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Every year my mind gets blown with the talent and ideas that come from attending Quilt Market. This year was soooo much fun. It was great to meet up with good friends, walk through the quilt show (even though it was brief and I have not one picture from it!), and see so much inspiration as well as introduce myself to new products.
This year I went looking for new products to showcase in the Quilt Group (join here!) next year. Boy oh boy did I find some! I am excited to dig through the purchases and give all of those goodies a try.
This was a large show. I was amazed at the many rows full of fantastic things.
The thing that got me the most excited was the new line from Andover Fabrics- Little House on the Prairie. Soooo excited. They did the opening for School house and the quilts on display were beautiful. I of course bought the line and will be putting together a few new quilts for next years quilt group. I’m thinking along the lines of mini quilts!
You could find my little bunny at the Andover booth— you can find him in the shop!
This year I was introduced to a few companies who sell marked batting. You can use this for quilt as you go and other projects similar to that. Also the Steady Betty. You have to use it to love it!! And, I love it!
All of these great products will be shared next year here on the blog along with a pattern for the quilt group. I have started a few of them and will be sharing them in Instagram along the way as well as the Facebook Page, so make sure you are following along.
Before market starts they have schoolhouse for a day. This is a full day….starts at 10 and goes until 5. There are classes you can choose from every half hour. I was loving hopping from class to class and seeing and hearing what’s new on the market or maybe an introduction to a product I had never seen before in use. It was fantastic. It’s almost my favorite part of market. Except that picking what to go to is sooo hard!
Some of my favorites schoolhouses- Jennifer Jangles, Alex Anderson, Lynette Anderson, Kaffe Fassett. There were goodies in the classes from swag bags, fabric, a sample or two. They are great at sharing what they have 😉
Every year for me is a bit different. This year I loved promoting the quilt group and exploring new ideas and ways to build it and get support by others. I am excited as I look at the calendar for next year and fit in the new designs, products and designers.
The ability to progress, explore and move in a slightly different direction is a wonderful thing when you are a pattern designer. I think for the first time in a long time I am comfortable with my position and what I am offering. It has been so exciting for me and I hope that you’ll catch on to it also!
Hang on to your scissors…there are good things coming!
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