Spring Quilt Market 2012: Michael Miller – Designers

I’m (finally!) wrapping up Spring Quilt Market coverage with Michael Miller‘s designer booths. Keli covered the in-house collections, while Lauren got the designer booths — and, even though I forgot to ask, she got MM’s main, award-winning display. (Thanks, Lauren!) The Portland and NYC Modern Quilt Guild’s collectively created quilts showed off Michael Miller’s Cotton Couture Solids beautifully, and the now-traditional “live Pinterest” color inspiration wall was one of the main attractions.




Yaaaaay Violet Craft! Her next collection is called Madrona Road, and it’s a lovely and touching tribute to her town of Portland. Love the dreamy florals, the sweet vintage farm print, and the text-as-texture coordinate. It goes so well with the bohemian-hip sample garments too. It will be in stores next month.




Emily Herrick is so awesome she had two booths – one at MM for Shore Thing, and one for her business Crazy Old Ladies Quilts, to promote her new book Geared for Guys. She took coordinating cotton couture solids and made the great pixelly geometric quilt below. Shore Thing is in stores now!




Patty Young unveiled Heaven and Helsinki, which she first announced  (but didn’t let us peek!) during her blog tour stop for her book Sewing Modkid Style. Knit fiends will freak for the jersey collection, which is a 58% Cotton, 38% Poly and 4% Spandex blend, and everyone will freak for the the midcentury-Finnish-inspired designs, as well as Patty’s new sewing patterns. You can find out about all of them in detail on her blog here. H&H is new in stores now.



Sarah Jane is back with her second charming kid’s collection, Out to Sea. Her weathered-wood-filled booth, complete with bunk-berth, generated a ton of buzz. The fabrics will be out next month, but you can get a jump on some of these projects because the embroidery patterns are already available in her shop.



{ photos by Lauren Hunt of My Aunt June }

One Comment

  1. Barb N says:

    Thanks for all your posts with the designers and their fabric lines – I’ve really enjoyed seeing the displays up close and personal. You are appreciated!