Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fun at Quilt Market

Posted by Strlady at 8:11 AM
I was lucky enough to go to Quilt Market a couple of weekends ago. My sister, Brenda has a quilt shop that specializes in primitives and going to Market has become a nice thing we get to do together even though she lives across Country.

This year, as I mentioned last week, we dragged our younger sister who is a non-quilter. That was interesting. She will definitely not be doing that again. Her feedback was "I saw some nice things, but not anything I really cared for". Funny thing was... I felt the same way!

I was excited about seeing the sample of some of the patterns I really love. 
Like this one from Sue Daley.

And this one from Leonie & Deirdre, The Quilted Crow Girls

I loved catching up with Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison from Red Crinoline Quilts. We had a chance to chat a bit about the slow market and about what they have been up to. They had some really beautiful patterns out, like the one behind them in the picture (River Road) and the mini next to Paula (Red Crinoline's Favorites Collection No. 1). I just love their work.

I also got to catch up with Gail Pan. She is such a sweetheart! I first met Gail a couple of years ago at Spring market. We had dinner together back then and discovered she is a hoot!

On top of that she does the most adorable embroidery patterns.
Love her trademark elves. They are my favorite!

I love seeing quilts I recognize. This one is from the mystery series Monique Dillard designed for American Patchwork and Quilting. She has a new line coming out called Royal Gardens from Maywood Studios. Really beautiful pieces, so keep an eye out for it at your local quilt shop.

I love being surprised at Market. I picked up this quilt pattern a year ago and it has been languishing in my 'to be made' pile. I was loving it back when I first saw it but I think the color threw me off after I got home with it. Jump forward a year and the BOM has been re-written into a book and offered in a different colorway. I soooo love this new look! Yes. That folksy looking quilt is in that book that is sitting by the headboard (The Spirit of Sacagawea by Minick & Simpson)

One of my FAVORITES at market was this booth...

Do you see that quilt in back of the bed? On the wall? I brought that pattern home with me. I want to make that. I need to make that. I saw it recently on Laundry Basket Quilt's blog and I knew I had to get my hands on it. It is just as beautiful in person.

Remember how I mentioned I fell in front of a booth at Market? Yup. Right in front of this booth. I had just asked permission to take a picture of the booth for the blog and Edyta (who is the nicest person you could ever meet) had happily agreed when I turned around and got tangled in one of those Tutto sewing machine carriers. Everyone carries those wheeled things around at market and they also leave them in the middle of the aisle. Yup. I got all tangled up in one as I turned to get a better position for my picture. It was not pretty. It was awkward.. Definitely not one of my finest moments.

I did recover and poor Edyta, she felt horrible. I felt horrible that she felt horrible. But we got over it and got chatting about the blogging and her work and she was so gracious to give me a little something for my readers.

Edyta has a new line coming out next spring from Moda called Paint Box and she gave me her last Charm pack as a giveaway for you all. She also gave me a copy of her new 2013 Journal which is chuck full of gorgeous pictures of her quilts.

This weekend is my birthday and I thought it is a great time to give to you all who give me so much support throughout the year.

Leave me a comment and I'll randomly select a winner Sunday night. I only ask that you make sure your email is accessible so I can reach you if you win. Thanks!
Hope you enjoyed the recap!

11/17: Update! A Winner has been selected! Thanks for leaving a comment.

20 comments on "Fun at Quilt Market"

Cathy on November 8, 2012 at 8:19 AM said...

Thanks for showing the pictures from Quilt Market on your blog; always interesting to see what is coming next. I like the basket quilt from Laundry Basket Quilts too and the colors used are very interesting.

Unknown on November 8, 2012 at 8:41 AM said...

OOOH, I LOVE Laundry Basket Quilts! And that one behind the bed is one of my favorites too. I always enjoy seeing everyone's pictures from quilt market. I'd love to go but for now, have to be content with the pictures! Thanks for sharing and I'd love to win the giveaway!

