Wednesday, May 25, 2016

This Little Shop Owner Went to Market

I spent most of last week in Salt Lake City at Quilt Market. It was my first time going to Market. It was fun, exciting, educational, and exhausting.

We left Tuesday morning because we drove to Salt Lake City.

I went with fellow shop owner, Kathy, of Kathy's Fabric Trunk fame. Kathy has been so helpful to me with getting my shop going and letting me teach at her shop all of last year. We drove in her beautiful blue Mustang. Better have both hands on the wheel when you floor it to pass!

The first two days we were there we took classes and went to the School House sessions. Market didn't open until Friday. 

There were lots of vendors! Kathy and I did our Moda appointment together. Our tastes are so different that we rarely are drawn to the same fabric line. It's nice to know what the other one bought. This way if a customer is looking for something specific I don't have I can know if Kathy has it, and vice versa. Here we are with our fabulous Moda rep., Sonja.

Sonja is in costume to match Moda's camping themed booth.

I met several friends and "quilt celebrities." I met the two ladies running The Splendid Sampler quilt along, Pat and Jane.

Me with Pat Sloan
Me with Jane Davidson
I sought out the Sew Kind of Wonderful ladies. I've been following Jenny's blog for years. It was so nice to meet in person! 

Me with Jenny
And then I got to meet Alex Anderson. She is so nice! Alex was seated next to the Floriani rep. Kathy was working with. By this point on Saturday I was so tired. I just wanted to sit. Alex didn't have an appointment at the time and let me sit with her. We just chatted about quilting, sewing and such.

Me with Alex Anderson
I arrived home Sunday evening loaded down with information, pamphlets, brochures and goodies.

I haven't even had a chance to sort through it all yet! After being gone for a week I have a lot of catching up to do.


Gene Black said...

I hope you are taking a little rest time after all of that too. You had a busy week.

Marlene said...

That does sound like a busy week but how wonderful to meet all those wonderful people.

West Michigan Quilter said...

You are so lucky!

Miss Jean said...

The next time I visit friends in Walsenburg , I'll zip on over!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

what fun to go to the quilt market and I'm downright jealous you got to meet those famous quilters. I've followed them too! For years. Anyway, I am loving your Splendid Sampler blocks. Happy Stitching.