Our September speaker was Michelle Banton of Little Pup Designs.
Her presentation revealed the stories behind the Quilt Market.
The Quilt Market is held every October in Houson, Texas
and presents the latest and greatest ideas in the Quilting World
to industry professionals only.
Quilt market includes several days of booths, beginning with a day of seminars
called 'SchoolHouse'. Designers and manufacturers use the Schoolhouse
presentations to garner buzz about their new fabric lines and ideas.
The bottom line for all participants is what will sell.
There are giveaways, lookbooks, a Sample Spree where you can purchase new lines
and lots of incredible booths designed to catch the attention of shop owners
so they will push the lines to their customers.
The week after Quilt Market has the Quilt Festival in the same Houston location.
There are also other Quilt Festival sites.
These are open to regular customers rather than restricted to professionals.
Sounds like fun.
Thanks for the look behind the scenes Michelle!
Show & Tell
Ginny G made this quilt in two weeks as a going to college gift for her neighbor's daughter.
The request was for a beach themed quilt in pink and grey.
Ginny did this using the Quilt as You Go method.
Betsey W used a Worlds Fair Block from 1933 to
make this quilt for a baby girl. Betsey machine quilted this one.
Once the binding is complete, this will be gifted well
before our next meeting.
Donna made these two quilts for her Tour Guide in the Azores.
This first one was from a pattern she bought at the Bayberry Quilt Show on Cape Cod.
It was called Summertime Quilt.
Donna made this second quilt for her Tour Guides Father.
It used the Pineapple Blossom pattern from Bonnie Hunter.
Jennifer presented #8 in her series of quilts for her loved ones.
This one is for her Mother In Law and is entitled
Seas the Day.
Susan Webb took a workshop at Ryko and made this quilt.
Molly O made this Color Me baby quilt from an Emily Herrick pattern.
It will be gifted to the first child of an elementary school teacher
who is a friend of her daughter.
Enjoy and Keep on Quilting!