May 29, 2010

We're Open! Day 4

Quilt market 2010 is officially open!
What a fun crazy experience for me. I didn't know I would be meeting so many wonderful people. This truly is the best hobby a girl could ask for. The convention center was filled with shop owners coming to fill their orders for the latest and the greatest in the fabric industry. The pictures posted today are from me browsing some of the booths, there was no way I would be able to see all of them in one day. Here are just a few from the opening day. Two Crazy Old Ladies looking mighty official. Everyone loved our shirts, we could of sold a ton. Emily even took orders on them. Want one for yourself? That's exactly what all these quilters are, CRAZY! We had so many comments on the name like, Which one is crazy and which one of you is old? I would reply,"Take a guess".
Amy(Kati Cupcake) stopped by again to ask me some questions about teaching My Favorite Bag, and just as she was approaching me someone else with that same bag stopped into talk to Emily. Come to find out it is Mary on Lake Pulaski. She is a quilting blogger that I follow.

Quirky picture I know, but meet Terri Griffin of Thankfully Sew. She is a Provo gal with lots of talent. Remember the Green Apple Tote bag pattern that I had so many classes on. Well this is the lady behind that wonderful bag.

I met Pam Kitty Morning, anonther great blogger friend. She is the funniest blogger out there. She is always so chipper. The Izzy and Ivy girls introduced us to her. I'm sure glad they did. It's fun to put faces with names now.

Pam brought Alex Anderson over to meet us. This is the quilting princess of all times. Such a sweet, sweet lady.

And here's none other than Mark Lipinski. I caught them doing this interview with them. Sorry I don't know the other ladies with him. You may remember Mark from the Quilt Home magazine. He is no longer associated with them. I wonder why?
Riley Blake's booth was amazing. They had lots of fresh and fun ideas streaming around in there. They are a local company here in Utah.

Sandy Gervais booth was adorable, just like her new fabric line for Moda.

She made this little sofa to look like her signature dot. The dots were adhered with fusible web and then she just took a marker and went around the dots. She told me she got the sofa at Ikea. Get busy making one for your little one's.
Cindy Taylor Oates, the lady behind the popular retro apron books. She has a new book out called Rag Bags. My copy is autographed by her. What a cute lady.
A little showing of Sue Spargo, she does a wonderful job with wool.

Look who autographed my little card wallet. It's Valori Wells the designer. You remember me blogging about these don't you?
This is Valori Wells, her booth was really cute to. But then again whose wasn't. I'm sure the judges had a hard time picking the winners. I will post about those in the next session of Quilt Marker. Day 4 was simply amazing. I wonder what's in store for day 5.


April M. said...

What a great trip! So many places to go, people to meet and things to see. I can't wait to see what for day 5 :)

Sheila said...

What a fun experience!!!
I am always eager to shop after Market goodies start arriving! :)

Yvonne said...

Your trip seemed to improve every day! What started out with a boring delay just turned out to something wonderful!
I am so happy for you that you were able to meet all this special creative people! Love the T-shirts you are wearing!
I am going to check out all the links you have posted to the other blogs and looking forward to your post about day 5!

Kona Bay Fabrics Blog said...

Hi Shannon-

Thanks for blogging about your Quilt Market activities!

As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always get out and look at all the beautiful booths so thanks for sharing!!

That's pretty cool you let your readers know what went on!!

Douglas Eagleson
President, Kona Bay Fabrics

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hey Shannon,
You are doing a great job blogging about Market. Could you send the photo of us? It's way better than the one my friend took with my camera. Thanks.

ZanBryDesigns said...

Hey Shannon the photo with Mark in it he is standing beside Pat Sloan she is one of my facebook friends and blogger that I follow as well. I love all of your photo's it looks like you all had a blast. Thanks for sharing!