Thursday, May 20, 2010

SchoolHouse at The Quilt Market

Oh my Goodness!!!!!  First I would like to say that I am totally awed by the number of comments for the AllegroFabrics $20.00 gift certificate giveaway.  I am going to offer another $20.00 if we reach 200 comments by Sunday night.  I am reading every single comment and enjoying all of the positive remarks from all of you!
Today at Quilt Market many presenters gave sneak peeks of their new lines, showed tons of cool samples and offered tutorials.  They call this event SchoolHouse.  It was hard to pick and choose which sessions to attend.

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This is the newest line from Pillow and Maxfield.  This delightful creative duo designs for Michael Miller.  I sold out their collection very quickly last fall and I know this one will go fast as well. They offer a few colors ways and one is perfect for holiday.  Their samples are so eye catching!  What do you think?
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I am always looking for new kids patterns and this in particular from Amy Butler is perfect!  It's a simple to make hooded raincoat, perfect for all of the laminates that are coming out.  This is one of her own patterns and I will be buying it for sure...An you can bet that LilyandEbony will sew up a few samples!
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Here is a very interesting sample of Princess Bella Pattern from Izzy and Ivy.  This is made using Australian Aboriginal fabrics from a line that I am highly considering buying into...these are MILD prints compared to the majority they create...It's just such a stunning dress in these lovely prints.  I do not know if Izzy and Ivy has any NEW patterns out...will report back on that tomorrow!
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Patty Young had a very nice presentation featuring the new Michael Miller Knits.  This lovely quilt was made with the knits!  We all got to touch it...soooo soft!
She also had a video demo of 5 different ways to hem with knits...it included methods from professional to home sewing with a very old machine.  I took copious notes which I will post when I get home and include a copy with every yard of knit fabric I sell. 
Patty is wearing a very sweet little top and skirt she made with the knits...It looked sooo cute on her...my pic does not do it justice!

10 comments:

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Awesome colours and I'm loving some of the items created in the top picture!

Lightbringer said...

Great pictures. I like the Amy Butler fabrics best.

LilianEveDesigns said...

well I have been out of the craft room due to "life" for a few weeks now but checking out your blog and the gorgeous fabrics has me excited about some new, spring project ideas:)!!!

Debbie said...

Love the Pillow and Maxfield! Thanks so much for giving us a sneak peak :) Have a great time!

happy said...

I am a fan of Michael Miller collection too, O.. I want to touch that quilt :)

Renea Lynch said...

drooling!!! Must wipe off monitor! ;) MUST HAVE MICHAEL MILLER!!!! (knits that is...) lol

sweet tea said...

Can't wait to try out some of the new knits! And, will definitely need your notes on sewing with them! ;) Thanks Linda! Look forward to reading more! Have fun!

Karen said...

OOOO will the copy of knit "tips" be included with the Patty Young knit order?? I SO wish I could be there!! The quilt is just to die for!!

Simple Southern Happiness said...

Oh my, looks like you all are having a good time. Wow on the white room with the trees and ruffles. Have a safe trip.

Marcia said...

The Pillow and Maxwell photos are great. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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