Fall Quilt Market 2013 • Amy Barickman

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Fall Quilt Market 2013

As you know, last month the Indygo Junction team and I traveled to Houston for Fall Quilt Market. I was so excited to share our new product releases with the world. We have three new patterns that will be shipping this month and a new book, Indygo Junction’s Stitched Style, that is available now! Here is a picture of our booth after a hard day’s work of unpacking and merchandising.

Indygo Junction boothAnd here is the Indygo Junction team sporting their Crossroads Denim ensembles! From left to right, Betsy is wearing the Over The Top Tunic in CoffeeHouse Brown, Cheryl is wearing the Crossroads Trench in Downtown Teal, Donna, my mother, is wearing the Simple Sleeved Shawl in Fire Red and I am wearing the Urban Tunic in Weathered Indygo.

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While most of the time spent at market was filled with teaching schoolhouses and introducing folks to our new products, I did manage to see a few friends. Here is a picture of myself with my good friend Nancy Soriano, who was looking for embroidery projects to work on over the holidays. I was happy to give her IJ’s Stitched Style!

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The weeks before we leave for market are filled to the brim with last minute projects and ideas. It can be a little crazy. Once you arrive though, it’s all worth it. To me, market is one big does of inspiration. I love seeing all the new designs in fabrics, patterns and notions. Talking to other designers brings new ideas and collaborations. I even find inspiration just wandering around the show and looking at the different booth displays. Here are some of my favorites…

Houston Quilt Market is special because immediately following market is Quilt Festival which draws quilt aficionado’s from all around the world to see amazing quilts that are really works of art. Although I wasn’t able to stay for Festival, I did get to look through the preview that was open during market. There were some amazing quilts — I have so many pics I think it’s going to have to be a separate post. Here is a teaser of a Kaffe Fasset quilt that was on display. Always nice to see work by a master quilter!

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