In the brochure we received before Market it said we could take pictures, as long as we gave credit to who's booth/quilts we were photographing...well...I got the first half of that down - took the pics, but I've kind of forgot who the booth's belong to! So my apologies to ALL the quilters out there...if you see your quilt and want me to tell everyone it's yours, please let me know! There were just SO many quilts...so many things to see...I was on overload after ten minutes! Here's just a few shots of some great booths...click on the picture to see an enlarged view:
Felted wool pillows - they kept calling to me! The second pic is a felted wool quilt by Bonnie Sullivan, who's All Through The Night Patterns practically SCREAMED at me! I loved them all...and, as is my fashion, I own almost all of her patterns and dust them regularly...if I live long enough I just might make something of hers! The booth with the bed, fireplace and encyclopedia-pages-wall paper is amazing because it had about 3 quilts and all of that stuff was toted to Houston from Kansas City - and then hauled in a piece at a time. Her backdrops are all fake-wood that is screwed together by number...I'm telling you, some of the booths were so beautifully decorated and so clever - it was just fascinating to see what people came up with in such small spaces! The last shot is in our booth with - some pics of my quilts/bag...notice the apples? We passed out Washington State apples to everyone - so, so good...oh...that's the Aussie pictured on the quilt...Flat Kareener popped up several times during market!
When the girl sees the pic on the left she'll be calling and begging...so I hesitated about posting it but it's just too cute not to post...the little chair is made of Sock Monkey fabric - adorable! It would look fabulous in Baby Max's nursery...if only he had a grandma who could make it for him! Another shot of the convention center - which by my calculations is 4 miles long. The 3rd shot from left is fabric booth that sells Minky...in every color and texture - I wanted them all...until I remembered how stinkin' hard Minky is to sew on! Beautiful redwork was featured in another booth...all drool worthy.
Market had everything from purses to antique quilt tops to jewelry to vintage fabric and everything in between...it was so easy to get lost in just ONE booth! What is it about crazy quilts that make them so yummy? Another shot of Hatched and Patched, which I've shown you before but it's worth seeing again...the link will take you to Annie's blog so you can see everything up close! The last pic on the right is also from Annie's booth - darling birthday/celebration topper and "French-fry" boxes out of fabric!
Alexander Henry Fabrics had to have won some kind of award for the most creative booth...Look closely and you'll see a witch in a black hat hunched over her sewing machine...we loved how everything in their booth matched - fabric, threads, buttons...the mister stopped by our booth for a bit...he didn't stay too long, too much estrogen in their for him...the pic on the right shows some small quilts that have been framed - I wish I could remember who's booth it was - beautiful stuff!
Okay, that's it for today...time to get to work and try to recoup some of the money I spent at Market...for a wholesale show there was sure a lot of stuff to buy! I did my part too, it would have been unAmerican not to...I was simply helping the economy by purchasing stuff I don't need...it was my patriotic duty...that's my story and I'm stickin' with it!