From your comments, it seems there are a lot of you out there who like the same things I like! No doubt there were many other wonderful things at market, but I only had limited time to peruse the market floor and so I had to pick my favorite stops. Luckily for me, my friend Lisa Bongean's booth (Primitive Gatherings) was one aisle over. Needless to say... I made frequent stops there. She has some irresistable new stuff coming out.
|Lisa's newest charm patterns (L to R Primitive Pinwheels, Pinwheel Garden, Thimbles & Underground Railroad)|
I fell madly in love with the small quilts in the photo above. They are all new charm quilt patterns that will be released very soon. Notice they are all made with small blocks! That got me hook, line, and sinker. Lisa sells her own assortment of charm squares, too.
The two versions of the Broken Dishes quilts (light and dark) will also be new charm patterns.
|Lily Anna Stitches patterns|
The wonderful wool applique projects featured in the photo above were from a new (to me) designer, Lily Anna Stitches. Lisa had her patterns and the kits for them as well!! Click on the Primitive Gatherings link above to go shopping! One of the best purchases I made at market was a fat quarter bundle of Lisa's new fabric collection for Moda called Little Gatherings. YUM! Click here if you'd like to see the collection for yourself.
|Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods|
My next favorite finds are from two of my long-time favorite designers.
Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods and....
|Sheri Falls of This and That|
Sheri Falls of This and That. Chances are, if you're like me, you have many of their patterns in your library! Each of them had wonderful new projects to offer...some calling my name, believe me!
|Cathy Cardiff and me|
The luscious projects displayed in this booth are from designer
Cathy Cardiff of The Cottage at Cardiff Farms.
Cathy's booth full of quilts and wool projects was a market favorite to be sure.
Last but not least is a another new fabric line coming soon from my friend, Beth Fuller!
Her last collection, Grace's Dowry Shirtings, was very popular with quilters and has been reprinted several times. Her newest collection, Marguerite for Windham, is pictured in the quilt above.
If you aren't familiar with Beth's work, take it from me....you will be!
That brings us to the end of my Favorite Things from Spring Quilt Market.
Have you ever had that feeling of "I want it all?" That pretty much sums up the Quilt Market experience. It's a jolt to your creativity filling you with inspiration and the deep desire to add
at least 8 more hours to a 24 hour day! I realize that not everyone gets to
attend Quilt Market, but the same feelings I felt are also felt by those quilt shop owners
who attend market, too.
If you need inspiration or your creativity needs a boost, visit your favorite quilt shop
and be sure to ask for the wonderful projects highlighted in this post.
Until next time, thanks so much for visiting with me today!