My First Ever, Wee Little Quilt Market Booth

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Blog, Fabric Collections, Quilt Market

Yes, it was tiny! All of 5′ x 10′. Actually, that shot looks like a dollhouse. Here’s some perspective and proof I was actually there:

Not only was it little, but I had to visually divide it to show the 2 separate collections and not have it all look like a jumbled visual mess.

So, one half was for Flight Patterns. A little square quilt and a simple wooden clothes rack showcasing some girls’ dresses, a skirt for me and a shirt for my boy.

A few double sided light and airy Spring/Summer scarves.

My comfy mod chair (there were many moments I was so happy to have this).

And a little friend that came along to keep me company.

And the other half was Les Monsieurs. Greg built the great display boxes for me. Well, truth be told, he built everything in the booth & the booth itself.

I wanted to show the inspiration for the line, so I brought along Max’s toys after much negotiation.

It being a quilt show, I wanted to actually quilt something for each collection, so I made a sleeping bag with built-in pillow for Max.

And a checker board to follow through on the theme of young, playful spirit.

I covered some handmade (yes, by Greg) cardboard suitcases with fabric. These were a hit!

And I made a gazillion bowties. Almost 30 in total.

And no, that is not a giant bib, as someone suggested. It is the superhero cape from the Les Monsieurs brochure cover.

I don’t think I could have effectively squeezed much more in there.

I will do some follow-up posts in the coming months with tutorials for some of the projects herein. Hope you’ve enjoyed the tour.


  1. alex
    August 3, 2013

    Nice work Tamara, it’s great to see you surrounded by your beautiful design work!

    • admin
      August 3, 2013

      Thank you Alex!

  2. Lili
    August 9, 2013

    I love your work! I love your colorful world! 🙂 Congratulations!

    • Tamara
      August 9, 2013

      oh thanks Lili! What a sweet comment!

  3. Karen @ Pieces of Contentment
    September 7, 2013

    It looks like you achieved your goal beautifully.