Back From Market Again.....Wednesday, October 14, 2009
We're back! What a month!
First we packed up and went to Cross Stitch Market. Then back home for 2 days and we left for 4 days of fun at a retreat in Virginia Beach hosted by Dyeing To Stitch. Home for 2 days and then packed the van for a week of Quilt Market in Houston.
Oh the miles I have added to my van! I've been a terrible blogger! There was just no time to update. It really helps to be at home and have time to work on my computer.
After unloading the car and setting up the booth, Barb is cleaned up and ready for market fun. She is wearing her Paul McCartney shirt. She is a total Beetle's fan and will travel far to see a concert. (She's the fun and "hip" one!)
We put up two walls at quilt market. My husband originally built this set-up. He put the stud walls together and marked the placement for each board. The framework then came apart and was loaded into my van. The wooden 2 x 4's and homasote lay flat and all of our "stuff" fits on top. We rebuild the walls in the booth following my husband's instructions and add 4 homasote panels. (Like drywall only made from recycled material.) I spent about a week gluing the papers from old books on the panels. They give a nice backdrop for quilts and samplers. (A secure place to hang all we want to show. The market only provides two curtains...just not sturdy enough to hang samplers.)
I know you have seen the fireplace at cross stitch market....we have taken it to many shows. It's the perfect "touch of home."
A vintage bird cage with twinkle lights adds a chandelier. The quilt on the bed is from our new pattern Wild Pomegranate. The booth is so small....10' x 10'. But we try to pack a lot in this space. Our booth looks so dark this time. It's my fault....I forgot our two spot lights.
The quilt hanging on the bed frame is made from 2 Garden Party charm packs and a couple of 1/4 yd. pieces of background fabric. Garden Party is the new fabric line shown at this market. The fabric will be in your local quilt shop next spring.
This quilt was made from the Garden Party fabric line too. It was designed by Lisa Christensen of Moda fabrics. It will be in our next quilt book published by the Kansas City Star which will be published in spring of 2010 ....right when the fabric will be arriving in your local quilt shop. Thank you Lisa! We love this one.
A bit of autumn sparkle to help light our booth. Wish you could have been there. It would have been much more fun with all of you!
I did do a bit of shopping for you at market since you couldn't go. Look for a contest instructions on this blog in the next couple of days. I have to make something first before we can have the contest.