I returned home from Quilt Market in Portland, OR last Monday night. I thought things would settle down once I got home, but I am in full swing with work to do and lots of deadlines. I guess that is a good thing. Lots of new collections arriving from fabric companies (digital images to use with EQ) so I’m already gearing up for Fall Quilt Market in October. In case you don’t know what Quilt Market is, it’s a trade show with all things quilt related. There are fabric companies, pattern designers, notions, batting, threads, web designers, sewing machine companies, distributors, book and magazine publishers and lots of well-known quilters. Quilt Market is not open to the public, but you can attend the retail show – Quilt Festival – that is held in a number of cities. Go to http://www.quilts.com for information on dates and classes offered. What a great vacation for you and your best quilting buddy.
I took a lot of photos at Market and have posted some of them below. Some are of friends and acquaintances and some are of things I thought you might like to see. Here goes:
Moda’s booth – always colorful
Dear Stella booth
Angela Walter’s booth with her new fabric line “Legacy” by Art Gallery Fabrics
Tula Pink’s fabulous quilts!
Red Rooster booth
Edyta Sita’s quilt – one of my favorites at Market.
Whimsicals by Terri Degenkolb – always creative
Princess Mira batiks
Susan Emory and Christine Van Buskirk of Swirly Girls Design
Karen Dumont of Karie Patch Designs
Kathy Brown of Teacher’s Pet
Gerri Robinson showing her new fabric collection “Attic Treasures” by Red Rooster Fabrics.
Joan Ford of Hummingbird Highway – author of the Scrap Therapy books.
Penny Sturgis of Quilts Illustrated – is there anyone who hasn’t made one of her bags?
Susan Knapp of The Quilt Branch
Elizabeth Balderrama – half of the design team of Seams Like a Dream – Kate Colleran is the other half of the talented duo.
Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods
Mary Jane Carey of Holly Hill Quilt Designs
Gudrun Erla’s booth – GE Designs
Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs – this was her first time with a booth at Market.
Here’s my booth – Plum Tree Quilts, and two other views follow. . . . .
Plum Tree Quilts booth
Plum Tree Quilts booth
Have a great Memorial Day weekend and remember why we celebrate!