Sunday, May 17, 2009

Spring Market Day 3.5

Well, we're back in our home state now after a 3.5 day whirlwind Market in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our Coming Soon page is going to to be growing over the next few weeks after all we (and you!) saw, so be sure to check back often!

Tomorrow we're announcing the winner of our Rouenneries and Authentic Fat Quarter Bundles giveaways via Twitter and the Jolly Jabber, so get yer comments and tweets in! Go to our first Market post for details!

A few more photos for your hungry eyes :)

The gals of Abbey Lane Quilts modeling their bags! Enjoyed our chat!

A Michael Miller display of an upcoming Pillow & Maxfield line. The colors are perfectly royal.

Gudrun Erla hanging out in her G.E. Designs booth. Love her patterns, and she has an upcoming fabric line, Glow!

quilts from the Quilt Show!


Carrie Nelson at the Miss Rosie's Quilts booth. She can't wait to see the 24 season finale LOL!

Anna Griffin -- always an elegant sight.

I'd be remiss if I didn't post a shot of the Amy Butler booth!

A shot of a Katie Patch Designs quilt -- thought it was so interesting!

The Moda Collections for a Cause: Alliance quilt. Stunning.

The This & That booth!

A close up of a The Morris Workshop quilt at Calico Carriage's booth. Love this line, can't wait for it to be released in the summer!
Shot Lynne Hagmeier shopping at Primitive Gatherings paparazzi style.


...and then again, back in her own booth...not paparazzi style?....
Thanks for joining us on our Market journey this season...come back tomorrow for the winner announcements and maybe some poignant thoughts? LOL we'll see...

40 comments:

Sherri said...

All the pictures were just wonderful...thanks so much! And now I guess I'll have to be checking the "coming soon" pages every day lol!!!

deborah said...

Thank you for all the great pictures-so nice for those of us who couldn't attend! I will also be checking the 'coming soon' pages frequently:)

Suz said...

Thanks for sharing all of the pictures and details of your experience at market. It is so fun to actually see the designers that I hear about. I loved being able to see the different booths, but so glad you took a pic of Amy Butlers. Loved it! From what I hear, market is a lot of work. I appreciate that you took time to keep all us up to date, play by play. Thanks ;)

Mary's Cottage Quilts said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Your pictures were wonderful! I didn't go to market this time but you made me feel like I was there. Here's a big THANK YOU!!!

Wendy downunder said...

OMG my head is spinning. The quilts look amazing, and Robyn Pandoph's new fabric looks devine. Thanks for sharing even though I am on the other side of the world. Kind regards :)

Chris said...

Wow! Three and a half days FULL of beautiful fabrics and quilts. Can't wait to see all that you all have in store for the coming weeks....so many fun fabrics but not as much $$$ or time for it all! :( Thanks again for all the pictures! Chris

Kathie said...

have really enjoyed seeing market pictures and a sneak preview to future fabric lines!
oh and the booth pictures were wonderful
thanks!
Kathie

Jackie said...

Thanks for all the wonderful booth pictures! Enjoyed seeing every one of them.

Jean said...

WOW! Loved the daily blog.

Screen Door said...

Thank you for sharing the Primitive Gatherings and Kansas trouble photos--- I just loved them.

TheaM said...

Thanks for the pics. Market was a ton of fun for this volunteer and I hope it comes back to the Burgh again soon. The vendors and visitors were terrific. (I was checking badges at the door).

angela said...

All the pictures are great! You've really shown a wide variety of styles. Thanks a ton!!! oh, and I love Anna Griffin's booth.

Pat from FL and MI said...

Wow! It looks so fun to be there. Thanks for letting those of us not there have a bit of the feeling!

nana.quilts@gmail.com

Cheryl said...

Welcome "HOME"...Already started my shopping list and can't wait to see more new stuff...this is gonna be a tough season with some tough choices, there's just so many wonderful things coming and yet only so many hours in a day!!! LOL

JLI said...

It is wonderful that you share your market experience with us. What a great time it must have been. Wish I could have been there.

sewfunbymonique said...

