Quilt Market Fall 2011: Day 1

Let me just tell you, there are some pretty spectacular booths and projects and fabric lines and designers and manufactures and...well, if we're being honest, all of Quilt Market is pretty spectacular! So now we're going to show you just a few of our pictures of things that you specifically asked to see, announce the winner from last night's blog AND we're going to have another giveaway at the end of this post!  

So excited to meet Ty Pennington! Not only is he incredibly good looking but so is his fabric! We'll be carrying all of his new Impressions prints so be sure to check them out on the Coming Soon page! 

Mary and Barb of Me and My Sister Designs in their booth with their absolutely adorable new collection, Twirl! These two are absolutely hilarious! I mean, just look at them standing in the plant display like that! And seriously, how cute are those quilts?!

Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs standing in her super cute booth which was fully stocked with tons of amazing quilts! Check out the Merry Merry Snowmen on the right and Hoos My Baby? on the left! Gotta love the little owls and snowmen!

Ooh! I know you are all dying for a little taste of Hello Luscious, basicGrey's new collection for Moda! We're absolutely falling in love with this quilt and the fabric! Great prints and amazingly cheerful colors!

And here's a nice treat for everybody! A new collection and a new Moda designer! This is Quilt Blocks by Ellen Luckett Baker and let me tell you, it looks great in person and she is just as sweet as can be! You'll love her, I'm sure of it!

Mmm I love me some Sweetwater and their new collection, Reunion, is every bit as great as Hometown! And don't worry, they're going to be printing some canvas too!

And I think this might just be one of my personal faves--every time I walked by this quilt I think my jaw dropped a little more! The fabrics are absolutely stunning and this Clamshells pattern by Aunt Em's Quilts  is too cute! It's Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda!

And, as if all this great fabric isn't enough good stuff, we also got to hang out with a few of the Moda designers and some Fat Quarterly gals! These ladies are a hoot, let me tell you! And they're real people--that's right, they need coffee in the morning too! Just like me!

And now for some more new fabric and even more great stuff!

We're all falling in love with Amy Butler (above), her fabric, her projects, her displays, and now, yup, we're even falling in love with her husband...David Butler aka Parson Gray. Check out his great new collection, Curious Nature, due to ship in February.

His collection is masculine, so great for a man's quilt, but it's also beautiful and feminine enough to be women's apparel. I'm serious, ya'll will love this line, it's terrific!

We're so excited about all the great new lines that we got to see today and there are going to be even more new collections tomorrow! We really did see a little bit of everything today!

We're seriously loving all the great artsy prints and colors from Dear Stella, a brand new designer/manufacturer that is sure to knock your socks off! Check out all 9 collections on our site!

And now for a little surprise of our own...

One fish, two fish....green eggs and ham...the Cat in the Hat...seriously, who doesn't love Dr. Seuss?! Here are some of Robert Kaufman's newest Dr. Seuss prints, featured in an It's Sew Emma quilt! Awesome, right? Bet you didn't know we were going to have a bunch of It's Sew Emma quilts displayed all throughout Market! 

Did you get to see Debbie Taylor's newest It's Sew Emma quilt?!  This is Gumdrop Garden, using Patty Young's newest collection, Lush for Michael Miller. The fabric is great, the quilt pattern is great, the designers are great...what's not to love?!

If you've never had the pleasure of meeting Kelle Boyd of Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman, you seriously should! She is super nice, incredibly sweet, above and beyond stylish, and oh so fun to talk to! Not to mention her fabric, including her newest collection Dessert Party and tons of new Remix prints, which are definitely to die for! (And there's one more It's Sew Emma quilt--Lollipop Shop!)

Super excited for some Daisy Cottage by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs! So many cute prints and projects!!

Are ya'll ready for Christmas yet!? Well this collection is for next Christmas if you can think that far ahead! This is Santa's Workshop by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake! Too cute! Loving the little elf!

And look how cute Fox Trails by Doohikey Designs looks! We're majorly smitten with this new Riley Blake collection, which is available now!

So now that we've really got your mouth watering for more delicious fabric, we will announce the winner of the giveaway from last night's post! The suspense must be killing you, so we'll get right to it! 

But first, don't forget to follow us on Twitter so that you can feel like you are literally following us through Quilt Market! And also, check back here tomorrow for even more great new stuff from other companies like Lecien, RJR, Hoffman, some more Robert Kaufman, and many, many more! There is tons to show ya'll and we can't wait to hear what you think of it!

And now...the winner of the Papillon Fat Quarter Bundle by 3 Sisters is...

the girlfriend gap 
"I am always stunned by the new patterns at market. everything always looks so beautiful. I can only imagine how much more beautiful it is in real life at the show. I look forward to the new fabric lines. thanks for the play by play for those of us watching from the arm chair :) Janita" 

 Congratulations! To claim your prize e-mail Stephanie [at] FatQuarterShop [dot] com with your full shipping information.

AND NOW FOR ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!! Yup, that's right, another giveaway! All you have to do is comment on this blog post and let us know what your favorite thing you've seen at Market so far is, and then you'll have a chance to win this stunningly beautiful California Girl Fat Quarer Bundle by Fig Tree and Co.

Contest ends on Sunday, October 30th at midnight CST. Good luck!