The first bunch were taken at Schoolhouse, which is kind of a crazy race around from classrooom to classroom to see the latest and greatest products, ideas and techniques. There are 13 time slots in about 8 hours. Crazy!
This first group of pictures is from the schoolhouse that Betsy Chutchian & Carol Staehle presented with most of the quilts from their new book, History Repeated. If you have been to the shop recently, you have probably picked up this great book! The book is about a group of women that call themselves the 19th Century Quilt Divas. What they do is exchange blocks to make quilts based on antique scrappy quilts. Below you will see some of the blocks with the resulting quilts, and more beautiful quilts from this book:
Quilted Crow Girl, Leonie, helping Betsy.
There's Leonie, again!
Edyta Sitar showing some drop-dead gorgeous quilts. Fun and cute as always:
Edyta's new fabric line - beautiful!
Froncie Quinn is coming out with a line of fabrics based on the quilts of Florence Peto. Here she is at here Schoolhouse demonstration:
Lynn Roddy Brown - Martingale Author. Talking about some of the quilts and techniques from her new book.
Notice how arranging the same pieces in different ways can make completely different blocks
Jo Morton featured some quilts from her new book, Prairie Flowers revisited:
The bigger version. Katie will be doing this one for her next wool BOM.
Look at all the people at Jo's Schoolhouse!
Moving along to the main part of quilt market....
Believe it or not, we were sucked in by this adorable little dress and ended up buying some Anna Griffin fabric. We think it will make some beautiful quilts and matching accessories. Here are a few pix of the stuff we bought in their booth:
We bought a lot of this line - isn't it pretty?
The other quilted crow girl, Diedre. This was their booth.
For more pix, visit their blog at: http://thequiltedcrowgirls.typepad.com/the_quilted_crow_girls/
Katie picked up the pattern to do this great tabletopper or wall hanging.
This is Kaye Moore. We liked her wallhanging, among other things. Maybe one of our staff will pick this up as a BOM?
We fell in love with this pretty line at Marcus. I was impressed with all the cool things they did with it. Inspiration!
Our friend Renee Plains at her Schoolhouse, showing all the cute things from her new book. They always look so much cuter in real life!
And at her booth - we will definitely be kitting the great quilt behind her.
Some of the stuff we picked up from Valdani. On the left is the new silk floss. Very pretty!
And here are a couple of examples of embroidery using this new product:
Some new friends from Ireland! Button Tree Farm...
And their wonderful Irish wool. We might have gone a wee bit overboard ordering their wonderful wool!
Check out the wonderful colors in the Primitive Gatherings newest line, Seasonal Little Gatherings.
And, this interesting little line appeared without warning.
We are still not really sure when we are going to get any at the shop. I think the fact that fat quarters showed up at Sample Spree is a good sign. I will just keep holding my breath!
Hope you have enjoyed the show.
Happy Quilting - Carrie