admin 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…)
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.
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.
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.