Monday, May 24, 2010

Back at Home

Spring Market is over and I survived! What an experience. It was definitely a learning experience. I am so glad I did it. Everyone was very nice and encouraging. All of the preparation made everything run smoothly. Now come the aftermath of it all. What a mess I have. The house has piles as tall as me everywhere. Boxes, props, rugs, and all the other stuff I lugged to Market. In addition my husband decided to refinish the porch floor while I was gone. The dust is everywhere and the furniture that was on the porch is partially in the house or covered with plastic. It looks like we are either moving or we are in need of a dumpster. (The dumpster might not be a bad idea.) If by the end of the week this house isn't back to normal I just might move and start over!!!

Shipping patterns, unpacking, bookwork and grocery shopping is the order of the day.

Hope you enjoy a few more pictures of my booth at market...Now do I go to fall market in Houston or not...that is the question.

Happy quilting,

P.S. I updated my website. Take a look at the new patterns! They are now available from coast to coast!!!!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

2010 Spring Quilt Market (Days 1 & 2)

Market set-up started at 1:30 on Wednesday. What a lot of work. 7 loads of stuff toted in from almost a mile away. That $16.00 unloading parking lot started to sound really good. Unfortunately, the tickets are sold out for Sunday tear down.

The old adage, "you can't get here from here" stands true during set-up. There were boxes and mammoth crates in every isle. My wonderful helper (Dale - husband) started calling it Quilter's demolition derby! When we were done and left at 5:30 the booth looked great and there were just a few tweaks left to do. I have to admit...I was exhausted....but couldn't wait for the next day!

Schoolhouse was today. Quilts Remembered had a minor role in the Passport Minnesota presentation. I walked on the stage of a very large ballroom, showed one of my quilts (Olive's Table Runner) which is my prize donation for this event and toured it around for 250-300 people to see. A lot of people seemed to like it and wrote down my booth number (#2340). I'm keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow. Friday is the official opening of Quilt Market and I'm very excited. Better get a good night sleep.

Enjoy the pictures of my booth set up and of Schoolhouse - Passport Minnesota. I will post more pictures soon.

More later,
Happy quilting,

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Countdown!

13 Days until Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis, MN. I am very excited to be vending for the first time. I have my check list posted on my desk. Many of the tasks have been crossed off but there are still a lot left to do. I still have to package about 2,000 patterns. I have some great helpers to assist with this project. Chair covers, a table cloth and pole covers still need to be make. So why am I sitting down? I should be sewing.

Here's a peak at one of my patterns. It's called Olive's Tablerunner (named after my grandmother). This particular sample is going to be given away. If you come to Schoolhouse at market attend the "Passport Minnesota" class. There you will learn all about how to win this quilt or one of the others made and donated by Minnesota designers. To learn more about "Passport Minnesota" log on to You can click on prizes and see all the fantastic creations you could win. Hopefully, I will see you there. My booth is #2340 - Quilts Remembered.

One more quilt for today's blog's the latest Jo Morton design from "Jo's Little Women" club. The quilt is titled Bittersweet Stars. Enjoy!!!

Happy quilting,