Thursday, May 31, 2012

Quilt Market Recap - Schoolhouse

Ready for some Market Recap? I'm sorry it has taken me a few days to get all the photos together. I finally caught up on sleep & then had family visiting for the holiday weekend.

Schoolhouse occurs the day before the Market show floor opens. Presentations occur on new fabrics, patterns, notions, books and more. I presented a schoolhouse on my book, Skip the Borders: Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts.

Thank you to Thomas for taking the photos of me & my quilts during my schoolhouse... & thank you to everyone who attended. It was great to have a packed house!

As you'll see from the photos... I talk with my hands when discussing quilts!!

Here is a peek at some of the Book Quilts. The book features 15 quilts. Most are new, but you may recognize a few favorites that have been in magazines over the years. Over the next few months I'll share more about the Book Quilts leading up to the release.

White Stars - Featuring Prince Charming by Tula Pink

Four Patch Shift - Featuring Pick a Bunch by Nancy Mims

In Formation - Featuring Bella Solids

Dot Dot Dash - Featuring a mix of Batik Fabrics

Square City - Featuring Silent Cinema by Jenean Morrison & Stitch by Betz White

Stars and Stripes - Featuring Stitch by Betz White

Raspberry Dessert - Featuring Quilter's Linen by Robert Kaufman

Framed Coins - Featuring Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman & with an assortment of Black and White prints from my stash.

The back of White Stars. I love how you can see Angela's quilting on the back!!


Once Candi & I had the booth all set up we were able to go to a few schoolhouses that other friends of ours presented.

First up was Tula Pink. She told the back story of the development of Night Shade. It involves the Von Black sisters & you can read more on the FreeSpirit blog. Tula had giant quilt backs made that feature each of the three sisters.

Neptunia Von Black

Bella Donna Von Black

Scarlett Von Black

This is Kiss Kiss, one of Tula's patterns.

This is a quilt made from Voile & Cotton.

This is another quilt from Quilts from the House of Tula Pink: 20 Fabric Projects to Make, Use and Love. It is one of my favorites in the book. The book quilt featured earlier lines that Tula designed, this quilt is made from Birds & Bees and Night Shade together.

Space Dust - A new Tula Pink Pattern.


This is the quilt featured on the cover.

She showed off many quilts in the book.

...and discussed the different quilting techniques used.

I'm really excited for the book since it'll give me a language that I can use to tell Angela what kind of quilting styles I like.

Currently I just let her figure out what to do with my quilts. When she asks for an opinion I usually say something about liking all that loopy feathery stuff. {Real descriptive right?!}

It was great to hear Angela talk about what she loves, especially since she is so amazing at it... and I have no desire to figure out how to do it!!


The last schoolhouse we made it to was GenQ. Jake provided a Pinterest lesson. 

It was quite entertaining!


I'll be back soon to share some booth photos!

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mascanlon said...

Very cool Julie! Angela's quilting is so amazing and although I've seen it on your quilts the ones in her schoolhouse are new to me. And clever girl, I never thought of using her book to translate! great idea.

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Wow, so wonderful to see all those incredible quilts, thank you Julie. xo

Josie McRazie said...

great pics, can I just say how in LOVE with Nightshade I am... just sayin!!

Angela Nash said...

I love your stars and stripes quilt! And the spiral on your book is super awesome. Everything you do is so well thought out and user-friendly.

And thanks for the peeks at Tula's and Angela's school houses. They must have been so fun to attend!

Amber H. said...

Looks super fun! And of course, I'm now regretting not buying Tula Pink's book.. I HAD it in my online shopping cart, then changed my mind and took it out! Kicking myself here...

Dresden Quilter said...

Your quilts are amazing! Glad to hear Market was great for you.

Queenie Believe said...

Most excellent post, thanks for sharing your Market trip!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

April said...

I didn't really get to attend schoolhouse, so thanks for the recap! Your quilts are beautiful. Congrats on the book! It was fun to talk to you at the MQG Meetup.

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Great school house post Julie! Since I didn't get to go this spring it's so nice to read great posts about it! :)

Unknown said...

Quilt market looked like it was a blast! I like your quilts and I cannot wait to read your book!