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!