Quilt Market 2009 - Wow Again! (Part 2)
November 12, 2008
happened upon Indygo Junction. Their booth was filled with samples from their apparel and craft patterns. They were introducing their new line of stencils which included an alphabet stencil set I particularly liked. They had used it on the yoke of a child's jumper. The yoke was a natural linen color and the stencil was in a soft black. As soon as I find a great fabric paint, we'll have the stencils. We'll have great ideas from Indygo Junction about how to use them.
Well, I have never been so flattered as when I introduced myself to Jess Goldman at Bananafana Patterns. I walked up to her cute booth filled with samples in fun florals and Chinese Lanterns she had made and hung from the ceiling. I had to see what this was all about. Jess was explaining to another shop owner that she had already run out of flyers the first day, and she made 400. That should give you an idea of how popular she was at Market. I told her I was from Fabric.com and her beautiful smile broadened as she clasped my hand. She's a customer and was so excited that we would be offering her pattern line. And, we will be. Stay tuned in early 2009 for Bananafana Patterns. You'll be glad you did!
We have been carrying Ellen Medlock handbag patterns for a few years. I introduced myself at Market this year. She had a great booth filled with samples of her latest patterns. She has new handbag patterns that use metal kiss clasp frames and chain shoulder straps. She also has a bangle bracelet kit and a clock kit that can feature your favorite fabric. Look for her new patterns in 2009!
We have carried a limited number of Kwik Sew patterns in the past. I spoke with the gentlemen at Kwik Sew. We will be carrying many more of the Kwik Sew patterns in 2009 than we carried in the past. I like Kwik Sew for their great instructions, paper pattern pieces and simple styles. They are known for their patterns using stretch fabrics especially. Those are the ones I find easiest to fit for me. Easy to make, too.
Another booth decorated so beautifully I could not resist was Serendipity Studio patterns. Kay picked out the perfect fabrics to match the color palette of her booth. It was a calm vision among the chaos. I marveled at all the pretty things and couldn't believe I had not found her patterns sooner. She had a jacket there that was a minty green confection with a sash tie and tiny tulle ruffles around the neck. Being the curious fabric collector I am, I turned the hem of the sleeve to the inside to see what kind of exotic fabric this was. I still didn't know! It looked like a cotton eyelet on the top, but it was fleece on the back...hmmm....When I sat down to write my blog, I went to her site to get a little more information. The jacket is built on a sweatshirt! No way! I cannot wait to get the pattern and see how this works. It had shape and structure unlike a sweatshirt. She has sweet tops and a great trench pattern, too. Coming Soon!
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