This was Sample Spree before the set up. This is Quilt Dad John Adams who came to help us get set up, he's chatting with Julie from Jaybird Quilts. In case you are wondering, Julie stayed with Tina and I in our hotel room and we spent a lot of time together-- she rocks and we had so much fun over the 5 days!Julie getting very up close and personal with the Moda Crates--- and this is my table before the crowds.Moda in the background, Robert Kaufman Fabrics in the foreground with Darlene Zimmerman-- she is so fabulous, and yes even celebrities do their part for Sample Spree helping out! Allie works for Kaufman and we love her-- she is just too sweet.This is Julie, Tina and I after our shopping at Sample Spree laughing about how ridiculous we are for buying so much that we surely do not need.John Quilt Dad and I-- He is genuinely such a great person and I loved that he and Julie, Vanessa from V and Co, and several other great people used my booth at Sample Spree and at Market as their Home Base. I felt loved to have constant visitors.Sample Spree madness-- which really is elbow to elbow, no room to get around and if you are either claustrophobic or panic attack prone- consider staying away or being highly medicated! We actually buy at Sample Spree for LOW! LOW! prices all the new and wonderful items that are being released at Market. Fabric Hoarders UNITE! Julie and Nancy Halvorsen-- Julie owns a lot of Nancy's cute Cider Mill fabric and many other lines Nancy designs for Benartex, she adores Nancy-- I do too but this was Julie's first time meeting Nancy-- I introduced them and Julie went a little ga-ga. Whew! We are done-- then we went to help the folks at Robert Kaufman take down their booths-- just because they are really great, they needed the help and they bribed us with some fabric! Who turns that down? Besides, we got my booth down and packed up in about 20 minutes. Lizzie House and I-- she is fabulous and so is her mom Cherri House! you really need to check out Lizzie's new line with Andover called Castle Peeps-- it is very fun. Cherrie has released a book with C&T that is wonderful and the photos are amazing.
Above is my booth at market just before the doors opened-- it was pretty cute this time and the records for my sign were a huge hit-- everyone thought I was ingenious. *NOTE no "good" records were damaged by making this sign!
As a side note* These pictures were taken with Tina's brand new camera that she is taking back to Costco-- we didn't like it's performance for obvious reasons. It is a digital point and shoot-- she has a very nice Nikon- but didn't want to lug it around.