Saturday, May 24, 2008

More Market Glimses

Quilt Market is always fun, especially when you get to see the wonderful friends you've made over the years in this business. Fabric & Pattern Designers, authors, sales reps, teachers and more. Here I am with Karen Snyder, quilt shop owner (Anna Lena's in Long Beach, WA), fabric designer for Andover Fabrics (Washtub prints---and several other 1930's reproduction lines) author of several books like Bundles of Fun, Fat Quarter Fun and her latest, Quilts from My Garden. Karen and I meet up at every Quilt Market and trade show we can and were cabin-mates on a Mexican Cruise for shop owners last year. Not only is she a very talented woman, but she's a lot of fun too!

The booths at Market are quite elaborate. Here are a couple more. Jackie Robinson of Animas Quilts has her booth on the left. The Scottie dog Quilt Club used one of her patterns (Glory Be!)
one year for it's Block of the Month. Her booth is always beautiful and the colors in hers were predominately cream, greens and watermelon reds.

Moda/United Notions always takes up a large section of the Market Floor. They divide it into three very distinct sections. One if for fabric---lots of tables for all their sales reps to show the samples and sell the fabrics (lots of quilt samples shown there too), one section for books, patterns and notions, and another large section for Moda Home. Moda also sells duvet covers, sheets, aprons, baskets, and more. This shot is of a small section of the Moda Home booth. They built a Farmer's Market shed right into the booth. It was so big several people could go inside at once! Of course we were tempted and you'll see more of Moda Home in our store in the future.

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