Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Stashing the Stash from Market

Somehow, my suitcase gained 20 pounds during its' week in Minneapolis for Quilt Market.  Fortunately, I did not gain that much but it's a whole new day here today--time to get back to eating smart.

And today is when I try to put all this stuff away:

Left side of the table...

Right side of the table...
How many tote bags does one girl need???

Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman
Vintage Made Modern by Amy Barickman for RJR Fabrics

New titles

Does he look happy I'm home? 

Most of this stuff I bought, the books, thread, fabrics, etc.  Some was a gift, like the tote bags and the Bad Ass Quilter lanyard--thanks, Maddie Kertay of Spool in Chattanooga.

I love working the Market because I get to talk to so many friends in the industry--I've been going to Market since 1996, haven't missed a year.  This time I saw several of the fabric reps I used to work with as the Buyer for Patches & Stitches--they still remember me though it's been more than 10 years since I held that job.  And I love getting excited about new fabric and new ideas. 

Later this week I'll have more to say about the fabric bundles, and the book titles--but just have to say what a fantastic book Becky Goldsmith has written:  The Quilter's Practical Guide to Color, C&T Publishing.  I read every word yesterday as I traveled home on two planes and sat on the tarmac for an hour in ATL as we rode out a late afternoon thunderstorm.  It is full of practical knowledge for quilters.  I have 4 classes planned using this book, I'm calling the series of classes: Color College.

 Fall Semester features this beauty:

Time to put this stuff away and get my exercise in for the day.  I walked a lot at Market but I ate a lot too.  And I wrap up my Quiltmaking 101 class tonight with the 3rd group for this year.  Love teaching those beginners!

Let's Quilt!



  1. Did you take an empty suitcase with you to bring home all that loot?
    Looks like you had a great time.
    I've thought that there should be a prize for the quilter with the largest tote bag collection. Seems we pick up a few more at every show and retreat. : )

  2. Oh My!!! What amazing goodies your have. I look forward to reading your posts about the fabrics and books - the Modern Medallion on the very bottom of your book stash looks interesting.