Market is one of those great, inspiring, tiring, fun, full, long weekends! There are so many things to see, people to chat with, fabric to touch, and aisles to walk. Since all of us couldn't go (boo hoo), as Abs mentioned, Apphia & I struck out with Paps, Nanny, and our wonderful friend Robbi to Houston and International Quilt Market.
Rachel Ashwell's Schoolhouse, where she showed some lovely inspirational photos and her new linen fabric. We already have some of her cotton fabrics, Shabby Chic Treasures, and enjoyed getting to meet her, and get signed copies of her new book!
The lovely Anna Maria Horner's Schoolhouse, where she showed all of her new goodies, including Loulouthi Velveteens! We have 3 bolts of them expected at our studio in December and we are so excited! The velveteen is such a fabulous substrate, and we're looking forward to talking more about it once it arrives (woo hoo!).
Lecien's Schoolhouse is always informative, where each designer discusses their new fabric lines. Here's a quilt made up in some of the sugary-sweet Folk Heart fabrics, by Rosalie Quinlan, coming to marie-madeline!
We adore Pillow & Maxfield, and were so happy to get our picture taken with Val! We're standing in their booth, where they were highlighting their up-and-coming Ooh la la fabric collection, coming to marie-madeline in January 2012.
Michael Miller fabrics always does such a cute job with their booths, and this year was no exception. What a great car! Oh, and they had flavored water which was so yummy. We sipped on it while we ordered fabric.
Dear Stella! We are so excited about this new fabric company. So many wonderful prints... we could hardly choose which ones we wanted.
Calypso was probably one of our very favorite buys from this market. Take a look at all of those bright, vibrant colors! It's due here in January, and we can hardly wait! We orginally just bought a bundle mid-morning, thinking we'd take it back to the hotel room that night, open it all out, and see if we wanted it. What's the use.... we went back and bought it that afternoon.
Oh, and we loved the food so much-- and it was conveniently only two blocks away from our hotel--- we ate it again the next night with Robbi. And we can't forget getting to meet Melissa P in person! We loved getting to chat with her... she's so sweet!
There were so many pictures that there was no way I could post them all. SO! Hopefully I'll put together a group of photos on our facebook page....
xxx Achaia -for all
PS... Did anyone else go to Market??