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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Quilt Market Tour Continues

Paula Barnes & Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline
In my last Quilt Market post, I told you Tara Darr was my booth neighbor on one side...and lucky me....these talented ladies were my neighbors on the other side!!  Having great booth neighbors makes market even better!!  Recently, fellow Marcus Brothers designer Paula Barnes, and her partner, Mary Ellen Robison changed their company name from Bonnie Blue to Red Crinoline Quilts.  I love their new name, don't you?  Their latest Block of the Month quilt, Freedom Rings, is right behind them.  Loving the vertical print featuring the eagles!!

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
Quilt market would never be complete without a stop to see what's new at Lisa Bongean's booth, Primitive Gatherings.

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!)


  1. Mmmmm.... ooooooh.... and aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh! So much eye candy!!! That Colfax County quilt is calling (loudly) to me too!!!! I might just have to give in and get the pattern... only to save it for when my quilting skills are a bit better! :-)

  2. Oh, Pam, thanks for sharing!!! I've been perusing your posts every day and just soaking in all the wonderful quilts and projects!! How wonderful!! Colfax County is...WOW!!!!! Definitely on my "someday" list!!! So many great ideas from your posts!


  3. Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful quilts and the booths. Lucky me! I live just down the road from the Primitive Gaatherings quilt shop, so I can stop in from time to time.

    My son is turning 21 tomorrow, too. I guess we both know what we were doing 21 years ago. Doesn't that time fly?

  4. Wonderful pictures! Love seeing all the booths so full of gorgeous quilts! Thank you!

  5. What a fabulous array of quiltsfor us to enjoy. Love, love Lisa's Colfax County!. Today I pinned my Contrary Wife on the

  6. What wonderful photos. So many lovely quilts .

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