Hello friends! We just got back from the spring International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, PA, and we had such a great time! It always feels like an insurmountable task the month before the show, but somehow samples get sewn (thanks to Karen at One Girl Circus and all you other helpers), materials get designed, props get ordered and delivered, and it all comes together. This show was a breeze, thanks to our dear family in PA (and the road-trippers from TX) who pitched in and helped. These days I get precious few minutes out of our booth, so I didn’t get any photos of the rest of the show, but I have a bunch of shots from our booth to share. We had a lot to show off this time, with two new woven collections (Haven and Under the Sea), two knit collections (Marrakech and Meadow knits, both due this August/September), and new sewing patterns (out next month).
First of all, the David L. Lawrence convention center is gorgeous! I truly never thought I’d use that adjective to describe a convention center, but as they go, this one really is nice. Lots of natural light from skylights and big windows overlooking the river, and that makes spending 3 solid days indoors much, much more enjoyable. In fact, the whole city really was lovely, and the fact that it was raining much of the trip made it even better, since I’ve almost forgotten what rain feels like.
This is what our booth looked like upon arrival…
… and once we’d finished with it:
We created little vignettes of each of our new collections, along with some of the inspiration photos and early sketches of the collection. Here’s the Haven group:
This photo shows off the gorgeous Euclid Avenue quilt by Sassafras Lane Designs:
Here’s our vignette for Under the Sea (though i just noticed our little boy is missing his shirt… that came last minute before the show):
And this photo shows the Tatami Mat quilt by Lunden Designs. I LOVE how well this quilt pattern shows off the fabrics! Also, notice the adorable Shelby Satchel by Sassafras Lane Designs.
We had some darling samples using our Fox Hollow collection, and our Woodland Knits (special thanks to Fishsticks Designs and Olive Ann Designs)!
AND we have three brand new sewing patterns coming out next month! The adorable Ella Dress, the skater shirt and the Solstice dress and tank/short set (for knits) will all be available by the end of June. (Check out the stunning turquoise sewing machine that Karen at One Girl Circus lent me to use in the booth!)
I can’t believe the show has already come and gone, but the next one will be here before we know it!