Tuesday, November 2, 2010

2010 Quilt Market, Part 3

Pokey Bolton with the 2010 International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene magazine.
Well, Quilt Market is officially over, and in the Houston Convention Center all the vendors are taking down their booths, and some are setting up again for International Quilt Festival. But I’m still playing catch-up! I have lots more photos and news to share from Quilt Market. If you are headed to Houston for Festival, make sure you pick up a copy of the 2010 International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene magazine. You can get a copy in the Quilting Arts booth (or online, if you can’t get to Houston).

Quilting Arts’ booth at Market
There are lots more goodies in their booth, including my newest DVD, ”Master Machine Stitching: Thread Sketching Beyond the Basics.”


You can also see my candy corn piece (above left), which will be in the 2011 Quilting Arts Calendar

Scott Murkin’s “Stars Over Texas” is the 2010 IQA raffle quilt.
This year’s International Quilt Association Raffle Quilt is made by North Carolina’s own Scott Murkin, a fabulous quilter and quilt show judge. It is 80" x 80", and you can purchase tickets for a chance to win it at Quilt Festival.

Sheree Schattenmann of Sheree’s Alchemy Designs
Sheree Schattenmann is owner of  Sheree’s Alchemy Designs. She carries a great selection of fabrics at her online store, including organic cottons and out-of-print, rare, and hard-to-find prints from designers such as Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt, and Kaffe Fassett. She has a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, but wanted to be at home with her children, so she started her store, and has just launched a darling new line of patterns and clothing designs. Major cuteness! You can read her blog here


Here’s a shot of the floor of the Convention center.  There are a gazillion booths. Twenty three rows, with an average of 50 booths on each row (although some companies like the fabric corporations, have many booth spaces). You do the math. Did you know that according to a 2010 survey, quilting is a $3.6 billion industry in the United States? Wow.


This is my friend Vickie Clontz of Annie’s Keepsakes. I love her green, earthy style. Her booth was a serene oasis in the hustle-bustle on the show floor, although the quilt shop owners were keeping her hopping placing new orders!


This is part of the area where Moda sales reps meet with quilt shop owners placing their fabric orders. The new collections are shown on the wall displays.


Me with “The Art of Quilts Postcard Collection: Nature”
I was excited to see that they were taking pre-orders for “The Art of Quilts Postcard Collection: Nature” at the C&T Publishing booth. I have two pieces featured in this product, and one — the purple orchid — is on the cover! It will come out in early December, and should be a great gift item. It includes 30 high-quality images that can be mailed as postcards or framed, and will retail for $9.95. 

Anna Maria Horner
I’ve admired Anna Maria Horner’s fabric, her patterns, her books, and her blog for a long time, and it was nice to finally meet her. And I can report that she is just as nice, as smart, and as interesting as I thought she’d be! Her new line is called “An Innocent Crush.”

Melissa Averinos
I met Melissa Averinos two years ago at Fall Quilt Market and have been following her career as a fabric designer, an artist, a shop owner, and a blogger since then. Melissa’s Schoolhouse session at Quilt Market was so fun, because she was very anxious about public speaking, and perfectly honest about it with the huge crowd that turned out to hear her talk about her brand new fabric line for Andover called “Swoon.” She is such a kind, authentic soul.


You can read her blog here, and see the cool stuff in her shop (Yummy Goods) here, see Swoon here, and find out about her new book (“Small Stash Sewing”) here


Swoon!

Alicia Salazar with a finished flower
This is Alicia Salazar with a beautiful flower made from the very clever “Flower Frill Templates” by Clover. I think this will be a hot product this year. It is brand spanking new; I can’t even find it on their website yet!


You can use any “crisp” fabric (batiks work great). Alicia demonstrated how you use the templates (four sizes come in the pattern) to cut several folded petal shapes (above), and then stitch them together at the base.
 


After that, you fluff up the petals, and voila! A beautiful flower. Pretty cool. 



The flowers above were stitched to a small pillow. 

GIVEAWAY! Win a copy of the Flower Frills Templates (which aren’t even available yet, but Alicia gave me one) by leaving a comment on this post before noon EST on Tuesday, November 9. Tell me what you’ve found most interesting about my Quilt Market posts so far.

I’m going to start giving away Quilt Market loot in my next few posts, so please come back for a chance to win! 

WE HAVE A WINNER! Sandee will receive the Flower Frills Templates!

50 comments:

  1. Wow! I love these flowers! I am sitting here and imagining all the possibilities and places I could use flowers like these. I am going to the quilt show tomorrow and will look for this product!

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  2. Houston seems like a quilter's dream to me -- 23 aisles of approximately 50 booths each?? Must be sensory overload! The flower frill template absolutely fascinates me!

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  3. Wow! I love these flowers! I am sitting here and imagining all the possibilities and places I could use flowers like these. I am going to the quilt show tomorrow and will look for this product!

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  4. Those flowers are gorgeous! I'd love to be able to make those. Market always sounds like lots of fun and a ton of work. Thanks for sharing.
    indyqltr@hotmail.com

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  5. Beautiful! Finally, flowers I'm not allergic to!

    LaDonna

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  6. Hi Susan,

    Thanks for posting about market. Since I didn't go to Houston this year I really appreciate the updates. I especially like the views from the second floor overlooking the booths, so much to see!

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  7. I can just imagine the fun you had! I would love to get back to Houston for the Quilt Festival. I was there in 2001. I've enjoyed all the photos & comments from Quilt Market. In fact, along with several other quilters, you are mentioned in my blog as a blog to visit and to see your photos!
    http://judycooper.blogspot.com/

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  8. I was very excited to see the note about Bonnie McCaffrey; she was just in southeastern NC teaching and lecturing to Quilters By the Sea in Wilmington, NC. I had the pleasure of meeting her for dinner; she is such an authentic person and quite an effective teacher. I can't wait to paint more faces using her technique!

