Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Groupie Continued

Hmm. Blogger is acting up tonight. I'm going to pick up where I left off.

Erin McMorris (of Park Slope fame) has a new line coming out called Weekends that includes a few laminated prints. During her Schoolhouse presentation Erin show us pillows and other projects where she pieced in bits of the laminate with the regular quilting cotton to give shine and dimension. Cool idea! And I can tell you now that the bicycle print is going to be a big hit.

Let's see, who's next? How about Lizzy House? I can't WAIT to get my hands on her new line called Castle Peeps.

Lizzy was funny and dynamic during her presentation, which was completely packed by the way. Andover was giving out tote bags as we were leaving, but the Castle Peeps bag was gone by the time I got to the door. SOB.

Care to see an amazing Castle Peeps quilt?

I never got a very good shot of Anna Maria Horner, although I enjoyed chatting with her about balancing work and family. She attributes her prolific output to working really fast and perhaps the fact that her oldest child is a girl, i.e. she helps out. You mothers of boys will know what I'm talking about.

Anna Maria has a new fabric line coming out this fall. Once again it will include voile (hurray!) and she'll have some velveteen prints, too. Very exciting.

Here's AMH signing copies of her new book, Handmade Beginnings.

And oh, look at her booth. Again, photos don't do it justice. The colors! The textures! Words fail me.

Here's her lovely assistant modeling the Study Hall Skirt.

Phew! I still have a few more designers to tell you about, but now it's time for bed. Tomorrow I'll fill you in on Amy Butler, Sandy Klop, Patty Young (sheesh, she has good photos on her blog), and Sandi Henderson. Good night!


  1. We are all fabric groupies!

    HUGS from the Deep South :0)

  2. Thanks for sharing the photos of market! So fun to find another blog from Minneapolis! I agree on the Erin McMorris prints...can't wait to get the bicycle one!!!

  3. About Me, thanks for reading and thanks for the hugs :)

    Alyson, I love your blog and your work. Will I see you at the June Modern Quilt Guild meeting?