quilt market report

Hello there! We’re pleased to be back in the studio again after our quick jaunt to Quilt Market. I’m sure you’ll be seeing lots of blog posts from the show and may even grow tired of hearing about it over the next week. But many of you are eager to see some photos, so I thought I would do a little show and tell before we dig into all the follow-up work that awaits us.

To those shops and buyers who attended the show, thank you for dropping by! We are so inspired by all your excitement about the our new fabric collection, about the response you’re getting from our sewing patterns, and by the feedback you’ve given us. We’re feeling energized by you and hope that we’ve inspired you in return.

Let me start by showing you a photo from after the show, when we were all packing up the booths and getting ready to leave. This is one of the vintage doll houses that inspired Moda’s booth.

I’ve really enjoyed working with Moda and can’t say enough good things about the company and the people. They are an extremely talented and professional group. And before I show you their booth, I want to highlight a few details from it that feature the doll house theme:

Cute, yes? See all that attention to detail? You know how much I love all that. Not only was the booth designed to look like a giant doll house, but the tables and chairs all looked like grass with a picket fence surrounding it! And the little red wagons filled with ginger snap cookies. Well, it’s all just too cute.

So now I’m sure you’d like to see how it all looks together, right? From where we stood, it’s quite an impressive display. (Click to enlarge the photo for full effect, taken during a quiet moment near the end of the show.)

I enjoyed getting to know many of the salespeople, learned a great deal from them, and enjoyed being part of the entire process. It was also wonderful to meet and get to know many of the other Moda designers.

And now that you’ve seen the terrific people with whom I am so proud to be working, here is our little corner of the show:

There will be lots more to show and tell about, but I’ll leave you with that for the time being and will be back soon with additional photos and information. I hope you’ll be inspired, too!



  1. Love it all, Liesl! I enjoyed the Dollhouse Moda picture, too – I blew it up to see the detail, so thank you so much for taking a panoramic view for us to see.

    Wow – that quilt is beautiful! I really like how all the colors are pulled together – what a great pattern.

    Did you make it?

  2. I cannot wait for your fabric! And these pics were great..thanks so much!

  3. emily

    Thank you so much for sharing! I can hardly wait for City Weekend to be fully revealed. I adore the colors and patterns- it’s beautiful! 🙂

  4. Your booth is simply darling! I’m so anxious to see more posts about the fabric — and to get my hands on some! Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. Looks beautiful Liesl.. I love seeing all the samples done up in City Weekend. Hope you had a lovely time!

  6. Love the new fabrics. So fresh and clean. I can using these for adult garments as well as childrens.

  7. Jenny

    Oh my gosh thank you so much for sharing these pictures! Both the Moda set and O+S’s booth are just inspiring. O+S’s booth design is fantastic. So sweet and fresh, just like the patterns…

  8. Hi Liesl!

    It looks to me like MODA was inspired by Oliver+S!

    Did you get to meet my cute, cute friend and MODA salesperson Michael Pagano?

    He is the George Clooney/Mandy Patinkin looking one.

    I told him to say “Hi” to you from me, as this was yet another Quilt Market that we did not attend.

    Looks like it was a lot of fun, though, and I am so looking forward to the new fabrics!



  9. I so enjoyed meeting you at the show! I just can’t wait to get my hands on some of that new fabric!! I also have to say, your knit fabric is the highest quality I have seen. Well done!

  10. your stand is lovely. I can’t wait until your fabric is available.

  11. Your booth is lovely. And thanks for sharing the pictures of the dollhouse. It reminded me of one that I had as a little girl. I completely forgot about it until I saw your pictures. Thanks for the walk down Memory Lane. 🙂

  12. Hi Liesi-

    Thanks for blogging about your Quilt Market activities!

    As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always get out and look at all the beautiful booths so thanks for sharing!!

    That’s pretty cool you let your readers know what went on!!

    Douglas Eagleson
    President, Kona Bay Fabrics

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