Love all the photos! I liked the Katie Patch patterns. I'll be looking for them! :)

**nicke... said...

thanks so much for all of the pictures. i wish so badly that i owned my own quilt shop or worked for you and could go to market! it is my dream!

Diane said...

Loved all the wonderful pictures! What a plethora of ideas... and not enough time for all. You all have managed to get me to sign up for Twitter... no on has been able to do that so far. Now to master that technological step!!

pdudgeon said...

oh my gosh! what wonderful fabrics and great patterns!! looking forward to Wiscasset and Morris Workshop and a few others along the way.

Bettina said...

I'm dizzy just looking at pix...i can only imagine how you must feel....i can't get enough of amy b. or lila t. i know you're gonna have a blast when all the stuff starts pouring into the shop!

Bettina said...

I love it!!! can't get enough of amy b. or lila t...you are gonna have a BLAST when all the new stuff starts pouring in at the shop....wish i could be there to help/drool....

mellian said...

Market looks FABULOUS! It would be a terrific idea to raffle off a "guest spot" to accompany your store to Market in the future. (If it's allowed).

Thank you for all the behind-the-scenes photos and discussion. I can't wait for the new fabrics and patterns!

Mellian in Florida

Librarynan said...

It was nice of you to post so MANY pictures! Now I feel like I know some of the designers/merchants! The fabrics were wonderful.

Sharon Stevens said...

What an exhausting exhuberant trip. Thanks for covering it for us.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

More great photos, thanks again!

Cisca said...

Thank you for sharing the pics of the designers and the new fabric designs. I really like to lool at them and make plans what to buy and what to make from it.

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patches51 said...

Great pictures. Just makes me want to be there. Can't wait to see all the new stuff. The new Sweetwater is so gorgeous and so different. Thanks for taking us to market.

Dawn said...

What a ride!! i will be checking the 'coming soon' page too!!

rather be quilting said...

Thanks for all the wonderful pictures. I am still drooling. I don't know how you do it. I would have to have everything. I love the clementine line and can't wait for it to come out. So many beautiful fabrics, so little time.

Roine said...

I love the pictures! They're just wonderful to see. Thank you ever so much for doing this on top of everything else you have to do. I finally got to see what quilt market looks like and I was able to put a few faces with their names.

Colleen said...

Greetings from Nova Scotia! I am so envious - there are few quilt shops in my area so have to get my fabric fix on-line. I took vicarious pleasure from your photos of Spring Market. Can't wait to see some of the new fabrics and patterns coming our way. Thanks for sharing!

Lori Allison said...

Really enjoyed your pictures and always love your "take" on what's cool at Market -- cuz it usually jives with what i think is cool. Was great especially because I couldn't be there.

Liberata said...

I am loving your Market reports! Especially interesting are the photos of booth designs--Santorini, so young and fresh; Lake House, so creative; Anne Sutton of Bunny Tales (I love her designs); Taylor Made (The clothing designs are so much fun); Amy Butler, such a contemporary feeling in her booth; Anna Griffin, so elegant, as you say; Edyta Sitar, because she was such an entertaining and informative speaker (with show-and-tell and things to buy)at our last quilt guild meeting (The Gathering of Quilters of NW Ohio.) As a maker and seller of doll clothing for the American Girls and other dolls, using high quality quilters' fabrics whenever possible, I am always looking for good ideas for booth displays. I found several in your photos. Thanks! It is also so nice to be able to put faces with the names of so many of the designers through your photos. Good job!

Lee said...

Thanks for sharing all of your photos. Can't wait to shop!

Helz said...

Totally enjoyed going to Market with you Guys...& without the plane trip !!! Looking forward to the Coming Soon Pages...

shaun said...

Pictures show you maintained the beautiful market each thing is just awesome great work.

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Elfinn said...

After seen these pictures what can i say simply awesome such a good work its look like cultural exhibition.

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Jeanne said...

I just found your blog and LOVE it! Wow! One day I'd love to go to the International Quilt Market!

I love quilting and know I'm going to love going back and reading your past posts.

shan said...

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