eclectic elements spring quilt market 2015…


it’s been another one of those whirlwind months around the studio with so many things going on, and the time keeps flying by.  we just returned from spring quilt market in minneapolis and had an absolutely amazing show!  i’m always in awe of the creativity the quilt industry showcases along with the sheer talent out there making so many wonderful things out of fabric.  quilt market is really something spectacular to be a part of and i think this was our best market yet so sit back and enjoy this photoblog recap of the show filled with creative inspiration…


mario, paula, and i arrived late wednesday night to be on the convention center floor early thursday morning to begin set-up of our booth.  this was the first time “eclectic elements” had our own exhibitor booth for the brand, and we were excited to create magic in our tiny space.  with the help of “super dave” we got the crates unpacked, the walls covered in vinyl using one of the new fabric designs/worn wallpaper (perfect right?), and started moving the furniture and props in…


after hours of work we were finished and really happy how much we were able to fit into our space and absolutely loved the outcome.  this market we featured the latest addition to the eclectic elements fabric line: the wallflower collection.  the mix of botanical prints collaged with vintage ephemera and typography is the perfect compliment to the existing 25 foundation fabric designs in the line.  we wanted to showcase the visual imagery of this collection and immerse you into a world of shabby vintage…

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the stunning projects were displayed with found objects and vintage props throughout the booth, designed to tell the story of what makes eclectic elements all that it is…eclectic!  from aprons to totes, pillows to poufs, dresses to furniture, and home decor to quilts – the use of random bits of the fabrics inspires the creative process to make anything your imagination can dream up…


one of the favorites of the show was this display of mini clipboards we created to show off the fabric designs (we made them using idea-ology clipboard clips, hitch fasteners, and wood)…


another favorite was this vintage settee we had upholstered in one of the new wallflower fabrics/rose parcel (this was actually a goodwill find can you believe it?).  the real inspiration for the booth came from the incredible projects made by some very talented designers.  my sincere thank you and creative acknowledgement goes out to: richele christensen, amy friend, paula cheney, patricia petty, jen powers, and carol caraccia for their stunning work and attention to detail…

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the highlight of the show for us was being awarded the best new exhibitor booth.  we were so excited that our first time having our own booth for eclectic elements made such an impact…


we’re already dreaming up our plans and project ideas for the next quilt market in the fall.  the journey continues and we can’t wait…t!m

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136 Comments to “eclectic elements spring quilt market 2015…”

  1. Grace Ashley says:

    Tim, all of this is so awesome. I love your fabrics. Are you planning on coming out with some fabrics soon? I’m a quilter and a card maker.

  2. Angie says:

    I was in Hobby Lobby and saw this beautiful vintage ad fabric. I bought a yard and added it to a review of it on my Youtube channel. A viewer saw it and went to the store. Imagine my delight when she let me know it was by our own Tim Holtz! Love the spring line of fabrics. I’ll be looking for more. Thanks Tim!

  3. Rhoni T says:

    When are the new prints going to be in stores? Congrats on your award.

  4. Bobbi says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! The Eclectic Elements Collection is amazing and all of the projects are so inspiring! The Eclectic Elements booth looked incredible, congrats on the yellow ribbon win! 🙂

  5. Lynn Villarreal says:

    Hi Tim,

    Love EVERYTHING! The booth was beautiful! I love the set up of the booths…’s so stressfully relaxing! Thank you for sharing the pics and congratulations on your BEST New Exhibitor Award. God Bless.

    Lynn Villarreal
    Houston, Texas

  6. AWESOME DISPLAYS!!! We just missed u all!!!We’d gone up to see our ygr PURDUE couple gettting settled into their RedWing downtown new home while Nuke Engineering Son is getting into his first vacation rotation at the Prairie Island Nuclear Facility. We drove up to Mall of America for a day w them (but I was VERY disappointed therevwere NO craft stores inside anywhere to be found except ‘TYPO’ but that had nothing Tim Holtz in it

  7. Brinda shah says:

    It’s very good….all the best for ur new venture Tim……

  8. Are this collection available to buy already?

  9. Danee says:

    so many amazing projects. You need to sell those pillows. An entire line o TH pillows…HEAVEN. And I need that couch…and few of those bags….and….

