Friday, May 21, 2010

Spring Market 2010: Friday

Hey folks!! It's only been the first day and our heads are already spinning! As always, there is wonderful stuff to share with you all.

I have to start with this a-ma-zing Block of the Month we spotted at the This & That booth. Sherri Falls (who always designs gorgeous BOMs with Moda lines) has used the next French General line, Maison Garance, in her new BOM called Paris in the Fall. We looooooove it. So of course we're offering it. We came straight back to our rooms and got it online for you. The program starts in November and will run through April, and the quilt finishes at 66" x 86". Click here for more details and to sign up!


Gorgeous, rich golds, blacks and red blocks are spotlighted against cream backgrounds and a spectacular setting.

(The last This & That BOM we offered, Vintage Memories, completely filled up, so if you are considering it, make sure to get your spot!)

Anyway, we got to meet so many people we only knew by blog and Twitter and catch up with old buddies! This morning we cruised the Moda floor, caught Bonnie & Camille at their heavenly spot in the Moda arena, Sandy Gervais in her citrus wonderland, Barb & Mary in their "Happy" Place, Sandy Klop with her schoolhouse funhouse (so fun to listen to her dialogue all the animals in her quilt!), sweet Deb Strain; Laurie Simpson modeled her Halloween Night apron for us like a pro, and my personal favorite, the Audrey-esque Joanna Figueroa! And now the Bunny Lady and Oliver + S are now on the Moda floor too, yay!!! (INTERLOCK KNITS, here we come!) For more booth photos, head over to our Flickr gallery!

Carrie Nelson at her Schnibbles Times Two book signing!

We also got to meet Vanessa Christenson, Melissa Stramel, and Stefanie Roman, John Adams, and Kaye Prince IRL! Also ran into Julie Herman and Vickie Eapen again, whom we met at the last Market, and it's always fun to see what they're up to :)
Adorable lady Vanessa and bag, no?

Appointments kept us busy all day -- like FreeSpirit, Blue Hill, Lecien, RJR Fabrics, and Riley Blake -- and tomorrow and Sunday are also jam packed with wonderful fabric appointments.
Rue Saint Germain fabric by Robyn Pandolph *SIGHHHH*
Dan Morris holding his Mrs. Sew & Sew prints
A peek at the next Paper Dolls line from Sibling Arts Studio, Paper Dolls Around the World!
Amy Butler's mesmerizing booth!
More uber cuteness emanating from Riley Blake. Just can't stand it.
From Happy Zombie's Holiday Happy line, it's Gnoma Claus -- sorry you are sick, Monica :( Get better fast fast fast!

Unfortunately we only got to see about 1/4 of the show today -- so no worries, we've still got a lot of floor to cover and many, many wonderful designers to see and show + tell!!!

Oh, and we've got another prize to giveaway!! We have 2 boxes of Amy Butler premium thread to give away!! They coordinate with her Soul Blossoms and Love lines! Leave a comment on this post, Facebook, and Twitter for chances to win! And don't forget the Fat Quarter Bundle giveaway also still on from yesterday's post!

And psst psst psst, for more fun going-ons, check out our giveaway on Fat Quarterly and the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

See ya back here tomorrow ;)

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Kim West said...

I looooove the "this and that" BOM so much, I had to just go ahead and reserve mine. The threads are sooo yummy

Cherie said...

Love those little boxes of thread! Thanks for all the great pictures--it's the next best thing to being there :)

Samelia's Mum said...

Love that beautiful thread. Thanks for all of the wonderful updates and photos. Even in Australia I feel like I'm a part of the action.

Laura said...

That thread looks like little candies in a box! Yum.

Irene Lowe said...

The Spring Market looks great - wish I was there! Thanks for offering the threads. Cheers, Irene Lowe, Melbourne, Australia

Fran Kingston-Dill said...

Wow, what great thread.
Looks like you are having a great time.

Lizzie said...

Love those threads, adorable colours.
Lizzie
xxx

Scrapsnbaskets said...

