Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Are You Ready for some Quilt Market??!

A good word to sum up Quilt Market is AMAZING, and the anticipation of Sample Spree is equally as amazing. Here are the four of us with our Moda bags that Donna surprised us with. We are standing in front of the windows that look down over the Market floor.
This is the room where we waited for Sample Spree to start. When we lined up early in the day it was being used as a meeting area for an Electrical Conference............little did they know.........they would soon be invaded by hundred's of women (well a few men) waiting to charge through the doors and scoop up whatever quilting stuff they could get their hands on :-)! Getting there early leaves you lots of time to get in to trouble....err, I mean reflect on what lays ahead... hmmm.......what oh what shall we do all day?? How about a game of cards!
We met the nicest bunch of ladies from Chicago. We spent all day in line with them, and then it turns out they were in the room right next door to us - what are the odds?! Then we noticed the nice people over at the Electricians table had flashing lights on their hats.......we need to investigate. A couple of our Chicago friends headed on over and they bring us back flashing light bulb pins . Eight woman sitting for half a day waiting for Sample Spree to open and now we have blinking light bulb pins - let the high jinks ensue:-). They have magnetic backs so you can stick them all kinds of places. They work well as earrings, and they can even attach to your glasses . Wish this picture would enlarge, she had them stuck to the middle of her glasses - we were laughing our heads off! It's probably one of those times when you had to be there.......but I can tell you there was some hysterical laughter happening at this point --- will someone pleasssse open those Sample Spree doors .....open, open, open!!

It would have been fun to show some pictures inside but once those doors open it's every quilter for themselves.......some of my fastest running has been done at Sample Spree. Here are the after photos!!
Worn out - but look at the haul!
It's back to the room for some rest and to get ready for our next day of Market. This is the view out of our window. Beautiful at night with all the sparkling lights!


Here's some fun shots of the day......................

Debbie and Linda ready to shop till they drop.....

Donna with one of our favorite people - Norbert our Moda rep........................


Visiting the LakeHouse Booth (here's a couple of shots of the BEAUTIFUL QUILTS), and getting to meet Holly Holderman - definitely a highlight of the day! Donna has ordered a ton of LakeHouse fabrics and we can't wait till they arrive!
Frank Bielec from Trading Spaces ---what a character, being as friendly as could be!

.........and a personal highlight for me, getting to see my longtime friend Merry, who owns Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop in Boulder City, Nevada. She's living her dream of owning a quilt shop. She is one creative lady and Fiddlesticks is beautiful shop!

Whewwww! That sums up our four day adventure. Wednesday I'm off to Quilt Festival with my friend Carol and I'll have more tales to tell by the weekend. Later gators!

10 comments:

Mary Anne said...

WOW !!! What a busy, fun couple of days you must have had !!!!(even so, I'll bet your tired tootsies are happy to be home !)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, what fun! Thanks for sharing!!!

Carol said...

WOW! Wonderful pictures...looks like you had a blast and now you're going back for Festival...how fun! You'll be pooped...but a good pooped. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Sharon said...

Great pictures Cheryl. I especially like seeing our Mr. Norbert. LOL!!!! He looked like he got all gussied up for market.!!! Miss me some Norbert.
Glad you got to see Merry too. She's a sweetie huh? Love her shop. Now get ready for tomorrow!!! Good seeing you today.

Perry said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! Looking forward to more pics from Festival.

dee said...

Green with envy girl! That's quite the haul you got. It must be a wonderful kind of frenzy though! Have a blast-and more pics please???

happy zombie said...

What a SS haul!

Carole said...

WOW! Looks like lots of fun to me! Thanks for sharing!

Nan said...

Your photos are wonderful, Cheryl! You definitely caught the spirit of Market in your words and pics. I so want to go! Your haul is amazing! Lucky, lucky girl!

SugarShop (Dena) said...

Thanks for sharing the pix. Love the moda bags!! Sounds like you had a great time!!!