I’ve been sitting here staring at the wordpress editor, trying to figure out what to write about Quilt Market.
First, I feel like I should apologize. I kinda failed at Quilt Market. I have pretty much nothing to show you as far as new fabric lines coming out, other than this one kinda blurry picture of Jeni Baker’s new line, Nordika. I didn’t even bring a real camera, I just had my phone. I think I explored a grand total of 8 booths.
I actually went because I was volunteering in Heather Ross’s booth (who was there promoting her new line Briar Rose), so I spent most of my time hanging out at the Windham Fabrics area. And y’know, with Heather Ross, which was about as awesome as it sounds. It was really incredible to see her give so much time and focus to everyone who stopped by to talk to her. We did make sure to take a few moments and take goofy pictures though!
I did get to know Carrie Bloomston (SUCH Designs) and see her new line COLLAGE, which has a fantastic purple print in it that I want a whole bunch of. Listening to her talk about her designs was very inspiring! She mentioned that transitioning from artist to fabric designer was humbling, because she was now creating something akin to paint; things that other people use to create. It’s a fun line full of texty goodness, so you all know I’m a big fan!
I also got to spend time with Allison Harris (Cluck Cluck Sew) and see her new fabric line, Wallflowers. (After asking her if the fabric was a new Bonnie & Camille line, because I’m totally smooth like that.) The line is very sweet and feminine, but has a few bold punches as well (yes! more navy!) and has a vine print that I particularly love. She also gave me a couple of patterns that I’ve been eyeing for a while, and I can’t wait to try them out!
Overall, it was an amazing, overwhelming, tiring, and incredible experience. And like most of these events, was awesome because of the people there. I could babble about the whole thing for a long time, but I don’t want to bore you all. So I think I’ll just wrap up by saying that I really hope I get a chance to go again in the future!