Sunday, May 23, 2010

Quilt Market Report: Day Two

First, I just want to mention that my interview with Tascha Parkinson is now up on Toronto Craft Alert, you can find it here.

I wanted to blog this morning about day two at Quilt Market, but then decided not to on account of storm clouds rolling in - I wanted to get over to Target to return the dress I bought (it was too big) before it really started to rain...and then I went to Barnes & Noble for the first time...and then to a used bookstore I found (hey, just because I'm at Market does not mean I will forget my book hunting ways). So today I blog about yesterday, and tomorrow I'll give you the run down of what we got up to today.

Anyways, let's get back to yesterday! So yesterday was the first official day at Quilt Market and we had a blast! It was very tiring, and my feet were screaming by the end of the night, but it was worth it. We started the morning at the far end of the convention centre where we just so happened to see Bari J. promoting her new line (geez, Bari is cute!). We stopped by so many booths that I can't even mention them all, but we did find the quilt the Jennifer designed for Lecien using the caramel town collection.

We soon found ourselves at Anna Maria Horner's booth, which was just gorgeous!

And I also got a copy of Anna Maria's new book which she signed for me. Here's a pic of her signing my copies, but Doe has way better pictures of Anna Maria and I together so I will post those once she uploads.

We also headed over to the Amy Butler booth (twice actually).

The second time that we went, John and I were able to get the low down on Amy's new line of organic yarn (in dk weight and aran) coming out through Rowan and her collection of wallpaper! Oh yes, you read that right, yarn AND wallpaper! I'd love to do one wall of our bedroom in one of the wallpaper prints, but I don't think Alex would be down with that.

I also managed to snag a signed copy of Sandi Henderson's new book, but completely forgot to take pictures of her booth in all the hubbub, so I'll get some tomorrow when I go back!

Last night I headed out to the invite-only Moda party, and it was wonderful! John saved me a seat since I was running a bit late, and we ended up sitting with the lovely ladies from Fat Quarter Shop (who are all awesome by the way)! There was also dancing!

I finally got to meet up with Kate Spain who is just so lovely I can't even believe it (just a warning, some of the pictures coming up are a little grainy because they were taken with a variety of iPhones and BlackBerrys and then uploaded to Twitter).

I was also hanging with Angela from Moda and Vanessa of V&Co (my dancing partners). By the way, I am totally in love with these two ladies as they are awesome and couldn't be sweeter!

Here's a pic of all of us together (taken by Angela's super-cool mum Karen from Home a la Mode).

 After the party I went back to the hotel room where Jennifer, Doe and I ordered pasta and watched Sex and the City: the Movie - great way to wrap up the night!

Okay, it is seriously time for me to go to bed now, but I'll be back tomorrow with another update!


  1. What a wonderful day. Thanks for taking time, after a very long day, to share insights. Very much appreciated!

    Loved seeing all the new stuff in some of the photos, plus the photos showing the fun you are having!


  2. Looks like you had a blast! All that gorgeous fabric everywhere . . . it looks overwhelming!

  3. OH... how cute! Thanks so much for the sweet comments on your blog. I need to find a few minutes to blog about market... I feel so behind. :)
    You were a blast to hang out with and was so glad we finally got to meet in person. We will definitely need to get together next time. IF you ever make down south in the big state of Texas, call me.