Here it is- Quilt Market 2015 Minneapolis Photos- part 2 (just in case you didn’t get enough photos the other day…) Today, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite products which I discovered at Quilt Market.
First, my favorite, favorite new discovery was these kits by Red Gate Stitchery. The kits come with wooden or leather pieces which have the holes pre-punched for easy stitching, right on the wood and leather! You can make really pretty pendants, key chains, buttons, and my personal favorite, the leather cuff bracelet. I would suggest that hop over to their site to pick up a kit, or better yet, ask your favorite quilt/stitch/sewing shop to carry them. Daughter got herself the pendant kit and can’t wait to get started on it!
Another cool idea that we saw is called Color Me Fabric by Michael Miller fabrics. The fabric is white with a black-outline design (there are designs for both boys and girls), which you can then color in with fabric markers! How cool! The kids (or you) can color in the fabric, then make fun and very personal projects out of it:
I also thought this was pretty neat, called All About Me. It’s a product you can use to print photos onto fabric, and then turn it into a special and useful item, like this apron shown below. Wouldn’t this be a wonderful keepsake- imagine an apron with Grandma’s photo and favorite recipe!
Here is Joan Ford of Hummingbird Highway, demonstrating her Scrap Grid product, which is a preprinted fusible interfacing product which makes it really easy to turn your itty-bitty scraps into perfect little 9-patch blocks. If you’ve got scraps (you know you do!!), you will want to check this out:
In addition to seeing all of the brand new fabric lines, patterns, books and products, Quilt Market is the perfect place to catch up with old friends! We see each other just once or twice a year at Market, so it’s always fun to meet up.
This is my friend Dawn Heese of Linen Closet Quilts. She does gorgeous applique quilts, teaches and has authored many books, and her work has been featured in numerous magazines. Her Winter Garden quilt is shown below:
It’s always fun to meet up with my pal, fabric designer, teacher, and author Pat Sloan, in her Moda Fabrics booth!
The lovely Gail Pan, one of my favorite Australian designers. She has a popular book with Martingale, and is working on another. Love her work:
But that’s not ALL of my photos! There are still more to come, so stayed tuned. I hope you are finding this “eye candy” enjoyable and inspiring!
For Market Photos Part 1, please click here.