International Quilt Market

To Market! To Market!

May 13, 2014

Pittsburgh, are you ready? A whole buncha people who drool over fabric and love to create are hitting your fair city, and yes, we Gen-Qers will have our place in the horde. For those who don’t know, Quilt Market is the bi-annual industry trade show open to quilt shop owners, fabric and pattern designers and other related [...]

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Fall Market 2013 Scrapbook

November 15, 2013

  The great thing about Quilt Market reports—no matter who they come from—is that they’re all different, adding bits of color and shape to a group experience, much like a scrappy quilt. (Betcha we’re not the first to say that, either!) And so here are some of our staff’s bits and pieces. And let’s just say [...]

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We Sew 2 at International Quilt Festival

June 28, 2013

  What happens when you bring a GenQ junior editor to International Quilt Festival in Chicago and set her loose with a camera? We wanted to find out. So we gave Cydney Mooney a camera and a media pass, and let her roam. And you know what we learned? She comes home with more stuff [...]

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What Happens At Market, er, Vegas…

May 26, 2012

So, even giant, oddly dressed plush flamingos get stuck in airports and find themselves with time to kill. And one can only suck down so many hyper-priced Frappucinos before the sugar high makes even a flightless bird think he can take wing. What’s a Horace to do? Well, our GenQ cameras caught Horace sampling some local delights as he whiled [...]

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International Quilt Market: It’s all about the shirt

May 23, 2012

By Scott Hansen Designer Jan Peoples and I tweet, a lot, and we were passing the characters around on the topic of the upcoming Spring International Quilt Market in Kansas City, Missouri. We talked about joining forces to design clothing under my Blue Nickel Studios brand label. This led to Jan agreeing to make a [...]

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Gimme: Your Market Lovin’

November 17, 2011

Okay, so it really is all about the stuff you leave with when you go to Market. And yes, I know, you all are probably really getting tired of hearing Market tales. But this is a little bit different. Here were have some stuff the Jake brought back from her Shameless Promo Ho pursuits on [...]

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We Are GenQ: Meet the Fat Quarterly Team!

November 15, 2011

They are 11 issues (four special and seven regular) down (with the release TODAY of the divine color issue!!) and moving full quilt ahead on their way to modern sewing delight, but the four-person team that birthed Fat Quarterly’s staff is oh-so-much-more than just their patterns. Tacha Bruecher, Katy Jones, Brioni Greenberg and John Q. [...]

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MCLisa Does McMarket-Her Way!

November 7, 2011

So, what are couple of editors to do when they’ve only got two bodies and a couple hundred Schoolhouse programs to cover at International Quilt Market? Well, we grab to our favorite Q-bies and turn them into on-the-spot Market Correspondents. This isn’t a job for the faint-hearted. An MC has to snoop out the best [...]

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Even More Market: Trends, News and a Little Fondling Too!

November 2, 2011

The George R. Brown Convention Center, where Quilt Market and Quilt Festival take place, is huuuuge! We’ve heard that Fall Festival–which traditionally follows Market, attracts more than 40,000 people and is, in fact, opening its doors for the 2011 edition on Nov. 3–occupies space equal to seven football fields. So, is it any wonder that our report is going [...]

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More on Market: A Picture Starts a Thousand Drools

November 1, 2011

More comments and candids from the floor at 2011 Fall Quilt Market… So, Jake and Melissa are back from International Quilt Market and there’s not much left. Melissa claims that her feet are “bloody stumps” while Jake is swearing to get those damn wheelies for next Spring’s fest. (We know-whine, whine, whine.) So if you’ll [...]

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