May 24, 2010

Quilt Market

I was lucky enough to get to tag along to quilt market this year. I do work at least one day a week in a local quilt shop. It's fun to get to be amongst the fabric and yarn. To check people out and see what they are enthused about making. We had a wonderful couple of days in Minneapolis. These are just a few of the highlights. The ideas are all still spinning in my head. I'm so excited to start making some new samples.

Ann Sutton, of Bunny Hill. Had to have my pic with her. You know how I've been keeping up with the free Snowbound patterns she's putting up monthly. You can follow her at her blog.

Amy Butler in person! She was so very gracious. She had lots of slides showing us her studio and newest lines. We received some free patterns from her that you can access here.
Edyta Sitar was very moving and inspiring. She showed us many projects made from her book
Friendship Triangle. She had a basket of "Cinnamon Sticks" (6 1/2" rolls of fabric) paired with a paper that when sewn as directed and cut makes 28 half triangle squares.
The idea is to keep a triangle or two then turn in the rest to a participating shop. You will get back that number of blocks from friends working on the same program. There is usually a party involved with lots of beautiful quilts. I have the cinnamon stick she was holding in her hand. (I know, I'm such a groupy).

Finally one of the people I was most excited to meet...Monica of the Happy Zombie. I've been a follower of her blog for some time now. She was with the Lecien Corporation. I LOVE their fabrics. Monica is so creative. She gave us the Poochie Bag. She had cool bags made from the new Christmas line.


traceyjay said...

How exciting! I hope to be able to go one day... maybe next Spring. :)

The trouble is that the hubs' busiest seasons coincide with the fall and spring markets! We'll see...

Kona Bay Fabrics Blog said...

Hi Marcia-

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

Dorothy said...

Thank you for sharing your Quilt Market activities with us. I really hope to get there one day. The photos are wonderful.

Sandra Henderson said...

Oh wow! So happy you were able to attend and see all the lovely things... and meet so many cool folks. I'm putting you on my bloglist on my page so I can keep up w/ya! :)