Schoolhouse Series Quilt Market Portland
First up for Quilt Market is the School House Series. If you don’t know what this is, it is 30min or 15 minute blocks of time where you get to choose from one of 10 lectures to see… all day long. I think there’s a total of 8 or 10 time slots on all things from all vendors at market. It is a really cool set up. AND the lectures generally always have FREE STUFF. So what did I see?
I’ll be honest, I only took in about 5 lectures…. and I might not have photos from all 5, but I’ll share what I do have.
First up- Heather Bailey’s lecture on her new embroidery patterns. More on her when I write my “Booth Love” blog post.
Next, Bill Kerr of Ringle and Kerr. They have a new fabric line, Passports, with Andover Fabrics. It was great to see his quilts and hear him talk about his travel inspiration for this bold, colorful line. I say bold, but they way the prints are designed, they are very blendable in all sorts of designs.
I have to be honest, travel, passort ports and “international” seemed to be the underlying them of this market. Everything seemed to be about “worldly” to me. Maybe it’s just the booths I saw. I’ll be interested to hear what everyone else’s Trend Take Away was.
Where did I go next- Ah, to the Martingale Schoolhouses. I am a contributing author in the Modern Baby Book, which had a time slot. We each got to talk about what inspired our modern quilt and how it was made. Check out the other authors!! What an amazing bunch and that isn’t everyone. Pictured, are just the gals that happened to be at market and didn’t have any other commitments at that time.
Side story- I’m the one on the far left. The one with the crocheted shirt from Kohls. See how my badge (And I guess all our badges) are in the middle of our shirts. Yeh- well, mine is covering up a big Korean Spicey Pork stain from lunch. :/ This school house was right after lunch and thank goodness for the badge, helping me not look like a kid who shouldn’t be allowed to wear white on presentation day!!!
I stayed to watch the next school house, which was Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe school house. I didn’t realize this book was in production for a couple years and it is just now releasing. With great fan fare- check out these great quilts which were at the MQBU trunk show/class.
Seriously inspiring quilts. I’m certain I need this book. Like, Modern Baby, this book is a collaborative effort, so all the designers have quite different looks and different styles. These quilts are just a few.
Last up was my very own school house for Hexagons Made Easy. Where are the pictures? Well, funny you ask. I have zero. I know Martingale grabbed some, so as soon as those are available, I’ll share them with you.