Prior to Quilt Market, Fabric companies and designers work to get new designs ready to share at Market. This is the best opportunity for store owners and buyers to place orders for their stores, as they get to see all of the fabrics in one place, as well as many quilt samples that use these fabrics.
Being a buyer must be an overwhelming job given so many beautiful choices. While I can’t share with you today all the new fabrics (or inspirational sample quilts), I did want to share some sneak peeks with you. I definitely want to encourage all Market attendees to pop by these Fabric companies to check out there new lines. Here are a few teasers of what will be shared at Market.
TIMELESS TREASURES – booth #2618/2619
New fabric lines will be introduced from Judy & Judel Neimeyer, Daniela Sount, Chong-a Hwang and Alice Kenedy, and they are debuting two new sub brands, one called Tribeca. They all look lovely here are three of their new batiks coming soon and three of the new fabric line by Judy & Judel Neimeyer.
HOFFMAN CALIFORNIA CABRICS – booth #booth #1632/1633
“Made to Inspire” fabrics , including the digital print Skylines will be showcased at Market.
(below) This gorgeous sample quilt, made with “Made to Inspire” fabrics, by Jamie Fingal will be on display in the Hoffman booth.
New batik kits that can be fused and pieced using easy raw edge applique. Designs by Vanessa Stevens.
Forest Friends, by Connie Haley
New Hoffman “Halo” batiks and more will be showcased.
ISLAND BATIK – booth #2100/2201
A large collection of new batiks and Designer patterns will be showcased. I’ll be sharing more insights soon, but you can actually get a good view of their new products from this online catalog:
AURIFIL – Booth #1133
Is introducing many new thread collections, including a beautiful collection by Kate Spain called Elements.
Introducing a new Microtex 60/8 needle, which is the first time the titanium coating has been applied to on the Microtex system (extends the life of a needle 6-8 times).
Here are a few more tips on things to remember to bring to Quilt Market:
– a couple of small ziplocks can come in handy when it is time to pack. They also help to store business cards you pick up, as well as other small items.
– comfy shoes. Bring a couple of different pairs of comfy shoes so you are not wearing the same shoes every day, to give your feet variety to help prevent sore and tired feet. If you haven’t yet tried the Oofa sandals you may want to give them a try. Amazing cushion and support.
Here is a list of links to previous posts pertaining to Quilt Market: