Here we go.
I made it into Kansas City yesterday for International Quilt Market. I’ve never been to the Spring version and haven’t been exactly sure what to expect, but this one seems HUGE. There are tons of booths.
Luckily we got the booth into pretty good shape by the end of the day yesterday, so I was able to check out some of the schoolhouse sessions today. I’m really glad that I did because not only were there some really good ones, but I also didn’t really know what they were…how embarrassing.
Highlights from schoolhouse included :
-a talk about a new socially and environmentally conscious batik mill in Indonesia by Robert Kaufman. In addition to building this cool factory they also gave the town of 500,000 their first public library. How awesome is that?!
-Tula Pink talked about her new fabrics, book, life, etc. I didn’t know much about her other than she designed cool fabric, and I thoroughly enjoyed her talk. She’s really funny and full of personality. And I won a book…score!
-more fabulous talks, giveaways, and eye candy from Oliver+s, Amy Butler, the Sunday Morning Quilt ladies, Robert Kaufman, Anna Maria, and lots of others. I took some serious notes.
And tomorrow’s the big opening day. I’m excited. For anyone attending, I want to invite you to stop by my booth. I’ve got my new patterns, stamps, and lots of samples. It’s number 3320 which is at the very beginning of the 800 row.
I’ll also be making an appearance in the Checker booth on Saturday at 1:45pm. I’ve got a demo, some samples, and some giveaways ready to go.
Hope to see you soon! And if not, watch for updates.
Definitely getting closer to Market crunch time. I’m hanging in there, cranking away, and not thinking about much else. Here’s a snap at my current workspace. Surprisingly it doesn’t look too crazy, which may be a little deceptive. That stack of fabric on the right is a good 3-4 inches tall.
New stuff to come very soon…