Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall Market Finds, Part I

Some inspiring images for you to enjoy . . .

Amy Butler Design's booth showcasing Amy's newest collection called Alchemy (that's her sporting a ponytail!). Congratulations to Amy for winning a First Place ribbon for her booth design (red ribbon shown on banquette)!

I had the honor of making the quilt you see here for Amy's booth using Aurifil 50 wt. Mako Cotton thread. I ended up making two of them: One for Amy and the other for Westminster's main booth where they showcase sewn items from each of the designer's new collections.

This quilt was designed by Amy's husband, David Butler. Fabrics used are from Alchemy for Westminster/Rowan using Amy's new Quilter's Cottons. A free pattern for this quilt will be available through Amy Butler Design, soon!

I used Alchemy Organic Cottons for this version . . .

Meet David Butler of Parson Gray, introducing his latest collection called Seven Wonders for FreeSpirit. David is an artist on so many levels. In addition to being a fabric designer, he is an amazing photographer, graphic designer, and musician.

Anna Maria Horner's booth showing her latest collection, Field Study, for FreeSpirit . . . now in rayon, too! I had the pleasure of meeting Anna in person this summer at the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild meeting where she talked about her life as a designer and the processes she goes through. It was marvelous and she was so entertaining. We were very lucky to see a sneak peek of Field Study just as it was being released to shops, as well as several quilts she's made over the years, including her gorgeous new Feather Bed Quilt

Anna has a new book out on embroidery: Anna Maria's Needleworks Notebook. You can see a few of her embroidery designs, here.

I always love seeing the sofa Anna Maria brings to Market! The arms of this one show off one of her velveteen fabrics. I had to touch it, and it was so soft and pretty!

Moving on to Kaffe Fassett's booth, where color abounds! Kaffe's newest fabric designs can be seen on Westminster's web site.

I was sorry to have missed meeting Kaffe. I've seen him on a few occasions during Market. However, I've not yet had the pleasure of meeting him. Perhaps next time!

Check in with me next time when I share a few more photos from Market: Moda, Robert Kaufman, and Michael Miller!


Melissa said...

Westminster is BY FAR my favorite fabric manufacturer. They have the best designers, the best collections, the prettiest designers... :) It's exciting that you made that quilt for Amy's booth! It's gorgeous! Please tell us the story sometime. :)

Susan said...

Thank you for the "virtual" trip to quilt market. It is fun for those of us non-designers to see what market looks like and get a sneak peek at what is new.