Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Eclectic Elements Fabric

I have been home from Quilt Market for a couple days now.  Just enough time to have dinner with the family, unpack and do the wash (and maybe a little behind the scene work that needed to be done right away).  Needless to say, I am sure many of you have already read Tim's post about our booth Quilt Market.  So since I had the opportunity to walk the floor while Tim' was working in the booth, I thought I would share a few of the things I saw.
Before we get to any floor walking I thought you might like to see what the booth looks like during set up.  When we get to the booth it is just blank walls and boxes (just like CHA) so we just have to start unpacking, organizing and then propping all the samples.
Many of you saw that Mario was shipping this buggy to market.  I'm so glad it made it in one piece!
And here it is in the booth with all the brochures and fabric samples.
We did more unpacking and putting together.  Tim used Velcro to add the framed fabric samples to the booth wall.
Mario did a little social media during some down time.
And by the end of the afternoon we had a booth! 
The new upholstered chair was a winner with the new cigar box fabric on it.  Amazing how a piece of fabric can transform an old wood chair!  If you have not read Tim's report on the show, I hope you will stop by Tim's blog to at least see many of the samples that were made by Richele Christensen, Tammy Tutterow, Patricia Petty, Connie Fong, Michele Crump, Amy Friend, Carol Caraccia, Nancy Roelfsema, and myself.
I wanted to share this picture of Nancy Roelfsema, our rep from Notions Marketing, that works in the booth with Tim.  She created a Tumbling Blocks quilt using Tim's new fabric.  I can't even imagine how many hours this took, but the final result was just amazing.  The black Worn Croc fabric really set off the other fabrics to make one stunning quilt.  Thank you Nancy for all your hard work before and during the show!
We also had Laura Martell stop by the booth to show us her new Tim Holtz tote bag made from Tim's original fabric release.
Gathered pockets on each end.
 
and a hanging center pocket that fits a file folder.
If you are interested in the pattern for her Professional Tote you can click on the link or email Laura directly at laura@thecreativethimble.com for more information.


Right next door to our booth was Joel Dewberry and his fabric line, Birch Farm.  Great booth and an even nicer guy.  Both Tim and Mario know Joel's mother, well known painter, Donna Dewberry from Tim's Carol Duval days.  Joel was welcoming to us and just plain nice.  What's even better is that his fabrics were a favorite of mine so I could just take a peek around the corner every once in a while!
Love this print.
It comes in multiple colorways (see the dress in the photo above) which were all nice.  This piece was made into a bench cushion and to be quite honest I wish it was in my house.  Guess I just need to wait till the fabric hits the stores!
 
I told Joel that if the large bag in the picture (on the floor) went missing during the show, he would know where to find it...my house. 
The Anna Griffin booth is always beautiful.

One of my favorite artists, Cori Dantini  is doing a line with them.  What a fun pillow!

I thought this backdrop was super clever.  Black sharpie marker on heavy white fabric.

There were many traditional fabrics and quilts.  This was a very pretty Log Cabin design by Marcus fabrics.
 
 Another traditional quilt based on a Fan quilt block pattern.
Lots of wool pieces and patterns to make wool projects.  I love all the colors of the wool so I just have to stay out of those booths because I want to buy all the little stacks!


This heart quilt was darling.  I'm not much of a blue person but I liked the idea of all the little hearts.
 This display quilt had a 3d dress sewn onto the dress form.
This booth only sold patterns, but all the quilts (made from the patterns) really drew you in. 

Alexander Henry Fabrics and the Ghastlie Collection
I think this is the third line of the "Ghastlie's, including a Christmas line that is darling.  I'm not sure what I would do with this fabric, but it truly was one of the most imaginative at the show.  I stood there looking at all the characters for a long while trying to pick a favorite...the fish bowl, the umbrella ,the lady in the chair?
Clever, clever illustrations....love it.
I love how each character had a portrait painting on the back wall of the booth.
I would like this one for my family room.  He just makes me smile.
A new exhibitor to market was - Cotton + Steel.  Very modern cottons, great displays (in fact they won a best booth award).



I loved the big cut out paper word just taped to the wall.
(Voile: a soft, thin cotton fabric)
This butterfly quilt was fun.
I loved the "sleeping bag" that just ties together.

I thought this wool wall hanging from Alison Glass was super cool.  The photo does not do it justice.  Beautiful brights over gray...really nice.

