Monday, May 21, 2012

Spring Quilt Market

We just got back from our adventures at International Quilt Market in Kansas City!  Yes, it is really international, with our favorite designers from Australia and other countries in attendance.  We were really excited to see what new fabrics and designs we would find, and will be able to only give a glimpse into all that is available!  Keep watching for more -- here, on our website, and on our Facebook page!

The day before Market begins, we attended "Schoolhouse" -- this is a time to get a preview of what is to come!

Renee Nanneman of Need'l Love -- showing projects from her soon-to-be-released book, Garden Gate Threads --
Beautiful pillow designed by Lesa Dailey --

"Rosebud Faire Stars"

And pieced with some of Renee's new Fall collections -- "Twister Pumpkin" by Becky Cogan.

A little later it was time for Jo Morton's presentation -- She, too, has a book coming soon with some wonderful red and white quilts using her "Variety" fabric collection --
Some new designs in laminate fabric --
And a quilt (no pattern available -- just for fun!) Jo created with her fabrics and the panel from the John Hewson "Winterthur" collection.
The next day, the exhibits opened, and our first stop was the Andover area and a visit to Jo's booth, where we found Jo and friends Mary Ann and Cindy, showing everyone the new projects that will be in the next book and some individual patterns. 
And next door was Need'l Love booth --
with Renee and Amy ready to welcome visitors through the Garden Gate! 

Across the aisle in Andover's booth was the latest free-to-use designed by Candy Hargrove using Jo's "Alexandria" collection -- 
We have lots more to show you -- just a few of our favorites at a time!  

Only Because of His Grace,
Mary Elizabeth 

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Does anyone know if there's a pattern for the cute quilt Becky Cogan put together called "Twister Pumpkin"? The picture is posted on your blog from the 2012 Spring Quilt Market... Thanks!