Quilt Market was great for me. It was so good to have a booth again after missing that for the last 2 Markets. I did Market alone so I could save my help for the busy show--Festival. Because of that I really simplified my booth. No awning, no walls, no shelving, and all the little things that take so much time to get set up. But I did do my signature black and white checked floor. It is a requirement!
So some simple draperies and hang a few quilts, and I'm in business. I decided at the last minute that I needed a "little something." I picked up a cute red cabinet at Target and put it together in my booth. I just took my time a worked slowly getting everything done. I had plenty of time and it worked out great.
This gave me some extra surface area to display handouts and quilts!
Since I was at Market alone, I don't have a whole lot of photos because it was hard to leave my booth. I was near the Henry Glass booths, and we had an area where each designer did a demo each day. That kept us busy and with my new fabric and patterns, things were always hoppin'.
The bicycle tote bag was quite a hit. I just whipped it together right before leaving for Market. In fact, I finished it in my hotel room! It was a way for me to showcase the panel from my new fabric collection--Bicycles and Blooms.
I did not even intend to offer a pattern. But that changed. Everyone was so interested in it that I quickly decided to take orders and get a pattern written. I will also be offering a kit, but I don't have it up on the website just yet. First I need to re-make the bag, doing it right this time and using the real fabrics from the collection. I am good at making more work for myself!
One of my favorite things about going to Market is seeing all my quilty friends. Here are a few:
|Pat Sloan and I try a selfie.|
|Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill|
|Me and Emily Herrick|
|Heidi Kaisand is the new owner of American Quilt Retailer!|
|Kim Niedzwiecki is an Aurifil star!|
|Alex Veronelli visits my booth.|
|Edyta Sitar had a beautiful booth.|
|Amy McClellan of Under the Garden Moon.|
|Carolee McMullin of AdornIt|
That's all I have about Market for now. I will post again soon with all the pics from Festival. So stay tuned. . . . .