Sunday, May 30, 2010

Quilt Market, Part 1

It's hard now for me to believe that just last weekend, just 7 days ago I was in the midst of Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Quilt Market is always such a day is classes, lots of classes....really way too many classes. By the end of the day you feel as though your head is going to explode with information about the newest notions, the coolest fabrics, books and patterns to WOW our the "how to run a quilt shop" type of thing to make displays, how to fold fat quarters, how to do the accounting (I usually send Mr. Scottie Dog to these!) and so much more. There are 20+ sessions of 15 minutes or 30 minutes over 6 hours.

But what I am sure YOU want to hear about is what I saw at Market. Here's some pictures.Cindy Taylor Oats in her booth. We've ordered her new book: Mother and Daughter Aprons.
My good friend Jo Morton and I pause for a picture. Jo taught in Eureka several years ago. She designs Civil War era fabrics for Andover, writes books and patterns.
Button, button, WE'VE got the buttons...yes these fantastic over-sized buttons are coming soon. Use them on jackets, purses, bags even quilts if you want!
We can't go to Market without seeing our friend Jackie Clark! She designs lovely clothing and accessories for babies & children. I'm sure you've seen the baby jackets & ruffled pants hanging in the store. Now she has a delightful little Posy Pocket Top. The patterns have already arrived! Jackie mentions Liz in every class or lecture she gives....Liz told her how easy to follow her patterns were and made quite an impression on Jackie.
Are you a Princess? A Quilting Queen, Diva of Everything? Then you'll need some "PINcess Pins." They come in several color collections. So sweet, so'll feel like a Princess every time you use them.
One of the great things about the booths is that you'll get lots of ideas...check out the tiny rick rack on the quilt and the Jumbo rick rack on the pillowcase.
These darling baby shoes are just one of the projects in Anna Maria Horner's new book....should be arriving soon!
So that's just Quilt Market Part 1. Come back soon for Part 2.


Celine Perkins said...

I'm so glad that people are still posting market news. Even though I was there for every hour of it, I didn't get to see much!

Good to see you!

Beka and Jason Haché said...

I made my first pair of Anna Maria's baby booties yesterday, so cute!!! And it was fairly easy - felt like I had made something super snazzy (but easy!).
I don't have any cute buttons though, ones worthy of these adorable booties, so I need to go to the store!

Laura Flynn said...

Who had the Princess Pins? I was at Market too but missed those. I know someone who NEEDS those!
Laura Flynn
Cotton Patch Quilt Shop
University Park, FL