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International Quilt Market is mindboggling to me.
The sheer number of exhibitors, the amount of creativity and imagination under one roof! The sum total of knowledge, different techniques, "quilting wisdom" and design experience... just think of it!
How many seams have been sewn... or quilts have been bound? How many patterns printed and packaged... fat quarters folded and stacked?
Apparently, this photo shows only about a sixth of the booths!!
I can only imagine how it might feel to be there. One day, I may get to experience it myself, but for now I am blessed "to be there in stitches", with my distributor and fellow designer Helen Stubbings of Pattern Press and Hugs 'n Kisses.
I was so excited to hear that all One Day In May pattern stock was sold out by the end of day 2!! Of course, orders can still be placed with Helen at booth #1047-49 next to Red Rooster Fabrics, or through the Pattern Press website.
Helen is releasing 2 beautiful fabric ranges at Quilt Market. Primrose Sands and Basically Hugs... as you can imagine her booth is overflowing with new designs and creations using both ranges. Click here and here to see the fabrics for yourself. Helen is also releasing a fabulous new book.
This wonderful display is of the projects from Helen's brand new book, "Simply Appliqué".
All photos courtesy of Helen Stubbings.
If you are spending time at market on Day 3 be sure to stop by Hugs 'n Kisses, booth #1047-49 to say hello.
Frequent readers may notice a little "blog sprucing" has been happening. I've altered the look of the blog a little and there is now a link to my "pattern catalogue" on the top left.
Thank you for reading... 'til next time, when I'll show you my latest releases,
feeling inspired, Melissa x