Spring Market, Portland, OR

Well, it’s all over. Mostly.

I still need to pack and get to the airport, but for the most part, Spring Market is wrapped up and boy, was it awesome. The fabric, the trends, and the best part, which never changes: the people. The donuts were good, too. And the crepe paper. And the enormous swan at the Michael Miller booth. That was pretty flippin’ cool, too.*

Thanks to everyone who works to make Quilt Market, OESE, QuiltCon, and all the awesome quilt trade shows happen. I can only imagine the work that goes into organizing such events. And to all the vendors, the attendees, the folks who stand at the door to check that you have a name badge… It’s a great industry and I’m honored to be a part of it.

The Kanvas booth won the Best Booth award! Designed by
Tailormade, of course! Congrats…

Voodoo donuts. Thanks, Kristi! (Kristi = Quilty publisher)

Oh, the fabric… Gorgeousness from Anna Griffin.

There’s never enough. (At Portland’s famous Fabric Depot.)

Discussing the finer points of why cotton broadcloth is better than home dec fabric when making a quilt.


* I have a confirmed, hot tip from a good friend that someone BOUGHT THE SWAN OFF THE FLOOR!

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1 January Turner { 05.20.13 at 6:13 pm }

What a fabulous time!!! Thanks for the peak inside :) I’m hoping to go to fall market this year.

2 Cruz { 05.21.13 at 6:06 am }

I may have to get in the business just to go the market!

3 Judy K Wilson { 05.29.13 at 10:02 pm }

I haven’t received the latest Quilty Mag yet. I see it everywhere for
sale and I’m not so patiently :) waiting for mine to come in the mail.
Love it and wait for the mail lady everyday for the past 2 weeks….
no Quilty comes to my door :(…I have purchased the subscription,
am I too anxious or did it get lost….thank you

4 ldp { 06.07.13 at 4:00 pm }

Drats! Had I known you were planning to be in the area, I would have gladly been your tour guide, Mary. Next time?

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