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.
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Hope you enjoyed the recap!
11/17: Update! A Winner has been selected! Thanks for leaving a comment.