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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Quilt Market

Today I'm sharing insights on new products being introduced at Quilt Market.  For those attending this event, you may want to print out this post and take with you.  For those not attending, keep an eye out at your local quilt shop or online shop, as these products should be appearing in these shops in coming months:

On Thursday, October 25th, Ebony Love will be sharing insights at School House on her new book "Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips". This presentation will be held at 3:45pm, room 371F.  And, Ebony will be signing books in the Sizzix booth(#125) on October 27th, from 10-12, and on Nov 3rd from 12:30-2:30pm.

On Friday, October 26th Kari Karr (New Leaf Stitches) will be sharing insights on her upcoming book release  Twice As Nice, at Schoolhouse (Martingale) at 2:35pm, Room 352D

Friday, October 26th Phyllis Dobbs has a Schoolhouse presentation at 4:55 room 362D where you'll get to hear more about her new fabric line "Just Bee Cause".  There are 11 fabrics in this collection and a panel of cute whimsal bees:  Quilting Bee, Sewing Bee, Busy Bee, Worker Bee, Honey Bee, Fashion Bee, Spelling Bee, Queen Bee, Just Bee Cause, Bee in a Bonnet, Bee Mine and Bee Yourself.

There will be hundreds of amazing vendors at Quilt Market.  Here are a few of my favorites that I hope you get to check out.:

Cozy Quilt Designs 
There are many new patterns and a fun new quilting book that will be introduced at Fall Quilt Market (Booth #2147).  SewCalGal anticipates these new products to all be Best Sellers!


The Electric Quilt Company   (Booth #508) has several new products that they will be introducing at Quilt Market.  My two favorites are Star Power, with Judy Martin and Karen K. Stone: More Quilts!  Also, check out BlockBase that is back in stock (previously sold out for quite some time).  And, check out their new Quiltmaker Collection Vol 8, which is their latest Quilting Designs to be released.  But all of the Quiltmaker Collections are excellent for anyone doing free-motion quilting, as well as those that want to plan out quilting motifs on their projects, before they quilt them or have a longarmer quilt them.


Hoffman California Fabrics

Be sure to visit the Hoffman booth (#709) to check out their cute Woodlands fabric line and hear about Taylor Swift's PJs in her recent music video.  And, of course, enjoy checking out all their new fabric lines and learning more about the 2013 Hoffman Challenge!

Island Batik, Inc.                                     

Visit Island Batik's booth (#662) to see their new fabric lines!  And, check out two beautiful wall-hangings designed by Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio, made with beautiful Island Batik fabrics!  The patterns are available from Brewer (wholesale).

Kaleidoscope Collections, LLC                          
Meet Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero  and see the new quilt that she made for her booth (#200).  Spectacular quilt.  

KennyKreations    will be in booth #260. They are also introducing a new machine embroidery design set called "Springtime Roses". This collection is in partnership with Nine Patch Media.  

Springtime Roses Circles Blocks

Martingale/That Patchwork Place will be in booth 264 and has many wonderful new books that they'll be showcasing, as well as insight on future releases. Attendees will have a chance to meet:

  •  Kari Karr, author of Twice As Nice and Just Around the Corner, Saturday @ pm and Monday @ 10:30am. 
  • Barbara J. Jones, author of A Batch of QuiltSoup, Sunday @ 12pm.    

Lunch Box Quilts will be in booth #1651.  The talented Angie Steveson has designed many new creations, some for machine embroidery enthusiasts and some for those that simply want to create her designs with various applique' techniques.  Be sure to check out her new collection for ten machine embroidered towels, as these will certainly make great Christmas gifts and holiday decorations.  SewCalGal has also heard she'll be introduce a cute new "French" theme applique' design at Fall Quilt Market. 

Purple Daisies-Embroidery by Sharon Schamber     (booth #819) has many beautiful machine embroidery designs, by Sharon Schamber.    

Quilter's Paradise, in Escondido, Ca will be in booth #160.  They have many amazing laser cut kits and applique'-cuts, as well as laser cut rulers.  Plus, they provide a laser cutting service that is growing in popularity with fabric manufacturers, quilt stores, and quilt designers.  This service can provide amazing benefits for those in the quilting business, plus think of the benefits to quilters that want to attend a class or retreat and don't have time to cut their fabric?  Their laser cutting service allows you to create custom kits!  For those visiting Quilt Market take time to visit Quilter's Paradise and chat with them about ways to create custom kits and/or cuts, for your business.  You can also click this link to find out more about their laser cutting services.


Paper Pieces (booth#1558) will have a fun booth packed with a variety of designs, designers, authors and more. Plus, PaperPieces has a great line of products to help quilters create perfectly pieced projects using their paper piecing templates and designs.  And, you can find AnneMart Berendse in their booth, who is the author of a fun book called "Decorate Your Shoes".  

Brewer Sewing (booth #1944) will have many new products that they are introducing at Quilt Market.  Definitely check out 

  • patterns designed by Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio - they are beautiful! 
  •  Kari Karr will be in the Brewer Booth on Sunday @ 5pm to share insights on her new book - Twice As Nice.  
  • Look for Sarah Vedeler's new machine embroidery designs.
  • Check out the Grip & Stitch Quilting Disks for Free-Motion Quilting.  

Grip & Stitch Quilting Disks

Again, I do hope if you are attending Quilt Market you have a chance to visit some of SewCalGal's favorite vendors and attend some fun and inspirational School House Sessions. For those, like SewCalGal, can't attend Quilt Market, I hope you keep an eye out for these new products in your local quilt shops and/or online shops, as they should be appearing in these shops in the first half of 2013!


For those that want to hear more about Quilt Market, here are some recommended sources:
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/QuiltMarket?fref=ts
Follow tweets using the hastag #quiltmarket
Kimberly Jolly (Fat Quarter Shop) is the best tweeter sharing photos & insights during Quilt Market.  You can follower her at:  https://twitter.com/FatQuarterShop

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Becky said...

Hi! Are you attending Quilt Market in Houston? I'm helping in my friend's booth.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I won't be attending, but have a quilt that will be there. I love watching market thru blogs.

Joanne Lendaro said...

thanks for the info!! I'm pretty sure Kelly is on her way and I can't wait to see her posts and I know she is going to have tons of pictures to share.

The Bee fabric is really cute!!

Purl Buttons said...

Your post today was so full of exciting projects, it makes me want to jump up and work on some of mine!

Kari Carr said...

Thanks for the shout-outs! Looking forward to meeting a lot of people over the next few days!

The Quilted Dog said...

I am soooooo envious! I'd love to go, but looks like it's only open to those in the business?

Annemart Berendse said...

Thanks for mentioning me, and if you want to read more about Market, my blog reports everyday!