First off, Bonnie (of Cotton Way) and Camille (of ThimbleBlossoms)! Their new line BLISS is spectacular- and so are they. I wanted to get a pic with them and my new pattern "Best Friends" made from their new line that I had to wait until tear-down and hurry over there to ge a pic. Well worth it. And thanks gals for being so wonderful about it!
Another of my favorite designers: Sweetwater. I was an adoring fan of scrapbooking and am equally, if not more so, in love with their fabric. PURE is beautiful and gave a new life to a pattern I had originaly done in Authentic. Thanks, Susan for coming over to snap a pic with me!
This Creative Chic is my friend Cori from Chitter Chatter Designs. She is Ah-Maze-Ing! Her needle-turn is unlike any other. This was her first market and she won 2nd place for over-all design. Take a minute to check out her blog and see some of her amazing work (even her chicken coop is adorable!)
Oh-Em-Gee! Last year in Pittsburgh (my first market experience) I was completely star struck when I saw this chic and her daughter. First of all, she doesn't look old enough to have a grown-up daughter, but she does. Do you know who? TULA PINK! Yep, that's her Mama, Kat Runyan. So imagine my delight when she visited my booth and we were both wearing 'Alice' themed shirts. This lady is fantastic and has so much energy. I LOVE HER!!! Thanks, Kat. (and btw- a T-shirt is being printed for YOU!)
OK, I am Sooooo glad this woman came to visit on my 'best looking day'. (seriously, if you couldn't already tell, I was struggling). Anywho- KATE SPAIN one of my new fave's is FABULOUS. As soon as I saw Verna I was telling everyone that would listen and all my local shops (as if they didn't already know) that this woman was "IT!". First 'Verna', then '12 Days', and her newest 'Fandango' (which I just finished stitching up into a new pattern)! And if you've followed Shannon's day-by-day of market you would see just how awesome this lady is! (We ran to Crate and Barrel to buy some of her plates and have her sign them!)
And this woman needs no introduction. In fact, I'm still in shock. Alex Anderson came to MY booth so I could get a pic with her. Isn't she wonderful!? So although 'Simply Quilts'- the show that taught me to quilt- is no longer running they have a fabulous web-show that you have to check out. But be warned- if they even post the video they shot of my booth (which they probably won't) it was on the last day and I was D-O-N-E! Now I'm just embarassed. Alex and Ricky in my booth recording and I was half asleep. Oh well, nothing I can do about it now.
BTW- A special shout-out to PAM of Pam Kitty Morning fame for making this meeting occur. Still trying to figure how I didn't get a picture with YOU- but Shannon has one, so I'll have to get a copy. You're fantastic and put a smile on my face just like your blog posts always do. You Rock!
I can't even begin to name all the other amazing people I had the opportunity to chat with. Ugh, (*kick myself*) if only I had the pic to proove it! There's always next market.
p.s.- did you notice my new title and background? It still needs work- but I thought it was time for a change. How about a not so blurry pic of my fantabulous clock to start!? :o) See you soon...for a GIVEAWAY!