Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spring Market 2010: Saturday

First thing this morning, we met with our wonderful Moda rep for our favorite appointment of the weekend. We saw (and tweeted) of the wonderful new lines, which we will get on our Coming Soon page very, very soon!! The exciting new addition are these cute new Moda Candy Bars, available in light & dark versions, depending on your taste! Each cute chocolate bar box contains 4 - 2.5" x 5" 'candy bars' and includes a project sheet with 6 project ideas! The "Light Chocolate" variety contains candy bars of Bliss, Breakfast at Tiffany's, City Weekend, and Fandango. The "Dark Chocolate" variety contains candy bars of Clermont Farm, Collection for a Cause - Hope, Luna Notte, and Remembrance. (YES, we bought all of these new lines!)

We got our little photos of the boxes online, so you can check them out! You can help us out by going to our Coming Soon page and signing up to be receive notification when they arrive, so we know how many to order now! (Arrival is slated for June, so yes you will get them before the fabric hits stores! THANKS MODA!) 

I got to spend more time with the lovely and talented Vanessa Christenson of V and Co. I was so glad to get to know her better. Cracks me up, that one :) Here she is with the Bunny Lady (who won first for best double booth award) and that Thimble Blossoms gal. Patty Young won a very close second, and I love that two very different styles won these!).


We then whisked away to our other appointments of the day -- Robert Kaufman, Andover, and Michael Miller. (Michael Miller won first place for the best multiple booths, BTW!)

Wanna see the Michael Miller area?
Patty Young's Potty Girls!

It's Valerie and Anne, aka Pillow & Maxfield, back with Pretty Bird! The birdies are going to be a free pattern available on their new website!

And we finally had some time to walk the show a bit, just meandering up and down the aisles and drinking in all the patterns and quilts and booth details...
Daniela Stout of Cozy Quilt Designs, a perennial fave.
Always, always warm, rich and inviting -- Anna Maria Horner. Love you, Anna. All hail.
Alexia, an Anna Maria helper, chillaxin' on the pretty couch.
Baby booties. Sucker for this display.
Melissa Averinos let us hold her unicorn.
Heather's Sanibel display is drenched in sweet, summer-bright yumminess. Completely drenched.
Kati Cupcake rocks across the aisle with adorable children's boutique apparel!
Andover appointment...I see you, Spot!
Chatted with Lynette, who is one of the most pleasant people around! Scandinavian Christmas quilt in the background!
This heart quilt at The Cottage at Cardiff Farms caught Cheryl's eye!
Brandywine Designs with adorable paper doll quilts on display!
Yellow Creek Quilt Designs, who won first place for a single booth, and for good reason! Porch swing!!!
Birch Organic Fabrics' booth with a cute PJ set from their upcoming lines.
A teaser of Heartspun Quilts upcoming Prairie Women's Sewing Circle Journey club. You can check it out at FQS!
Terri Degenkolb rockin' her Whimsicals booth!
Vicki Bellino, sweet as ever, at her Bloom Creek booth in front of the amazing Aunt Grace Circle of Friends Block of the Month she designed for Marcus Fabrics!

29 comments:

lissa said...

Awesome!!

Tracey said...

Love all the pictures, thanks for sharing!

Sherri said...

Love every picture...thanks for the great market posts and tweets!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Thanks for the market showplace.

SewCalGal said...

Wow, have you been busy. Thanks for staying up late and sharing insights on QM. So many beautiful new items in these pictures. Yumm.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Fiona said...

OMG My hearts is racing after drinking in all of that yumminess - Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

What fabulous photos - that looks like such a lot of fun. And fabulous quilts everywhere you look!

diariodeunacouturier said...

thanks for sharing this wonderful these wonderful pictures!!!

diariodeunacouturier said...

thanks for sharing this wonderful these wonderful pictures!!!

Bec Clarke said...

I just know that I am going to be spending a bit of money when all these wonderful new fabrics arrive in stores. Thanks for the heads up so I can start saving.

Julie Deuvall said...

These pictures are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing ... you guys are fabulous!

Stephanie said...

Tons of goodness. I'm in love with Anna Maria Horner's couch.

Amy said...

It almost feels like I'm right there with you reading all of your fun tweets and blogs. Thanks! Looking forward to so many of these great new lines!

Becky said...

Wow!!! Thanks so much for posting these pics. Great looking quilts and fabrics. How do you ever decide what to carry in your shop? What a great place to be!

Chookyblue...... said...

thanks for posting all the pics.........so much to see..........

Shelley said...

OHmy gosh, I don't know how you guys can chose!! And, I think ALL the booths need a ribbon!

Jayne said...

Seeing these pictures has given me tons of ideas for quilts I want to make. And I am sure you have gazillion more pics that aren't posted! It surely must be overwhelming to see all the new and creative ideas and products at a show like this. I like getting this insider's view of the industry. Thank you so much for taking the time to share it with the blog buddies!
Jayne

Barbara said...

What wonderful pictures from market. I can feel the creative juices flowing just looking at them.

angela said...

Thanks for the tour!

Terriaw said...

Wonderful pictures from your day at the market! I love seeing all the beautiful booths and cheerful faces. I especially loved seeing Sandi Henderson's book and Anna Maria's booth too. BTW, those chocolate candy bar packs look quite fun to experiment with!

Emily said...

I want one of each of the candy bar boxes!
Great recap of market! Thanks!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for sharing all of your pictures and for your Tweets! You guys definitely get the Market photograpy award for best market coverage!

call me crazy said...

I sure don't know how y'all choose what to purchase~ I would be sooo overwhelmed! It looks like great fun! :-)

lisa said...

I gasped when I saw SPOT was going to be a line! My four year old said "whats wrong mommy" "SPOT!" "Where? I want some Spot!" (we use his books for begining to read and our night night routeen..Goodnight Spot is GREAT!)

Cecilia said...

Great pictures!

Carol Sc said...

Every booth seems to have a quilt that says "make me"! Have you figured out how to add more hours to the day, more days to the week?--- you get the idea --- so many quilts, so little time! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Marcia said...

Thank you for sharing all the photos of "the good stuff." Please have a safe return trip back home.

Amy said...

Wow - and I didn't think I could get anymore jealous - I was wrong!!! DROOL....

SewLindAnn said...

Thanks for the great pics this year. I love seeing all the booths and designers, and fabrics....