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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spring Brings Beautiful Blooms and New Quilting Products at Spring Quilt Market!

I love how every Springtime our world becomes refreshed with beauty. I love the fresh green leaves on trees, the beautiful new flowers, and, of course, new quilting products that are introduced at Spring Quilt Market. While I may not be able to attend Quilt Market, I do enjoy researching and "stalking" to learn about new products, long before they are available in our local quilting stores, or online stores. And, today, I'm excited to share a few insights with you on a few items, that I've learned will be introduced this coming week.   And, I think many of us would be delighted to see these new products available in our local quilt shops and online quilting shops too! 

May 18-20, 2012
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, Missouri
*Trade show only. Not open to the general public.

Amy Butler Design (booth #2002, 04)
They will be introducing several new designs including:  The Gypsy Sling, Wanderer Ruck Sack, and the Pretty Romance Voile Projects.  Amy is also introducing a new fabric line called Cameo, which is a whimsical collection of story rich prints

Bean Counter Quilts, LLC (booth #3314)
Their new introductions include: A a great  DIY sewing ensemble (Baby’s Bedding) – perfect for the new sewer or the quilter that needs a nursery set, Two delightful projects using the Lil” Twister Tool that continues to be a best selling tool (includes a cute crib and lap quilt and a Christmas Stocking too).

Embroidery by Purple Daisies (#1933)
Cristy Fincher, owner of Purple Daisies, LLC. and her mother, Sharon Schamber are an amazing mother/daughter team.  They are introducing a new line of machine embroidery designs that are  single-stitch, continuous line, with NO jump stitches.    These have been digitized for a variety of embroidery machines and they also have a collection for longarm quilting machines.  Those attending Quilt Market can pop by their booth for more information, and you can also find these products online at Purple Daisies.   Also, you can use the code "Inspiring" for 15% off your order (for any retail purchase at Purple Daisies online).

Fig Tree & Co. (#136 & #237)
Releasing 8 new patterns and have a brand new book. Our newest fabric collection that we will be showing is called Tapestry.  They also have a School House presentation on Thursday that will be great fun!

GE Designs (2331B, 33)
GE Designs will be introducing a new book called "Big Blocks - Big Style".

Hummingbird Highway, LLC  (1210)
They have many new patterns being introduced at Quilt Market, including this cute new design called "Magic Carpet ", which includes three sizes (table runner, toddler and bed size), and is designed to use scraps.  "Leaf Peeking", is one of the new Snap Sack kits that will be introduced and the kit makes a cute 12"x19" quilt.  These cute Snap Sack kits come in a little brown bag (lunch size).  Also, during Quilt Market, watch the Hummingbird Highway facebook page for up-to-the-minute posts from the road and from the booth.

For those attending Quilt Market you can also pick up a free pattern when you visit this booth.  For Store owners and quilters, this surprise pattern will later be downloadable via their website.  While this is a surprise design, I can share that will be a cute scrappy quilt, perfect for ScrapTherapy followers!

Jilly Studio (#425)
They are releasing a couple of new patterns and I have a new fabric line to promote as well as my notions, Appli-Glue and Poke-A-Dots.  Those attending Quilt Market can also take advantage of Jilly Studio's classes at School House, on Thursday.

Lizzie B Cre8ive (#427)They will be introducing cute new patterns for quilts, wall hangings, and ipad cover.

In addition to many new patterns, they will also introduce  a new line of Fabric that will ship this coming Fall!

Lunch Box Quilts, by Angie Stevesen# 2330
Angie is introducing a new machine embroidery collection called "Love Notes" which is a fun collection of thoughtful letters of love, for those you hold close to your heart, with over 100 separate applique'.  She is also introducing  a version of her popular "About Trout" pattern will be released in her Classic line of patterns (for quilters not machine embroiderers),  and a new product called "Mark a Block" for placement of machine embroidery designs.  

Sarah Vedeler Designs (2917)
A new machine embroidery design collection, along with AccuQuilt dies, will be introduced at Quilt Market, for Sarah's new Peace & Love Joy Collection.  She is also launching a new pattern line called "Fresh Ideas from Sarah Vedeler Designs”  which will provide new ways to use existing embroidery designs in projects that can also be completed with hand or machine applique'.   The Patriotic Stars is one of the Fresh Ideas that Sarah will be introducing, that uses designs from her Stars CD and 2 AccuQuilt dies (Stars 5 Point Medley and Stars 6 Point Medley).  SewCalGal anticipates Sarah's Fresh Ideas collection is going to be very popular, and available at an amazing price of $10.

Regardless if you attending, or not attending Quilt Market, Twitter and Facebook offer two ways to share insights about all the fun and new products at Quilt Market.

For those using Twitter:
  • Attendees are encouraged to use the hastag #QuiltMarket in your tweets for other attendees and non-attendees to follow.
  • Follow Quilt Market tweets at www.twitter.com/quiltmarket
  • Kimberly Jolly (the Fat Quarter Shop) is one of the best tweeters at Quilt Market and SewCalGal will closely be monitoring her tweets at @fatquartershop
  • SewCalGal will be following a number of attendees at Quilt Market and will be retreating and sharing new tweets, during Quilt Market, as appropriate.  https://twitter.com/#!/SewCalGal

For those using Facebook:

And, don't forget to let your local quilt shop and favorite online stores know if any of these new designs catch your eye and you'd like to see them carry them.  Of course, I'd also be interested in hearing if any of these products catch your interest too! 


Mary Ann said...

Wow! I'm going to have to come back later today to check everything out...am very excited to see Sharon Schamber's continuous line designs for embroidery machine...thank you for letting me know about her daughter Cristy's online store!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Fun post!! I'm not going to market this spring so it is fun to see what you've scooped up :)


Cheryl Lynch Quilts said...

Thanks for sharing these. I hope to see lots of new stuff.

Ivory Spring said...

It's funny we both posted about spring. Your spring post is definitely more interesting! ;)