Spring Quilt Market - Installment 1

Quilt Market was very successful and inspiring!  It was in Salt Lake City, UT this year and the people in Salt Lake were so friendly and helpful.  Joyce and I flew in on Wednesday and walked around the downtown for a bit.  We wanted to find a grocery store to get some supplies and when we asked a couple of city workers where to find the grocery store and how to get there, they were so friendly and helpful.  20 minutes later, we were on our way...sorry Thelma, we were a few minutes late for dinner. 

We met Thelma from Cupcakes 'n Daisies for dinner.  She had taken 2 classes from Carrie from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co and met us in Salt Lake after the classes.  This was the second time that I had met Thelma and she is an absolute doll!  Petite and sweet!  I felt like an amazon next to her!  We had a wonderful dinner and then off to Market for set up the next day.  I put Thelma to work right away and she helped us set up my booth.  Here she is labeling the brochures.  What a great help she was! 

Here is a picture of my booth the day of set-up.  I was really please to see how it all came out. 

I had 2 book signings for Fat Quarter Winners, one in the C&T Booth and the other one in the E. E. Schenck booth.  It was so much fun talking to the people as I signed books.  I love to hear where everyone is from and it amazes me how far they travel to get here for Market.  I talked to people from New Zealand, Thailand and Belgium.  Amazing!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday were a whirlwind of activities talking to shop owners, magazine editors and other designers.  It is so inspiring seeing everything and chat with everyone.

I had 4 new patterns for this Market and here they are 2 made from Olde World Style:
 Black Pearl
Secret Garden

Also, I debuted my new fabric line, Memories of Provence which will be out on fabric in September.  It is reminiscent of French fabric inspired by the Provence region.  It will have 3 colorways, blue, red and black with accents of green.  I love the updated antique look.  Here are the swatches of my new fabric and I will post my new patterns soon.   






I will tell you more about Market and my new items later.  Hope you enjoyed the first Market installment!

Comments

Thelma said…
I had the best time helping you at market and was happy to do so. I'm not surprised you had a successful trip, your booth looked amazing! What did Tillie do when you got home? Cooper just ran around in circles as close to me as he could get.
Nicole said…
Oh my goodness, how I would have loved to be there helping out too! Isn't Thelma just the cutest little thing ever? I bet she got you all set up! Love the new patterns and fabric line!
Jayne said…
I am so enamoured with both your book just out, and that fabric line coming later this year! Congratulations on all your successes!
LeAnne said…
Your booth looked... Fabulous....and I love the sneak peak of the new fabric line due out this fall...can you say "LOVE IT" :)
Carrie said…
It's a terrific Market post! I love the new quilts/patterns and the fabric ~ gorgeous! And the booth is beautiful.

Good job! Now hurry up with Installment 2. :)
Candace said…
Wow - your booth is gorgeous - and how fun to have Thelma helping you! I read about her and Carrie's adventure on Carrie's post - what a hoot! The two patterns are beautiful - and your new fabric line just sings to me, Monique! Looks like you had a really great trip!
Cheers!
Strlady said…
I didn't know that Secret Garden was a new pattern! I took a picture of it while at your booth and had it tucked away in my To Be Made list.
Here is my pic:
http://strlady.smugmug.com/Quilts-and-More/Festivals-Shows/IQM-Spring-2011/i-TrKh8rC/0/X2/Spring-Market-2011-190-X2.jpg

I loved meeting you at Market and getting to see all the quilts from your book and your new ruler. Thanks for sharing the link to Maywood. Your new line is lushous. A must have.

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