Portland we are here!

Hi everyone! The bunnies are here in Portland! Beautiful Portland, where the grass is green and the temperature is 95! We arrived and had 2 days of the most wonderful cool weather and then on opening day of market the temperature climbed to 95!

We are having so much fun! At the end of the day we can barely move we are so tired, but then we get some sleep and ta da…you get a post from Portland! Just going to show you some quick pictures because the rest of the bunnies will leave me if I don’t get ready to go soon! So here come the photos…

Front of the convention center. See those glass towers in the background? Pretty, Pretty!

Look who stopped by during set-up! I was just so excited! Mark Lipinski from Quilter’s Home Magazine! Can you believe it? For all of his fans who have been following his blog, he is here and feeling better after a long fight with pneumonia.

Thursday night was sample spree. Exhibitors sell previews of patterns and fabric. Joe and Roxie Wood from Thimble Creek Quilt Store were our very first customers! The first sale! Should I frame it? (:

Sample spree is beyond any one’s wildest dreams. Moda sets up piles and piles of their newest fabrics to sell! Fabric! Here’s Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes packaged together!

More Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes!

Here’s the Moda staff setting up the sample spree booth. The cutie waving in the background is Lissa Alexander, Moda’s marketing director. She is one of my very favorite people in the whole world! Yes, the whole world!

Here’s what it looks like as they set up…

Here’s what it looks like when they open the doors…people RUN to the Moda booth, and I do mean RUN. You can feel the floor vibrate. It’s so amazing to watch!

Gotta go get ready for today. LOTS more pictures to come!

Hugs to you all!

Anne (:

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  • Linda - Sounds like you’re having a wonderful time. Had to giggle over the herd running at the moda table.ReplyCancel

  • Qubie - It is so good to hear that Mark is back from the dead. I can not wait to read what he has for us. I really have missed him.

    Wish I was there with you. Looks like so much fun.

    Kansas CityReplyCancel

  • Sweet Cottage Dreams - Hi Ann ~ Wonderful to hear that you are enjoying Portland. Looks like so much fun and I am not surprised to hear that people swarmed to the Moda section. Love their fabrics!!! Infact, so much I’d love to sell them from home!

    Just heard of Mark yesterday when Jean and I visited LadyBugs quilt shop in Manteca. He sounds like a lot of fun! I am rather new to the quilting scene even though I have sewn for years. Y’all sound like such lovely people!!

    Have a safe trip home,

  • Nanette Merrill and daughters - Wow, crazy, exciting, wonderful, tiring all wrapped up into one.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Love all your photos Glad you are having a good time Hope you get some good sales.
    Hugs Mary.ReplyCancel

  • eileen - Love the cake and jelly roll layers! Wonderful photos.ReplyCancel

  • Erin - Wow! This reminds me of the days when I worked for Wal-Mart and we used to open the store up for Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving) and the people would rush us! Your booth looks wonderful! Hope you are having a blast!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - oh wow! soo cool! Would have loved to be there! It was cool to see the owners of thimble creek! :) I Love that store! :)ReplyCancel

  • Mar - Love seeing the pic of Roxie and Joe. Sounds like you are having another wonderful market!ReplyCancel

  • Miss Jean - I have to call my computer repair store to get the drool out of my keyboard!!! All that Moda fabric. Sensory overload. Gosh, what fun you must be having. If I was there as soon as the door opened I’d pass out, klunk right on the floor! I’m glad you are having such a great time in “cool” Portland. It’s only about five degrees cooler than here today!!! Can’t wait to see you in June and hear all the stories. Have a safe trip home.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - CONGRATUALTIONS on your booth award, well deserved ribbon….. Hope your stay was wonderful the weather was nice to us all for sure. Ronda K BeyerReplyCancel

  • *Angie - It sounds like you are having a wonderful time! I so enjoyed all the pictures. I have been worried about Mark L. as he hasn’t posted on his blog for weeks. So happy to know he is doing better from his bout with pneumonia. I just purchased my first set of Moda Jelly Rolls for a quilt. Ooooh–so nice. Moda came up with a great temptation for quilters when they started selling those Jelly Rolls!
    Have fun! How could you not? :o)ReplyCancel

  • Jodi - Great Pictures Anne! Loved meeting you! The picture of us, taken with my camera, did not turn out, so bummed. Hope the show went well. Have a safe trip home and get some R&R. Much Love, Pinky Stinky ! P.S. I did some major posting on QM, you’ll have to check it out when you can.ReplyCancel

  • THE QUILT SHED - Oh Anne, A huge congratulations to you and yours for winning the best booth comp at Portland. Kimberly from Fat Quarter Shop has the news on her blog. From reading yours it is a huge effort and stress to get there so you deserve to reep the rewards. Well done again and I still dream of having that pink sewing machine!! Best wishes, Cheryl, Brisbane, AustraliaReplyCancel

  • KSedlak - Wow, that looks like so much fun.
    Thanks so much for sharing pictures.
    Take care and have fun.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne in Hawaii - That so much for the pictures! We can have vicarious fun with you!ReplyCancel

  • Dandelion Quilts - Looks like a great time. Your booth looked great too.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Rabbit - oooh it looks like you could get crushed in that Moda induced stampede!!ReplyCancel

  • quilterpolly - Wow, great pics but most of all congratulation on your booth. I read it on the jolly jabber (Fat Quater Shop) Kimberly was giving us all the scoop!! Keep up the great work! I love all your stuff. you have a great talent:)
    Polly in Long Beach, CAReplyCancel

  • Diane - Hi Anne! A birdie told me, or is it a bunny? that you won 1st place for your booth at Portland!!!! Wow, very impressive! Good for you! Just wanted to congratulate you! Thanks for all the pics and great new designs coming up.

  • Irma's Rose Cottage - Looks like alot of fun. Wish I could have been there. Glad to hear you are having a great time.

    Irma :)ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia - I am sure you are having fun.

  • happy zombie - The best part for me at the Moda table was being wedged in the pre-crowd crowd with you and Anne! And the fabric. And the Moda bag. And the tips and pointers you guys gave me!ReplyCancel