Back from Market!

May 21st, 2013

Wow, what a great time! Except for my TERRIBLE Hotel  (It was cheap, and I did get exactly what I paid for) this Quilt Market was so fun!  My wife, Linda, and my daughter, Mimi, came with me and we had a wonderful trip down to Portland on the train.

I had a great time, but didn’t get many pictures at all from the Market floor….sigh…I was so busy talking to peeps, and my phone kept losing its charge, so I didn’t even get that many Instagram shots during Market. Mostly before and after! So many new friends, so many old friends, so many people whom I had only known online, I now know better because I met them in person.

I didn’t come home with a lot of goodies directly from Market, but I did get some new contacts for some new upcoming projects and such. Here’s the loot I did come away with:

  • Books by friends, Tula Pink, Sarah Fielke, Cherri House, and Carl Hentsch.
  • Vintage feed sacks from Mary Koval.
  • Silk sari strings from Lelani Arts
  • Coconut beads from the guy selling African baskets and what-not.
  • Cool funky plastic animals for embellishing and some old pet license tags (I have no idea why I got these…but I will use them someday…maybe…)

market loot

market loot 2

I had a great time at the Yammertime party Thursday night. I finally got to meet Sarah Fielke who was pretty darn tired herself coming in from Oz that same day. But I got to meet her and that was quite delightful!  The Yam cupcakes at the party were terrific and the best part was this bag that I got to make with “Yam” potato stamps sponsored by Craftsy. I was in Portland, so of course I put a bird on it.

portlandia tote

And I managed to get a few goodies to give away here on this little ole blog too. So below is my little gift pack to you from various vendors at Market. I may try to stick a few bits of new fabric from my stash into the pack as well. Just leave a comment about anything you want for an entry. And if you already like Blue Nickel Studios on Facebook let me know that for another chance (separate comment please). And if you don’t already like Blue Nickel Studios  on Facebook then go ahead and like me there and then leave a separate comment here for a second shot as well.

market gift pack

Okay so that’s it for now.  There will be another post of some more cool stuff I found at Market over at Generation Q pretty soon. Go over there to check it out.

47 Responses to “Back from Market!”

  1. Trisha Frankland says:

    I want a blue nickel to stick in my bra like McLisa!

  2. Trisha Frankland says:

    And I like, like, love you on Facebook too. :)

  3. Sally Nicol says:

    You were obviously having too much fun to miss the technology. Lovely giveaway

  4. Judy1522 says:

    Sounds like you had lots of fun at Quilt Market.

  5. Becky Greene says:

    You have great taste in quilting books – thanks for the chance to win some Market goodies.

  6. Becky Greene says:

    I liked your Facebook page, too.

  7. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Glad you had a wonderful time at Quilt Market. Thanks for sharing your loot.

  8. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I like you on FB. Thanks again.

  9. Susan says:

    Sound like you had a fabulous time at Spring Market and came home with wonderful friendships, most important! Nice of you to share the awesome goodies with us too!!! Thank you :)

  10. Susan says:

    I “like” you on Facebook too!

  11. ritainalaska says:

    i do appreciate all the pix on the markets and shows … they show the flare and excitement of it all. thanx for the giveaway of some of your booty!

  12. ritainalaska says:

    i’ve just signed up as a fb follower :)

  13. Cecilia says:

    I’ve been seeing a lot of pictures from Market and I can see why you didn’t have time to take pictures. Thank you for sharing your goodies with us.

  14. Cecilia says:

    I liked you on Facebook. :-)

  15. Marcia Herath says:

    Great giveaway.

  16. Marcia Herath says:

    I just liked you on fb.

  17. Paula says:

    I do the same thing – get caught up in the moment and forget to take pictures! But really the people and the moment are THE thing, right? Thank you for the giveaway!

  18. Layne Perkins says:

    Such lovelies!!! Looks like some awesome inspiration!

  19. Layne Perkins says:

    *LIKE* on Facebook!

  20. Cheryl L says:

    Wow, you did walk away with some good loot! Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Love the giveaway too.

  21. Lynn D in NC says:

    Since I didn’t get to go to market, thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. I know you had a great time, but I”m sure it’s good to be home.

  22. Christi Pike says:

    I am drooling over your book I see you got – Hand Quilted With Love. I hope you will do a review on it and talk me into purchasing it!!

  23. Christi Pike says:

    “Liked”you on FB!

  24. Cathy G says:

    I would love anything you want to give away! Love your blog and your quilting inspirations!

  25. Cathy G says:

    I didn’t know you were on FB so I just liked you on there!!

  26. Heather says:

    HI Scott, attending market would be a blast. Best part would be meeting all those other quilters and seeing the original quilts featured in some of those wonderful patterns. This week I finailly finished sewing together 44 dresden fans. now to attached them to background fabrics and turn them into something other than the typical quilt design.

  27. Heather says:

    I had to double check, but I had liked you on facebook quite a while ago.

  28. Kim says:

    You managed to come home with a handful of goodies and plenty of memories, I’m sure. Thanks for sharing with us!

  29. Kim says:

    I’m a new FB fan, too, BTW!

  30. Patty says:

    Sounds like you had a good time at market. I’d love to attend one sometime! But for now I will enjoy seeing all the photos everyone is posting. Thanks!

  31. Pattie C says:

    I need to go check out that Urban Views book, I haven’t seen that before.

  32. Crystal says:

    Oooo, I just got the chance to check out Tula’s new book last night and it is Fantastic! I can’t wait to start working with it. Sorry about the hotel but glad Market was cool. :)

  33. Crystal says:

    I am a FB fan as well. Thanks for sharing the swag with us groupies.

  34. Jodi R says:

    I follow you on Facebook and Bloglovin’

  35. Jodi R says:

    So glad you had a great time at the quilt market – even more glad you brought home pressies for those of us who aren’t going to get to go any time soon.

  36. Patty says:

    I like BNS on facebook.

  37. I wish I could have been there at market! Love your goodies!

  38. I already liked you on Facebook!

  39. Meeting people was my favorite part too the one time I was able to attend Market.

  40. I “like” Blue Nickel on FB.

  41. usairdoll says:

    Oh Market always looks like so much fun! A quilter’s Disneyland I’m sure, hehe. One of these years, it’s on my bucket list.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win. Your goodies are awesome.

  42. usairdoll says:

    I’m already a follower on FB.

    Thanks again for a chance to win some market goodies.

  43. quiltzyx/sue says:

    Sounds like you had a brilliant time at Market! Lucky Nickel!!

  44. quiltzyx/sue says:

    I do like you on F’book too!

  45. Carolyn Montgomery says:

    would love to win these goodies, thanks for the chance

  46. Carolyn Montgomery says:

    i liked you on fb.

  47. Perri says:

    Sounds like Market was a great time! Thanks for sharing…you make us feel a bit like we got to go too.

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