Saturday, June 7, 2008
Spring Quilt Market
Quilt Market was in Portland, OR. One of my favorite cities. Wendy and I arrived at the convention center and were met by Melissa, Michelle and Betty who I had not seen in a long time. We were a good team. It did not take us long to get organized and have the booth complete. Even if I say it myself it looked great! I had three new books and 2 new patterns. The first day we sold out of all the books I had shipped so we then took orders. We stayed at the Northrup Inn which was wonderful. Just far enough away from the bussel of down town but still a tram distance to travel. It was fun to try new restaurants as well as shop at Powell's book store and the local knitting stores. The last day I had coffee with Sarah from Material Obsessions in Sydney Australia. I am delighted to say we talked about my upcoming trip to teach in Australia in April 2009. How exciting! She also gave me a personalized copy of their new book 'Material Obsession Contemporary Quilt Design'. It is a wonderful book! I am happy to say this will be available on my website at the end of the month
I have many new possibilities from quilt market. I try not to get to excited until they happen. I will have to keep you in suspense until the timeis right to share. It was great to see all my friends who are shop owners as well as the designers that I know. I also bought many new fabrics and embellishments which will be on my website soon. My favorite fabrics were from Westminster fabrics and Seven Seas. I have so many ideas in my head about what to do with all these new textiles. I am hoping I have more time to sew once Cathy joins us. It was a very successful market for myself so it was good to pack up on Sunday feeling very satisfied and head to Sisters for our creative week with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably.