I've come to expect to be inspired, excited and exhausted at quilt market and last week in Minneapolis did not disappoint. There was plenty to be impressed by, like this...
This is a paper foundation pieced pattern from Violet Craft and we'll for sure have it in the shop when it is released. I was also impressed with Tula Pink's new collection which include some special wide back fabric.
The name of the game at market is for the vendors to get your attention with the their displays. Who knew there could be so many creative ways to display fabric...
It might just be what I noticed, but it seems like there was more geometry in the quilts displayed. I feel like I saw more precision in piecing, more pointy parts fitting together (that's technical talk) and intersections in the patterns.
It's always fun to see the apparel made to show off the fabric.
I thought there was more appliques this year, and plenty of the whimsical, detailed kind I like.
There were plenty of things that captured my attention because of their color - glorious color! and sometimes the absence of color.
This is just my view of the quilt market, skewed by my tastes - hope you enjoyed this glimpse. It will be fun to discover the treasures I selected as they arrive at the shop. Oh, and one more thing... if anyone reading this is wondering what to get me on my next birthday. I saw this at market and I WANT it. It's just a table, and yet so much more.