Saturday, May 25, 2013

Spring Quilt Market Part 2

Happy Saturday to you! I'm thinking today will be a great day home with my sweetie and my pooch. Days off are few and far between, but for some lucky reason we have a few days off in a row. Hooray! Now don't get me wrong I love my job but the first 5 months of this year have flown by and I need to bond with home, my juki, and my longarm. So on to more Market pictures.

We were very impressed with two particular designers: Tula Pink and Tim Holtz.

This butterfly quilt is fabulous. It is designed using multiple blocks that are sewn together in sections. Very creative and gorgeous. It was quilted by Angela Walters. The quilting is phenomenal. We will be offering this quilt as a block of the month sew along in the fall.

Tula Pink's new book "100 Modern Quilt Blocks." This book is fabulous, definitely a must buy and make. We all bought her book and had her autograph our books.

So I must say this is one very talented girl. Thank you Tula for your creative spirit.

Tim Holtz is well known in the scrapbooking industry, altered book designs using his "eclectic elements". Tim has now ventured into the textile industry.
The new fabric line is called "eclectic elements" and it is fabulous. It will be arriving at Morning Star Quilts in the near future.

More Market posts to follow. Have a great Memorial weekend!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Spring Quilt Market - Portland - Part 1

Quilt Market is always a highlight of the year for me. What inspires me at Market? The excitement of all the people, the laughter from two aisles over, the bright bright colors, new patterns, fabric fabric fabric, quilts, meeting new people, chatting with other shop owners, meeting designers and realizing they are just normal people with a life very similar to mine, and most of all spending quality time with my room mates. It's so fun to get back to your room at the end of an exhausting day put on your jammies, pour a glass of wine, and start organizing everything you looked at that day. Then there is the YES pile, the maybe pile, and the no pile. Every store has there own certain personality and you definitely buy accordingly, it's what makes us unique. It's so awesome that quilt stores take on their own style and each one can be so different. They say variety is the spice of life so lets be different and unique!

The first set of pictures I will share with you are "Quilt Show" quilts. I will posting a couple more times with pictures from Market.

Nice quilts!

"Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos."