Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Quilt Market

Hi everyone. Here's whats been happening in my world lately..

I worked at the Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City for the past five days. One of those days I was able to take some time off and attend maket as a shopper for my online store. I met some wonderful new friends, ran into and visited with some old friends, made some new contacts for merchandising my store and found some exciting new products. I will be blogging about these contacts and products over the next few weeks, so come back often to see what I found.

Here are some of the contacts and product lines that I will be talking about:
Pelon Legacy Batting, I will be thoroughly testing these products on my long arm, then washing to test for shrinkage
Windham fabrics, Bella line, I was given a charm pack of this line to make something and blog about it
Art Gallery Fabric, My favorite new fabric company
Liberty Art Fabric, This is so exciting, Liberty is launching a quilt quality fabric line in the US in a competitive price point
Aurifil Thread, They gave me some samples to test on my long arm
Precenthia Thread, They also gave me some samples to test and are sending me some metalic samples for testing, can't wait
Shannon Cuddle Fabric, and I was so excited about this line and the projects they have come up with.
Coats and Clark, History of this thread company
Lots of purse and tote patterns, once I make one, and blog about it, the pattern will be available for purchase on my online store, but only if it passes my construction test..
and more... 
Here is a picture of my "haul" from Quilt Market..

Now as for the McCalls Design Star 2012, the voting for round one is over and I MADE IT INTO THE NEXT ROUND. Thank you to everyone who supported me with your votes. No matter what the outcome, I appreciate each and every one of you!