Well, if you're not completely sick of the Quilt Market posts yet, I'd like to share a little more with you.
Here is s shot of The Quilted Fish's booth on opening morning. All set up and ready to go. It looks great, doesn't it?!
Here it is from another angle. Don't you just love that apple quilt on the wall? All the apples are ruffled. It is too cute. And in the foreground is our make-and-take table. We were the only booth with a make-and-take. It kept our booth hopping!
This was our first group of make-and-takers. Wonderful gals! Jackie did a great job teaching! And I mean just great!
And here's the first person finished with her make-and-take! This necklace is in our book. I'll give you a whole post on the book soon. These flowers could be used in so many different ways. Kayce wore hers on a clip in her hair, on a headband, clipped to a hat, and Amanda had one clipped to the cuff on her capris. Totally cute. Just making one flower for one of these purposes would be a great kids project at summer camp.
Linda Lum DeBono came by our booth and wanted copies of the book. She asked me and the others to sign our page in the book for her! That was pretty cool!
Several of us went on Converse's website and had these tennis shoes specially made to match Amanda's new fabric line. Jana did a great job picking out all the colors. Aren't they spectacular?! (I'm the one with the long pants on in the photo.)
I spent the morning wandering around and didn't have to work the booth until the afternoon. I stopped by American Jane's booth to see Jean (center) and Sandy (right). Interestingly, when I was flying in from Chicago, my plane was really late. I was going to share a ride to the hotel with Candice and Robbie. But since I was so late, they went on ahead with out me. As I was waiting for the plane in Chicago, I struck up a conversation with Jean. Turns out she is from Grand Rapids and is Sandy's (American Jane) sister. They offered to share a ride from the airport to the hotel with me. So, that was fun. Next time I'm up in Grand Rapids hanging out with Caroll, I'll see if Jean wants to join us. I have always loved American Jane fabrics and patterns. Very retro.
I really liked this manifesto at Oliver+S. #1: Life is hard. Sewing is easy. #2. When the going gets tough, the tough get sewing. #3: Sewing is cheaper than therapy and easier on your waistline than chocolate. #4: Don't make it if it is not supercute. And so on. Really cute.
This is Lauren + Jessi's booth. I love this new line of fabric.
Later in the afternoon, when Brooke and I were working the booth, Sheri McCulley stopped by the booth. She designs fabric for Riley Blake, too. Her new line is called Alpine Wonderland. It is so cute. I got a fat quarter bundle of it at Sample Spree.
At the end of the day, we all went out for dinner at Quaff Bar & Grill. It was pretty good. I had the Black and Bleu burger. Best one I've ever had!
I have to run right now. If you can believe it, I have to head off for Seattle today. I'll be back with what happened on Saturday for you next. Lots more fun and games. And trust me when I tell you I'm only posting selected photos. I have about 5 times as many photos as I'm showing you! It's hard to choose! ;-)
Until next time,