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  9. The flower making template was a tease. I would love to try it. Quilt Market seems overwhelming.

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  10. Thanks for the post. I'm going to Houston for the first time, so this is like a little tease.

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  11. It's all interesting and intriguing. i've never been to one of those huge quilt shows (or to market) and it looks overwhelming and fun at the same time. thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. I'm loving the Art of Quilts postcards. That will make a great gift for a good friend that got me started in quilting. Thanks for the updates!

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  13. I love that flower! I may never get to go to this market, so it is so neat to see it through your eyes. I liked the part best where the shop owners order the Moda fabrics...I wish I owned a shop, this would be so much fun!!!

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  14. Susan, I find it most interesting to put faces to names thanks to your pictures.

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  15. I just love hearing about the quilt artists that are there, living their dream.

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  16. I've been to the show but not the market, and the thing I find most amazing is the number of people that are there! I would love to experience it some day.

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  17. Loved all the info you gave us BUT you got to meet AMH - OUR local artist :)

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  18. Susan thanks for posting each day. It has been fun to see the young designers and what I missed at market! I am leaving on Thurs for Houston.Will miss seeing you there this year. PS. I found the 2010 Intl Quilt Festival Magazine at our local JoAnn if anyone is looking for it and not going to Houston

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  19. most interesting...the colors
    every pic posted has wonderful colors

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  20. OOh! This looks so cool! A great way to add dimension to lots of things. This looks like the most interesting thing you've posted so far - though great job on the cover postcard!

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  21. Thanks again, most interesting tidbit, the book giveaway-totally missed this a spring market.
    Thanks for sharing Scott's quilt.

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  22. Loving the photos you've shown, its huge. What an awesome experience, I can only dream!

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  23. That template is darling..I'd definitely put that to good use.

    It was such a pleasure to meet you..I've have admired your work for years!!

    I'll be posting pictures and blogging about Market next week after I make my way through Festival!!

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  24. Well, actually I think that this is the most interesting so far. It reminds me of making Kleenex flowers way back in grade school only it is bumped up a notch or two.

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  25. OMg! I love the flowers and just the idea of pulling from your stash and having flowers to go with your latest quilts is exciting!

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  26. Great coverage of the Market---thank you. Love this new flower tool and can see many possibilities.

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  27. I love those flowers!
    I am really enjoying your posts on Market - the next best thing to being there. Your pictures are great - cool to see what you see.

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  28. I've been to lots of large computer shows but never a quilt show, so just seeing the photos of the show floor are interesting to me.

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  29. As a rural gal I find this whole amazing scene quite fascinating. Thanks for letting us see thru your eyes. Very cute flowers!

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  30. Ideas, ideas, ideas! I would have loved to have been there.

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  31. What I like most is your thorough and detailled approach to capturing your quilt market experience. Makes me feel as though I had been there. Thanks for your quilt market 'report', it's delicious.~~Lisa

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  32. What's so interesting is that I'm getting to meet designers that I otherwise wouldn't have known. I love blogs so I have also Bookmarked their blogs.

    Thanks!

    p.s. I do LOVE the flowers!

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  33. Pretty! I would love to go to market!! So much fun!

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  34. I haven't thought of dying my hair pink, blue, or green. My two granddaughters had inserts put in their hair one blue and one pink, very cute and I might think of doing that.

    Thanks for all the photos and info on your blog, truly enjoyed it.
    Joan

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  35. I love seeing how the designers use their fabrics...Amy Butler with her huge amazing flowers, Anna Maria with her gorgeous quilts, etc. SO inspiring!!!

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  36. What a nifty flower template! I bet they will go like gangbusters! One of the things I enjoy so much about your Quilt Market posts is that you give us a lot of pictures along with the updates. Seeing all of the things makes it real!

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  37. I would love to win the flower template. I just did some hand dyed fabric and can "see" the flowers out of the vibrant colors.
    Linda Mac
    lov2quilt@gmail.com

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  38. I love seeing the new fabric lines coming out.

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  39. I like the variety and your personal comments. Your photos are great.

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  40. The most interesting thing about the quilt market posts are all the wonderful new notions and fabrics. Can't wait to actually see them in a quilt shop.

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  41. Susan, thank you so much for posting your coverage. It is one of my goals to go to Market - hopefully next year. I had no idea that there were 23 rows with 50 booths!! Holy cow! Cant wait to get there!

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  42. I went to Houston once and had a wonderful time. It was hard on my body and knees but I was able to see everything and touch the fabrics. Many times when my knees gave out i would sit and watch the demos by the different guests on the floors. My age and my knees keep me from attending now, but I really appreciate all of you that take the time to post blogs and photos so we all can share in the event. It is just like being there.

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  43. Those flowers look cool.... I'd love to make one or two!!!

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  44. WOW so much eye candy! These flower frill templates are going to be so much fun. I can't wait to use up small pieces and replace my plastic flowers at home - inside and front door wreaths!

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  45. Now THAT looks really interesting... Can't wait to try these templates...!!!

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  46. Now THAT looks interesting... can't wait to try these templates...!!!

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  47. Those are super cool flowers! This is a notion I could put to good use.

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  48. Susan,I've just read through all of your posts about Quilt Market and Festival. It was great to see so many of the quilts with your thoughtful comments and links to the artists. Thanks for posting a photo of my quilt in the Katrina exhibit. The flower template looks like a lot of fun. I won your Quilting Arts video at the QA raffle on Friday night and can't wait to watch it.

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  49. Of course I want to win the “Flower Frill Templates” by Clover...just like the 49 folks ahead of me!

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