Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Spring Quilt Market 2016

Quilt Market.  
I think I grow to love this show more each time we go.  Maybe because we are getting to know more people in the fabric world and so we feel like we fit in just a little more in a industry that has deep roots.  
Today I thought I would tackle the show floor just so you can see the huge variety of what is being shown.  I'll share the Eclectic Elements booth in my next post including some of the projects that were made for show using the new Eclectic Elements fabric - Correspondence. 
Eternal Sunshine
 Amy Butler for Free Spirit

Slow and Steady
 Tula Pink for Free Spirit
Anna Maria Horner

by Sara Jane for Michael Miller
Magical Parade is a boarder fabric from the Magic collection.  The boarder was added to the center of a quilt (sorry I didn't take a picture of the entire quilt).  I just had to take a close up of the quilting detail since it really set off the center of the quilt.
Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller Fabrics
Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics
Earthy tones mixture of traditional designs and modern graphics
Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabrics
Inspired by the luminous colors and rich fauna perceived as the day fades away
Joie de Vivre
Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics
style with abundant vibrant gem colors
Loved the wall hanging of fabric.  If you expand the photo you can see they have stitched around the colored images making a beautiful fabric look like a work of art.
Richele and I went looking for a booth called Fiberworks owned by Laura Heine.  Laura creates very unique quilts using a "fusing" technique as well as quilting.  We got word that many of Laura's quilts have Eclectic Elements fabric included in the designs so we thought we should check it out.
We were absolutely amazed at Laura's technique, patterns and color choices.

Here is one of the quilts that used Eclectic Elements Fabric - Entomology from the Wallflower collection.
This is an up close of the quilt.  You can see that the cow is made up of random strips of fabric...even prints.  Love the mix of pink, eggplant and mustard.
There was also the much anticipated line "Les Fleurs" from Rifle Paper Co, for Cotton + Steel.  My favorites were the travel related prints!
Rashida Coleman-Hale
for Cotton + Steel
 Buttermilk Basin
Another all time favorite is Buttermilk Basin.  The booth is always dressed beautifully, with so many great ideas mixed with vintage.  Wish I had more time for stitching! They had a Christmas theme this show, with lots of Santas and old trucks.

 Love the wall hanging in the background with the trucks and trees...

Trucks for every season!
Surf Squirt
by Kathy Engle for Claudia Pfeil Designs
 Alexander Henry
I could not leave out this crazy Star Trek fabric from Camelot Fabrics!
I think my brother needs a quilt made out of this.  He is the reason I have seen every episode of Star Trek.  We had a TV with a knob on it (sadly before remote control) and as soon as Star Trek came on he would pull the knob off the TV and run down the hall to hide it so I couldn't change the channel!
This is was the one quilt I didn't get information on (darn it).  I love the design and didn't want to leave it out.  If I can find the name or the maker I will update the post.
Birch Fabrics
Birch Fabrics
This quilt hanging in the Moda booth was amazing.  Love the rainbow of colors!
Could not leave the show without a stop at Primitive Gatherings.  Oh WOOL how I love you!

by Jacqueline Savage McFee for Camelot Fabrics
I hope you have enjoyed my tour of Quilt Market Salt Lake City.  There are so many lovely fabrics out there that it's a great time to break out the sewing machine!  Or in my case maybe sew on something other than paper!
now carry on,


  1. Wow!! Thanks for the fabulous tour Paula! There's some amazing talent out there! Kaz xx

  2. Beautiful stuff!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. If you have even the slightest bit of knowledge about sewing, you can understand the unbelievable amount of talent that goes into making quilts. I'm always blown away by the photos you show us from the quilt market. Thank you for that! I can't wait to see your booth and the Correspondence fabric.

  4. I loved the Tapestry, Cotton + Steel fan here, and I would have loved to have bought that Moda kit. My head would have swiveled off my neck trying to take it all in.

  5. Wonderful tour PAula! BArbara

  6. Omg, thanks, you just saved me a ton of money! Very inspiring... Wish I could freeze time and just sew for a couple days!

  7. Oh my, this is fabric lovers heaven! I loved the Joie de Vivre.. and then I saw that cow... wow, how clever is that! Thank you for sharing - a truly inspiring post! xx

  8. My first love was sewing and quilting in particular. Always went to our local annual quilt show, and looked for quilt shops when we traveled. I still buy fabric (especially Eclectic Elements) in hopes of finding time to make something. I miss it so much when I see a post like this. Thanks for sharing. This show seems like heaven! Can't wait to see the Eclectic Elements booth. It's always amazing.

  9. Gorgeous works! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Thanks for getting out and taking pics to share with us. See you soon!

  10. Always in awe at the amazing talent and products that are presented.

  11. Thank you for a great tour of the show, you captured so much. I couldn't agree with you more about the wool, always a warm place in my heart!

  12. OMG! Fabulous quilts. I love the Laura quilts. Used to quilt before I let papercrafts take my soul!

  13. Eye candy! I found myself looking at the images over and over again.....the colors, the designs, the intricacy. Like seeing the only bright red flower in a field of green - amazing!

  14. Thank you so much for taking us on a tour of this amazing Quilt Market Paula. It just makes me want to sit and sew for hours! Actually, the Tim Holtz stand has inspired an upcoming project. LOVE your stitched bag too! Can't wait to see more xx

  15. WOWSERS!!! so much to see.. I would take days to get through all of these displays I am sure! thanks for the tour!

  16. For some reason I was no longer getting your blog snd I missed it. I am very happy I found you again♥

  17. Oh my what beautiful quilts, dresses, towels, clothes, etc.! You shared many gorgeous photos and thank you for the "tour". You are very talented and sew/make excellent art!

  18. I would be nuts at a quilt show. My sewing skills are not spectacular but how I love fabric and the process of choosing fabric and trims. The "POSSIBILITY" is always so inspiring. You posted so many beautiful photos and so many gorgeous projects from Tim's booth. Your team's project's are always so amazing in both design and execution and always highlighted by a perfect background.