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 Franklandon 21 May 2013 at 12:46 pm

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

  2. Trisha Franklandon 21 May 2013 at 12:46 pm

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

  3. Sally Nicolon 21 May 2013 at 1:08 pm

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

  4. Judy1522on 21 May 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Sounds like you had lots of fun at Quilt Market.

  5. Becky Greeneon 21 May 2013 at 3:57 pm

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

  6. Becky Greeneon 21 May 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I liked your Facebook page, too.

  7. Joyce Mitchellon 21 May 2013 at 5:30 pm

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

  8. Joyce Mitchellon 21 May 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I like you on FB. Thanks again.

  9. Susanon 21 May 2013 at 5:30 pm

    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. Susanon 21 May 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I “like” you on Facebook too!

  11. ritainalaskaon 21 May 2013 at 5:38 pm

    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. ritainalaskaon 21 May 2013 at 5:39 pm

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

  13. Ceciliaon 21 May 2013 at 5:54 pm

    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. Ceciliaon 21 May 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I liked you on Facebook. :-)

  15. Marcia Herathon 21 May 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Great giveaway.

  16. Marcia Herathon 21 May 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I just liked you on fb.

  17. Paulaon 21 May 2013 at 6:10 pm

    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 Perkinson 21 May 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Such lovelies Looks like some awesome inspiration!

  19. Layne Perkinson 21 May 2013 at 6:56 pm

    LIKE on Facebook!

  20. Cheryl Lon 21 May 2013 at 7:52 pm

    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 NCon 21 May 2013 at 7:52 pm

    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 Pikeon 21 May 2013 at 8:00 pm

    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 Pikeon 21 May 2013 at 8:02 pm

    “Liked”you on FB!

  24. Cathy Gon 21 May 2013 at 8:09 pm

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

  25. Cathy Gon 21 May 2013 at 8:09 pm

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

  26. Heatheron 21 May 2013 at 8:13 pm

    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. Heatheron 21 May 2013 at 8:13 pm

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

  28. Kimon 21 May 2013 at 8:25 pm

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

  29. Kimon 21 May 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I’m a new FB fan, too, BTW!

  30. Pattyon 21 May 2013 at 8:34 pm

    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 Con 22 May 2013 at 12:49 pm

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

  32. Crystalon 22 May 2013 at 2:33 pm

    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. Crystalon 22 May 2013 at 2:36 pm

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

  34. Jodi Ron 23 May 2013 at 2:40 am

    I follow you on Facebook and Bloglovin’

  35. Jodi Ron 23 May 2013 at 2:42 am

    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. Pattyon 28 May 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I like BNS on facebook.

  37. Mike Pearson aon 28 May 2013 at 8:02 pm

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

  38. Mike Pearson aon 28 May 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I already liked you on Facebook!

  39. Mary on Lake Pulaskion 28 May 2013 at 8:16 pm

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

  40. Mary on Lake Pulaskion 28 May 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I “like” Blue Nickel on FB.

  41. usairdollon 28 May 2013 at 8:48 pm

    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. usairdollon 28 May 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I’m already a follower on FB.

    Thanks again for a chance to win some market goodies.

  43. quiltzyx/sueon 29 May 2013 at 12:10 am

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

  44. quiltzyx/sueon 29 May 2013 at 12:10 am

    I do like you on F’book too!

  45. Carolyn Montgomeryon 29 May 2013 at 8:02 am

    would love to win these goodies, thanks for the chance

  46. Carolyn Montgomeryon 29 May 2013 at 8:04 am

    i liked you on fb.

  47. Perrion 29 May 2013 at 11:22 am

    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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