Monday, July 18, 2016

Quilt Market Trends

You've been seeing my posts from Quilt Market. Or if you're a recent arrival, you are welcome to catch up on my Quilt Market posts:
So, what's the overall picture? What new or enduring themes did I see? Here's my totally subjective analysis.
Southwestern and Native American motifs are still going strong. I'm talking about tepees, arrows, and the like.
My Tribe Quilt from Amy Friend's Intentional Piecing
They're even cropping up alongside pandas, of all the expected things!
Pandalicious by Katarina Rochelle
Bunnies prints are breeding like, well rabbits. Examples include Wonderland Two by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake, Hello, My Deer by Camelot Fabrics,  Violet Craft's House of Hoppington for Michael Miller, Tula Pink's Slow & Steady for Free Spirit, and Felice Regina's Luna Sol for Windham.
Wonderland Two by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake
Wonderland 2 by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake
Hello, My Deer by Camelot Fabrics
House of Hoppington by Violet Craft for Michael Miller
Slow & Steady by Tula Pink for Free Spirit
Luna Sol by Felice Regina for Windham
A hand-printed look is also a feature of many upcoming fabric lines. This can be seen in Carloyn Freidlander's overprinted Essex line called Euclid, the hand-carved block print collection titled Marks by Valorie Wells for Robert Kaufman, Color Dash by Heather Jones for Robert Kaufman, and Cotton + Steel's Print Shop collection, Handcrafted Patchwork by Alison Glass for Andover, and, rumor-has-it, Lizzy House (You heard it here first, folks!)
Color Dash by Heather Jones for Robert Kaufman
Alexia Abegg's Print Shop for Cotton + Steel
Marks by Valori Wells for Robert Kaufman
Handcrafted Patchwork by Alison Glass for Andover

There's always been something about "shiny" that gets quilters going. I'm excited about Opalescence, Windham's pearlescent solids. Also, I'm delighted that my Michael Miller Fairy Frost stash has aged to the point of reintroduction. What's old is truly new again.

Speaking of reemergence, greatest hits collections are in full force. There's Tula Pink's Timeless collection, Elizabeth Hartman's Paintbox Basics pulled from her Pacific and Rhoda Ruth collections plus one print,  Lizzy House's Hit Parade and color unsaturated Whisper Palette, and Sarah Jane's remix.
Paintbox Basics by Elizabeth Hartman
Market had some footstep-following fantastic-ness. Mother/daughter duos include Bonnie & Camille, Anna Maria & Juliana Horner, and Sherri and Chelsi of A Quilting Life.
Fast Friends by Juliana Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics
Desert Bloom by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics
What trends do you see in quilting?
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1 comment:

  1. I'm impressed that you can identify trends out of that overwhelmingness that was market. Thanks for a great post.