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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Going to Fall Quilt Market 2014 ? My Top FAVS for Market Attendees and Non-Attendees Too!

Today I'm delighted to share insights for attendees and non-attendees to Fall 2014 Quilt Market, for ways to learn about new products and have fun.

Quilt Market is a Trade Show that is held twice a year, for those in the businesses.  It is a great opportunity for buyers to come learn about new products and place their orders for items that will appear in quilt shops in 2015.  There are also many opportunities for those in the business to learn how to grow their business by attending various panel discussions, which SewCalGal highly recommends for everyone in the business.  


Schoolhouse at Quilt Market is always a great way to learn, but this year there is a special opportunity that SewCalGal encourages all attendees at Market to attend.  F + W President Sara Domville will announce the results of the 2014 Quilting in America Survey, 10am, Schoolhouse opening.  Don't miss this session and be sure you get a copy of the 2014 Quilting in America Survey.  This is an excellent resource for those in the business to understand trends in the quilting industry as well as use to establish metrics for how well they are doing in the business.  Well worth the nominal expense for this publication and SewCalGal highly recommends it.


Landauer Pub
Has many wonderful new books that they are introducing at Quilt Market.  SewCalGal is anticipating "Recreating Antique Quilts", by Wendy Sheppard, to be a best seller.


Aurifil 
Aurifil Italian Threads

Pop by to meet Alex and the Aurifil team,  for fun, games, yummy threads, as well as learn about their  new thread colors and amazing bundles. Aurifil has partnered with many talented designers to create spectacular  new collections from Edyta Sitar, Sara Lawson, Camelia Roskelly, Bunny Hill, Bari J., Jill Finley, Michelle Scott, Sheena Norquay, Marti Mitchell, Brigitte Heitland, Sue Daley, Shari Butler, Chelsea Andersen, Melanie McNiece, Katy Jones, Judy and Judel Niemeyer, Tasha Noel, Stacey Mitchell, Lynn Krawczyk, and Debra Gabel.

Twitter users may also want to follow Elena Destro (Elly at Aurfil), to learn current insights on Market.  And, of course, be sure to visit Aurifil at Sample Spree in booth #216, 217.


Martingale


Pop by the Martingale Booth #tbd to see all of their new books.  There are still some slots open to meet authors and get a signed copy of a new book, from amazing authors.  But be sure if you didn't pre-register you check in advance, to confirm space for any book signing.  Still, you may want to pop over to attend their Meet the Designer sessions for great fun and inspiration.

SewCalGal anticipates "Nap and Nod" to become a best seller.  Absolutely delightful book!



C&T has many new books that they will be introducing at Market.  SewCalGal is confident that Shape and



Hoffman California International Fabrics has many amazing new fabrics that they will showcase at Market, as well as designers using their fabrics.  This is definitely a booth to visit at Market, as well as at Shopping Spree.



Kaleidoscope Kreator will be introducing a new machine embroidery design collection at Market, Booth #200.  And for those attending Festival, you can also see their new collection.  Absolutely stunning!

Island Batik has released many new fabrics, including blenders.  And they'll be showcasing a variety of designers that have created spectacular quilts using their fabrics.  Another booth you will want to visit at market.


Quilt Market has a large list of events going on. Here are a few that caught my attention and I wanted to share and encourage others to join the learning opportunities and fun:

Friday, October, 24th

11:15 - 11:45am
Merchandising Experts Panel Discussion
Join industry experts in a panel discussion on creative ways to move more product. Speakers:  Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day, Stacy Michell of Shades Textiles, Elena Gregotti of Aurifil & Deb Luttrell of Stitchin' Heaven
Room 362C


Schoolhouse presentation: Casey York (CT Pub)  Room 362D


11:50-12:20pm
Schoolhouse Session: Wendy Sheppard (Ivory Spring), Recreating Antique Quilts,  Room 382A


New Designer Lines with Island Batik
Join Fourth and Sixth Designs and Stacy Michell of Shades Textiles for fun new patterns featuring their new fabric lines for Island Batik!  Also learn tips for promoting these lines and discover complementary products perfect for bundling and upselling.  Speakers:  Barbara Persing, Mary Hoover and Stacy Michell  Room:  362C


Schoolhouse presentation: Elizabeth Hartman (CT Pub) Room 362D


12:25pm - 12:55pm
Schoolhouse presentation: Victoria Findlay Wolfe (CT Pub) Room 362D
1pm - 1:30pm
Schoolhouse presentation: Angela Walters (CT Pub) Room 362D
1:35pm - 2:05pm
Schoolhouse presentation: Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield & Sarah Markos (CT Pub) Room 362D
3:10-3:40pm
Schoolhouse presentation: Valorie Wells (CT Pub) Room 362D
3:45pm - 4:15PM
Schoolhouse presentation:  Sam Hunter (CT Pub) Room 362D

