Speaking of Robert Kaufman, they had a great collection of new apparel weight fabrics including denims, chambrays, swiss dots, etc. Some great things! There is one of my cute roomies, 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.
Some amazing designers and their booths: (clockwise) 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 just to round things off (in case you’ve been waiting) coming soon to fabric collections near you: One Direction and Bobba Fett! And finally, at one point we were just mozying along, looking at booths when I looked up at a hanging quilt and suddenly thought, “Hey. That quilt looks like one I made. Wait! I did make that quilt!” There was my Blooma quilt that’s in the current edition of McCall’s Quilting magazine. I hadn’t seen it since I sent it to Blend Fabrics last September. It was nice to be reunited, briefly.
And there you have it. My report of Spring Quilt Market 2013. You made it through the end.