What a day, what a wonderful day at Quilt Market.
Gail and I have been getting up early every morning and heading over to the Salt Palace for all of the festivities. It's a massive convention center with unique construction.
Then it was my turn to speak in my Schoolhouse session. My fear was no one would attend my session as I had some stiff competition during my time slot. Not to worry, I had a nice group of people from all over the world attend my talk. I must have said something right since I was approached by the largest distributor in Australia after my talk. My first shipment sails for Australia next week!
Then look who I run into.....Kim Diehl!! What a sweet lady. I told her about my Let's Make A Diehl class and she laughed.
Our exhibitor badges got us in to the exhibitor floor prior to today's opening. Here was Karen Styles at her booth. The pattern for the fabulous quilt behind me is now safely tucked away in my suitcase. Karen was delightful.
Then Gail and I went to Pam Buda's Schoolhouse session and I won a pincushion made by Pam! Pam is a designer for Marcus Fabrics and she has a wonderful blog HERE. I felt as though I had know Pam for years. What a sweetheart and such a kind person.
I LOVED Pam's new block of the month.
Then dinner and off to Temple Square. As you can see, a storm is blowing in.
We hit the music jackpot last night while we listened to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearse. They are preparing for Memorial Day, and sang patriotic songs paying tribute to all of the armed forces. When they started singing God Bless the USA, I had to get out a tissue. It was an incredible evening topping off a terrific day.
While we were listening to the rehearsal, the storm clouds finally let loose of some rain. We walked to a nearby station to catch our light transit train back to our hotel. Nothing, I repeat nothing could dampen our spirits.
This morning we are having breakfast with the VP of Sales for Marcus Fabrics so I have to scoot. Right after breakfast we will "walk the floor" for a couple of hours then we catch our plane home late this afternoon.
We've had a fabulous four days here in Salt Lake City. It has been a very memorable, and possibly life changing experience.