May 31, 2010

Day 6, is it over already?

Back at it, sorry for the delay. I've been sewing and not blogging. Day 6, the last day. Wow that week went flying by. A wandering I will go to see if I had forgotten anything and that I couldn't live without. This is Cori Blunt of Chitter Chatter Designs, she does amazing applique work(or the A word as I call it). I am proud to say that she is another local gal. Don't we have super talent in our area. This was her first time at market, and her booth won a second place ribbon. Way to go Cori!

I had to have a picture of this quilt because I bought the fat quarter bundles of it from the Robert Kaufmans booth at sample spree. I don't know that I will make this same quilt but better safe than sorry. Right?

And you probably know who this is. It's Amy Butler, I think she was the most popular vendor there. Everytime I would walk by her booth to meet her, she always had someone there interviewing her. So I just took the picture anyway. She is amazing, her booth was unreal. Watch for her new line coming out in September. I can't wait, Corn Wagon has the whole line coming. Hip, hip, horay!
Some of her delightful bags, these will be featured in her new book. That will be on the wish list for sure.
While I was out wandering I got a phone call from Emily saying that I needed to come back to the booth. My first thought was that it got busy all of a sudden and she needed me really bad. When I got back to the booth, look who was there waiting for me.

It's Kate, I'm one lucky girl to have one of her plates autographed by her. I knew we needed those plates. I can say I knew her when, this gal is really going place.

Thanks for making our last day so worthwhile Kate, I'll be watching for new things coming soon.

Back to my wandering! This is Aardvark Quilts, they have some pretty amazing stuff as well. Most of their quilts are made using Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

Not my style, but they were beautiful.

Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson came to the booth to interview the Crazy Old Ladies. I let Emily do all the talking because really, I'm not a Crazy Old Lady! Her little interview will be on their web show sometime this week.

Don't you love this quilt? The whole thing is made of wool and there's the A word again.

Here's more of their work, they are out of Austraila. I don't have info, sorry.

One of my favorites, it's Bonnie from Pie Plate Patterns. Check out the quilt behind her, it's adorable. The watermelon border is so yummy. I had lunch one day with Bonnie, she is so fun to visit with. I will be taking one of her classes at Panguitch. I can't wait to visit with her again. Another local company, yeah!

Give a great big yeah for Emily, she had a couple of magazine reps visit with her, they want her to submit something for their magazines. Are you on that Em? I know you haven't had a thing to do since being home! I will let everyone know when that happens, then I can say I knew her when too.
Another new book!
This is Jill Finley of Jillily. Can you guess that she is a local gal too? I told you we have talent here in Utah county. She is a frequent shopper at the shop. Mary Ann tells me she got her start there. She's only been quilting about 8 years,now look where's she at.

Carolina Patchwork's booth, fresh and fun.
The Wooly Lady, we carry all of her stuff at the shop. She is very talented.
I got most of my last minute shopping in, when I looked at my watch it was almost 4:00. That meant closing time, where did the time go? I hustled back to the booth to help undecorate, boy that didn't take time at all. It took longer to set up that's for sure.
Clean up, clean up, everybody do their share! 2010 Quilt Market in officially closed. See you in Salt Lake. Yup, market is in my own backyard next spring and it's already circled on the calendar. What a great experience for me. I was tired, stiff and sweaty, but it was worth every minute. Now to get all the purchase's home to Utah!

After supper I had Emily chauffer me to Eden Prairie, MN. About a 10 minute drive from where we were staying. My good friend Ellen's daughter, Lindy and her husband, Ryan live there. They were married 2 years ago and I helped her at her wedding. I worked with Lindy at Heritage Woodworks. It was nice to visit with them as I had not seen them when they have been in Utah the last couple of times. What a nice chat we had, she has a darling home, but then who wouldn't when it all comes from Heritage. I miss that place.
Ryan, Lindy and Myself
Now it's off to do some packing and rearranging the the luggage, then off to la la land. One more day to report on. Can't wait to share what we did before we caught our flight back home. I wonder if it includes more shopping!


Yvonne said...

After day 5 I thought I had seen it all but....surprise....more awsome booths! Love the quilts on Chitter Chatter designs, going to check out that website.
Are you still reliving those wonderful days you had on the market Shannon? I bet you do, especially when you look at all the beautiful pictures you took. Thanks for giving such a detailed report of your stay in MN and for sharing all your highlights! Can't wait to see all the fun stuff you bought!

Loraine said...

Wow I really missed a lot of booths! I'm so glad you took a lot of pictures. It was fun to read about your visits with everyone!
See you at Shop Hop in a couple weeks.

kate spain said...

Shannon, just wanted to pop-in and say how wonderful it was to meet you and Emily at Market! You two are such fun and it tickled me silly that you actually went out and bought those plates (not to mention having me sign them!! LOL). That was a highlight for me for sure. Thank you so much for your support, encouragement and good spirits. Keep up your beautiful work! hugs, kate