  10. You make me want to start sewing again.

  11. Kathy Gonglefski says:

    OMG. Your Wallflower line of fabrics is simply the best of the vintage worlds! I want to live in your booth. If you ever decide to sell that settee, please let me be the first in line to buy at any cost. It is divine! Thanks to you and your crew, my favorite quilt shop is ordering your line —- at last! They really didn’t know you like I did until seeing your booth at the show. Congratulations on the award—it is very deserving!

  12. Christie says:

    I’m sure it’s been said and I’ve missed it, but when will it be out in retail?

  13. Barb C says:

    Congratulations on your wonderful award. Your booth is rockin. Love the beautiful pillows. What a wonderful way to collage with such artful fabrics. Loved all the eye candy!

  14. Just unbelievable eye candy! This looks more like an art installation rather than a booth at a quilt show! One day we’ll see an installation like this at the Victoria and Albert museum or some place like that with everything you have on display here. I hope you’ve been taking lots of photos for a future potential book one day on Tim Holtz’s take on retro modern quilts and home decor! Go with Charles and David, they are the best. I don’t know where you find the energy and stamina to keep going but I’m happy you do!

  15. Kirsten says:

    The booth looks WONDERFUL, congrats on the award, very well deserved.

  16. Jackie QH says:

    Your booth is fantastic!!! I love the vintage settee with the new fabric (yellow roses are my favorite). Just surround me with the beautiful pillows ♥ My grand daughter would adorable in the pretty dress♥ I might have to start sewing!!!

  17. ruby t says:

    First place–great–I can see why you received this. I love the look of the booth and all of the projects. Measuring my cushions now…!

  18. heidig says:


  19. cheryl c says:

    Now I want to start sewing and make pillows!

  20. cheryl c says:

    Well, I’m not surprised it made an impact! wow. love it.

  21. june kirschbaum says:

    love the fabrics,great creativity..

  22. Linda Newcomb says:

    Love your booth display; especially the Goodwill settee! Congrats on winning the “best new exhibitor booth” ribbon. How exciting is that! Great job and well worth all the time and effort you all put into it.

  23. Becky Wall says:

    Love those little clipboards…..

  24. Great line, love the clipboard idea to show off the line and the creations are just out of this world!!

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  26. Anita Ocampo says:

    These pictures are stunning – I can’t even imagine the impact of your booth in person!!! Thank you for sharing a piece of your journey in pictures!!

  27. Gabby says:

    Totally FABULOUS booth! Love the new fabrics and noteworthy use and displays. Wow! Much success, Tim! 🙂

  28. Patricia A Paola says:

    The Eclectic fabric line is sew much fun! I am trying to collect at least a yard of each pattern.
    The projects in the booth were all so different. My favorite was the settee and also would like to re-create the pillow with the button heart.

  29. Nichole bruno says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on some of that beautiful fabric! You think of everything!

  30. Gigi B. says:

    That is amazing and so cozy, warm and welcoming. Great job.

  31. Karen S says:

    Love the new fabrics and the pillows, bags, clip boards, etc made with them! Your team is so talented!

  32. Judy D. says:

    Congratulations on a well-earned award!! And thanks for sharing the photos – it’s always so much fun to enter in to your creativity and accomplishments!.

  33. Chippereen says:

    Congrats on a well deserved award and brilliant booth!

  34. Beverly Linkhart says:

    so amazing – can’t wait to show this to my mom who is one of the most incredible quilters I’ve ever known (not that I am biased 🙂 )

  35. Maureen Chandler says:

    Breathtakingly gorgeous – I just love everything!!!

  36. Cindy says:

    Wow……..what talented seamstresses you have. I LOVE those pillows and the upholstered furniture, the quilt, apron……………need I go on? I’m VERY impressed!! I haven’t sewn in years, but I’m DYING to get my hands on some of this fabric.

  37. Jane Reinecke says:

    I would like to place my order for one of the totes (by the Bingo card) and the little girl’s dress….I don’t want to be greedy! Oh….I would also like a granddaughter to put the beautiful dress on as well. Thanks so much! Jane

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