Ladybug Hill Quilts Blog

More Thoughts about Fall Quilt Market


I am happy to have returned from Market safely and am ready for Thanksgiving. This holiday, we will share our day with all five of our children and three grandchildren. I love family times having grown up with two brothers and two sisters and a large extended family.

Before more time goes by I want to share a few more thoughts about Market:

Be inspired, feel color, create, and explore design. In times of uncertainty, some of the most exciting changes are made because people want to feel better about their circumstances so crafting is explored in many forms. Young Designers are promoting sewing.

• Light backgrounds — whites are calming and in a time of uncertainty, we gravitate to colors with more white with contrast in white based colors rather than muddy colors.
• The French influence — Moda’s French General’s new group and RJR’s Marianne Elizabeth’s Jasmine are just two fabric collections sharing the French inspiration that was also seen in the pre-market release of Renee Nanneman’s “Rose Maison” from Andover.
• Young designers — The Free Spirit booth was alive with young designers. Each of their booth’s expressed simple lines, bags, home dec and expressing oneself with sewing. Ty Pennington for Westminster and Anna Griffin are ones to watch. Anna Griffin has released her first independent fabric lines and won th
• Sewing — crafting and scrapbooking have influenced the younger women. Now, a trend may be to make a simple item for oneself or a child. I loved the Art Gallery booth supporting this trend.
• Historical — whether it is American Revolution or Civil War, the interest in historical fabric and quilt projects remains strong.