So many wonderful, amazing, exciting new fabric lines coming our way. I tell you!! And of course, I can't share every single fabric picture I took (that would be one long post) but here are some of the lines that I am so excited for.
Violet Craft's Waterfront Park. Oh, i just love those purples, and the quilt with the bridge, awesome!!
Sweetwater's Road 15. So stinking cute!! I got some at Sample Spree and have plans in the works for it :)
Tula Pink's Acacia. Tula's fabrics are just a work of art, the details are amazing!!
Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew's debut line Wallflowers. It is just precious!!
Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies super awesome Technicolor. And her booth was one of my fav's!!!
Jeni Baker of In Color Order's Nordika. It has such a fun Scandinavian feel to it!!
Vanessa Christensen's fabulous Simply Style. Another Sample Spree bundle that I can't wait to cut into.
I think my favorite thing about market is the friends!!! I love getting to make new friends, meet friends that you have felt you have known forever though all your emails for the first time in person, and reconnect with friends from past quilty gatherings.
I was so excited to get to chat with some of my favorite designers, some of who I had met before and some for the first time. I just love hearing all about their inspiration, their design process, and in general about them, their families, and their lives as a fabric designer! Here's just a few that I remembered to take pictures with :)
|I really admire Camille and all she does while still being a Mom so meeting her was a real treat!!|
|Meeting Heather Ross. She is just amazing!!|
|Chatting with Vanessa. She is just so spunky!! We had a really great time chatting and I really got to know her more.|
It was also really fantastic to get to chat with some of my amazing sponsors!!! I chat with these gals weekly through emails but being able to sit down in person is so much more fun!!!
|Christa from Christa Quilts. She met us for lunch before we flew out and I don't think we stopped talking for 3 hours!|
|Julie from The Intrepid Thread. We bumped into each other so many times, and every time it was smiles and laughs.|
|Judy from Green Fairy Quilts. As you can see, we were having a great time chatting :)|
|Tracey from TraceyJay Quilts. This was right before we were about to leave for the airport so I think it spurred me to take a picture, finally :)|
And of course, when it all comes down to it, Market is just lots and lots of fun!!
Me and some of the gals from Modern Baby doing our schoolhouse. As you can see, there were a lot of laughs and we really just had a whole lot of fun :)
Later that day in Tula Pink's schoolhouse I won her 100 Modern Quilt Blocks book!!! I squealed so loud and pretty much popped right out of my seat, so fun!!! I can't wait to tear through my scrap bins on this.
And then later that evening, was Sample Spree. And I don't know about you but hundreds of women going all sorts of crazy over fabric, doesn't get much more fun than that. And I was so excited that even though I hung out in the very back of the line and waited for the crowds to die down a bit (I don't really handle the pushing and shoving all that well, I get a little claustrophobic) I still got what I was hoping to get ;) Score!!
And as you all know, I am not a big fan of handwork, but I have to say, watching Heather Bailey embroider the side of her booth wall sure make handwork look like a lot of fun!!
And I even got to get my groove on with the Quiltmaker's Shuffle. This was so much fun!!! I can't wait to see the video of it. And I placed myself very well, just in the middle hidden behind everyone else :) (My dance moves aren't anything to write home about :)
And last, but not least, Among all the Fabric, Friends and Fun, I still had a second to put my feet up and just enjoy taking it all in.
|Part of the Micheal Miller Booth|