My head is spinning and I wasn't even there! WOW! I just want to touch all the fabric! I can't wait for more pictures of all the pretties :-)

Debra said...

Thanks for all of the pictures, I love seeing all of the new fabrics! Those Amy Butler threads are wonderful. Please enter me in the drawing. Have fun!

SarahB said...

Love all the photos! Thanks so much for giving us all such a great peek into Quilt Market!

sharon said...

Ah it is so fabulous that Amy Butler came up with thread! I can't wait until Soul Blossoms comes out too! Such gorgeous colours! Thank you for having such a great give away, Sharonj.

Heather said...

Who wouldn't want such pretty thread in their stash! It must take a week to recover from all the fun and excitement at Market.

Barbara McD said...

OOOHHH! Luscious threads!! May I please get a closer look??

Sally said...

I would love to try some new thread. Thanks for the great give aways.

holly p said...

Thanks for recapping your day at market and for the giveaway!

natderueil said...

I love it all!!!! thanks for the giveaway!

Barb said...

Oh my, look at all the yummy stuff!! Keep the photos coming, and thanks for another great giveaway!!

akbelcher said...

LOVE EVERYTHING!!!!

Mrs. Darling said...

Wonderful thread colors!!!

Vicky said...

It's really great to hear what market is like. Thanks for thinking of us who are at home :)

euphoria said...

Imm so jealous! Surrounded by such talent and GORGEOUS fabric- I can only WISH!!!

Can't wait for more photos and peaks at what's coming soon!!!

Carol said...

What a fun market day. I enjoy seeing the pictures. That polka dot couch that Sandy Gervais is sitting on is awesome. Please enter me in your drawing for the thread packs. Looking forward to more market pics tomorrow.

Joyce said...

Thank you for all the wonderful photos:)

bruinbr said...

There is so much eye candy! I am drooling over all the new goodies! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Sherri said...

Thanks so much for the fun photos...the Sherri Falls BOM is amazing...and every single booth is cute as can be...and love the thread too! Looking forward to tomorrow!

apiecedheart said...

Thank you so much for all the updates. The vender pic are so inspireing and of course would love to have great threat too!

quiltlover said...

Thanks for the pics, I can't wait to see more! Wish I was there! And wonderful thread colors!

Sue said...

Hey if you ever need someone to come along and carry your packages just let me know. It looks like so much fun.

Janet said...

Great to see all your photos. I loveeee that polka dot couch! Amazing selection of fabrics. It's almost overload just seeing your pics. But I'd love to win the thread!

Jen said...

wow...that thread looks delish!

Cheri C. said...

Oh, I didn't know there was Amy Butler THREAD... ohhhhh... ahhhhh...

Ashleigh said...

Too cool! Looks like ya'll are having a blast!

boltandfrolic (Ellen Brynn Eder) said...

Cool Spools! I'd love to win Amy's new thread collection— and I ♥ the new Bunny Hill fabrics ( what a surprise, huh? : )

SewCalGal said...

Thank you so much for sharing insights on Quilt Market. You sound very busy. Are you sure you don't need some help? I could jump on a plane and come help you with your appointments, fabric selection, and carting things around...maybe even take a planeful back home with me in So. Cal. LOL!

Have fun!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

PS - please Pop by Cozy Quilt Designs' booth and tell them hello for me!

iris*hill said...

A person can never have too much gorgeous thread. I'm in.

cathie said...

What a Great Idea to have your own thread to go with your own fabric - "That Girl" comes up with the great ideas. Would just love to win. Cathie

SandyN said...

Wow it is my dream to have all of those great colours....


Sandy N

Miriam said...

Wow!!! Thank you for showing us all that is quilt market! So much wonderfulness!! (Is that a word?? lol) Looking forward to your next installment. :)

Lucious threads!!!

Siobhan said...

What a sweet giveaway! Thanks for the great pics. I can't wait to see more!

Crafty Mama said...

Gorgeous BOM! All the booths are so pretty, thanks so much for sharing, you make us feel like we're right there with you! ☺

Lisabee said...

I love your updates! I'm going to really have to think hard about that BOM... I have sooooo many other projects going right now, but it's awesome!

