Thursday, May 25, 2017

Spring Quilt Market Booth Tour - Day 3

We're back from Spring Quilt Market with plenty to show! Today is the third day of our booth tour, offering you sneak peeks at our upcoming fabric lines. We're showing the booth displays and new collections from Amy Friend, Cherry Guidry, Amanda Murphy, and Kanvas.

Amy Friend is a new designer for Contempo and we're so excited to have her on board! Her first collection is called Improv

As you can see, Amy has been busy in the time leading up to Market--look at the quilts and pillows in her booth. 


Flitter quilt pattern:

Amy's Bangles & Beads quilt pattern:

Amy's Improv Paper Piecing book fits in nicely with her fabric line! 

Improv paper pieced pillows--love this owl!

 Close up:

 Great detail on this pillow: 

Amy introduced her line and quilts to quilt shop owners:
Click here for a sneak peek at the entire Improv collection by Amy Friend, available in quilt shops this summer. 



Cherry Guidry's booth display featured her new baby-themed collection, called You Are My Sunshine.


Cherry standing with her boy/girl quilt patterns--so sweet! 

These three small wall quilts were inspired by the name of the collection. Adorable! 

Love the large toy animals! 

Look at the detailed applique on this elephant!

Every nursery needs a rocking chair complete with a quilt and pillows.

A tuffet for a nursery? Yes please! 

Who can resist a diaper bag or changing pad made from these cute fabrics?

And of course bibs! 

During the designer showcase, Cherry showed quilt shop owners her fabric collection and all the different ways it can be used. 

Click here for a sneak peek at the My Little Sunshine collection by Cherry Guidry, available in quilt shops end of summer. 


Amanda Murphy's latest collection, Folk Art Fantasy, brings a modern flair to popular folk art motifs. And as a bonus, this palette coordinates with her Sewing Room collection!

The centerpiece of Amanda's booth display was this impressive quilt, Folklore:

Center detail:

Folk Garden: Small applique quilts use motifs from Amanda's fabrics. 

The All Star quilt design; one pattern done in two colorways:

Folk Art Lane: sew your own town! 

Look at Amanda's gorgeous quilting on the Folk Art Flowers quilt:

A cute romper and fabric baskets:

 Love these fabrics!

Click here for a sneak peek at the entire Folk Art Fantasy collection, available in quilt shops this summer. 

The Kanvas booth showcased the new Floral Impressions collection. The fabric line comes in three colorways: Rose/Plum, Black/Ivory and Turquoise/Blue.


Large hexies on the right and the free quilt pattern, Impressive Grid, to the left. 

Pillows the Black/Ivory colorway: 

Turquoise/Blue: A Pink Sand Beach Designs tote bag and two elegant clutches:

The Impressive Grid quilt in the Turqouise/Blue colorway: 

Click here for a sneak peek at the Floral Impressions collection, available in quilt shops late summer. 

Did you catch the first two days of our Quilt Market booth tour? 
Click here to see fabrics and quilts by Nancy Halvorsen, Rose Ann Cook, and Cheryl Haynes. 
Click here to see fabrics by Ann Lauer, Matthew Pridemore, and Jackie Robinson.


Love It? Share It! Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Email

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Spring Quilt Market Booth Tour - Day 2

We're back from Spring Quilt Market with plenty to show! We'll be splitting the photos into three days of posts. Today you'll see the booth displays and new collections from Ann Lauer, Matthew Pridemore, and Jackie Robinson. 

Here's Ann's booth, featuring her new line, Here Come the Sun (hello, sunflowers!). 

Sunflowers are abloom all over--in both Ann's quilt patterns and bags from Pink Sand Beach Designs.

The showstopper--a free quilt pattern for Here Comes the Sun. 

 Ann's not only showing off her collection, she's also wearing it. Check out her jacket:

Sunflowers peeking through in the back.

Showing off her quilts in a demonstration for shop owners:



Click here for a sneak peek at the Here Comes the Sun collection, available in quilt shops in the fall.

Next up is whimsical fun with Matthew Pridemore's Dino Age collection. 

