A little bit of quilt market

I dutifully haul the camera to market with me every time I go. I put it in my purse so it won't get stolen. Then I usually leave it in my purse the entire time and end up with no pictures! Minneapolis was really no exception. We only have three pictures this time that are worth showing.

This is our new quilt "Social Networking" behind Michelle D'Amore and I. She designed this wonderful fabric collection entitled "Wordplay" for Benartex and I chose to make this quilt from her line. She had been a textile designer for about 25 years and knocks it out of the park with every collection she does.

The funnest part about market is seeing old friends and making new ones. That's probably why I take no pictures. I like to catch up and hear what's new with everyone. One of my favorite people is Cindy Lammon. She makes the MOST beautiful quilts that I always love. She has a new book out called Flowers All Around for That Patchwork Place. Can you see how lovely her quilts are?

I am truly embarrassed and I will tell you why. I got to have my picture taken with a great group of women who design fabrics for Henry Glass. I stood next to this friendly and funny lady, whom I didn't know but liked immediately. It turns out that she was non other than Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. I could have died! I sent her a note with egg all over my face. I was pretty surprised to find out who she was and had to read it on Linda Lum DeBono's blog! Left to right we are me, Carrie, Mary Ellen of Little Quilts, Linda and Heather Mulder-Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures. I was honored to be included with these talented women. Speaking of Linda, she was one of the brightest spots for me at market. We had a chance to go to dinner with her and she is just delightful and way too funny!

We flew home on Monday and there was tons of weather that day. We were re-routed from Denver to Chicago (makes sense doesn't it?)! All I knew about Chicago is that it is in the United States and Oprah thinks its fine there. Here is Glenda (my sister) posing with Jake and Elwood at the airport in Chicago. She just kept saying "Hurry up and take the picture! People are looking at me!" We are happy to have been in Minneapolis and happy to be back home. I have a few new things to show you next time.


Kona Bay Fabrics Blog said...

Love the article about Quilt Market!!

As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always find enough time to see all the wonderful booths.

Thanks for sharing!!!

Douglas Eagleson
Kona Bay Fabrics

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

Hey Kiddo! Sounds like you had a great time! I miss seeing you. Looks like things are going great---