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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Highlights of Quilt Market

Oh, where, oh where do I begin?!? This past week has been a whirlwind for us... so many exciting things! We spent a week up in Minneapolis at the International Quilt Market showcasing my new line of quilting cottons, Playdate, my new line of knit fabrics, and a whole slew of new sewing patterns. Our booth design was rewarded with a Second Place Award, so that was a definite highlight of the show!

Here I am with the Quilts, Inc. folks receiving my ribbon (Jon should totally be part of this picture since he built this thing with blood, sweat & tears!)

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Then Michael Miller Fabrics (which was right across from us) won FIRST PLACE in the Best Multiple Booth category! What an honor it is to work with these ├╝ber creative folks!!!

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Here are the ribbons side-by-side (I'm so stinking proud, can you tell?) :)

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And speaking of booths, it was such an honor to be sandwiched between the lovely Sandi Henderson...

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And the bubbly duo of Pillow & Maxfield. We had a blast hanging out and chatting between visitors...

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I didn't get a chance to walk around much, but luckily I received a constant stream of exciting visitors at my booth, starting with these Michael Miller Macho Men... sexy, eh?

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And the lovely Kathy Miller...

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We were delighted when the oh, so famous Melissa Averinos and her unicorn (of course) paid us a visit...

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And totally thrilled to spend so much quality time with one of my favorite designers, Laura Gunn...

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We had a few laughs with Moda sweeties, Joanna Figueroa and Kate Spain (yes, I really am that short!)

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Then Jon and I actually snuck out for a few minutes to join Lizzy House and many, many others at Lizzy's annual cake party... YUM!!! (that princess cake with marzipan fondant icing was to die for!)

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So glad I came, cause I got to spend some QT with the lovely Lizzy House, Jana Nielsen and Betz White.

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And believe it or not, this is the only picture I got of Jon the entire time (slapping my own hand as I type), so if any of you out there have any others, please let me know! Jon is here chatting it up with organic fabric gals, Betz White and Michelle Engel Bencsko.

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Yes, we sat on the floor and relaxed for a while... (in this photo, Bari J, me, Melissa Averinos and Jana Nielsen)

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So now that I'm done name-dropping, LOL, how 'bout some pictures of our booth?!? :)

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PHEW, that's all folks! Now back to work on next season's goodies... :)

27 comments:

  1. Yay! It was great to finally meet you! Thanks for all of your advice and help along the way. :)

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  2. Brilliant ... Brilliant ... Brilliant ... you sure had a good time, didn't you?
    I loooove your pics and the booth is great ...

    Simone

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  3. Sad I missed it all. Thank for the pics!

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  4. I missed seeing you, Jon and everyone else at Market! The booth looks amazing -- totally worth that pretty bling you won.

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  5. Love your booth Patty! Great photos! Hope to meet you in the fall!

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  6. Beautiful booth. Congrats on the award.

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  7. I am too, too far away from this beautiful Quilt Market so I can only be contented with just reading your post with these wonderful, colourful pics! Love the names-dropping. Your booth is fabulous as expected. Greetings from Tokyo!

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  8. Gorgeous booth...congrats on the award...and will there be a pattern for your knit top and skirt???!!! Hoping!

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  9. Oh hey, look there's me talking to John (QuiltDad) in the first cake party picture... well you know, part of my head and my shoulder, teehee!

    Your booth was absolutely lovely Patty and I'll be posting some pictures of it today that I took.

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  10. Wow! I love all the pictures. And I love the name dropping too. It is so fun to see it all. I hope you felt better and could enjoy your time there. You looked so pretty and so did your booth. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new fabric line!

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  11. what a colorful booth! looks like you had fun, although i could only imagine how much work you & your husband put into it. we have a quilt festival thats geared more to the public coming up here in california in july. i've never been, but i think i'll check it out.
    thanks for sharing pics.

    m.

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  12. wow, these pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing them with us. I can't wait to see your new lines.

    And may I just say, I think it's great marketing to model your own fabrics. Think I'll have to make a dress like that from Flora and Fauna as well.

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  13. your booth was fantastic, and you are so deserving of your award! I admire you so much. Thanks for the tour.
    Oh, Kate and Joanna are really tall! They had to drop to their knees to take a picture with me. :D
    Take Care.

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  14. Everyone and everything looks wonderful Patty! When oh when will the knits be available?!!

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  15. Your booth was phenomenal, and I loved matching faces to names.

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  16. The creativity in those booths is amazing!

    Each time you come out with a fabric, it's my fav. I am awed by your ability to always take it up a notch.

    And, yes, you are that "petite". <3

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  17. Great booth Patty!!! Congratulations on your award. I love getting to see the faces behind the names too. Wish I could have been there too!
    Laura

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  18. looks fabo Patty- what a great job.. maybe i will see you in Oct!!

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  19. Thank you all for stopping by! WOW, I am definitely feeling the love.

    Answering some questions... Playdate is shipping NOW, Knits ship in early to mid June.

    New patterns for the late Summer release WILL include women's and tween sizes, so please keep checking. :)

    patty

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  20. It was so good to see you and Jon! Congrats on all your success, and good luck with your house! See you in Houston!

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  21. Hi Patty-

    Missed not seeing you at Market this time!!

    Thanks for blogging about your Quilt Market activities!

    As a fellow vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always get out and look at all the beautiful booths so thanks for sharing!!

    That's pretty cool you let your readers know what went on!!


    Douglas Eagleson
    President, Kona Bay Fabrics

    http://www.konabay.com

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  22. I LOVE the quilt you made from your new fabric line. Any chance you might put out a quilt pattern for that?
    Stacey

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  23. patty is was great to see you again!! you took so many great pics!! i have a few of your booth i'll be posting this week! it was lots of fun party hopping & food searching with you!

    ps. i'm glad you got that cake party photo... proof that i was there for a bit! ;-)

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  24. Lovely booth, beautiful pics, reading this post feels like I was there! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. aaaah, I want to live in your booth. It's so pretty. All of the pictures are such eye candy.

    Awesomeness.

    Meli

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  26. Congrats on the booth win, Patty..what a fun looking place you created there!

    I am looking forward to seeing you again in the Fall!

    Enjoy your summer!
    Sheree

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