Doodle's Studios said...

I am really enjoying the updates! and your store!

highwaycottage said...

Fuuny, you hardly ever see thread as a giveaway. Too bulky I suppose. Great prize.

Martina said...

Thank you so much for your pictures and sharing. It is a little bit like being there!And thanks for all the chances to win!

Elizabeth said...

Ooh, I'd LOVE some Amy Butler thread to go along with the Amy Butler Love fabric I have. Thank you!! I love reading about Quilt Market!

Amanda said...

Amy Butler has thread??!?!?!? Gotta have it.

Cara said...

I love the new BOM.
Those Amy Butler threads are gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Thank you for the peak into quilt market, Im so jealous! Have a great time and thanks for the giveaway!

Bec Clarke said...

OH I love the Gnoma Claus, so cute.

brickies said...

ooh another lovely giveaway, thanks ladies.Could you look out for some Aussie ladies having booths at market, love to see their quilts,

Karen said...

That Robyn Pandolph fabric looks divine! Thanks for the market insight.

The Pink Fawn said...

Everyone's booths are so pretty! Thank you for bringing us up to date with pictures :)

Jen in NY said...

Wow, wow, WOW! Thanks for the awesome pictures, I almost feel like I'm there! Loving Monica's an Riley Blake's! The threads are heavenly!

Becky said...

Thanks so much for the Market photos. I'm heading to your Flickr site to view more. Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

I NEED that thread. I have a whole stack of the LOVE fabric cut and ready to sew for my daughters bedroom. I'm dying here!

Rosemary

Stacey said...

love your pics, cannot wait to see more, thanks ladies!!

Margaret said...

Love all the quilt show pics! Wish I were there....

Katie B. said...

Thanks so much for the peek at market! The thread looks awesome.

thelazyquilter said...

Thx for the pics - I can live the market if only vicariously! :)

Rafael's Mum said...

Thanks so much for all the photos! I am looking forward to tomorrow allready!! Love both Amy Butler lines and didn't know there was coordianting thread! Could do with some of that for my amy hexie quilt!!

pinkchook said...

So loving the market updates and the photos. mmm so have market envy.

rebecca said...

Wonderful thread. I have room for it in my studio?

Stephanie said...

How wonderful--Amy threads. All of the booths are fantastic. I would need a week to take in each and every booth of beauty.

Darlene said...

Yummy thread colors! Thanks for posting pictures of market.

lovetostitch said...

awesome job taking pics, and bringing it all to us!! Thanks so much! Sherri Falls always does a fantastic job - beautiful!!!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Everyone has such amazing booth displays.

Lois said...

I can only imagine how awesome Amy's booth was. I love her lines.

Kathryn said...

Thanks for the wonderful pictures! Wish I were there. Kathie L in Allentown

Jenny said...

fabulous recap. can't wait for more!
thanks for the chance at winning AB thread. awesome!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Cute boxes! Again, great photos. Makes me want to go down in my sewing room and sew!

Sharon said...

All I can say it WOW.....great displays. It's fun seeing people I feel I know even though they have no idea who I am!!

Anonymous said...

Great eye candy!

Nancy E

SarahVee said...

Thanks for all the shots of the designers at Market. The thread looks amazing. Thanks for the chance to win some! Keep up the great photos.

Little Miss Shabby said...

Wonderful wonderful pictures! Keep them coming!! =)

Tiffaney said...

I love looking at the the pictures & a wonderful giveaway. Thanks!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Oh, I just love seeing all of the booths. You must be having so much fun.

tammiemarie said...

I could sure use thread! QM looks like so much fun, thanks for sharing it with all of us!

Kelly said...

Thanks for posting all the great pics and thanks for the giveaway!

Jayne said...

I am so loving the thread! Happy to have a chance at it, and thankful that you are kind enough to offer!
Piece!
Jayne

Linda said...

I really loved looking at all your photos. QM looks like so much fun! Thanks for the giveaway too!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Wow! Looks like you are having such fun!

Lisa Klingbeil said...

