There were so many beautiful and innovative booths:
Some great new patterns and books, including a few new pattern companies that I've never seen before:
There were tons of great home dec and clothing items made from quilting fabrics:
Of course, lots of beautiful quilts:
And celebrity sightings:
Lotta Jansdotter Mary Fons shooting a spot for QNNtv.com Valori Wells
David Butler David & Amy Butler Anna Maria Horner
Laura Gunn & her mom Elinor Peace Bailey Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr Marcia Derse
Gina Pantastico of Cloud 9 Fabrics Natalie Lyman of Cinderberry Stitches Pokey Bolton
Kaffe Fassett Cat in the Hat The Ghastlies in Alexander Henry's Booth!
I bought some new fabrics, new patterns, and a few notions that will be arriving in the next couple of months (some not until May!!). Some of the things I'm most excited about include:
A great new line from Lecien designed by Natalie Lyman of Cinderberry Stitches. Her Woodland Utopia is just adorable!
A line called Curious Nature from a brand new designer, Parson Gray aka David Butler aka Mr. Amy Butler. It's very masculine and sophisticated without being about tools and beer. Lots of greys, taupes, greens, and blues.
Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr of Fun Quilts, soon to be Modern Quilt Studio, not only have a new book (Transparency Quilts) coming out soon, but a new magazine! Called Modern Quilts Illustrated, it will be published three times per year. Each issue will feature three quilt projects and will have tons of full color instructions. It's unlike any magazine you've seen before & I can't wait for it to come out.
Ty Pennington from Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and formerly Trading Spaces, has a great looking line coming out. I didn't order his fabric last year, but wish I had. So I made sure to get some this year. I like this year's line better than last year's.
I also got some great notions. I ordered beautiful glazed buttons in four colorways from Basic Grey, and some great pearlized snaps. The pearlized snaps are perfect for bags, purses, and small wallets. I really really wish I could have found some of these when I was making the Valori Wells Little Wallets.
I have lots of things to give away as prizes. But I'm not exactly sure how to do it. Even though this was my fourth time attending Market, it's only my first time blogging about it & collecting prizes to give away to readers. I'll try to figure that out soon & share some goodies with you. Any ideas? I'd greatly appreciate it.