Hello Everyone,

Quilt Market is all but a blur right now, but WOW when it is over you have the very distinct feeling that you want to be home creating!!!  My mind is racing with new ideas, new products, new friends, and new incentives to create!!!

It seems like there is never enough time at market to do everything you want to do, but you do what you can and LOVE every minute.

My most favorite thing though is seeing old friends and making new ones.

Too much talking here, let's take a look at some of the things that I saw.

Of course being a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor and Shop my first stop was Judy's booth.  In fact, I was there a day early and was able to help her set it up!  That was a first for me, being on the market floor before it was even open.

The quilt above is a new pattern that she will be introducing in the Winter/Spring 2014 called there Fire Island Hosta.  Isn't it a beauty?  I can't wait to make this one myself.  Stay tuned to the shop, because we will have it in stock FOR SURE!!

Here is a look at part of her booth... you can see Judy over there rearranging things a bit.  The quilts look gorgeous!

Another booth that I was sooooo happy to see was Jen Kingwell.  She is an Australian designer who I follow online and adore her patterns.  So yes,  I did purchase patterns that will be available in the shop... just wait until you see them.

This is Halisha who is my distributor for all my yummy Australian M&S Fabrics.  I ordered the ENTIRE new line and they will be int the shop!!

The above is a little sampling of some of the Aussie designs.

Oh and yes... you have to LOVE Alexander Henry's Fabric line Folklorica, right??   Yup, they will be new in the shop too!  I adore all the vibrant colors and designs.

Here is a look at their booth... Whee... Fun for this time of the year!!

Just look at the detail in their booth... 

And my friend and fellow Certified Instructor Cat Wilson had a booth at market too.  It was nice to catch up with her and chat for a while too.  We had lunch and went to the Robert Kaufman party together too.  Great to see you Cat!

Speaking of Robert Kaufman... Yes, there will be NEW Kona in the shop and...

Judy made the Queen Size Feathered Star from a beautiful new line of fabric from Robert Kaufman, coupled with their Radiance.  This quilt turned out just beautifully, very elegant.  I can't tell you how many people were stopping at the booth while I was with my rep just taking photos and touching the quilt.  I purchased all the fabric to kit this.  You too, will be able to make this elegant looking quilt!!  

Another beauty was in Kaffe's booth.  This is Kim McClean's newest pattern done in all Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  Just to die for, don't you think!

Another vignette in the Kaffe Fassett booth... Love the paper dolls, so sweet!

My good friend, Deb Tucker, from Studio 180 Designs was busy in her booth every time I walked by!!    There is a reason they call her the Creative Kingpin.  Yes, I have reordered her rulers and stocked the NEW ones too!!

My friend Nedra and Pat, in their booth... Triangles On A Roll.  I will be ordering these for the shop too!  A great way to make lots of difficult blocks perfect!

The Timeless Treasures booth was awash with Judy Niemeyer quilts!! Don't they look AMAZING??  And the best news is I will be carrying every single one kitted in the same exact way in the shop!!  Woohoo!! 

And if you couldn't get enough spikey goodness... take a look at Jacqueline DeJonge's booth.  Love her patterns and you will be seeing these paper pieced beauties in my shop too!

You just never know what you will see at Market... In the Timeless Treasures booth... Man-eating sharks... oh my!

My friend Pat Sloan in her booth.  She kept floating around Quilt Market.  And I finally got to meet her husband and guess what we talked about...??  Planes!

My friends Kate Colleran and Elizabeth Balderrama from Seams Like a Dream.  Don't you just love their Magnetic Midnight quilt in the blacks and brights?

And of course I sat and had a chat with my pal Pam Viera McGinnis... a.k.a. Pam Kitty Morning.  Always great to see her at Quilt Market!

Last but not least... I will be carrying ALL of Philip Jacobs brand new drop dead gorgeous ribbons in the shop.  They are wonderful!!!

I hope you enjoyed my view of the Quilt Market floor... Stay tuned for more photos of some of the quilts that I saw at the show!!

Until Next Time...
Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, designer, author, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting since 1993 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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