I’ve been away recently attending Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. Quilt Market is a twice-yearly gathering of wholesale venders to showcase their products and sell to the owners of quilt shops and such.
This year, I decided to go and try to give my patterns and cards out to shop owners to introduce myself and patterns, and to (hopefully!) increase my wholesale sales. I also met with some magazine editors I am hoping to do some projects with. All in all, the event is super big, super exciting, and a bit exhausting. I can only imagine how it must feel for those actually investing time and energy in a display!
One of the really fun things about Market is the reveal of all the new upcoming designer collections from the fabric manufacturers. I loved seeing all the pretty things made with Art Gallery Fabrics at their booth, as well as the new Tula Pink range (great color there!), and one I have been super excited about: “Uppercase” from Windham. I was a bit disappointed that Alison Glass didn’t have something new, though )-:
I was happy to be able to have several quilts on display in booths, including Hoffman fabrics (my Archer pattern, Below), my three wholesale distributors, and RJR. For RJR, I made a Tipsy quilt with the new collection, “One Room Schoolhouse” by Brenda Ratliff. See my post about the quilt, Here.
I have quite a bit of fabric left over from the Tipsy quilt, and I would love to share it with a couple of you readers! I have created two bundles of prints from “One Room Schoolhouse”, which doesn’t get to stores until July. Two people can win, you will each get a bundle of fabric. One bundle comes with my Tipsy pattern and the other comes with my Jewel Box pattern.
To enter, leave a comment on this post and answer this question:
I was pretty amazed at the huge variety of tastes and styles at Market, and I know quilt shops vary a lot. So, I am curious: what is your favorite quilt shop, and where is it?
I will choose winners next week, good luck!
Update, June 1st: This Giveaway is now closed…the winners are Rebecca and Lee. I emailed you for addresses. thank you all for your comments! so glad we support our local shops.