I’m Baaaaaack !!!!

I’m back from Pittsburgh Quilt Market, and boy did I bring home a lot of fabric!!  100 pounds of it according to the scale at the airport!  The market was smaller than usual, but just as exciting!  I was one of the first in line at sample spree (for those of you who don’t know what sample spree is, it is pure mayhem, with about 1,000 women fighting over fat quarter bundles at the Moda Booth) I waited in line for three hours (yes, I’m nuts) and I made a mad dash to the Moda Booth to snatch-up all the newest fabrics! 

We’ve got so many new patterns and books ordered that every day is like Christmas.  You will have to come by the shop to see whats new!

here is a sneak peek of what went on at Market

Open, Open, Open

Open, Open, Open

 

 

Sample Spree!!! WEEEEEEEEE!!!

my husband just laughed as he shot these pics

my husband just laughed as he shot these pics

a view of quilt market

a view of quilt market

quilt market

quilt market

Here’s a few local ladies that had booths at Market
Laurie Bird and her Daughter...Isn't her booth cute!!!

Laurie Bird and her Daughter...Isn't her booth cute!!!

Karen & Monica from Nellies Needle.  I love their patterns!!

Karen & Monica from Nellies Needle. I love their patterns!!

Julie Popa of Sunflower Hill Designs, who won Best small booth Award!!! Congrats Julie!!

Julie Popa of Sunflower Hill Designs, who won Best small booth Award!!! Congrats Julie!!

Julie’s fabric is due to arrive any day! It is a wonderful mix of Browns & oranges, yellows, Pinks & Greens
We were able to go on a sunset Riverboat Cruise hosted by Moda Fabrics, which gave us a view of the City.  It was asbsolutely B-E-A-uuuuu-tiful!!!!
have desert first is what I always say

have desert first is what I always say

Moda really knows how to throw a party!  They rented 2 riverboats that were filled to capacity.  We cruised up and down the Alegheny/Ohio Rivers and really saw the beauty of Pittsburgh
a view from the riverboat, this is where the two rivers meet and turn into the Ohio River.  the city sits on the Point

a view from the riverboat, this is where the two rivers meet and turn into the Ohio River. the city sits on the Point

PNC Park.  The Pirates were playing that night.  We could see the score and hear the crowd...Go Pirates!!!

PNC Park. The Pirates were playing that night. We could see the score and hear the crowd...Go Pirates!!!

Here’s a preview of some of Moda’s new fabrics lines and quilt patterns
"Aster Manor" fabrics by 3 Sisters - October delivery

"Aster Manor" fabrics by 3 Sisters - October delivery

Fig Tree's New pattern made from those 1 1/2" strips.  The fabrics are Mill House Inn which delivers in September

Fig Tree's New pattern made from those 1 1/2" strips. The fabrics are Mill House Inn which delivers in September

There is so much more to tell you and show you, that you’ll just have to come into the shop and See What is New!!!

We also took a quick trip to Gettysburg, but that will have to be another blog, another day.
Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg, PA

Published in: on May 22, 2009 at 7:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

To Market, To Market!!

I’m packing my bags and heading to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh on the 13th in search of the latest and greatest in the Quilting world; and honestly, I’m halfway there already.  I’m calling this my semi-annual vacation, but for shop owners everywhere, you understand this completely!   Four days of complete sensory overload and exhaustion – sounds like a great vacation to me!!   A trip to Amish Country and the Hershey factory would definitely make this trip complete!

I will keep you updated on the latest trends, the newest fabrics, gadgets,  books & patterns, and all things new and exciting.   I just might bring back a treat for one lucky person!!  Check back for more information, and to see just what I’ve been up to!

Published in: on May 8, 2009 at 6:40 am  Comments (1)