Spring Market 2017, part three

I wasn’t in a rush to get out of bed on Saturday morning but all of a sudden I remembered I wanted to go and get a copy of Jemima‘s book Weekend Quilts at 11.00. Oops. Time to pull myself together and get in line with the 19 other wannabe owners of her new publication!

Jemima made an excellent job of signing her books.There is always a small selection from the previous Houston’s prizewinning quilts on display on the Market floor. I made sure to make time to take a close look and get some detail shots.

Old Denim Square by Noriko Nozawa of Chiba City, Japan.Classmates by Noriko Kido of Nagano, JapanWinter Garden by Jennifer Emry of Arlington, Virginia. I love this hand stitched spiral.And a depiction of her golden retriever Rusty, in Obsession, by Tonya Littman  of Denton, Texas.One of the reasons for attending Quilt Market is always to spend time with friends.

Here is Mary Jean Murphy of Stella Lighting Inc. Everyone would benefit from a Stella light and Mary Jean was there to make sure that quilt stores will be stocking them!I came home with a new inventory of handmade batik panels from Artistic Artifacts. Here are Judy Gula and Liz Kettle smiling for the camera.While I was wandering a certain new book caught my eye…

Seen in EE Schenck‘s booth,AND in the Brewer booth!My book on the shelf with the big girls’ books? Too exciting!

There are so many beautiful booths to enjoy. Here are a few that especially caught may eye.

Jillily Studio’s latest fabric, This and That. More pretty flowers from Jill Finley.Simple Simon and Company‘s booth showcasing their new line with Riley BlakePretty dresses made with Metallic Embrace from Shannon Fabrics.I stopped in my tracks at Rebecca Bryan‘s booth, just to take everything in. Rebecca was standing there and I was so glad I stopped to chat for a few minutes. Rebecca has four children, her second book, a fabric line, a beautiful booth and she’s organizing a family relocation overseas. She’s doing a great job!Marcia Derse had lost her voice in the dry air of the convention center and I felt guilty making her talk. That’s a panel hanging on the left hand side of this picture. It’s the focus fabric of her new collection, Treasure Hunt for Windham fabrics.It’s May and spring is slow in arriving but you know Christmas is around the corner!

No idea who this one’s by…but this one is Nutcracker from Michael Miller.Lamas are hot!

A life size one  from Shannon Fabric,and quilted ones by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit.
Market wouldn’t be Market without Cotton + Steel! By Sunday afternoon it was time to get out the knitting…Of course there were beautiful vignettes of the new collections. This one is Menagerie by Anna Bond, guest designer from Rifle Paper Co.So much prettiness!

A good place to end. Time to leave, get back in the car and head north to Springfield where I have been enjoying the party since Sunday evening.

I’m headed home in the morning and I’ll be sure to take pictures of all my purchases, catch up on all the fun I’ve been having here, and get ready to head to Faithful Circle Quilters Guild tomorrow evening (Wednesday). Perhaps I might see some of you there?



  1. Sandy Hess said:

    Great pictures. So wonderful to see your book out there. I really liked that llama quilt!

    May 23, 2017
  2. Linda Hiatt said:

    Remember, YOU are one of the big girls. Nice seeing your book where it belongs. 🙂

    May 23, 2017
  3. Sue H said:

    Congratulations on making it to “the big girls” book stand! So happy for you!!! The booth you couldn’t identify: Could it be Kimberbell? The long pillows and the style look like it could possibly be hers ….

    May 24, 2017
  4. Enjoying your blog posts and looking forward to seeing you in Ann Arbor in July! Katie M

    May 25, 2017
  5. Thank you for sharing a photo of our booth! Market was so fun this year!!!

    May 30, 2017

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