In exactly one month today I'll be in Kansas City MO, for International Spring Quilt Market.
That is I will be if my passport comes in time.
I finished the quilting on this little quilt yesterday, and now just need to bind it (I'm waiting on binding fabric). Then this little quilty can come to market too and hang out with their friends in the Cloud 9 booth.
I've been trying to make a mental list of what to look for there. If there is anything you want to see in particular, any new line of fabric you want me to grab pictures of then let me know and I'll do my best.
After market last year in our Fat Quarterly round up and newsletter (if you don't subscribe to the newsletter you should, the post market edition was pretty awesome. Even if I do say so myself) I predicted organic fabrics would continue to rise and gain a really strong footing in the industry.
Cloud 9 have recently moved into new premises (actual business premises with offices and the like!) and of all the booths theirs is the one I am most excited to see. The collections they have due for release over this year are so amazing and as people you just want them to become hugely successful.
Monsterz is out now. Here's my advice if you have a child, are thinking you might have one eventually, know someone with a child, are a child at heart - buy this fabric. Seriously, I spent 3 hours straight line quilting yesterday and the boredom was made so much better by these little Monsterz looking at me.
You can find it here and here. Seriously - stock up, you will regret it later if you don't.
I am already getting impatient for Michele's next collection. A happy piratey adventure called Seven Seas. There are pinks for the more feminine pirate (click through here to view more and read more about it on the blog here). Seven Seas ships this Summer.
Alegria is just out. It's shipping now so you can see it popping up in stores like here at Sew Mama Sew. The bird prints are amazing in this collection, it's truly beautiful. Find out more here.
Simpatico is a new collection by Michelle Engel Bensco. To say I'm excited about this is an understatement. I am so desperate to see it in the flesh. So impatient for it coming out. I have a design all planned out for these fabrics - now I just have to wait until the summer. I'll be ok. I can cope. Have a look at the previews on the blog.
So that's who I am most excited to see at market - tell me who you want to see, and if I'm your eyes at market I can get pics and stuff!
(all photos courtesy of Cloud 9 Fabrics - thanks girls!)
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