Blog Posts Tagged ‘marrakech organic knits’

And just like that, it’s November. Ever since I started this business, September and October have been a blur as we gear up for Quilt Market, and finally return, exhausted and inspired, just in time (usually) for Halloween. This year was no different, and when I look back on all that was created in the last two months, it’s pretty amazing! Shayla and Kristy at Sassafras Lane Designs whipped up their Wyncoop Court quilt and an adorable Daily Duffle using our new Westwood and Westwood Canvas. Vanessa at Punkin Patterns stitched up a Diamond Affair quilt in Westwood, and Karen at One Girl Circus and our local Jeanne Verrinder sewed some adorable apparel samples. Meanwhile, Amy and I stitched up the rest, organized our photo shoot, put together the catalog, and got everything sent off to Houston. Whew!


It all came together really nicely in the end, and we had a great show. It’s always so nice to see our regular customers and meet new ones, and get a chance to talk about this industry after hours.  Every Market I’m reminded of how much I like the people I get to work with – and along side – in this business. That’s a lucky and beautiful thing. Here are a few photos of the booth and the new fabrics in action. They’ll be here in just a couple weeks!


Monaluna Fall Quilt Market Booth

Monaluna Fall Quilt Market Booth - Westwood

Diamond Affair Quilt in Westwood by Monaluna

Westwood Organic Fabric by Monaluna

Meadow Knits by Monaluna

Marrakech Organic Knits by Monaluna

Monaluna Fall Quilt Market Booth 2014

Hello friends! We just got back from the spring International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, PA, and we had such a great time! It always feels like an insurmountable task the month before the show, but somehow samples get sewn (thanks to Karen at One Girl Circus and all you other helpers), materials get designed, props get ordered and delivered, and it all comes together. This show was a breeze, thanks to our dear family in PA (and the road-trippers from TX) who pitched in and helped. These days I get precious few minutes out of our booth, so I didn’t get any photos of the rest of the show, but I have a bunch of shots from our booth to share. We had a lot to show off this time, with two new woven collections (Haven and Under the Sea), two knit collections (Marrakech and Meadow knits, both due this August/September), and new sewing patterns (out next month).


First of all, the David L. Lawrence convention center is gorgeous! I truly never thought I’d use that adjective to describe a convention center, but as they go, this one really is nice. Lots of natural light from skylights and big windows overlooking the river, and that makes spending 3 solid days indoors much, much more enjoyable. In fact, the whole city really was lovely, and the fact that it was raining much of the trip made it even better, since I’ve almost forgotten what rain feels like.


pittsburgh convention center


This is what our booth looked like upon arrival…


monaluna booth


… and once we’d finished with it:



We created little vignettes of each of our new collections, along with some of the inspiration photos and early sketches of the collection. Here’s the Haven group:


haven collection


This photo shows off the gorgeous Euclid Avenue quilt by Sassafras Lane Designs:


haven by monaluna


Here’s our vignette for Under the Sea (though i just noticed our little boy is missing his shirt… that came last minute before the show):


Under the Sea by Monaluna


And this photo shows the Tatami Mat quilt by Lunden Designs. I LOVE how well this quilt pattern shows off the fabrics! Also, notice the adorable Shelby Satchel by Sassafras Lane Designs.


under the sea by monaluna


We had some darling samples using our Fox Hollow collection, and our Woodland Knits (special thanks to Fishsticks Designs and Olive Ann Designs)!


fox hollow and woodland knits by monaluna


AND we have three brand new sewing patterns coming out next month! The adorable Ella Dress, the skater shirt and the Solstice dress and tank/short set (for knits) will all be available by the end of June. (Check out the stunning turquoise sewing machine that Karen at One Girl Circus lent me to use in the booth!)


sewing patterns by monaluna


I can’t believe the show has already come and gone, but the next one will be here before we know it!


monaluna quilt market booth