I look forward to seeing your market photos every trip. The thread looks too wonderful, thanks for the chance to win!

Kyle said...

I love the market photos and I'm always eager to try new thread. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kim said...

Ooooh...pace yourself! You're having way too much fun! ;-)

Barbara said...

What amazing photos.....thank you for sharing with us......and then to add the beautiful little boxes of thread to it all. What a wonderful time you are having, can't wait for the next installment of all the lovelies.

Vicky said...

Your pictures and reports have been awesome! Thanks for the booth shots -- I'm just floored by all the creativity that goes into those booths! That thread is luscious. I want it! :) Tell Laurie and Brenda and Anne hi for me!! Oh, and tell Moda it's all their fault!!

Jodie said...

looks like you're having a great time. love all the pics!

debbiekl said...

Great photos! I've never heard of threads coordinating with fabrics. Cool!

Fiona said...

OMG all of that eye candy is making me feel ill - LOL

chelsea said...

Oh great, now I get to get all obsessive about thread as well as fabric! Those look SO PRETTY!

Threeundertwo said...

I love sitting here in my pajamas taking a tour of market. Keep taking lots of pictures!

Peaceful Piecer said...

Love the pretty thread and the market updates.

Maria McGill said...

I didn't realize she had a premium thread line! Thanks for letting us know!!

luvtoquilt said...

Sounds like you guys are having a blast -- thanks for the chance to win!

Maria McGill said...

Just posted a tweet MOM2ETCK

Sandy said...

Gorgeous thread, like a box of candy!

Shelley said...

OOOOHHH thread lovelies, count me in!

Maria McGill said...

I just posted a comment on my facebook profile linked to this post.

Jodie said...

Yummy threads! Thanks so much for sharing

Laura said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

I'd love to win that gorgeous thread!!

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures. Sure wish I was there. Thanks for the give away.
Julie
jaaverill@aol.com

hannah said...

Thanks so much for all the photos from Market. Looks so fun, but I'm sure it's a lot of work too. Everything is just beautiful. I'd love to win the Amy Butler threads. Thanks again for the great photos!

angela said...

LOVE those santa gnomes, and Sandy's animals look so cute! Can't wait to see more of her line.

Stefanie Hank said...

Love all of the pictures! It looks like you are having a blast!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thread, beautiful thread!! Yes, I would love to try it!

Emily said...

It would just give me the excuse to splurge on some Amy Butler fabric! :) Thank you for the giveaways for those of us who couldn't go to Market!

Rachel said...

Yikes! I love that new BOM with the French General fabric. Totally up my alley.

As I said before, I'm SO JEALOUS I'm not there. Looks like a great time!

Lori said...

Oh my gosh, that thread looks so pretty in those little boxes, I think I would need 2! One to use and one to put on display!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

CAlili said...

I am forever in need of a different color or shade of thread. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Great updates! Almost like being there! The boxes look pretty cute! It would be fun to win one! Ann in NC

May said...

thanks for the post and tweets. I feel like I get to attend the show too.

Melanie said...

Thanks for sending such great pictures. Would love to win a box if those lovely threads! Thanks for keeping us updated.

Edna said...

Love the pictures and Amy's thread.
Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Kathy McDonald said...

Thanks for all the wonderful pictures! Beautiful fabrics to dream about, that's for sure. I've never seen little boxes of thread to match a fabric line. . .how cool! I can't wait for the next update.

Patty said...

It looks like fabric heaven there.

Terriaw said...

I read Amy Butler was coming out with thread, and it looks luscious (of course)! Thank you for sharing photos of the market with us. Everyone's booth and everyone look gorgeous. So fun to see all this creativity and inspiration!

Tammy said...

Thank you so much for sharing these pictures with us! Beautiful booths!

Gale Yawn said...

Love those boxes of Amy's threads. Please enter me in the drawing. I'm loving following you around the market thorugh your posting here and on twitter.

jo said...

what super displays, mouth watering.

debbymom said...

Seriously, you always leave me wanting to see MORE! I love sitting your should as you do the walking!!
Thanks for sharing your experience.

