Sheesh — I can’t even manage to get a few market reports together this week. It’s been really busy here. My beloved Aunt Annie has been here all week and we’ve been playing and eating. She even made her famous sweet rolls today — I’m stuffed! I’m hoping to get back to a more normal this week — reading blogs and answering e-mails.
So. Spring Market. It was SOOO fun. Of course, being from Utah, I could be a little biased. I sure wish Quilts, Inc. would hold every fall market in Salt Lake and put Houston on the spring rotation. No offense to you Houston friends, but just look. Mountains. Check out this beauty –
Can you top that??? That’s a shot of Mount Timpanogos from the airplane as we flew into Salt Lake City. I had big plans of hiking the back side of Timp with The Gulls, but doh! I forgot about the snow! You can hike right across that gorgeous ridge and it’s super fun.
Ok. So, it felt like we hit the ground running. The first few days are always all about booth set up and sample spree. Here’s a shot of Jan at the Don’t Look Now table at sample spree. We were only a row away from the Moda tables. See those stacks of fat quarter packs behind her? That’s the moda booth during set up.
And this was the Moda booth after they let the crowds in. It was cah-razy. Like a bunch of locusts who swarmed in and cleaned all that fabric off of the tables.
The day after sample spree, market starts. We had a great location this year — we were kitty (ha!) corner from Holly and Pam Kitty Morning and Elizabeth. Three whole days and did I get a picture? Nooooo. But I did have a good time asking Pam each morning if she was having a Pam Kitty Morning. She always gave me an enthusiastic thumbs up. Her new fabric is ADORABLE. Pam cracked me up during clean up when I ran into her in the lobby. She was carrying 4 chairs out to their trailer and she looked at me. “Not a Pam Kitty Morning” she said. Too funny!
Here’s a shot of our booth. Kellie had five new patterns this time, so she decided to put mini-beds in the booth, as the wall space was in short supply. I met tons of blogger friends for the first time at market, and topping the list was sweet Denice who provided props for the booth. Denice is amazing and I was lucky enough to be able to meet her at her home, surrounded be several of her cute children. Thanks for all of your help Denice — I really wish we’d had more time to visit!
That’s the hardest part of market for me — we’re always so busy in the booth, I don’t get much time to sneak out and take pictures. And even less time to visit with friends. Luckily, lots of blogger friends came by the booth. I loved meeting Nanette and Shelby (oh to have more time to quilt and play together!), Kristyne, Amber, Sherri, Lori, Vanessa, Kim – and I’m sure I’m forgetting several others. Last time I forgot about Sharon. No forgetting her this time — we were stalking each other on the first day of market. And I ran into Ms. Farmhouse while I was on a coffee run for the Gulls — we’d been standing next to each other in line for a few minutes before we even realized what was going on. And, as you’ll notice — I didn’t get any pictures of any of the above. What a sorry excuse for a blogger! I was so sorry to have missed the big blogger party on Saturday night — everyone said they had such a wonderful time and it would have been so fun just to have some time to visit with everyone.
Anyway, on the few moments that I managed to escape from the booth, I took a few pictures. LOVE that giant prince charming from Tula Pink!
And can someone please remind me who’s pretty booth this is? I loved the colors.
Sigh. Swoon. Sarah Jane – new designer for Michael Miller. More on her in a later post.
The Sweetwater booth — it was hard to get a good photo as it was crowded when I was there.
Riley Blake. Oh how I want that bike!
Lori’s new Sew Cherry line for Riley Blake. Yummy!
The Basic Grey booth – or, rather one of the pictures in their booth. Their booth was swamped when I was there too — SO cute!
A close up of what Jan was zooming in on — aren’t those hats adorable?
I liked this quilt in the United Notions booth. Can anyone remember the name of the company that designed this quilt? She had a darling booth with a cute pillow that I’d really like to make.
And one other booth that I failed to get a picture of — the Jillilly studio booth — it was fantastic– you can see it on her blog. Her niece stopped in the Don’t Look Now booth and she mentioned that they were serving sorbet — I may or may not have beat her back to her booth for a little treat. If only I’d known that The Quilted Fish was serving cupcakes on the first day LOL!!!
Sorry to have kept you for so long….next up will be the Gulls. They were once again in fine form!!!
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