I'm just back from the beautiful (and surprisingly warm!) city of Minneapolis, where, as you probably all know, the Spring Quilt Market was held.
All of you that were there will mostly agree that this was one of the Minneapolis shows with the most attendance, right? It was CRAAAAZY! From dawn til dusk setting up the booth, making sure there were enough catalogs and brochures (those just seemed to vanish into thin air!), shaking hands, walking around, talking and talking about my fabrics, patterns, kits, introducing my new collections, and on top of that, looking pretty for the pictures!
So, despite the seriously sore feet (note to self: run out of band- aids. Need to get more) and the lack of sleep, I totally managed to have the most fun in this show, and I hope you had the best time too!
But since I know you couldn't all be there, I took a ridiculous amount of pictures for you girls to see what you missed... so, without further adieu, I'm proud to present the Spring 2010 Art Gallery Booth!
I was thinking about how to describe this pillow until the lovely girls from Quilt Magazine beat me to it and named it "The Cabbage Pillow"! (now that I look at it... it really does look like a cabbage!
A little peek on my new blender... because everyone loves dots... OVAL ELEMENTS!
But it wasn't all about the fabric; of course I had to include my new line of mini sewing and quilting patterns, along with the regular-size ones, which also got new great additions like the Paris bag and the Monaco!
It was all very pretty, but was it market-show-crazyness resistant? You bet!
Here's the Art Gallery crew in the middle of the action:
My son Alex was in the zone!!
And how can I forget my thread palette for Signature? Angie took awesome shots of the spools:
And this was my happy I-love-my-booth-I-love-my-work-team face:
How do you like it so far? And this is only part one... I still have the showroom pics! (I did warn you I took an immense quantity of pictures)
So stay tuned, more Quilt Market Spring 2010 coverage coming soon!