- They are primarily debuting and showcasing their brand new fabric collection. Some of them are taking orders for fabric at the Quilt Market, while others are promoting their line for the fabric house that’s carrying their line. Sometimes in fact, their booth is actually set up within the confines of the multiple booth area of that particular fabric house.
- Because they’re really only promoting/selling one main product (the new line), they generally try to use their booth area to create the “mood” or “inspiration” that they feel their fabric line conveys.
|Michael Miller Fabrics (a perennial favorite), won 1st place this year in the
Multiple Booth category. This swan boat was a favorite photo spot among
the attendees as you can imagine!
|Pat Bravo won 1st place in the Single Booth Category. Pat was highlighting
her “Carnaby Street” collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, and she was obviously going for a
British/psychedelic 60’s feel in her booth. It was very eye-catching!
|Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish, was part of a two-way tie for 2nd place
for her “Delighted” collection which she created for Riley Blake Designs. Once I
learned Amanda’s last name, then her business name suddenly made perfect sense, no?
|Sharing a piece of that 2nd place prize was Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies
with her “Technicolor” collection she designed for Michael Miller Fabrics.
Emily set her booth up to look like a modern day movie theatre.
|Heather Baily won 1st place in the category of Creativity featuring her
“Fresh Cut” collection which she designed for Free Spirit Fabrics.
|Mo Bedell won the Best New Exhibitor award featuring “Full Moon Lagoon“.
Mo is designing for Andover Fabrics and this is her very 1st fabric line.
With this in mind, many folks have asked me what it would take for us to win an award, and in actuality, this is something we don’t even strive for. When we set up our booth at Quilt Market, our purpose is clear. We want to interact with our fan base, and we also want to conduct POS business in a 10ft X 10ft space. Most times these goals are at odds with contending for a themed display, but I’m OK with that, and I think the attendees enjoy visiting both types of booths!
so we invite you to leave yours in the space provided below!