Your Press Pass to the International Quilt Market

A rare treat, the International Quilt Market came to Salt Lake City this spring. With this impressive show right in our backyard, you bet we were in attendance, taking in every delicious moment. Since this show was closed to the public, we thought we’d take you with us inside this inspiring show. So consider this your press pass, and come along with me.

Don’t let all of the scrapbook companies in attendance fool you; we’re not at the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) trade show. But several of your favorite scrapbooking companies did unveil impressive fabric and sewing lines. Take a look!

Anna Griffin
You may recognize these stunning patterns from Anna Griffin, as many of her beautiful fabric lines have paper counterparts that are just as lovely.

In addition to fabric, you can get a new tote in some of their beautiful prints. And, new to this show, they’re now doing sewing patters. What doggie wouldn’t love this bone bed? Yep, there’s a pattern for that.

Amazing inspiration and ideas lined the walls of this booth. I mean, just look at this stunning array!

In addition to new fabric, they introduced very cool printed canvases that you can adorn with your favorite fabric or scrapbooking supplies (paper, buttons, paint, etc.). Very cool!

Cosmo Cricket
As if the Circa 1934 line of paper weren’t enough to love, Cosmo Cricket now has it in fabric form. Pair it with their Glubers, and you can make these lovely fabric flowers. Click here to watch a tutorial.

Looking for a cute jar topper? Why not use a little of Cosmo’s fabric. Sweet!

Making Memories
You’re likely familiar with the Slice from Making Memories, but did you know they also have the Slice Fabrique? Like the regular Slice, this version is an electronic die-cutting machine, but it’s designed to work with fabric. There is a complete line of Fabrique cartridges to choose from that are designed to be used when doing applique. Wouldn’t these designs look adorable on layouts? I think I’ll give this a try soon.

Fabric Projects
And what would a trade show be without the incredible displays and eye-catching projects? Here are a few projects that would look lovely in your scrapbook room or used as embellishments on your scrapbook layouts.

Check out this bouquet on display in the Pick a Bunch booth. Wouldn’t one of these flowers make a statement on a layout or card?

Speaking of flowers, this one, found in the Ruffle Fabric booth, was created from soft, ruffled fabric.

Cute Booth Tour

If you happen to follow our CHA coverage, you know that we like to spotlight some of our favorite booths on video as part of our Cute Booth Tour. (Watch past CHA tours here.) While we don’t have video this time, we can get a few snapshots of some of the happy stops along the way.

Moda’s booth is almost as fun as its fabrics. It’s a carnival right on the convention show floor, complete with a ferris wheel, midway lights, and a ticket booth. I’m glad we were able to step right up and enjoy.

Jillily Studio
Hungry for gelato? If you weren’t before, you will be now. Just look at how this sweet company displayed their fabric. And they’re even giving out bitty ice cream cones.

Speaking of ice cream, don’t you just adore these fabric ice cream cones on display in the Kona booth. They’re real cones topped with fabric-wrapped styrofoam balls. Looks like online editor Erin Weed approves.

Sarah Jane
This Americana-inspired stop has me longing for the lazy days of summer. Such a bright booth. Wouldn’t this kind of fabric display look amazing in a craft room?

Michael Miller
Look! It’s a bird…it’s a plane…no, it’s Michael Miller fabrics! It looks like it’s straight out of a the pages of a comic book, with it’s playful colors and displays. So fun!

Show Floor Friends
Like any good trade show, this one wouldn’t be complete without visiting a few friends.

Look, it’s Mark Montano, author of the Big-Ass Book of Crafts books! I enjoyed spending some time with him at the Brewer Sewing booth.

Thanks, Kerri Wickersheim (formerly of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and now with Brewer), for the invitation to be a part of your show experience.

You may recognize this cute face. It’s Samantha Walker, a CK 2006 Scrapbooker of the Year finalist. She now has her own line of fabric (Wanna be a Cowboy 2) with Riley Blake Designs.

Hello, Julie Comstock! Your display looks great. Congrats on another impressive release! By the way, talent runs in Julie’s family. Her sister made that beautiful quilt behind us in this photo.

If you don’t already know the cute Dewberrys, I suggest you check out their blog. They’re another dynamic duo in the creative world!

Whew! We got a lot done today, my friends. Thanks for joining me on this tour of the International Quilt Show. I hope you had as much fun as I did. If you have a minute, please tell me what you enjoyed the most. It will help us continue to cater our future tours to meet your needs and interests. Thanks!

Megan Hoeppner, creative editor

P.S. It’s Free Font Friday! Download the CK Simplicity font for free!

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11 Responses to Your Press Pass to the International Quilt Market

  1. Ashley Horton says:

    Thanks for sharing these photos, Megan!! This looks like so much fun! All of the booths look amazing, but I think I could stay at the Moda and Sarah Jane booths for hours! How fun!

  2. Pamela J says:

    I love, love, love the ruffle pillow in the Basic Grey booth. I am so impressed with all the fabrics and crafts. Make me wish I knew how to sew. Thanks for sharing how the scrapbook companies overlap with the fabric industry. Who knew?

  3. c@rol w says:

    I wish I could have joined you – I’m such a fabric and paper junkie!

  4. Cindy Tobey says:

    Megan, you lucky girl! Looks like fun – and the Moda booth – YUM!

  5. pearl says:

    thanks so much for sharing all the wonderful inspiration-filled pictures!

  6. charlene says:

    fun post–thanks for the peek. I’m so not a seamstress, but I love thinking of what I can do with fabric in paper crafting.

  7. Gloria Church says:

    What beautiful displays! Some very crafty ideas there for quilting, scrapbooking and home decor projects. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Judy Kromer says:

    Amazing how many paper companies are now into fabric. I have always loved Moda and I too love the quilt behind the Cosmo CRicket sign.

  9. Mou says:

    This is DIVINE!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. the ruffled fabric makes an adorable flow embellishment that could definitely amplify any scrapbook/card design.

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