Friday, June 1, 2012

Spring Quilt Market 2012 - Part 2

Michael Miller Booths
I have a few more Market photos to share with you. I think I mentioned in my last post how overwhelming it all was. I walked around and little details of things would pull me in and after a while I'd have to remember to step back and take in the whole picture. Then time would pass and I'd have to remind myself to look at the small details again. It was just impossible to process everything. (This could just be the way my brain works though. I remember when I was expecting my daughter I had to walk around Babies R Us three separate trips before I could concentrate on actually shopping for what I needed) I looked up once and noticed there were elephants standing in the middle of the aisle in Michael Millers area. Elephants!
PMQG Quilt
I must have been focusing on this gorgeous quilt by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild. So many great block designs!
PMQG Quilt Detail
I love the colors and it's made with Michael Miller's Cotton Couture Solids. A charm pack of Cotton Couture was in my goodie bag from the MQG meetup and it's very luxurious!
Another striking quilt made from Cotton Couture solids by NYC Metro MOD Quilters. I really love the quilting on this one and the way the blocks appear to be constructed.
Violet Craft
I was so pleased to get a chance to talk with Violet Craft. Her new line of fabric for Michael Miller is Madrona Road. The colors and prints are fantastic but what I love most is the story that goes along with the collection. The story is actually written in a text print that you see used in the black and white background fabric in the quilt behind her with the key holes. The font in the text is beautiful and the story is clustered in a small area and repeated on the fabric instead of it being written across the width of fabric. Love that! I'm very much looking forward to playing with these fabrics! And I think I MUST have a version of this keyhole quilt in my foyer.
Sarah Jane Booth
I've been a fan of Sarah Jane's illustrations for a long time and I just love her next line for Michael Miller called Out to Sea. I'm not usually attracted to nautical themes but I just love the playfulness of the prints and it really reflects the imagination of children. I'm so happy she included girl pirates and mermaids because I have a girl that pretends to be both.
Here's a playful mermaid and you can see a little bit of another great print on the hat and dress in the photo. 
 She has some great embroideries to go along with the collection too.

Well, I've probably overloaded you with pictures! These a just a few of so many great things that are coming soon.

I'm off to get busy organizing for an upcoming trip to Tennessee. I'm so excited that my brother is getting married to a very nice young lady who loves to sew and craft. She's going to be a fun addition to the family. And my sister and I are already plotting fun with our girls! I can't wait for some of our late night chats. And how lucky am I to be able to spend time working with my mom and dad in their quilt shop?!  It'll be interesting with the big NE Tennessee Shop Hop happening.

I'm hoping I can pop back here now and then amongst all the celebrations and activities.


Sharon said...

Have a great time with your family! Sounds like fun.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful photos!
I am so surprised to see elephants at a quilt show! But I love it!!
Looks like there were a lot of amazing hand-made items!

So nice to meet another artist through BYW 2.0!
All the best,

Lauren said...

I admire your pictures or market.

Lauren said...

I meant to type "pictures of market." Silly me!

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Thanks for sharing your Market experiences. Your overwhelmed feeling reminded me of how I felt at the Tokyo Quilt Festval. Lots of inspiration, visual overload!

Mary said...

Nice pictures! The elephants made me laugh!
Hello from BYW2

Lisa@celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Hi Melissa, great photos. I've never been to quilt market but always love seeing all the colorful photos from those who have attended.

Popping over from BYW2 and I'll see you in class,



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