I am no longer a Quilt Market Virgin. This is the A-league of fabric and design and there were moments that I had to seriously try and keep my cool as I was casually introduced to the likes of Heather Bailey, chatted vintage fabric with Alexia Abegg and had Tula Pink tell me that she loves my balloons on instagram and could I please make more from her new collection ? *choke* *splutter*. Umm… YES… !!!
So while I wallow in jetlag, here are a few of my favourite things…
This Lion Quilt by Violet Craft just blew me away.
While Quilt Market is filled with traditional, modern and contemporary styles. Being a modern type, I loved the geometric, fresh designs so that’s what I happily snapped however, there really is room for everyone’s taste at QM… it is just huge! In fact, in the USA, quilting is a bigger than GOLF as a hobby. Yup, tell that to your other halves… mine doesn’t believe me.
In amongst the lovely North Americans there was a sprinkling of amazing Australian talent. Apparently we have quite a reputation at Quilt Market. hmmmm…. The quilt above is by Siobhan Rogers who was there to launch her beautiful book “By the Block”. The Cotton and Steel ladies dazzled again with their new collection – the perfect mix of retro and modern prints. I have to say that colours of spring seem to be navy mixed with mustards and pinks into peaches.
The gorgeous Pauline from Funky Friends Factory was there with her cute softies including the new American Eagle.
I completely fell in love with this teepee with pom poms and tassels. We’re about to move apartments and I think one of these is well in order for my boys. I discovered the pattern is available in Better Homes and Gardens “Make it yourself” Summer 2015 magazine, the fabric line is four corners by Simple Simon and Company. The wall art beside it at Art Gallery Fabrics was genius – a quilted block on batting just strung up to a frame. So effective.
The whole outdoor camping theme came through across the whole show. Arrows, feathers, tassels and earthy colours were all around. Love this one below by Art Gallery fabrics.
I even caught up with the hilarious Jodie of Ric Rac with her stunning new line of fabric, Backyard Circus. And let’s take a moment to appreciate the pom poms on bunting – I’ll be stealing that little idea come winter, Jodie!
Tula Pink’s fabric is amazing as ever – Especially loving her new sateen cotton quilt backings at 108″ wide.
And that, my dear friends, is as much as my befuddled, jet lagged but very happy brain can write for this evening. Hope you enjoyed the pics!