Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Quilt Market Report: Days Two and Three - Part Two

Alright, and we're back with part two of days two and three at International Quilt Market... and let's get going!

First, we find ourselves at Patty Young's booth! Patty is the uber-talented lady behind ModKid; when I ventured over to her booth to take some pictures she was hanging out with Kate Spain and Joanna Figueroa - couldn't find three more talented ladies all in one place!

In the second picture you can see the second place ribbon Patty's booth won; congratulations Patty (and Jon)!

I then headed over to the Birch Fabrics booth. Birch is the brainchild of Cynthia Mann, the mastermind behind Fabricworm - that's a whole lotta talent all rolled up in one lady! Also, just in case you wanted to know, Birch fabrics are 100% organic and are absolutely gorgeous!

In this picture you can see the beautiful quilt that Elizabeth made using Birch for their booth - just stinking gorgeous!

I only met two other Canadians while I was there (I'm sure there were more) - one was a quilt shop owner from Calgary and the other was the owner of Favorite Things from Vancouver. Favorite Things is a pattern company selling patterns for everything from purses and slippers to cute baby clothes and home decor items. Their Belle Skirt pattern is actually pretty famous in the blog world, I recall seeing it a number of places!

Alright, now we head over to the Valori Wells booth! I heart Valori a lot (I may have a bit of a girl crush on her) - she is awesome and both times I was at her booth we chatted for a bit; she even mentioned having read my blog *blush*. Valori was the only person who asked me if I wanted them in the picture, to which I replied with a resounding yes! The lighting on this side of the market was pretty bad to say the least (you can see it in the above pictures and the Amy Butler pictures too), but here's the lovely Valori!

Valori's new line of fabric, Nest, will also include voile and corduroy!

And back to the Amy Butler booth we go! I wanted to make sure I was able to share some pictures of Amy's new yarn, and ended up getting lots more!

And there are Amy's yummy yarns! According to Diane, one of Amy's ladies, the yarns landed in the US last week (their made by Rowan in England) and should be in Canada shortly! The yarn is called Belle Organic and comes in both DK and aran. Amy's new fabric collection is called Soul Blossoms (unfortunately there weren't any fabric samples to see, but the entire booth was decorated with the prints in paper) which will be out in the fall and Amy also has a new book coming out which I believe will debut in the fall too!

Oh, and this is a (rather dark) picture of my in Amy's booth holding one of the cute little purses that will be in her new book!

Here's a picture of me that Jennifer took in the Art Gallery booth. I'm sorry I don't have more pictures of this booth, but Pat's designs are always gorgeous and her booth was so neat with all sorts of little nooks and corners - I don't know how I could have possibly photographed it even if I had had my camera on me!

Lastly for today is a picture of the sweet Melissa Averinos from YummyGoods talking about marketing and her new book, Small Stash Sewing. I really wish I had more pictures of Melissa; I first met her at Lizzy House's cake party and she was just so sweet and nice! We ended up talking for a bit about our love of British literature, especially the Brontes and Jane Austen, and I heavily extolled the virtues of Cranford. The photo is a bit blurry - it was taken with my BlackBerry and there were many moving heads!

I still have some pictures left to share and will be back soon with those!


  1. Oh wow Kaye,
    This is all so deliciously wonderful!!
    Hope you have a fnatastic time.

    Popping in to say 'hi' from Spring Bingo :-)

  2. lol Just makes me drool, looking at all the gorgeous fabric! Glad you had a wonderful time, wished we all could have been there. Thanks so much for the pics :-)

  3. I'm loving the tour and all the pics!! I think my favorite so far was yesterday, when you hit up Camille and Joanna's booths. Then Sweetwater and Oliver and S. Wow! What fun!!!

  4. Ok, those are the sexiest leg warmers (AB booth) that I've ever seen!!! Great pix of it all! Great to see Favorite Things lovely booth. It looks like she has some gorgeous new summer top patterns.

  5. swooooooon Kaye!!! i neeeed more!! i cannot wait for houston!!! i may cry sweet tears as i walk those fabulous booths!!! you are quite a lucky duck to have been soo close!!! ;)

    xo, Heather

  6. Looks like your guys had a lot to look at and drool over! stopping by from the BINGO game:)

  7. Kaye, I was pleased to meet you at Market! You have some great reports here, thanks for the recaps, Love them!

  8. Thank you for the wonderful tour. You hit some places I hadn't seen yet.