We’re back and re-energized after a fun, exhilerating, emotional and quick (it went by really fast!) Quilt Market! This spring we visited Salt Lake City, Utah. And yes – for those of you that “know” me – I survived the airplane ride – my nerves were frazzled a bit – but I made it there and back – safe and sound!
This Quilt Market I had the joy of meeting this gal:
This cute gal is Miss Sandy (the genius behind the creations of this blog! She’s on the right and that’s me on the left) It’s true – this super sweet chickie helped me out in my time of need when I switched over to blogger last year. I’m forever grateful! Be sure to check her blog out! Textile House
This Quilt Market I was “booth buddies” with the one and only – Pam Buda – the designer extraordinaire behind Heartspun Quilts! Check her blog out at Heartspun Quilts
(make sure you go and read her blog post from May 17th, 2011 – she has some excellent photos of her booth!)
Above is Miss Karen – Pam’s booth helper, in the center is Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts and on the right is Docia Fuller Queen Mum – otherwise known as “owner” of The Quilt Merchant! (I have to say, I’m a tad jealous of their new Vera Bradley’s they acquired last weekend – I always miss out on the good stuff! LOL)
You can check out Docia’s blog here: I Am The Quilt Merchant and the quilt shop website here: The Quilt Merchant
And just a little FYI – I am sold out of all Carolina Fat Quarter, Eighth and Half Yard bundles and will not be ordering more of this fabric line. We have very little of this collection left – but you can order it at The Quilt Merchant!!! She stocked up really well! Also – for those of you searching for the American Spirit fabric collection- they have it also!
I also had the pleasure of meeting the one and only Gail Pan of Gail Pan Designs – she came all the way from Australia!!!! She’s such a sweetheart!
Above is Gail Pan on the right and Miss Brenda Mercado of Pumpkin Patch Primitives on the left. Brenda has a wonderful website full of all kinds of Primitive goodies – check it out! Her blog is also a delight and you can view that here: Pumpkin Patch Primitives Blog
I also had the pleasure of meeting Betsy Chutchian the author of this book:
and the designer of this much anticipated fabric line:
Above is Crossroads To Texas – which by the way should be arriving on US soil soon – if not already. Unfortunately – I do not have a picture of Betsy – I was so thrilled to meet her, I never stopped to think about taking a picture with her! Thanks to Kathie of Inspired by Antique Quilts for “arranging” for Betsy to stop by our booth!
Unfortunately – I chose to leave me “good” camera at home and not lug the heavy thing around with me, (which means I missed out on taking pictures of all my other new friends I had the joy of meeting!) but I did have my trusty IPhone for the following photos of The Kansas City Star booth!
Oh Look!!! It’s my book!
Another shot of my book with a few of the models!
This is one of the new books by Kansas City Star – Confederates in the Cornfield – great book – just look at those quilts!
A few of the quilt models from the Home On The Plains book – another good one!
I was in such good company in the Kansas City Star booth – so much talent, packed nice and neatly into 2 booths – a pure feast for the eyes!
And I’m excited to say that I was able to do a little hand piecing while on the flight to Salt Lake City and in my hotel room! Wanna know what I worked on — funny you should ask – I’ll show you !
This is the feathered star quilt block that we use in our logo for our business. If I’m not asked at least once a week and asked at every quilt show I’ve done for a pattern for this block, I’d by shocked. Yes folks, I broke down and figured out the pattern in Electric Quilt – cut out all my shapes and I’m proud to say that I’m about 3/4 of the way done with the block! Below is a snapshot I took on my phone so I could remember the layout of the block while I was away- not the best picture in the world – but you get the idea!
Now, don’t go getting all excited – I still have to finish this beauty up and create a PDF file to share the pattern templates with you! It’s such an easy block to piece – promise!
And this gal is getting tired – I am still trying to play “catch up” on sleep from being at Quilt Market. I need to head to bed, but I leave you with this quote that I read on another blog this morning.
“The door of opportunity won’t open unless you do some pushing.”
I printed this quoted out in a nice bold print and framed it in my office. This quote is so true……
Night, night everyone!