4:20pm - 4:50pm
Schoolhouse presentation:  Sujata Shah  (CT Pub) Room 362D

4:55pm - 5:25pm
Schoolhouse presentation:  Kathy McGee (CT Pub) Room 362D



Saturday, Oct 25th
10am  
Book Signing: Melissa Lunden, Sew A Modern Home, Brewer Booth #1124


Book signing: Kathy McGee, The Happy Bicycle.  C&T Booth #2337


Demonstration: A Flare For Fabric: Creative Projects from the Designers at Henry Glass Fabrics, compiled by Linda Lum  DeBono
Henry Glass Fabrics Booth #608


10:30am

Book Signing:  Myra Harder, Nap and Nod
Martingale Booth #2113


11am
Book signing: Casey York, Modern Applique' Illusions. C&T Booth #2337


Book Signing: Dana Bolyard, Imagine Quilts.  EE Schenk Booth #1528


Book signing:  A Flare For Fabric: Creative Projects from the Designers at Henry Glass Fabrics, compiled by Linda Lum  DeBono
Brewer Booth #1124


Book Signing: Sandi Blackwell, Simply Sensational Square-agonals Quilts.  Landauer Publishing Booth #2305


11:30am
Book Signing:  Kathy Brown, Take 5 Fat Quarters
Martingale Booth #2113



Book Signing: It's Sew Emma (Fat Quarter Shop) team, Fat Quarter Style, United Notions booth #1932


NOON
Book Signing:  Katja Marek, The New Hexagon, Paper Pieces Booth #157



Book Signing:  Molly Hansen, Free-Motion Quilting For Beginners, Brewer #1124



Book Signing: Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson (Sew Kind of Wonderful), Contemporary Curved Quilts.  Landauer Publishing Booth #2305


12:30pm

Book Signing: Dana Bolyard, Imagine Quilts
Martingale Booth #2113


1pm


Book Signing: Jean Ann Wright, Jelly Roll Jambalaya Quilts,  Landauer Publishing Booth #2305


Book signing: Shannon Brinkley, Scrappy Bits Applique'.  C&T Booth #2337


Book Signing:  Amy Ellis, Think Big, United Notions Booth #1932


1:30pm
Book Signing: Melissa Lunden, Sew A Modern Home
Martingale Booth #2113
2pm 


Book Signing: Wendy Sheppard (Ivory Spring), Recreating Antique Quilts,  Landauer Publishing Booth #2305


Book Signing: It's Sew Emma (Fat Quarter Shop) team, Fat Quarter Style, Riley Blake Designs #1512


Book signing: Jera Brandvig, Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern. C&T Booth #2337


Book signing and demonstrations:  A Flare For Fabric: Creative Projects from the Designers at Henry Glass Fabrics, compiled by Linda Lum  DeBono,  Henry Glass Fabrics, Booth #608


Book Signing: Katja Marek, The New Hexagon, EE Schenck Booth #1528


2:30pm
Book Signing: Amy Ellis, Think Big
Martingale Booth #211
3pm

Book signing: Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield and Sarah Markos,
Just for You-Selfish Sewing with Your Favorite SewCanShe Bloggers C&T Booth #2337


Book Signing:  Kathy Brown, Take 5 Fat Quarters, Red Rooster Fabrics Booth #1556


Book Signing:  Melissa Lunden, Sew A Modern Home, Birch Fabrics, Booth #1050 (or 950?)


Grand Prize Drawings - Henry Glass Fabrics, booth #608


Book Signing: Laurel Albright, Easy-Cut Quilts With A Modern Twist, Landauer Publishing Booth #2305


4pm

Book Signing: Jeri Simon, Quilting The Basics and Beyond, Landauer Publishing Booth #2305

3:30pm
Designer Meet & Greet, Martingale booth #2113
4pm 
Book signing: Sam Hunter, Quilt Talk, C&T Booth #2337
6-8pm
An Evening with the Quilt Marketeers.  Deb Luttrell and panel
#331  Rom 310ABDE

Note:  SewCalGal attended a presentation with this panel last year and highly recommends it.  Great way to learn tips to build strong networking relationships in the Quilting industry, as well as to help grow your business.


Sunday, October 26th


10am
Book Signing:  Katja Marek, The New Hexagon, United Notions Booth #1932 10am


Book Signing: Allie Aller and Valerie Bothell Quilting, Just a Little Bit Crazy, C&T Booth #2337


Demonstration: A Flare For Fabric: Creative Projects from the Designers at Henry Glass Fabrics, compiled by Linda Lum  DeBono
Henry Glass Fabrics Booth #608


10:30am

Book Signing: Amber Johnson, Vintage Vibe
Martingale Booth #211


11am 
Demonstration by Kathy Doughty using her fast2cut® HexEssentials.  Giveaway at the end of each demo, but you need to be present to win.  C&T booth #2337

Book Signing:  Molly Hanson, Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, EE Schenck Booth #1528



Book Signing: Ruth Chandler, Modern Hand Stitching,  Landauer Publishing Booth #2305

