Samarra (aka sammyk on Spoonflower), does much more than just design fabric, dipping her fingers into all kinds of graphic design, large scale murals, illustrated recipes and sculptural finger puppets to name just a few of her talents. Here are some of her fabrics for Timeless Treasures.
Look closer at the red and black polka dot fabric for a clever surprise! In fact, all of Samarra's work is infused with humor that is both clever and whimsical, never taking itself too seriously. Check out her hilarious blog for a good dose of laughter.
Next up is Greta Songe (gsonge on Spoonflower), who I got to meet when she stopped by my booth to chat. I'm so glad she did, it was nice to put a face to a name, and what a sweet and down to earth person. I stopped by the Marcus Fabrics booth to see her new collections and what a feast for the eyes! You can see them in all their glory here.
I love the graphic, retro vibe in her designs, super saturated and full of energy. Her blog is fabulous too, you can see how she incorporated one of her new fabrics into a completely charming dress here. After seeing hers I want to immediately buy myself a Tova dress pattern and get to work!
Another designer that just blew me away was Sarah Watson. This was her very first fabric collection, "Luxe in Bloom" for Art Gallery Fabrics and it was a stunner! Not to mention her killer booth, full of sketches and concepts tacked to one wall and drawn directly on to another wall painted with chalkboard paint. In fact, she won Best Booth for a First Time Exhibitor.
Then there's all the talented designers at Michael Miller. Right next to me was Laura Gunn whose phenomenal watercolors make such striking fabrics. Her new collection, "Cosmos" has dresses and skirts written all over it!
Next to Laura was Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies Quilts. This Market she introduced a bunch of really modern and graphic quilt patterns for solids, specially designed to use Michael Miller's fabulous Cotton Couture Solids line. I actually met Emily last Fall Market, but since that was all one big blur, I really enjoyed getting to chat with her more this go 'round, she's super funny and really, really nice. Aren't her quilts and booth fun?
I love how she displayed the patterns in coordinating paint cans.
Patty Young's booth was just exploding with color happiness! Her new line, "Textured Basics" is so fun and her ModKid line of children's patterns shows them off so well. If you have little ones, definitely check out her ModKid Boutique for the newest pattern releases.
Trenna Travis was on the other corner, introducing her first collection for Michael Miller, "Bekko". An interior decorator and talented photographer, her fabrics are perfect for home dec and, of course, I see more dresses. Stylish and smart, her collection is perfect for a wide range of projects. Hope we get to see some soon!
Across the aisle was Swirly Girls, whose Clubhouse programs have a devoted following. Here's a peek at their sweet double booth.
And here's Christine demonstrating their new Circle Savvy Ruler from Creative Grids, I definitely need to get me one of those!
Then there's the other side of the Michael Miller Booth, where all the selling action happens. Look how gorgeous all those bright colored quilts look displayed against all that white. And that fountain of fabulous fabric strips on the far right was really eye catching and seemed to defy gravity.
Not one to waste space, both outer corner niches were staged as well, does anyone else want that couch in their bedroom?
Phew, that's a lot of photos! If you can believe it, there's still more to come. I haven't gotten to the booths and fabrics of some of my favorite designers. But, all this bloggin' is exhaustin'! So, I'm gonna' call it quits for tonight, go pet my cats which have been ignored long enough, maybe unload the dishwasher if I feel guilty enough, and continue at a later date... Good night all!