The Spring Quilt show wrapped up today and we have been here in Portland Oregon looking over the new offerings from all the fabric and pattern designers from all over the world. The trend to fresh colours in innovative designs continues - a trend we have been pursuing over many years as our customers know. It was great to see many new, fresh young designers being given their opportunity and to see still more new designs from old friends.
It was another thrill to see Australian designers doing well with lots of visitors to their stands. We caught up with Nicole Mallalieu in a quiet moment - this was her first US show and her patterns seemed to be doing very well. Here is a taste of just a few of the stands we visited.