Fall Quilt Market & Festival–Beautiful Fabrics, Designs

November 07, 2011

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I just got back from the International Fall Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, Texas. Wow! What a dose of color, texture and beautiful designs. I hardly know where to begin. I was there to promote my new Locking Loops book. I was so inspired by the beautiful fabrics, quilt designs, notions and unique finds. Some of the quilts are true masterworks of art. You’ll find everything at the International Quilt Market from traditional to ultra modern in cotton, wool, silks, hand-dyed batiks, and plush colorful designs from companies like Shannon fabrics.  I saw some old friends including the folks at Bali Fabrics booth where some of Virginia Robertson’s beautiful creations were on display. At my book signing, a lady brought a  beautiful locker hooked design to show me (wish I had written down the lady’s name or asked for her card!) I also picked up an autographed copy of Cindy Walter’s new book Fabric PaintingAnd, I fell in love with David Taylor’s beautiful quilt “Marmalade’s First Snow.” Below are some of my finds.

Quilted in Squares

 

"Fabric Painting" by Cindy Walter

 

Enchanted Pumpkin Quilt
Enchanted Pumpkin Quilt in Silks

 

Dolls by Virginia Robertson
Virginia Robertson's Dolls in Bali Fabrics Batiks

 

Locker Hooked Trivet with Face
Locker Hooked Trivet with Shimmery Yarn & Face Accent

 

Hannah Silks
Gorgeous Hannah Hand-Dyed Silks by Artemis, Inc.

 

Shannon Fabrics
Plush & Beautiful Shannon Fabrics

You can turn these beautiful plush fabrics into great quilts, throws and pillows like these cute owls.

Owl Pillows in Shannon Fabrics
Owl Pillows in Shannon Fabrics

 

 

Shibori Silks at Quilt Festival
Silks from Shibori Girl Studios
Singer Sewing Machine
Toy Size Singer Sewing Machine Circa 1910
Marmalade's First Snow by David Taylor

Here’s a larger but less focused version and you can click on this link to see details.

Marmalade's First Snow by David Taylor

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