Thursday, May 31, 2012

International Quilt Market Part 3

More Fabrics on display at the International Quilt Market in Kansas City.

Riley Blake always has fun new collections coming out and this year will not be a disappointment below are a sample of three of their new collections



Anna Maria Horner's Stand was a beautiful display of her new collection "Field Study" for Westminister/Rowan Fabrics



Amy Butler's new collection Cameo, this was a stunning stand with two really beautiful back drops to feature her new fabrics.
 


Westministers/Rowan/Freespirit's stand also featured several of their new collections.
 


 Art Gallery Fabrics had a colourful display of fabrics

RJR once agains had some great quilts on display using their new collections

 Benartex had a range of fabrics, from black and white to bright and colourful fabrics, including Nancy Halvorsen's new collection.




Kanvas for Benartex Fabrics had a display that you just couldn't help but look at. Very simply in style but features the new fabric collections in a different way with a "home" feel to them.
 


 Dear Stella is still a new fabric company out on the market. They feature big and bold modern simple fabrics
 

Michael Miller had a very grand stand. Each market they have a different theme linked up to one of their new fabric collections. This Market it was the Circus and of course there had to be elephants, and popcorn for those passing by!
 
 

On the back of Michael Miller's Stand there was this fantastic colour wall.

Sarah Jane is a designer for Michael Miller Fabrics and their stand had lots to look at. Fabric for both boys and girls

In The Beginning Fabric stand had a great wall of fabric along the back of their stand featuring Jason Yenter's Legdendary Basics collection (we have this range in the shop!)
 
  
 And lastly this is a new fabric range coming soon from Fabric Freedom. We will be definitely ordering this for the shop.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

International Quilt Market Part 2

More photos from the International Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City.
Animals this year featured on many of the different stands throughout the Quilt Market.
 Fabri-Quilt had a "farm" feel to their stand with chickens, pigs, a horse and a cow, made out of fabric of course!


Anna Marie Horner's stand had several animal featuring her new collection Field Study for Westminister/Rowan Fabrics. I love the cut outs of the different butterflies featuring the fabrics in her new collection.



Animals on quilts did also feature. This is a quilt made by Maywood Studio's using their Woolies Flannel Range.
And of course animals featured on fabric. Adorn It has a very cute new collection of Owl fabric coming out soon.
 Not to be upstaged, Michael Miller Fabrics who always has a fantastic stand with a theme, had 3 large elephants and two lions.......

Monday, May 28, 2012

International Quilt Market Part 1

There is so much to write about quilt market that I have split it into several posts.
The International Spring Quilt Market takes place in May of each year. It is a trade only event and the location of the show moves each year. This year it took place in Kansas City, Missouri. On show is the latest fabrics, notions, books and everything quilting.  I love attending Quilt Market as it gives me the opportunity to meet up with our regular suppliers, to see what is new, meet up with fabric designers and author and much more.
 The Main Street of the exhibition centre
 
The fabric companies always put on a fantastic displays so their new collections.
 New fabric collections from Anna Griffin and Blend Fabrics


 This year Shannon Fabrics has introduced Dr Seuss into Cuddle Fabric, love their display so colourful


Northcott Fabrics has a new collection from Stonehenge called Stars and Stripes. From the response that we had on our facebook page when I posted a photo of this panel, I am happy to report that we have a bolt of the panel on order and will be in store soon.


New Fabrics from Robert Kaufman. Kona Solids are going to be very popular this year







Andover Fabrics has a great display. Not only did they show you quilts using up their new fabric ranges but also bags, clothes and more using the collections. Most of these samples are available as commercial patterns.


 
 

Adorn it has a new collection with Owl's, can wait to get my hands on it!
 

New Fabric Collection  from Timeless Treasures. Shimmer is one of my favourites and we have it in store and are currently working on a quilt kit using this new collection.



 Alexander Henry Fabrics always has a great display, this time they did not disappoint with their display of upholstered chairs.
 

More to come tomorrow!