To Market, To Market…

…to craft some fresh quilts.

Yes!  We are back from Quilt Market, where we were able to meet with our new friends at Blue Hill fabrics.  They will be producing two new collections by Cathy Heck Studio scheduled to ship to specialty quilt shops in late Spring.


For girls of all ages, the retro-mod Bouquet Garden features bold and funky flowers, garlands, and bouquets with colorways in light pinks, chocolaty browns, and avocado greens.  This collection will be printed on Blue Hill’s amazingly soft, high-quality cotton and will be perfect for lively quilts, and garments with attitude.

And below, you’ll find some sneak peaks of our second collection for boys called, Bot Buddies, based on the Baby Bots collection that is coming out on melamine, memory books, and photo albums with C.R. Gibson in January.  There will be a complete suite of snuggly flannels that scream PJ pants and super-soft quilts for the little man in your family.  Some of our favorite patterns are “Turtle Bots in Orbit” and “Little Robot’s Busy Day.”  There will also be a coordinating home-dec cotton line perfect for outfitting the nursery or bedroom, a quilt panel, and a border pattern with stripes of wind-up fishies and baby bot turtles.

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Here’s a photo of us with Dan Weidmuller from Blue Hill, right before they won 2nd place for best booth.  Congratulations, Dan!

As far as trade shows go, Quilt Market was laid-back, full of eye-candy, busy and bustling and and everyone there was just downright nice.  Mom and I enjoyed just strolling the aisles and being inspired to make new things.  Here are some cozy little acorns and baby blossoms by HandBEHG Felts, and a rustic rainbow wall by Mary Flanagan Woolens.


We were also pleased to meet a few of our favorite designers who we have been following for a few years now.  Tula Pink had a gorgeous alphabet quilt in her booth, and Anna Maria Horner was as warm and friendly in person as she is on her amazing blog.  (Of course, we were so star-struck, that we didn’t think to take out the camera!)

We love working with Blue Hill and can’t wait until we can give you some sneak peaks of these super fun patterns on the actual cotton!


  1. mo November 8, 2010

    I saw your Baby Bots at the show and it is so adorable! I love the little turtles and the fireflies. Well done!

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    Ellen Heck November 9, 2010

    Thanks, Mo!
    We love your work too, oh-fellow-Blue-Hill-designer! I’m still reeling over Party Dress, which featured all of my favorite little-girl colors. Hopefully we’ll actually get to meet you next market. Thanks for stopping by. c&e

  3. Nancy Keirns November 10, 2010

    I love your Garden. I can’t wait to see them all. I am having a wonderful time thinking what I will make. What my friends will make.

    The bots are so precious. What a great bedroom they will make!

  4. Muv November 15, 2010

    Your never-ending creativity is amazing!

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