kimberly’s favorite finds

December 05, 2013

I have a cute video to share with you from Kimberly Jolly. At Quilt Market this Fall, she went around and found some of her favorite finds. She featured my telephone print and also shared a funny story.

Also, remember this beauty I shared with you from Quilt Market? Well, the free tutorial is up on Robert Kaufman’s blog. Find it here.

remixed geese quilt free tutorial / ann kelle

(photo by Kelle)

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generation Q

November 12, 2013

generation Q magazine / ann kelle

Lookie, one of the Generation Q Junior Editors selected my ballerina fabric (and Remix dots) to make a pillow case. I’m so touched! They did a great job sewing their pillow cases.

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ann kelle quilt market booth

November 04, 2013

 

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Quilt Market was so great! The Robert Kaufman team did a superb job. Someone said my booth was like stepping inside my blog. And it really was. The white and chalkboard walls were the perfect backdrop to all the color that filled the space. My logo was even in pink! There was a settee made out of my new chevron metallic. It was so pretty, I didn’t want to sit on it. Many of the projects that were featured in the booth are free tutorials I’ve shared on my blog. But, there were many other new projects included and I’ve included a list at the end of this blog post. Some, such as the Remixed Geese quilt, will be coming soon. I’m so appreciative to everyone who helped with my booth from setup to sewing samples to tearing down the booth at the end. And it was such a treat hugging and talking with those in the quilt community. Enjoy the pictures!

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This quilt was featured on the wall outside my booth. I first saw the Remixed Geese quilt by Kitchen Table Quilting. So, I was excited that we included this quilt in the booth. It was so, so awesome how Elisabeth combined my Remix prints with Kona solids. The quilting, by Angela Walters, was quite exceptional. I stood there and in awe for quite some time.

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This metallic chevron settee is one-of-a-kind! It was so dreamy. And even though I have a pixelated heart quilt made by Kelly, I wanted to take this one home with me.
quilt_market / ann kelle

The little tipi was so cute in the booth. And there was faux fire inside  . . . you guys, it even crackled!

quilt_market / ann kelle

I put together the art collage walls for the booth. My studio has a growing collection of art + inspiration, so it was fun re-creating this for the booth.

quilt_market / ann kelle

This snapshot quilt was SUPER adorable. Many people asked if it was a panel, but it’s an actual quilt.

quilt_market / ann kelle

I totally need a pair of footsies this year. Everyone needs a pair of footsies.

quilt_market / ann kelle

quilt_market / ann kelle Here’s a close-up of the pixelated heart quilt. I tried to take a picture so you could see the detail of the quilting by Angela Walters.

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Such a fun lunch bag. Pattern by Sew Sweetness.

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A special thanks to everyone who helped! Here are links to the tutorials:

*Pixelated Heart made by Kelly Bowser / quilted by Angela Waters / pattern by Blue Elephant Stitches
Peas and Corn Lunch bag pattern by Sew Sweetness
*Tipi by Ramona Rose (free pattern soon)
*Kites pattern made by Liberty Worth of Merit Quilts / pattern by The Craft Junky
*Cloud pillows made by Liberty Worth of Merit Quilts / free pattern by The Craft Junky
Drawstring bag by Silly Mama Quilts
*Pencil case made by Janice Ryan / free pattern by Silly Mama Quilts
*Composition notebook cover by Silly Mama Quilts
*Raincoat and umbrella by Ramona Rose
*Flannel footsie by Ramona Rose
*Super Kids Snapshot by Nichole Ramirez / quilted by Liz Hansen of Sew Modern
*Remixed Geese made by Elisabeth Woo / quilted by Angela Waters / pattern by Kitchen Table Quilting

* = Free pattern

(photos by Kelle)

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quilt market 2011 recap

November 01, 2011

The fall quilt market was so much fun. I had a blast. The Robert Kaufman team did a great job on the Urbanista booth, which I was a part of with Laurie Wisbrun and Marie Perkins.  On Saturday, Robert Kaufman arranged a “meet and greet” for me. If you didn’t know, I’m a bit of an introvert. So, I was nervous about standing in a booth. But, I was greeted so warmly by shop owners and franies (friends + fans), I quickly came out of my little shell.  I absolutely LOVED meeting new people, connecting names with faces, and seeing old friends again. I also loved being able to catch up with fellow designers. (Working from home can sometimes feel like I’m in a bubble). The picture above is kind of like “Where’s Waldo?” . . . can you make out all the things that are coming out?  I’m waiting for my samples to arrive to share photos of all the new goodies.

(photos by Ann Kelle)

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a sweet hello

October 31, 2011

I’m back! I had a blast at Quilt Market. So much fun. I’m going to do a full recap tomorrow. I just wanted to say “hello!” May your day be full of sweet things (and cavity free!). The above snap shot is a mini-sneak peek of my new line, Dessert Party.

(photo by Ann Kelle)

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10 things i loved about quilt market

May 23, 2011

Here’s 10 things I loved about quilt market . . .

1. Finding things made out of my fabric
2. Finally meeting the team at Robert Kaufman. They’re great!
3. Hanging with Julie Herman. We met in person for the first time. But, it was like we were old friends. I just love her!
4. My Mom went with me
5. Talking with fellow designers
6. Quilts with my designs. Find this pattern here.
7. Walking the show was my cardio for the day
8. Seeing fabric “rock stars” in person
9. Shannon Fabric’s booth
10. Feeling that I’m a part of the quilt world

I had a great time!

(photos by Ann Kelle)

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road trip

May 12, 2011

I’m off to the Quilt Market and the Surtex Show. If you’ll be at either show, please let me know. I’d love to meet you.

(photo by Ann Kelle)

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