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Spring Quilt Market Recap! St. Louis – 2017

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We are back from Quilt Market! We saw many familiar faces, lots of new faces, and plenty of spectacular quilts! We had a great time in St. Louis and have all the highlights from the show to share with you here.

Half of our booth featured new Tonga Batik collections. The other half featured new quilting collections and novelties.

Let’s start with the Tonga Batik side! We featured Daniela Stout‘s latest collections, Tonga Happy Hour and Tonga True Love, plus new Block of the Month quilts by Wing and a Prayer Design, Cheryl Malkowski, and Cozy Quilt DesignsJudy and Judel Niemeyer also presented their new collections in a stunning display of paper-pieced Quiltworx designs. New collections from Judy and Judel include the Heirloom Strip Set, Tonga Antique Garage, and Tonga Cactus Mini Collection. The Heirloom Strip Set contains 48 2½” strips of custom-selected batiks that perfectly complement their stunning quilt designs. We also introduced Tonga Focus, a collection of three 20-piece groups: Tonga Confetti, Tonga Paisley, and Tonga Sunburst. Each one is available in yardage and Treat Strips, and they’ll hit stores this summer!

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Judy and Judel Niemeyer of Quiltworx presented new collections and stunning quilts in our booth.

Projects featuring Heirloom Strip Set include: Flowers for My Wedding RingDiamond Wedding StarPrismatic Star, and Wicker Basket.

Projects featuring Tonga Antique Garage include: Stained Glass WindowLabyrinth & Tiny Labryinth, and Clockworx.

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Heirloom Strip Set by Judy and Judel Niemeyer – Prismatic Star by Quiltworx

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Tonga Java BlendersSnood by Emily Cier, Carolina Patchworks.

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New quilting collections we introduced at Quilt Market include: Fly Away by Janelle Penner, Kinfolk by Vanessa Vargas Wilson, Zephyr by Alice Kennedy, Wild Orchid and Harmony by Chong-a Hwang, and more. We also displayed several fun projects that feature our new novelties. Scroll down to view them all.

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Fly Away by Janelle Penner – Walk of Fame by Karen Bialik

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The Row by Row 2017 theme is On the Go, and it kicks off June 21st (about 2 weeks from now!). We have lots of exciting projects to go along with this summer’s official Row by Row fabric collection by Debra Gabel. Free patterns include a sewing machine cover, pillow, tote bags, and two layout quilts: Travelogue (featured above) and On the Road Again. Use these free layout patterns to complete your Row by Row quilts using rows from participating shops.

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Aunties Two bags featuring Studio Ombre Basic.

Additional projects for Vanessa Vargas Wilson‘s second collection Kinfolk include: Open Sea Tote Bag (top) and Loraine Bucket Bag (bottom), both by Vanessa Vargas Wilson.

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Novelty projects include:

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Thanks so much for stopping by our booth and following our weekend on social media! We hope everyone enjoyed Quilt Market as much as we did!

If you have questions about our collections, projects, or designers featured here, please check out our website or send us an email.

We’ll see you in Houston for Fall Quilt Market!

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