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Recaps and Answers and New Stuff Oh My…

So this is how it goes around here… We prep for Market. We make ourselves a bit nuts in the process [read all about that from my darling husband Eric in a previous post :-)]. We don't sleep. We eat nonsense. We wonder if there is any way that it is all going to get done. But it does get done. Usually. More or less. Well… the lawn might be brown and the and my hair most definitely needs a bit of color, but more or less is about right. I guess it all depends on what the less is… We go to Market and always enjoy being with our industry friends and colleagues, talking to customers and presenting our newest products. Always. We usually have much more fun than we expect.   Thank goodness that most of live by the rule of what happens at Market…

MARKET RECAP

The whirlwind known as Portland QUILT Market has finished up and we are home digging ourselves out… literally! You would not believe the mess we create around here as we prep for Market! We have managed to unpack most of our stuff, sent out most of our orders and started to process distributor requests as we speak! We have also taken several long naps… just to be real LOL! For those of you who have been following along, we hope you enjoyed the ride! For those of you who haven't had a chance to see the craziness that is market, you can take a look at our facebook posts or follow the Fat Quarter Shop gals as they post all kinds of fun stuff about market, schoolhouse and all the other goings-on! As for us, here are a few shots of our booth. As usual…

Our trip to PIQF

Each year we vend at the Pacific International Quilt Festival and each year we are humbled and surprised by how many of you travel to visit us from near and far. This is the only retail show that we do and we love the opportunity to say hi to our customers and hear from you so…. THANK YOU for stopping by and chatting and letting us know what your favorite products and patterns are. We appreciate you and all your amazing support of our business! This year our whole family participated, our oldest on the cash register for several days, our middle trying his hand at the register as well for a few hours and our youngest…. well, she will tell anyone who will listen that she is famous as she is our cover model for many of the patterns! As usual, it takes us much longer to…

More Market… can you stand it?

I know, I know. It is a bit silly showing Market photos this late in the game. But maybe you have actually managed to start missing some Market posts at this point… maybe?   MORE BOOK PROJECTS IN THE BOOTH … the Summer Soiree quilt. Mixing some of my favorite Fig Tree fabrics with Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett and other more contemporary designers was so much fun. Always happy to show people that our Fig Tree colors and contemporary colors go so well together!   … more book projects in the foreground.     … the slipper pattern from the book. Comes in every conceivable children's and women's sizes!    NEW PATTERN: MARIGOLDS   … both Marigolds and Sparkle.   NEW PATTERN: SPARKLE … pattern is done in a cream colorway, a plum colorway and even as a single table topper to show…

From Market…

I am sure that some of you remember that I promised booth shots yesterday. But then again I am sure that some others of you remember that I sometimes promise things and can't manage to get them here in time LOL! Well, today my day aligned and I found a moment to upload a whole LOT of Market pictures… way more than I would guess most of you would ever want to se!. But here are some of my favorites and I promise that tomorrow I will show some more…. promises, promises!   A FEW FAVORITE CLOSEUPS FROM MARKET… … a bowl full of candy goodness. These new mini swatches are called MODA CANDIES and they are good enough to eat. We will have plenty of them available for your snacking pleasure in the fall!   … simple little pins from the new book, WITH…

To Market, to Market to Make a Silly Video

I know we all say this when we hear our own voices… but I guess I will be unoriginal and say it all again…. Do I really sound like that? And is it THAT uncomfortable for everyone who sees themselves on video or is it just me? I mean, you would think that I would have gotten used to it all, with lovely Gene chasing after us with that blasted video camera year after year, Market after Market… but I don't! Every time I see a new video, I have to shut it off or at least I have to leave the room so that others can watch it. Just an odd experience that I can't seem to get used to…oh well. But, anyway, in the absence of having edited any of my Market photos [hope to start having those for…

MODA Booth Love

Although it seems that I barely made it out of my booth this time around in order to walk the show and take my obligatory photos of friends and colleagues, I did get a little series of pics of the MODA booths right after closing one day. It's actually my favorite time to take pictures. When it is all quiet and everyone has gone back to their hotel for the day, there is a quiet beauty to the booths without any people in them. Helps to look at all the little details that I miss during the day. I thought it was a great representation of the amazing job that MODA does every single Market, every single year, year in, year out. I don't think that anyone would disagree that for years now the quality and the professionalism that MODA puts out there as a leading…

Tired of Market yet?

The Country Fair banners throughout all of our MODA booths tied us all together and they were easily one of my favorite little additions to this years's decorations. Something about them is so festive. And they are so simple to make, 10" long, 8" wide, cut on an angle with fusible webbing inside 2 pieces of fabric. That's it. I glue gunned mine to a twill tape but if you had the time you could of course also sew them in place. Perfect for parties of any kind, just pick a thematic fabric for that event and you've got instant atmosphere! … my favorite sign in the booth. Only some people got the joke. Do you remember BABE the pig? If you don't, then this wont' make any sense to you whatsoever. But that's okay, Eric and…