Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sights from Quilt Market & A Give-away!

As you can see, the weather was beautiful in Minneapolis, and we thoroughly enjoyed our short stay in the city.

Here are just a few sights and neat finds from Market.

I got to meet up with Jo Morton a few times, and here in her booth Heather snapped our picture ~ and we just had to show off "The Jo Bag". The quilts behind us in Jo's booth are just a couple of her beautiful new creations in her new book, "Coming Home".

I attended Mary Koval's Schoolhouse session where she introduced her new fabric line with Windham Fabrics called Baltimore Album. It's based on this antique quilt from Mary's collection called the Lady of Victory Quilt. It was a treat to see it in person. Mary was taking it to donate to a Wisconsin Quilt Museum after leaving Market.

The Baltimore Applique Society is reproducing this quilt and a complete pattern set will be available in the future.

This was a cool new tool debuting at Market. Sullivan's The Cutting Edge Ruler, along with having nice markings (and I love the light frosting), it has a diamond powder encrusted edge to maintain the sharpness of your rotary blade as you use it ~ how cool is that! These will be available on the market soon in many great sizes, and the prices are very reasonable.

And for a little Market fun here at home, I'm having a giveaway of some goodies that I received at Schoolhouse and picked up around the show. Included in my giveaway are a coveted Andover Tote from Jo Morton's Schoolhouse sesssion, an Oodles of Doodles fabric kit from Ricky Tims Schoolhouse session, a pattern called Paintbox Squares from Kim Schaefer of the Little Quilt Company, a thread decorated emory board, a Clover retractable tape measure, a scissors shaped key ring from Brandy's rulers, and an assortment of various free patterns from Clover and Embellishment Village. Just leave a comment on this post, and I'll pick a ramdom person on Friday :)

I'll be back tomorrow with a few more fun finds from Quilt Market :)
Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

29 comments:

Pat said...

I'm glad you had such a nice time. Can you believe I have never experienced anything "Jo Morton"??? I keep hearing about her, so I will have to make myself get something of hers. That ruler sounds intriguing...trying to figure out how it keeps your rotary blade sharp. How nice of you to have some goodies assembled to give away to some lucky winner! Please enter my name in that drawing.

Peaceful Piecer said...

I will be looking for those rulers to hit the shops. Great giveaway.

Miriam said...

Lovely to see a photo of you Dawn. :)
That Baltimore quilt is exquisite! Thank you for the link to the new fabric line.
What a generous giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

deserae said...

Looks like fun! I wish I could have gone!

VickiB said...

I admit to being a little green with envy of all of you who were able to go to Minneapolis! Thanks for sharing a bit of it with the rest of us.

rebecca said...

Sounds like you are having great fun at market. I have always wanted to go to market but never had the opportunity. Thanks for letting me go via your blog posts. If I was so lucky to win the giveaway it would be like I was there in someways. How nice of you to share your trip with us, thanks. I have also taken a class from Jo Morton and she is great. Enjoy tomorrow.
mrebec4@q.com

Crafty Maine Mom said...

It sounds like so much fun.

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Cynthia said...

That ruler is ingenious. Quilt Market sounds so energizing. And that Baltimore Album Quilt is astonishing.

Renee G said...

Quilt Market looks like so much fun. I would love to attend.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Martina said...

Thank you for sharing about your trip to the market. It is so interesting. Looks like a really cute ruler! And so lovely of you that you share some of your goodies!
Have a great day!

Vicki said...

Thanks for showing us the quilts. They are really beautiful and that ruler is a good one.I like the idea of the edges to sharpen your rotary cutter. Brilliant! Lucky is the one to win those goodies :) Nice lot of goodies to win.

Kim said...

A ruler that sharpens my cutting blade, now that would be something I would love to have.

Mimi said...

Oh Dawn, would love to be the random pick as a schoolhouse bag would be soooo cool. In the mean time I enjoyed your post of things from market.

Shari said...

i didnt know they had such things as quilt markets. looks very cool and im glad you had a great time. btw, i just found out that we are actually related... cousins in fact, on the burton side of the family! i knew you as shelly about a million years ago. how cool is that? :*)

SueB said...

Oh it looks like you had a great time at the quilt market. And you with your bag with Jo, that is special.

luv2quilt2 said...

I love the sound of the new ruler. I'm going to have to keep watch for one. I'm so envious of all those who went to this market, and so enjoy reading about all the new goodies.

K said...

Sounds like both you and Heather had a great time!

Cathe

Dawn said...

Hey Dawn, that ruler does sound intriging! Glad you were able to attend the market! Hope to see you tomorrow!(Thurday).
Dawn

Rita said...

Hi Dawn,

I love Jo Morton! I am totally addicted to her fabrics and can't wait to get her new book. Baltimore Albums are another favorite. Glad you had a great time at Quilt Market.

Nancy said...

A ruler that sharpens the blade of the rotary cutter? amazing...and a must have I would say...

Thanks for a chance at some cool giveaway prizes.

Danielle said...

Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for the giveaway!

lesthook said...

Looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

I too, love Jo Morton !! Her fabrics and patterns are to die for! You did an outstanding job on the Jo tote!
Kathy V

Missy said...

Hi Dawn,

I'm so jealous you went to Quilt Market - sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for the pix and the great post. I love checking out your blog :)

Missy

Monica said...

Sounds like an interesting ruler. I'm looking forward to giving one a try. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

What a fun giveaway! Have enjoyed your Market posts a great deal - wish I'd been there.

Mary said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win a fun packet of goodies. It sounds like market was a lot of fun (and work)!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love all the photos Dawn, especially the ones with YOU in them!