Spring Quilt Market 2013!

To Market, To Market…. we’re back from International Quilt Market in Portland, OR with lots of new stuff! This year we found a few new designers and new things from a few of our favorite designers. Read on to hear all about it…

Our first stop at each Market is with our Hoffman Fabrics rep, Myra, where we see the latest batiks.  We fell in love with some of their new color combinations as well as their precuts- Bali Pops, Bali Snaps, and Bali Crackers.

hoffman

Our next stop was over to Andover Fabrics for the first look at my new line of fabric, “Giggle & Grow”. I was delighted to see the storyboard- which was making its debut at Market. Here I am holding the cover along with Marketing Director, Daryl.

andoverYou can view the entire line on Andover’s website: http://www.andoverfabrics.com

And, the line will be in stores worldwide in September/October 2013!

This year we had some fun with ordering buttons. We picked up a large assortment of novelty buttons from Jesse James Button Company.

buttonsAnd, we also purchased the complete set of buttons from Hillcreek that coordinate with Nancy Halvorsen’s latest book: “Ho, Ho, Ho, Let It Snow”.

art-to-heart-buttonsWe also fell in love with a new company for us- Mountain Patchwork. They have an interesting approach to their projects. You can do it all by hand- including the piecing.

framed-stitchMinnesota Designers were in full force at Market. Here are a few that we remembered to catch a picture with!

Gudrun from GE Designs has a new book and new patterns to go with her latest fabric line. We are borrowing the Nordic Christmas Quilt now at the shop.

gudrunTerry Atkinson of Atkinson Designs had a great assortment of new patterns. We loved the one pictured below so much that we already made a model for the shop. It is called “Morning, Noon, and Night”.

atkinsonWe are also excited about new Designer, Hemma, from St Paul. Her new line of fabric will arrive in the shop this summer and we already have her patterns. They are very cute and whimsical!

hemmaOne of our favorite stops at each Market is with Bits & Pieces by Joan. We love her things! This year she added 7 new framed pieces to her line-up. They are simply adorable.

bits-by-joanAnother new pattern company for us is Waltzing With Bears. We loved their little wall hangings and pincushion.

waltzingThis year we had some fun finding new fabric lines that really inspired us. Here is a look at the graphics from Pam Kitty’s new line of fabric.

pam-kittyAnd nothing beats that booth by Alexander Henry. They decorated their booth with fabrics from their new line Everyday Eden. We fell in love with the stuffed dolls that were hanging on the wall!

edenAnd then we also ordered the entire line of Ghastlies for Christmas!!! Here is designer, Phillip de Leon showing us the group. It is spectacular and we can’t wait for you to see it.

ghastlyShannon Fabrics had a lovely booth filled with their super soft Cuddle. Here is a cute nursery idea from one of their latest collections.

shannonAnd, my mom went crazy for the new flannel winter line by Bonnie Sullivan of All Through the Night.  The colors are great and of course the Maywood flannel is wonderful!

crazy-christmasAnd, it wouldn’t be Market without stopping by to see a few of our friends.  I had the chance to catch up with Rashida Coleman-Hale at the Cloud 9 booth.

rashidaAnd we also chatted with the girls over at American Patchwork & Quilting. Here I am with Jill Abeloe- Mead and Elizabeth Tisinger Beese.

apqAnd, we met a new friend in designer Stephanie Prescott of the pattern and fabric company A Quilter’s Dream. She had so many great ideas for using our batiks- just wait until you see some of them at the shop.

fat-quartersWe hope you enjoyed our little behind the scenes look at Quilt Market in Portland, OR.  Watch for all of the new products to arrive in the shop in the coming months!!

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