169: Quilt Market–not your usual pictures…


169: Quilt Market–not your usual pictures…

You know you can find a ton of pictures from quilt Market on other blogs….Like Jona’s or Patty’s or Kim’s (and Mary Beth’s)  or Kathy’s or Jessica’s…….and a good many links from their sites as well…I am even in some of those pictures….there is one picture out there somewhere of me though…that seriously has me re-figuring how to lose 40-50 pounds….I am NOT telling you where that one is!  Ouch!

I didn’t take all that many pictures of booths or the market itself. Actually in looking at my camera now, well, I only took one booth….no “celebrities” at all and I interacted with quite a few…I mean, I got the chance to kneel on the floor next to Kaffe Fasset, and show him my sketchbooks while he rapidly was working on a needlepoint rug, I met A SLOUGH of designers, Paula Prass, Sandi Henderson, Patty Young,  at the Fabric 2.faux party….I had dinner with Jennifer Paganelli, Laura Gunn, and Heather Bailey, and Jennifer’s friend Nancy, I had a couple great chats with Joel Dewberry, Valori Wells, and Brandon Mably (now there is a funny man!)  I met Jay McCarroll and saw the incredibly everywhere at once Mark Lipiniski again (met him officially last year)…..Okay, so I did actually get Amy Butler to autograph a copy of Mid Mod for me….(Elaine, calm down now!) but that was my only outright fan-crazed act……I also met a lot of behind the scene people in fabric companies and publishing companies…..But you know the best thing about meeting all these wonderful people is that they are really just like you and me, people who eat, drink, sleep, worry, hope, love, laugh, are shy, are loud, have concerns, and wonder what is coming next.   What is cool is that most of these folks get to what they really like…and that makes them pretty happy to be around it seems!   (not that I am above name dropping though by any means….just look at all those links!)

Two pictures of the actual Market…..The Lakehouse Drygoods booth…I loved the fence of paper flowers:       And that is it of my photos of the actual Market, but trust me those links up above are terrific…you can easily waste spend a couple hours blog-hoppin’.

Weird to take so few shots, I know, but I only brought the cheapo camera, and I knew I wouldn’t get the quality I wanted….and so what did I take pictures of?  Well, bricks and manhole covers to name a few things. I went after abstract things here….things to inspire new ideas was my goal.  Don’t know if I did or not, but that’s what I did.  Here are some of my shots of the manhole covers:

  they put someone that sews (a sew-er, get it?) down there…how barbaric!

radiates joy, doesn’t it?     I love the detai of this one. 

This one matched the building next to it in metal work design.    

and here’s the building:          I think that is so cool!

And my deepest apologies for being so far behind on posting here and on my flickr account.  Hopefully I will get caught up, but you know let’s be realistic….life is pretty full, and in the summer it is even harder to get in here to post, although I can get some pretty cool photo-shots. Time will tell if I can balance all this out. If you sign up to suscribe though, then whenever I post you will know, and that is a good thing! 

Oh and My lovely wife Linda is having a Huge giveaway on her blog….and I know how you people like giveaways!!! So go here to find out how to play her game that she has going over there!

Tomorrow?  Carpet and wallpaper from the hotel….woohoo!  🙂 🙂


  • There is nothing that surprises me about seeing manhole covers here. 😉
    So glad you thought of me when you were visiting with Amy!! ;-0

    May 23, 2009 at 8:34 pm
  • Scott, we must be soooo weird….I took very few pictures of market, I took them all of buildings…..what does that say about our brains? I am glad you got to meet all those talented people, I looked for Jennifer Paganelli two different times, no one seemed to know where she was….I really wanted to talk to her….I LOVE the man hole covers…….I was always looking up, so I didn’t even see ONE!! Thanks for sharing!

    May 23, 2009 at 9:28 pm
  • Cool pictures! I never thought of taking pictures of manhole covers, but I can definitely see the inspiration in it! Have a great holiday weekend.

    May 24, 2009 at 7:13 am
  • What an eye for detail you have! Awesome “coverage” of a lot of “sh**”! You didn’t mention how we had to keep you from getting run over on the way to dinner because you were so captivated by all of the details around you. Hey- next year I get a pic w/you! Hope you and your family had a great Memorial Day weekend.

    And here I didn’t even know you saved me from getting hit….Or at least I don’t remember! Probably al that stardust and glam from being with 4 fabulous women!

    May 26, 2009 at 5:46 pm
  • I love the manhole covers. I actually worked with a company years ago that taught school lessons based on buildings, manhole covers, etc found around a city. It’s a neat program. You should check it out just for fun if these types of “art” interest you. Their website is http://www.cubekc.org/index.html

    We met at Market. I work for Amy Barickman – The Sew-It Book author. I’m Cheryl – her assistant – the one who won Jennifer Paganelli’s little doll on her blog. It was great meeting you and I can’t wait to see the quilt!!

    It was wonderful to meet you and Amy too, Cheryl! I wish I had remembered to check out that doll the next day at Market…I really wanted to see it in person! I am “sew” looking forward to Amy’s “sew-it book” line of fabric…watch for it folks, it’s gonna be great!

    May 27, 2009 at 5:57 am
  • Hey you! Congrats on your new line for Free Spirit! It’s hilarious! I especially love the frothy beer mugs and the nuts and bolts pieces. I saw it and you at market but you looked super busy. Again, congratulations and good luck on your future collections!!

    Alas, Jenny, the quilt for Be A Man was my work, but the line was not…I am still line-less in Seattle…working on some beginning concepts, but nothing yet (doing my day job and doing the husband/dad thing…well that makes other things progress slowly at the moment)…the B.A.M. line was by Douglas Day for Free Spirit….I was just kinda helping out with the FS folks, and cruisin’ the market networking…I think I missed meeting you though, and I really, really wanted to!

    May 27, 2009 at 1:53 pm
  • It was great meeting you at Market! Your quilt was utterly cool — I have a BIL who would totally love it.

    June 2, 2009 at 4:00 am

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