Quilt Market in Houston - Awesome People & Booths

The first time I attended Quilt Market as a helper, I hit sensory overload. There are so many beautiful and creative things to look at and so many great people to meet. Today's blog post is about some of my favorite booths and people (the ones I have photos of!). There were tons more amazing booths and people, I just failed miserably to take enough photos. 

Carolyn Friedlander is a pattern designer and fabric designer for Robert Kaufman. She was at Market to show her patterns and new fabric line Botanics. She is another architecture student who took quilting as a career path. Love her fabrics and her display. The booth was great!

The Kona Cotton Solids booth at Robert Kaufman was eye-catching. Every part of this booth made me smile! The swatch wall, the chevron floor, the mini blocks and of course the beautiful Glam Clam quilt by Latifah Saafir of The Quilt Engineer.

Lindsey Wilkes, the amazing talent behind The Cottage Mama, had an adorable booth in Houston! She was a little nervous the walls wouldn't stand, but they did! Lindsey was there promoting her new book, Sew Classic Clothes for Girls.

Cotton and Steel is a brand new fabric division in RJR Fabrics. The talented designers include Melody MillerRashida Coleman-HaleAlexia AbeggKim Kight, and Sarah Watts. I can't wait to see what they come up with! Check out the video here.


Cloud 9 Fabrics' booth was right around the corner from us. I wanted to transport that booth to my apartment. It was bright, simple and fun. I loved the photos above the coat racks. 

Melissa Ybarra (aka Iza Pearl Design) had a bright fun booth at Quilt Market. She is a fabric designer for Windham Fabrics and was there promoting her new fabric line Garden Party Tango.

I am having a complete brain-fart about where I found this adorable retro television. The best part is, there is a flat-screen underneath. I think I may need to make one for my house!

Birch Fabrics had an adorable booth at Market! They had awesome Pantone chairs and lots of little details around the booth. I am loving the Charley Harper bench! 

Vanessa Christenson, the adorable talent behind V and Co., had a great booth at Market promoting her new Color Me Happy fabric line for Moda and accompanying patterns. She is the sweetest little thing!

Timeless Treasures Fabrics won Best Booth for Creativity. No surprise there! Look at what they did with their Sketch line! They made sharks and put them over the bottom of mannequins wearing board-shorts!

They also had an extra shark laying around.... so naturally I tried it on for size! =]

Kelle Boyd, the amazing talent behind Ann Kelle, had a super cute booth for her fabric in Robert Kaufman's booth. I love all her adorable whimsical characters. I wish I had gotten a chance to meet her. We have the same esthetic and color sense!

Thanks for stopping by to check out some of the awesomeness of Quilt Market in Houston. There are lots of beautiful things I didn't take photos of and left out. Sorry! I will try to be better at Spring Market in Pittsburgh =]


Melissa Ybarra

Melissa Ybarra said:

Thanks ladies so very much for including my Garden Party Tango booth!! So honored to be featured on your gorgeous blog!! :)

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