Quilt Market was last week and I a great time, but didn't take nearly as many pictures as I had planned to take. Not at all sure how that happened.
Our first day was a day filled with what they call School House. They offer a variety of workshops varying from business knowledge, to new products & fabric collection reveals. I find the fabric collection reveals to be the most fun!
One of the designers I went to see was Thomas Knauer with Andover Fabrics. I love his modern designs and colors!
|Thomas Knauer - Fabric Designer|
Angela Walters is one of my favorite long-arm quilters and she has a new book, In the Studio with Angela Walters, it's brimming with tips and techniques for quilters as well as some beautiful quilts!!
|Angela Walters - Quilter Extraordinaire|
|Quilt from Angela's book - In the Studio with Angela Walters|
Then I discovered a new designer (well new to me anyway) Stephanie Prescott. She has this new collection of Batiks coming out called Macchiato which is absolutely beautiful. I've ordered some of the pieces from this collection and wish so much that I could afford to order the entire collection!! The colors are so rich and luscious!
|Stephanie Prescott showing her pattern "It's Good to be Square" made up in Macchiato|
My last workshop of the day was with Tula Pink who was revealing her new fabric collection, Salt Water. I found myself again wishing that I could order afford to carry the entire collection in all three colorways. I love it all!! I did order the entire blue colorway, some charm packs with the entire collection as well as a kit of pre-cut hexies for the hexagon quilt, "Hex on the Beach."
|"Hex on the Beach"|
|Tula Pink and the Salt Water Collection|
|I think this quilt is, "Anchors Away" made with the blue colorway of Saltwater|
|LOVE this dress!! Made using one of the main prints in the Mystique collection|
Even though I was a bit bummed about running out of funds so quickly it turned out to be a blessing in the end. With Hurricane Sandy marching toward the East Coast they were busy cancelling flights and mine was on the chopping block (and that was after already moving my original flight up to a day). I was able to get a flight for Sunday morning and made it into Dulles on one of the last flights of the day before they closed down the airport. All in all it turned out to be a great trip and I came home inspired and excited to get back to work!