I’ve already posted my picture with Jay McCarroll, and I think everyone else sharing their reports from Quilt Market got their own picture with him … but have you gotten a look at his booth and seen his fabric in action?
I loved this inspiration/process board showing his sketches and edits for the fabric mixed with Polaroids of friends. All designers should have these at their booths! They probably get jaded after creating their third or fourth or 28th collection and don’t think this type of thing would be interesting. But the pure joy and excitement of creating fabric came through here, and it’s always interesting for fans to peek behind the curtain.
Recognize this block used in the bottom pillow? I think it’s same one he used in famous quilted overcoat in his winning collection for Project Runway’s first season. Can’t find an image of the backside, though, only the front.