This post is part of a series reporting on the Spring 2009 International Quilt Market by True Up East Coast Stringer Mary Beth of Supafine.
I’ve never been up close and personal with any of Kokka’s fabric before. So if I get a little drool on this post, I beg pardon.
and her book Weekend Sewing, copies of which she was signing over the weekend. I loitered and loitered as hard as I could, sending her glances and just generally trying to bask in her cheerful scribbly presence, but to no avail; there was always someone waiting to talk to her in line in front of me, and then on Sunday she was gone.
Next was the Echino booth, featuring new prints from designer Etsuko Furaya in sheeting cotton, double gauze and waterproof fabric, as well as solids and dots in a cotton-linen blend.
Also new from Echino are three new sewing bag patterns and coordinating trims, patches, strapping and crochet edging:
Next to that was the Nani Iro display, calm and soothing and beautiful, surprise surprise.
Nani Iro spring fabrics were previewed here on True Up.
On the other side was the Trefle booth, full of unspeakably adorable folk prints both tiny and large:
Like Echino, Trefle has new trims, tapes and patches available, and some of them are so cute it causes pain.
Beyond that was the Kiyohara & Co. booth, featuring very lovely and muted fabrics, designs and, yes, more trims:
So, so nice. I’m a Kokka convert, yes I am.