Alrighty, are you ready for more? (To see Part 1 go here.) I did my best to consolidate, but still give you a glimpse of all the pretty. Buckle up. Here we go... Riley Blake has added some new basics to their offerings including stripes (in many different widths) and ginghams. (There's the official Gingham Style suit!)
A few more glimpses of upcoming Riley Blake collections Kensington, Ashbury Heights, and Boy Crazy (cute triangles!) as well as a quick pick with designers Shari Butler and Carina Gardner.
A few quick glimpses of the Michael Miller area: Designers Emily Herrick and Violet Craft who both had awesome new collections Technicolor and Waterfront. Also a familiar quilt and a giant swan boat ride.
The Freespirit/Westminster Fabrics booth is always full of pretty inspiration. (R-to-L): Joel Dewberry, Jenean Morrison, Denyse Schmidt's new collection, Florence, which has lots of great colors and prints, and pretty stitchery by Anna Maria Horner.
(clockwise) Heather Bailey had an AMAZING giant bird embroidery on her wall and green turf as the floor. Her booth won an award. Tula Pink's booth is always full of color, Oliver + S and the Straight Stitch Society (which I love!) and Pam Kitty Morning's cute new collection.
The Kokka booth. I always love to check out this one. Cute, kitschy Hello Kitty prints, new collections by Melody Miller and Ellen Luckett Baker. Love those tulips!
And guess, what? More fabric from more fabric companies! These companies are smaller, but always have amazing, fresh designs: (clockwise) Birch Fabrics, Dear Stella, Monaluna, Rashida for Cloud 9, and Blend.
Robert Kaufman had some fun new stuff including these saturated tones from new designer, Jennifer Sampou. Not my typical style, but I loved how the batik-y looking stripes looked used in the quilt and dress. A simple way to add design elements letting the fabric do all the work. Also the new cutesy Hello Tokyo collection was darling.Andrea, who sewed a lot of the samples for RK. Other cool apparel news included a range of colored denim by Indygo Junction. The weight was SO nice and felt so soft. They'd had some cool sample garments and a nice Union Jack Pillow. Riley Blake is offering a selection of knits now too.
Jen Kingwell from Austrailia. Holy Moly. Amazing quilts. The picture of the full booth does not do them justice. You can see in the close up shot that there is so much amazing detail. Emily Cier of Carolina Patchwork. It was so neat to see her work up close as well. I love her use of color and placement. Just beautiful. And Debbie of Esch House Quilts had her first booth. I love her minimalism. Beautiful work there too.
One of my very favorite booths of Market belonged to Jodie of Ric-Rac. Ric-Rac was one of the first sewing blogs I ever read. When it clicked that she was standing there live and in person, I about flipped. And then to see her cute goodies, live and in person, including the dress made entirely of selvage strips, I about flipped again! Also the fact that Jodie was hysterically funny to talk to.
And there you have it. My report of Spring Quilt Market 2013. You made it through the end.
Since I was feeling sad that we couldn't all be there hanging out together, I brought back a few treasures and decided to give them away. I divided them into two piles so that I could spread the joy.
If you want a pile of Quilt Market Loot, just leave a comment. I'll randomly pick two winners on Thursday. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.
Winners: Maria said...
Great recap! Thanks for the chance to win.
And: Cathy K said...
Thanks for sharing this tantalizing glimpse of Market. Someday I have got to GET there! And thanks for the links, too. I will have drooling - er - reading material for hours! :-) Cathy K in SLC