I’ve decided to do my Quilt Market blog posts a little differently this year; instead of posting Quilt Market pics back in May (which is when the most recent Quilt Market was held, in Portland), I figured it might be more fun to see the fabrics and booths WHEN they are available. That way you don’t have to wait three months until you can go out and buy them! Since most of the fabrics that were shown at Quilt Market this year had July and August release dates, it seemed like it might be fun to show them off on the blog now that they’re hitting shops or already available. How does that sound?
Let’s start with one of my favorite designers (and friend!), Rashida Coleman-Hale. I am a huge fan of Rashida’s designs, and I’ve already sewn with a number of the Tsuru fabrics already, including one of my favorite Washi Dresses to date. Her new line, Koi, is just as amazing and is now arriving in shops (as of this week, I think)! These pics show her amazing booth at Quilt Market Portland, complete with bits of color, the sweetest samples sewn up in Tsuru and Koi, and a vintage newsprint wall. I understand the newsprint concept was completely impromptu, after her initial wall plan fell through. I loved the effect of the yellowed newsprint on the walls!
This booth showed both her Tsuru and Koi lines, and Rashida had swatches of voile in the booth as well (Koi will be printed in a few prints on canvas AND voile, in addition to the main quilting cotton line…woot!!).
As you can see, I coordinated well with the Tsuru chair.
Love this girl!!! And love the new line. Koi is available now in online and local fabric shops — you can check the sponsor links on my blog for Koi and Tsuru (which is still around in certain prints here and there)! You can see the whole line over at Cloud 9 as well.