As usual, fall Quilt Market in Houston was a colorful visual treat for all the senses and an overload of sewing/quilting and creative inspirations. Here are just a few of the booths and products that caught my eye when my camera was close in hand.
Fabric, fabric everywhere! It seems to me that this show, more than ever, featured so many new designer fabric collections. I sure am glad I am not a fabric buyer because it would be so difficult to narrow down my favorites. Here’s a peak at what was new:
Andover Fabric makes a big splash with their Downton Abbey collection – free tote bags at Schoolhouse. http://bit.ly/1go3SVm
Heather Bailey’s award winning booth.
How nice to meet Denyse Schmidt (no relation!) and see her Ansonia collection and Modern Solids. http://bit.ly/19whitQ
Anna Maria Horner’s beautiful Dowry collection. Anna Maria just had her 6th child…how does she do it all?!
Of course there were lots of other things besides fabric to get excited about. A couple of my favorite new products:
Terial magic spray that transforms fabric into paper like sheets. Makes incredible soft flowers that can be molded and formed. Exciting what can be done with it and the Silhouette Cameo. More things to add to Santa’s list.
And of course there are always the quilts!
Love the graphic look of this bicycle quilt. Sorry I didn’t write down the company who featured it in their booth.
How cute is this Dena Designs ruffle chevron quilt?
A happy BOM color therapy quilt program from Westminster Fibers. Inspired by Michele Bernhardt’s book Colorstrology: What Your Birthday Color Says About You. My color is nectarine…what does that say? I like to eat them! http://amzn.to/18UhKhp
And the booth that I thought was really unique:
Green Bee Design & Patterns. Love how they showed their patterns in muslin with the design lines in black. You can imagine them in just about any fabric. http://greenbeepatterns.com/
Here I am after my book signing. Thank you to Fabric Editions for helping me promote Precut Patchwork Party. I signed 20 books in 20 minutes–whee! http://amzn.to/HDkxWH
In Part 2, I’ll show you quilts from the exhibitions area.
Great post. Thank you for all the news on the new products and things.
Thanks! And there were so many more new things I didn’t get to photograph (and probably didn’t even get to see!)
Great post. And your new book looks like fun. Sorry I missed an opportunity meet you and check out the book at Market. Just so much to see and not enough time.
Isn’t that the truth! So much to see, indeed. Sorry I missed you!
let me know what East Coast shows you may be at… Lancaster?
Will do! Haven’t been to Lancaster yet, just the shows in NJ and occasionally the one near Phillie. Even though I made my first quilt 41 years ago, I am just getting back into it. Would be great to catch up!