Quilt Market 2010 part 2

Besides seeing all kinds of inspiration, it’s fun to run into the people behind the products we use everyday.  I am tempted to start listing the sweet and gracious ladies I ran into, but I’m afraid of sounding like I’m name dropping, or worse, leaving someone out.  Just know that I enjoyed seeing each and every one of you, and was honored by those of you who I admire so much who took the time to say hi in the busy aisles!

Things to keep in mind for Market:

1. Go with a friend – it’s much more fun this way.

2. Bring a shopping cart – it’ll save your back and shoulders and you’ll last longer walking the aisles.  It’s better than a suitcase on wheels because you don’t have to unzip it to put things inside.  I think some smart entrepreneur should open a booth inside market selling or renting these babies.  You’d make a killing.  And then someone else needs to sell the liners so that things don’t fall out.  Every year people comment on the brilliancy of the shopping cart.

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I, of course had the best combination – a friend with a shopping cart!  Going with Cindy was TONS of fun!

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Without Cindy I probably would NOT have waited in line to get my picture taken with this guy.

Without Cindy I would definitely not have taken silly pictures in the park.

Without Cindy I would have fallen asleep at the wheel on the drive home!!

3.  Don’t forget to USE your camera! Fall Quilt Market 2010 Clockwise from top left: Jeanean Morrison, United Notions, Kate Spain, Imaginisce, Anna Maria Horner

And La Todera gave me a free Plushroom Pincushion kit and one to give away to a lucky reader.  Could the  crafting community be more sweet?

 

First wanter is the taker!

Claimed!


17 Responses to “Quilt Market 2010 part 2”


  1. 1 Michelle November 1, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    That’s so cute! I’d love one!

  2. 3 Beth November 2, 2010 at 6:53 am

    I’m enjoying reading your account of Quilt Market. Ty Pennington seems like he’s such a nice guy. That’s a great photo!

  3. 5 Joanna November 2, 2010 at 8:18 am

    I’ve really enjoyed reading about your trip to quilt market, too. Very cool!

  4. 7 Beth November 2, 2010 at 9:10 am

    I forgot the friend AND the car. Next time! Wasn’t Jeanean’s bike gorgeous??

  5. 9 Aunt Spicy November 2, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    …looks like so much fun! and that pincushion is adorable!

  6. 11 revel designs November 2, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    That was fun! I love that peace pic of you!! Cuteness!!

  7. 13 Freda Tong November 4, 2010 at 8:50 am

    So glad you had a good time! I would have enjoyed hearing you speak!

  8. 14 UK lass in US November 11, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    It looks like a great place to go. Talking of great – I love your outfit!

    • 15 craftapple November 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm

      You’re so nice! I got the dress in Taiwan last summer. US$10. That style is hot in Asia right now. Not sure why it hasn’t caught on in the US. And yes, for fabric luvers like us it’s a great place to be! I think there are shows in CA occasionally. You should try to go if you can!

  9. 16 dana November 13, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Oh how am I just finding you?? Too bad we didn’t run into each other at Market. Perhaps we were at the Fabric 2.0 party together and didn’t even know it. And I also have a picture in front of that colorful block wall too🙂.
    Anyway, just wanted to pop in, say hi and introduce myself. I’m dana over at MADE. Fun to find your site and bummed I missed your School House demo!
    Thanks for sharing your ideas and time!


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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, crafting is my apple. It's what I do to maintain my sanity while taking care of my family. I homeschool my three boys, ages 12, 13, and 14), am a quilter, a bagaholic, and a pattern designer.
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