It’s been a whirlwind these last few weeks (in fact the whole year!) but I finally found time to sit down and share with you our experience at the recent International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas. The International Quilt Market took place October 26th-28th (always over my birthday wouldn’t you know it!) and is THE PLACE to see all the new fabrics, patterns and products by shop owners and industry professionals before they arrive in the shops some six months later.
We didn’t have a booth this time around but rather chose to “be free” and able to roam the show floor – this was a first for us and very liberating! As always, Market is full of seeing old friends, meeting new ones , super fun antics and just an all around generally inspiring, terrific quilty experience!
We debuted six new patterns for Quilt Market – You can see them below in the slide show, and we’ll highlight each of these new patterns in future blog posts, but all are available for order in our Colourwerx shop right now!
We had several versions of our new quilts displayed with various companies throughout the quilt market floor.
First, we collaborated again with our good friends at Island Batiks and five of our quilts were displayed in a special preview window at the front of the Island Batiks Booth (slideshow below). All of these quilts were made using the new and super gorgeous Jewel Box Batik Collection designed by Kathy Brett Engle for Island Batiks and coming to a shop near you in February 2020. Check out the fabrics in the link above! Just lovely!!
We also collaborated again with our partners at Free Spirit Fabrics and always welcome opportunities to make our new patterns using Kaffe Fassett’s newest fabrics or other beautiful collections coming soon. Here’s our PaintBox pattern in both the Warm and Cool colorway of Kaffe’s new fabrics- arriving in shops in February 2020 and we will also have kits available too.
We also made our new Waterfall pattern in Martha Negley’s newsest fabric collection called Veggies – I am super in love with the rich jewel tones of Martha’s newest collection and the vegetable designs of carrots, beets and cabbage are to die for – it partners super well with all things Kaffe and I just love it .
Continuing on with our collaboration and great friendship with Christa Watson of Christa Quilts.com – I was thrilled when she asked if I would make our new Paint Box pattern in her new fabric collection called GridWork. Of course I would! Here’s the finished version and of course a cute picture of Christa & I in her colorful booth at Quilt Market. Her new fabrics, GridWork will be coming to your local quilt shop in February!
We also formed a new relationship with Windham Fabrics and their popular fabric designer, Carrie Bloomston. You all know Carrie by her popular fabric design, Love Newsprint that we sell in our Colourwerx shop right here!
Carrie’s fabric collections are always full of whimsical motifs and adventures and mostly have a collage look with super beautiful color palettes of magentas, turquoises and golds. Her newest collection “Wish” was fabulous and fun and we were thrilled to make our ModBlossom quilt for display in her booth! Carl and loved meeting Carrie and also love her new Wish fabric collection which will be coming to shops in the Spring!
Last but not least and perhaps most exciting, because we were free to roam the show floor, we were finally able to share our fabric design portfolio with many of the fabric companies’ design directors. We can’t say anything just yet, but Carl and I were super pleased by the positive feedback we received regarding our fabric designs and are excited to explore this additional design avenue in our business! Look for more news on this in the very near future! 🙂
Until your next colour fix – thanks as always for following along and Happy Fall! L&C xxoo