Denyse Schmidt has a new line of solids coming out for Free Spirit, Modern Solids, which are just lovely. I made a quilt for her booth using the new solids, my Sparkling Diamonds quilt, and got a chance to say hello to her during my time in Texas, which was awesome. I'm pretty sure that I was a geeky fangirl, because I adore Deynse's work so much, but she was positively gracious and so nice! Her new Ansonia collection of prints is also quite lovely, especially after seeing it in person.
Carolyn Friedlander's new collection, Botanics, is going to be the kind of collection that breaks the bank. With over 30 prints in the collection, each one more drool-worthy and stash-necessary than the last, this one is going to be really big when it comes after Thanksgiving. You can even preorder it with Pink Castle Fabrics right now if you want to make sure to get it before it sells out!
Cotton + Steel is going to be an epic new set of collections under RJR Fabrics. Some of my most favorite, talented designers all under the same label? Awesome!
Vanessa Christensen of V + Co is always so fun to see at Market. She was sporting a skirt made by her official skirt sponsor for Market, Miss Amylouwho, which was so darned cute. Every time I see the skirts Amy makes for Vanessa for Market, it makes me want to make a skirt. Then I remember that garment sewing scares the heck out of me and I back off! Anyway, Vanessa's new line, Color Me Happy, is so bright and fun, and uses the same principles we've seen in her past two lines in a new color scheme, so there's lots of great blenders and bold prints that you'll want to stash here.
Seeing Jen Kingwell's fantastic work in person was also a great thrill. If you haven't seen her patterns before, you simply must check them out. They are positively stunning.
My schoolhouse and signing for Becoming a Confident Quilter went really well, in spite of all my nerves! If you were at either and took photos, please do email them to me, I'd love to see them!!
In addition to presenting a Schoolhouse, I also got to attend several Schoolhouses, which was really fun. I think my favorite was for the to-be-released Vintage Quilt Revival by Katie, Lee, and Faith. You really need to make sure you've got this book on preorder! I got to flip through an actual copy, and it's just lovely, I can't wait to have a copy of my own.
There's more than one new must-have collection of solids coming out soon - Alissa Haight Carlton has a new selection of solids coming out with the In the Beginning Modern Solids group. Having worked with the Modern Solids solids recently for a magazine project, I can tell you firsthand how amazing the hand and drape of them is! Jacquie Gering and Jen Carlton Bailly made fabulous quilts for Alissa's new line, and I just adore Jen's. Jen makes me want to tackle curved piecing and own it the way she does!!
|quilt by Alissa|
|quilt by Jen|
|quilt by Jacquie|
And because you can't go to Quilt Market without bringing home some loot, I actually shipped my clothes home and shoved my suitcase full of fabric and books!! Can't wait to get some sewing time to start working with all these pretties :)
For more pictures, pop on over to my Fall Quilt Market Flickr set to see loads more shots of schoolhouses and booths and such. I'm still working on labeling them all, so bear with me, but enjoy! And have a great Wednesday!