Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Spring Quilt Market - 2013

Spring Market was incredible!!!  What a whirlwind weekend.  I thought I had taken a million pictures, turns out I took just over 100 and it still doesn't seem to do the weekend justice for everything I saw :)  I have been trying to figure how to best share this weekend with you and decided that it can be summed up in three words . . . Fabric, Friends, and Fun!!!!


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 :)  
 And then the last group of friends are my blogger gals!!  I loved, loved, loved, getting to hang out and chat with all of my wonderful friends from the blog world.  There were so many hugs and smiles and laughs!!  You just feel a connection with these gals.  And of course, since I felt like we were old time friends, I didn't think to take pictures.  So here's a shout out to my Market blogger gals, love you ladies:  Amy, Stephanie, Vickie, Lee, AnnMarie, Adrianne, Jenny,  Elizabeth, SherriKerri, and  Tracey.
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 :) 

Right before it was time to go, I got to watch Angela Walters do a little demo on her quilting.  So much fun!!!    It was like being inside one of her Craftsy classes :)

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
And that about wraps it up :)  The Fabric, Friends, and Fun of Spring Quilt Market 2013!!!

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  1. What a fun post!!! It was so nice to meet you in person there. You did score a lot at Sample Spree! :)

  2. Looks like soooo much fun!!!
    (Shhh that's Camille not Bonnie, I believe)

  3. Wowser..!! You did lot's more than I did. Great seeing you again, you are an amazing and happy person!

  4. It was so fun meeting you Melissa! You are so great! Make sure you let me know when you are down in Saint George. Take care.

  5. Okay that last pic was the best :)

  6. Sure does look like it was lot of fun! Great to see you!

  7. Wow the loot from the sample spree was amazing.

  8. So glad you had a good time!!

  9. Thanks for sharing your pictures. I knew Violet Craft had to be from Portland when I saw that quilt. I love that fabric and the quilt with the bridge on on it is so Portland. I am glad you had a great time and I agree with you it would be meeting the people that would be the most fun although you did pretty good with the sample spree.

  10. Okay, so what was with that swan?!

  11. What fun. Thanks for shareing it with us.

  12. Looks like you had a wonderful time. I'm very jealous! Good for you for having a great time.

  13. Thanks for the summary! I guess I'd better go next time, LOL!!

  14. That looks like so much fun! Wish I could be here but this post makes mr feel like I was there with you. Thanks!

  15. What a fun post. Nice to see a little of what goes on and all the fabric/people goodness.

  16. OH what a fabulous trip you had! Fun, friends, winnings...
    Are you going to fall market by any chance?

  17. wow thanks for sharing with all of us.
    lol, this looks like a fabric over dose. too cool

  18. what a great post! :) It was fun to meet you in real life, and not just while walking by on a rainy road! :)


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