Inspired

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The 2014 International Quilt Market held this fall in Houston, Texas was inspiring as always. And of course, there was no place like Moda! From the beautiful cross-stitch welcome sign to the whimsical fabric yo yo’s to the incredible displays in every single Moda designer booth, the decor delivered as promised…and inspiration was around every corner. Although I wasn’t able to get photos of every display,  here is an inspiring sample of the booths by the Moda designers.

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Kate Spain’s “Tradewinds” quilt pieced in her Paradiso collection was a striking backdrop for her booth which featured two other quilts, accessories, and fabrics!

 

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The Fig Tree booth featured full size and mini quilts pieced in the upcoming Aloha Girl collection. And the “Get Comfy with Moda” tee shirt was a fun reminder of the delightful Moda Schoolhouse presentation.

 

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Basic Grey’s Fresh Cut collection was another inspiring breath of fresh air.

 

 

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And Janet Clare’s More Hearty Good Wishes brought a delightful touch of the sea to the designer row.

 

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The beautiful Color Theory booth display by Vanessa Christensen also featured a variety of projects: quilts in a variety of sizes, clothing and accessories were beautifully pieced in a splash of color!

 

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Another delightful and colorful booth was Pat Sloan’s display featuring The Sweet Life.

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And while there were many things to see in the Minick & Simpson booth, their upcoming block of the month quilt, the Austin Bluebird Sampler quilt was stunning. I’d seen this quilt on-line and could hardly wait to see it in person!

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The Sweetwater booth featured Feed Company…another collection I fell in love with at first sight.

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And Me  & My Sister Designs had a delightful display featuring Bandana!

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I didn’t get nearly enough “people” pictures at this market, but I’m so glad I was able to get a photo of Bonnie & Camille. It was so wonderful to see them together with their gorgeous quilts featuring their upcoming  Daysail colleciton.

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The Laundry Basket Quilts booth featured Edyta’s upcoming Sticks & Stones collection. She also had her new book, Handful of Scraps and a gorgeous journal as well.

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Jen Kingwell’s beautiful Gardenvale fabrics were beautifully displayed in her stunning quilts.

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And Lisa Bongean’s Lakeside Gatherings was presented beautifully in quilts large and small. She also debuted her new beautiful flannel collection.

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Finally…a quilt market post just doesn’t seem complete without a photo and a mention of the beautiful and completely awe-inspiring Ruby Jubilee Celebration of beautiful breathtaking red and white quilts. As soon as I arrived at market I heard about this collection, but I waited to visit this part of the show until just before I headed home…it seemed such an appropriate way to head home…refreshed, inspired, and ready to quilt!

Which of these upcoming collections most inspires you?

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15 comments on “Inspired

  1. fweeatwast says:

    Laundry Basket’s Sticks and Stones makes my heart jump! I love the colors.

  2. Chookyblue says:

    loving the look of sticks and stones………………

  3. kaholly says:

    Janet Clare’s More Hearty Good Wishes really caught my eye!

  4. Vittum Hill says:

    Fig Tree Aloha Girl fabric!! It is beautiful!

  5. Jocelyn says:

    Oh my. great pictures! I would love to see the red and white quilts. I’ve always wanted to make a dozen red and white. And that would inspire me 🙂

  6. Gloria B says:

    Another vote for Hearty Good Wishes by Janet Clare – a real breath of the seaside!

  7. SarahZ says:

    I love Color Theory…Vanessa really nailed it with these patterns and colors! And Gardenvale for the vintage in me 🙂

  8. Debbie I says:

    I love many of them, but the Austin Bluebird from Minick & Simpson has captured my heart!

  9. Jan says:

    I won a fat quarter bundle of Aloha Girl from the Fat Quarter Shop and it is a beautiful collection! I’m searching for the perfect quilt to use this fabulous fabric.

  10. Cathie. says:

    Bonnie and Camille are one of my favorite designers and I love their new line, Daysail.

  11. gloria l says:

    Love the fresh and bright colors of the Bandana line by Me and My Sisters.

  12. Christa says:

    This was my first time at The festival in Houston and it was an incredible experience!! The quilt displays were very fitting for a ruby anniversary! They were stunning!! Thanks for the great pictures of a cherished vacation!!

  13. ArtL8dY says:

    Heart Good Wishes was my fav. http://goo.gl/ima9LF

  14. njquilter24 says:

    lakeside gatherings!!!!!…..always look forward to seeing the new collections from Lisa.
    Kathie

  15. mommamissouri says:

    I love to spend time with family!

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