I have a confession to make. As the editor of FaveQuilts.com, I am often spoiled rotten. I get to see all the new quilting technologies coming out (yes, quilters do love technology), receive fabric bundles in the mail (jealous yet?), and sometimes I get to go on free trips just to check out quilting events. This was one of those weekends. On Saturday morning, I embarked on a journey to Houston, Texas to attend International Quilt Market 2015.
If you have never heard of International Quilt Market, it is an international trade show where quilters, fabric companies, and other quilting-related businesses get together in one HUGE convention hall, the George Brown Convention Center.
Absolutely and seriously huge. Look at all those booths!
You may be wondering why exactly we headed to International Quilt Market 2015. Well, dear readers. We took the trek to Houston for YOU! This super fun and a little exhausting trip gave us a chance to connect with companies big and small to co-ordinate giveaways and find some brand new patterns. We have some exciting things coming your way. Stay tuned, readers. It is going to be a very exciting year.
Be sure to scroll down to comment and enter to win a fabulous swag bag!
6 Things I Learned at Quilt Market 2015
You can put just about anything (or anyone) on a quilt. Seriously!
A Polar Bear!
Quilting and technology go hand in hand. From brand new quilting apps (you heard me) to long arm machines that FMQ on their own, technology is totally making its way into this old school art.
Fabric companies have some incredibly adorable style. Check out some of our favorite booths! How much do you wish these little set-ups were your home?
There’s some very exciting fabric lines coming your way this year…. including Star Wars!
Traditional, old school, Native American-inspired, and country quilting fabrics, designs, and projects are crazy popular. We saw SO many fabric tee pees!
Quilters love… in no particular order… owls, elephants, and foxes, oh my! These animals just kept popping up in booths and designs. I’m not complaining!
Quilt Market 2015 was a very exciting adventure and seeing what’s coming out in the next year or so is incredibly exciting. From new fabric lines to upcoming trends in design and technology, the quilting world is in for an exciting year and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.
The editors here and FaveQuilts.com and SeamsandScissors.com felt a little guilty about having such a fantastic experience and want to share it. That is why we are giving away this very exciting swag bag. There’s so much in this prize that we’re not going to list it all…. just check out the picture!
This giveaway has ended! Congrats to Shirley, our winner!
What kind of quilting patterns are you looking forward to making this year?
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