Quilt Market: A Few Trends

Quilt Market 2015Good Morning, Quilters and Quilt Lovers!

Welcome back to Quilt Show 2015 at The Inbox Jaunt--a virtual tour of Quilt Market viewed through the eyes of this inspired (and foot sore) Quilt Blogger (Winner of the Best Modern Quilt Blog–more on that next week!)  We’ve been viewing fabulous quilts all week.  If you’ve missed any…just keep scrolling to previous dates.

NOTE-I’ve provided all the information I have on the quilts and designers.   A few of the quilts are not identified–sorry!

What’s “on trend” for 2015?

WOOL IS “IN”

Wool was everywhere at Quilt Market.

Bright wool!   From Sue Spargo, The Wooly Lady, Purl and Loop, and In the Patch Designs…and many more!

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Sue Spargo

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Sue Spargo

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The Wooly Lady

Quilt Market 2015

The Wooly Lady

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The Wooly Lady

 

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Purl & Loop

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In the Patch Designs

TUFFETS ARE “IN”

What a great way to display fabric collections!

Does anyone have a link to a good tutorial for a tuffet?  I’m sure we all would LOVE to sew one!

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Quilt Market 2015

Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Missouri Star Quilt Co.

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Ella Blue Fabrics

Ella Blue Fabrics

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Kaffe Fasset

PRETTY  IS ALWAYS “IN”

Quilt Market 2015Timeless Treasures (FREE Pattern HERE)

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Button Lovers, Designed by Sue Strange.  FREE pattern HERE.

FREE MOTION QUILTING-why of course!

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Quilt Market 2015

You can never go wrong with NAUTICAL

(I couldn’t resist this pattern from Cluck, Cluck Sew)

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Cluck, Cluck Sew

Cluck, Cluck Sew

THE PLAN, DAY ONE

My resolution from yesterday…get up two hours early to quilt…

Perhaps, I’ll stay UP two hours later…?!?

Sew many quilts…Sew little time,

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, share or pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Quilt Market-More Gorgeous Quilts!

Quilt Market 2015

A Soft Breeze. Kayoko Hata

Good Morning, Quilters and Quilt Lovers!

You don’t have to be a quilter to appreciate the beautiful quilts on display at the International Quilt Market this year!

I was lucky enough to be asked by Sulky Threads to demonstrate my quilts (and their gorgeous threads) at Schoolhouse and in the Sulky booth.  In between demos, I walked the floor with my camera…with all of YOU in mind.  With over 500 photos on my camera…I will be sharing the rest of this week.  Next week, we will be back to our “regular programming” with occasional Quilt Market photos peppered in.

NOTE-I’ve included all the information I have on these quilts.  A few have no information…sorry!

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DOTTING INSIDE THE BOX, Sandi Snow

The quilting on this is gorgeous.  Imagine this quilt with meandering all over it…(just saying…)(#meandernomore)

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Dotting Inside the Box. Sandi Snow

BOUGHT this pattern:

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Nancy Rink Designs

Nancy Rink Designs

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Anna Marie Horner

BOUGHT this fabric:

Quilt Market 2015Carrie Bloomston

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Piece o’ Cake Quilts

WANT this book:  Savor Each Stitch, Carolyn Friedlander

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Carolyn Friedlander

Carolyn Friedlander

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Carolyn Friedlander

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Elizabeth Hartman

Elizabeth Hartman

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C & T Publishing

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Freshly Pieced

Freshly Pieced

JEN KINGWELL

I LOVE the fabric combinations in all of these quilts. Scrap quilts can be tricky and these quilts use an amazing array of fabric colors and styles…it’s not easy!

I had the chance to talk to the delightful Jen Kingwell about her process.  She said she’s really tried to come up with a formula or a process to offer students, but she just can’t.  She said she’s not holding out on students, she just works intuitively.

I guess I’ll just start by collecting a huge array of fabric colors and styles…

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Jen Kingwell Designs

Quilt Market 2015

Jen Kingwell

Quilt Market 2015

Jen Kingwell

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Pat Bravo

Pat Bravo 

TOMORROW:

More purchases, a few notions, trends, and of course, QUILTS!

