Birch Fabrics uses 100% organic cotton for their fabric lines, resulting in a dreamy softness. Birch included cotton wovens, knits, canvas and double gauze in their offerings at Market this season.
The dress on the left is the Francoise pattern by Tilly and the Buttons. Birch Fabrics also has a free yoga pants pattern available on their website.
These cute bodysuits should look familiar from yesterday’s peek!
Here’s a comfy spot for toddler play – (or sleep?)
Hope there’s sewing in your weekend!
There is so much to take in at Quilt Market that I’m never sure where to start in trying to share it all. Part of the problem is that it is completely impossible to share everything! There are hundreds of exhibitors at Market. Of course there are all the wonderful quilt fabrics one would expect, but there is so much more – needle crafts, new rulers and gadgets, books, notions, machines, supplies for many textile arts, patterns… I don’t even think I saw everything when I was there, and by the end of each day I felt like I had walked for miles.
There seemed to be more clothing shown at this Market than there was at last spring’s market. And there are more fabric companies expanding their knit lines as well. Alison Glass has a new knit line coming out with Andover. Birch Fabrics showed off some of their organic knit collections in an adorable display of baby bodysuits.
Birch was also showing their organic double gauze, which is OH SO NICE.
The International Quilt Association had a special exhibit featuring some of the winners from their annual judged show in various categories. The styles ranged from traditional quilts to more contemporary designs. Some were hand quilted, others machine quilted. The work is amazing.
This quilt is called One Fine Day and it was created by Laurie Britt Piper of Bakersfield, California. The quilt uses raw-edge applique and is fused and painted. It won first place in the Art – Painted Surface category. It is even more stunning in person.
This wedding dress by Yujo Murakami took third place in the Wearable Art category. It was hand appliqued and free-motion machine quilted.
Here’s a closer look at the bottom portion:
So, next up, more from Birch! (Tomorrow.)
I was able to catch Bonnie from Fishsticks Designs for a few minutes, and I have to tell you, she was so nice!
Here are some of the cute patterns from her Market exhibit.
This is the new SeeSaw Dress, isn’t it cute?
In the center of this photo is the Playhouse Dress and the model on the table is showing off the Buttons and Buckles Overalls. See the Katie J. Jumper by the chair? And did you notice the table? It is a wooden ironing board. What a great display idea!
Here’s the Everyday Camp Shirt, The Sunshine and Sandals Shirtdress in the middle, and The Sand and Sidewalk Boardshorts on the right. Those last two are brand new designs, they are listed as coming soon on The Fishsticks website, so you will want to check back later to get those!
I must show you the Monaluna booth with their yummy organics, too, because check out the little dress in the bottom left!
It’s the SeeSaw Dress!
Monaluna recently released a bunch of great new fabrics and they have their own pattern line as well.
First up is this cute quilt from the Sew Fun collection by Beach Garden Quilts & Studio
A closer look at a couple of the blocks:
This one is from the Fresh Batiks line.
This is the Vintage Sunshine line by Ellen Crimi-Trent.
This quilt used fabrics from the American Made Brand and LB Basics.
The American Made Brand is a new venture from Clothworks. It is a pretty exciting idea. The goal of this brand was to produce fabrics made completely in the USA, from sourcing the cotton to milling and dyeing. The results are a collection of gorgeous solids.
If you are a quilter, check out the Farm to Fabric Challenge. It is a juried exhibition of quilts made exclusively with American Made Brand solids and will premiere at Fall Quilt Market. Registration opens June 15th, so check it out!