Fabric Friday is taking a slight detour this week in order to share a bit about our trip to Quilt Market last weekend. We headed to Pittsburgh, PA for Spring Market this year. Everything you see here will be shipping to stores in the coming months, so stay tuned to the shop!
Market is held each fall in Houston and rotates between five different cities for spring. Wondering the difference between Market and Festival? Market is the industry trade show, while Festival is open to the public. The photo above shows one half of the booths we checked out! Crazy, right?
At Market, we have the chance to see and visit with our favorite designers to see their new fabric lines. Look! We found our friend Lynne with Kansas Troubles!
We also get to see exciting new products, like these awesome die cuts from Sizzix! Amazing, right?
The booths are always great to see. So much inspiration in a 10’x10′ space! Check out the colorful new Paint collection of fabric by Carrie Bloomston for Windham! You might recognize her name from her popular debut collection, Collage. Fans will be happy to know the newsprint fabric is back!
Heading over to the Robert Kaufman Fabrics area, we find more quilts that wowed us! Many of our Instagram followers asked about the pattern (made from the Beau Monde line) and our friends at RK tell us it will be a free pattern called Cleopatra’s Fan, coming soon to their site.
RJR introduced a new division of the company called Cotton + Steel. If the always-crowded booth is any indicator, these collections will be quite popular. The five designers’ collections are all designed to work separately as well as together. The giant swatch wall seemed to dance to the air conditioner in the convention center!
Check out this beautiful flying geese quilt, made with the Homebody line from Cotton+Steel:
Market might be all business for MSQC, but you know us…we still know how to have a great time!
….and leave inspired to sew! Just ask Al. He picked the upcoming Fig Tree line as the perfect collection to make his FIRST QUILT! Stay tuned, kids. Things are about to get awesome!
Lucky for Al, he knows a family member (or two. or ten) who can teach him! Any guesses for the tutorial he’s picked? Or any tips to pass along? Leave him a comment and cheer him on!