Megan said...

I cannot wait to get my hands on some of the Gnoma Claus panels - too cute! And the thread is yummo...thanks for the chance to give it a good home.

InkyTonka said...

Oooh, Amy Butler thread! There goes the budget...

Roxana said...

Thanks for sharing! I love it all!

lynnquiltsalot said...

Thanks for sharing all your photos. The Amy Butler threads are so cutely boxed up! Love the colors.

Linda said...

I love all the colors and patterns! Thanks for the excellent coverage.

RustyBird said...

Thanks for all the great pictures! I wish I could be there.

Peggy said...

Thread,thread, all the beautiful colors in a row!

call me crazy said...

Love all the photo's! Thank you! The thread looks very yummy too. ;-)

Nancy said...

I love thread!! The colors are beautiful!! Would sure like to win it! The BOM is beautiful too!

kaiolohiakids said...

Thanks for all the great photos! It must be horribly exciting to see all the new fabrics! Love the thread-can never have too much!

Laurie said...

Just love seeing all the fabric. What a feast of color.

Thanks for the photos.

sistersuequilts said...

Love Amy's fabrics!

Fleurette said...

Wish I was there! lovely photos, thanks for showing them.

epban said...

Looks like fabric "heaven"!!!!

sweetfunkyvintage said...

Thanks for sharing all the terrific photos! I would love to win that thread!
:)
missy

Louisa said...

Thanks for the updates!

Yvonne said...

Love those threads! Greetings from Slovakia :-)

benbel said...

The thread colors are beautiful! Thanks!

Karen said...

Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing! Wish we could all go!

Laura said...

Great thread from Amy Butler! Thanks for the opportunity to win:) Love the photos from Market.
Laura T

Betty said...

Beautiful thread. That's a fun give away.

Chris Davis said...

Oooh, yummy yummy thread! Market looks like so much fun!

judycinnc said...

WOW - Amy Butler premium thread !!! Don't mind if I do have some that thread. and thanks for the opportunity

scottylover said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing market with us! Looks like everyone is having such a great time. Love the new BOM, too!

Sandy A

Dawn said...

OHHH, thanks for sharing market photos with us. And thanks for the giveaway.

sandra said...

I love to see all the pictures from the spring market and Amy Butler's fabric is lovely. I have a lot of her fabric.

SheilaS said...

Such pretty colors! I would love to win. And thank you for the lovely pictures. It's the next best thing to actually being there.

Elaine said...

Thanks for sharing all of your pics - I would have a hard time trying to decide what to buy. Thanks too for the giveaway!

traceyjay said...

Market pics are my favorite. Thank you for including us!

missavene said...

Ooohh, I'm loving the pictures! Makes me feel a part of it in a way. :)

Kim said...

I want to live in Amy Butler's booth. Think she'd min if I showed up with my pillow and blankie?

Jennie said...

Wish I could be there! But the pictures are great. So much fun to see all the beautiful new things to look forward to!

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

WOW! Looks like you guys are having a blast! Would love to win some new thread :)

Mary said...

I love visiting Quilt Market right here in my own sewing room.

sewmeow said...

Thanks for sharing all ur pics with us. Wow! Great market. I would luv to win this thread.

Angela D. said...

love all the fabric and that thread!

Amy said...

Geez, I'm more jealous today than I was yesterday, the pics are FANTASTIC - thank you for sharing them. And, more please? ;-)

junglewife said...

Fun pictures! It's great to see so much of market!

Cbar said...

The thread sets are very nice! I hope I win one. Thanks for taking the time to post all the fun at market.

AmandaCalloway said...

Did you say AB Thread. Oh I had to pick myself off the floor. I love AB and I would love to win some thread!

Robin Hart said...

Thank you soooo much for the wonderful post. I am missing being there and this helps so much. Now AB thread... fun.

Nancy said...

yum, yum thread!! Great photos...thanks for that.

Cassandra said...

oh if only there was more hours in the day to devote to fabric and quilting! I am loving all your pictures from market! It makes me feel like I am there! thanks for the chance to win beautiful threads!

