Spring Quilt Market 2010: Penguin & Fish

Penguin & Fish - Big Hedgehog

Penguin & Fish - Embroidery Patterns

Alyssa Thomas of Penguin & Fish came to the rescue on Twitter when I asked about Minneapolis hotels and possible spots for the Fabric 2.0 party. I’m so glad she did because it led me to her incredible online shop and booth at Quilt Market. The booth was situated “right between Moda and the bathrooms” so I hope it got her the attention she deserves! It goes without saying that her work is adorable, and I was seriously impressed by how well-thought-out her presentation was.

While the embroidery patterns, and especially her alphabet series, was the focus of the booth, Alyssa was also hoping to get her fabric designs in front of the manufacturers. In case you still need help in that area, Alyssa, here’s me doing what I can! Here’s one of Alyssa’s pattern collections, digitally printed, bundled up and put to action in an amazing quilt and pillow:

Penguin & Fish - Fabric

Penguin & Fish - Pillow

Penguin & Fish - Quilt

More embroidery … and you loved on the unicorns, right, Melissa?

Penguin & Fish - Alligator

Penguin & Fish - Ts

Penguin & Fish - Misc in the Booth

Penguin & Fish - Embroidery Patterns-3


  1. Mishkat says:

    I really love the alphabet embroidery patterns – and the quilt is amazing! I followed the link to her shop and she also has a wonderful “Haiti Sampler” embroidery pattern to benefit kids in Haiti.

  2. you KNOW I loved on the unicorns, Kim! Alyssa’s booth killed me with cuteness. I need to post the pics of our unicorns galloping away together…

  3. Jennifer says:

    Oh my goodness!!! I love the embroidery and want one of each letter! Her fabric is adorable too! I hope her designs get picked up and printed!

  4. Hey, where’s a picture of Alyssa? She just every bit as adorable as the things in her booth!

  5. Aileen says:

    That is the cutest newt I’ve ever seen!

  6. Kaye Prince says:

    I absolutely adored meeting Alyssa at Quilt Market – she was so nice and very sweet! Wish my pictures of her booth (that I posted to my blog) were as good as yours!

  7. Andrea says:

    That hedgehog is seriously the *cutest thing ever!* Oh my, thanks for the introduction!

  8. susan says:

    Dude! Sublimely cute!

  9. I LOVE her style! Thanks for showing this to us, I’m going to be a customer for sure.