Quilt Market recap – day two

I spent most of yesterday walking the show floor and collecting stacks and stacks of catalogues, brochurses, flyers and samples. Although I can’t say there was a lot that I hadn’t seen online before the show, it was really exciting to meet more designers in person.

Here I am at Anna Maria Horner‘s booth. She wasn’t there at the moment, but my mum snapped some photos for me. I wore an Anna Maria-print dress for this occasion (geek) so I blend in nicely. Don’t you LOVE that velveteen sofa?? I’ll blog about the dress when I’m back.

I also loved the Birch Fabrics booth. Don’t you want to make every sample they have? Those dresses are adorable. The gray one is the Junebug Dress pattern by Jess at Craftiness is not Optional. Cynthia at Birch has been really complimentary about my Storyboek hexagon baby quilt, which is so flattering!

So what’s new? Well I enjoyed stopping by the Dear Stella booth. This New York-based offshoot of Timeless Treasures has eight new collections plus the Stella dot and solids. Pretty and modern, many of the patterns feel very versatile and would be lovely in clothing, homewares and quilts. I quite like the tulip print from the Meet me at Sunset collection for a dress.

In the evening I went to the Modern Quilt Guild meetup and met more cool people, including Deborah from Whipstitch (creator of the Bee Skirt pattern I used to make the cherry blossom skirt), who was kind enough to send me some tips for starting my business, and Kristen Lejnieks, co-author of the brilliant book Block Party.

Kristen introduced me to Anna Maria and took this snap.

Then I went back to the hotel and crashed!

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