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V and Co’s fall market recap


skirt made by one of my besties Amy Webb

 I’m sure by now you’ve already had your fair share of Quilt Market recaps from people that have their acts together and don’t wait a full month before they post about it…

Well better late than never.

First off I can not believe we are this close to Thanksgiving, I missed talking about turning 29 again a couple of weeks ago. I’ll have to correct that and do a fun something or other for that. Stay tuned, BUT please don’t hold your breath because I’ll be afraid you’ll pass out and blame me. And who wants that on their hands?

Okay, what am I doing here…THAT’S RIGHT I’m blogging.

I know! Right?

CALM DOWN no need to panic I know it’s been a while but I promise its no emergency just me finally writing about 2013 fall market.

A few firsts happened this time around. It was my first time debuting at Fall market, it was my first market with my very own booth (all the other times have been designer booths which is awesome but I needed a ton of room this time) which leads me to my last first: it was my first time showcasing 6 new patterns (never have I debuted that many before)

ps the color me happy thread is currently sold out (thank you!) but I will restock soon. 

I didn’t get out much during the course of the show, so it was great to see familiar faces and not so familiar faces but familiar names that passed by to say hello and catch up. It was a great market. And from what I saw of it there was some amazing things showcased.

 when I looked out at direct line of vision was my Lucky Star quilt. this is a favorite quilt of mine and i can’t wait to have fun making it in other fabric lines and color schemes.

 And then to the other side was Zen Chic. (she’s totally going to kill me for putting up this picture) I told her to do a cat rawr and she totally did it and I totally snapped the picture. I feel a close connection to her as we started out with our first collections for Moda at the same market.

 the Designers booth carried such awesome designers this time around Kate, Bunny Hill, Me and My sister, Sweet Water, Fig Tree, Cotton Way, Gina Martin, American Jane,

Thimble blossoms, French General, Basic Gray, Deb Strain, Minick and Simpson, Janell and her cute british accent who kept getting asked if she’d seen the baby yet, cute gal from san luis obispo where my husband grew up and where I went to school and well..found my husband got married and had a baby… and Pat Sloan.

me and my sister has pictures of every designer in the designer booth and of the other designers like myself that had full booths.

 Occasionally while I passed to my corner in the Moda section I would have on hand my camera and I made it a point to take pictures this time (not like last time when I failed to take ONE single picture)

 Art Gallery always has such creative displays like they were all anthropology window decorators in their past lives creative. They always wow with the details.

 I guess the pretty big news was of the new addition for RJR fabrics. If you’ve not heard of Cotton and Steel then you will hear of it soon. Packed with a powerhouse of designers it will surely be amazing.

 one thing is sure that bright colors are still making their way into the fabric world. If this generation of quilters is known for something it will def be not being afraid of bright color. here we see Tula Pink’s gorgeous color palate.

 And the lovely Heather Bailey won first place again for her dynamic booth. See that butterfly? its all paper pieced. and it was freaking awesome.

 One absolute favorite is Caroline Freidlander. She just has a great look.

 Roomed with ever adorable Jeni Baker as well as Leah Duncan and Megan Bohr. Leah and I bonded over curly hair awesomeness. Except her curly hair really is cute, mine…well…not so much.

And  now for a fun little story.

So this picture above is of from left to right: Becca , Tammy, Julie, Brooke, Me, Joanna and Sally.

I got to say hello to a lot of people during my time at market. But this group was a little more memorable. It started that I “knew” a few of them from instagram and such places…so we said Hi. then a few others came to introduce themselves to me, while a couple of friends hung out on the side line. Quickly someone else came in and I had to divert my attention to them answer a few questions, say thank you for liking my stuff and so forth. It got a little busy for a bit and then there was a lag and i looked back to opposite corner and realized a large group of women having a grand ol time laughing like old friends. I can’t remember who said what other than something along the lines of “We have just met but it’s like we’ve been long time friends.”

And well that made me happy which led to me to think of “color me happy” which led to me to think “precuts of color me happy.” which led me to remember I had cute little mini charm packs to hand out. So I handed them each a little mini charm pack…and then they decided to do a little gift exchange using my little charm pack that i gave each of them.

So. With that said…I had a great market. And I can’t wait to see and post in February what these ladies becoming great friends make with my little mini charm packs of color me happy.

pps: if you want to see some more pics of market and more of the everyday crap I have going on go follow me on instagram. Cause that’s like the “light” version of blogging these days anyways right??

Oh yeah.. ahem…and also I’ve been busy. watch for a free downloadable pdf for these stockings and soon.

I promise to be back soon. Just don’t hold your breath. 🙂

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