Quilt Market Fall 2011: Wrap-Up

Well, Quilt Market has come to an end; we hope we showed you some great new fabrics and everything you wanted to see! With a mere three albums on Facebook there's not much to see...yeah right! You might have seen some big surprises here and there - we were definitely very excited every time we laid eyes on one of our It's Sew Emma quilts on display! We had EIGHT It's Sew Emma quilts at Market--can you believe it?!  In case you missed some of them, here they are in all their different displays:

Debbie Taylor's Adventures of Seuss quilt was on display at the Robert Kaufman booth!

This is a brand new, never-before seen quilt and we absolutely LOVE it! Here is Kimberly with The Magical Cat in the Hat quilt.  It will be on our Coming Soon page soon enough - don't you worry!

And we told you about our fun surprise on Friday- Debbie had the opportunity to speak at Patty Young's Schoolhouse! And then, Patty was nice enough to let us display the quilt in her booth! And while the quilt was int eh booth, and Australian distributor noticed it and asked to take it to Australia's equivalent of Quilt Market for display--how incredible is that?! (Maybe if I wrap myself up in it I will be able to go with it??)

Above is Debbie Taylor of It's Sew Emma and below is Patty Young. She's such a cutie!! And doesn't the quilt look great?!

These two quilts were up at the United Notions booth. The top is Debonaire which uses Rouenneries Deux by French General.. yummm!! Then on the bottom is Garnets and Rubies using Prairie Paisley II by Minick & Simpson.

And, yup! There's even an It's Sew Emma quilt right smack in the middle of Ann Kelle's booth! I almost dropped to the floor when I saw how gorgeous it looked with all her other adorable display aspects! And isn't she cute too, just as sweet as Dessert Party!

I might be a little biased, but I seriously think this quilt is so cute!

Here's our Apple Dumpling pattern using Aneela Hoey's Little Apples in the Brewer booth.

And from what we've been hearing, it sounds like you all are just as excited for Dear Stella as we are... so excited, in fact, that we also made an It's Sew Emma pattern, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, with the Anchors Away collection. It's available online now!

Alright, now that we have you super excited about all the great It's Sew Emma patterns, you should probably head over to the It's Sew Emma website and check 'em out in complete detail!

But before you go, we'd love to show you a few more of the highlights from Market!

You might remember the Magic Beans print from American Jane's Fairy Tale Friends collection...well it was so popular that they have added more colors and released it as Pezzy Print, its very own collection. On the right is the Pezzy Pizzaz Quilt Pattern. 

If you have visited Aneela Hoey's blog you have seen her darling new line, A Walk in the Woods.  It's Aneela's take on Little Red Riding Hood and it's inspired by her daughter-how cute!

Lynne of Kansas Troubles Quilters standing in front of her new collection Sandhill Plums- you should definitely check this one out, the colors are so rich and dreamy!

Oh! And we almost forgot to tell you about the Moda party and give you a chance to see just how Fat Quarter Shop lets loose!

 To kick off the party, Kimberly actually got on stage! She and Cheryl (the Creative Director at Moda) played the kazoo.. well, they tried to... they were laughing too hard half the time.. and so were we!

Before that Jim Salinas (our sales representative) walked up to our table - this was everyone's reaction - complete and utter shock! Jim is usually the suit and tie kind of guy! I'd say he looks pretty good as a sumo wrestler though- you should have seen him from behind!

And of course with Halloween being so soon and the YMCA blasting through the speakers, there had to be a few people in costume!  See the police officer in the back?  Yup, that's Mark Dunn, the owner of Moda!

And now, for your viewing pleasure, here is a quick wrap-up of all the new Moda collections we bought! You can also view the entire collections now on our Coming Soon page. Enjoy!!

Oh, and one last thing that you're all sure to love! Let's do a giveaway! Today we have one signed copy of Rachel Ashwell's book, "Shabby Chic Inspirations and Beautiful Spaces."

All you need to do is comment on this post telling us the funniest moment you experienced this weekend. Or if you were following us all weekend on Twitter, let us know what you thought our funniest moment was! Contest will close one week from post date.

Thanks for sticking with us and good luck!