Quilt Market is a trade show for those in the quilting industry. The day before it officially begins, short sessions are presented about new merchandise and marketing strategies during Schoolhouse. Today brings a few highlights from my experience.
Carolyn Friedlander showed her self-titled lawn and quilting cottons for Robert Kaufman. I've loved her former collections, and this one is no exception. She also had some lovely new patterns including Wildabon, a hand appliqué collaboration with Leah Duncan.Pine.
Seventy Six lived up to her usual vivid artistry.
Cobblestone gives you an idea of how the fabrics work together.Matchstick is a pattern from Alison's Simple Series of patterns.
Tesselation had been worked up in Seventy Six, and looked great.
Ventana is part of her Skillbuilder Series.
If you'd like to make your own Genny & Ruth quilt, you can snag the free Elizabeth Hartman pattern from the Robert Kaufman website.new Sun Prints. Of course, I think I need them all.
Tula Pink's session about her new line, Tabby Road was jam packed, as expected. She disclosed that the line was intended to be Alice in Wonderland-themed, until she found more of a personal connection with the domestic feline and decided to focus her collection in that direction.The Kittens is a most appropriate pattern for the line.
Chocolatier--this time in three color ways. Modern Milk was my favorite.
Amy Friend introduced her upcoming book, Improv Paper Piecing. The patterns looked like a lot of fun.
Samarra Khaja's Geogram is one of the most fantastic rainbow spectrum basic collections I discovered at Market.