Quilt Market: My Best Discovery

I saw so, so much to love at Quilt Market: fabulous new cotton prints, new patterns, new people.  It really was a great chance to connect with other folks in the industry, to share ideas, to get inspired.  I loved hanging out with Kim of True Up and meeting organic fabric designers Michelle from Cloud9 and Jan from Daisie Janie–so exciting to think and talk about the new directions coming about for fabric in the very near, tangible future!  But the bestest, most exciting this I saw while I was there was something I was expecting to see: the new collection for Kokka by Atlanta local, Melody Miller!

It’s called Ruby Star Rising, and it’s fabulous. FAB. YOU. LUSS.

It’s all on that cotton/linen blend that Kokka does to perfection, and the feel is luxurious and yumtastic.

I mean, for reals: Viewmaster reels? cameos of lovely ladies? transistor radios?  There is SO much here to love.

If you needed to hear more about how cool Melody is, the samples you see here were stitched ON SITE at Quilt Market (with some help)–sample yardage was late in arriving, and she had to make a mad scramble to get it all done in time to display in the booth.  Amazing!

Of all towns in the US, Melody’s hometown should certainly represent.  Buying this entire line was an easy, easy decision–we’ll have all 15 bolts in stock in just a very few weeks!  Just in time to make all your retro-holiday dreams come true.

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  • Admitted Fabricaholic
    November 2, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    love it!!! Great discovery indeed!

  • dana
    November 2, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Her line was my absolute favorite of the whole show too! I couldn’t stop looking at it. And now you have it. mmmm. Lovely.

  • Kim
    November 2, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Love the ViewMaster print. She has my early childhood all wrapped up in one collection.

  • SewLindaAnn
    November 2, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    You must let us know the day it’s coming in! I want to be one of the first in line to buy some!

  • Clare Fitzgerald
    November 3, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Quilt market looks like so much fun! I miss the shop! AND i am salivating over this line in Egypt, as soon as it comes in, you need to let me know so I can send Trent by to pick up the viewfinders and transistor radios, and who are we kidding, the cameos! I need it! Please give everyone my love! I’m thinking of everyone!

  • Janimal
    November 4, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Oh my gosh. That is AWESOME fabric. I am so in love with the Kokka linen/cotton blends and these vintage designs are incredible. And how thrilling that these are from a local artist.

    When you get this in I will be in your shop touching it and buying it!

  • jan : daisy janie
    November 9, 2010 at 11:44 am

    It was very nice meeting you, too, Deborah! How’d you make out withe the buttons? After all our talking, I couldn’t remember if you bought them or were going to buy them the next day! My brain is still a little cloudy from the whole event!! I love Melody’s designs ~ those colors are yum-E!

    • Deborah
      November 11, 2010 at 7:35 pm

      I grabbed some from two different vendors and spent entirely too much money–but I would’ve regretted it if I hadn’t, and they’re really, really special. Will post photos when I finally find the perfect project and begin to use them!