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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Glimpses of Quilt Market #2 - Happy Halloween


Like many of us, I was curious as to "What is so Quiltacular about Quilt Market?"     What makes this to be an event that those in the business want to attend, year after year?  And, so many quilters, in general, would love to attend?

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Possibly it is the inspirational booths?  Vendors at Quilt Market go all out at creating booths that draw buyers into their booth.  Quilts, Inc. the hosts of this event even gives out awards for a number of categories of best decorated booths.  Keeping this in mind, I thought I'd share a few insights with you today that also show off the spirit of Halloween at Quilt Market.

Quilters World painted pumpkins to create a spooktacular booth!

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Alexander Henry Fabrics had a very spooktacular booth with a Dia de los Muertos display.  

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Quilting Treasures introduced a new line of fabric:  75 Years of Wickedness, to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz.  While the Wizard of Oz isn't about Halloween, it is a timeless spooky and heartwarming story. And, I'm confident this beautiful new line of fabric is going to inspire many to create beautiful quilts, bags, clothing items and more. And, of course, I wish I could snuggle up with a quilt made of this line of fabric on Halloween night (and throughout the year).  Beautiful new fabric line that should be appearing in your local fabric shops, or favorite online shops, in a few months.

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The MOO-Ston Quilt Exhibit had many humorous cows, and a few cows perfect for Halloween too!  This exhibit is hosted by Studio Art Quilt Associates and has a collection of 30+ humorous quilts with a bovine theme inspired from the book "Out Of The Box With Easy Blocks", by Mary Lou Weidman and Mel B. McFarland.
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{above} And The Cow Says Boo!, by  Peggy Baldwin-Clayton
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{above} Boo Moo, by Molly Evangelisti

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{above}  Zorro The BooVine, by Eileen Hamilton

While SewCalGal thinks all the booths at Quilt Market were fantastic,  some small and some large clearly many of the booths had more planning time involved.  Some booths were decorated with a Halloween theme, while others had their own theme, but even booths that found their own theme looked stunning.  Awards were also given out for best decorated booths, in a number of categories (no Awards for a Halloween theme). But the majority of the booths were inspirational and inviting.

 In future posts, I hope to share insights with you on my observations for how to make sure your booth is inviting.  If you have tips that you'd like to share, please feel free to email me.  If I use your tip I'll gladly recognize you (and your blog or website).  Let's help share our insights to help those vending at future quilt market, especially newbies.

Hope you have a spooktacular Halloween.  Be safe and enjoy!

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WoolenSails said...

Lots of fun booths and displays, love seeing all the different ones.

Happy Halloween!


Jacque said...

I'm usually not too crazy about Halloween, but there are some cute things there! :)

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

The Boo Moo cracks me up....very cute.

Happy Halloween to you as well :)


Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

You were there and didn't come see me???? Well poo!!!!! I would have loved to give you a hug!

Sandi said...

Love your pictures of the Moo-ston display. It is a fun block to play around with. You never know what kind of cow you will see around the corner.