book, "Banner Day"

and this is just a sampling of the new Prairie Girls Sewing Circle, don't you just love this traditional style!

 this is Jan Patek's new block of the month, coming to our shop this Fall!

and the second best thing about market:

Okay, here are just a few of the many, many, inspiring things that I saw, and you will see soon in our shop

Joel Dewberry's new line is amazing

two new patterns from Bananafana
new Fig Tree postcard patterns

the new book by Pie Plate Patterns "No Sew - Pie to Go"

one of Lori Holt's patterns featuring her new line of fabric by Riley Blake called "Sew Cherry".  We have this entire line in stock, with Charm packs, Jelly Rolls, and Layer Cakes!
a little more Riley Blake Goodness!

one of the amazing new lines by Birch Fabrics...and if you are looking for organic cottons, this is the line for you

Indygo Junction pattern using the new Michael Miller line "Peacock Lane" by Violet Craft....absolutely LOVE it!!!

just a peek at Sandy Henderson's new line "Secret Garden"

Lila Tueller has done amazing things with her new line of laminated cottons.  This pleated tote and organizer pattern will be available soon.  You will truly be excited to see all the new patterns using laminates, and as you know we have a huge selection of these, with many more on order!! 

 A little overwhelming!  I agree. but I want to leave yo with a pic of my favorite quilter......

 and since I did not run into him personally, this will have to do....xoxo Ty....wish you could have made it to SLC in person!

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