I’m Home!

Hi Everyone! I’m home! I have to say there is NO place like home after a week at quilt market. We had a ball, but we are all tired bunnies! We laughed, talked, shopped, sold, ate, and hardly slept. And what do you think my husband thought when he saw this waiting for him at the airport? Luckily I flew Southwest so I could bring two bags. I only had to pay for a “few” extra. Can you believe these are filled with fabric? Tee Hee! (:Truth be told, this is a display in the baggage claim area of the Sacramento airport. I just couldn’t resist a photo! Don’t you love it? Talk about creative!

It was such an exciting week. And at the end of market I found out that my friend Meg over at Crabapple Hill and myself had both won a booth prize! It was just beyond exciting! I took some photos of her booth so you can get an idea of the unbelievable display.

This is the Christmas section…

This is the Halloween Section…

Meg’s pictures were taken by that famous photographer Anne Sutton. She’s the one who is known for the “weet reams” pillow. You’ve heard of her haven’t you?

My booth photos were taken by that famous photographer Gregory Case!

This is the chandelier I bought after the Houston Quilt Market at Quakertown Quilts. I “had” to have it! Bitty Bird jumped right in! I think she thought it was a nesting place!

Look at those famous pillows…and the now famous concrete bunny. Why is he famous? Because I made my bunny staff go out an buy him in Portland. He weighs a TON but I think he’s why I won the award. I’m sure of it! To get him out to the car we had to strap him on top of a suitcase and roll him out.

Anne Bryson and me! She’s my best friend and she works for Bunny Hill. For those of you who know her, you know how lucky I am. I have to keep that quiet or she may ask for a raise! (:So, what does it take to win Best Single Booth? It takes a team load of people who are willing to put up with me! At every market we set up our booth on the first day, have a meeting over dinner, I think about the booth at night and the next morning we tear down and start again! Really it’s so silly, but I just can’t help it, and now the bunny staff expects it!

It’s things like putting up the valance and then making them take it down so we could sew on the 20 buttons I brought with me. It’s things like my friend Nancy finding the perfect antique planter stand to keep our patterns in and me knowing she has such good taste that if she says it will work I buy it sight unseen. It’s things like Nireko standing on a ladder and steaming all the drapes and quilts for over an hour and then after she’s done, carrying in the concrete bunny all the way from the loading dock. It’s things like moving all the furniture around while I stand outside the booth and say yes or no. It’s things like moving the quilts around over and over until each on is displayed in the perfect way.

Thank you bunnies for ALL your help. I obviously couldn’t do it without you! I’d be winning the “good try but didn’t make it award”. (:

Next post you’ll get pictures of my famous friends and more wonderful booths!

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  • Nanette Merrill and daughters - I was excited to hear a few days ago that you’d won a prize for your booth. All the arranging and rearranging is worth it. It looks so darling. We’ve all been waiting to see your market pics and write-up. Thanks. It sounds like all went well. My sister-in-law LOVED her fat quarter pack of fabric. Loved. And the 2 new patterns I ordered (cottages and the ME one). It was a success. Thanks so much for your help. You are a dear.ReplyCancel

  • vickibellino - I just knew you would have already posted photos! Your booth was adorable, and all of the hard work paid off! You are one lucky Chief Bunny to have a best friend like Anne. It was great seeing you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I love your booth and congratulations on your award! Your new designs are wonderful. I love your new Cabins & Cottages and Maggie May!! Thanks for sharing your photos.

  • Anonymous - How difficult for the judges, both booths are adorable. Love your new patterns and looking forward to getting them. Your staff is very fortunate indeed to be able to partake in the fun of setting up the booth with you. I always look forward to the pictures of market!

  • Anonymous - Thanke for all the photos I just love them Glad you won an award.your stall looks devine will be watching for your next post.
    Hugs Mary.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - Congratulations on your award … and let me just say that the “rest of us” who didn’t go to Market have been anxiously awaiting your return.

    Thanks for a prompt post to soothe the psyche.ReplyCancel

  • Erin - Congratulations Anne to you and your Bunnies! Yeah! Can’t wait to see the pictures.ReplyCancel

  • the Material Girls Quilts - Thanks so much for having great designs, I loved the chandelier. It was great to talk with you and look forward to starting your new stuff.
    the Material Girls QuiltsReplyCancel

  • Alison Boon - Well done for winning a prize. It does look stunning and I am sure the bunny was the reasonReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - You guys are all so cute. Glad we were neighbors. Congrats on the win. The booth was darling! Like you!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Well done Anne on winning the award.You and the team deserve it.
    When is Meg Hawkey setting up a blog? She has lots of fans in Aussie.
    Lesley/Foothills FabricsReplyCancel

  • happy zombie - Congrats on the big win Anne! You booth was so deserving and I can see why you won. But honestly, I don’t think it was buttons, or bunnies, or the chandelier I was all gaga over… I think it was “The Anne’s” in the booth that made it so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • The Christmas Shoppe - Anne – Well you beat me to posting pictures, but at least my $11 35mm camera took a couple of good ones. Of course, you and I look fabulous darling!ReplyCancel

  • mary - I met Meg several years ago in Houston, and she is such a sweetie! I love to browse both of your sites. Congratulations on your wonderful and well-deserved award. The booth was beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Your booth was one of my favorites! You really deserve that award! Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. It was an honor to meet you.
    Amanda Herring
    The Quilted FishReplyCancel

  • Sinta - I loved the photos I saw of your booth… no wonder you won the award! Does your Garden Bunny/mascot have a name? I miss going to market… and it was in my hometown!ReplyCancel

  • Sweet Cottage Dreams - Your trip looks like it was so much fun! I have caught up on you, Elizabeth and Pam and have to tell you that all of your are so inspirational!

    Your bunny and booth are so cute and congrats to you and your bunny team for the award!! I think if I had gone there, I’d have to carry a drool rag because everything is just drop dead gorgeous!!!


  • Red Geranium Cottage - Congrats on the win. Your booth is always so dang cute!!!ReplyCancel