Kansas City Quilt Market 2012
Posted by Cindy on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
We had a fantastic time at Quilt Market and appreciate everyone who stopped by.... I finally have a moment to share a few pictures of our booth! I tried something new and took photos from my i pad...I think I will use my regular camera next time, but I hope you enjoy.
We were super excited to show off this quilt at Market. What is this? A Quilt that has 5 QR codes (or specifically Microsoft tags) that actually work. This is where Quilting meets technology. This quilt was recently entered into the HMQS fabric challenge contest in SLC, Utah. It uses our Tuxedo fabric. We purchased the Quilt after the contest at the charity auction... of which all proceeds went to the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Thanks to The Midnight Quilters:
Amy Strickland designed the Quilt
Debbie Proctor pieced the quilt
Deonn Stott quilted the quilt
These women are brilliant!!
What is a QR code you might ask....QR means Quick Response and by scanning a barcode with your smart phone it instantly takes you to a featured site. This pattern is really a Microsoft Tag which is essentially a barcode with a weblink. QR codes are everywhere but this code requires a Microsoft Tag app to work. Download the Microsoft Tag app and scan the quilt, even by scanning this picture it still works. The center code takes you to our website (I know you are already here, but try it). You can also scan 2 of the 4 corners and it will allow you to visit our facebook page and our Youtube videos. The lower 2 corner codes are not really in the picture, but they connect to Cutting Corners College and our blog. Ingenious isn't it?
How about a little Christmas in May....Sherry McCulley's Christmas collection was a big hit. Here is a taste of Alpine Wonderland.
We are proud to partner with Autism Speaks in creating a new fabric line called Pieces of Hope. Since it has been so well received we wanted to thank everyone for their support of such a great cause. It will be arriving in stores sometime in August.
Did you notice a Marquerite to the left. This is Cindy Walker's new fabric line and it is beautiful and sweet. Look for both of these lines Summer and early fall.
Peak Hour continues to be a hot seller and you can see why. Kelly of Don't Look Now did a fantastic job creating her first fabric line.
We gave away shade sunglasses to celebrate our new range of Shade Fabrics (our Riley Blake Blenders).
We also have a complete line of Solids. (Not great pictures I know...
We love Dress up Days by Shari Butler, set to arrive in June! Look at those adorable dresses.
Amanda Herring shows off her love of color with her Apple of my Eye fabric collection.
Zoofari is Doodlebug's new fabric line and it has some fantastic jungle animals. Notice the cute Noah's arc on the shelf with two little peg people on the deck....we will post a video tutorial soon on how to make peg people.
Check out our beautiful Cotton Ombre Dots...Ooh la la
The Simple Life is Tasha Noel's debut fabric line. Notice the pillow on the shelf, all the embroidery work was done by Tasha Noel. We are thrilled to have her on our design team and look forward to seeing more of her handy work.
Puppy Park is next to The Simple Life and I should have moved the rack in front of the display so you could get a full view of the fabrics. You can see that along with a cute main print there are many great coordinating fabrics.
Bohemian Festival is a party of colors and shows off Lila Tueller's summer collection.
We will show more photos of our booth tomorrow...Enjoy these pics tonight!