Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Goodies From Market

Look at this scrumptious bundle of wool that I bought at Market! I got it from the Woolen Needle's booth, they hand dye all of their wool. The verigated one on top is the piece de resistance!
I plan on using that piece to make the leaves in this quilt called Autumn Splender by the Woolen Needle. The log cabin blocks were made with many Jo Morton fabrics, and it just so happens that I have a lot of those scraps!

This is a totebag that I brought back for Heather from Jo Morton's Andover Schoolhouse session. It's made from Jo's Fairfax Co collection.

I got this little goodie from Jo's Schoolhouse session for me ~ I won one of the door prizes! It's a bundle of nine fat quarters from Jo's Crimson and Clover collection that is coming out in July. They are perfect to use in my future Circuit Rider quilt.

One of the most fun things at Market are seeing some old friends, and meeting new ones. This is me meeting Lynette Anderson in her booth (waving to you Lynette!). She designed the Christmas Magic collection that I just used to make my Wandering Through the Holly quilt for Quilt Magazine. Lynette came to Spring Market all the way from Australia, and is one of the nicest people to talk to that you will ever meet! I really enjoyed visiting with her in her booth and seeing all of her wonderful work!

Along with all of the buying and networking, we also had some wonderful classes and Seminars. I had a class with Pepper Cory on Becoming a Better Quilt Teacher, and we attended a great talk by Karen Montgomery on Purchasing for the Quilt Shop. Karen also owns The Quilt Company a shop just outside of Pittsburgh that we made a point to go and visit on our way out of town. Very Inspirational! The whole Market experience made for a trip that I won't soon forget!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


ooglebloops said...

Love those wools - I will have to check out her site!!! Everyone looks like they had such fun at Market!!!!

ranette said...

Those new Jo Morton fabrics look wonderful. I may have to join you in making a Circuit Riders quilt with those! It's been on my "to do radar" for a while now. Also love the Minnick & Simpson quilt in the previous post. Such temptations!

Dawn said...

Market was too much fun! So many projects and so little time!!