Team FaveQuilts was given the pleasure of attending International Quilt Market Houston 2013, and while we were enjoying some gorgeous quilt patterns and plenty of amazing fabrics, we also had the pleasure of running into some designers we feature right on our site!
Our first stop was at the booth from our friends at C&T Publishing where we ran into Lindsay Conner, who you will recognize from both Lindsay Sews and Craft Buds. She’s promoting her brand new book, Modern Bee: 13 Quilts to Make with Friends, an incredibly helpful look into the world of quilting bees and how to successfully participate in one. We were even able to get a signed copy!
Our favorite projects from Lindsay:
We were also very excited to find out another one of our favorite designers was working with C&T Publishing; Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps has released the must-read First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting: 24 Projects for Fearless Stitching, which includes everything both beginner and advanced quilters will need to become free motion fanatics. Like Lindsay, Christina gave us our very own signed copy.
Our favorite projects from Christina:
Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting
Our last meet-up through C&T Publishing was with this duo at the signing for their new book Modern One-Block Quilts, which demonstrates how easy it is to make amazing quilts simply with one block design. You can read more about it and find some Natalia and Kathleen’s amazing patterns on their site Piece N Quilt.
Our favorite projects from Natalia and Kathleen:
Another designer we’re a big fan of who was really popular at Quilt Market was Sara Lawson from Sew Sweetness. We couldn’t have been more excited to see some of her fashionable bags and hear about her new book with Martingale/That Patchwork Place called Big-City Bags. We know our readers love bags, so don’t miss it!
Our favorite projects from Sara:
Though we didn’t get to run into the very busy Jeni Baker of In Color Order, we got the chance to take a look at her amazing Dreamin’ Vintage collection with Art Gallery Fabrics. Like all of the patterns our readers love, everything looked colorful and so perfect!
Our favorite projects from Jeni:
During our stop at the Gutermann booth, we were very lucky to catch up with Phyllis Dobbs, owner of the Phyllis Dobbs Art & Design Studio. Her designs were really grabbing attention, and it’s not hard to see why!
Our favorite projects from Phyllis:
Another blogger who we saw getting a lot of attention was one of our favorites too, Vanessa Christenson from V and Co. Her gorgeous new fabric line with Moda Fabrics entitled Color Me Happy certainly put a smile on our faces when we got to see an entire booth decorated with colorful designs.
Our favorite projects from Vanessa:
It was hard not to just stare at the adorable and creative wonderland that came from Kelle’s fabric lines with Robert Kaufman. We’ve seen Kelle’s work through our friends at AllFreeSewing, and we hope to have her sharing her bright and colorful inspiration with us soon too!
Kelle’s project on AllFreeSewing:
Stay tuned for more of our Quilt Market Recap!
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