Hi all! Michelle here to give you the scoop on what I saw at Quilt Market. It was everything I thought it was, but better, but also totally different. lol. I have been to large trade shows in other industries before, but drooling over pictures year after year of Quilt Market did not prepare me for the massiveness that is Quilt Market.
Here is a little recap of my adventures and my favorite things I found at Fall Quilt Market 2016.
Of course, meeting fellow quilty people was the best part of my weekend, but the goodies were a close second 🙂
Another highlight was searching each aisle to find a Quilt Theory quilt “in the wild”. Here’s my Scrappy Geese hanging out at the end of the Michael Miller space.
It look a little digging to find Stephanie Palmer’s Strip It Down Quilt in the Checker booth, but once I pulled it out of hiding, it looked great!
Kitty Wilkin’s Ocean Path quilt and Yvonne Fuch’s Tiled Parquet were BFFs in the Checker Booth. Not even harsh lighting could make them look bad. 😉
I also found other quilts by Quilt Theory designers, Yvonne and Cheryl, at the quilt show. Aren’t they amazing!?! It was so fun to see more of their work in person.
Aurifil Thread have been such great supporters of Quilt Theory, I had to stop by their booth for a selfie in front of my favorite colors.
When you work with designers from all over the country, it’s not often you get to meet. I was so thrilled to get to spend the day with Stephanie and watch people gasp when they saw her Quilter’s planner (it’s gasp-worthy for sure). We had several great meetings together and I’m so excited about Quilt Theory’s next round of patterns.
Speaking of quilty friends, here is me with one of my oldest blogging friends, Nicole from snips snippets, and my newest friend, Angie from Gnome Angel. They had me cracking up all day.
This was one of my favorite collections of the entire market. I can’t wait to get my hands on some!
I am a huge lover of llamas and alpacas, so Elizabeth Harman’s latest quilt spoke right to my heart. Plus I loved all of the succulents in her booth!
Probably the best merchandising for a collection at Market. I mean, quilt cakes and a maccaroon quilted frame… YUM!
This booth almost turned me into a purple convert. Flying geese will always call to me.
Loved these simple and classic blocks.
My daughter’s room could use some Echino
This booth was another favorite. Quilty animals will always make me smile.
Right before I left, I managed to get a non-selfie photo with my Scrappy Geese quilt! Yes!!
Overall, Quilt Market was a great place to meet people and exchange new & exciting ideas for the future. If we met a Quilt Market, I’d love for you to drop me a line and say hi! And stay tuned for more goodness as the Quilt Theory team has officially started working on our second pattern collection!! You’re going to love it.