Thursday, November 10, 2011

My "Who" from Quilt Market

The thing about Market is that it would be next to impossible to meet and talk with everyone at Market. Near the top of my list of "folks that I would love to meet one day" is
Alex Anderson. For many years, the only connection that I had with the quilting world was watching Alex Anderson on the HGTV program Simply Quilts. It was a delight meeting and talking with her.

Arlene Sachitano is the author of the Harriet Truman/Loose Threads Mystery series. I love combining my love of reading with quilting/knitting/dogs/and mysteries.
One of the hightlights of Market for me was meeting a blogging friend. Jackie from Canton Village Quilt Works blog, online shop, and podcast was so friendly and warm. Sometimes, it's a strain meeting someone in person that one has meet online. NOT so with Jackie. It was a pleasure meeting and chatting with her.
Sue Spargo stopped and chatted with Pat and those of us in the booth. 
Another delightful "blogger meeting" was visiting with Anne from Cottons 'n Wool. AnIne does lots of sewing for designer Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. On her blog, she described building her new home with her fabulous "nest" for sewing. Her wool applique is exquisite.
Mary Lou Weidman, awesome quilt artist, who specializes in bringing Out of the Box the artist in each of her students.
Our "next booth" neighbors were Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison from Bonnie Blue Designs. It was great spending time with these talented ladies. Mary Ellen is a retired elementary school librarian, too.
Kathy Brown from The Teacher's Pet (Take Five Patterns and books). Kathy is from Baton Rouge so it was great talking Louisiana and quilting with her.

 The awesome Kelly Jackson from the online store and blog I Have a Notion.
Barb and Mary from Me and My Sister Designs. Barb is the blogger. She is great about answering comments and keeping us laughing.
and of course, THE KING, Elvis was in the Primitive Gatherings booth.

Thanks for visiting Fall Market with me. Many of the links on my posts have additional pictures and happenings from Market. It's time to morph into action. I have a plumber "visiting" for a leak in MY bathroom sink. Tomorrow, DH and I are leaving for Baton Rouge to attend the LSU game in Tiger Stadium this weekend. With our work schedules, etc, it's been 25 years since we have attended a game in Tiger Stadium. We're EXCITED.  Geaux Tigers!!!!


Lana said...

Oh nice! I so wanted to go this year! It just didnt happen... But i love reading all your news!

Brenda said...

You saw some great people after we left. Wish Kristie and I could have stayed longer.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Becky, what a wonderful adventure. I'd love to get to the Houston show one of these years. I hear that it is amazing!

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