Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall Quilt Market

I told you I’d be back.  Thanks to all of you who stopped by to say “hi”.  It means a lot that you didn’t give up on me. 

Well, another Quilt Market has come and gone.  Sometimes it feels like a blur.  This year even more so because it was just Anne and me there handling the duties.   I didn’t get very many pictures because we never really got a chance to get out of the booth.   Here are some pictures of the booth and the quilts of Bunny Hill.

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Anne’s newest fabric collection is called Lily and Will II and it is done in the most luscious colors of aqua and yellow.

While I haven’t been sewing for myself much, I did make these quilts for Anne. This first one is called “Cape Cod Baby”. 

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Next up… “B is for Baby”

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And… “The More the Merrier”

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I also did all the machine applique on “The Night before Christmas”.  Cute new Block of the Month, huh?

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I also made another color variation of “The More the Merrier” for the Moda booth.   I got so tickled seeing it displayed there.  Wow….I made a quilt that’s hanging at Moda!  That’s Bob, Lissa, and Diane.  Bob and Diane are married Moda reps who I met when I worked at Sew Many Quilts here in Bend.   Lissa is the genius Marketing Director for Moda.  They are all so cute!

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Look who our next door neighbor was. Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs!!!  I’d say we were in good company, wouldn’t you?  Her booth won 1st place for a single booth.   I wish you could have seen her laying on the floor during set up, with her nail gun putting the walls together for the booth.  Barb was only there the opening day.  She had to go back to work.  Boo Hiss work!

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Our neighbors on the other side were the hilarious Barb and Mary of “Me and my Sister” designs.  We had so much fun with them.

030Our section was loaded with such talented designers like Laurie and Polly of Minnick and Simpson.

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Kate Spain with her new line of fabric, “Central Park”.  Check out the darling plates on the table.  They are made using Kate’s designs and sold at Crate and Barrel.  She also designs greeting cards that are sold at Target.  Quite a talented young lady.  And…she’s as nice as she is talented.

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Another special and talented designer is Deb Strain.   I’m always excited to see what new paper products she’s come out with.

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Check out Jan Patek with her friend and helper Jenny.   They were having such a good time.   You would have thought it was Halloween or something! LOL

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More pictures of her booth.   These are all so “my” style.   I wanted to move in.

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This is Sandy Klop of “American Jane”.  I’ve known her since my California days.  She’s the best!

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And here’s Kathy Schmitz with her wonderful stitchery designs.   I met her for the first time at Spring Market and she’s the kind of person who makes you feel like you’ve known her your whole life.  Such a sweetie.

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And, winner of 2nd place, single booth, was Karla Eisenach of “Sweetwater”.  This was the first time I had met her but one night when we went to dinner with her I discovered that she used to be the brains behind “Farmyard Creations” quilts and doll patterns.  I was so excited because I think I still have all her patterns!  From Farmyard Creations, she went into scrapbook paper design with her daughters and now with Moda and fabric designs.  A very creative family there!

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Then…anyone who knows me, knows how much I love Lynn Hagmeier’s Kansas Troubles fabric and patterns.   Her booth always feels like home to me.   This year was no exception with her new  “Perennials”  fabric.   I picked up a fat pack at Sample Spree and it’s just as wonderful as all her other lines.  

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It was so good to see Mary (Mary’s Cottage Quilts) along with her friend, Val.  They are always such fun.  Don’t you just love Mary’s smile?   And her quilts too, of course.

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And, last but not least, I quickly grabbed my camera when I walked past Buggy Barn’s newest creation.   The quilt is called “Farm Fresh” and I just fell in love with it.  

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So, that’s it for another Quilt Market.  It’s so much work but so much fun.  So much creativity under one roof. It never ceases to amaze me!

On another note, Linda is having a giveaway.   It’s an Accuquilt GO!   Go on over there and enter to win.   Those little machines were huge at Market.  

So, if you made it to the end…congratulations.    Whew…this blogging thing is tiring.  Just Kidding. 

See ya later.

17 comments:

paulette said...

Thanks SO much for taking us along!! Loved every booth!! I haven't seen any pictures of the Primitive Gatherings (Lisa) Booth...was she not there? Just wondering...??
Take care!
Paulette

Gail said...

so nice to have you back. Thanks for the tour, hoping to get to spring market next year!

Darlene said...

Fabulous pictures - thank you! I love the new quilt by Buggy Barn - YUMMY!

Lorraine said...

Thanks for the tour! so much "creativeness" on show! Loved the quilts you made...you haven't been blogging much but you have obviously been stitching a lot!

Cristina said...

WOW WOW WOW....
Stupendi stand..e meravigliose persone...
un bacio
cri

Carol said...

Thanks for taking us to Market! What wonderful booths! So many new ideas!

Pat said...

Thanks so much for all the pictures. I felt like I was right beside you at market. Love that BB quilt too!!

Yvette said...

This post was worth the wait! That you so much for the tour. I can only dream of attending such an event.

Lori said...

It was wonderful having a virtual tour of the booths! You and Anne did an awesome job. I really adore the quilts you made. The blue fabric with the brown bunny is gorgeous!!!

Crispy said...

How fun to see all those booths at market....someplace where we will most likely never see. I LOVE the quilts you made for Ann, too CUTE!!

Crispy

arlyce said...

It's so great to see these booths. Thanks.

Candace said...

Well even if you were stuck in the booth for market, you were certainly surrounded by great friends and incredible talent! Thanks for the fantastic "fly on my shoulder" tour, Anne! Can't wait to see your newest project from all of this inspiration!
Cheers!

andsewon said...

So glad to see a blog post pop up on my reader!!! Anne had you working for sure all your projects were so pretty! Loved all the pics you shared!
Love that Buggy Barn Quilt too!
Welcome Back!
Hugs,
Lola

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing the fabulous pictures. I'm sure it is a lot of work, but it does look like fun :-)

Kaaren said...

Welcome back, Anne! You've been missed.

Thanks for bringing Market to those of us who can't attend. Your tour was the next best thing to being there.

suz said...

You certainly were in great company. It's nice to hear from you again. Glad you can mess up your sewing area!

PamKittyMorning said...

It was so great to see you. I'm sorry we didn't get to catch up more. SLC right? xop