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:
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! 🙂 🙂