Sunday, November 13, 2011

FALL 2011 QUILT MARKET

Round 2
(New companies and the first arrivals!)

While in Houston this year we were pleased to pick up 4 new companies we've never ordered with before!  2 fantastic fabric cos, 1 new pattern designer, and one very unique notions supplier.

The first I'll share is Basic Grey...
an awesome notions company with a classic, collected and heirloom aesthetic. From them we ordered several styles and sizes of these beautiful "samplers." Designed to display your treasured buttons and those little pieces of fabric you can't help but hold onto. These special pieces would make great gifts for crafty friends.
The best part: the first shipment JUST ARRIVED!! So come and get 'em! We're sure their going to go fast!

also from Basic Grey we ordered these sweet little epoxy glazed buttons, for a finishing touch on any garment or accessory.


Then there was Dear Stella!


The yellow chevron dress was my absolute FAVORITE!!!
These ladies did it RIGHT...  
This was their Quilt Market debut and they had us (and many others) wowed! 
They rightfully won the Best New Exhibitor award... just look at those dresses!!! Each day all the girls in the booth wore fabulous dresses handmade in their own fabrics... LOVE!

Out of all the fabric at market, we ordered the most from Dear Stella. 10 bolts of the blues, greys and yellows are in mid transit and should arrive sometime NEXT WEEK, while other brighter, orange, yellow and pinky prints will be here in time for spring. 
FYI: They offer this "Eloise Elephant Pillow" as a free download on their site... a Holiday Softie perhaps??


Also making her market debut, Carrie Bloomston of SUCH Designs


Carrie was a joy to chat with! A wonderfuly personable artist and blogger, she has recently been featured in both Stitch and Studios magazines. Her unique patterns have a very whimsical quality... playful, storybook and somewhat scandinavian in style.. I adore her Wonky Little Houses and stick puppets. Plus SUCH offers something I haven't seen from any other indie pattern maker, patterns and kits especially geared toward the younger (preteen) sewer. Her up-cycled t-shirt kits teach girls to twist their old shirts into something new. If I'd seen these when I was 10 all the girls on my list would have gotten one.. in fact I might make some for my girlies this year ;)
We were fortunate (with enough suitcase room) to be able to bring many of these patterns home directly from the show! You can see them in the shoppe NOW and look for more of her designs to be ordered soon.


Finally, the fourth new company is one that many of you have been asking us for... 
Riley Blake.

We placed our first order with a super sweet sales rep and now we're very excited to add them to our list of distributors.  Not only do they carry cute quilting prints and laminated cottons but they also have some awesome buttons and trims. So you can be on the look out for these Riley Blake goodies... in they should be coming soon too!


Well that seems like a lot but there is still a whole bunch more where Market's concerned...
if I can I'll do a round 3...
it was definitely inspiring as always! 

3 comments:

Happy in red said...

Wow, that's really something! Looks gorgious!
Esther.

JEllen said...

Thank you for the great coverage of market. Sarah and I hope to get down to see you soon.

Lucinda said...

It all looks wonderful. Can't wait to see these in person.