Monday, October 26, 2009

market post #1 - schoolhouse & sample spree

Monday, October 26, 2009
i know i'm behind..
but hey i've only been home a week!
i was crazy to do 2 shows in a row.. but PIQF was great!

so here we go!!


market post #1 - schoolhouse & sample spree


Patty Young presented Mod Kid & the next gen sewist...
now i wish i had someone to make these for.. soo cute!

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first came the single strip rulers...
& now she has come out with the double strip ones!!

there are four in each set... and they are absolutely fantastic!
more info about them coming soon...
tutorial style!!


the lovely checker ladies playing vanna..
that is Penny Haren on the right... i also got to do a class with Penny.. she rocks... i'll post about her class soon... thank you Penny!!


rachel {psiquilt} even has a quilty crush on rachel cross...

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Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts talked about triangle swaps & her new book...

Friendship Triangles: 15 Beautiful Quilting Projects, Triangle Exchange Ideas, Easy, Step-By-Step Technique
...it will be out at the end of November

she was joined by many of the moda designers who each made a quilt using 1/2 square triangles from moda fabrics...
Barb & Mary of Me & My Sister were explaining why as a team they had the smallest quilt... and after being picked on by some of the other designers for the challenge of working with their bright fabric... they commented on how hard it was to work with "mud!"

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the editors of the american patchwork & quilting family of magazines had the last slot...
& thanked us for hanging in there all day.
it didn't hurt that they had a ton of really good cookies to offer us when we walked in!!

here is editor Jennifer Keltner talking about their new 1 million pillowcase challenge
while Jennifer talked a sewing contest started... two teams rushing to make pillowcaases...
one was lead by Elizabeth Tisinger & the other by Jill Mead...
Elizabeth even took her slipper off to have better foot control... she meant business!


sew... iron... & then ring the bell for each finished pillowcase...


& then Lisa Schumacher {who is the online editor} would run them over & add them to the clothesline...
it was a lot of fun!
they will be coming out with lots of free pillowcase patterns to encourage people to join in!


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then came sample spree...
i had heard the stories
& seen the photos
but nothing compares to being there..

here is sheri once we had the freckleberry farm booth set up...
things went fast... sheri's booth happened to be across from moda's..
which gave me a great view of the insanity that was to come...

i had to take a pic of these ladies... they made ties from wonderland & jackets from the eclectic wovens... its an older line but one that i adore.. they were so sweet!!
btw... they are standing in front of Emily of Carolina Patchworks's booth...
more about Emily to come...


so here is one of the many stacks of boxes of moda yummyness about to be unpacked...

stacks of yummyness being unpacked...

the people start coming...
and then the masses...

here is a view of the rest of sample spree...

one of the new fantastic things from moda is this... the bake shop sampler box...
2.5" squares of 12 of the new lines!
they are resting on the charms made by Missy of the Vintage Butterfly... we made a trade... i gave her one of the bake shop boxes i bought at sample spree for some charms made from it.. she said they are on the way... so i'll show them soon!

post #2 & so on coming soon!!

12 comments:

Sherri said...

Fun, fun fun...can't wait to buy one of those Moda bakeshop boxes..hoping November means early November!!! Oh, and I really want to hear all about those rulers!

why not sew? said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I can't wait for one of the bake shop sampler boxes.

PunkiePie said...

What fun! Can't wait for post #2 AND those sampler boxes. I want one (or two)!

Michelle said...

Wow, what a great time. The sampler box is great. It's fun to be an armchair traveler with you.

Trisha said...

So fun to see all that when on a market. Thanks for sharing! I bet you need a day at the spa after your two trips!

angela said...

Thanks for showing stuff from the classes (is that what they all them?!). Nobody shows them, so that was cool.

That ruler looks like a huge time saver, and the sampler box is super yummy!

Barb said...

I can't wait to see more...what fun and I am interested in this ruler you speak of.

Blue Is Bleu said...

The pictures of the sample spree cracks me up and scares me at the same time. I always manage to get crushed cos I'm so little lol

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

LOve all your pictures and the comments under them--oh how much fun sample spree looks--would need lots of $$$$$'s for that if I went--I would want it all!!!! Hugs, Di

Jackie said...

It was definitely tons of fun! Schoolhouse and sample spree are definitely highlights of quilt market.

Jacquelynne said...

It was great meeting you at Market. It really is a whirlwind, isn't it? I am (almost) recovered!

lissa said...

seems like just yesterday. so much fun