Category Archives: Quilt Market

Fall Quilt Market 2013 Trend Report

Tula Pink

Fall Quilt Market 2013 was held last weekend in Houston, Texas. This open-to-the-trade wholesale show takes place twice per year. Houston hosts the Fall show which is then followed by Quilt Festival (open to the public). Each May, the Spring show rotates between 5 cities located across the US making it more accessible to quilt…

Quilt Market Spring 2013 Reflections by Diana

Dresses, dresses and more dresses! (Art Gallery Fabric above) The atmosphere was playful, fun and energetic at Quilt Market.  The first thing I noticed was the clothing in each booth which displayed a designers fabric or pattern. Maybe it’s just that I’m sewing more garments now but, dresses seemed to be everywhere. (Violet Craft Waterfront…

Quilt Market Spring 2013 Reflections by Lydia

An intense swirl of colors, textures and sounds perfectly describes the first day of Quilt Market. I walked into the exhibition room and was immediately overwhelmed by the immensity of the space and the number of exhibitors. There was no way that I could see everything, but I was determined to do my best. (Mo…

Quilt Market Spring 2013 Reflections by Becky

I am not a quilter… Well, I’ve dabbled with it but would never venture to say that I am one. Not yet, anyway. After the Portland Quilt Market, I must say I am close to getting the ‘bug’.  The amount of fantastic creations in technicolor just about sent me to another land.  I might have…

Quilt Market Spring 2013 Reflections by Jacqui

When Kathy told the team she was taking us to Quilt Market in Portland, I was like “Sweet! I’ll get to see a sneak peak at the upcoming releases.” I had been viewing the trip like those previews you see when you go to the movies. But instead of feeling like I was watching a…

Quilt Market Spring 2013 Reflections by Megan

My first impression walking into Quilt Market was “Wow, am I dreaming?! This is incredible!” The size of the convention center and the number of booths was so impressive. I was excited to try and see it all. Walking through the aisles, passing countless people and trying to read their name tags to put faces…

Quilt Market Spring 2013 Reflections by Alicia

Quilt Market overall:  It’s BIG and overwhelming when you first arrive in the exhibition hall, but the bright colors and happy, excited people draw you in.  On the first day, I explored the floor with Diana.  We had a plan for methodically exploring each row of booths, and at the end of the day we…

Quilt Market Spring 2013 Reflections by Tracy

Youth. Young designers. Young, fresh patterns and fabrics. Modern appeal. Youthful enthusiasm. That was my first impression at Quilt Market. As someone who’s invested almost 20 years in teaching kids to sew through 4-H, this was incredibly encouraging! Sewing has mostly been eliminated in schools. Young designers today probably didn’t have the benefit of learning…

Quilt Market Spring 2013 Reflections by Carrie

set up

My first Quilt Market moments were on the loading dock with Kathy and the Pink Chalk Studio booth all tucked into the back of her Prius. We unloaded the car, thankful for the hand truck, and through the back doors of the Convention Center we went. I was in a complete state of amazement to…

Quilt Market Spring 2013 Reflections by Cindy

I’ve dreamed of going to quilt market for years.  Imagined what all the booths would look like filled with gorgeous things, all the amazing color and products I would then NEED to own!   My first time did not disappoint.  My jaw dropped as I walked through the door.  So much eye candy. Oh my. So…