Sunday, October 30, 2011

Quilt Market, Day 3

Sometimes, watching all the people at Quilt Market is as much fun as looking at what is in all the booths! This group of ladies from Texas come to Market each year together, and they always dress up. They told me that they live nearby, so they change their attire and wear different outfits each day. Fun!

Here’s more of what I saw today:

Amy Butler in her booth, showing off her new collection called "Lark."

I love Seuss, so I just had to have my photograph taken with The Cat in the Hat! Shannon Fabrics makes super-soft plush fabrics, and they will have a new line of Seuss fabrics out by Spring Market in Kansas City.

Check out these neat buttons. They are made by gluing fabric or paper on top of wood forms by AdornIt, and retail for about $3 per pack. I bought some to try out.

Arrow Sewing Cabinets caught my eye, because they make some cabinets for sewing machines that are actually pretty. (Imagine that!) Several models on the floor look like antiques adapted for sewing, but have modern features, and are painted cool colors, like green, pink and white.

They have a lower price-point than most cabinets, too!

I broke down and bought a super-comfortable chair with excellent lumbar support, and with wonderful fabric.

The C&T Publishing booth; customers can look at new releases and new products, get more information, and place orders. That's "Papillon," the quilt on the cover of my book, displayed on the far right at the top.

Simplicity introduced a new machine earlier this year that creates bias and makes piping (by heating a fusible adhesive that wraps around the cording and fuses to the fabric).

This morning, in a class I took with Ruth Chandler and Liz Kettle from Textile Evolution, we used Simplicity's needle felting machine. It worked great, and is very lightweight, and affordable for a 12-needle machine.

Carrie Bloomston of Such Designs had some cute, cute, cute stuff! These darling creatures are from her pattern that features the Three Little Pigs and the big bad You-Know-Who fingerpuppets. I'll post more about her after I get home, and will share a pattern giveaway with you. I’m bringing a bunch of stuff home to give away. Say a prayer that I can fit it all in my suitcases!


  1. It's eye-opening for this grand show and lovely to see some were dressed up, so elegant.

  2. Hi Susan, I'm so glad you are having fun at Quilt Market, and looking forward to seeing your new goodies. Thanks for the great photo updates. Kd ~

  3. You're obviously having a great time!

  4. Wonderful trip around the Festival. Love your new chair and the sewing machine cabinet posted. What a terrific time you are having...and how much fun to see all the beautiful fabrics and new products and books. Thanks again for taking me along for the event.

  5. Thank you for your wonderful posts!! Since I can't be there in person this year, I really appreciate your keeping us posted on all the happenings and new "must haves"!


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