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!

 Spring Market 2016 - Salt Lake Convention Center

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!

Spring Market 2016 - Me and Mom Collage

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.

Left: Lee Chappell Monroe of May Chappell.  Lee is now a Craftsy instructor and will be teaching at QuiltCon East in Savannah, GA in 2017!

Middle left:  Pauline McArthur of Funky Friends Factory

Middle right: Janeene Scott of Passionately Sewn

Right: Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession

Spring Market 2016 - Lee Chappell Monroe, Pauline McArthur, Janeene Scott, Kathy Doughty

Left:  Scrappy Lawn Star from Jenny From One Block

Middle left: Jen Kingwell

Middle right: Happy Birds

Right: One Happy Bird!

Spring Market 2016 - Jen Kingwell

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

Featured Designer - Alison Glass

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

Featured Designer - Helen Stubbings

Left: Jessica Van Denburgh of Sew Many Creations

Right:  The Diva Frame Wallet

 Spring Market 2016 - Jessica VanDenburghDiva 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

Spring Market 2016 - Free Spirit Fabrics

Cotton + Steel Fabric

Cotton + Steel's guest designer Rifle Paper Co. created quite a buzz with Le Fleur.

 Spring Market 2016 - 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

Spring Market 2016 - Cotton + Steel

Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Left: Marks by Valori Wells

Middle: Paint Box Basics by Elizabeth Hartman and her pattern Lepidoptera

Right: Euclid by Carolyn Friedlander

Spring Market 2016 - Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Shibori by Debbie Maddy for Moda Fabrics

Spring Market 2016 - Shibori by Debbie Maddy 

Grafic by Latifah Saafir for Me + You by Hoffman Fabrics

Spring Market 2016 - Grafic by Latifah Saafir

Ella Blue Fabrics

Left: Gembrook by Rosalie Dekker and center medallion of Memories of Gembrook

Right: Matilda by Emma Jean Jansen

Spring Market 2016 - Ella Blue Fabrics

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

Spring Market - Wool Applique and EPP

Do you have any favorites?