225: Spring Quilt Market Pt. 1

225: Spring Quilt Market Pt. 1

I decided to paint the bench that I refurbished….uh 2 years ago….and well do a little quilt market prep at the same time.


hmm…blue spray paint…..a bunch of nickels…..what can be done about that??




And a bunch of Blue Nickels to giveaway (and switch out in the concession stands at Market! 🙂 if you happened to get one of these at Quilt Market from the concession stand contact me at bluenickel5 (at) earthlink (dot) net…and I will tell you how you can win a fabric-y prize! 🙂 )


And now onto the show:

We’ll start with these Moda Ringleaders!  I saw this red tutu from miles away, and I had to grab a photo for my daughter who is into the gothic lolita look…  I did not catch these lovely ladies’ names in person, and I had the “cheap” camera with me, so I can only tell by closing in that on the right in all black we have the Lovely Erin, and on the left in the red tutu we have the Lovely Someone ending in “y”  🙂  Corrections are gladly welcome at anytime!  This booth was all the Moda finished goods and as always they had great stuff! 

  I met the lovely Kathie Alyce who has a new book out with AQS….neat stuff…I have more pictures of Kathie’s work….next post okay?  Kathie used to work for the post office, she told me.  She also told me that they told her she smiled too much….uh..yeah, I can see that good thing she got outa there!

Here is my friend Patty Young in her booth….she won a second place prize for it…I really don’t pay that much attention to that, but I was happy for her and her husband Jon, they build this booth together….I think she is talking to another famous designer, but I am not sure. Didn’t meet her…..Patty’s new line includes a bunch of knits…knits don’t do much for me personally, but apparently they are really good quality knits from everything that I was hearing there.


And then here are some more random shots in no particular order….but all drew my attention multiple times over….but notes taken?  uh…well no, not really….so I leave  others  to tell you all the detail stuff …..   🙂


AND here is the first prize pack for the quilt market giveaways that I scored for you…BUT I still don’t have enough comments on the previous post giveawayto give that prize pack away….and I have more to give away in the next couple posts….so come on, my blogosphere buddies!!..help get out the word on these prizes.  This prize includes what you see here, plus a surprise fabric pack that has yet to be made up.  To win this prize identify as many of the designers represented here in this picture.  The more you identify, the higher your chance of winning.  I will do this drawing next weekend (June 5th or so) or when I get 25 comments whichever comes first.  And don’t forget, if you commented on the last post, you can’t win one prize until I get 25 comments or the second chance prize until I get 50 comments….so to help yourself win, you have to give others the same chance.       

  Here is another picture of this prize in a less glorious setting with the fabric bundle going with it: 

   and yes, I am giving away Scissor fabric…that is big for me, I love that print, and it is not easy for me to share, but I will   🙂   …so I hope you enjoy…


  • Hey Scott! The lovely lady in the picture with Patty is Kate Spain (with Moda) – she’s really sweet, and is truly an awesome designer! Oh, and I’m pretty sure that’s Joanna from Fig Tree & Co. sitting on the bed behind Patty – the three of them were hanging out in the booth together when I was taking pictures there right before I ran into you that day.

    May 30, 2010 at 9:37 am
  • Hmmmm….I see Valori Wells (that one’s easy) and Oliver and S (such a cute line) but I admit I’m stumped on the rest. The notebook makes me think of Art Gallery fabrics, but I don’t think that’s right.

    May 30, 2010 at 9:42 am
  • Looks like you had a good time!

    May 30, 2010 at 11:16 am
  • Ok that’s Holly from Moda Home who is also one of the urban chik’s up there with Erin and the other picture of the designer with Patty is Kate Spain, also from Moda. Nice pictures! And nice to meet you!

    May 30, 2010 at 11:41 am
  • Oliver + S
    Heather Bailey
    Valori Wells
    Amy Butler

    May 30, 2010 at 3:53 pm
  • Looks like one could have tons of fun at such an event.

    May 30, 2010 at 7:37 pm
  • Lynn Damewood


    I would love to go to market someday, but if it never happens I will do the best I can enjoying the experience via the blog world. In addition to the designers already mentioned, represented in some form or fashion is Michael Miller, Heather Ross, and Scott Hansen. Do these count?


    May 30, 2010 at 9:15 pm
  • Shelley C


    I’m not likely to ever go to market, but I like seeing the pix of everyone else’s experience. Bold, fresh new fabs, patterns, and fashions! thanks for taking us along!

    May 31, 2010 at 5:27 am
  • Sandy Allen


    Thanks for sharing your pics from market! I love the Cinderella fabric in the bag and that last quilt (the purple one) is gorgeous! The only one I can identify in the pic is Valorie Wells…
    Thanks again!

    May 31, 2010 at 7:02 am
  • Patty


    Amy Butler
    Oliver + s
    Valori Wells
    Heather Bailey

    May 31, 2010 at 12:43 pm
  • Heather


    I see Valori Wells, Oliver + S and Heather Bailey. Gosh, I need to brush up on fabrics… 🙂

    May 31, 2010 at 8:48 pm
  • Oliver + S, Heather Bailey, Valori Wells, Amy Butler
    Super cute, thanks!!

    June 1, 2010 at 3:39 am
  • Kenda


    I’m too new to know any of the names of those designers. But It looks like so much fun I have really gotta get myself to a quilt market.

    June 1, 2010 at 6:56 am
  • OK well it seems everyone named the designers so I don’t want to appear the copycat but that floral part of the stocking seems like a Tanya Whelan hmmm…ah what do I know anyway?! I just love fabric! Love the military jacket on the girl at Moda…my oldest daughter got so excited this past week because I was recreating a Sakura vest for a client and made her a test one to test the pattern and now she wants one of the those military style jackets–reminds me of what I wore in the 80s minus the lolita part

    June 1, 2010 at 7:37 am
  • You are so amazing! Oliver + S, Valori Wells, and I don’t know who does that scissor fabric but it is to die for!

    June 1, 2010 at 8:06 am
  • It’s is so wonderful to see the pictures folks took at market. Makes me excited to see all the new stuff hit the LQS’s! So I see Oliver +S, Valorie Wells and I could copy others but that’s all I know ;(

    June 1, 2010 at 10:28 am
  • I spy Valori Wells, Heather Baily, Oliver +S and …? Great giveaways, thanks for all the fun offers!

    June 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm
  • Valorie Wells was easy, it took more searching to find ‘City Weekend’ by Liesl Gibson over at Oliver + S. I hadn’t seen their fabric before. Very nice.

    The others are a loss for me. The purple blanket looks wonderful.

    June 1, 2010 at 6:28 pm
  • Jodie


    Looks like fun was had. Wish we had something similar in OZ.

    June 1, 2010 at 8:18 pm
  • The scissor fabirc is very cool, is that Momo – Half Moon? Valorie Wells, Amy Butler.

    June 1, 2010 at 8:42 pm
  • Ooh!! Sweet giveaway! Love that scissor fabric! 😉 I spy Valori Wells, Oliver + S, Heather Bailey, and Amy Butler! 😀

    June 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm
  • Jeanette


    Lavender (purple) and lime together? Yum! Thanks for sharing the pictures Scott.

    June 3, 2010 at 7:17 am

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