Simply Wonderful Spring Market!

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Our new book gets shown off at Spring Market!

Wow! Sherri and I just got back from Spring International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. It was fabulous! Here’s a photo of our new book, Red, White, and Sometimes Blue from Martingale. Wasn’t it displayed beautifully? It’s full of classic patterns for quilts we love, so we were tickled by the VIP treatment it got.

There’s so much to see at Market: some really fun and pretty new fabric lines,  beautiful threads, new notions, and lovely people. And, most of all, there are inspirational quilts everywhere! Every booth has quilts hanging and there are hundreds and hundreds of booths. It just plain knocks my socks off every time. Since it’s so hard to describe how incredibly big the market floor is, I’ll try to show you with a photo I took at one end of the convention floor from above.

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The sparkling and beautiful Market floor!

Don’t you love the purple carpet?

My favorite part of Market is the people. We get to say hi to many of our designers and meet shop owners from all over the US and other countries. I had lunch with a couple of ladies from New Zealand and Canada. Isn’t that cool?! And one very special person that we were happy to meet is Kathleen Whiting, our Quilt Design Star 2010 winner. Here she is, looking at an advance copy of our July/August issue containing the pattern for her winning quilt.

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Kathleen Whiting, our Quilt Design Star 2010 winner, sees her pattern!

She’s just delightful (and her daughter, longarm quilter Natalia Bonner, is too)!

Keep an eye open for upcoming Fresh Picks and whatcha-McCall’s-it pages in both McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts magazines. We’ll be sharing our favorite things from Market, and boy, did we find some great new products! More soon…. Laura

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5 Responses to Simply Wonderful Spring Market!

  1. Lindy says:

    LOVED the picture taken of the market floor! That is incredibly huge! Thanks for sharing. And, yes, I loved the purple carpet.

  2. Barb says:

    The picture of quilt market was amazing! It would probably be sensory overload for me. I’m really excited for Kathleen Whiting; can’t wait to see her pattern.

  3. Dianne Deaver says:

    Last time I went to Spring Quilt Market was in Portlang, Oregon in the ’90s and it was huge and extremely exciting. Wish I had been there for this one.

  4. Dianne Deaver says:

    Last time I went to Spring Quilt Market was in Portland, Oregon in the ’90s and it was huge and extremely exciting. Wish I had been there for this one.

  5. Ah, how cute! My mom looks so super happy! :) Thanks for posting!

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