Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fantastic Houston Quilt Market

I am back from Quilt Market and am buzzing with excitement and inspiration over what I saw!  I had a list of things to look and can't wait to share all of the new fabrics, books, patterns and other quilting goodies with you.  Here are some photo from some of the booths that i enjoyed and schoolhouses I attended.
The uber colorful Kaffe Fassett, stopped his needlepoint for a moment to chat.  Have you seen the new Kaffe fabrics that have arrived this past week in the shop?  Gorgeous!  I attended his schoolhouse, too, which gave me the opportunity to some of his and Brandon Mably's quilts up close.
A new Sudoku quilt from Moda fabrics.  The squares and patterns will come packaged together in a little 'game' box.
I just loved this quilt in the Moda booth!   My rep, Tom, gladly 'modeled' for me.
Using Moda's new American Jane line of fabric, I just loved this quilt, too!  The fabrics in this line had a touch of French country mixed with country American.  Vibrant, but not too bright, green, red, gold and blue.  Moda, as always, had a great showing of new fabrics, ranging from civil war inspired fabrics, to shabby chic florals to batiks and modern geometrics.
The long awaited Soul Blossoms from Amy Butler has finally come out for the world to see on fabric - and I can't wait for these to arrive in the shop!  The every beautiful Amy showed off her line in everything from quilts to pillows, handbags and dresses to raincoats, even decoupaging a table as decoration for her booth.  One of my favorites was this simple concept in a quilt...

Large blocks of fabric were pieced as the base and the surface was covered in randomly placed yo-yos of all sizes!  This one a trend that we picked up on at the show - dimensional embellishments on quilts.  You will see flowers, ric-rac, buttons, prairie points and more creating texture and dimension on quilts.  
Buttons and ric-rac - sweet!

I'll post more photos tomorrow.  Perhaps I'll be saving the best for last!

1 comment:

  1. Thank for sharing those photos since I didn't make the show this year! Everything looks so beautiful what an inspiration.