Friday, May 28, 2010

Quilt Market Part 2 - Including a GIVEAWAY!

One of the highlights of my trip to market was the opportunity to act as "camera girl" for some interviews that my roommate Bari J. did for Boutique Cafe. She interviewed some fabulous designers, including Pat Bravo, Lizzy House, Amy Butler, and more! The first was the amazing and very gracious Pat Bravo, here is what some of her booth looked like.




Pat designs up to four lines a year, has an amazing pattern line, and her new Grab 'n Sew kits. Talk about prolific!

I was lucky enough to be invited to the second (annual?) Cake Party hosted by Lizzy House as well. Everyone had cake to celebrate her mom's (Cherri House) new book City Quilts (among other things!). It was a great little gathering, with not one cake, but FIVE! I had carrot cake.



Above are Melissa Averinos of Yummygoods and Jana of Izzy & Ivy Designs.

This is the Melissa's friend Unicorn, taking a quick snooze while we all ate cake.



And in this photo are Lizzy, Betz White, and Patty Young...all enjoying cake and nice mid-afternoon chat.


Here are some adorable owls from the Bunny Hill Booth.


I loved these letters that say "SEW WHAT".


These are two pictures from the adorable notions area inside the Riley Blake booth. I LOVE me some rickrack!! Wow, talk about eye candy!




This is a shot from the amazing Kokka booth. I adore the Sleeping Beauty print by Heather Ross on the bag to the left.




These are some of the amazing display quilts that were part of the exhibits in the center of the show. They were part of a series of quilts (I think in a competition) about doorways. These just really spoke to me. The two in the second photo are clearly of Venice, and reminded me of my honeymoon.





Last but not least, I enjoyed an amazing tapas dinner on Saturday night with this group of ladies.



I'm on the far left, then there's Violet, Betz, Bari, Brooke, Michelle and Gina (Cloud 9), then Cherri and Lizzy House (in the center front).

In honor of the amazing time I had at my first, of what I hope to be MANY quiltmarkets, I have two giveaways. Both were part of my wonderful scores at Sample Spree. To enter, you can:

1.) Follow my blog!
2.) Follow me on Twitter (@restitcherator)
3.) You can reply here with your favorite quiltmarket memory, or
4.) You can reply here about why YOU want to go to quiltmarket.

You can have multiple entries, just email and let me know what you did. I'll randomly pick two winners from the entries a week from tomorrow, Monday, June 7.

The first is Pieces of My Heart Pattern and Charm Pack (& more) by Sandy Gervais! It comes in a sweet little Moda drawstring bag, and the pattern is for a 25" x 29" quilt called "Oopsie Daisy" and the bag has everything you need except the thread and backing fabric!



The second is Me and My Sisters Desgins pattern set (including THREE designs!), and fabric to make a pattern called "Happy" shown as #6 on the pattern booklet. It also has the fabric to make the whole top and the binding, and comes in a Moda drawstring bag. It's a nice size lap quilt at 44" x 53"!!



I can't wait to see all of your entries! Good luck, and thanks for sharing my first Quiltmarket experience with me.

40 comments:

Amy said...

I would love to go to quilt market to see all of the cool fabrics, patterns, etc that will be coming out. It is probably good that I can't go - it would be terrible hard on the pocket book. :)

Ellie-CraftSewCreate said...

Wow, I would LOVE to have to market just to see piles of fabulous fabric and wonderful new ideas!

Ellie-CraftSewCreate said...

I now follow your blog!

Ellie-CraftSewCreate said...

I follow you on Twitter :)!

SewCalGal said...

Thanks for sharing insights on Quilt Market. Great post!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Goosegirl said...

I am now following your blog. And your giveaways look yummy! I love the pictures.

Goosegirl said...

Oh and I would love to go to quilt market to see all the new designs close up, and to meet all my fabric heros! Fun!

Goosegirl said...

And I am now following you on twitter. I am Sivjegoose.

natderueil said...

I would love to go to market to see all the beautiful thing you show us!!

And I already follow you on twitter!

Nat, from France

~ sara ~ said...

Wow!! I've never been to a quilt fair or market, and doesn't it just look delicious. I would love to go just to experience it. I would love to see the quilts, new fabrics, and patterns. But really I think I would just go for the experience. Wow!!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

I follow your blog on google reader!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

You know I follow you on twitter girl!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

My favourite part of Quilt market was meeting all of the people that I chat with, on twitter, every day. Everyone was just a cool as they seem online. It was fantastic!

gill said...

I would love to go to the quilt market! - all those yummy fabrics and haberdashery!!
I love all that ric rac

Gill

gill said...

I'm a follower too

Gill

Tammy said...

My dream would be to go to Quilt Market to get in on the sample spree and to see all the amazing booths in real life. I have followed Quilt Market through all my amazing blog friends for the last 3 years and the do great jobs at taking pictures, but so see it all first hand would be Amazing.

Tammy said...

I started following your blog several weeks ago, love it and thanks for sharing your talent :)

Tammy said...

I follow you on Twitter!!!!

kaiolohiakids said...

It never fails to amaze me that fabric always looks better in person than in photos! I'd love to go to quilt market to see the fabrics since I get to see very little in person where I live! Of course, then I'd probably buy even more! But that's a good thing!

kaiolohiakids said...

I just became a follower-I more of a sewer than a quilter, too!

audreypawdrey said...

I would love to go to Quilt Market just to be around so many people who share a common passion. The fabric is a definite plus.

Sara said...

Someday, someday this is something that I will be at one day! So glad that you got to go so you could share your experience!!! Thank you for the chance to win some awesome kits too:)

MaddyMazeStudio said...

Someday I too would love to have a fabric line debut at Quiltmarket. I love all the inspiration. For now, I'll keep up the faith and sew, sew, sew!

Anita said...

Quilt market looks like so much fun and so much opportunity for retail therapy! I follow your blog on my google reader account.

Ellechim said...

I am also a follower :)

Ellechim said...

I would love to go to a fabric market. If not for the experience then for the inspiration! I am a hands on kinda girl. I love to see things and get ideas.

carrauntoohil said...

I would love to go to quilt market to see all of the great stuff and to meet like-minded folks!

carrauntoohil said...

Now a follower (carrauntoohil)

Elizabeth said...

I'm a follower.

Elizabeth said...

I follow on Twitter (EAGarner78).

Elizabeth said...

I'd love to go to Quilt Market to meet all the fabulous designers behind the fabric I love!

Lori Kay said...

I'd like to go to quilt market for the energy level. It seems everyone who goes finds it a wonderful, exciting experience, and they come back energized to create!

Holly said...

I'm following your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

~ sara ~ said...

I'm following your blog now too. :) I don't have twitter though. :(

mjb said...

I follow you on Twitter

About Me said...

Everthing is awesome! Glad we met at Market. :0)

rosylady said...

Hi Rebecca, I already follow your blog on google reader and twitter. I dream about being a textile designer in the quilting industry, so attending Quilt Market with my first fabric line would be a dream come true. Thanks for sharing your first experience of quilt market. (Not sure if your giveaway is open internationally, I would understand if not due to cost of shipping etc as I am in England).

Jamie Wood said...

I follow you on Twitter too :)

Jamie Wood said...

Hi Rebecca! I follow your blog.

Jamie Wood said...

My favorite Quilt Market memory was meeting all of my favorite fabric designers and buying loads of new patterns!