There they are. . . the darlings of Sample Spree. . . fabrics bundles, jelly rolls, & layer cakes.
Sweet medicine to heal whatever ails a quilter's heart. These happen to be from the Moda table. . . & are from the upcoming line, 'Rouenneries' from French General. (. . . & yes - I bought one of everything they offered in this line!)
The room is filled with tables that represent designers, & other fabric companies - & at some point each of the tables is swarmed with quilters . . . but everyone knows. . . the company that really makes a huge impact (. . . like get out of the way when they open the doors - or else you'll really understand the meaning of 'impact'!). . . is Moda, & their multiple tables . . piled high . . . with the newest Moda releases.
Here they are before the doors open - creating the mini towers of wonderfulness. . .
. . . & here is sweet Debbie Outlaw, & Debby Duckworth (Ducky!) waiting for all the 'fun' to begin! (Debbie had an idea of how much I was loving the Rouenneries line. . . & do you notice that she is keeping a hand on the bundle on the top of the pile. . . just in case. . . ?!)
. . . then the moment finally arrives. . . the doors open. . . & it's time to high-tail-it to safety - if you are anywhere near the Moda tables. Seriously - it is honestly as much fun to watch the folks line up to get pictures of the "rush"!) As fast as they can fill the bags & write up the receipts - the Moda workers work in teams to get folks what they want. . . FABRIC!
The next morning - the Market floor opens, & you are greeted by charming faces such as these, Bonnie (Cotton Way) & her daughter Camille (Thimble Blossoms). They are a mother & daughter design team with their second Moda line, Simple Abundance, making it's debut at this Market. Aren't they cute!!!? (Sorry for the poor photo quality - as the morning light into the convention center was intense!)
Here is Bonnie's quilt, 'Life's Journeys', hanging in one of the Moda booths . . . I just love this line! (& this quilt!)
This is the Minick & Simpson booth. . . (I missed getting Lauries photo. . . but I couldn't help myself & took this photo of her wonderful new quilt, 'Coastal Lily', made from their new line, 'Wiscasset. I think it's stunning. . . !
This is another Moda line (that is making me drool) - & it's the new 3 Sister's line called Aster Manor. (I keep my bundle by my bed & have been playing with the fat quarters every night!). . . so pretty!
Then I got a sweet surprise & found, in the United Notions booth, my 'Frosted Windowpanes' quilt - made from the soon to arrive, 'Glace' line by 3 Sisters. Moda is even making kits for this quilt . . . so if you are interested - ask your local quilt shop! (& I know that FQS is also taking reservations for the kits!)
Before we leave the Moda area, I just had to show you this adorable little stitchery from Kathy Schmitz. I just love Kathy's designs & I always have to get a bundle of her stitchery patterns! Although it's really hard to choose, this one was my favorite . . . (can you guess why?!!) :o)
So there's a little more of Quilt Market. Tomorrow. . . my big Market blunder. . . (sigh).