It's been a little rough since I've been home from market, but I think I'm finally feeling back to normal. Even though the market experience can be tiring (and just plain wipe you out for days), it's definitly worth it! Not only was it exciting to have my own fabrics on display, it was also fun to see everyone else's displays and to meet such amazing and friendly people. I can't say enough about how nice everyone was. I didn't meet anyone who wasn't supportive, encouraging, kind and friendly!
Meeting Joel Dewberry was a definite highlight for me! He was so down to earth and genuinely kind and personable. We chatted with him for a little bit and I learned that his mom is Donna Dewberry of One Stroke Painting who I used to watch (in awe!) on TV when I was a teen. My sister is a true hoarder of Joel's fabric, so it was fun for both of us to meet him. I loved the cute outfits he had in his booth!
Meeting Allison from Cluck.Cluck.Sew was great too! I've been following her blog for a couple years and I love her patterns and style. She's super nice and totally laid back!
Speaking of super nice, we loved chatting with Chelsey from Pink Fig patterns. She was there helping Lila Tueller with her gorgeous Mistique booth and they were both so helpful and encouraging to my sister, Talia, who is just starting to look into the pattern business.
I had a picture of us with Lila as well, but it turned out blurry. I got this one of the two of them at takedown, I know they were exhausted, but I thought the photo was cute. They really were so fun to meet! Just so nice!
It was fun to run into Sherri from A Quilting Life right in front of my booth. I've also been following her blog for a while now too and she is one talented quilter! She even bought some of my Spoonflower fabric a while back, which was partly the beginning of my fabric adventure. Thanks Sherri! ;) She was also very sweet!
Here's Bari J's beautiful booth....I know she worked her guts out on it! She was also just the nicest person to chat with. I got a picture of us, but I wasn't looking blog worthy! (and it was one of the only other pictures where I was wearing a different outfit!...shucks!)
Loved this adorable booth from Darlene Zimmerman! So sweet!
The awesome dresden at the Liberty booth!
Tilda fabric! So pretty!
I spotted some quilts from Bonnie and Camille's Marmalade! Lovely, lovely!
Pretty quilt from the Mary Rose Collection...so cute!
Fascinating quilt made of super teensy squares!!
And of course I'm saving the best for last here...... ;)
The best part was meeting everyone from Riley Blake! I loved watching the booth in action. They are the kindest people and they work so hard to get everything done! They are amazing people to be around!
Here's me and Cindy Cloward (her and her husband are the owners) at takedown...we were generally tired here! Bret and Cindy are both truly the nicest people! (I told you everyone was nice!!)
Here's me and Jina. She basically helps me with everything!! She's a sweetheart and I was so glad to meet her in person! Thanks Jina! ;) (Remember, this is takedown....we are tired!)
Here's some cute displays from Riley Blake:
And in case you missed it, here's mine. ;) We moved things around a couple times...this is how it was at one of those times....
Then to this...
So, I think that's enough pictures for one day, don't you?!?! I say yes.
I have to tell you who I missed though! Somehow, even though we planned on meeting, I missed my sweet and spazzy friend Kristyne from Pretty By Hand! HOW, oh how did that happen, we both say??? We ran into everyone else but each other! Next time!!
AND....how on EARTH did I miss the fact that TY PENNINGTON people! was at market and I didn't KNOW! I was even telling my sister how he has fabric now and that we could actually meet him someday and it still didn't occur to me to investigate if he was in acutality, AT MARKET! Helloooo?!?! Truth is...I'm a little spacey like that. No lie.
Anyway, NEXT MARKET, I'm hunting at least two people down. Remind me if I forget! (please!)
If I forgot something or someone, please forgive me. I had a lot of photos, but some were no good....blurry or really bad face making or something. I loved meeting everyone though!!! I met the super sweet and talented Pam Kitty Morning and my favorite little girl skirt designer, Jona (who has tons of market photos!) ...but the pictures just didn't turn out. :( both were the just the sweetest, nicest people though!!
See, I told you!!