Nancy Near Philadelphia on November 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM said...

Thank you for taking me along to Quilt Market! I'd love to win your give-away.

Darlene on November 8, 2012 at 9:10 AM said...

Thank you for sharing Market with us. I am sorry to hear that you took a tumble but thank goodness you weren't seriously injured.

Happy Birthday (soon) :-)

Susan on November 8, 2012 at 9:12 AM said...

I love seeing the quilts--so inspirational. XOXO

~*~ on November 8, 2012 at 9:20 AM said...

Sounded like such a great time!! I wish I could have attended!


tubilinha tiacarminha on November 8, 2012 at 9:22 AM said...

Parabéns e muitas inspirações e saúde para sua vida.Obrigada por compartilhar esse mercado comigo,que sou tão

one line lane on November 8, 2012 at 9:26 AM said...

Sounds like you had fun at Quilt Market. Thanks for sharing about all the ups & tangles of your trip. Have a Happy Birthday! I would love to win the Laundry Basket Quilts give away.

Nicole on November 8, 2012 at 9:56 AM said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures. What a shame you crashed in front of Edyta's booth! Hope you weren't hurt! I love her quilts, and that one on the wall over the bed is amazing.

Jayne Honnold on November 8, 2012 at 11:09 AM said...

How thoughtful of you to share your Market experience with your readers. I think if I were to go to Market, I'd have to move into the poorhouse! I would want to buy more than my budget would allow, for sure!

Love reading your blog!

Laura G on November 8, 2012 at 11:27 AM said...

I love Laundry basket quilts too. It is always embarrassing to trip and fall. I do it so much I have lost a bit of my dismay at being such a klutz but at least you did not hurt yourself. Thank you for the contest.

T Holzer on November 8, 2012 at 12:03 PM said...

Edyta is so great and I voted her booth as the best at the show on another blog! She has such rich colors. Thanks for this!

Monica on November 8, 2012 at 12:30 PM said...

First things first...happy early birthday!

I'm glad to hear you had a great time at Market. I'm just a little jealous because I always enjoy going when I'm invited. I wished I could have attended to see all the new fabrics, etc. coming out.

Penny on November 8, 2012 at 4:20 PM said...

Happy Birthday to you, Sandy. Hope your aches and maybe bruises heal quickly! Embrassing moments keep us humble. Last month a friend and I went to 'Quilts in the Barn' for the first time and we met the 'The Quilted Crow Girls', what a fabulous day we had! Love Sue's basket quilt too. But, I have recently come across Edyta, what a sweet person, and love, love, love her quilts. Recently bought her book 'Friendship Strips and Scraps' and yesterday received my first purchase of batiks. Need to save for more though before I can start. Thank you for the chance to win, nearly ordered her Journal but put the money towards the batiks instead.

Anne Simonot on November 8, 2012 at 5:42 PM said...

So what didn't you like about Quilt Market? (Thinking about your sister's comment). As a total klutz, I sympathize with the story of your fall. It's so embarassing to be the center of attention like that!
Anne Simonot

Michele on November 8, 2012 at 7:11 PM said...

I would have loved to see Edyta's booth. I drool over her books, and can only imagine how gorgeous the quilts are in person. You're one lucky lady. Thanks for sharing with us.

ytsmom on November 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM said...

I am envious of your trip to quilt market! Maybe someday, somehow! Sigh

Kim on November 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM said...

Love your pictures! Funny how an awkward situation can turn out to be something positive!

Perry on November 11, 2012 at 9:48 AM said...

Love the pics of Edyta's booth. I agree with your choice of quilts you want to make. It is beautiful. Please entre me in your drawing. The colors I can see in that charm pack are wonderful! Hope you have recovered from your fall.

Anonymous said...

thanks for all the great pictures from Houston. Edyta Sitar's quilts are all so beautiful.

Theresa W



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