Sunday, November 20, 2016

Quilt Market 2016 and the Launch of Urban Artifacts (Part One of Two)

First, I have to say that I am both honored and humbled by the outpouring of support from everyone who lent a hand in getting the fabric designs and resulting objects created for my premier line.  It takes a village, people.  I'm grateful beyond words.  I'm fortunate to know so many talented and creative artists who were willing to make something for me.  The following will show some of the lovelies that graced my part of the RJR booth.
These are the ones I had to leave behind....

Here we go!  I failed to get a photograph of the back of my car:
packed to the ceiling!

Linda Fitch and Vanessa Stevens created this gorgeous wall using strips of 
all the new fabrics from every line as well as spools of the new line of Sulky thread 
created by Cotton and Steel.  It was amazing.  
Here Jamie and I pose (sorry the light isn't very good).

Each designer for RJR was asked to create a quilt block to be part of
this "Share A Common Thread" quilt.
Stop by again on 11/29 to see my block and how I used it in another project!

My friend Danielle Wilkes used her cutter to create the 
bee and the lettering used here.  I love my sign!

Here I pose with some of the wonderful objects made with Urban Artifacts.
The "Family Game Night:  Parcheesi" quilt behind me will be 
a kit available through RJR when the fabric begins to ship.

The other kit, "Curvaceous", will also be available through RJR...

Deborah Boschert made these fantastic Beetles!

Bugs In Boxes!

Kathy York made "Boulder Field" and it is amazing!

Allison Chambers created "Palm Springs".....

Sherri McCauley created a gorgeous Improv quilt!

Debra Barnes constructed "Shimmering Stars" and it really does shimmer!

and Gina Pina quilted it!

"Vintage Pole Lamps" was designed and constructed by me 
and quilted by the amazing Jen Eskridge of Reannalily Designs!

My friend Edna Guerra created this whacky google-eyed shark baby towel 
and a beautiful liner for this vintage sewing basket (complete with a built-in pincushion.

So many gorgeous pincushions!  These are by Linda Kirk, Frances Holliday Alford,

These pincushions are made by my friend Rene Martinez 
of ReneCreates.

A few other happenings or places I visited n the limited time I wasn't in the RJR booth:

Some crazy poses in the RJR Relax and Refresh lounge
and photo booth.  Here I am with Lynette Anderson and Jamie Fingal.

Deborah Boschert at one of her book signings.  

Jamie Fingal and Kathy York pose with their Mistyfuse images on packaging

I pose in front of "Cellular Service", a quilt created entirely from Cherrywood Fabrics
as an auction item for the Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project by  MD Anderson
My quilt is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend, Yvonne Porcella.

Posing with my Rare Bear, "Urban Grrrl", which was auctioned off
during the Quilt Market and Festival.  Sponsored by Rare Science.
It is a great cause, so check it out and consider making a bear!!

Since I spent most of my time during market in the RJR booth I didn't get away to walk the floor as much as I would have liked.  Still, I saw a few things that I love!
Heather Givans created "Literary", her newest line with Windham.

Tula Pink in her booth with "Tabby Road", part of Free Spirit fabric.

Please take a peek at Part 2 of Quilt Market to see more of the beautiful objects that were featured in my display.

Quilt Market: The Launch of Urban Artifacts (Part Two of Two)

I will say it again:  I'm a fortunate woman to have so many generous and talented artist friends!
Take a look at more of the beautiful objects I had the privilege of displaying in the RJR booth:

These beautiful bags were constructed by Joanna March, of Custom Kwilts.

These two bags, also made by Joanna Marsh, are the Betty Bowler by Swoon, 
and the Reisende Bag by Sew Sweetness.

This sweet wall hanging was created by my sister guild member Kim Cotcher
who runs Honey Hill Retreat Center.  How fun is this?!

My friend Liberty Worth (of Libby Dibby) made this quilt from her pattern, "Still Waters"...

As well as this fun quilt called "A Bit Of Bubbly"!
I'll have some of that!

Jen Eskridge used Urban Artifacts to make her quilt patter, "1976".

Debra Barnes agreed to be my pattern tester for "Family Game Night:  Parcheesi",
soon to be a kitted pattern from RJR.  Thank you so much!

"Get To The Point" is a pattern I created to be constructed from charm squares
(plus some additional yardage for the solids around the prints and the negative space).

Erin Schlosser created this amazing floor mat from her new book, "Sew Home".
This is quite clever and I encourage you to pick up a copy of this book:
so many amazing ideas!

This collection features a fabric "basket" by Susan Brubaker Knapp,
and fun pincushions from Rachel Parris, Connie Akers, Liberty Worth

Another lovely basket from Susan Brubaker Knapp.

This "Bee" Authentic pincushion (mega!) was created by 
Danielle Wilkes and her mother, Suzanne.

Susan also made this fantastic dog bed, based on an article/tutorial that she 
published several years ago in Quilting Arts magazine.  Bizzi seems to approve....

Kristen Wright, of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine, made several adorable baby garments!
This is the Baby Lucy Dress, by Simple Life.

This is the "Baby Marlie" pattern from Simple Life.

This is the "Sketchbook Shirt" by Oliver & S.

And City Gym shorts  from Purl Soho

City gym shorts 
(this pattern may be out of print...)

Linda Kirk made these fun little owl pincushions (among others!).

Alissa Rowinsky-Wright made the wonderful pillow,
and Sue Bleiweiss created this Teddy bear, complete with jacket/hat/backpack.
There was even a surprise journal in the pack!

More pincushions by Pokey Bolton of Crafting A Life and Craft Napa,
and Connie Akers

This incredible vintage globe was decoupaged with Urban Artifacts

Jamie also created this unique house pincushion...

and decoupaged this vintage handbag with fabric!

Finally, Kim Cotcher made a "rotary cutter" and a couple of 
adorabel zipper bags with the Urban Artifacts fabric.

Urban Artifacts will be arriving in shops in late February and early March, 2017.  Please inquire at your favorite shop to see if they will be getting the line.  I hope you will send photos once you get some of the fabric!  The possibilities are endless.  Go make stuff!  Thanks for stopping by.  I love to hear from you!