Monday, May 16, 2011

Home Again!


Spring International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City was an amazing experience.


I just got home this evening and hope to gather my thoughts (and the over 150 pictures I took)  into some posts that truly capture the spirit and the inspiration of this amazing event.


First, though...it really was all about the people.  Camille and I car-pooled (well, actually she drove, and I talked) and had a great time chatting for over 11 hours! She is one amazing person!


Another wonderful person at quilt market was Joanna.  Joanna is always an inspiration to me, and it was so wonderful to finally meet her in person after sewing for her for nearly two years (Joanna's husband Eric was also someone fun to get to talk to).



Judi and I had a fun project that was in the Moda booth.  "Stepping Stones" was designed by Kate Spain with Terrain.  I was able to piece this quilt, and Judi did an amazing job quilting it! Judi has already posted here with some amazing pictures of this quilt.


Two more inspiring people--Kim and Lissa. Kim and I walked a lot of aisles together at the show; we both were at market for the first time and really had fun learning and seeing so many wonderful things.  Lissa has been such an inspiration to me and was so personable and friendly--she must have been one of the busiest and hardest working people at the show but was always smiling and never too busy to stop and talk. 


It was just amazing to me how easy it was to talk to everyone; Vanessa also was always smiling and fun to run into.  Stephanie was another person who was fun to walk the aisles with!


Vickie, Aneela and I!   I wish I had a picture of everyone I got to meet because everyone was just wonderful !


Okay...I'll have more "people pictures" later, but I need to end this post and will leave you with some fun booth shots.  PamKittyMorning's booth was amazing (oh, and Pam--she was so nice and fun to talk to)!  I must have stopped by a dozen times.  The booth was  perfectly and beautifully decorated.


The Going Coastal booth by  Crazy Old Ladies (who is not old, by the way)!  She won a booth award for best single booth.  I definitely need some of this fabric when it comes out!


My dear friend Lori's booth in the Riley Blake section featuring her debut line of fabric, Sew Cherry. I attended Lori's SchoolHouse and loved seeing all of her new designs and patterns. I have to mention Nanette here, too; I was able to spend a lot of fun time with Nanette at market!


Another beautiful booth--winner of the double booth award--was Sandi Henderson's booth featuring her next fabric line for Michael Miller, Secret Garden.


I think I could have just moved right in to this booth..absolutely everything was perfect. I was also able to attend a terrific SchoolHouse presentation by Sandi which was great.


Sample Spree...more booths...more amazing people...I have a lot more to share! (I'll announce the giveaway winners from last week on my next post, too)!  Be back soon!


38 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

From the pictures and the stories to them, I can read that you had a wonderful time!
Enjoy the 'after party' at home!

Amy said...

So fun to see all of your neat pictures from quilt market. The Stepping Stones quilt is beautiful.

Melody said...

Thank you so much for sharing all this. Just wonderful photos.

Jackie said...

Thank you for sharing with us! I so was looking forward to meeting you! But I know that we will some day, maybe Houston in the fall?

Shelley said...

I want one of those Pam Kitty MOrning panels lol!! Those are amazing! Nice pics and putting faces to so many people :)

Stitched With Prayer said...

Great pictures Sherri, can't wait to see more. So much eye candy, thanks for sharing your fun with us!!! Hugs...

Dorian said...

Sounds like such a wonderful time Sherri. Looking forward to more posts about Market. Thank you!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Great pictures, Sherri! The Stepping Stones quilt is gorgeous. Sounds like you had a great time at Market.

Helen in Switzerland said...

I'm soooo envious! It looks just wonderful! Lucky you!!

Helen in Switzerland said...

I'm soooo envious! It looks just wonderful! Lucky you!!

LynCC said...

Thank you for sharing! :D

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

What fun!! Thank you for sharing your adventure with us.

Connie said...

I love your photos!

Nicole said...

I have been dying to see some photos of Market! Thank you so much for sharing them. I am just so proud of all the folks who I know who got to debut fabrics and products!

Kim Walus said...

Hi Sherri! You took some great pictures and I will love seeing more as you do other posts. I didn't get quite as many pictures as I had intended too but, still got some nice ones. Hope you recover quick. Have a great day!

Dawn said...

Oh Sherri, what a fab post...thanks for sharing the fab time you had...would love to go one year...
Hugs Dawn x x x

badlandsquilts said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time...thanks for sharing all the great booth photos!

Betty Lou said...

Thank you for giving us a preview of thing to come. Wish I could have been there.

Nedra said...

It was so fun to see all the people you were able to meet and spend time with. And I didn't realize you hadn't met Joanna before. (just assumed you two had crossed paths way before now because she mentions you so often). Market looked so fun. I was with all of you in Spirit!

Barbara said...

Sherri,
The Stepping Stones quilt is beautiful....and the quilting amazing. You should be very proud of your talents.
B

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Oh, Sherri! I am SO glad you got to go and had a great time! Good for you!!

Madame Samm said...

Great shots, stories and scoops...
you look like you enjoyed yourself immensely...

Sinta Renee said...

I wish I could have been in your pocket! Looks like you had tons of fun... love all the pictures!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

You looked like you were having the time of your life - thanks for sharing!!!!!

Trisha said...

It looks like so much fun! Loving all the pictures of the people, booths, and fabrics. Keep 'em coming!

Anne Heidi said...

Oh it looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time! I love all the pictures, and look forward to seeing more :-)

Anita said...

Thanks for sharing! How fun and overwhelming it all looks! Can't wait to see more :)

Mama Pea said...

Looks like so much fun! It's so funny, I had always pictured you with short, red hair, like my friend Sherri from Idaho! LOL! You are too cute, and it looks like you had a fabulous time. I would love to learn how you've gotten to sew for all these great fabric designers!

Terriaw said...

Welcome home Sherri! Looks like you had a fabulous time. I bet the best part was meeting all these designers you've sewed for and read about. So cool to see all the beautiful booths too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So glad you had a great time at Market Sherri! Thanks for the photos.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh what wonderful fun Sherri! I loved seeing you. :-) Thanks for the great post!

Q said...

Thanks for sharing all the eye candy Sherri! and it is so great to see all the people pictures it really makes 'blogland' real to see everyone's smiling beautiful faces together!

Chris said...

Loved seeing all the photos! Thanks for sharing. :) I absolutely love the Sew Cherry line...and your quilt is so pretty in that picture! :)

Pat said...

It is great to see the pictures and loved everyone of them and also the stories of people that you met and spent time with. It appears that you had a great time. I can't wait until I see more pictures.

Sharon said...

WOW you are fast.s I have loaded my photos on the computer but that's as far as I've gotten. It was so nice to meet you.

Sachiko said...

Oh, you took some great pictures Sherri! I can't believe that I was there... What a fun week!

Rosa said...

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful photos,I`m enjoy seeing them.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Everyone has pics of Judi. I missed meeting her. It is so wonderful to relive through the photos.

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