MCM #73 – Quilt Market News

Welcome to Monday everyone, and another edition of Main Crush Monday. Let me tell you, I just got home from Quilt Market a few hours ago and my head is spinning, spinning with all the…..for lack of a better word, stuff! I met so many people, learned so much, and saw gorgeous new fabric lines. It will take a bit of time to process and I’ve taken lots of notes to help keep my head on straight. And talk about MCM – I have enough to crush on for the next month!

As promised, I took plenty of pictures and I’ll be sharing them here with you over the next few days. So let’s get started with what I’m crushing on this week!

One of the coolest patterns I saw at Market was Alphabet Soup by Julie of Jaybird Quilts. All the letters and numbers can be made with no Y seams and can be used individually or together to form any words/sayings you want. Very, very cool and I can’t wait to get my own copy of Alphabet Soup.

See that Cooking Cutter quilt on the left? It’s a new pattern being released in addition to the Alphabet Soup book. It was difficult to get a good picture of the booth because there were so many people there – it was a popular booth!

Alphabet Soup Jaybird Quilts

Look at this banner! I want to make one for my sewing room, as well as personalized ones for my baby niece and nephews.

Jaybird Quilts Alphabet Soup banner


When I saw the Hello Jane fabric line by Allison of Cluck, Cluck Sew, I knew I had to have it. I have a client who wants a quilt using aqua, teal, and purples and Allison’s line will be perfect. I was able to bring home a bundle of these fabrics and I’m excited to start sewing with them, they are so lovely!

Here’s a pic of part of the Cluck, Cluck Sew booth:

Cluck Cluck Sew Hellow Jane booth

And here is one of me being a stalker, um, fan with Allison: 🙂

Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew

Another fabric line I wanted to see in person was Gingham Girls by Amy Smart. It did not disappoint!

Gingham Girls

I didn’t get a picture of the pattern used for the bag shown below, but I wanted to share it with you because I love the way it looks in these fabrics. I’m sure I can find the pattern name/maker by checking out the Riley Blake blog. If you find it before I do please share it with us. It’s so darn cute, I want to make one for myself!

gingham girls handbag

And of course I had to grab a picture with the designer herself….

Amy SmartSee how Amy looked right at the camera lens and I was spacing out somewhere?? It’s hard to remember to look in the right spot when taking a selfie!

Okay, I have lots more to show you but it will have to wait; I don’t want this post to be overly long.  After all, this is MCM and I want to see the projects YOU are working on.

Please share with us what has you excited to be in your sewing space. You can link any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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About Beth

I’m a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get “licking the spoon” mixed up with “licking the fabric”!!

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20 Responses to MCM #73 – Quilt Market News

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  2. Great post! I so enjoyed your experiences. I’ve been to market in Houston years and years ago, but it was so much fun and inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Sally

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  4. Loved seeing your market pics, thanks for sharing!

  5. Laura Piland says:

    It was SO great to meet you, Beth!! I’m still sorting and processing too! Wish I could attached photos with my comment – I’d add the photo I took of you “with” Victoria Findlay Wolfe! 😀

  6. Thanks for sharing your news from market! As someone who can’t go, I love to see and hear what’s going on. How exciting to be able to meet so many sew-lebrities!

  7. Tish says:

    I can’t wait to hear about all your Market adventures! I bet your head is spinning and you are pooped from all the fun 🙂

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  9. I love it – a stalker fan – how cute!! Glad you had a great time and can’t wait to see more!

  10. Your selfies are so cute!! Allison!! Ahh, just bought some more of her fabric, own a few of her patterns, she’s awesome. Love seeing market through your eyes, and can’t wait for more!

  11. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Beth,
    It looks like you had a fabulous time . . . and I cannot wait to hear more details. ~smile~

  12. SarahZ says:

    I loved your IG feed from market! It looks like we are on the exact same page when it comes to new fabric collections!!!

  13. It sounds like you had a great time. I definitely like seeing the big smile on your face in the photographs. Welcome home and I look forward to living vicariously through you as you continue to recount your experience. 🙂

  14. Nann says:

    Oh, that alphabet! I need to look that up. Thanks for the great report, MB.

  15. Wow, I wish I would’ve been tagging along with you. It looks like you had a blast! I love that bag!

  16. Thanks for the market report!! The future looks like too much fun!!!

  17. Quilt market looks amazing, thank for sharing your experiences!

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  20. Very fun stuff. Thanks for sharing all the new stuff going on. That new line from Cluck, Cluck, Sew is gorgeous. I can see some stash acquisition coming on!

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