Spring Quilt Market Wrap-Up!

We’re back from Portland and are settling back into Dear Stella headquarters in New York City. What an amazing Quilt Market! Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth – it was so fun seeing old friends and making new ones.

Weren’t able to make it to Portland? Take a look below at some of our photos from the trip!

Top row: Paloma (quilt is Tiny Dancer by Jaybird Quilts, made by Julie Herman) // Bottom row: Confetti Dot (whale is our free Whale Pillow by Margaret Cronin, made by Shelly Pagliali)

Va Bene!



Piper Frame Purse, made by Lynn Harris of the blog The Little Red Hen

E-I-E-I-O by Jack and Lulu (Left quilt is Baby Floor Quilt from “Modern Designs for Classic Quilts,” made by Missy Shepler // Right quilt is Check Me Out by It’s Sew Emma, made by Clare Rip)

Baby blocks, made by Missy Shepler

Top: Piper (quilt is Lotus by Jaybird Quilts, made by Julie Herman) // Middle: Honeycrisp (quilt is Marbles by It’s Sew Emma, made by Shelly Pagliali) // Left: Va Bene! (quilt is Baby Domiciles by Aardvark Quilts, made by Shelly Pagliali

Top: Piper (quilt is Lotus by Jaybird Quilts, made by Julie Herman) // Bottom: Paloma (quilt is Kapa Ohana by beyond the reef,  made by Natalie Barnes)


Tuxedo / Zig Zag Quilt – pattern by Aardvark Quilts, made by Clare Rip

Ravena / A Shift in Perspective Quilt – pattern by John Q. Adams, made by Michelle Rosca


Clementine (quilt is Sunburst Picnic Blanket tutorial from the blog You & Mie, made by Becca Jubie)

  Posing with our picnic blanket! (Left: Cherie of the blog You & Mie, designer of the tutorial // Right: Becca, who made this blanket for our booth)

Top/Right: Tuxedo & Paloma (quilt is free pattern to be released soon! Mosaic Diamonds by Missy Shepler, made by Christen Barber) // Middle/Left: Clementine (quilt is Must Stash from “Modern Designs for Classic Quilts,” made by Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely) // Bottom/Right: Ravena (quilt is A Shift in Perspective  by John Q. Adams)

From left: “Ofelia” by Figgy’s, using Clementine // “Pint-Size Pinafore” by Indygo Junction, using Play Date Frogs // “Goodnight, Sweetheart PJs” from “Sewing for Boys,” using Snow Days

Afterglow / Kitchen Window Quilt – pattern by Elizabeth Hartman, made by Theresa Romeo McDermott // Tuxedo / Divided Basket – pattern by Noodlehead, made by Anna Graham of Noodlehead)


And here’s Kristin of the blog Skirt As Top, hanging out in our booth and rocking her Maasai Mara Washi dress! (pattern by Made By Rae) 

The Dear Stella team wearing our Paloma dresses! (from left: Jessica, Lindsay, Jamie) 

Whew! We hope you enjoyed our Quilt Market recap – we had fun re-living it! You can see even more photos on our Flickr page (click here). Let us know which collection and/or project is your fave!

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4 Responses to Spring Quilt Market Wrap-Up!

  1. Bonnie Finch says:

    Love Afterglow and Paloma….can’t make a choice!

  2. Carolyn says:

    What an amazing booth! Love the colors and the fabric selections…thanks for sharing, looks like you all had a great time

  3. kristin says:

    awwww thanks guys! it was so fun to meet you! i had no idea how famous that dress was. 😉

  4. Thanks so much for the Quilt Market mention! I love the Paloma line, and it was an honour to work with it, and to hang in your booth. Lovely Market, lovely dearStella! Thanks again, Natalie.


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