Friday, May 21, 2010

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!

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rebecca said...

Looks like a fabulous time!! Enjoy!

ellie said...

my pick would be your last picture of your post the Maison de Garance Fat Quarter Bundle by Bonnie & Camille and French General! anxious to see more.......ty

jdthersh said...

Woot, Woot!! Thanks for the great giveaway! = ) I would love to see pictures of the Lecien booth, the new line looks fab!

Kathryn said...

Just lovely. What fun you must have at Market. Kathie L in Allentown

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Would love to see Anna Maria Horner's booth. I am enjoying seeing all you pictures and getting glimpses of all the fabulous fabrics.

Melinda said...

I saw a preview of that Gnoma Claus and LOVED it! Great giveaway! All of the fabrics are beautiful!

Jeni said...

These are two of my favorite fabric people. I can only imagine what going to market would be like. I would love to win one of these. We are moving to Korea this summer and I could have so much fun with this fabric during my 1 year there.

Julie and Edie said...

I LOVE them all! HappyZombie's new fabric line looks interesting. . . and of course, Anne Sutton and Fig Tree and I could keep on listing!!Thanks for sharing all the great pictures -- it's the next best thing to being there! Julie

Jayne said...

OMG! 408 comments! Well, I sure would love, love, love to win one of those bundles, so count me in as #409!

Lisa Klingbeil said...

I would love to see ALL the booths, but especially French General, Amy Butler, and Fig Tree. Have a terrific time!

Sarah said...

gorgeous fabric...Love it....Sarah sasher342@hotmail.com

Kyle said...

All of your market photos are great. I'd feel lucky winning any of the bundles. I don't know how those designers keep coming up with so many wonderful fabric ideas.

Fiona said...

I really want to see Anne Sutton's booth (Bunnyhill) and of course anything Robyn Pandolph ..... The spree looks like so much fun.

tammiemarie said...

Riley Blake! She's a new fave of mine! and Amy Butler is always fab too.

Amy said...

I would like to see Carrie Nelson's booth and her upcoming patterns.

Sandy said...

What a lovely bunch of giveaway goodies...thank you and thanks for sharing pics of market!

Laura said...

I recently discovered Riley Blake fabrics so I'd love to see their booth and would also love a chance to win some fabric!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Shelley said...

I would love to see Anne's Bunny Hill booth! I love that Bliss Fat quarter package!!

Mary said...

I would love, love, love to see any of the folks and their booths you've mentioned. Thanks so much for letting us in on some of the fun.

Emily said...

Fun fun fun! I enjoy reading all the market updates!

lari smiles said...

I'd love to see Amy Butler's booth, and of course everyone else too! The awesomeness must be overwhelming. Keep up the good work!

CAlili said...

I would like to see Anna Maria Horner's booth. I have been hoarding some of her voiles--so beautiful I can't bear to cut in to them (but I know not what she intended!).

May said...

I'm definitely looking forward to the Cotton way and Amy butler booths.

Annemariesquilt said...

Hi I would love to have A Bliss Fat Bundle..
Thank you for running a wonderful blogg and I realy loved the Spring Market post, Thank you for sharing;-))

Anonymous said...

Sandy Gervais! and everything Moda, and keep those pictures coming...absolutely a treat. Thank you for posting. It is especially nice to see the designers with their work...sigh...if only in person. CarolA in Troy, ID.

jillquilts said...

OH, I am LOVING the fabric pictures! Show more pictures from every booth!! And pick me! :)

carolann said...

Looks like an awesome time! Would love to see Joanna Figueroa's booth. Hoping to win some fabric goodness!

Anonymous said...

it's fig tree 4 me.

Jan said...

I love these give a ways...being at Quilt Market must be so much fun. But, you do a great job of having all the fabric me all love available. Thanks for thinking of all of us! Jan Dudley

InkyTonka said...

Can't wait to see close-up photos of the Amy Butler and Fig Tree booths!

Roxana said...

I love seeing it all but especially the Moda booth... All those designers I've grown to love! How great that you're getting to meet them!

Nancy said...

How to choose? Of course Moda would be great to see, Heather Mulder Peterson, Bonnie & Camille . . . any and all of the booths!

Jillian said...

Me and My Sister Designs one looks fun!

call me crazy said...

What fun! Looking fwd to Miss Rosie's and Fig Tree's booths. :-)

Wendy_MT said...