Marcia said...

Thread! Amy Butler! I am thread poor and would enjoy thread that matches AB fabrics. Thank you for this Market "looksee".

MonicaP said...

You are already showing more than I could imagine. I love seeing Fig Tree Quilts, and so happy to see a new line by Urban Chicks. I love the new Bliss line also. Just to name a few. Thanks again for sharing all this with us.

Lauren said...

I didn't know Amy Butler had a line of thread!

Carol Sc said...

Seeing all these new fabrics --- can hardly wait til they are available to us, the consumers!

Linda said...

Thanks for the great pics. Knew I'd love Fig Tree's booth and I did. Thanks for the peek.

Kari said...

The thread looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

naej95 said...

Would love to win the thread!
Thanks for the pictures too!
Connie F

Mom of two said...

Pick me, pick me! opps sorry got over joyed! lol WOuld love to win.

mirose76 said...

Everything is tempting, thanks for sharing. I wish I could be there.

maeve315@msn.com said...

I am going to live vicariously through your blogs about all of the happenings at the show. Lucky you! Thank you for the chance at the thread giveaway!

Debby said...

I love the Amy Butler thread!

dokiquilts said...

so much fun to read--thanks for all the pictures--i don't know if i'll ever go to quilt market in my life--but i get to see it through your blog!

schmidt1016 said...

It's almost like being there! So much creativity in one place! Thanks for the peeks.
Leslie S. in MN
esclante [at] comcast [dot] net

Julia said...

I love the thread and appreciate the updates on the fun goings-on!

Stine said...

Such fabuous thread colors...can't wait to see these in person. Love all the pictures!!!

zarina said...

Wow - there are so many generous hearts in May (one of the participant of the SMS May giveaway too).

Mama Spark said...

Thank you so much for sharing all the spring market goodness with all of us! I am wondering if you happened to find Kellie Wulfson of Don't Look Now blog fame? I love her patterns and would love to see you carry them.

Lisa Caron said...

Thanks for sharing, this is a wonderful way to enjoy Quilt Market!! Have a great Sunday!!

Elena said...

Omg, I would positively die for this! I love AB and it tends to be a bit harder to coordinate, so these would rule!

anniem said...

What better way to deal with the fact you can't be a market than to win a prize of Amy Butler threads. Oh yeah, it could go a long way to alleviate my suffering.

rstroh said...

thanks for all the pics and updates!
can't wait to see the Amy B thread!
joan

Patty Fowl said...

Love, Love, LOVE the Maison de Garance BOM by Sherri K. Falls!! I have signed up!!

Karen said...

Thanks for the great pictures and all the wonderful posts. The new threads look great. Thanks for the chance to win. Karen M

Dee said...

The thread looks good enough to eat!

Was so excited to see the booths going up and all the buzz - was so much fun to help on the special exhibits - yea -

Ramanda said...

Hook a sister up! Thanks for letting me oogle over market photos!

Cory said...

These are gorgeous threads and I would love to win them. The show looks like a lot of fun. Take care and God bless, Cory

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous threads. I have never used them but I am sure they would be a delight to sew with.
Karen

Sandra Toews said...

Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures. Wish I could have been there...it looks like loads of fun!

Linda K said...

Thanks for a chance to win!! Thanks,too, for the wonderful pictures. I'd better make room in the stash shelves for MORE fabrics!!

SewLindAnn said...

I love the Happy Zombie lanterns in that pic. Again, another great set of pictures so we can all share in the fabric and designer bliss!!

Debi said...

Awesome thread, what a great giveaway.

Lotte said...

Oh, I would like to win the thread

PunkiePie said...

Thanks for the chance! I just love reading about Market and seeing all the pictures.

Chelley said...

I love these!

Sarah said...

Amy Butler thread! I had no idea there was such a thing! And I can't wait for Happy Holiday to come out.

Sharrieboberry said...

Lovely, lovely thread! Thanks for posting all the pictures of the fun!

Quilt Monkey said...

I love hearing and seeing all of the goings on at Market!

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