Fall Quilt Market 2010 – FreeSpirit – Tula Pink

Freespirit - Tula Pink Booth

Can I just say? Meeting Tula Pink for the first time had to be one of the highlights of this market for me. She is hilarious and awesome and her tales of living in the rural Midwest had me rolling on the floor at the Fabric 2.0 party. And of course her booth to promote her new collection Parisville (her first for FreeSpirit) just blew me away — her imagination, the attention to detail. She basically transported Versailles to a surreal alternate universe, and made that universe come alive in a 10′x10′ booth, all in the name of a single fabric collection. Pretty cool.

First off, those quilt/banners with the silhouette of her modern-day Marie Antoinette spokesmuse with ship-hair. Everyone makes quilts to promote a fabric line, but whoever thought to not use the actual fabrics from the collection? And to quilt the name in there amongst some of the most amazing, intricate quilting I’ve ever seen? Just — wow. (I remember seeing really nice, detailed pictures of these quilts somewhere on the internet — can anyone point them out?)

Freespirit - Tula Pink Booth

Freespirit - Tula Pink Booth

Freespirit - Tula Pink Booth

And then I want all three of her quilt patterns (available through her online shop and through independent quilt stores).

Freespirit - Tula Pink Booth

Freespirit - Tula Pink Booth

Freespirit - Tula Pink Booth

Quilt Dad’s banner/ribbon quilt is awesome as well. It it supposed to be available as a free pattern at some point on the FreeSpirit site.

Freespirit / Westminster - Quilts

Freespirit / Westminster - Quilts

Here are the fabrics — I took detailed shots of each of the prints in the Mist colorway, which you can see on Flickr if you haven’t gotten a chance to see these up-close yet.

Freespirit - Tula Pink - Parisville

{ Mist Colorway }

Freespirit - Tula Pink - Parisville

{ Sprout Colorway }

Freespirit - Tula Pink - Parisville

{ Pomegranate Colorway }

Freespirit - Tula Pink - Parisville

{ Laminates }

Parisville is available from your favorite fabric stores now.

9 Comments

  1. amy says:

    I really love this line! I still need the sprout to get started…hopefully soon I will get it!

  2. Amber says:

    oooh – hadn’t seen the laminates!

  3. Cara says:

    These quilts are absolutely to die for! The booth design is fabulous.

  4. Aileen says:

    Wow! This is truly inspirational stuff. The banner quilt! The alphabet quilt! The flagships! I’m stunned. Awesome sauce.

  5. jacquie says:

    angela walters is the quilter behind this wonderful work. i see you already got a link to her site. bravo!

  6. John says:

    thanks for the shout-out and the pics of my quilt!! it was so exciting to see it there.

  7. Kristi says:

    I love her stuff – she helps take modern quilting to a new place. I just managed to get my hands on some of her Plume collection and have it cut up and ready to sew (new to quilting so this is all overwhelming eye candy to me!)

  8. Angela says:

    Great write up!!! Thanks, Sandie, for posting a link to my blog for the quilting!