Our trip to PIQF

Each year we vend at the Pacific International Quilt Festival and each year we are humbled and surprised by how many of you travel to visit us from near and far. This is the only retail show that we do and we love the opportunity to say hi to our customers and hear from you so…. THANK YOU for stopping by and chatting and letting us know what your favorite products and patterns are. We appreciate you and all your amazing support of our business!

This year our whole family participated, our oldest on the cash register for several days, our middle trying his hand at the register as well for a few hours and our youngest…. well, she will tell anyone who will listen that she is famous as she is our cover model for many of the patterns!

As usual, it takes us much longer to dig out than we expect and we are still unpacking boxes, sending out orders and and re-approriating quilts… all while trying to get new products ready for Market. Makes me a bit tired just thinking about it all.

So here are a few shots of our booth….



… a few of our bestselling TAPESTRY patterns, SPARKLE and PINEAPPLE & FIGS [ a few kits have come back from the show so if you missed out on them the first time around, nab one now], topped off with my seasonal favorite, CINDERELLA PUMPKINS [ we have a few kits of that one too].


… DANCING DOLLIES & PRAIRIE ROSE in the foreground and the yummy PINEAPPLE & FIGS in the background.


… a lot of little goodies and our brand new MILKY WAY pattern done in reds and taupes [pattern will be available next week I promise].



… a truly yummy combination: JELLY PARFAIT on the table, the Halloween version of our LOLLIPOPS pattern on the right, a quilt from our new WITH FABRIC & THREAD BOOK on the top left [the cute little red purse is from the book too, the pumpkin with the initial is a mini project from a Fresh Vintage issue.



… a little bit of everything…





… MILKY WAY [pattern coming] and the BLOSSOM quilt from the book. 






 … our brand new pattern LOLLIPOPS in the HARVEST version [ a few kits available]. This quilt is my current autumn love. Graphic and bold but wonderfully autumny feeling [pretty sure that is not a word but you know what I mean]! SPARKLE in the background.


… same yumminess as above.


There was SO MUCH MORE TO SEE than our little corner of the show and we have a couple good links that I will share this weekend, but at least this is what we looked at for 4 days so thought we would share the view!


More info on new patterns coming very soon. To see the above kits we have available from the show, GO HERE. 

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  1. Gale, Ky quilter | 19th Oct 12

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I could live in your display quite happily! I just purchased your book With Fabric & Thread and it is amazing!! Can’t wait to get started on several projects. Happy sewing!!!

  2. patty Flynn | 19th Oct 12

    Looks as good in pictures as in person. Glad to see you there
    Have a Happy Halloween

  3. Sinta | 19th Oct 12

    The new collection and the remake of some old ones are just breath taking Joanna! Absolutely gorgeous… I am totally in love with Lollipops!

  4. Miwako | 19th Oct 12

    Love Milky Way! 🙂

  5. Cathy K. | 19th Oct 12

    Oh I wish I could have gone!!! Your booth looks LOVELY! You have such beautiful material and fabric. Thank you for all of your hard work.

  6. Anna | 19th Oct 12

    your booth was beautiful and it was wonderful to see the family involvement! thank you for taking a photo with my girlfriend, you are so gracious. It will be posted on tomorrow’s blog! rest up…market is a coming…

  7. Linda Kay | 19th Oct 12

    Your quilts are so pretty. I love the soft colors together. It gives a vintage look to a new quilt.

  8. Shelagh Deming | 19th Oct 12

    Your booth is always one of my favorites. I have bought so many of your patterns and fabrics and am always pleased with the finished result. I paid special attention to Vanilla Blooms this year. I bought the pattern at a past show and it is sitting with some leftover Fig and Plums fabric. I picked up a few more similar pieces at the show and am now anxious to get started on it and add it to my Fig Tree collection.

  9. Miss Jean | 19th Oct 12

    Dang! This is the first time in YEARS that I’ve missed PIQS. Your booth was lovely as always! Where is spring market going to be next year?

  10. Helen LeBrett | 19th Oct 12

    I got to your booth early on Thursday and drooled while I made my decisions!! I picked up some patterns on your 3 for the price of 2, and a charm pack of Tapestry: it is LOVELY!!! 😛 So glad I got to see you, you are as sweet as ever: just sad I missed the kiddos! last time I saw one of them was probably about 5 years ago at the show: you certainly have beautiful children!! Good luck at Market, and I hope you have time to rest afterwards!!! Hugs from Helen in Healdsburg

  11. Nicola | 19th Oct 12

    Looks like Fig Tree heaven – and I’m now adding dresdens to my must-try list – if only the Atlantic wasn’t in the way I would definately visit 😉 Hope you get the odd nano-second to relax before Quilt Market!! x

  12. Sandra Davidson | 19th Oct 12

    Love that new lollipop quilt in autumn colors, very yummy. I love all of your quilts and fabrics it is so hard to decide what I want the most. Love the dresdens too. Stop I am going crazy.lol Blessings Sandra

  13. Louise | 19th Oct 12

    Your gorgeous booth at the quilt festival was the highlight of our trip there, everything is so colorful yet just dreamy. You really have an exquisite talent, thanks for making such beautiful projects with your fabrics.

  14. cathy | 20th Oct 12

    Where do I find the sizes for the quilts in the shop?

  15. Janan | 20th Oct 12

    Oh my! Milky Way is AWESOME! And Lollipops in the Harvest, love the border fabric too! Cannot wait for the new Tapestry fabrics to get in my locan quilt shop. I just used a charm pack to make Blossoms & Jam, too cute. I love it! Please post and let us know when we can get our hands on both these new patterns, and please share the fabrics that you chose to use also. Thank you so much for sharing!

  16. Joanna | 20th Oct 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Anna submitted a comment on Our trip to PIQF

    Thanks so much for stopping by the booth and for emailing. We love meeting and talking with our customers at this show. Its always so great to see everyone!

  17. Joanna | 20th Oct 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Linda Kay submitted a comment on Our trip to PIQF

    That is exactly the look we are going for!

  18. Leticia | 21st Oct 12

    I love the Lollipops quilt–will the pattern be available soon?

  19. Lacey S. | 22nd Oct 12

    Oh my goodness I absolutely LOVE the new Milky Way pattern and the Lollipops as well!! That quilting you have on that milky way quilt is amazing…what a great pattern/quilting/fabric combination. Lovely, Lovely 🙂

  20. Joanna | 22nd Oct 12

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Leticia submitted a comment on Our trip to PIQF

    Some new patterns, including Lollipops, is now available on our site.


  21. Loris Mills | 26th Oct 12

    I love seeing you at PIQF each year! I make a point of finishing the quilt kit I purchased the previous year so I can feel energized to start the new one I find.

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