|Paula Barnes & Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline|
So many glorious quilts to see in their booth!
I loved the big red monogram "R" pillow on the bed!! Notice the green quilt and the green color card on the floor? That's Paula's new fabric collection called "Tavern Greens". YUM!
Continuing on with fellow Marcus designers is the oh-so-talented Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek.
You may also know Vicki from her fabulous new book, English Paper Piecing (Martingale).
Loved seeing the projects from that book in Vicki's booth.
I didn't have a whole lot of time to wander the aisles of market, but I made sure to stop at my fav's. Here's a quick tour of my stop-n-go favorite designers. This photo is of Kathy Cardiff. Her company is The Cottage at Cardiff Farms. As you can see, Kathy designs lovely folk art/country/prim plain yummy stuff!! Click on the link above to check out all her designs, and look for her first book coming soon!
|Leonie Bateman of the Quilted Crow Girls|
A new and wonderful find for me are the Quilted Crow Girls from "down under". Leonie Bateman and Dierdre Bond-Abel have a beautiful quilt shop in an old church in Tasmania (I saw pictures!). Tara and I had the pleasure of meeting them right here in our home town because they came to teach a class at our favorite local quilt shop, The Quilt Merchant. The girls hung out with us at our monthly Dear Jane meeting. I'm so jazzed to say that they purchased the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle club for their shop! The Prairie Women are in Australia!!
|Me, Lisa Bongen & Tara Lynn Darr|
You know how I found Lisa's booth? Well, I was really hoofing-it down the main aisle, returning to my booth from a quick lunch, when I saw this blue and light quilt, and stopped dead in my tracks! I mean dead in my tracks! I looked up to see what booth I was at, and no surprise, it was Primitive Gatherings! I instantly fell madly in love!!! I came in for a closer look......
Lisa's quilt is called Colfax County and those tiny triangles are only 1 inch finished. Be still my heart! Honestly, the photos just don't do the quilt or the quilting justice. It is breathtaking. I already own the pattern and am trying to reserve time to start cutting!!
This tiny wonder is called Primitive Star and features 1/2 inch finished triangles. Love, love, love it!
Here are more gorgeous finds from Lisa's booth.
If you see any projects you must have (DUH), please click on the designer links, go forth, and happy shopping! Blogger isn't allowing me to post any more photos for now, so my Quilt Market tour will continue with my next post. I still have at least a dozen designers to show you!
I hope you're enjoying this little tour of mine. I wish I'd of had more time to visit and take in each booth. Alas....time goes by so quickly!! Hope you enjoy your weekend. Our son, Ryan, will turn the big 21 tomorrow, so our family will be celebrating. He has taken an interest in wine (he works at a restaurant & winery) so we'll be off to discover the world of fine wines! Should be an interesting dinner!
(All Quilt Market photos taken with permission of the designer!)