OHHHH thank you so very much for sharing the pictures -- LOVE all the eye candy!! The THIS & THAT booth would be one of my top favs along with the Sweetwater booth. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Peggy said...

Basically want to see all things Moda. Love three sisters, me & my sister, Minnick & Simpson...just show us everyone! Love Anne Sutton too.

aztel2000 said...

I wouldn't know where to go to first--I love French General, Minnick and Simpson, Blackbird Designs, etc., etc., etc....so much FUN!!!

Heather said...

Love love love all the pics can't wait to see what you show us next! Love a good giveaway too :)

Frauke said...

!!!O.O!!!

Oh!
I'm a Patchwork-Greenhorn. And this year I#m in a Quilting Bee named Blockzeit (www.blockzeit.blogspot.com)
And I'm a fabric-Yunkie.
I need to win this Bundles!!!!

sistersuequilts said...

Wow! What a treat! Wish I was there. I want to go to Moda Street!

Fleurette said...

Can we see them all! Heather Bailey and French General.

Nancy Anne said...

French General and Sandy Gervais - those are the booths I'd head for first!

Leah said...

I'm new to quilting, so market is all new to me too... thanks so much for helping us experience it through your blog! I love Moda, so I'd be looking out for their booth.. but I'm sure I would be delightfully distracted along the way :)

Laura said...

I'm excited to see Amy Butler's Booth and many more! Keep on showing those pics:)
Laura T

Betty said...

The sample spree looks like so much fun. Wish I was there.

Dawn said...

Love it all!! Want to see it all...

SheilaS said...

Please show Laurie Simpson and Polly Minick's booth-red, white & blue! Actaully, they are all good!

Anne D said...

I wish I was there but I love seeing the blogs about market. I would love to see every booth but if I had to pick one it would be Figtree.

missavene said...

I can't wait to see Camille Roskelley's booth! I'd love to get a beter look at Bliss, and those 6 new quilt patterns she's been mentioning!!

missavene (at) gmail (dot) com

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Jennie said...

I am especially looking forward to Bunny Hill, Bonnie & Camille, Fig Tree, and French General! Oh, and I'd love a fat quarter!

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

Would love to see what Moda's coming up with and the new line of Paper Dolls! Looks so amazing there!

Angela D. said...

I'd love to see Camille's booth. Love her fabric.

Andrea said...

I'm stoked to see the Amy Butler booth!! And the new lines from Moda!! Wish I was there!! Have fun!

Cyn said...

Hi,

I want to see Minick and Simpson's!

And if I get a second choice, Blackbird Designs. :-)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

BarbaraRS said...

I can't wait to see Fig Tree's booth - her colours are just so refreshing and elegant. And then being a Brit, I always like to see what red, white and blue Americana ideas are over at Minnick & Simpson. One day I might get to see in person - for now I rely on you to do a great job!

Cbar said...

I'd like to see a picture of Amy Bulter's booth. Thanks for the give away.

AmandaCalloway said...

I would love to see Amy Bulter's Booth and some really cute quilt displays!!!

Linda said...

Check out Amy Bradley! Her patters are the cutest.
LiLinda

Mos Los Vagabondos said...

What a fun sideshow of quilt market! I would like to see the Cotton Way or Bonnie and Camille's booth. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

I don't think I can pick just one.... I love them all...

Marcia said...

Lovely fabric that so would like to make a quilt from....

Anonymous said...

Do you hyperventilate, when you are looking at all the new fabrics and tools that are soon to be on the market? I do!

Carol Sc said...

It looks like it could become a fabric feeding frenzy! There are so many ideas motivated from seeing the new fabrics!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see anyone's booth in person (I live in almost outback Australia)... living vicariously through you, I enjoy looking at everything that's on offer. I feel that I'm looking into the futur, as a few of these ranges won't make it to my lqs for quite some time.

carew said...

Love the fat quarter packs, fun to create beautiful quilts with the packs.
Have fun at market.

carew said...

Love seeing Joanna Figueroa all dressed up and her new fabric line.

Linda said...

I'd love to see Fig Tree's booth, Minnick and Simpson, and always - Amy Butler.

Stormy said...

I'm already planning what to make with the new Robyn Pandolph line. It's beautiful! Great pictures!

kevnjacks said...

