Saturday, June 12, 2010

Quilt Market Report: The Goodies

Bad Blogger (me, not Google...although recently...)! I totally meant to blog all about the goodies I picked up at Market earlier in the week but then said week just got away from me! But here I am and here are some awesome goodies!

Up first, we have the awesome loot that I picked up at sample spree...

I managed to get my hands on a half-metre bundle of Heather Ross's Far Far Away II (which is a linen-cotton blend), a fat quarter bundle of Oliver + S' debut collection, City Weekend (with Moda), and 3 fat quarter bundles (one in each colourway) of Lizzy House's Castle Peeps.

I sent a piece pf each of the Heather Ross fabrics off to the lovely Heather (because I knew that if anyone would appreciate getting some of this early, she would!) - you can see the parcel I sent her here, here, here and here (you can get a good view of each print in this picture)...and you can see the first thing that she made with her fabrics here.

Next up, we have the books!

All three of these books are signed by the writers and I love them! Handmade Beginnings is absolutely sweet and I just loved meeting Anna Maria - she is beyond awesome! Sewing Bits and Pieces has soooo many great ideas for using up scraps and Sandi Henderson is just so nice! I really like Piecing the Past because it shares some lovely stories about different vintage blocks and quilts.

The tote bags - the Moda one is huge!

Here's all the awesome swag I got from Amy Butler! The tote is pretty cool and it came with two free patterns, and brochures about Amy's new collection (Soul Blossoms), her new line of wallpaper, her new line of threads, and her awesome new line of organic yarn from Rowan.

Here's some awesomness from Melissa Averinos to celebrate the launch of her book, Small Stash Sewing. Check out the unicorns - love!

Here's the last of it! To celebrate the launch of their books, all of the ladies (Anna Maria Horner, Sandi Henderson, and Melissa Averinos) who were publishing with Wiley had these awesome little notepads to give away - they're too cute and of course they'll come in handy! Along with the notepad, Anna Maria was also giving away a free copy of one of the patterns from her book (full size pattern pieces included); it's for the cute little shoes there on the cover! I also picked up a paper copy of Monica's Glow Happy quilt pattern (available online for free here) which features her debut fabric collection, Holiday Happy, for Lecien.

I also picked up a whole bunch of brochures and little leaflets etc. from people along the way, but all of this is definitely the best of the bunch! I hope you liked seeing all of these awesome goodies; I'll be back soon to show another one of my Market quilts!


  1. turning green with market envy....

  2. awesome lot of stuff! you must have had such fun at market. Thanks for showing us!

  3. That stash is insane! I bet you've got a few projects planned. Can't wait to see what you come up with.