Quilt Market was in Portland last weekend! Quilt Market is a trade show full of fabric designers, tons of new patterns, fabric manufacturers and gorgeous quilts; really it’s a whole convention center full of dynamic and talented people. I hopped in our ancient pickup and trekked down I-5 from Washington to Oregon, leaving the kids in capable family hands for my first overnight adventure in a very long time. I have the blisters on my feet to prove that it was a total adventure; I saw just about everything and everyone with Kristin. We have lots of fun photos to share over the next few days, including a “Handmade Bags at Quilt Market” recap. (Between the two of us we had about 700+ pics over two days.) People had amazing bags! People wore incredible clothes (the super-talented Rae Hokstra, for one). There’s some beautiful new fabric coming out soon. Today we want to show some favorite things from market. We’ll have lots more to share in upcoming days.
Here’s the Sew,Mama,Sew! team with the Ã¼ber-talented and
gracious Amy Butler in the FreeSpirit booth.
Denyse Schmidt was about five feet away from Amy Butler! This is a favorite dresses in fabric from Denyse Schmidt’s upcoming collection, in front of a pretty quilt featuring the same fabrics.
Samples of Oliver + S patterns. I wanted to swoop them all into my arms and run; they were the perfect size for my little girl and they were gorgeous, of course. The booth, and Liesl, were a delight. Kristin has some more full-booth shots coming up.
More Oliver + S samples. Amazing.
More from Mo’s booth… Elizabeth Hartman made that gorgeous quilt with Mo’s fabrics.
Can you spot Mo’s Sew,Mama,Sew! tutorial in action?
Melody Miller. We’re sure you can’t go wrong with a bag in either Enchino
or Melody Miller (more on that later!).
Loved this Monaluna pattern– the On the Go Dress– and the designer too (that’s her!).
Violet Craft’s booth (she’s there with Kristin). More photos of
Violet’s wonderful new collection are coming soon…
More from Violet Craft.
Lots of great, cute patterns from Olive Ann Designs.
The ones on the right are the Classy Cargo pattern.
Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics: the Briar Rose collection.
Briar Rose looked darling in kiddo patterns.
Another Briar Rose quilt.
Rashida’s booth featuring her Tsuru collection for Cloud9 Fabrics. Her walls never arrived so Rashida went out in Portland to find vintage papers and washi and she just whipped up this amazing backdrop. Crazy creativity and talent right there…
Beautiful samples in Tsuru.
A little bit of Jeni Baker’s Nordika booth…
…And a fantastic Nordika quilt.
OK! More to come later today…