11:30AM
Book Signing: It's Sew Emma (Fat Quarter Shop) team, Fat Quarter Style,Checker Booth #708/808



Book Signing: Myra Harder, Urban and Amish

Martingale Booth #211
12pm
Book Signing: Carolyn Forster, Quilting-on-the-Go Taking It Further,  Landauer Publishing Booth #2305





Book Signing: Valori Wells, My Life in Fabric with Valori Wells, C&T Booth #2337



Book Signing:  Kathy Brown, Take 5 Fat Quarters, EE Schenck Booth #1528

12:30PM
Book Signing: Katja Marek, The New Hexagon
Martingale Booth #211
1pm 
Book Signing: Karin Hellaby, Sew Simple Hexi-flowers,  Landauer Publishing Booth #2305

Book Signing: Elizabeth Hartman, Patchwork City, C&T Booth #2337


Book Signing:  Myra Harder, Nap and Nod, Shannon Fabrics Booth #2044


Book Signing: It's Sew Emma (Fat Quarter Shop) team, Fat Quarter Style,EE Schench #1528

1:30PM
Book Signing: Molly Hanson, Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners
Martingale Booth #211
2pm 
Book Signing: Janice Vaine, Embroidery and Patchwork Revisited,  Landauer Publishing Booth #2305


Book Signing: Lesley Riley, Creative Image Transfer - Any Artist, Any Style, Any Surface, C&T Booth #2337


Book Signing: Angela Walters, Shape by Shape Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters, Handi Quilter, Booth #632



Book Signing: Shannon Brinkley, Scrappy Bits Applique', Prym Booth #844



Book Signing:  Kathy Brown, Take 5 Fat Quarters, United Notions Booth # 1932


Demonstration: A Flare For Fabric: Creative Projects from the Designers at Henry Glass Fabrics, compiled by Linda Lum  DeBono

Henry Glass Fabrics Booth #608
2:30pm

Book Signing: Heather Schrimsher, Graphic Quilts From Everyday Images
Martingale Booth #211
3pm
Book Signing: Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton (TailorMade by Design), Daily Zen Quilts and Projects,  Landauer Publishing Booth #2305



Demonstration by Kathy Doughty using her fast2cut® HexEssentials.  Giveaway at the end of each demo, but you need to be present to win.  C&T booth #2337



Book Signing: Deanne More, Fabric Play, United Notions Booth # 1932



Book Signing:  Donna Lynn Thomas, Quiltmaking Essentials 1, Prym Booth #844

3:30pm
Meet the Designers
Martingale Booth #211
4pm

Melissa Mortenson, Project Teen, C&T Booth #2337


Monday, October 27th



10am
Book Signing:  Julie M. Creus, Adventures in Fabric - La Todera Style
C&T Booth #2337


10:30am
Book Signing: Deanne Moore, Fabric Play
Martingale Booth #211


11am

Book Signing:  Joen Wolfman, Color Play
C&T Booth #2337


11:30am

Book Signing:  Heather Schrimsher, Graphic Quilts From Everyday Images, EE Schenck Booth #1528





Yazzi has wonderful organizational products and they are introducing some new storage organizers at market. All are high quality, handmade organizers.  SewCalGal wants to encourage everyone to pop by the Yazzi booth #919 to see these great bags.  Be sure to ask about embellishment ideas for these bags, as it is amazing how much fun you can have to make them uniquely yours.



Attendees to Quilt Market shouldn't overlook the benefits of the APP that is available.  You can download at:quiltmarketapp.com 

Quilt Market is also encouraging everyone to stop by the Meet the Teachers area in Hall E (at the back of Aisle F) for a full slate of free demonstrations from Festival teachers and other special presenters. Subjects include everything from threadpainting to traditional blocks and studios to "space blankets."  Additional info can be found at:

See the complete Meet the Teachers schedule for presenter and demo information, as well as dates and times.

See the schedule of Open Studios artists and demonstrations now, and stop by the Open Studios area near the front of the Food Court in Hall A) during the show!



Not attending Quilt Market?

Don't worry. There are ways to learn about all the new products  introduced at Market and have fun remotely.





Fat Quarter Shop is the best "reporter" on Market.  Twitter users can uers can follow The Fat Quarter Shop,  And, Kimberly will be providing daily recaps of Quilt Market with swag giveaways on their Jolly Jabber Blog.

Twitter users may also want to follow  Mary Andra (MahSistersQT), and Quilt Market to hear insights on Quilt Market.  And don't forget if you are attending market, to use the hashtag #quiltmarket in your tweets.

Instagram is also an excellent tool to follow what is happening at Quilt Market. The Fat Quarter Shop and  Mary Andra (MahSistersQT) are two who will be be actively sharing via this tool, but I'm sure they'll be many more.

Non-attendees may also want to participate in the Blogger's Quilt Festival this weekend. While you won't learn about new products introduced at Market, you will have fun seeing many inspirational quilts through this virtual quilt show, as well as have the opportunity to win prizes.  Just click this button for more info.

AmysCreativeSide.com







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