Joel and I are back from quilt market! The bags are unpacked, the laundry is done, and we have all the orders shipped. Unfortunately the house and office are a disaster and we could both use some sleep. Nonetheless, it’s great to be back home.
I just have a few pictures to share. They aren’t the best, as I didn’t bring my good camera. The iphone is SO much lighter to haul around!
Joel and I in our booth – As usual, he was a huge help. Not only does he come in handy when you need the heavy stuff moved or you need something cute to look at besides quilts, but he can also demo any block in the booth. Just don’t ask him what a Y-seam is. (yes, a quilt shop owner stumped him. But just for the record, I don’t think you will ever find a Y-seam in one of my patterns).
As many of you know, I design fabrics for Henry Glass. As soon as my market crate is back, I will show you the newest line I have coming out from them.
The Henry Glass booth had a whole new design this year, complete with demos, stewardesses, passports, and a whole new look.
There were lots of Minnesota designers at market again this year. I got pictures of a few of their booths –
Gudrun’s booth, from GE Designs
Linda’s booth with her famous critters, from Brandywine Designs
A few other favorite booths and designers:
Tula Pink – Such a vibrant booth and the machine quilting on her quilts was amazing!
The booth by Emily Herrick from Crazy Old Ladies, featuring her new line Technicolor.
The gals from Abby Lane – They had just finished up those pillows to the left using my Summer House line.
A few favorite Moda Deisgners:
Fig Tree’s booth and their new line Honeysweet
Sandy Gervais and her new line SoHo Chic. I love the turquoise in this line.
We also enjoyed lots of fun meals after market was done for the day –
Frank’s Noodle House – soon to be featured on one of Guy Fieri’s upcoming shows.
A night at Jake’s Seafood with some of the Henry Glass people. Karen (my design director) and Jill (of Jillily Studios) ordered the Bag of Chocolate for dessert, which was show stopper. It literally was a bag of made of chocolate ganache, filled with white chocolate mousse and fresh berries!! Joel and I are going to try to figure out how to make this one at home!
Portland’s famous Voodoo Doughnuts – which we didn’t even have to stand in line for. They were delivered to us by Palmer Printing (they print our books and patterns)
But the best part, coming home to this little guy!