Back home, now, feeling a little sad leaving such a wonderful quilt market! The last day always feels so different to me, maybe because I get a little sad leaving all of the excitement and beautiful booths, fabrics, quilts and friends, of whom I don't see often enough!
The quilt show part of the show was exceptional this year! I believe it gets better each year! There was a theme quilt area for Texas and cows, and I'm sure there were other themes, I didn't get a chance to read and see everything. I'll let the pictures tell the story of my final day at market.
Woke up to a Beautiful day outside our room! Stayed at the Hilton Americas hotel.
I snagged a picture of my good friend, Phyllis Dobbs, (my roomie and friend of 10yrs) she designs fabric and licenses her art. She was working in the Gutermann booth at the show, here she is standing in front of the quilt she made from her new fabric line with Quilting Treasures fabrics.
Here I am, with Phyllis and a new friend, J. Wecker Frisch, from Tidings of Great Joy, who also designs fabric with Quilting Treasures. Very sweet women, and glad to call them friends!
Elaine Schmidt came by the Gutermann booth, she is another, long time, sweetheart, she is very creative, check out her website! Here is a sample of how creative she is...she made a tote with her QR code, to scan and go directly to her website! It was made out of grosgrain ribbon! Try it out and scan it!
|Elaine Schmidt's bag, she mad the ribbon look like her QR code for her website URL. and it works, try it!|
Like I mentioned before, there were wearable designs everywhere! These were in the RJR Fabrics booth. Such cute little clothes! Makes this grandmother feel bad that she doesn't make more clothes for her two little grandchildren. (I do have plans)
Modern quilts are becoming very popular right now, especially with the new younger quilters! This is a booth showing some of the Modern Quilt Studio quilts! awesome quilts!
This is a gorgeous quilt made from Kaffe Fassett's fabric! Here we are, below, in front of another quilt!
|Kaffe Facett and me at Quilt Market|
I stopped by to say hi to Heather, This is one side of Heather Bailey's booth,
here is the back of her booth:
This butterfly is paper pieced, and is BIG, "go big or go home!"
This is the other side of her booth:
I had to stop by and visit Eleanor Burns, one of the innovators in the quilt industry! She has a new book out, too. She giggled when we got her son in the shot! Check out her site, she came out with some awesome Metal Barn Quilts!
I decided I'd better get a look at the quilts on display. I didn't have a lot of time, so, I only have a few pictures. I first saw these beautiful quilts made by some very talented women from Japan! Just look at how intricate!
Here's an up lose view:
This quilt made me smile! I love the little bears and what they are doing.this was a smaller wall hanging, but, still the details just blew me away! the little bears are just that, VERY little, probably only 1-1/2' tall.
I'll keep posting these quilts and you can be in awe, as I am. Click on them to enlarge for details.
Close up of the above quilt:
This cute little basket quilt is adorable! Everything is hand appliquéd!
This quilt, below, was sooo cute, with cut outs, very unique and fun!
This quilt caught my eye and my first thought was, "I want that cake for my next birthday!" Who's going to make it for me? Haha ....seriously? Made by:Another quilt made by a Japanese designer! I've heard that they pick a skill and devote their whole life to becoming perfect in it! I believe it!
All of these quilts from Japanese designers were in the same color palette, I didn't know if it was a challenge or not.
I was sad to go home....such a wonderful week and full of inspiration. I've been busy making plans for my business and the direction I want to take! So, come back and see new things on the horizon!
I'll get back to the posts I made for "market" week and add links and enlarge the images. With this blogger app, I don't have many options.
Time to get over this cold I woke up with this morning! (Haven't been sick in years...I guess it helps to have a daily smoothie with all the good stuff in it, like; flax meal, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and bee pollen)