2016 Spring Market Review June 13 2016
Hard to believe that three weeks has already passed since Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, Utah!
As many of you may know, Quilt Market is a bi-annual trade show for the quilting industry that is not open to the general public. On the show floor, you will find shop owners, fabric and pattern designers, fabric companies, distributors, media, publishers among other industry professionals all in search of new trends and ideas....and of course, on a mission to pet and fondle pretty fabric!
Unlike Fall Market 2015 where I braved 28 aisles of vendors alone, I was able to share this experience with my Mom. Now she can truly understand the method to my madness after seeing some of the behind the scenes of owning a quilt shop!
In addition to looking for new trends and ideas for quilters on the go, we also had the chance to meet up with some of our past and future Featured Designers to see what they have been up to and to film a fun video.
Middle left: Pauline McArthur of Funky Friends Factory
Middle right: Janeene Scott of Passionately Sewn
Right: Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession
Left: Scrappy Lawn Star from Jenny From One Block
Middle left: Jen Kingwell
Middle right: Happy Birds
Right: One Happy Bird!
Left: Alison Glass booth featuring her fabric lines for Andover Fabric
Middle left: Alison Glass
Middle right: Flower #1 embroidery kit
Right: Clover Sunshine Needle Book
Left: Helen Stubbings of Hugs N Kisses
Middle: Razz-A-Dazzle BOM coming to Red Thread Studio in July!
Right: Close up of a Razz-A-Dazzle embroidery block
Left: Jessica Van Denburgh of Sew Many Creations
Right: The Diva Frame Wallet
There was also several fabric lines that caught my eye.
Free Spirit Fabrics
Top Left: Mod Corsage by Anna Maria Horner
Top Right: Fast Friends by Juliana Horner
Bottom Left: Folk Art Revolution by Kathy Doughty
Bottom Right: Natural World by Snow Leopard Designs
Cotton + Steel Fabric
Cotton + Steel's guest designer Rifle Paper Co. created quite a buzz with Le Fleur.
Top Left: Trinket by Melody Miller
Top Right: Raindrop by Rashida Coleman Hale
Bottom Left: From Porto With Love by Sarah Watts
Bottom Right: Print Shop by Alexia Marcella Begg
Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Left: Marks by Valori Wells
Middle: Paint Box Basics by Elizabeth Hartman and her pattern Lepidoptera
Right: Euclid by Carolyn Friedlander
Shibori by Debbie Maddy for Moda Fabrics
Grafic by Latifah Saafir for Me + You by Hoffman Fabrics
Ella Blue Fabrics
Right: Matilda by Emma Jean Jansen
And finally, some handwork finds like wool appliqué and surface embellishment and English paper piecing.
Top Left: Folk Tails by Sue Spargo
Top Right: Bonus pattern from Folk Tails by Sue Spargo
Bottom Left: Wish Upon a Star by Sue Daley
Bottom Right: All Over the Octagon by Sue Daley
Do you have any favorites?