A BIG thank you to all our serviceman this Memorial Day. (And thank you to their families who sacrifice so much as well!)
God Bless America!
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.
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!
PRETTY IS ALWAYS “IN”
FREE MOTION QUILTING-why of course!
You can never go wrong with NAUTICAL
(I couldn’t resist this pattern from 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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
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!
DOTTING INSIDE THE BOX, Sandi Snow
The quilting on this is gorgeous. Imagine this quilt with meandering all over it…(just saying…)(#meandernomore)
BOUGHT this pattern:
BOUGHT this fabric:
WANT this book: Savor Each Stitch, Carolyn Friedlander
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…
More purchases, a few notions, trends, and of course, QUILTS!
Wake up every day two hours earlier and quilt before anyone is awake…
Wonder how long that will last?
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 email@example.com. Thanks!
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.
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!)
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
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!”
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!
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.
A GALLERY OF A FEW FAVORITES FROM QUILT MARKET
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…
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 email@example.com. Thanks!
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…!?!
Reporting from Heaven?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
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.
Add simple echoes on the inside or a radiating embellishment.
Today’s quilt is The Feathered Leaf Vase quilt.
You can find the Feathered Leaf tutorial HERE.
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!
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.
Echo stitch the stem, then add three scallops around the circle to the bottom stem.
Add three more scallops on the left side of the circle (Dot).
Stitch around the circle, tracing the ON the stitches to the bottom of the circle.
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???
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 email@example.com. Thanks!