International Quilt Market!

The International Quilt Market in Houston wrapped up on Monday, and I was fortunate enough to have participated.  My involvement started on Friday night with the “Sample Spree.”  Aptly named, the spree involves rushing to each manufacturer/vendor’s booth, grabbing consumer-sized fabric (mainly precuts), and moving on quickly before the vendor sold out.

I purchased a stash of Kona Solids, and my cashier was Elizabeth Hartmann, the author of one of my favorite books!  My purchase came with a color card featuring all 303 colors; I will have that handy every time a design a new quilt!

Kona

I also bought delicious half-meter cuts of Japanese fabrics made by Kokka – the new Echino line coming soon.  These fabrics are 55% linen and 45% cotton – I see some exquisite home-dec items and totes headed to my Etsy Store!  Here are some items made with this line at Quilt Market:

Kokka!Kokka bags-2 Kokka totes

 

The following day, I explored the market floor.  I met Amy Butler, whose warm demeanor matches her beautiful fabrics and designs.

Amy Butler

Kaffe Fasset graciously signed his new book.  Here I am with Kaffe and Brandon Mobley in front of Kaffe’s beautiful warm fabrics.

Brandon Mobley, Heather Kubiak, and Kaffe Fassett

Moda had almost all of their designers on-site for meeting.  I visited with Malka Dubrawsky, a designer from Austin, Texas; Deb Strain; Joanna Figueroa; and Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.  I also chatted with Camille Roskelley who is beautiful on the inside and out.

Bonnie, Camille, and Heather

Although I do not have a photograph, the highlight of Market was my visit with Weeks Ringle of the Modern Quilt Studio.  Weeks teaches a design class on Craftsy that led me on my path of creating art with fabric.  Thank you, Weeks.  I highly recommend her class.

This entire week, I am taking classes at the International Quilt Festival, and am loving every minute of it.  If you’re in Houston this week, let me know and we can meet up!

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