Country Mouse and I had so much fun at our first Quilt Market! Our senses were overstimulated with so much to take in...we're still recovering. There were so many people that we have talked with via email that we finally got to meet face to face and everyone was so sweet and helpful to us during our first Market experience.
On to the big event...
Sandi Henderson's lovely booth, so bright and cheery! We got to meet her and she signed her new book for us - Sewing Bits & Pieces.
Speaking of books, Joel Dewberry was signing copies of his new book Sewn Spaces which we also picked up. Joel did a demonstration on making one of the cute birdies from his new book.
Amanda from The Quilted Fish has to be one of the sweetest people at Market. We asked her so many questions before Market and she always answered us and pointed us to the best resources. She has so many fun sewing patterns (our doggies are begging us to make the dog beds and my feet could have used these slippers after walking all day!) AND she is debuting her new fabric line Sweet Divinity with Riley Blake!
One of the cutest booths was by Alyssa from Penguin & Fish. Country Mouse and I are animal lovers and just adore all of her cute embroidery patterns and stuffed animals. You can find them in her Etsy shop.
We also drooled over Tina Givens booth and her new fabric collection - Opal Owl.
We met with the sweet ladies of Cloud9 fabrics. We'll tell you more exciting news about their awesome organic fabric soon.
And last, but certainly not least is Amy Butler's booth. She has a new fabric line coming in September - Soul Blossoms. And she has new thread, wallpaper, yarn, towels, bedding, and what else am I missing?! She is going to be at Patina in Minneapolis tonight - Monday May 24th and we can't wait to meet her!
That's just a small sampling of the talent at Spring Quilt Market! We'll be talking more about Market and our new pattern line soon!