fall quilt market recap.

03 November 2011

quilt market recap. {notes.}

even though i already knew what to expect, market still hit me like a mack truck.

i'm still nursing a market hangover.
i've been home since sunday night and just unpacked my suitcases yesterday.
and that's just my clothes. <--i still have all my market loot to go through :)

market is like a tornado.
there one minute, gone the next.
so i take notes.
notes that i'm still trying to work through.
it's a good thing, but i really just wanna nap. HA.

quilt market recap. {houston skyline.}

day 1 - schoolhouse/sample spree day:
first things first . . .
to the two super sweet girls that walked up to me & v early that morning -
i am SO sorry if we seemed short with yall.
we were trying to figure out where to pick up our badges.
and we couldn't find our other friend.
we were caught off guard and yall were super sweet to introduce yourself to us.
and honestly for the next couple days, v & i would bring yall up in coversation because we felt horrible. we're not jerks. promise. <--i feel a little bit better now. phew.

i only had one schoolhouse session in my sights, but i ended up in a few more...
valori wells, vanessa christenson, thomas knauer, betz white and lotta jansdotter.

quilt market recap. {me & betz.}

speaking of betz white . . . lookie here at us.
so true story: kimberly jolly {owner of fat quarter shop} was all "rachel stand over there with betz so we can get take a picture with you, her & your bag" and all i could think was "but i didn't get the button put on the front pocket yet" <--talk about being a dork, huh?!?!
i'm proud to report that since this pic, a lovely green button has been added.

*pretend there's a pic here of hundreds of women storming through one door here*
sample spree was sample spree. <--kinda like the running of the bulls but instead of running from bulls, people are running to fabric :P
{i only took one pic at sample spree . . . horrible lighting = horrible picture.}

day 2 - floor is open:

quilt market recap. {bard & mary}

miss barb & miss mary.
i just love these sisters.
they never, ever fail at making me laugh.
i'm eager to make myself one of those dotty bags. and i will. one day.

quilt market recap. {american jane.}

oh my word.
i already adore sandy klop, but her booth this market . . . yum!!!
love, love, love.

quilt market recap. {lucie summers.}

i'm also in love with the look & feel of lu summers' fabrics & whatnots.
SO darn pretty.
and that quilt . . . *covet*

quilt market recap. {daisy cottage.}

i spotted lori holt's fabric right away.
i just love her style.
just look at those pom poms. and those lamps. *swoon*
i want need this fabric.

quilt market recap. {lost & found.}

and this fabric *sigh* by my mind's eye.
i'm really digging the peachy-ness of this line with those yummy greys.
SO pretty. and oh so me.
another must have in my book.

quilt market recap. {betz white.}

ah betz white's booth.
just lovely.
i promise i would think that even if my quilt wasn't in it. really.
{the quilt in the back = my melly}

quilt market recap. {me & emily.}

and this girl - emily herrick - i could just be her bff in real life. for reals.
after years of "knowing" each other online, we finally met.
instantly we were down like 4 flat tires on a low rider.
love this girl. love her fabric. and love that we finally met.

quilt market recap. {pat bravo.}

and last but not least . . .
i am in love with pat bravo & art gallery fabrics.
i have loved them from afar for quite some time now, but now it's capital L O V E love. <--and yall know i don't use capital letters lightly :P

quilt market recap. {art gallery.}

i mean just look at this wall.
i could frame this and hang it in my quilty room. for reals.
and i NEED that pillow. like yesterday.

all in all it was a great market.
even though market is way bigger than little ol' me, i still had my fair share of representaion.
i had a total of 8 quilts among various booths.
and that was both refreshing and a little terrifying. lol.

i'm missing a ton of pics, but c'est la vie.
i carried my cell phone AND my camera, yet still came home without the pics i needed.

for instance . . .
i had so much fun catching up with peeps like julie, john, kate, jana, katy, cara, jen and so many others.
but i'm kicking myself for not taking pics!!!
all yall rock my socks off btw.

come back tomorrow and i'll show yall my market loot!!!

♥ rachel

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Mary Grace McNamara said...

Totally jealous! Someday I want to BE there in person and soak up all that creativity! Love love love the booth pictures and what a thrill for you to see your own quilts in them! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see your loot!


Stitched With Prayer said...

I had an opportunity to go to Spring Market when it was here in Utah last May, but chose not too because long stretches on my feet and using a cane just doesn't work well for me. I would love to have joined in the fun, but I know I would have been overwhelmed and overdone after just one day. I can't imagine staying for all of it. I hope you get as caught up on your rest as possible. I can't wait to see pictures of your 'loot' but I gotta tell ya, I am still totally in love with your new pattern 'savvy'...so modern but also completely gorgeous. I have the "I have to get that" bug!!! Hugs...

WoolenSails said...

You got some wonderful photos of the booths and really shows off the fabrics and quilts, thanks for sharing.


Shannon Wallace said...

Love your pics! Your pics will probably be the closest I will get to market. ;) I agree, I simply adore Pat Bravo and Art Gallery Fabrics. They have such a good, quality feel about them!

Sharon said...

Don't forget me!!!! You saw me!!!

Unknown said...

WOW...can I say I am envious? Glad to see you had a wonderful time!

a maidenhair fern said...

I would love to have bumped into you at Spree. I just ordered one of your new patterns, SO EXCITED!! watching for the mail man each day.

Maura said...

I didn't see you at spree or at market. I would have loved to meet you! I'm sure that I saw everyone there but I was too overwhelmed by it all.

Great description of Spree. I was in the room towards the front as they opened the doors. I had to jump into someone's booth to avoid the "bulls".

Josie McRazie said...

oh, i am so a hater right now!!! look at all that beautiful stuff and you haven't even shown us what you brought home!! pppththhbbb!! LOL no really what fun would that be!! thank you for sharing and i can not wait to see your loot!!!

Esch House Quilts said...

Thanks for the great Market photos!

I hope to get there soon.

pasqueflower said...

Thanks for the great photos and guided "tour"!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Thank you for showing the photos! I love your blog! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world!

Kate D. Spain said...

rachel, it was so great to see you even if it was brief (and sweaty, lol)! girl, you are a dancing queen! hope the hangover has passed and that your people are getting better by the day. xxoo

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I love seeing all of your market pics. Seriously, you walk around that place for 3 days and miss so much! :)

Marion said...

Beatiful quilts!!! Hugs. Marion

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