We’re back! We just returned from Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City, MO, and although it is always exhausting to attend these trade shows, it’s exhilarating at the same time. We visit each and every booth to see what each company has new to offer. This is where many of our selections for our next fall catalog are made. Here’s a quick peak at some of things we saw while there.
Much of the show was focused on the fall season, so we saw lots of autumn and Halloween projects.
We saw plenty of new fabrics too. Many of the fabrics we view are for delivery six months from now. We need to work far in advance with the fabric vendors to plan future catalogs.
Although Quilt Market is a ton of work, it is nice to escape the daily routine and visit a different city. We never have time to go sightseeing, but this trip we decided to stay about 15 minutes away from the convention center to be closer to Country Club Plaza where there are tons of great restaurants and shops. We enjoyed being able to walk across the street from our hotel and have so many choices for dinner.
Here are some pictures of Country Club Plaza:
Did I mention KC is the City of Fountains?
Now that the trip is behind us, we are feverishly focused on our upcoming fall catalog that will mail in August. We have loads of quilts to photograph, tons of copy to write and truckloads of fabrics to receive. Keep your eye on your mailbox in August, because I can’t wait to share with you all the exciting things we found in KC!
I hope all our friends and customers in the U.S. enjoy a wonderfully long Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy the picnics and traveling (and extra time for some quilting!), and be sure to take a moment to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
There were several comments about the Scotty Dog quilt featured in the email. We love this quilt too, so you can bet it will show up in the pages of our fall catalog. The quilt was designed by Debbie Beaves of the Violet Patch for Gail Fountain of E.E. Schenck/Maywood Studio. Gail is the Marketing Director for E.E. Schenck/Maywood Studio. Debbie learned that Gail lost her beloved Scotty dog, Katie, recently and made this quilt for her as a memorial. I’ve attached a photo of the quilt label found on the back of the quilt. It was originally just a gift for Gail but she received so many compliments on the quilt (especially from us) that she decided to offer the pattern for it.
The quilt is a cozy flannel from Maywood’s wonderful “Woolies Collection”, making it easy for us to offer as a kit in our fall catalog. We’re glad you like it as much as we do.
Thanks for reading!