Hi Everyone! Sorry it has been so long since my last post. My trip to Seattle was great, but really tiring. I came home and haven't been feeling well. I either picked up something with all the hand shaking I did, picked up something on the airplane, or just plain wore myself out! Or maybe all three of the above! I am feeling a little better today so I'll try to get caught up here!
Can you stand to hear a couple more Market posts? I know everyone is getting tired of hearing about Market.... Then, I have a post for you on our new book! Yippee!
On Saturday morning, I had a little meet up with some of my blogging buddies. Here we are after breakfast. I'm on the left, then Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts, Claire (Amanda Jean's sister), Shelly of Prairie Moon Quilts, Cindy of Live a Colorful Life, and Tara of Tinkerfrog. We had a lovely time at breakfast.
Here is a quilt made from Kate Spain's new line. This was hanging over at the Moda booth. I really like this fabric and this quilt. Plus, I thought the quilting was gorgeous!
This was Edyta Sitar's booth. You all know how much I love her!
Loved this advent calendar pattern. Bought it. Haha!
They gave me a copy of this sewing machine cover pattern. I am going to be writing a pattern review of it soon for you! Stay tuned for that!
Then, I met Pam Kitty Morning. She was so nice!
I had a nice conversation with this gal at the Lecien booth!
I had a lot of fun talking with Joel Dewberry! He didn't have new fabric out this market, but he had some great new patterns that I'd like to try.
Oh, and there were all sorts of opportunities to be given free books. I really love this book, called Quilting Modern (I'll do a book review of it soon). She autographed it for me. I had a wonderful time talking to this author, Jacquie Gering. She was so nice! Turns out she lives in Chicago. I am trying to get her to come here to Michigan for a visit. That would be so wonderful.
I got to hang out a bit with Bari J at her booth.
Another book giveaway....I got a copy of Amanda Jean's and Cheryl's new book Sunday Morning Quilts. I LOVE this book and have a book review and giveaway coming up for this book. Stay tuned!
Back at the booth, we spent the afternoon helping people making more necklaces. These are the girls from the Fat Quarter Shop. They were awesome!
That night, the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild held a Modern Meet Up. It was really awesome. When you walked in the door, the first thing that happened is you were ushered to a table, where everyone got a door prize. I got to meet Tammy, the owner of Marmalade Fabrics. Do you ever meet someone and feel like you've been friends for a long time? That's how I felt with Tammy. I wish I lived in Kansas City so we could be closer friends! Maybe through blogland, we'll be able to maintain a friendship. Wow. What a great gal!
Then, toward the end of the evening, there was a drawing for door prizes. BIG prizes. And guess who the first prize went to??? ME!!!! OMG! I couldn't believe it! Do you see that fabric bundle I am holding? There are 22 one-half yard cuts of fabric in really juicy colors. It was all put together and donated by none other than Marmalade Fabrics! I about died, I tell you! Many thanks to Tammy for donating this wonderful bundle! Seriously! I can't thank you enough! And on my left is Lisa, one of Tammy's friends and assistants with the shop. Lisa is another one I hit it off with like crazy. Turns out, she's originally from St. Joe's, Michigan! Another person I'd love to hang around with more. I was higher than a kite in this photo. I could not believe it.
I got to speak with Amy Butler at the Modern Meet Up as well. She is very nice and personable. Oh, to be that tall, skinny, and beautiful, too!
Well, at this point, they were kicking us out of the room at the hotel. I hated to leave Tammy and Lisa, as well as Shelly and Victoria. I also met another fun friend named Stephanie. We've become Facebook friends since then, and guess what??? I learned she grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, my hometown! What a small world! I tell you.....
Well, I was exhausted at this point, but I went back to the hotel room with Brooke, and we hung out with all the other Quilted Fish gang. We stayed up really late again, because the next day was our last day at Market. Come back tomorrow, and I will show you how we broke down the booth. I also met a few more neat people and saw some more fun booths.
I have to run. I haven't had time to proofread this, so I hope there weren't too many typos.
Until next time,