My head came out of the quilty clouds when the plane landed and I returned back to earth Friday. As someone said, Quilt Market is like drinking from a fire hydrant. I am filled to the brim with inspiration, gratitude, and a bit of relief now that my Schoolhouse session is over and was successful.
This gorgeous display was in front of the RJR booth. It was created by wrapping all of their new fabrics around different sized books. So clever and eye-catching.
My Butterscotch Baskets quilt was finally on display in the RJR booth after being showcased in two seminars.
Now the exciting news........drum roll......beginning in November you can make a Butterscotch Baskets identical to my version through Stitchin' Heaven. Click HERE for details. I thought it might be offered since the owner of Stitchin' Heaven wanted it for her 2-hour seminar on Blocks of the Month. I didn't find out for sure until I opened my email Friday morning and saw it on their website.
After seeing so many, MANY gorgeous quilts at Market, I feel truly blessed that one of my quilts was selected by their shop. I guess all of the hours spent at the sewing machine and in front of the computer writing the BOM pattern are starting to pay off.
Gail and I had only a few hours to go through the entire exhibit.....because I had to get home so I could attend my grandson's Little League playoff games on Saturday. I have my priorities. Family first. I won't tell you the outcome, I'll just say that the season is now over for them. Both little boys personally had great games, but it takes a team to advance to the next round.
Back to Market. The Moda area was so attractive. So much eye candy wherever you looked.
Here I am with Jo Morton. Gail was over the moon excited to meet Jo. Such a sweet lady.
Her new line will be coming out soon. I LOVED it!!
We walked around the corner and there's Alma Allen from Blackbird Designs. Another gracious designer who spent a lot of time talking with us. I bought their new book called The Raven. What a fun and whimsical quilt to make for Autumn.
The line of fabric is gorgeous!
Gail and I started our morning having breakfast with the VP of Sales, Pati, from Marcus Fabrics. Pati is my contact at Marcus, and she is the person who sends me the most gorgeous fabrics that I use to design. What a fun way to start the day.
Of course we went back to the Marcus booth to see some of the new quilts in their display area. This beauty is the Mill Girls pattern made with Christmas fabrics. Another winner by Nancy Rink.
I couldn't get enough of seeing my quilt on display. The Marcus displays were over the top attractive.
The quilt on the right is Bird Walk by my buddy Lisa Norton. It is so beautifully displayed!
This is my new BFF, Pam Buda. What a doll!
Since we had "exhibitor" written on our badges, we were able to get inside the LARGE exhibit area prior to opening and before it got crowded. Every day we were each getting over 10,000 steps on our Fitbits!
More pictures tomorrow from the Quilt Market fire hydrant of eye candy. Today I'm going to put away those pesky Eastern decorations that are still hanging around in my living room. I'm going to clean my sewing room and start creating!