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, we didn't get out of our booth much so didn't get as much of a chance as we would have liked to visit with everyone else exhibiting. Hope you all had as great a market as we did!

We apologize for the sometimes ood lighting. You gotta love convention center lights!


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.. special note: the carpet in the convention center was bright, bright royal blue. We just couldn't have that in the picture LOL!!

We had a lot of fun showcasing some photography again this time around [back left side of the photo].


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…  making those FIG TREE letters just about did us in. Let's just say that it was a much bigger and more involved project than we ever anticipated. But I have do have to admit that we loved the result!


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.. added in a couple painted ladders and we were good to go. True confessions: we may or may not have painted those suckers the night before market started in a friend's backyard. In the dark. I think if you look closely you will see that it was indeed in the dark! LOL!


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… our LOVE YOU MORE quilt was a bit hit. Here it is in MODA BELLA SOLIDS, clover and snow with snuggles on the back. Pretty sure that this is the one everyone will be fighting over at home. That is as soon as it comes out of the box!


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… thinking of making the LIFESAVERS runner into a baby quilt. It would be perfect 3 x 3 blocks and a couple borders!


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… the ONE PIECE BAG was a huge hit! I can't even tell you how many times I opened the pattern to show store owners how simple it is to contruct. Really! We think you all need to whip one up for the summer. Perfect pool or beach bag. I will be using mine this weekend!


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Hope you enjoyed the shots. We will have more pattern showcases coming up so you can get more detailed info about each pattern.

Also stay tuned for a fun pattern announcement tomorrow!!

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Hildy | 23rd May 13

    Love all these market goodies and your patterns! But I have a question (more of a request I suppose, sorry): I would love to buy PDFs from your site but like a lot of people (at least here in europe) I don’t have a credit card (don’t need it). But I have a paypal account. So I ask, beg you: what it be possible to pay with it? I think I’m not the only one who would appriciate it:-)

  2. chanina | 23rd May 13

    I LOVE that cherry quilt!Everything is so beautiful!

  3. jenny | 23rd May 13

    what a lovely booth…love you more quilt is amazing

  4. KimR | 23rd May 13

    Beautiful booth! I love those ladders! That is my favorite, can’t get enough color right now! I see several patterns I want to make.

  5. Bernie | 23rd May 13

    Loved your booth at market….it was so fresh and pretty. Can you post a picture of your jacket?? ….you know the one, and where you bought it? (ps I’m the one that was tempted to walk off with your “Clarks”)

  6. Sinta | 23rd May 13

    OH my, I have been waiting to see some good photos of your booth from Market! Could those letters be any more labor intensive? Your quilts are, once again, amazing! And your I love you quilt more is precious. That star basket quilt is over the moon though.

  7. rosa | 23rd May 13

    Wow,your booth is just wonderful.There are awesome eye candy!!

  8. Sarah | 23rd May 13

    I love the quilt that looks like fourleaf clovers. Is that a jelly roll pattern? Your booth looks magnificent. It’s nice to hear that you are real and finish things at the last minute in the dark too.

  9. Vpapin | 23rd May 13

    So beautiful, I love your quilts, your booth, the patterns, the awesome bag. Basically EVERYTHING!!!LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Thank you for sharing your talent!

  10. Nicola | 24th May 13

    Adore!! Have so enjoyed the build up and all the sneak peeks. And every time I look at the photos I have a new ‘favourite’!! Hoping Eric gets plenty of use out of those ladders at home ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

  11. Brenda Sanders | 24th May 13

    the star basket quilt is gorgeous! Is the pattern for sale? The whole booth is beautiful, and those ladders are just as cute as can be. I can see them outside with flower pots sitting on them! (Second great love: flowers and gardening!) Thanks for the beautiful pics.

  12. MadeByDi | 24th May 13

    Beautiful!!! The letters may have been a ton of work, but they were well worth it! So inspirational!!! Lovely shots!

  13. Ellen | 24th May 13

    Oh so beautiful Joanna! We are headed to South Georgia and my favorite quilty shop is halfway to our destination………going to buy Avalon fabric to go with my new Avalon jelly roll. Can’t wait to see the “big” bolts!! Oh, and they are featured in the new “Quilt Sampler” magazine with a quilt made from Avalon. Front Porch Quilts in Ozark, AL. Shout out to Charley who made it!!! Love your designs, as usual, Ellen.

  14. Kris | 24th May 13

    Hi Joanna,

    I just love your fabric and quilt patterns. Would you consider making a kit for the Lifesaver Table Runner? I would buy it in a heartbeat:) Love, Love, Love, it!!!

  15. Janan | 24th May 13

    Love the photos you shared from Market, can you tell me which fabric collection has this darker shade of orange fabric, like shown in the Painted Ladies quilt?

  16. Ethel Alderson | 25th May 13

    Love your fabrics!
    What paint color and brand are the ladders painted?
    Lovely booth!

  17. Nancy Morneault | 28th May 13

    You’re killing me! I love absolutely every pattern and every fabric in these photos. I looked at your previous posts also. I’m just in awe of your talent! I want it all! lol

  18. Nika | 1st Jun 13

    Dear Joanna! Some years ago you send a fabric to Russia to us. Thank you very much! It was big blessing for us! I made a baby blanket to missioners family in Kamchatka. Thank you and thank you again!!!!! With all my love from Russia, Nika

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