All these flags were stitched together with string to create a floating wall of sorts.  That was a lot of work!
Yo-yo's...they were everywhere...

Even though Tim's new fabric will be in stores in June, I thought you might like to win a couple just to get you started!  I'm giving away a few sets, so just leave me a comment and I will pick 3 winners on Thursday morning.
Good luck everyone!
now carry on,
paula

80 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing all your photos - next best thing to being there! Totally amazing with what you can do with fabric. Thanks for a chance to win some Tim fabric!

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  2. What inspiration the show must be! Thanks for sharing your perspective. And of course, Tim's fabrics are the bestest! Thanks for the chance to own some!

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  3. The new fabric line is gorgeous! I'd love to get back into sewing and that bundle on the left (music and bright floral pattern) are really speaking to me. Thanks for the chance to win a fabric bundle!

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  4. Great photos... Great booth... Thank you for the tour. Really liked the gathered pouches on the bag. Tim's fabrics are fabulous!

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  5. Just loved 'being' with you at the show -so much creativity out there using fabrics! Just love visiting and of course would love some of Tim's new fabrics!

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  6. Oh my-the color, the color! Love it! I always look forward to your review of the quilt show. Don't put my name in for the fabric, I don't sew a stitch. I greatly admire and appreciate beautiful fabrics and talented people, though. Love Tim's new line this year!

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  7. Wow, everything is stunning. Thanks for showing us all the fabrics you saw. That ghastly collection is so cool. I need to get some of that. Love it!!! Also love, love, love the new Tim Holtz fabric, I really want to start a quilt this year.

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  8. Wow!! What an amazing show. How fabulous it would be to see it' in the flesh' so to speak. But I know it could never happen

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  9. Ooooh, your photos are fabulous. They make me want to run to my sewing room and stay there all night!

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  10. Love the show floor tour...you are truly blessed to not only be a super creative person, but to also be surrounded by them. Wish I could stitch something more than a straight line with my sewing machine! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! Tracy P.

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  11. Oh my goodness, what a huge collection of goodies! Thanks for sharing all this goodness Paula - if I had been there, I would have had to hire a truck to bring all the wonderful fabrics home!!!

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  12. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Tim's fabrics! It's the ONLY thing that I wanted to see at Quilt Market last year. This year is NO exception!

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  13. Hi Paula, thank you for the tour!! I love that quilt with the dress and dress form. I wish I sewed more, I'd love to make one of the Professional Totes. I'm just a beginner! I'd love to win some of Tim's fabrics. Heck if I was at the shoe, I would have cleared out the sample buggie!!! lol Thanks for the chance. Patricia B

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  14. I so wish we had the Quilt Market here. Love the fabrics.

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  15. Hi Paula,
    Thanks for sharing the wonderful quilt and fabric displays. The colors are fantastic. Would LOVE to win some of Tim's NEW fabrics. Thank you. Linda from Alaska

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  16. I am not a sewer (although I wish I was!) but you had me drooling over the fabrics! so beautiful! I am in love with the "Bee" quilt....I need it!!! I love all things Bee! I secretly call my house Bee Cottage...because my name starts with a "B" maybe?

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  17. Oh I love seeing all the wonderful new fabrics that will be available soon. I don't have any of Tim's yet & since I'm getting back into quilting, I'd love to win some. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  18. Love the ghastlies... Though, like you, not sure what I'd do with them... Great tour of the show. Thanks!

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  19. Thanks for the tour! Loved so much of it, I'll take the chair, the tote, a couple of the quilts...LOL!

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  20. What amazing displays and quilts. All of the colors and patterns are gorgeous. Don't know how you managed to escape the show without buying one of everything. Tim's new line works wonderfully with the last release, and all of the projects in his booth were so creative. Great Job!

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  21. such gorgeous patterns, textures and colors! Thank you for sharing the goodness!

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  22. Thanks for sharing the pictures of TH new fabrics and the show. They look grand. I also love Cori's Hello World fabric?

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  23. Thanks for the quilt tour! I want to make a tote bag out of Tim's fabrics like the one you showed. I'd take the yellow tote too! And, the Ghastlies ars awesomely cute... heck, I'd take some of all of them, but Tim is my first choice. I have so many of his products already. Thanks again for the tour.