PLAN

Wake up every day two hours earlier and quilt before anyone is awake…

Wonder how long that will last?

Lori

PS…All information, tutorials and images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

More from Market-Lots of Photos!

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Sharon Hansen Ring of Stars

Good Morning, Quilters!

As promised, more from Quilt Market 2015.  (Tuesday Tutorials will resume next week.)

First, I’d like to correct a mistake from yesterday.  The lion quilt below “Born Free” was stitched by Denise Sargo.

The first four quilts in today’s post were part of an exhibit of prize-winning quilts from The International Quilt Association.

The rest of the quilts (prize-winning quilts without awards) were on display in the various vendor booths.

For each of the photos, I have supplied as much information as I have.

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Born Free, Denise Spargo

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Susan Bleiweiss

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Becky Goldsmith

One thing that really impressed me was how much work goes into the planning and set-up of the booths.  (And to tear down on Sunday, too!)

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Tula Pink

Tula Pink

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Jen Baker

Jen Baker

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Caroline Huse

Caroline Hulse

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AGF

Art Gallery Fabrics

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AGF

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Baby Lock booth. The crabs are shirred.

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Michael Miller booth

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Sizzix booth

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Hazel, Cluck Cluck Sew

Cluck Cluck Sew

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Hazel, Cluck Cluck Sew

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Ella Blue Fabrics

Ella Blue Fabrics

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Ella Blue Fabrics

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Missouri Star Co. Booth

Missouri Star Quilt Co.

MORE FAVORITES 

Did I mention I took over 500 hundred photos?

More to come all week.

ONE MORE THOUGHT

Please take note of how the quilting effects the overall design.  Sometimes complex quilting adds a lot to the quilt, but often, like the quilt above, simple is best.

Quilting doesn’t have to be complicated to be BEAUTIFUL!  If you’re a beginner, take heart.

Inspired in Minnesota,

Lori

PS…All images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt.  Feel free to pin or re-blog with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com  Thanks!

Quilt Market 2015…So Many Quilts!

Quilt Market 2015Good Afternoon, Quilters!

I’m back to my desk after several fabulous days at Quilt Market 2015!

WHAT IS QUILT MARKET?
Quilt Market is a trade show for vendors to show their wares– what’s new, what’s hot and all that is timeless to retailers.

AN INVITATION BY SULKY

I was fortunate enough to be asked by Sulky to do demos in their booth…

Why of course, I will…

Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to be surrounded by all-things-and-all people-quilty!

I had the great pleasure of spending booth time with the owner of Sulky, Fred Drexler and the President of Sulky, Jason Prater …Two men with vast knowledge about the entire quilt industry…(though neither of them stitch!)

Here’s a great tidbit from Mr. Prater…”Quilting is a $6 billion/year industry.  To put that into context, the NFL is a $9 billion/year industry!”

SulkyThe best part of the weekend…entire racks of thread to choose from!

Like a kid in a candy store—hardly describes it.

I spent most of the weekend with a new (to me) thread…Sulky 30 wt cotton–in 84 colors!  You will be seeing a lot more of my projects stitched in this beautiful, glossy thread…coming soon!

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MODERN QUILTS

There was something for everyone at Quilt Market this year…

Modern is still “on trend”

After I posted on Friday, I promised I’d go back to the Michael Miller booth and get more information on the Lion quilt.  The quilt is called “Jungle Abstractions” by Violet Craft.  The pattern will be available in stores and online on July 1, 2015.  It was a big hit at the show.

The other lion quilt (see above) part of the International Quilt Association exhibit.  “Born Free” by Denise Sargo.

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A GALLERY OF A FEW FAVORITES FROM QUILT MARKET

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Jennifer Sampou

Jennifer Sampou

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Jennifer Sampou

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Becky Goldsmith

Piece o’ Cake Designs

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https://www.modernquiltstudio.com

Modern Quilt Studio

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Quilt Market 2015

Quilt Market 2015

Michael Miller

Quilt Market 2015

Michael Miller

Quilt Market 2015

Anna Maria Horner

A BUSY WEEK AT THE INBOX JAUNT

This week we are going to modify our normal work schedule to bring you MORE PHOTOS, thoughts, TRENDS, People, a LONG WISH LIST and a few PURCHASES from Quilt Market 2015…

NO Tuesday Tutorial–just hundreds of ideas for new motifs swirling and twirling in my head…

Lori

PS…All images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to reblog, share or pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Reporting in from Quilt Market!

