While it's practically ancient history, I've just come out from under my pile of boxes and vintage knick knacks long enough to tell you about my first quilt market booth. Also, having finally had enough sleep to string an entire sentence together, I wanted to say: Quilt Market was fun!
This was the first time my husband Greg was able to come along, and he took some great pictures of my booth. It was super-fun to have him at Market with me, and he loved everyone he met.
That's Keiko from Kokka and me sitting on my sofa. She has a few English words, but I can only say "gift" and "thankyou" in Japanese, so mostly we smile at each other a lot. Before Market, Ali, a freshly-minted Atlantan, sewed up lots of awesome samples for me including the pillows above. Domo arigato Ali!
I tried to include lots of fun details that reference the new fabric. Check out that typewriter bag: it was made by Octopurse, an amazing shop that caught my eye a while back on Etsy. The quality of the bag is incredible... thanks Octopurse!
See that skirt hanging on the sideboard? That's Ali again:) Jen, sweetly known as Betty Crocker Ass here on the internet, sewed the awesome kiddo pants and dress hanging on the wall, as well as the most amazing whole cloth quilt using one of my new prints.
That print, for the record, features 9 blocks that are each just shy of being a fat eighth. The fabric is over 60" wide on this whole collection... it's dreamy.
Finally, I had to include a shameless promotion for my book Ruby Star Wrapping. Coming soon! Preorder here! Arrives in stores late October 2012! And thank you to every single person who stopped by the booth and said hello. Also, to everyone who has been kind enough to show pics on their blogs and flickr and instagram and anywhere else since then. I really appreciate all of you. Thank you thank you thank you. This has been a fantastic experience.
**Oh my goodness, I almost forgot to thank Rashida, who not only listened to me whine in the weeks before Market about being worried about this and being worried about that, but actually came to my house and helped me do a dry run of the booth before market, THEN helped me set up at market, AND THEN helped me break the whole thing down again! Thanks so much Rashida for your help:)