Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Welcome to our booth! (Day 1)

We spent the weekend in St. Louis at International Quilt Market, meeting shop owners and introducing them to our newest fabrics. The Painter's Palette Solids (all 168 colors) were definitely the stars of the show! (psst...if your local quilt shop isn't carrying them yet, ask them to contact us!)

Here's the view of half our booth; we'll share the second half later this week. 

If these look familiar, you're right! Jacquie Gering machine quilted these beauties, choosing a gorgeous palette from the Painter's Palette Solids, and we used them in our QuiltCon booth. Jacquie has since added to the collection, and we were thrilled to hang them again! 
...and, since many people asked...these are all done on a regular home sewing machine using a walking foot. You can learn more about Jacquie's techniques on her website or in her newest book, Walk

We have more of Jacquie's work in the booth--she created this quilt using a palette of hot reds and oranges. The quilt is unnamed--we asked attendees to leave a business card with a name suggestion--can't wait to see what Jacquie picks from the entries!

More of a showcase on solids--illusion quilts featuring Painter's Palette Solids, designed by Lisa Swenson Ruble.

Our new Woodland Friends collection, featuring the art of Charlie Zabarte, received plenty of attention at the show. Here the blocks in the panel are assembled into a stuffed block:

And the coordinates create an adorable dress for a little girl!

The America Quilt by Cynthia Wismann hung proudly in our booth again! This art quilt combines Ro Gregg's Valor collection with Painter's Palette Solids to create a design that is pure America. 

And of course the Hashtag quilt made with Painter's Palette Solids, which has become a fast favorite since its debut at QuiltCon. (You can find the free pattern for it here.)

Designer (and quilt shop owner) Maria Pate stands with her bug jar quilt, made using the You Bug Me! collection. We love all the different size and shape jars, as well as the appliqued butterflies and quilted spider webs! 

In addition to viewing and ordering our new collections, quilt shop owners could make some impulse purchases. We brought a variety of precuts and Painter's Palette Solids bolts that shop owners could buy and take home right away. These flew off the shelves, so look for them in your local quilt shop!

One last quilt for side 1 of the booth. Originally a free pattern for the Elemental Lines collection, Maria Pate stitched this version using the neutral palette of the Essentials 2 collection. Find a link to the pattern here.

Thanks for taking part 1 of our booth tour!
See part 2 of our tour here.

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