I got to go to Quilt Market yesterday
I had a half hour gig in the C&T booth autographing
The Kansas City Star Quilts Sampler book
Roseanne, Karla and I then moseyed around all day.
I was on the lookout for the news I can report to the small niche audience I represent:
People who want antique fabric reproductions and traditional quilt patterns. All in short supply.
Did see a few arts & crafts, William Morris reproductions
but my analysis:
Trends of the past few years continuing...
Bright colors across the spectrum contrasted with whites
Jen Kingwell's booth
Or contrasted with each other.
Tula Pink's booth
Note to self: Dye a rug
For a color junkie like me it was fun.
Maria Schell quilt in the center
Jennifer Sampou trying to disappear behind her work.
Other trends: Bright young designers with clever takes on tradition.
Gray still a hot decorating color.
Minick and Simpson
Minimalism in color as well as shape
Minimal color but maximal impact.
Another ongoing trend is pale colors...
Pastels---it is after all Spring Market.
Mary & Barb of Me & My Sister
Or Barb and Mary?
I stole this photo from the Fat Quarter Shop blog.
They always do a great job of reporting:
Lepidopteran #5 by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Selections from the exhibit:
Sunset Serenity by Cheryl Quesnell
Strips cut to 3/4"
Fair and Square
I saw a woman sewing while she walked, stripping
With a blanket stitch.
Now that's ambitious.
Me not so much.
All those couches, no where to recline.