Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Whirlwind trip to Quilt Market

I got on the plane at 7 am here in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 23, landed in Portland at 9:15 am, and quickly got on the train which took me right to the convention center.  I met up with my friend Linda, and jumped right into Schoolhouse, which is a series of short classes that change every 30 minutes or so (there are many to choose from each session).   It was a fun and inspiring day. Here are a couple of shots from one of the classes:

Look for some of these patterns in the shop soon. 

The next day was Quilt Market, where hundreds of vendors show their newest offerings.  I only got to spend one day; I had to fly home that night to attend our annual Boy Scout Family Campout.  But I took LOTS of pictures.  I'll group them together so you can get an idea of what was trending.

First up - selvage edge piecing was everywhere, in bags, pillows, i-device covers, fabric baskets and even clothing:

sorry, i'm covering up some of the items : /
Next, chevrons were everywhere:

Tasha Noel/Riley Blake booth

Sweet Treasures booth

adorable little chevron sundress by Jilily 

Vanessa of V & Co.  See her chevron bags on the left?

 Combining hand-embroidery and crayon-coloring was popular:

Favorite designer/manufacturer booths were inspiring as well:

Sitting down with Pam Kitty to look over new new collection Pam Kitty Picnic - sew stinkin' cute!  It'll be here at the end of the year.  Oh and she's funny and adorable.  : )

Riley Blake booth.  Just got in Bake Sale - sew fun!

Camille of Bonnie & Camille.  Just got in her latest - Happy Go Lucky

Joanna of Fig Tree - love her new patterns

Sandy Klop of American Jane - I'm a big fan

Bags continue to be very popular and apparel-sewing is back in a big way:

Around the Bobbin booth

Kati Cupcake booth

Sew Serendipity booth - notice more chevrons

  Random stuff:

My good friend and Market buddy, Linda

The Kimberbell booth - love the whimsical designs in red, lime and brown

Raw-edge applique is still going strong

Quilting Treasures is bringing back Irma Harding, who I believe was the fictional spokeswoman for International Harvester.  Anyone remember her?

It was a whirlwind trip and I loved every moment of it.  I'll be ordering several new lines and patterns.  I would love your thoughts and input!

Linking to:  Sunny Simple Mondays
                  Quilt Story: Fabric Tuesday 
                  Share Your Cup Thursday 


  1. Whatever that crayon + embroidery is, it looked cute from what I could tell from the picture!

    I am sitting around tediously hand sewing binding on a quilt, only half way done if that. Thinking "I was to jump off a bridge...no wonder I put this off" lol...so I came back to visit Elaine's party and see if there was anything that I missed. Perfect timing ..your post makes me want to keep plugging along :)

  2. I'm so glad you guys got to go. I think I seriously need to attend next spring!