Fall Market 09: We've arrived! and Sample Spree Giveaway...

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We're here!! After a long, arduous...3 hours in the car (yes, that is very tongue-in-cheek, and kudos to all you certain folks who drove halfway across the country in your cargo vans) we have arrived here at the Fall 2009 International Quilt Festival in Houston! What happened tonight? Fabric 2.0 Lite, hosted by J. Caroline, and Sample Spree! (Snagged some goodies for a giveaway -- keep reading!)

We arrived late afternoon, so didn't get to do any Schoolhouse :( But the Fabric 2.0 event was fun...met some Twitter peeps and other shops, including the host Caroline (who is soooo friendly & fun)!

 Then headed over to Sample Spree, where we bought a little bit of this, a little bit of that...

I don't have a picture, but Debbie was so wild about her Allie sample that she bought from Bunny Hill Designs!

Some pretty quilts caught our attention...this is from the Me to You table, and uses some Flower Sugar <3

Saw some familiar faces :)

Now how cute is that? Melly & Me, with their Hooty and Tweet softies!

So nice to put faces to names! Met Vickie, Julie & Rachel

Reminder to self: restock on these Carolina Patchwork patterns, they're fantastic...

More yummy fabric at Red Rooster's table

Ran into the French General -- Kaari Meng! Her new line Rural Jardin is...sigh! Still waiting for Rouenneries yardage to drop!! Hurry hurry, Moda!

Stopped to admire this Meet Me in the Meadow display at Jillily's table...

SAMPLER BOXES! Moda Bake Shop's newest!!

And the Moda chaos only beginning...

Ain't Sample Spree a beautiful thing?

We smuggled some of these beauties back to our room...Moda's newest Bake Shop addition, the Sampler box!! Aren't they smart?? I'm using way too many punctuation marks in this paragraph, but we love them so much...we hope you do too!

The Moda Bake Shop Sampler box comes stocked with 12 packs of 40 - 2 1/2" squares. Each pack is a new Moda release...hence you get to sample a little bit of 12 lines. SWEET! It also includes projects & templates for charm quilts, as well as the history of charm quilts. The groups for this season's box include Bar Harbor, Butterfly Garden, Collection for a Cause: Charity, Eden, Frolic, Garden Party, Lakeside Resort, Looking Back, Martinique, Spring Fever, Verna and Whimsy. AND, this box is available in November, so you get to sample the fabric waaaay before the line even comes out in Feb/Mar 2010! I think it makes a perfect gift, just in time for the holidaaaaays...

So here's how you can help us...we have just added the Moda Bake Shop Sampler Box to our store's Coming Soon page. If you wish to be notified when the Sampler box arrives in our store, let us know via Kimberly's e-mail address in the pink paragraph below the Sampler box, so we can get a good idea of how many to order at our Moda meeting! That way we can have enough for all!

Help us, help you! ;)

Yeah and of course...the giveaway! So what have you heard about in Twitterverse and Blogland about Market? Who would you like us to visit and paparazzi? Comment on this post (gets you 1 entry) and or send us a tweet (for another entry) to let us know, and 5 winners will receive these super sweet Sampler boxes! We'll announce the winner next week!

For now good night...tweet & talk more tomorrow :D