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  24. PAula I'm totally speechless! I must to learn to sew! These are wonderful work, every work with these fabrics is stunning! Wonderful!!! I would be really happy to be among the lucky winners, it would be an incentive to learn to sew! I hope so!! BArbarayaya

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  25. Wow these fabrics are so awesome, would love to be a lucky winner! Many Thanks,
    Jackie

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  26. Thank you for taking us on a tour of the fabric and quilt world. It is amazing how visionary and creative people can be. Some of those booths were just incredible! Thanks for a chance to win what is undoubtably the best collection of the show. :)

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  27. OMG!! I love all of the fabric! I recently started sewing and I really want to make a quilt. Thank you for this chance. Good luck everyone!

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  28. I am feeling very eclectic. Thanks for the chance Paula. I am glad you had a good time.

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  29. Oh, how fun seeing all the new fabrics and what is made with them. I really like the new ecclectic elements prints. Thanks.

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  30. thanks for the tour! and thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  31. Beautiful photos, I would be in heaven there. Thanks for taking the time to share with all of us xx

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  32. Great recap of the show. I felt like I was there. Thanks for the giveaway the fabric is so pretty.

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  33. Thankyou Paula ! I am completely awestruck by the beauty of the projects at the quilt Market. The hours of work that must have gone into making them and the quality of the craftsmanship is just incredible. The booth that you guys created in such a short amount of time looks wonderful. I'd just like to plonk myself in that chair and enjoy the expressions on peoples faces as they first set eyes on all the wonderful pieces the 'dream team' created ! X

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  34. Wow, thank you for sharing the show with us. It was incredible!

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  35. Holy cow and wow too!! So many beautiful projects!!! Nancy's quilt is my favorite!

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  36. I AM a blue person and I LOVE that blue hearts quilt. You could have stuck it in "your" Joel Dewberry tote for me and no-one would have been any the wiser!
    Love all of the other booth pictures you took. It's so nice seeing all of the different fabric lines that are coming soon.

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  37. such fabulous fabrics, displayed so beautifully.. i think you have the most creative team, who all work so hard...love seeing all of this, thanks for sharing..and thanks for the opportunity to win some of this fabric before it hits the market..

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  38. Wow what a fabulous show. So much to see and to dream over! I loved Laura's tote and that fabulous chair. Thanks for the chance to win! x

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  39. I love the fabrics. I especially think the stuffed chair is a statement piece. I can see it sitting in my living room along with my leather furniture. It's so Tim and me... :)

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  40. Thank you for sharing. Tim booth was fantastic as always, but it was nice to see others. Enjoyed the butterfly's and the bee's, hoping the Bb quilt might be a pattern. Tim's material tote bag would make a great way to give birthday gifts. Gifts in the bag and a very nice bonus.

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  41. Oh … to live in a material world. The show looks wonderful. I keep going back to look at the pictures. The portraits are just too funny … and the cigar chair is fabulous! So nice to see all the booths from the show. Thanks so much for posting. This makes me want to start quilting again. I guess it's back to the store.

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  42. I can't believe that Tim wouldn't ALWAYS win best booth! What you all do there is amazing! Thanks for the sneak peeks!

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  43. Love the Birch Farm fabric and the 3D dress on the dress form was very cool! I think I sewed more when my girls were little but I'd love to make something with Tim's new fabric line. Thanks for sharing Paula.

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  44. Wonderful post...felt like I was there! Makes me want to pull out the old Singer and give her an oil!

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  45. Wonderful post...felt like I was there! Makes me want to pull out the old Singer and give her an oil!

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  46. A week full of Inspiration! I can't wait to get my hands on the Music Scale Fabric. Tammy Tutterow's Owl is one of the most fabulous creations, ever! Thanks for taking us along!.

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  47. Oh my stars, what a lovely surprise! I was so absorbed in visiting the quilt show vicariously through you, and so mesmerized by all the lovelies your fabulous give away took me by total surprise. Thank you for the beautiful post and for the chance to win some of Tim's new fabric!

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  48. I am going to have to add a big quilt show to my bucket list! That was beautiful in pictures so I know it's better in person. I would be delighted to win some of Tim's new fabric! Thanks for offering some to win!

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  49. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures from the show. I am always amazing at the talented folks out there who create such lovely works of art for the shows. I am in awe!

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  50. I really love the idea of making a bag of some sort with the fabric? I've never sewn a bag before (yikes!) but I think I can figure it out:). I love to see all the photos from your shows! It's like I get to go with you!!

