November 8, 2010

Schoolhouse Rockstars- a little overview

Posted in Special Events tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:49 am by satinmoon

International Quilt Market

is the brainchild of hostess and quilt champion Karey Bresenhan

Houston November 2010 was my 5th mind boggling  experience.

The first day begins with Schoolhouse , where  you have the opportunity

to attend    15 designer presentations from approximately 300 choices over 7 1/2 hours.


The Australian Designers were particularly spectacular .

My first encounter  was

Busyfingers  Designs by Sue Daley .

I was totally taken with Pies and Tarts , a  hand  pieced ,  scrap lovers dream-

now available at Satin Moon.

Each quilt was more  extraordinaire than the last

but my very favourite was Antique Sampler

another  pattern  I have brought back to Satin Moon .

along with several others  like  It Takes Two

and gorgeous smaller projects-

some of which I will hand out at the West Shore Quilters Guild meeting

later this month.


Edyta Sitar


Designer of Laundry Basket


was so exuberant


she jumped on the tables


to extol her new book


and scrap piecing technique.



She made us laugh





especially over her newest raw edge applique

Jean Wells

of Stitching Post 

has embraced Solids

Jane Sassaman,

my long time idol and teacher

Introduced her newest fabric

Garden Divas

and her newest Butterfly Silhouette patterns.

Her examples included pillowcases with a modern edge ,

dramatic cushions

inspirated from nature.

I especially loved

her tea cozy

and of course her bags.


Lonni  Rossi (see a  video of an actual School house presentation )



showed us her new

Little Lonni’s made into small projects


and fabulous






and just plain charming  wall hangings .

She also  introduced a fantastic


new metallic line


that we can expect at Satin Moon


in the spring .


Innocent Crush


by  newest diva darling Anna Marie Horner


was joyously


in multiple

exciting fabrics including  plush velveteen

and  silky voile


with  saturated , retro colour


3 D charm,

so many ideas !


Newest   authors Alison Newman and Kaitlin Witte



bubbled over with  weekend projects


for the new quilter


from their  newest book,

a great gift for the young mum.

Victoria was represented by our own run away success , Ursula Riegel

and her new Press and Stitch, Easy Elegance .

To  get a little taste of Market

come see Ursula’s  trunk show in person, this Tuesday Nov 9

at the Victoria Quilters Guild !



I’ll share some of my Market finds!








  1. Judy Cooper said,

    Fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing.

    • satinmoon said,

      My pleasure

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