We had the pleasure of attending Quilt Market a couple of weeks ago in Kansas City. It was our first one we had gone to and it was quite the experience. The night before Quilt Market opens some of the vendors participate in what they call “The Shopping Spree”. The purpose of this is to get the new collections into the hands of shop owners. You stand in line for over an hour to hold your spot. Of course the anticipation rises as the line grows longer. When they open the doors everyone goes running in and you try and grab what you can to buy. Its not that the prices are cheaper its just the fact you”ll have it before any other store will.
We also had the pleasure of meeting Patience Griffins, who is a designer for Northcott Fabrics. We are to announce that we’ll be carrying her line this coming Fall.
I have to say the fabric manufacturers have some beautiful fabric coming out the rest of this year. One collection that we have coming in the month of July is “Dragons” by In the Beginning Fabrics. This collection is so neat and a must for anyone who loves dragons. If you have anyone in your family or friends that loves dragons you should consider a quilt kit and make this for them for the holidays.
I am hoping to start introducing you to the new lines we will be carrying later this year.