I have had the pleasure of attending the Spring International Quilt Market for the past three years. One of my favorite parts of Market is getting to meet the designers. I have admired many of them for years and was pretty star-struck back in 2010. Since then I have come to know that most of them are just regular folks... with INCREDIBLE talent!
Joel Dewberry is always so thoughtful. He takes the time to talk to everyone and even remembered a conversation that we had two years ago. He had a booth with some great new sewing patterns and dropped a heavy hint that he will announce a new fabric collection later this summer. I can't wait!
We had some chuckles with Monaluna (Jennifer Moore) who was at Market debuting two new collections of organic cotton. Fox Hollow will be out soon and Havana will follow. She added some SOLIDS! that go with both collections. I am excited for a good organic solid.
Anna Maria Horner is as fun as she seems. She didn't hesitate to move under the antlers displayed in her booth in order for me to catch her with horn-head. She also didn't hesitate to adjust my name tag for me so that it didn't cover her beautiful ribbon that I used to trim the dress I was wearing. Her new collection of fabrics coming out for FreeSpirit is called Field Study and is full of inspirations from nature.
Getting to meet and chat with all the creative folks at Market is so inspiring and just plain FUN! I come home not only excited about new collections of fabric, but also loaded with ideas on how to use them in my sewing.