During our time at Quilt Market, we found that some of the best source of inspiration, as well as the most helpful look into current quilting trends came from companies. You’ve seen many of their bundles on our site, so don’t miss this recap of what our favorite companies are doing this year:
Any time we get our hands on something from Birch Fabrics, we prepare ourselves to take a trip to a beautiful place, and their booth was no exception. We met up with the very talented Melissa Lunden, who did an amazing job on patterns like Window View and Break Dance. Woodland creatures were a big trend at Market, and Birch is surely in the forefront with patterns that popped on everything from full patterns to clothing to some of the funnest furniture we’ve ever seen.
If there was one booth we never wanted to leave, it had to be the fun, rustic farmhouse set up by the talented team at Shannon Fabrics. Their one-of-a-kind cuddle fabrics were transformed into plants, animals, and quilts that looked absolutely perfect for a snuggle. Our readers are big fans of strip quilting, and Shannon shows that the method is going to be a big part of 2013 and 2014.
During our visit to RJR Fabrics, we were delighted to see more adorable animal prints with our favorite creatures like foxes and owls brightened up with pastels and delicate florals. There was purse patterns and dress designs ladies of many ages will surely fall in love, and we felt inspired by the innovative ways their designers used these collections to make graphic quilts with real modern appeal.
We didn’t win anything, but it was a real pleasure playing this thread golf course showing off the versatile polyester and cotton threads offered by Aurifil. The creative look of their booth exemplified just how large their collection is, so quilters can really focus on embellishment and detail.
Another booth that was so hard to walk away from was that of Camelot Fabrics who put their own twist on the animal trend with sweet bird patterns. These fabric lines are going to be a big hit in the world of baby quilts.
When it came down to elegance in all forms, Anna Griffin is one of the best choices. They gave the animal fabrics trend a chic upgrade and mesmerized with fabrics that had feminine flair and an adventurous sense of exoticism.
One booth that really got attention was that of the fun team at Timeless Treasures. Not only did they offer a wide variety of designs, but showed some of the amazing ways these fabrics could be used to make incredibly designs. It’s no wonder they won the Best Booth Award for Creativity (and they sure know how to entertain)!
There was a collection for every quilter here. The Riley Blake Designs team showed off patterns filled with bright colors. Their designers took the fabric to the next level and used it to make just about anything with a stylish balance between prints and solids.
Art Gallery Fabrics
A group of amazing designers interpreted each of the colorful collections from Art Gallery Fabrics into stylish booths that will inspire your inner home decor designer. It was like we were taking a whole series of vacations just by walking down a row!
What’s your favorite fabric collection or style?
P.S. Don’t forget to enter to win our Quilt Market swag bag! You have until the 12th. See here for more details.