Spring Quilt Market 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Team Ninja by jenib320
Team Ninja, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
So you may have noticed that it was a little quiet around here last week.  Don't worry, it was for a good reason! I was at Spring International Quilt Market in Kansas City! This was my first time attending the show, so I was pretty excited!  I went along to help Vanessa Christenson with her booth (and so did Megan & Deedee!)! She debuted her first fabric line with Moda, Simply Color! I may be a bit biased since we're friends, but it's super awesome! Take a look for yourself:

Super cute right? :)

Okay! Now I have a mini recap of some of my favorite parts and you can see lots more photos on my flickr, here.

Booth I wanted to live in: Melody Miller's

Fabric I was most anxious to see: Bloomsbury Gardens by Liberty of London Lifestyle Fabrics (quilting cotton!)

Biggest fan girl moment: Meeting Anna Maria Horner

Favorite quilt pattern I saw: Diamond Ring Quilt by Green Bee Patterns

Sample Spree Loot by jenib320
Sample Spree Loot, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
First and biggest stop at Sample Spree: Art Gallery Fabrics of course! 

Absolute cutest booth: Out to Sea by Sarah Jane

Fabric that made me squeal the loudest: Picnic Pals by Alyssa Thomas of Penguin & Fish

Most beautiful booth: Art Gallery Fabrics (Oh how I love things in color order, hehe!)

Booth that made me want to run home and sew: Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt

Upcoming Fabric Lines by jenib320
Upcoming Fabric Lines, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Upcoming fabric lines I'm most looking forward to: Field Study by Anna Maria Horner, The Birds and the Bee by Tula Pink, Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt, Indie and Rock 'n Romance by Pat Bravo, Out to Sea by Sarah Jane, Heaven & Helsinki by Patty Young, Liberty Lifestyle Fabrics and Bella by Lotta Jansdotter.

Business Cards by jenib320
Business Cards, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Coolest trick I learned: Hole-punched business cards (thanks Erin!)

Phew! Hope that wasn't too photo heavy for you! If it wasn't and you want to see more, go here!

I'll be back on Friday with a fun book review! Until then, happy sewing! :)


  1. I'm a new reader (3 weeks ish?) and I'm so glad I subscribed! This is a fantastic recap post. Love the pics. Thanks!

  2. Holy smokes!! It is my dream to go to Quilt Market! Your pictures are wonderful, I'm glad I stopped by to see them!! :)

  3. Love your photos! I think I might faint when I meet AMH one day. :)

  4. Awesome pictures!! Looks like you had so much fun!

  5. Beautiful pictures! Missed being there this time.

  6. I hope to be there next year, perhaps with my sister. I'd love to meet you all in person...

  7. It looks like you came home with a lot if the same fabric I did! It was my first time also. Very overwhelming, but SO inspirational!

  8. I love your recap someday I hope to be there!

  9. Thank you for lovely photos and links. I have really enjoyed a yummy trip around quilt blogland via this post!

  10. Thanks for sharing your photos. It's a pity Australia is so far away; I'll just have to wait for the fabrics to arrive here or if I get too impatient, order some online. Thanks for the links to all the blogs - what a way to spend an evening going through blogland.

  11. Awwww...your pics look like a perfect time in fabric heaven <3

  12. Great round up! I completely agree about Melody's booth especially!
    You look like you had fun :)

  13. Awesome recap Jeni! Wish I could've been there! Glad you had a great time :)

  14. Love your recap! I just can't imagine why you would squeal over Picnic Pals and that Pat Bravo booth is my favorite! Those luscious colors, in order just as they should be! Looking forward to see what you do with those gorgeous fabrics!

  15. It looks like you had a lot of fun!

  16. wow jeni! looks like you had an amazing time. of course I am in total agreement over the liberty fabrics, holy moly!!! I'm totally jealous you guys got to hang out, but hopefully we'll get together soon!

  17. Great round up, I think I'd have liked to move into Melody Miller's booth too!

  18. I love that all these blogs I read are posting pictures of the Market. It makes me almost feel like I was there!!

  19. thanks so much for the recap and for taking the time to share with us! :) omg...i *LOOOOOVE* the simply color ombre fabric!!!! *faint* is it just as gorgeous in person? and the print that the pillowcase dresses dresses are made of! waaaah! so cute! do you know when the line is coming out?

    love that art gallery fabrics booth! :)

    thanks again for sharing with us!!! :)

  20. The more pictures the merrier! Loving the idea of hole punched business cards too.

  21. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Love your blog & thank-you.
    Can you by any chance tell me where to find that sweet dachshund pattern in the 5th pic up from bottom? TIA

  23. Great pictures! Total eye candy!


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