Thursday, November 1, 2012

Quilt Market ~ Part 3

I've always found it interesting that we as quilters can make such good friends with others through online resources, but when the opportunity comes to actually meet them face to face....well it's just awesome!   Here are a few of those friends that I met.  (and I really can't believe that I'm showing my belly in a whole lot of pictures)

Teresa @ Quilting is my Bliss and I have met through blogging and she's becoming quite the longarm quilter in just a short time!  She's such a cute little petite quilter!  Loved meeting you Teresa!

  Carol owns a quilt shop in Minnesota called Fourth and Main Fabrics.  She confessed that she could demo the ruler better than us and I believed her!  She demoed the ruler at their local quilt show and sold out of rulers, I had to overnight more to her and not just a few....lots!  We were laughing about that.  Her daughter Julie was with her and it was great meeting the both of them!

This sweet lady is Kelly.  She was one of my first customers that purchased my ruler and patterns for her shop, The Quilting Bee in Ontario.  We enjoyed dinner together and getting to know each other more.  She's quite the risk taker....she rides a motorcycle to work...okay actually a scooter, but a really cool one!  Looking forward to our next dinner Kelly!

The next pictures show the "fan" in me.  I always feel like such a dork wanting to have a pictures with someone I admire or are a fan of but they have been so inspiring in so many ways...whether it's the delicious fabric they design for me to get my inspiration...or how they are so motivational and encouraging for others to follow their dreams...or how talented they are in design....color....and so on and so on!

This is my 2nd time meeting Amy Butler and I was just as tickled this time as I was the first time I met her.  She is so inspiring and sooo nice!

 Here I am with David Butler, or otherwise known as "Mr Amy", that came out of his mouth not mine.  His booth was right next to Amy's and the booths couldn't be any more different from each other.  I told them I was going to design a quilt using both their fabrics....we'll see if I can pull it off.  ;o)

 Here is Tula Pink and I.  This was the first time meeting her and she was absolutely genuine, sweet and fun to talk too!  Her booth was darling and the quilts were displayed beautifully!  One of my favorite moments at Market!

I fault my sister for this picture of me with Joel Dewberry and my droopy eyes.  I actually was really excited to meet him!  I LOVE HIS FABRIC!!  I think he is crazy talented and well....it was just the "fan" in me that wanted a picture taken with him!

Here is Anna Maria Horner and I standing in her booth.  I of course had to show part of my sampler quilt to her, using fabric she designed.  This was my 2nd time meeting her and she is so sweet.   I'm a big fan of her fabric and the inspiration it has given me for some of my designs!  Another great moment at Market!

 This is Jeni Baker, she is absolutely the sweetest girl you will meet!  She's got a really fun new fabric line that just came out and really has a talent with color and how to use color! 

This is Allison @ Cluck Cluck Sew
   Loved her booth with her awesome quilts hanging up and loved meeting her and her husband! 


Thanks for following my Quilt Market experience! 

~Jenny~






14 comments:

Teresa Silva said...

Awesome post. I so enjoyed meeting you! Your tummy is so cute. You look wonderful and should be in a lot of pictures!

Judi said...

You look adorable Jenny!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh lovely pictures of you with everyone...you must have had a ball!!

Rosa said...

Fabulous post.You look prettiest!

sandra said...

Hi Jenny really enjoyed your post, your favourites are also my favourites and I would love to meet them to but enjoyed all of your pictures. You look so lovely with your little tummy and I love your quilts.

Kathy said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun schmoozing with your favorite designers! Thanks for sharing all these great pictures....and your belly looks great too!!

treadlemusic said...

I almost felt like I was there! Could definitely feel the excitement! So great to see Carol ("Fourth and Main" shop). Awesome shop and not too far from my place (S.E. MN). You are looking so sweet!!! Hugs, Doreen

Esther said...

It looks like you had such a great time. I loved all the photos and am so happy for you getting to meet so many great quilting people. You look darling btw.

capitolaquilter said...

Adorable pictures. You'll be glad in the end to those pictures. I felt the same way at Sewing Summit but everyone was so friendly.

Mama Pea said...

Looks like a ton of fun!

Dawn said...

What a vicarious thrill to meet all of these wonderful and talented designers, Jenny! You should feel right at home among them!

Ethne said...

It looks like you had a real 'blast' at Quilt Market - does all this rubbing shoulders with designers mean that you've got some delicious new fabric lines to play with using the ruler just around the corner?

qltr said...

I just found your blog and would like to make the curve it up blocks. How do I purchase the ruler, and is it still at the special price?

Kelly Corfe said...

Hi Jenny .. just saw my picture on Sew Kind of Wonderful blog ... how cool is that! I will have to reciprocate on my blog. We had such a great time meeting you and Helen in the flesh ... it was the highlight of my weekend ... Nellie has a few pics of us in the dark looking in the trunk of your car ... that sounded strange, oh well ... and your tummy looks adorable!!!