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Quilt Market Recap

29 Oct 2013

We had intentions of making daily updates but that didn't happen so thought we'd do a recap now that we're home.  In a nutshell, market was very contemporary......again.  We think the brights are pretty but they're just not our thing....and we're too set in our ways to change.  LOL. 

There was lots of this


and this


and this


We did find some treasures, though.  Of course, Norma of Timeless Traditions didn't disappoint.  We will be getting all her quilts (except possibly the tree skirt) for our After Market party Nov 9.  The tree skirt is being borrowed by one of the industry's big guns and we couldn't be happier for Norma's success.


Primitive Gatherings had a pretty booth.

prim gath

So did Under the Garden Moon.

garden moon

Bonnie Sullivan's new block of the month is very pretty.

bonnie sullivan

 We stocked up on Quiltmania products.


Also enjoyed a peek at the Primitive Quilts and Projects 2014 calendar (yep....Kay's got a quilt featured in it)

prim quilts

Lynette's booth is always so darling.


We also enjoyed visiting with Cathy from Cardiff Farms and Heart to Hand.....just didn't get pics.  Several of our favorite designers were missing:  Renee Nanneman of Need'l Love, Jo Morton (she was at Schoolhouse but no booth), Crabapple Hill, Jo Ann Mullaly (we know she's retired but she was missed), Buttermilk Basin. 

We'll have specifics about what we bought in our newsletter this week. 

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Quilt Market Day 2

18 May 2013

After a good night of sleep, we are ready for Day 2.  We've looked over the literature we picked up yesterday and will place orders today. 

One of the first sights that greeted us this morning was this stylish pair of shoes......

shoes has to wonder whether what this person is thinking.......does she realize she will walk miles today?!

I, on the other hand, am in my comfortable shoes ready to tackle the day.


Crabapple Hill's booth was beautiful (as were her new designs).


We had appointments with fabric reps today.  Do you see the young man standing in this photo?  He's the president of Andover Fabrics....yep.....that young man. 


Sometimes the fabric companies don't have time to get the fabric printed on fabric so the only way we get to see it is on paper.  This is a very pretty print from Blue Hill Fabrics.


Fortunately, in most cases we get to touch and feel the fabric.  There's no comparison between touching and feeling fabric and touching and feeling a piece of paper. 



It was so nice to meet Laural of Simply Put.  We carry almost all her designs (yes, we bought more!).  Talking with her was like talking with an old friend. 


We found some nice embroidery patterns.  Here's one.


Yoko Saito's quilts never cease to amaze us.


Hanging alongside Yoko's quilt in the Lecien fabric booth was the quilt Kay and I made for Lynette Anderson.  Our shipment of this fabric line should arrive soon.


Something tells me the person we opened this post with isn't doing the happy feet dance about now.......


We finished all our market business so will take tomorrow off and spend it with our brother and his family.  We're looking forward to catching up with everyone.



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Quilt Market Day 1

18 May 2013

We know many were anxiously awaiting photos because so many people tried to get on our website that it crashed.  A first for Sew Graceful - not exactly the first we want! 

We began the day with a stop at Lynette Anderson's booth.  Here's Lynette and Darlene posing in front of "Love Letters", our newest up coming block of the month.  Darlene quilted the quilt several months ago and was excited to see it hanging.


There's a display of quilts and we thought this was a particularly beautiful one.  Teeny, tiny pieces.


Buggy Barn's newest quilt....we know many of you are crazy about the Buggy Barn way of quilting.


Buttermilk Basin - oh yeah - it was cute!




Another wow!


Darlene is posing next to "Butternut", Kay's quilt which was featured in Primitive Quilts and Projects Spring issue.  We have a few copies of the magazine as well as kits for the project.  Yes, Darlene quilted it.....and she doesn't look tired yet.


Primitive Quilts and Projects' booth.  It's our favorite magazine (we've been carrying it since the first issue and will carry it forever)


Ooooohhhhh.....this was a show stopper.  It's designed by an Australian designer (forgot to write her name down).  We're sure many shops will pick up on this.  It is absolutely stunning.


Chevrons seemed to be everywhere:  on fabric and made into quilts. 


We made it through the entire floor in one day so can relax and revisit booths that were especially interesting.  We've already got lots to show you at our After Market Party on Jun 1.

If you have a loved one graduating today, we hope you have a blessed day with family and friends.  Kay will have the shop open. 

Be back soon with more photos and inspiration.


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Thinking of spring

15 Feb 2013

Although it's very cold outside, we are thinking of spring.  Didn't Deb do a beautiful job with the stitching on this?  We have kits and thread kits available on our website.


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Bonnie's Garden

11 Feb 2013

Our Bonnie's Garden help group meets this Saturday (Feb 16) and/or next Thurs (Feb 21).  Kay's will help make your journey to completing this quilt an easy one. 


First things first.....the stems.....


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