Oo, oo, would love to see some shots from the Anna Maria Horner booth! :)

kshackabq said...

Oh my . . . Joanna and Fig Tree Quilts, as well as Camille Roskelley's Thimbleblossoms.

naej95 said...

I would love to win!
What fun everyone must be having.
I love seeing all that fabric and the patterns....
Connie F

Mom of two said...

Do I have choose just one?! I would be overwhelmed to see any booth but Deb Strain or Kate Spain and I would probably faint...lol. WOuld love to win this Market Giveaway!

maeve315@msn.com said...

Look at all those luscious fabrics and the beautiful booths! That is quilter's heaven! I am drooling over the Moda booth/tables full of fabric packs! Wow!

Kwiltsfl said...

Booths to see? Minick & Simpson or French General.

Karen Harris

dokiquilts said...

oh my--sample spree! i want to see carrie nelson's quilts from her books. anything lecien. and of course lakehouse--holly always has the cutest booth.

The Nelsons: said...

Oh, how I wish I can go to market some day.

Julia said...

I'm excited to see Bonnie and Camille's booth, Fig Tree's, and the Bunny Lady! And I would LOVE to have a fat quarter bundle! Dream come true for me!! Thank you for the opportunity!

a.niza said...

awesome quilt market....just any booth wud do just good!

Kylie :) said...

Ok I have re-tweeted the link, added it to my facebook profile and I am letting oyu know I would love to see Sandi Gervais stand at the market! Please let it be me!!!

Kylie :) said...

Ok I have re-tweeted the link, added it to my facebook profile and I am letting oyu know I would love to see Sandi Gervais stand at the market! Please let it be me!!!

Barbara said...

Oh, the booths that I would love to see are Carrie of Miss Rosie's and Kaari Meng of French General. Love both of them. Thanks for the chance to win, but if I don't, thanks for all the updates from market, they are wonderful!

Elena said...

I'd love to see Camille's booth and win that great new Bliss line!

Cris A said...

What a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Marci Girl said...

I would love to see Anna Maria Horner and Amy Butler's up close and personal! Love them!

Annelies said...

What am I most excited to see....EVERYTHING!!! Thanks for taking us along for the visit and would LOVE to win your giveaway !!!

RenegadeQuilter said...

I want to see all of the booths..... but I do love Michael Miller so that would be my pick!

Quiltersal said...

Oh, my! I love that lighter FQ Bundle...the one with the blues at the bottom....Pick me, please!!!!!

Debi said...

Oh my! i want one of those! I'll be having knee replacement tomorrow but wouldn't that be a nice home from the hospital surprise later in the week????

Joy said...

Wow...you must be having so much fun! I'd love to see pictures of Joel Dewberry's booth (if he has one)and Moda's booth.

anniem said...

OMG are u kidding???Whose booth do I not want to see....oh yeah, the one I don't know about. I want to see them all. Of course Amy Butler, Camille Roskelley & her mom Bonnie, and Kaffe if he's there. See? I don't even know whose supposed to be there. I am sooo out of the loop I don't even know where the loop is..am I pitiful enough for ya???????

Trisha said...

Definitely Anna Marie Horner.

Cardygirl said...

Looks like fun!

Bethany said...

I'd like to see Kate Spain's booth and Bliss.

Patty Fowl said...

The chaos... the mayhem... the frenzy!! Wish I was there too!! Would love to see Fig Trees booth because Joanna is so creative!!

Sarah said...

I've been waiting to see Bliss and all things Moda!!

Thank you for this giveaway!

Victoria said...

I loved seeing the start of the Spree. You could title it "Nine ladies dashing..."

I always want to see Anna Maria Horner, Patty Young, and look forward to Michael Miller land. Will he be camping? exploring the galaxy? in a treehouse?

I would love either of those magnificent fat quarter sets!

Trish said...

I loved Miss Rosie's booth. I was hoping to get a glimpse of new Shnibbles.
Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com

Jolene said...

Well of course Bonnie and Camille are old faves, but I'm realling loving Birch Organics unique style.

Holly Cressall said...

The fabric keeps getting better and better. Can't get enough. Bliss would be heavenly right now! I'm sure Bonnie and Camille's booth is amazing.

Emskyrooney said...

quilt market looks like so much fun!!!

jeans said...

Would love to win a bundle. I think I would go to Blackbird then French General.

Karen said...

