Friday, May 29, 2009

Quilt Market 2009

sorry to have taken so long to share my adventures at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh. I think writing the blog post really meant it was over for me and it was such a fantastic experience I did not want to admit it was over.

It felt a bit like Thelma & Lousie...Renee & I escaping from the daily grind...hoping in a car and hitting the road to Pittsburgh! We got a late start and ended up pulling in around 2am....our gracious host the Divine Lady M was there to greet us with a smile on her face and we stayed up chatting until almost 3am!

I was so excited to get to market the next morning I was up before 7am! We headed over the market and over to the Moda booth for my first ever Tweet Up! Arranged by the amazingly talented April Cornell

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It was too cool to meet all of these people I had only met online before...I even offered to go to India if April needed help with her new endeavors!

some faces from the crowd...

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(left to right)genevieve gail, BariJ, fat Quarter Shop, Patty Young & April Cornell.

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me & mary from Confessions of a Craft Addict

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me and April Cornell!!!

after the Tweet Up we headed to Westminster via Serendipity Studio

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loved this dress & coat pattern!

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and I loved Kay's gorgeous patchwork floorcloth & adorable toes!

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Jennifer Paganelli, Me, BariJ

I am so excited that I get to see Jennifer again next month at the SisBoom show at her home in Connecticut! Her 3, count them 3 new limes for Westminster are Gorgeous!

While at Westminster we also got the meet Project Runway winner and fabric Desinger Jay McCarroll! we even got a sneak peek of his new collection coming out this summer!

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From there we headed to Patty Young's booth - the reason for coming to market!

Patty and I have been online friends for 3+ years so when I found out that Market was being held a short drive away I knew I had to come down to meet her. It was so fun to finally see her in person and meet her fabulous husband Jon. Pattys newest desings are gorgeous - LOVE the Mezzanine collection! I had actually placed my order for it BEFORE market and was excited to see it in person.

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nic said...

man-oh-man, it looks like you had an amazing time...i am drooling over everyone's QM pics! so glad you got to go, even if i am a very jealous shade of green. :)

april said...

that was a fun market - and great to meet you.
april cornell

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

Oh how awesome!! Looks like you had a blast, I'm so least one of designs got to go ;o)
Hope you are all well.

Cottage In The Sun said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing photos!

Rebekah said...

What a great way to spend a few days! Dreamy :)

ella*monde said...

Oh how fun, I see some of my fav ebay girls! Patty's booth looks PHENOMENAL!! Thanks for sharing all the pics. :)

JaimeSews said...

LOVE that jacket and dress too! Is that the Catherine Coat?