Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Glimpses of Market

We're back from Quilt Market and over the next couple of days I'll try to give you more glimpses of Market. We arrived the first day about 10 minutes before they opened the doors. There was already a crowd of 400-500 waiting. We had a 9:30 am appointment with one of our Sales Reps so when they opened the doors we raced to Aisle 1300 to the EE Schenck booth. We spent 1 1/2 hours with Jan and still didn't finish! We had to come back at the end of the day to finish up.
Then we rushed to Moda. You can see us at the table ordering from Carol. In the background are patten designer booths. L-R: Sandi Klopp (that's her hubby in the snazzy red suspenders) "American Jane," "Me & My Sister" and "Chez Moi."

Here you can see Liz "walking the aisle." We do a LOT of this! We only take 4 appointments at Market, but we order fabric from many companies.

As you walk the aisles you see many familiar faces: Liz is posing with Jay McCarroll. He was the winner of the first season of Project Runway and besides designing clothing he is now designing Quilting Fabric for Westminster. He was outrageously fun. Marie Osmond was going to be at Market on Sunday and he said he'd be first in line to get her autograph!

Next, I am at the United Notions booth ordering new books, patterns and notions. The Saleswomen is down in the bottom center of the picture. Notice she's wearing a blouse made of the same Moda Fabrics as the bag on the ironing board. Many sales people are dressed in clothing to represent their companies.

We all notice different things at Market. Bill took this last picture because he liked the wooden Victorian cut-out trim in the corners. When I saw the picture I recognized Nancy Halvorsen who designs under the name of "Art to Heart." She has two new books out and we have them both at the store. Check out the "So many days till Christmas" countdown table topper we have in the store.


Christine said...

**le sigh**

Anonymous said...

Did you get to the Blank booth? I heard they won Best Booth award! And now they are offering strips! /Bev

jen duncan said...

Awesome pictures Brenda! Welcome home :-) Can't wait to start seeing the new arrivals over the next weeks. (LOVE that Jay McCarroll stuff, too.)

The Hachés said...

Looks like fun! I want to join in on the crazy market!!!