I love seeing all the pictures. Wish I could be there. Love everything. I really liked seeing all the booths. I especially liked Sherri Falls block of the month and Laurie Simpson's Halloween apron. Can't wait to see that new halloween line. Thanks for the chance to win. Karen M

Cindy said...

I got to see the Thimbleblossoms booth in MN - I'd love to win that Bliss FQP!!!

Anonymous said...

I have not even looked at all the pictures yet, but I always love the mimick and simpson booth. I always love their designs and fabric.

maryj18

Ramanda said...

I am so breaking the tenth commandment right now! I would be in heaven if I could see Thimble Blosom and Cotton Way. So lucky!

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I can't wait to see more of French General's new line and Sweetwater's Pure line or anything else from Moda:)

Ramanda said...

I tweeted, I promise! I just don't think it notified you cause I am not the smartest at figuring that stuff out! You can check to make sure http://twitter.com/ramandan

Katie {choc0holic} said...

I'm excited about seeing EVERY booth, but particularly Camille's...she never ceases to amaze me. What a great bit of eye candy!

Lara said...

That pile of Bliss makes me giddy! Look at that yummy mix of red and aqua :)

Most excited to see more of Bonnie and Camille and Riley Blake... Oooh and AMH!

Thanks!

Sandra Toews said...

Thanks for sharing all the quilt market fun! I was excited to see the Thimble Blossoms booth, the Bunny Hill booth and the Sandi Henderson/Michael Miller booth.

Nan S. said...

I love the BOM w/the new French General line. It is beautiful! My other favorite is Miss Rosie's Brown Betty.

lauraweaver said...

Ladies...thank you for all the great pics...this was the best start to a Monday morning!!! I'm really hoping for a Bliss bundle...a great end to a Monday :o)

Linda K said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win!! Loved to see the Bunny Hill booth. Can't wait to see and touch that beautiful fabric!

maryw said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures from quilt market. I always look forward to seeing the Minick and Simpson booth as well as Bunny Hill Designs. They were awesome! And your giveaway is awesome as well. Thanks!

Loraine said...

Oh Wow! Love both lines of fabric. I could use either one. I actually went to market, and was so overwhelmed by the Moda crowd, that I kind of lost my interest in buying anything. I was so mad at myself for not fighting harder to get one of the Bliss lines, so if I could win it...I'd be a happy girl! Thanks for the chance.

Debi said...

Beautiful fabrics, oh what a great time ya'll are having.

Jo Ellem said...

I was really wanting to see the Moda stands, Michel Miller, Happy Zombie's gnomes in situ, they are amazing. LOve the look of the yummy Maison de Garance, thanks so much for all the pics.

Chris said...

I would have to say excited about seeing anything Moda! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures of the show. Makes us non-market people feel like we're there! How exciting!

Nancy H said...

I think the Moda both would be my favorite! I alsp like Me and My Sister paterns and colors.

Chelley said...

Oh, I <3 the new line from Bonnie & Camille!

Sharrieboberry said...

I may be late--but I've been reading about market here and there and the excitement is palpable! How fun! So sign me up if I make it!

trudys_person said...

I would love to go to Market someday - and see Amy Butler's booth. She is guaranteed to have something wonderful!

Thank you for the giveaway!

Nurseli said...

Of course the Moda and Amy Butler fabrics!

Brigid said...

It looks like it was so much fun! I wish I would have been there!

Kona Bay Fabrics Blog said...

Aloha-

Thanks for blogging about your Quilt Market activities!

As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always get out and look at all the beautiful booths so thanks for sharing!!

That's pretty cool you let your readers know what went on!!


Douglas Eagleson
President, Kona Bay Fabrics

http://www.konabay.com

Ravenhill said...

Oh, these are too pretty! I would LOVE to win! You are so nice to share these goodies with us!

babiesdoc said...

I always like to see the pix from quilt market
Seeing all those quilts and fabric is almost over-stimulating

paulette said...

Ohhh who's booth?...I'd like to say all but I will say...Carrie Nelson, JAM, Primitive Gatherings, Quilt Soup, and so on....thanks for the chance to win this lovely pile!!
Paulette

Kristy said...

Oh, I would love to see Kate Spain's booth and Bunny Hill - Anne Sutton's booth :0) Thanks for such a fun glimpse of the line and after of sample day!

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