Monday, May 21, 2012

International Quilt Market Kansas City!

Wow, I can't believe Quilt Market came and went so fast! What a wonderful show and time we had.

Gather your rolling totes and bags, lots of walking and booths to see. From designers to fabric companies, notions and any and everthing sewing, it's all here at Market.

My booth was directly across from Moda United Notions. It was hard being surrounded by so much eye candy. Moda designers Minick and Simpson sat across the aisle all three days promoting their beautiful new fabric line and patterns. Laurie gave me a mini charm pack from their new line "Independence Trail", gorgeous! Beautiful and fun displays abound everywhere you turn.

Here I am in my booth chatting with two very nice shop owners.

Faces float by of bloggers and Facebook friends. I was super excited to finally meet my on line friends Kelly Ann of Kelly Ann's Quilting and her friend Melisa Morisson of Sweet Home Quilt Co. I also met Sharon and her hubby from Daisy Cottage Quilting but didn't get her picture :( such nice people, so fun!

Day 2 my Son Jon came to help for a little while. Look how happy he is
to be around all these quilters :) 

And Kelly Ann returned with a cute gifty for me, a sweet little Hello Kitty bag, purrrfect for the beach this summer. What a doll she is! 

My next door neighbor was Sandy Klop of American Jane fame. Here we are in her booth surrounded by all her beautiful new quilts showcasing her new fabric line, such a nice lady.

And here are 2 of my new patterns! "My Happy Garden", love this wall hanging. Four sweet designs that make me smile. Fusible applique and easy piecing, this pattern is fast and fun. My model used pretty border fabrics from the "Early Birds" collection by Jane Sassaman for Free Spirit Fabrics. Various solids and polka dot prints complete the quilt. I love how the black background makes those solids pop.

 "Sum Sum Summertime" is a cute little table runner for summer. Whimsical bugs have dimensional wings to flutter by with! My model uses bold and bright Kaffe Fasset prints for the border and bug wings. An assortment of other fabrics complete the runner.

Leave a comment for a chance to win both patterns. Drawing will be on SaturdayAnd now I had best get caught up on a zillion things after goofing off for so long.More Market pics to follow this weekend along with 2 more new patterns to give away.Have a great week!


angelsister1951 said...

super cute butterfly runner.. love the whimsy and bright colors thank you for the chance to win...
and for sharing market pics.. love your booth

Kathy said...

I love your happy garden - so bright and cheerful! Looks like you had a great time at Market.