"Friendly Little Dinosaurs" is a free quilt pattern available on our website.

This quilt uses the Dino Age panel, surrounded by a variety of pieced borders. 

Even Matthew's wife, Heidi, got into the fun, modeling a dress she made using the Dino Age fabrics! 

Click here to see the entire Dino Age collection, available in quilt shops now. 

Our third booth display to show today is from Jackie Robinson, called A Wildflower Meadow. The collection features Jackie's signature stripe, wildflowers, and plenty of coordinates! 

Hello, Jackie!


This quilt looks complex, but all the work is done by the stripe. 

A medallion quilt surrounded by the floral stripe. 

Click here for a sneak peek at the entire A Wildflower Meadow collection, coming to quilt shops late summer.

Did you catch the first day of our Quilt Market booth tour? 
Click here to see fabrics and quilts by Nancy Halvorsen, Rose Ann Cook, and Cheryl Haynes. 

Stop by tomorrow to see more of our Quilt Market booth. 


Love It? Share It! Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Email

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spring Quilt Market Booth Tour - Day 1

We're back from Spring Quilt Market with plenty to show! We'll be splitting the photos into three days of posts. Today you'll see the booth displays and new collections from Nancy Halvorsen, Rose Ann Cook, and Cheryl Haynes. 

First up, Nancy Halvorsen's display, featuring her bright new collection, Bree

Nancy showing her calendar quilt, which features a different applique block and word for each month. The quilt is featured in her new book.

A closer look at the quilt: 

It feels like summer at this fresh patio set, with cushions covered in Bree fabric and a cute hourglass block quilt top. 

A closer look at the quilt: 

Nancy's blocks can be used individually, as well, such as for a pillow.

Adorable themed banners and small wall hangings for each month: 

We're thrilled to see your new collection, Nancy! We've missed you!

A few more quilts made using the Bree collection (both are available as free patterns on our website).

Click here for a sneak peek at the entire collection, available in shops this summer. 



Next, Rose Ann Cook, with her new collection Modern Antiques.


Rose Ann's collection was inspired by the antique quilt she's holding here. 

A gorgeous classic quilt design with twelve different blocks, made from Modern Antiques.


Simple half-square triangles pack a punch in Rose Ann’s “Cracker Jack” quilt.  “Churn Dash Candy” is folded in front.  The quilt to the right with the fanned top (Hidden Shoo Fly) is available as a free quilt pattern on our website.  These three quilts are SISTERS Quilts, meaning that each one can be made from one half of one fat quarter bundle (plus backgrounds, sashing and borders. Rose Ann introduced her line of SISTERS Quilt Patterns at the show.

Star blocks in a table runner


Rose Ann shows the quilt she made using her fabrics based on the antique version.  This quilt, called “Antique 4-Corners” is also a Sisters Quilt Pattern.  She made Antique 4 Corners and the Cracker Jack quilt from the same fat quarter bundle!! 
SISTERS Quilt Patterns are available from Rose Ann’s shop, Quilter’s Emporium.

Click here for a sneak peek at the Modern Antiques collection, available in quilt shops this fall.

Cheryl Haynes' booth display features her three newest collections, Pumpkin Patch, Liberty Hill and Chicks on the Run


Cheryl used her Liberty Hill collection to create an iconic Americana quilt, the Liberty Hill Collection Quilt. The pattern can be made into three smaller quilts or combined into the quilt Cheryl's holding below. 


Ready for fall? Pumpkin Patch has all the right prints!


Using Liberty Hill coordinates for a beautiful star quilt.

Cheryl's Liberty Hill quilt on its own.

More details from the Liberty Hill Collection Quilt:

Chicks on the Run--so cute!

Sweet bird and chick themed quilts using the Chicks on the Run fabric:


Click here to see the entire Pumpkin Patch collection, available in quilt shops now. 

Click here to see the entire Liberty Hill collection, available in quilt shops this summer.
Click here for a sneak peek at the Chicks on the Run collection, available in quilt shops this fall.

Stop by tomorrow as we continue our booth tour! 
Love It? Share It! Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Email