My purpose in attending Quilt Market entailed meeting and talking to lots of people from fabric and pattern designers to bloggers to fabric company marketing directors, etc. I loved being able to meet so many people and it wasn't even that intimidating. It's a cliche - but really - it was fun to meet so many nice people and realize that although I put them on a pedestal - they are all just normal people! I met so many people that I didn't get pictures of: Denyse Schmidt, Anna Maria Horner, Sandy Klop, Laura Gunn, Sarah Jane, QuiltDad, etc.
My favorite experience was getting to meet Anne Kelle - she was SO nice and sweet and she actually remembered the whale blanket I had made for Gregory a year ago. She had had a friend make a girl version for her and I told her that she should have called me and I will make her another one (since she gave it away to a friend having a baby girl!). My friends took pictures of us together - so I will post one of those when I get a copy. This pattern designer, Carolyn Friedlander, was a doll. I fell in love with her tree quilt.
Here's Lu Summers - one of Moda's newest designers - a gal from England who was so friendly. Looking forward to her new line this spring - Summersville.
I was able to take a class with Eleanor Burns on doing "sassy stars." Ms. Burns is so funny and you can really tell that she loves what she does. I had to tell her that her "Log Cabin in a Day" was one of the first quilts I ever made and it really got me started with my quilting hobby.
Alice and I were able to meet Aneela Hooey - designer of Sherbet Pips, Little Apples, and the newest: A Walk in the Woods. I told her that I love her fabrics and am making a quilt for myself.
I was nervous to meet Ty Pennington but figured, why not? His new line is very striking!
Sandi Henderson was probably the most down to earth designer I met - the kind of gal you would want to live nearby so that you could have playdates with your kids together and grab lunch now and then. She's got a lot in store for all her fans - I am excited!
Of course I had to get a picture with the Cat in the Hat. The only Robert Kaufman designer I didn't get to meet was Laurie Wisbrun - to my great disappointment!!!!
Rebecca got to meet Melody Miller and was so EXCITED! I love the typewriter print for her new line.
I really didn't take enough pictures at QM - but the whole weekend was a busy blur. The most pictures I took were of Sarah Fielke's work. I will have to do a separate post on that - and it's great timing because I just long-arm quilted the Dotty for Dresden quilt yesterday!