Moda favorites new and old: First my perennial favorite and new BFF (i wish!) Sandy Klop. Actually, Sandy is so real and genuine she really does make you feel like one of her old friends. And she didn’t even treat me like some lunatic stalker (which I totally am). And then new favorite Cabbages and Roses. I’d bought the Fat 1/8th pack of their new collection the night before at sample spree and then, low and behold, Union Jacks! We are destined to get along well.
Bonnie and Camille’s new collection for fall, Ruby. Super cute. (As I look at this picture, I am kicking myself for not snatching one of those little sample packs!)
More Moda designers: Aneela Hoey and her new collection Little Apples, lovely Liesl from Oliver + S, Joanna Figueroa (I didn’t ask for pictures with many designers just because I felt like a geek, but I did ask for one with Joanna because it was the same day I was on Moda Bake Shop using her fabric, a cosmic coincidence. But I still felt like a geek), and Kaari Meng from French General who was, you guessed it, so nice.
The Kona booth and meeting Katy! (Katy sent me a lovely parcel once and I’ve loved her ever since. Plus, she’s hilarious. And I just wanted to stand next to her all day, just so I could hear her lovely British accent.) And Joel Dewberry’s gorgeous booth. Very impressed with Joel and his lovely wife Laurie. My favorite touch of their fabulous booth was the family picture. Love it. (I think I take special pride in the Dewberrys because we share the same alma mater. As does Heather Bailey, btw.)
Beautiful color at the Anna Maria Horner booth. Love the colorwheel made of floss. Lots of great stitching going on – literally – in the AMH booth.
Here’s a tiny bit of the Riley Blake displays. Above is Lori Holt’s new line Oh Cherry. Lori’s quilts are amazing. It almost made me sad to see them have to be folded up and squished together instead of spread out in their glory. Lori is local so I’m hoping to get another peak at them in full some time. Also Deena Rutter’s Happier line and the quilts I made for her. woot! Finally, I loved that Riley Blake had a Man Cave complete with flat screen TV playing the movie Hoosiers.
Next Lizzy House. Her new collection 1001 Peeps is great – esp if you are a Castle Peeps fan. And my favorite? The pearl bracelet print in green. And it is the perfect shade of green, no less. I can’t wait to get my hands on some. Lizzy was beyond nice to share with me one of her coveted 1001 Peeps bags from Schoolhouse. (I need to get a picture.)
Speaking of young designers, there were some fabulous new designers with their first booths at Market. Wow – I am impressed with these girls. Some great designs! Clockwise starting top left: April Rosenthal of Prairie Grass Patterns, Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew, Amber of Gigi’s Thimble and Julie of Jaybird Quilts. Good luck girls! I think you’re amazing! Perhaps one of them is the Eleanor Burns of tomorrow. (Speaking of EB – I’m totally kicking myself for not getting of picture of her in her astronaut costume.)
And finally, the award for nicest person at Quilt Market (okay maybe it’s a tie with Sandy Klop) is Jennifer Paganelli. Talk about real and down to earth and super, super fun. She’s a gem and she makes everyone feel like they’re her funnest friend on the planet.
If you’re looking for some more inspiration and insight into Quilt Market, check out these talented girls: Kim and Kris of the DIY Dish or Daria of Boutique Cafe. Daria will soon have video interview with lots of your favorite designers on Boutique Cafe, so stay tuned.
Okay, you are probably totally Marketed-out by now, as am I. But if you’re somehow not, be sure to check KPKM for more Market hoopla.