Sunday, May 20, 2012

Quilt Market Mania!

Here is Charmed Beginnings, my wool quilt design at the Blackberry Primitives Booth at the KC Quilt Market. Sorry the colors aren't too good, but I think you can get the idea...

And here it is shown from the aisle...It's about 45" square and next I'll post a few close up pics so you can see it better...

The color is much better in these pictures...the wools are such beautiful colors.  Cindy and Tonja really do a nice job getting the perfect colors.  It was lots of fun to work on this one!  You can see their offerings of all these beautiful colors at .  Lucious!

This is a picture of what I'm calling Market Mania...the way it felt while waiting to get into Sample Spree.  This convention center stretches over 3 city blocks and this hallway runs the entire length of the 3 blocks.  Many of these women arrived a few hours early in order to be first in line to get into the "sale" event of the week.  Many of the vendors will show a "sample" of what they will be offering at market.  A new line of fabric, a new way of presenting, a new product, etc.  It was great fun to see all the store owners so excited to see what was going to be available for ordering the next day!  It was a bit like this again the next morning upon arriving at the time the market opened, only everyone was globbed up in a bunch around the escelators we used to enter the event.  The first few ladies on the escelators cheered and waved to all of us below!  It was cute... It's nice to see folks so interested in the passion so many of us share!

While there I visited with many very talented designers and store owners who came from near and far, from Oregon to Florida, Canada to Texas, and many places in between.  Everyone was so nice and helpfull.  I came home inspired and excited to get busy once again.  Such beautiful fabrics and colors to create with! I got a few new products to try out...I'll let you know how I like them once I give them a whirl...   See you in a few days!


  1. Oooooooooooo! What fun! What fun! I love your quilt! Gorgeous colors and a beautiful design.

  2. Beautiful quilt! and I can only imagine the crowds but I bet every minute was fun.