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Okay, so where were we???
How about some loot pictures?? Yeah, we all love good loot pics.
Now, if you don't know what Sample Spree is, it is a two hour shopping extravaganza that select companies choose to participate in, usually the day before Market starts. This year it was Friday, Oct 28th. You sit in line for a crazy amount of hours (we sat for 3 hours!! eek!!) and then when they open the doors, you RUN for the booth from which you want to buy stuff. Usually it's the Moda booth, because they have lots and lots of fat quarters and fat eighth packs of the fabrics that are just announced and shown at Market.
The thing is everything is wholesale, only open to business with credentials (tax ID, business bank acct) which includes cottage industry stores like mine. But mainly, Market is geared towards quilt stores…fabric stores, pattern stores, etc. So the manufacturers want the stores to get "Samples" of their products so they can make "Samples" for their stores!! :)
So here is what I got…
Thomas Knauer's Pear Tree…I already have a great Christmas idea for these fabrics…out of the box is soooo fun!!
You've seen these, but I have to show them again!! CUTE!!!! ♥
Here's another shot of it…
On a whim, I picked up Cosmo Cricket's Salt Air from Moda…
And of course, when you go to Market, you get little samples of fun stuff like these:
Kate Spain's "Good Fortune" 2.5" squares came with a fortune cookie…it was very tasty…LOL!!
Moda was also giving away these little needle holders. That's a design by Lu Summers! CUTE!!!
Back to the show…
Speaking of Moda, we made the rounds around their designers' booths on Monday…Here are some of them…
Bunny Hill's Ooh La La line with their Owl quilt…love the buttons!!
American Jane!! Sandy and her hubby in her beautiful booth!! (ohhhh and I just got a fat quarter in the mail from Julie with one of her Pezzy Prints!! eeeeek!! LOVE!!)
Minick and Simpson…love the red white and blue!! very fun!! (i have some mug rugs and table runners in the shop using their fabric!!)
Here's a closeup of their cool handmade lamps…
isn't that awesome???
Jan Patek quilt patterns..i LOVE the dresden turkey!! ♥
Here's Bunny Hill's Christmas quilt! Ohhhh I wish I had time for these cool applique patterns!!
And it was super fun to meet Pat Bravo (who is super fun on FB!!) from Art Gallery Fabrics!
Not only were her designs gorgeous, but her accent was soooo awesome!! You just have to meet her in person!! 🙂
I also snapped a bunch of pics of quilts that inspired me…
love the use of templates!! And they gave us a couple, too!! I'll definitely have to try that!! yay!!
totally excited that Julie has that fabric coming!!
and we met Lotta Jansdotter who designed the fabric on the left called Echo. Gorgeous!!! 🙂
love the trees!!! fun, fun pattern!!
and a Sugar and Spice sighting!! (fabric by Amanda!!!) LOVE!!
We loved the Basic Grey booth…I took a bunch of pics of it…
the projects ideas soooo inspired me!!
*sigh* I'm in project heaven looking at these pics!!
Ohhh Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches fame was such a cutie!! And her fabric is soooo phenomenal!! Love love love!!!
These next few pics are from Kellie Wulfsohn's ("Don't Look Now") booth…not only is she an amazing pattern designer, she also designs fabric for Riley Blake…soooo fun!!
and a couple more fun quilts…
Here I am with my fellow red headed twitter friend, Jan from Daisy Janie! Her newest line of Organic Fabrics is called Tilly! And these are my colors!! Can't wait to order some of these scrumptious fabrics!
sometimes i just love simple chintz…yep, i'm a HUGE chintz fan…
Aren't these fun designs? Mark Cesarik did a great job! I especially love the BIG yoyo quilt!
We kept walking by the Anna Griffin booth!! *sigh*
some other fun inspiration!! :)
Betz White's new line, Stitch…so cute!!
again, this pic is to assuage my hexie addiction!! (I haven't made one hexagon yet, but I did get great instructions from Julie on how to do it easily, so you will see something soon…perhaps not quite this involved!! LOL!!)
Anna Marie Horner's booth! Pretty!!!
And of course, you've probably already seen really pretty pics of Amy Butler's booth with her new line, Lark featured! You can get Lark right now in Julie's store!! pure gorgeousness!!!
and her husband, David, has a new design company out, too! It's called Parson Gray and his new line is out…his booth was right next to Amy's (they are so cute!! Follow them on facebook and you can see how these booths were constructed and their trip to Houston and lots of other inspiration!!) Anyway, Amy was at lunch when we went by, but we did stop and talk to David. We talked band stuff…it was fun!
Well, that's pretty much it for my Market pics…I do have some festival pics that I took this last Friday when I went with my mom and my two girlies! It was soooo crazy after being there for four days for Market to go back for Festival…it was jam packed full of people! wow!!! I will share those pics sometime this next week!!
Before I go, I have to share that two of our design team girlies are giving away Accuquilt Go! Baby Cutters!! Ohhhh you have TWO chances to win!! wow!!
and one last pic and tease for you!!
All will be revealed tomorrow, but I'm SUPER EXCITED to let you in on a little secret in my post that may have something to do with this picture…
come back tomorrow!! and don't forget to enter in all the giveaway craziness!! LOL!!!