Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Quilt Market 2014!!

Quilt Market!
Pittsburgh, PA
We had an amazing time at the quilt market this year in Pittsburgh!!
From start to finish, we had a blast! :)

You wouldn't believe what went into getting to this point! Many little decisions, a lot of hard work and sore backs but definitely well worth it! 
Here's a little glimpse of the process.
Jenny's long legs didn't have much room in that van but managed like a pro...of course she did! ;)

Helen's daughter, Leanna, was a trooper!! We couldn't have managed without her!



School House was sooo much fun!! We had a full room and managed to get through all of our quilts! 

The first day was a whirlwind and a bit overwhelming. Sherilyn and Leanna felt a little like deer in the headlights but managed to get through it and SURVIVED!! By the second day they were old pros!:) We finally got to meet many quilters we had communicated with on line.  Quilters are the most FUN! Right!?!! We also got to meet a few well knowns! Fun for us! :)

Eleanor Burns and Joel Dewberry!!! No biggie! ;)

This beautiful lady on the right, was the first to buy our book at market!! Epic moment! :) And Judi Madsen (fabulous famous quilter), on the left, was our pal here at market.  We all bonded with her and love her to pieces!! She's so adorable and fun fun fun!! :)
And of course, we have to eat right!? A little bonding over some yummy, and at times, not so yummy food!! haha!
Leanna, Sherilyn, Judi, Jenny, Helen

Sherilyn and Jenny
Leanna and Helen

Clean up went a lot quicker than set up! Hurrah for that!! :P  And a little celebrating with what else? TCBY White Chocolate Mousse! Yuuum! :)
3 days at market, 92 demos and 92 demo blocks!! Yes!! A "market quilt" is already in the works! 

We had a wonderful and memorable time at our first quilt market with a booth! We loved meeting so many fabulous quilters, shop owners, etc... etc..! Thank you for all the kind words and support we received! We are nothing but grateful for this great experience! 

Much love! 
Jenny, Helen, Sherilyn, and Leanna

24 comments:

Melissa said...

Sounds amazing! So bummed I couldn't make it out to quilt market this year, maybe next!

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Debra said...

Awesome fun! Thanks for posting photos of the scenery, too. They brought back fond memories... Still love and miss my hometown.

Becky Schultz said...

Hope all of your hard work pays off. Looks like it was an awesome time for all of you! Super cute booth set up.

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing the 'behind the scenes' of quilt market! So glad to hear it was a great success! Love the booth you created!

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Auntie Pami said...

You guys deserve it! You've worked hard! Congratulations!

Nicole Maroon said...

It was great to see your work in person! I can't wait to get a copy of the book, I love the pattern with the circles!

Hannele said...

Amazing and fun - I wish I some day would have the opportunity to visit a quilt market! The big ones like this are so far away from Finland :)

Judi said...

Oh my word! I had so much fun! I love you all so much and had the best time. Thank you for letting me get to know Helen and Sharilyn and beautiful Leanna! We will have to do this again sometime.

By the way - your booth was the best! Seriously.

Ethne Illingworth said...

You made it - out there with the big boys - well done all of you and keep proving that there is a new style of quilt technique available to all wit your fantastic designs .....

Colleen Potter said...

Congratulations ! I was surprised to read this was your first quilt market. Your booth looks very polished. You must have gone through many trial "set-ups" before hand. Another reason I was surprised is because I bought my QCR at a LQS in Canada so you must be doing a great job at marketing your product as well.

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Looks like you had a ton of fun! Someday I hope to go myself and meet you all!

Leah said...

Looks wonderful! so glad you shared you successful trip.

Karen said...

wow!! God Bless!!!!

robin chapa said...

I only dream about going to QM someday.... and if I could have gone this year, I would have probably spent hours in your booth. It's gorgeous. I would want my eyes to linger on every single thing displayed and I'd have watched your demo 50 times. I love love love it! Congrats on a job very well done! :)

Melissa Corry said...

It was so fun to see you!!! You ladies are amazing!!!

Melissa Corry said...

It was so fun to see you!!! You ladies are amazing!!!

Marija said...

Congrats on the first Market!!! I simpply CAN'T WAIT for the book!!

Glenda said...

A Market Quilt?!! I love the fabrics and I love the idea and I especially love the name--Market Quilt.
It is clear that you have such a passion, a collective passion and the math for that is amazing. Passion times energy times ideas divided by the number of working hands and you really have a great creative team.
Wow, I really do love the fabric in your Market Quilt and what a wonderful souvenir; a remembrance of your first quilt market adventure.

Rebecca Grace said...

I'm so glad to hear that you and Judi hit it off at market. You two are my favorite long arm quilters. Congratulations on a successful market adventure!

Teresa Silva said...

I so enjoyed your schoolhouse and your booth! You girls are just plain awesome. It was so fun to share your work with my buddies at Stash! Congratulations on your success...you deserve it!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I'm so glad everything was a success at market. I'm a huge fan of your and your work and thrilled to see your business growing! I just got notified that your book is arriving on my doorstep today and it's made my week!! :)

Doris said...

What a beautiful collection of Demo blocks! Hope to break my ruler at a retreat later this month!