Quilts, Quilt MarketGood Morning, Quilters!

Just a quick check in from Quilt Market where I am doing demos for Sulky..

Last night the place was abuzz with people putting up elaborate booths.  It’s amazing how much work goes into the design and set up of a booth!

I took over 500 photos…so there will be lots more to share!

Look who I met!  Becky Goldsmith (Piece o Cake) and Alex Anderson!  I even talked to Alex about being on her show…!?!

Quilts, Quilt MarketGorgeous quilts and fabric everywhere…

Quilts, Quilt MarketFull report to follow….

Reporting from Heaven?

Lori

PS…All photos are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Thursday Doodles: Scallops

Doodle Lessons: The ScallopGood Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

Are you ready for a new prompt? Some of you don’t need a prompt to start doodling, but some people do AND I think the veteran doodlers might enjoy a new direction.  The key to doodling is to keep it simple.  Start with a simple shape, then just repeat and vary, repeat and vary…

Our simple shape today is The Scallop.  It is a classic for quilting, too.

Start with a scallop…it can be deep or shallow, thin or very wide (like bunting).  Choose one size and draw several rows.

Doodle Lessons: The Scallop

Add simple echoes on the inside or a radiating embellishment.

Doodle Lessons: The Scallop

Doodle Lessons: The ScallopChange the scallop line to a row of circles…

Doodle Lessons: The ScallopNow go a little doodle crazy and see how many different ways you can fill the scallops.

Doodle Lessons: The ScallopThis could take all week…but don’t let it!  There’s quilting to be done!

Doodle Lessons: The Scallop

Today’s quilt is The Feathered Leaf Vase quilt.

You can find the Feathered Leaf tutorial HERE.

Stitch the Grid tutorial HERE.

Happy doodles!

Lori

PS. Quilt Market is in Minnesota this week!  I may post from there…or I might just collect good blog stuff and save it for next week.  If you don’t hear from me…I’m on an Inbox (lowercase)  jaunt…a fact finding, photo gathering mission for Quilters Everywhere!

The Sunflower-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

 

Sunflower, Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters and Flower-Lovers!

Today we have a motif straight from the garden (well not yet…my garden is mostly weeds and  blooming crabapple trees…but the rest of the garden is poking up their sleepy little heads waiting for the SUN to come out in full force!)  Spring is slow to develop here in Minnesota…

THE SUNFLOWER FREE MOTION QUILT MOTIF

The Sunflower begins with the Dots and Dashes motif.

Draw parallel lines equidistant apart.  (In the tutorial below, the lines are one inch apart.)

Next stitch clockwise and counter-clockwise circles, separated by a long “dashes” along the line.

Sunflower, Free Motion QuiltingNow comes the fun part…

Echo stitch the stem, then add three scallops around the circle to the bottom stem.

Sunflower, Free Motion Quilting

Add three more scallops on the left side of the circle (Dot).

Sunflower, Free Motion Quilting

Stitch around the circle, tracing the ON the stitches to the bottom of the circle.

Sunflower, Free Motion QuiltingEcho stitch next to the stem and add a pair of leaves, perpendicular to the stem.

Sunflower, Free Motion Quilting

Stitch a Sunflower on every “Dot” or stitch alternate rows of Sunflowers and plain “Dots and Dashes” for this cheery little background fill pattern.

It would be very easy to create a vine effect with this motif by adding a little curve to the “Dashes”

You already know what I’m going to recommend, right???

Sunflower, Free Motion QuiltingDoodle Away to find YOUR favorite variation of this pattern!

Cheeri-O!

Lori

PS. This tutorial was stitched with Sulky Rayon 30wt on top and Sulky 60 wt polyester in the bobbin using a size 90 Topstitch needle on my BERNINA 820 (without a stitch regulator.)

PPS.  All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, Pin and share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!