Spring Market 2010: Fabric 2.0 and Sample Spree

Hi guys! Here we are in Minneapolis, MN, finally (after the usual airplane delays, broken airplanes, aircraft changes, etc. You know the drill). No photos from traveling, because you'd probably just see some frustrated faces! Anyhoo, we're ready to see what Spring Quilt Market has to offer. (If you don't know what Market is, you can read about it in this previous post.)

Tonight we kicked off the start of Market by doing a little mingling at Fabric 2.0 (a meet & greet for bloggers) hosted by the always charming j. caroline. Chatted with the know-it-all of fabric, True Up's Kim Kight, and met Kelly Stevens, Melissa Averinos, and Betz White

We only got to stay for a little bit though, because...

Then we headed to Sample Spree!! Yes, it's every quilter's dream to rummage through Sample Spree. In fact, the first ladies to enter the room rushed in at full speed, shrieking like someone was chasing them! (Someone had asked if Sample Spree was a free-for-all; it can feel like it, yeah! The goods are future release lines usually, at greatly reduced prices so shops can get it ahead of time and make samples for their stores.)

Anyhoo, here's what waiting in line for this event looks like...well, it's even longer than it looks...

And the doors are finally opened! Hurrah! And watch out!

People we saw...
Anne Sutton with a little "Scooter Pie" goodie made from her own fabric for Moda, Lily & Will! So darn in love with this line, especially since little Will Jolly is one of the namesakes!

Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup, showing off her patterns and fabrics for Henry Glass, including her newest Hip Holidays!

Barb & Mary of Me and My Sister Designs showing their Moda lurve.

Kaari Meng (French General) and Joanna Figueroa watching the madness from a safe distance.

Money shots of the Moda booth, pre-crowd!

And what we snagged for tonight's Sample Spree giveaway!! A Bliss Fat Quarter Bundle and a Maison de Garance Fat Quarter Bundle by Bonnie & Camille and French General!

So how do you win one of these beauties? Get three chances to win like so...
1. Comment on this post with whose booth you're excited about seeing!
2. Retweet this blog post on Twitter!
3. Comment on our Facebook wall!

This giveaway will end on Monday, but come back tomorrow for more giveaway fun! OK, talk soon!