Fall Quilt Market 2013 in Houston was a whirlwind of busy, buzzing activity. Fun, exhilaration, exhaustion, late nights, sore feet, blissful fabric foray. This time I went with my BFF (best fabric friend) Jamie and I think we hit all the high spots but it still didn't feel like enough time to cover everything (yet I was so glad when that plane took off homeward bound).
Here are some highlights:
Heather Bailey's booth was stunning and took the 1st prize spot for a single booth. It's a great accomplishment considering she and Isaac were planning a double booth and had to buzz-saw it down to a single size just a few days before market began. This stunning paper pieced butterfly stole the show. Heather's newest collection is Lottie Da and it's her first quilting weight collection in awhile and it's classic Heather with it's vibrant colors and fresh flowers. And the best part is she's got another collection coming out at the same time! True Colors is a collection by Heather and 3 of my favorite designers Joel Dewberry, Jenean Morrison, and Anna Maria Horner. I'm thrilled to see all of it and I think you'll love it just as much as I do.
Here is a better look at the whole booth. So pretty.
Here's a better look at some things made from Lottie Da. You're going to love it!
The Aurifil booth was a fresh slice of The Price is Right with the putting greens everywhere. Get the ball in the hole and the prize is a nice spool of their very awesome thread. I tried twice and tanked both times. It's harder than it looks.
Tula Pink's booth was classically funky, especially with those stars on the floor. Her new collection is called Fox Field and the colors are out of this world.
Here she is at her school house presentation. Such a quilt!
The girls over at Marie-Madeline had another darling booth (which they stuffed into a van for the 10 hour drive with themselves, their grandparents, and their luggage!). Run over to their blog for some great pictures so you can truly appreciate the cuteness. They are the sweetest gals and their patterns are absolutely wonderful.
And some of the biggest news was the launch of Cotton & Steel by RJR Fabrics. It's the brainchild of the folks at RJR and designers Melody Miller, Rashida Coleman-Hale, Alexia Abegg, Kim Kight, and Sarah Watts. Watch the video here (you'll love it).
Here is Sarah Jane Studios newest collection (and newest baby in the "boy tent"!) called Wee Wander and it's a very special and whimsical collection. Horses, fireflies, and stars.... another must have.
And Anna Maria Horner has another rich and colorful fabric collection. It's called Dowry and you will love this as much as you love her other collections.
That's it for now. More pictures coming. Keep on sewing!