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Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring Quilt Market 2011 - Our favorite things!

Hello Pieceful Quilters!

My mom and I just got back from Salt Lake City where we spent four days looking at all of the newest fabric, patterns and notions.  We had a great time in a beautiful city and our heads are spinning with all kind of new information and ideas.  Our market review demo isn't for a couple of weeks, but we just couldn't wait to share with you some of our favorite things.  So here they are, Carrie and Katie's top three Market finds:

Carrie's #1 - My THREE fabric lines!  (Obviously)
Cynthia's Scrapbag

Carrie's Madders
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The Captain Phillips Collection

Katie's #1 - Generals' Wives B.O.M.

This is a new BOM by Windham that's going to be starting in October.  We got to see the actual quilt and it is gorgeous!  Each month, in addition to the pattern and fabric, you'll also get a little bit of history on a Generals' wife. We manages to snatch up a fabric bundle of this fabric at Sample Spree so you'll want to come and see it at our Market review demo. 
General's Wives Block-of-the-Month

Carrie's #2 - The Accucut Studio Fabric Cutter

Accucut Studio Fabric Cutter
 You all know what a gadget gal I am, so you will understand why this caught my eye.  I have been thinking about getting one of these for awhile, but the show special sucked me in.  I can't wait to get it so that I can start playing!  
Katie's #2 - Goodnight Moon Fabric by Quilting Treasures

We didn't get to the Quilting Treasures booth until the end of the day on Saturday.  By this point I was really missing my little Sam and I just couldn't resist this fabric.  This is one of my absolute favorite children's books.  It's been around forever and I'm sure that all of you have either been read this book or read it to someone special.  The fabric doesn't seem to be up on their website yet but I can tell you that there is a panel of "the great green room" along with a handful of great accompanying pieces.  They did a wonderful job on the colors, they really are exactly like the book.  This fabric will be arriving in September and we plan to do some baby quilt kits. 
My Favorite Childhood Book, EVER!
Carrie's #3 - Cool Gadgets from Guidelines 4 Quilting

These are the folks that make that nifty ruler we have been carrying with the fabric guide:
How to Attach or Remove the Fabric Guide
So - at this market we picked up this nifty add-on thing that takes the math out of cutting squares, half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles:
Quilt Ruler Additions
I think a lot of you will get into this neat little tool that you can use to trim your points for more accurate piecing:

Prep-Tool by Guidelines4Quilting
Guidelines Prep-Tool

The guy that sells this stuff is like the Sham-WOW guy, if you have ever seen him (I think he died - RIP), but the tools he has are so cool!  We ordered some other new gadgets that aren't even out yet - you will have to wait for the details on those!

Katie's #3 - Sew many patterns!

We found so many great new patterns, I couldn't pick just one to share with you.  I found a couple of new and different wool patterns.  One that I thought was especially cool from "Heart to Hand" used yarn to add some embellishment which looks really neat!  Here is a cotton and wool project from one of my favorite companies "The Quilted Crow" in Australia.  They always have cute stuff.

We also got some great new patterns from Lori Smith, Carol Hopkins and many more (probably too many!).  Come to our Market Review Demo on Saturday May 28th at 10:30 to see them all. 

Happy Quilting!
Carrie & Katie


  1. Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing your treasures.

  2. How do they come up with new gadgets year after year? And fabrics and books? Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I look forward to seeing all the new goodies!

  3. Wow what a bunch of cool stuff. Have to try to make it to the Market review demo.

  4. Katie...check out Sunday's Daily Herald...a gal decorated her kids' room to look like the book Goodnight Moon! And I bet she didn't even know about or have the fabric line!! :)