Sunday, May 19, 2013

Time To Put My Feet Up!

There was some fabric ordering going on today, this time we were in the Moda booth, a happy place to be!  These are some of the selections we made:

Soho Chic by Sandy Gervais

Wrens & Friends by Gina Martin, a new designer for Moda

Julie, our local rep for Moda.  She is right at home
with a big pile of swatches on the table.

Sweet Serenade by Basic Grey

There also are some select quilts on display in a traveling exhibit from all over the world.  Below is a closeup of a block in the larger quilt below that.  This was made by a Japanese woman, with all those little pieces sewn by hand (English Paper Piecing method) and also hand quilted.  Amazing!

We covered all the rest of the aisles before "last call", but we both wished we had another day.  We felt like we didn't really do justice to some of the booths in the last few aisles.  The good thing is we have a full list of all the vendors, so we can always have a way to look them up.

Part of the fun of attending Quilt Market is the chance to see friends and acquaintances from all over the country.  These are all people who have quilts and fabric and sewing as a common bond.  A very good group to be a part of!
So happy to see Bari (Bareroots patterns) and catch up on her creations
 and life in the Sierras.  She has a wonderful shop in Bishop, CA,
if you are ever lucky enough to go there.

Here's a teaser for an upcoming monthly club.
Better get my stitch on!
This comes from Under the Garden Moon.
Sometimes it's all about the color, and what appeals
 to us individually.  A simple design,
yet it really caught my eye and made me think
 "I should do that."!

And prettiest of all, Mother Nature's own designs
outside the Convention Center.
So that wraps it up for now.  Time to start packing up everything to fit into our suitcases.  We like to take home most of the patterns rather have them shipped, and I packed an empty suitcase on the way out here so we should have plenty of room.  Or else we will have to choose which shoes to wear on the trip and leave the rest behind, and I'm pretty sure that's not happening!

So fun to share some of our experiences at 
Quilt Market in Portland, OR, with you!

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