28 May 2014

Quilt Market Pittsburgh 2014

Rose Red

Well, I've been home for a week now from quilt market in Pittsburgh and I had a great time. I was one of three (!) new designers for Moda and was so happy to make new friends of these lovely ladies. (If you don't already know April Rosenthal and Amy Ellis, you definitely need to check them out. Their new lines are FABULOUS.)
The newbies at Moda. So happy to have met these two. Their new lines are amazing. Congrats @amrosenthal @amyscreativeside #showmethemoda #quiltmarket
So I didn't bring my camera. (I was already bringing so much stuff with me that I really couldn't bear the idea of lugging my big camera bag and all its accouterments.) So you get to deal with my phone camera instead--sorry!
My booth was in the Moda designer section and it was a heavenly place to be. (A big thanks to all the folks at Moda for putting in so much sweat in making it an award-winning booth!) The Moda booth layout was sort of like a town square: the designers' booths surrounded the center sales booth area. (This is the view from my booth.)
My view this morning. #showmethemoda #quiltmarket
And here is my actual booth. Alex Veronelli (Aurifil) volunteered to model the Cottage Canopy and I must say that he looks right at home.
Making himself at home. @alexveronelli. #aurifil
There were several videos filmed at quilt market. Here is the Moda Schoolhouse video filmed by Fat Quarter Shop (I'm in it beginning at about 17:50):
It was really crowded in the room so you don't get to see my full layer cake quilt but don't worry--all will be revealed at a later time... You do get a beautiful shot of the quilting done by the talented Abby Latimer.
You can also see additional videos about my new patterns and fabric filmed by Fat Quarter Shop as well as a booth tour by Moda Fabrics. I hope you enjoy them.
I was excited to show a few new patterns I'm working on including the Rose Red doll at the beginning of this post, but also a Nordic play cape called Wolf Bait that my mom and I are working on together. 
Wolf Bait
It was a week of firsts--my first fabric line showing, my first time to Pittsburgh, and my first time in an ambulance. I definitely could have done without that last one (dang kidney stones!) but am okay. Long story short, I gained a stint while in Pittsburgh and will (finally) have the kidney stones blasted this afternoon here in Lubbock. (Wish me luck!)
In the meantime, my sewing machine is looking rather lonely and neglected. Please bless I can get this kidney stone business behind me soon!
Cartwheel quilt pattern. Fabric is Into the Woods by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique for Moda.