Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Australian Quilt Market- Melbourne

Some gear I brought back from Quilt Market. NEW Sweet Rolls, Amy Butler patterns and flyers , with brochures from all sorts!
Leanne Beasley, Rosalie Quinlan and Gail Pan from Creative Abundance.

Amy Butler and me!

The biggest highlight at this year's Quilt Market (for shop owners), was meeting Amy Butler. She is so delightful as well as so clever and inspirational. I sat in on 2 of her presentations as well as chatted for ages with her @ the end of Saturday's market. She kindly signed a copy of her 'Midwest Modern' book for me also. Her longer presentation was about her and her family; David and 3 cats, her home(s) and her designing. The full room was silent, listening to every lovely word she said while watching her wonderful video.

Throughout the days, I saw some great new fabrics especially Amy Butler's Midwest Modern II as well as Moda's newies (of course). My favourite being a retro, 'Sweet' by Urban Chiks. We have in stock new Layer Cakes in 'Sweet', 'Flag Day Farm' and 'Urban Couture'. Jelly Rolls and the new Sweet Rolls (1 1/2" strips) in 'Sweet' and Charm Packs in 'Flag Day Farm' and 'Soiree'. Keep a look out for the 'honey buns' - 2 mini 'sweet rolls' in a box with pattern! Devine! Limited though.
We now have some pre-cut bindings on the roll (which I've been thinking about for ages..).

Another highlight was chatting with the Creative Abundance gang. A great booth full of new inspirational gear from Rosalie Quinlan, Gail Pan, Leanne's House, Melly and me, Lynette Anderson, Cinderberry Stitches, Candlelight Creations and Janelle Wind.
Pattern Press was always busy too. Helen Stubbings, now with 'The Quilted Crow' girls and 'One Red Robin'. These delightful girls are always good for a chat! Not forgetting Marg Low, Kerry Guillespe and the gang from The Birdhouse and Hatched and Patched.
One of the busiest booths was Highland Quiltworks, selling masses of Amy's books! As well as XLN selling her fabrics and having her signing her books. Madness!
We have a wonderful industry, with delightful people. So nice to catch up with good friends and acquaintances. Especially nice to have a surprise visit by Deb from Geelong. Such a dag!
As well as my travelling partner and friend, Dianne.


Gail said...

Hi Jane,
so nice to talk to you at AQM....what a great weekend! Don't we all love Amy!!!

Lorraine said...

wow.....so many new things...I will be up next weekend to check out all the newness and learn how to make a tea cosy.....looking forward to it!

Daisy Jayne said...

WoW..Sounds like you had a fulfilling weekend ....I am totallly jealous ****