Sunday, May 25, 2008

Final Market Report

Quilt Market lasted 3 days plus a day of School House so here is installment #3. I missed Amy Butler's School House presentation, but Liz made it. Liz and Amy met last Fall and had so much fun chatting and getting to know each other. She is such a gracious young woman and so talented. Her fabric has been made into bags, clothing, home dec items such as pillows, draperies, upholstered furniture and more. Ask any young woman in the 20-30 range who Amy Butler is and they'll know. I guarantee she'll be the next Martha Stewart excepting she's really really nice. Her "Midwestern Modern" movement is fresh and fun. She and Liz had another time to chat this Market and I know they'll meet up in the future. I had a great talk with her Dad who is so very proud of her. We have a lot in common: smart, talented daughters who have the world at their feet!

Here's another friend of mine: Kris Gianetti from Cozy Cottage Fabrics (http://www.cozycottagefabrics.com/) in Brea, CA. We met up at 7 am on Thursday for a meeting of our Shop Owner's Group. We are 11 shop owners from all across the United States and we've been meeting together for about 3 years now. We've done some advertising together in McCall's Quilting Magazine, we share marketing tips....we even went on a cruise together. It's kind of funny how it began with business but now we are the closest of friends and chat daily with each other. Hats off to all of you!
Market ended on Sunday and we left Portland for Eugene, OR to spend the late afternoon and evening with my brother Denny and his lovely wife Carey. They are so very gracious and we had a great time. Carey fixed a fabulous Mexican meal and we even got to try Wii bowling....it's got to be fixed: I bowled a 168! Anyway it was fun and great to see them. Then it was off early Monday morning....I missed my hubby and I know Liz was missing her darling girl and hubby.
Now to implement all the great ideas we received, wait for the fabric and patterns to arrive and make some new samples. Wow! Come into the store and see what's new!

1 comment:

Kris said...

It was so fun to visit with you and Liz! Keep up the good work!!
Hugs,

Kris