Fall International Quilt Market 2017 is in the books. And it was a pretty book.
With the Astros, Dodgers, a few thousand quilters and Jennifer Lopez in town, Houston was a happening place!
The Moda Designer Booths in one quick shot. A little blurry but it was fast, right? What? You’d like a slightly more leisurely perusal of the designers’ digs for last weekend? Okay, okay… you’ve twisted my arm. Get the beverage and snack of your choice, sit back and start scrolling. Some clicking will be involved. No worries… we’ll wait.
Linda’s Lilacs. Lilac Ridge will be blooming in February.
This one little house has everyone hunting to find white paper houses to cover with fabric. Camille. That girl.
Freya & Friends is a lovely collection of prints that coordinate with a printed Pillow Panel that makes a dollhouse, three little girls, their dog, a tea set, pillows and a quilt. It’s perfect for storytime. With the beautiful prints, make a child-size Artisan apron for playtime. Freya is from Janet Clare and she’ll be in shops in March.
Deb Strain is Homegrown. Deb’s collections always include a panel which can be used for quilts, pillows, tablerunners and wallhangings. On the left are a few of Coach House’s Homegrown Banners. On the right is Homegrown Happiness, a Moda Project Sheet and Kit.
Ella & Ollie. They’re not new designers, Ella is Elisabeth Figueroa. Ollie is what Joanna Figueroa’s Mom called her beau, a young man she was dating. Joanna’s Dad. Joanna? That’s Fig Tree & Co. The quilts are Rosehips and Nine-Patch Waltz.
Fig Tree Quilt Dots? Yes! Coming soon… That’s a good thing because picking a couple of favorites is going to take awhile.
They also have a gift for creating the best, cutest, most covetable little projects and accessories. Every. Single. Time.
Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson was flying solo this time in a lovely red and cream corner. Farmhouse Reds – it’s classic, modern, and gorgeous. From left to right, the quilts are: Mrs. Rose’s Best – Birds Hill Lane – On The Plus Side – Good Morning.
Since Polly had to miss Market this year, Laurie brought her 30-plus year-old Kitty. Kitty says Farmhouse Reds will be in shops in January. (By the way, with that chapeau, is Kitty the original Cat in a Hat?)
Cats were a huge hit at Quilt Market…
Even with all these cats in her booth, Stacie Bloomfield for Gingiber is not a “crazy cat lady”. She’s a super-cool, crazy about cats and Catnip artist! The quilts are Rows of Cats – Catnip – Hidden Kittens. These cats will be purring in January.
Jardin de Versailles. French General. (But you knew that.) Featuring a 14″ x 20″ panel print of Marie Antoinette that makes a perfect quilt medallion or pillow, Jardin adds a bit of new color to French General’s signature palette.
Mama’s Cottage by April Rosenthal – fresh, bright and really pretty. If these are your colors, get extra of everything! The prints are versatile and wonderfully blendable so use the red and green for a holiday quilt. The pink, yellow and orange would be perfect for a “fruit cocktail” quilt. Mama’s Cottage ships in January.
Did I tell you there was a big United Notions booth? It was long and narrow and quite perfect.
I’m sure you’re seeing a few other things we’ll share next time.
So that’s it for today. Almost.