Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Quilt Market

The weekend before Memorial Day, I got to experience one of the defining events of the fabric world: Quilt Market. While the fall Quilt Market is always in Houston, the spring market travels to different venues, and for the first time in a long time, it was right here in St. Louis. I work part time at a local quilt shop, which gave me the credentials I needed to enter the trade show.
The first night started off with a bang and a little bit of chaos called Sample Spree. It's a chance to grab some new lines before they hit the stores (and at a big discount off retail), and I was pretty darn excited about my haul, which included some new Carolyn Friedlander, Elizabeth Hartman, and Cotton + Steel lines, among other goodies.
On Saturday and Sunday, I was able to go back and walk the show floor, checking out all of the amazing booths and displays. Just take a look at a smidge of what I saw, starting with my favorites by Elizabeth Hartman and Carolyn Friedlander.
And I really love the new Shimmer collection by Jennifer Sampou.
Big Sky, Anna Brady's new line for Moda, was one of my favorites, and she had some of the cutest items in her little booth. That fox!
And Alison Glass had a whole bedroom set up to display her three(!) new lines, Chroma, Diving Board, and Adorn.
Some beautiful thread work at the Aurifil booth. Love these soft colors.
Violet Craft's paper-pieced peacock and feathers quilts were bonkers amazing.
And finally some beauties from Art Gallery, Rebecca Bryan, Latifah Saafir, Amy Butler, and Tula Pink.
I could have taken so many more pictures. It was such a fun time to get a little glimpse of the industry at work. St. Louis, you did us proud!


  1. I LOVE the Elizabeth Hartmann display, it is so creative and the colors are wonderful. Very eye catching! And the Violet Craft peacock quilt is KNOCKOUT. I'm glad you shared these pictures, they sure showcase some amazing talents.

  2. I got a chance to glimpse some of St. Louis Quilt Market. It was an awesome experience. I volunteered over several days of the show. No shopping for the volunteers :( but I did get to meet the awesome Amy Butler and Valori Wells. I meet a few other sewing "stars"... it was awesome.

    I only wish I had more time to view the booths though.

  3. I'm so excited about your post, as I wasn't able to attend Market, and I think my preferences would have followed yours very closely. The detail shots were a really nice inclusion too.

  4. Stunning quilts....wow. I'm in love with the cute fox.


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