Tuesday, May 24, 2016

International Quilt Market Salt Lake City 2016

I am just back from Quilt Market in Salt Lake City and this is "recovery day". Not so much for me, as I fly to Austin, TX tomorrow to go to the Greater Victoria Quilt Guild to lecture and teach a 2 day workshop.  But I just had to share the fun of Quilt Market with you.  Here are photos, not all of which I took:

Betsy Chutchian's new line from MODA
Betsy's display

The Education Team at Carina Gardner's "booth"  This won the Creativity booth award

Some fabrics were soothing

Ben Darby, a guild member of mine, made a block included in this "block challenge" quilt
Ben's block is the hot air balloon 3rd row, 2nd from right--this is NOT Ben but Tim Holtz/Westminster Fibers

Many collections were bright and bold--Free Spirit fabrics

I love Edyta Sitar designs

Laura Heine's booth, a friend, Vicki Thomas, bought this kit to make for her home

Many people took photos standing in front of this RJR display wall

Sue Spargo, bright and colorful

Many vendors featured children's clothing--new moms = new sewers


There are MANY images from Quilt Market on social media.  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  #quiltmarket will bring you lots of viewing excitement. And there is an app for both IOS and Android, for Quilt Market, where many more photos have been posted.  Download to your device from the app store or our website:  Download from this page

We selected fabrics for our 2016 Festival garments that the Education Team gets to make and wear at our shows.  Here is one, "Eternal Sunshine" by Amy Butler for Free Spirit Fabrics:

More details to follow, Team!

We work hard at these shows and I missed several booths I wish I had gone to but we love our job and I so love seeing what is new and exciting in our wonderful, creative, flourishing industry.  Here we are on the last day, packing up the office:

Off to pack for my trip tomorrow--one suitcase full of quilts, one with clothes--which do you think I'll pack first?

Let's Quilt!



  1. Fun to see my block in Tim Holtz's quilt. Thanks for sharing, Barbara, and safe travels.

    1. His booth was too small to display it so when I asked about it, he unfurled it so all could see it for a few minutes.

  2. Such adventures!
    Love getting peeks at the festival. Just 90 minutes from my home. Wish I could have stood at the entrance and met so many blogger friends as they were arriving. : )

  3. What a wonderful event. So many pretty quilts, and meeting so many quilters. Safe travels on your trip to Texas. I know your workshop lecture and teaching will be very educational :)