international quilt market…

so ladies…we are home from market…all of us.  mel tagged along today; she’s not big into fabric, sewing, quilting…(anything really that deals with fabric), but she did get to meet her heroine…but we’ll get to that later.  first pictures of our booth from the very bare bones of it to the finished product…no award this time (4 years ago at our first market EVER our booth –which was in the end row…the last booth on the outside…we won be new exhibitor)  i also took pictures of some of my favorite booths and also mom, mel, and i had our picture taken with some of our favorite fabric designers…we get to that…

first off our booth…#1853 their one and only booth left as of monday (yes, monday the 17th of may).  i figure mom, tina, and i put the booth together in an hour…2 loads on our little cart (everything was foldable, squishable, collapsable, compactable, and stackable).

this was what we had to work with…bare pipes and a dull brown floor. 

this was load one of fun…the white trunk at the bottom held all the quilts along with the curtains, a pillow or two and a knickknack or two.

A pile of pillows and cushions…

Razzberry Creek is up and the frame of the crib is together (this task is difficult, but we managed).

This is a picture of tina trying her hardest to get the moda collapsable laundry basket in working order.  we could hear her mumbling, “i am smarter then the basket.”  FYI:  this basket is VERY smart.

a few close-up shots of some of the pretties in the booth.










Our booth…finished…







now on to the pictures of our favorite booths…these 2 are Bunny Hill Designs







below is the moda home booth…the ringmaster and lion tamer had just stepped out for a moment…

Robyn Pandolph’s newest line…Rue St. Germaine…we have a few bundles that mom is going to make something out of one so we’ll have a couple kits.

this little picture of the girl (reminded me of Coraline by Tim Burton) Robyn picked it up in Australia…

this lovely porch swing was in the Square in a Square booth…it was absolutly lovely…

the name of this little quilt is Lickety Split…if you are familiar with Minneapolis and Minnesota late night television…this will probably make you chuckle…

these 2 pics are from the Amy Butler Designs booth…her fabric is so much fun…the flowers on the right are Amy Bulter Papers made into flowers.

the pic on the left is of raincoats made from her material…they are actual raincoats not just coated fabric…

next up is Michael Miller…their booth was a winter wonderland…all their reps were wearing ruffly white shirts, tiaras, and ties with shimmery crowns on them…spectackular…





lastly…my favorite booth…other then ours of course…Anna Griffin

okay…now onto pictures of people…i’ll put them all in thumbnails and hopefully you can click on them to get them to be full size…  from left to right…Robyn Pandolph and mom…Robyn Pandolph and me…mel, amy butler, and me…Nancy (from BH&G) and me–apparently she had stopped by the booth on Saturday and i wasn’t there, but she told mom and tina that April’s fan club wanted to meet me…





here is a picture of mom and i with Jennifer the Editor of Quilt Sampler magazine when we accepted our award. 

 and lastly…mel got to meet her heroine, “the stripping lady” Eleanor Burns.  Mel and i were walking down one of the many (18 or so) aisles and Mel asked me if “the stripping lady was here”  i told her that Eleanor Burns the person behind Quilt in a Day would probably be somewhere and that we could look her up in the book.  we took a few more steps and mel’s eyes got really big and she says quietly…there she is…so i took a picture of her with Eleanor.  then (we had buttons that say “my shop is a top ten shop”) Eleanor asks me if our shop was in the current issue.  it is.  so she dug through a couple suitcases to find it and had ME sign her copy…it was so cool…i mean it’s Eleanor Burns… 

so market wasn’t bad…we are still trying to get back in the swing of things…we picked up a few things are market…so we’ll be getting samples made and pictures up.

have a fantastic day everyone…april  {sweetwater}

and lastly…the booth across from us was a new fabric manufacturer…Adornit…pic 1 is their booth and pic 2 is of the Adornit chix…from left Carolee, Georgana, Jackie, and Alison.

4 thoughts on “international quilt market…

  1. Ladies, it was wonderful to see you at market! How lucky are we to be able to see so much new stuff! I hope your days were as great as mine.


  2. Aloha-

    Thanks for blogging about your Quilt Market activities!

    As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always get out and look at all the beautiful booths so thanks for sharing!!

    That’s pretty cool you let your readers know what went on!!

    Douglas Eagleson
    President, Kona Bay Fabrics

  3. Hello, I love all the pictures of market.. I use to own a gift store, and it was always so much fun to see all of the different company’s displays.
    Your booth was beautiful, you are not giving yourself credit! Did one of your fabric wholesalers request your presence at the show to showcase their wares.. How fun..
    Thanks for taking the time to talk to me this morning about you shop.. here’s to quilting.

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