A few other snippets of School House: Emily Herrick sharing her new Shore Thing collection, Sarah Jane sharing Out to Sea, hilarious Jana sharing her first collection as fabric designer, Delicious Wishes, and the ever-energetic, Amanda Herring talking about Apple of my Eye. (I was so excited that she handed out apples in her class because I was starving!) Pardon the blurry pictures. Inside lighting + distance = crappy shots.
My main reason for actually going to Market this year was to help my friend Emily man her Geared for Guys both. Emily had not one, but two booths, this market. One for her new fabric collection for Michael Miller, Shore Thing and a separate one for her new book, Geared for Guys. It’s hard to be in two places at once.
Here she is in her Shore Thing booth with her cute Dad. Don’t you love his shirt made out of the sailboat fabric from her collection? I also got to piece one of her new quilts (the one with the circles hanging over the blue shutter) and bind a couple others. (Including one on the airplane ride to KC.) It was very fun to get a sneak peak of this new collection.
I was excited that I was able to get out and roam for a bit as well! Next door, also in the Michael Miller area, was Violet Craft and her newest collection, Madrona Road. SO. Cute.
Above is Sarah with her awesome husband Ken who disassembled their old backyard fence to build the weathered wood wall on the left and crates on the right. Talk about an great team! I was lucky enough to do a little bit of sewing for Sarah’s booth again this year. I did the piecing around the Ship stitchery (hanging above the adorable Narwhal head).
I also created this quilt, designed with Sarah Jane, to go with her map and ship panels. There will be a free PDF pattern for this quilt when the fabric is released later this summer.
Riley Blake has some beautiful new collections. Above left (going clockwise) is Amanda’s Apple of my Eye, new collection The Simple Life, Lori Holt’s Millie’s Closet, and new designer, Carina Gardner.
And so we come to the conclusion of Part 1. My brain needs a rest. Your’s probably does too. I’ll be back with Part 2 later this weekend. Stay tuned…