Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Quilt Market: Schoolhouse

Quilt Market is a trade show for those in the quilting industry. The day before it officially begins, short sessions are presented about new merchandise and marketing strategies during Schoolhouse. Today brings a few highlights from my experience.
Carolyn Friedlander showed her self-titled lawn and quilting cottons for Robert Kaufman. I've loved her former collections, and this one is no exception. She also had some lovely new patterns including Wildabon, a hand appliqué collaboration with Leah Duncan.
This mini is Pine.
Here's Morris Lawn.
Carolyn unveiled another beautiful appliqué design, Rin.
Alison Glass is another of my favorite designers. Her new print collection, Seventy Six lived up to her usual vivid artistry.
Cobblestone gives you an idea of how the fabrics work together.
Matchstick is a pattern from Alison's Simple Series of patterns.
Tesselation had been worked up in Seventy Six, and looked great.
Ventana is part of her Skillbuilder Series.
I don't have all the details on the next two quilts, but if you know anything about them, please comment to let me know.
If you'd like to make your own Genny & Ruth quilt, you can snag the free Elizabeth Hartman pattern from the Robert Kaufman website.
Of course, there are new Sun Prints. Of course, I think I need them all.
Ever the boundary pusher, Alison is releasing a near-solid with tiny motifs that peek from the expansive, uniform background every so often as seen in Bungalow.
Tula Pink's session about her new line, Tabby Road was jam packed, as expected. She disclosed that the line was intended to be Alice in Wonderland-themed, until she found more of a personal connection with the domestic feline and decided to focus her collection in that direction.
Elizabeth Hartman's The Kittens is a most appropriate pattern for the line.
This beauty is Tabby Mountain from the look book.
Annemarie Chany has produced another great block of the month, Chocolatier--this time in three color ways. Modern Milk was my favorite.
Amy Friend introduced her upcoming book, Improv Paper Piecing. The patterns looked like a lot of fun.
Samarra Khaja's Geogram is one of the most fantastic rainbow spectrum basic collections I discovered at Market.
The quilt projects were notable too.
What do you think? Did I make you forfeit any fabric diet aspirations for the coming year?
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  1. The last Alison Glass quilt looks like the Rhoda Ruth block designed by Elizabeth Hartman and offered as a free download by Robert Kaufman to me (not sure, just looks exactly like it at first glance). I like the very last quilt pattern and fabrics - really lovely.

  2. Thanks for the inspirational quilt show. So worth it.

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  3. Afton, so enjoyed this market post. Thank you for the closeups of the Alison's new fabric!

  4. What a beautiful tour of the new fabrics and patterns. I love them all and would love to buy ALL the fabric,, time, etc. always holds me back. Thank you.

  5. Thank you for a great tour!! I'm a new Alison Glass groupie and lover her designs! No more diet for me😃