23 May 2013
Warning, this is a long blog post, but we have so much to share....like doughnuts. We ate a few of these interesting sweets at the famous doughnut joint in Portland. The actual doughnut tasted good (but not that much different than any other doughnut), but the different varieties they offer is what makes it a VooDoo Doughnut.
How about 2 strips of bacon with your doughnut?
Enjoy more photos of Quilt Market, if you have any specific questions about a collection, we welcome your comments.
Thanks for all of the comments about our latest video. So many people came by our booth for a look at the gingham suit. If you have not seen our Gingham Style video yet, Click here.
We have been asked how we come up with the idea?
We were discussing ideas for our fashion show for Fabric Fest and Lori Holt suggested Gingham Style as a theme...well an idea was born and we decided we had to create a Gingham Style video.
Now that we are back,we are getting ready for our next big project, our FASHION SHOW for Fabric fest.
It is going to be great!
Click here to find out more about Fabric Fest.
Many of our Fabric Fest teachers were at Quilt Maket: Eleanor Burns, Jenny Doan and Natalie Earnheart of Missouri Star Quilts, Nancy Zeeman, Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter, Kim and Kris from My Girl Friends quilt shop (DYI Dish), Sandy Workman, Lila Tueller, Deonn Stott.
Many of our designers attending Market helped with "Make and Takes" Deonn Stott was the Queen of the "Make and Takes" and Demos, teaching several times a day.
We loved having Eleanor Burns join us for a Demo.
Featured behind our Demo table was "Snips and Snails", a baby boy collection by Doodlebug designs that is set to arrive in October....so sweet.
"Remember", by Carina Gardner is in available now in stores. Carina just came out with American Doll patterns, plus new beginner sew patterns.
Our Chevrons are still in big demand....see a few of our new colors. Lime, Purple, Rouge, and Blue...plus we have added more school Chevrons. New this market, Shaded Chevrons.
"Too Cute to Spook" by Bella Blvd is this year's Halloween Fabric line. Look at all the fun projects.
Who's that photo bombing!!! Why that is Amanda from the Quilted Fish with her major award...she wore it the entire show...JK
Congrats Amanda on your booth award, well deserved.
Notice the Ombre fabric on the quilt to the right...this Riley Blake basic, works perfectly with Amanda's "Madhuri" fabric line.
Check out the Princess capes and the Super Hero capes. Made out of a 36 inch panel...kids are going to love these.
"Boy Crazy" Fabric will arrive in June. By My Mind's Eye the colors are perfect.
Shari Butler's new fabric line is called "Ashbury Heights", love the cute phones.
Hooty Hoot returns, back by popular demand. If you have heard a rumor that we don't reprint fabric be advised that we do. If there is a big enough demand for a particular print or fabric line, we reprint. We have the entire line of Indie Chic back in stock and we have recently reprinted Bake Sale and Little Red Riding hood.
Plus this year we are bringing back some old favorites (some with a little twist)...like Hooty Hoot, Sugar and Spice (now called Twice as Nice) and Andrea Victoria 2.
Zoe Pearn designed this year's Christmas line "A Merry Little Christmas"
We also highlighted many of our basics...like Pop. It is from our Hipster collection and now you can order it under basics too.
Le Creme will be arriving soon. Look at the fabric Cake that Jina made out of the Le Creme basics- adorable. Our school house was on Basics "The icing on the cake", so Jina brought the cake.
"Snug as a bug" is by Melanie of Melly and Me patterns. A new artist for Riley Blake. Designs, Melanie is from Australia. Her line arrives in September. See the cute bugs on the shelf, you will be able to make them from a 36 inch panel (doll and snail not included).
Have you seen our new stripes. We have them in small, medium and large sizes and we also have them in knits...in small and medium size as well. We have knits in small and medium Chevrons too. Watch for up and coming videos on knits.
See this adorable owl quilt. Jina Barney is teaching how to make this Quilt at Fabric Fest using our stripe fabrics and solids.
Great knit wear...notice many of these clothing items have a raw edge.
We have lots of fantastic new sew together items...including Chevron, and polka dot buttons, cotton ribbon and 5 inch lace.
Lots of people entered to win a free ticket to fabric fest at Quilt Market.
But only one person could win.
Shannon our next door neighbor at Quilt Market drew the winning ticket.
Congratulations to Ann of Sew and Save
We have added more spaces in classes that were previously sold out. Join us for Fabric Fest...you will not want to miss out on the FUN!
Shannon is the daughter of Sue Daley- who could not attend Quilt Market, but she sent her quilt for her booth display that she will be teaching this very quilt at Fabric Fest.
Sue is an expert of English paper piecing and you will love her methods!
Well that is a wrap for Portland Quilt Market 2013, we will be posting our new fall collections on our website soon.
Just a few more pictures to share....we did not get to sight see much at all, but I was glad I was able to stop by the Portland Rose Garden before we headed to the airport.