Spring Quilt Market 2008 – Report #2 – Celebrities + Designers

on May 20, 2008 in Quilt Market, Quilting | 43 comments

This is the photo of Eddie Vedder and me that I did not get as I stood for 5 minutes right next to him in front of the Heathman Hotel Friday evening. He was waiting for a cab and I was waiting for Sarah and Sarah. The problem was not that I didn’t have my camera with me. The problem was that I didn’t know who he was. I surmised he was famous based on the other guy that walked by and gushed and took a photo with him and that beatup guitar case he was carrying and, of course, that undeniable sex appeal he was exuding!

This is the photo I didn’t get of Liz Porter and me waiting for the MAX outside the convention center on Saturday afternoon. I am a total fan of Fons and Porter and meeting the gracious and friendly Liz Porter was an experience I wanted to savor. She asked me about my purse and my patterns. I thanked her for teaching me to quilt late at night on TIVO.

I’m still giddy over meeting Liz and thankful I know who the real rock star is.

And speaking of stars… this talented young lady made quite the splash at market. The quilt hanging on the right features her next line of fabrics for Michael Miller. Look at those apples! I marched right on over to Michael Miller and placed my order. Everyone I bumped into at market was buzzing about Sandi Henderson. Way to go girl!

The Free Spirit row of designers was SPECTACULAR. A true feast of color and fun.

Anna Maria Horner’s Drawing Room. A fabulous collection of coordinating prints and colors in home decor weight cotton. Anna was just as cute as her booth and let me tell you, that booth was CUTE. So many clever ideas for presenting her wares. I just added some of these prints to the shop last night. I LOVE the bird.

Joel Dewberry also debuted a line of home decor weight fabrics. I’ll be getting these in in the burnt orange colorway. I liked the simplicity of using the big prints on big pillow forms.

Amy Butler created a gorgeous display to match her beautiful personality. Here’s two more:

Cute, cute, cute aprons from Valori Wells using her new line Olive Rose:

Gosh, there’s a million more things I saw swirling through my brain. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet so many fabulous people. Kaffe Fassett and Liza Lucy, Gina Halladay of Quilter’s Buzz and Threaded Pear Studio, Pokey Bolton and Helen Gregory from Quilting Arts, Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts, Robin Mynatt of Paris Bebe (here’s a picture of Robin’s booth on The Fat Quarter Shop’s Flickr group – I had the pleasure of having dinner with Robin on Saturday night – this girl is actually producing her own fabric line, not just designing, printing it!), Sue Spargo (I’ll have some of Sue’s patterns in the shop later this week), and… and… and… I’ll keep adding as I think of things! Now I really need to get back to work!