My first view of the show - and you can only see about half of the booths in this picture!
I went to Market with Colleen from The Busy Bean. I thought I had more pictures with her, but I guess we were always taking each other pictures, so please excuse the blurry photo :). I go to church with Colleen's mom and am so glad that she introduced us! She made the day so much fun. My cheeks were sore by the end of the day from all the laughing. The Quilted Fish booth had a mad hatter theme, I couldn't resist wearing one...
|Colleen, Me, and a Quilted Fish member|
The adorable Camille Roskelley (of Thimble Blossoms, who designed Bliss and the soon to be released Ruby line) and I. I was extra excited to meet Camille because we share a good friend, Renee (hehe, had to get a picture for you, Renee!).
I wish I had a better photo of Camille's (and her mom's, Bonnie of Cotton Way) booth, but it was busy!
I loved Bari J's pink booth!
It was so fun to meet a blog friend, Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet and see her new line, Sew Cherry.
Lori really does make some of the cutest quilt patterns I've ever seen! She designed Sew Cherry for Riley Blake, and their booth was so cute with the picket fence and tree.
A few other booths (I'll use that term loosely since some "booths" were HUGE!) I liked:
Michael Miller's was fun with the superhero theme and phone booth:
Joel Dewberry and his wife.
Jillily Studio was giving out mini sherbert cones (very tasty, by the way) and had a great diner theme.
It was great to chat with Liesl of Oliver + S. I loved the simplicity of her booth.
Alison from Cluck Cluck Sew has taken the quilting world by storm and had her first Market booth (and she's a dental hygienist like me so I love her even more :)).
I love love love Shelly from Patterns by Figgy's and was SO excited to meet her in real life! We've been blogging friends for awhile, but I have to say she's even more fun and nice in person! She's one of those people I know I'd love to hang out with all the time if we didn't live states away from each other (and is coming out with a great book dedicated to BOYS, stay tuned for more info on that!).
We ran into Vanessa from V&Co and she even pretended to know who I was! Hehe, she really was as sweet as pie :).
And of course, the amazing Amy Butler... Let me tell you, that lady has grace and class like none other. Everyone I've talked to who met her said the same thing. Makes you want to buy even more of her fabric, doesn't it?! Especially when you see her new corduroy, you're gonna love it!
Me with the girls from Quilt Story! They were so fun to talk to and get to know (and will soon be famous, I'm sure :)).
Meg from Brassy Apple - so tall and beautiful! I'll be over at her blog next week for her Save Our Summer series.
Okay, we're almost there...
Amy from Diary of a Quilter hosted a bloggers meet up close to Market, and I got to meet even more online friends for the first time! Thanks for all your work, Amy! Excuse the close-ups, it got super windy outside and we were all squished indoors! I only took a few photos, I have to admit I was pooped and just wanted to have some fun :).
Nothing more flattering than Kari from U-Create recognizing me, she's genuinely such a nice person.
And Sabra from Sew A Straight Line! So so cute! (And you'll see more of her cute shirt on her blog soon)!
There you have it, my first Quilt Market in a nutshell. So much fun, and I learned a lot. I already can't wait to go again!