I recently attended the Spring International Quilt Market in Minneapolis. As most of you probably know, it’s the largest trade show for anything related to quilting – fabrics, patterns, notions, threads and more and is a kaleidoscope of colors. I took so many photos so am dividing my Quilt Market review into two posts – check back for all the beautiful quilts on display.
Quilt Market started off with gloomy, rainy and very cool weather, but it turned warm and sunny for two days before it turned ugly and stormy again. Minneapolis is a great location for Quilt Market when weather doesn’t cooperate as city has a system of skywalks going from building to building so that you don’t have to go outside. The Minneapolis convention center is pretty and in looking at this photo, looks like the inside of a space ship with the large domes.
I always enjoy seeing an American Flag Quilt and especially so at this show since Memorial Day was the following weekend. This large quilt was displayed in a booth but I, unfortunately, did not get the name of the booth.
With these beautiful threads and colors behind me, you can see why I enjoyed working in this booth. Yummy!!!
One of my amazing friends, J. Wecker Frish, has a new fabric collection “Letter Stitch” with Quilting Treasures and were displayed beautifully in the booth. Janet always adds such detail and antiques in her displays.
I also loved the new fabrics “Owl in the Family” by Desiree’s Designs.
And for kids, Quilting Treasures has the fabrics for the 1 in a Minion from “Despicable Me”. What kid wouldn’t want a quilt with this fabric!
I’m a huge fan of Downton Abbey, and always get a smile with anything associated with the spunky Dowager Countess. Pink Sand Beach has an exclusive for the Downton Abbey patterns and fabric kits.
June Tailor is another favorite booth of mine – it’s always so beautiful, colorful and always has some wonderful new quilt tools and notions.
A new item by June Tailor is “Quilt As You Go Pre-Printed Batting” that comes as a complete quilt and four block designs” that are a piece by number construction.
I also love the Thread Mate Spool and Bobbin Pegs from June Tailor, a really great item to let you keep your spool of thread and bobbin together. No more searching for the right threaded bobbin as you get ready to sew. It’s the little things like this that makes sewing and quilting easier.
Quilt Market is not all walking the aisles. There is always the time for fun with friends. Taking selfies by friends in the News Room for dinner – Jackie Frisch McClenning, Janet Wecker Frisch, Loralie and Ann Regal.
And I enjoyed spending some time with the people from Quilting Treasures. That really tall paper mache in the back is Freida.
This is a different view of one of the domes over the convention center. While looking at it from a distance, it might look like a space ship, but looking straight up, it looks like a quilt pattern, which made it perfect for Quilt Market.
Please check back, as I’ve already started writing another post about Quilt Market to show you some really amazing and gorgeous quilts that were displayed.