Friday, May 22, 2009

More Spring Quilt Market News

Quilt Market can be an overwhelming experience. Booth numbers ran from 103 to 2653. That's a huge amount of product to look at, even when large merchandisers have more than one booth. For example Moda had 24 booth spaces, and even though the products were from one company, the amount of new fabrics was mind boggling. The photo below is a display of the new Indygo Junction clothing patterns. The samples were smashing, but we also loved the way they put the displays together! Garments were featured in many of the booths, and it could be that garment construction is making a comeback.


Another trend we noticed was fabric designed for home decor. Amy and I were spending a gloriously inspiring moment resting on the setee in the Vicki Payne booth. Vicki designs for Free Spirit Fabrics, and we'd love to carry some of her fabrics. This last sumptious display is by Serendipity Studio. The pattern covers from this pattern maker don't begin to illustrate how beautiful this clothing and the bags really are. We noticed over and over again that many of the clothes, bags and quilts we saw were far more interesting and lovely than the photos of the items on the pattern covers. Just goes to show 'ya - you really can't always judge the book by it's cover!


If you didn't get to comment on yesterday's post for a chance to win that fabulous fat quarter of fabric, you can make a comment today to win this cute little packet of 4 fat quarters of Lecien fabrics from Japan. Now we know this isn't our usual bright, wild and crazy fabric, but we love the silky hand and detailed attention to the smallest prints that make Lecien fabrics so incredible.
So, make a comment - send the link to your sewing friends and get them in on this great chance to win some truly fabulous fabric!

posted by Angela








36 comments:

Northeast Iowa Mom said...

That Indygo Junction display really floats my boat. Love the old Samsonite train case on top of the pile!

WV: arconi. It's the kind of pasta inventors eat.

Judy Laquidara said...

This market was my first one and you're right . . it was overwhelming and I heard Fall Market is even bigger. It's worth the trip just to see the booth decorations. Love those Lecian fabrics.

Di said...

I want to go!!! Thanks for the great pictures of Market.

Shallowsister said...

Wow, Quilt Market does sound exciting! I've never been to one, but just the fact that Moda has 24 booth spaces makes me want to go!

I enjoyed visiting your blog. And I'd love to visit your shop next time I'm up that way!

wv pransfe = the condition of one's feet after 3 days of Quilt Market

Vania said...

Thoughly enjoyed my visit to your store during my vacation to see M. Stahl. She keeps me updated on all the fun things you are doing.


oveydedg = over the edge is what you feel after drinking in all the glorious wares at a quilt show.

Jeanne said...

It sounds like so much fun, but I'm sure it's a lot of work, too. Please add my name to the drawing for the gorgeous Lecien fabrics.

Donna said...

Love The Lecien fabrics. They would look great as a wall hanging in my bedroom.

Suzanne said...

Great photos of Market...now I want to go!

Carmi said...

Thanks for the pictures. One of these days I'll go and see all the wonderful booths first hand.

Kris said...

I enjoy seeing the photos so much. I feel like I am almost there. I can't wait to see the new patterns and fabrics at my LQS.

Dorrie said...

Quilt Market looks to be about the best thing ever! I keep telling myself I'm going to go. . .maybe this fall. I love all of the new clothing patterns and home dec stuff! Thanks for sharing.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Love the pictures, thanks so much for sharing. As for the Lecien fabrics...I think the texture of the prints looks elegant and beautiful. Would love to be a winner! Thanks for the chance.

Vicky said...

Love those Lecien fabrics! So totally jealous of everyone who goes to market! Sigh ... someday ...

free indeed said...

It's been so wonderful to see the market through the eyes of others all over the net! An experience I'll never enjoy in person. Thanks for the opportunity on that luscious Lecien fabs...also something I could never find locally.

Nova said...

I'm looking forward to the local quilt show!

Sandy said...

What gorgeous fabrics!

SarahVee said...

Thanks for the chance to win some Lecien! Sorry I missed yesterday!! Just found you through Judy L.

temines - as in, please let them temines!:)

Ruth B said...

I love Lecien fabrics. Those have an understated gorgeousness. Fingers crossed!

Nancy said...

How lovely! Wish I could go! Wish I could win, too!!

DebrafromMD said...

Pretty fabric. I would love to win these.

Rachel said...

Beautiful fabrics! I'm sooo jealous that you got to go to market! :D

craftyland said...

Love the fabrics. Would love to win! =)

Gretchen said...

Love the Lecien fabrics. Vicky sent me over.

Peggy said...

I was at Fall Market a couple of years ago and it was so much fun to meet everyone. I am enjoying the pictures of the booths and hope to visit your shop when I am on vacation.

Cbar said...

I have never seen Lecien fabric in my area. The fat quarters will be great for show and tell at my guild meeting.

Becky said...

I've heard lots about Lecien fabrics. I'll have to ask my LQS if she carried this line. Love the fq's. Thanks for hosting a give-away!

GailM. said...

What fun! I came here from Judy L.'s blog.

I'm going to use reverse psychology to win this.

"Don't pick my name, don't pick my name..."

ok, I didn't mean it, Pick my name, please, pease, please..

Northeast Iowa Mom said...

LOL @ GailM... :o)

Anonymous said...

Love all the quilt market pics! What a nice give-away!

Nancy E

Jeannette said...

I would love to go to market one year butthe photos can take me there, great giveaway.

Diana said...

I love those fabrics!

Nancy said...

Love the fabrics, and the Quilt Market reports. Of course I'm totally jealous that I couldn't go.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love seeing more photos of market booths and quilts. Those fabric colors seem so hard to find around her.

Kim said...

Oh I love Lecian fabrics!!! Will be checking for more market news from you! :o)

Perry said...

I love Lecien fabrics. Thank you for this opportunity to win some of them.

rebecca said...

Wonderful shades of brown in that fat quarter pack. I'd love to win. Rebecca