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