I LOVE Quilt Market! I'm so glad Bari asked me to go because in spite of the amazing new fabrics, patterns, and books you get to see, the people are the best part. People fly in from all over the planet and come together to gush over thread. If extraterrestrials are watching us they must be taking interesting notes..."These quilted vest wearing beings stand in large groups playing with colored strings while smiling and hugging one another....no threat here. Next planet..."
This is the Aurifil booth. An incredibly popular area.
People swoon over this stuff. Why wouldn't they? Look at those colors.
Here are some of the personalities whom have their own collection of Aurifil threads (here with product manager Alex Veronelli are Pat Sloan, Pat Bravo, Jeni Baker, and I need to get the names of the other gals, sorry). See? Thread has a cult following. And they're nutty. Too much fun.
I was thrilled to see Laura Gunn and her new collection Cosmos.
One of the funnest booths to look at in the whole place.
The folks at Birch fabrics have some amazing fabrics and they use 100% organic fabric. To be honest, when it comes to fabric I don't care if it's organic or non-organic but when it's amazing you've got my attention. Their fabric is amazing. The colors are rich, the feel is great (for quilts and garments alike) and the knits are out of this world. They have the best knits I have felt. It reminds me of the Hanna Anderssen knits I used to buy for my girls. Gorgeous colors, perfect drape, and oh so soft. And organic to boot (consider me sold)!
Anna Griffin's booth was bright and stunning. I've always loved her fabrics and it's fun to see her expand her line to include more designers.
Josephing Kimberling. I'm a huge fan and am definitely keeping an eye on her.
Creations from Josephine's new Global Bazaar collection on the top shelf there. Stunning.
Charlotte Lyons. I've loved her ever since I started purchasing the Mary Engelbreit Home Companion books (before the magazine even). Great fabric collection there.
One of the best things about this market was the number of designers now coming out with RAYON! My heart seriously leapt when I started touching all of these amazing, drapy fabrics. Dresses, pajamas, blouses....the things I will make! While I enjoy quilting my heart really loves to sew clothes and it was nice to see some attention focused on us gals who think "garments" when we see great fabrcis. Yay!
Anna's going to love this picture. I just know it.
Again with the rayon! Valori Wells knocked it WAY out of the ball park this time with her beautiful booth and gorgeous patterns.
Check out this dress. Yep, rayon.
Tula Pink, once again, wowed everyone with her artistry and colors in her new collection Salt Water (if you loved Neptune, you'll need this).
I love this picture of Tula on her amazing couch snuggling Brandon Mably. Two incredibly gifted and fun people