Quilt Market Spring 2012: Day 1

Wow! Market after Market we are amazed by all the creativity and energy that literally keeps the convention centers buzzing! And this Spring is no exception! There is so much to see and it is all absolutely spectacular! Forgive us if our eyes bulge out of our heads, but seriously, just take a look at these photos from today! (And be sure to make it to the end of the post because we're going to have ANOTHER awesome giveaway!)

Willow by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Designs is an absolutely stunning collection full of muted greens and perfect greys.

We are absolutely loving what everyone is doing with the Riley Blake Chevron collection! Don't even try to tell me that's not amazing!

Our very own Stephanie with Carina Gardner of Riley Blake Designs. Her latest collection, Song Bird, can be seen on our Coming Soon page--it's adorable!!

How hilariously creepy is this butler?! No matter where we went it seemed like his eyes were always following us, telling us to pick up his rulers!

We love how cute this 10 Rubber Ducks quilt project is! It's the upcoming Eric Carle line from Andover Fabrics. If you're anything like Kimberly, you've already fallen in love with the show Duck Dynasty and that will just make you love this collection a little bit more!!

Here's Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts! She is pretty much too good to be true! Great fabric and a great personality?! Yes, please! We caught up with her at her book signing for With Fabric and Thread (find it at FQS!) and she could not have have been more pleasant! 

Of course the whole Fat Quarter Shop team needed to catch up with Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. The latest collection, Marmalade, is too cute to pass by!

Pictured is Jessi (on the right) and Lauren's younger sister, Carrie.

We are enchanted by the bright new colors and graphic prints found in Lauren + Jessi Jung's latest collection, Birds & Berries! Look for our It's Sew Emma quilt, Color Me Crayons, using their fabric!

One of Moda's newest designers, Zen Chic, is truly embracing her new quilt name! Brigitte Heitland's debut line, Juggling Summer, is calm and soothing. LOVE IT ALL!

Sweetwater's projects using their newest fabric collection, Mama Said Sew, are amazing!! And I can't wait to see how it will look in their new patterns!

Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs for Moda Fabrics always has such great patterns and projects! Check out her latest BOM's and Windsor Lane, with color palettes for both genders!

Are you loving these fabric walls as much as we are?! They are stunning! Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics and Kimberly are bonding over the beauty!

Remember Children at Play by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics? You thought that was good?! Just wait for her new collection, Out to Sea! The prints are adorable for boys and girls of all ages, with mermaids, maps, and narwhals!

Can't wait to get Bella in stock! Lotta Jansdotter seems to be a pure fabric genius! I love that she was discovered at the Brooklyn Flea Market - so charming!!

Little Black Dress by BasicGrey adds a touch of sophistication to this year's Spring Market. Blacks and neutrals are so hot this season and obviously a hit the shops! Our Accentuate the Positive quilt using this fabric reflects the fun modern quilter.

A couple brand spankin' new Moda designers really held their own today! Vanessa Christenson of V and Co. and Pat Sloan have introduced fabulous new lines! Simply Color and Eat Your Fruits and Veggies, respectively!

Some seriously stunning new collections from Blend Fabrics! Every day we fall a little bit more in love with Anna Griffin and Blend Fabrics!

Have you seen this new patriotic collection from Stonehenge by Northcott Fabrics? I can't get over how majestic those eagles look!

We are in love with Birch Organic Fabrics and their contemporary fabric collections, including cute campers! Honestly, what Texan doesn't love camping?!

Are you guys as in love with Kona Modern Quilts as we are?! It's a brand new Robert Kaufman collection designed to perfectly match and complement some of your favorite Kona Solids. The prints are so versatile, you really can't go wrong! We cannot wait to get our hands on some of this!!

See what we mean?! All this fabulous-ness is almost too good to be true! And now that you've really got a good hankering for some delicious fabric, let's do another giveaway! Yup, you heard us, another giveaway! 

One of the funnest things at Market every year is the announcement of the booth winner. The judges award the most creatively styled booth, and it's always a sight to see. So go ahead and take a look through all the pictures we have posted, both here and on Facebook, and then let us know which booth you think will be a winner! Place your bet wisely as it could determine whether or not you win!

We'll be giving away this wonderfully cute Marmalade Fat Quarter Bundle by Bonnie & Camille PLUS four adorably creative patterns by It's Sew Emma

All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post telling us which booth will be a winner of Quilt Market Spring 2012! You've seen all the pictures, now it's time to decide which booth you (and the Quilt Market judges) think is the most creative and visually appealing!

The contest will close tomorrow, May 19th, at 10:00 pm CST, and the winner will be announced Monday, May 21st. Good luck!