Monday, October 31, 2011

2011 Quilt Market Recap: Part One

You may be wondering what quilts have to do with graphic design, but there is actually quite a large overlap! I had the wonderful opportunity to go with my talented mom to Quilt Market in Houston, Texas, to see her quilt designs displayed at the Riley Blake booth and be inspired by the wonderful talent found there. I was personally inspired for my own designs by the gorgeous color palettes, beautiful patterns found in the fabrics, whimsical logo designs and the vast array of layouts in the quilts. The booths themselves are also great examples of design, branding, marketing and merchandising in and of themselves. There was so much to see and take in, it was a visual feast!

In part one I'm going to feature the Riley Blake booth and the quilt patterns designed by my mother, Marian Gallian of Pink Hippo Quilts:

Marian Gallian of Pink Hippo Quilts showing her published quilt in front of the Riley Blake booth. 

Marian in front of the Decadence line by Samantha Walker. Her quilt "Fall Frenzy" is just to her right.

 "L'Amour est TrouvĂ©" quilt pattern by Pink Hippo Quilts is in the lower right corner. This quilt was made with Lost & Found fabric designed by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake.

Marian next to her "American HIstory" quilt design (lower quilt). The fabric line, Grandma's House, was designed by The Paper Loft for Riley Blake Designs.

 "Garden Squares" quilt pattern made with Fiona's Fancy fabric designed by Lila Tueller for Riley Blake Designs.

One of the highlights of the booth was the "Sophie's Pinwheel" quilt designed and made by Marian Gallian of Pink Hippo Quilts. The fabric is called So Sophie and was designed by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake.

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