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  51. WOW!! These pictures are great, Paula! The fabrics are like candy--so many colors, designs, "flavors" that inspire and just make me go WOW!!
    Tim's new line of Eclectic Elements fabrics are spectacular--Of course!! So versatile and FUN!! Love all of the Fabulous samples in the booth--I don't know what I Love the most...The pillows, the bags, that Chair--Fabulous!! But I may have to say--LOVE that apron in the booth!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us! Always a good time with Paula, Tim & Mario in the Booth!! WOOT WOOT!!

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  52. I love the pictures you take when you're at these events.

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  53. What a great tour you provided for all of us in cyberland. Thanks so very much and sure would be excited to win some fabric for my mixed media projects :)

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  54. what fun! what imagination! Looking forward to seeing these fabrics in the stores.

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  55. It's been wonderful to really get a feel for the show through your great photos - almost like being there (but without the tired feet)! So inspiring, and I can hardly wait to get my hands on the new releases - my mind is churning with ideas. And a special thanks for the chance to win some of the fabrics!!

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  56. Wow, that was a lot to take in! I would be completely overwhelmed there by all the gorgeous colors and creativity. That Ghastlie fabric is great--love the grumpy cat! Thanks so much for sharing your travels. It is a great escape from my dreary ol' proofreading job to take a little time to see what y'all do :)

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  57. I love looking at your pictures, almost like being there. I can't wait to see the new Elements fabric in person. Remember, please come back to Whim So Doodle in St. Pete's around Christmas. Your project was the first I ever completed at a class! Thank you, Jan

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  58. lovely - love all those booths... thanks for sharing your pix!

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  59. Tim's fabrics are wonderful, glad to see the new additions.

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  60. I'm so excited to see the new fabrics! Especially the floral and the map.

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  61. Ahhh, fabric. My other obsession along with paper things. - Donna Jean Anderson

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  62. What wonderful new fabrics and what great ideas you've given me for using them! Thanks.

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  63. Wow, you must have had a blast at the show - so many goodies, however did you resist temptation?? Can't wait for Tim's new fabrics to hit the UK stores - love them (especially your lovely cushions). Thanks for the chance of winning. Jean.x

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  64. Looked like so much fun, everything looked so gorgeous, and so many beautiful colors! I can't wait to get my hands on some of the new collection, I have lots of ideas running around in my head :) thanks for the chance to win some :)

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  65. WOW...the displays are wonderful; thank you for a chance to win this amazing fabris.

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  66. Those samples are beautiful! I really like all the aqua! Can't wait to see Tim's new fabric and the both is fabulous! (glad that buggy made it in one piece)

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  67. Thank you so much for sharing all the eye candy! Fabrics sure have come a long way since I started sewing all my clothes almost 50 years ago (gasp)....glad you had fun mixing it up with all the other vendors too.

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  68. I was just looking at Tim's first release to pick out a style of quilt! How wonderful to be able to add his 2nd release! Love all Tim's products. Thanks for sharing all your ideas. They are always awesome!

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  69. It looks like you had a great time! Such wonderful eye candy! I would love to win a sample....thinking it would be awesome to recover my chair in the craftroom! Thanks for letting us walk along with you through pics

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  70. For me, fabric comes in second after paper for causing a "wouldn't it be great to make something out of that?" moment. That Tim has turned his paper into fabric just shows how far good design can go. Loved the tour and, of course, my favorite photo was the honey bee quilt.

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  71. That Tumbling Blocks quilt took my breath away!!! So many incredibly talented people out there ! Thanks for the report :)

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  72. Great recap of Market! Love the Bee wool quilt!

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  73. Thanks for your BTS version of what happens at these shows. The Tote bag by Laura is my best and I will go look at her pattern to see if I can make one too. I don't have the patience to make a quilt, but a useful bag is right up my ally!

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  74. I have enjoyed this stroll through all these beautiful booths with their many creative patterns and color combinations. Just gorgeous.

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  75. Thanks for the recap of Market, love the fabrics!

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  76. So many beautiful fabrics and creations! Thanks so much for sharing. I may have to put a Quilt Market show on my bucket list. Thanks for the chance to win some of Tim's awesome new fabrics!

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  77. What a wonderful showcase of goodies from Quilt Market! Thanks for sharing!

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  78. Thanks for sharing! It was inspiring.

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