Sunday, May 19, 2013

Wandering the Aisles at Quilt Market

This is the end of another wonderful day at International Quilt Market in Portland, OR.
Debbie and I made a little more progress in trying to cover all of the booths on the floor of the convention center.  Just to give you and idea, there are 27 rows of booths.  They are not all the same length, but so far we have covered 19 rows in 2 days.  Tomorrow the show closes at 4 instead of 6 as it has today and yesterday.  So if we pace ourselves well, and don't abuse our bathroom breaks, we should be just fine!  Of course, there are a few things that we still need to backtrack on, but that is a minor problem.

Here is a report on what we liked today:

Olive Ann Designs dresses for sweet little girls and their dollies.

Linda and Jack Hohag with Debbie at Linda's Brandywine Designs  booth.
Good to see the fine work of fellow Minnesotans!

Wildflowers by A Quilter's Dream, just one of several patterns that we purchased.

Always Blooming by P&B Fabrics, a bright and bold fabric group.

Debbie with Bill Kerr (of Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle), in front of another pattern that we purchased.
We had a really nice chat with Bill about the changing style and direction of the
quilting world.

Art Gallery's booth for Pure Elements, the yummy solids that we already have at the store.

Premiere Fabrics, our new source for decorator weight fabrics.
I see many great bags in our future!

Hemma Designs

Three's a Charm by Plum Tree Quilts--pattern includes 2 quilt sizes and tablerunner

Aurifloss, a new featured thread from our favorite thread company.
Sure to please our hand embroiderers!  A whole rack will soon be delivered to our doorstep.

A new design, Hook, Line and Sinker,  from Crabapple Hill Studio.

Stopping to chat with Terry Atkinson, in front of one of her new quilt designs.
Another great MN connection!

One of the quilts on display in the gallery of featured designs.
The quilting on this was awesome.

This little tooth fairy pillow is sporting the payoff for
some little child's lost tooth.  I lost a crown yesterday, do you
think I could collect?

Blueberry Backroads designer, Sarah, one more great MN designer!

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