As I mentioned in my post last Tuesday, I just returned from International Quilt Market in Houston. I am not always the most dependable person to be in charge of photos, but I did actually pull out my lil’ red camera to snap a few shots of our favorite friends and guests of See How We Sew.
I also wanted to share a slideshow of my personal favorites in the quilt exhibit. Click here: slideshow to get a peek. My apologies for the adds that are slipped in. You can thank Flickr for that. I also apologize for not keeping track of the artists and quilters responsible for these beauties. Remember, I am not the most responsible photographer. . . so if you recognize a quilt, be sure to let me know and I am happy to add the names to the photos.
I took quite a few photos of the Windham booth, since our quilt, A Day at the Shore (aka Making Waves), was hanging right at the front entrance. How fun is that?
Fabric designer Kim Andersson was sporting an adorable frock made from her Tidal Lace Collection, along with other happy quilts created for her fabric line .
Iza Pearl Designs had an amazing display inside the Windham Booth.
Unbelievable detail on her Paint quilt. And yes – the cactus is made of fabric!
Jessica Levitt had a serene and oh-so-beautiful display for her new line, Cascade, complete with a trickling, water fountain in the background.
And Succulents by Heather Givens – definitely a fabric line that I will be buying.
I kept finding myself just hanging out near this beauty.
Okay, moving on from the Windham Booth, I got to visit with a few friends on the floor. I feel so lucky to know these uber-talented people.
Jennifer Sampou looked amazing as ever with her totally fun black and white booth.
Seriously, how fun are these?
Valori Wells did it again with her wonderful eye for color and playfulness – and scored a blue ribbon for her booth design.
Again, seriously? How cute is that?
Jennifer Moore and her husband David Miguelucci own Mona Luna, a small, independent organic fabric company. Keep your eyes open for this one. Her fabric and patterns are beautiful. We talked about a future visit with See How We Sew in the next month or so.
Carolyn Friedlander – is there nothing this chick can’t do? That sofa was amazing.
Then it was time to take a break for fun with friends.
I met Madeleine Roberg of Domestic Strata almost immediately as I hit the show floor on the first day. She is so much fun. I just wanted to hang out in her booth all day. Next, it was off for dinner with Kim, and two more new friends, Linda Warren (the talented designer and teacher of Linda Warren Designs) and Timna Tarr (you just have to go look at her site, Timna Tarr - I am in awe of her quilts.)
Back to those inspiring booth displays.
So much creativity!
And then a shout-out to a few more Northern California peeps that we love.
In the awesome quilt category . . .
The Reclaimed West Collection by Judy and Judel Neimeyer.
Paula Naedelstern and Whimsical Journey
This was a quilt I fell in love with in the Chenille-It booth. Check this out! It is done with raw edge “blooming bias” tape. Can’t wait to try this.
And I will end with photos from the Soak booth. One, because I felt like I was in a cool cosmetic counter when I visited them and two, because they gave me samples. Thanks ladies! I am already using it.
Hope you enjoyed all my favorites. Have a great weekend.