Set Up Time!

Welcome to Pittsburgh!  Here’s where we’re staying! 

Beautiful hotel and it attaches directly to the convention center.  If it’s raining outside (and the weather forecast says it will be soon) you just take the walkway over to the convention center.  No puddles to walk in, or messy hair!  Pictures 139

I have great helpers with me.  Sue and Nancy are waiting in the lobby for me to run back and get my camera.  See those smiles?  Don’t they just make you want to come into the Bunny Hill booth? 

Pictures 128And that walkway I was telling you about?  Well it looks down onto the convention floor!  We’re going to be setting up on this side, about 5 rows back…

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…and on this side all the way toward the back (look for all the crates) is Moda! 

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And then down the elevators and you’ll see this sign!

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It’s official! 

We wait to check in, get our buyer’s guide and badge holders…

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And by tomorrow the buyer/shop lines will be long…

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and the friendly staff will be busy, busy.  No time to wave…

When you look behind the registration desks, this is what you see…

Several of those bridges I was telling you about and LOTS of water!

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Even a yellow bridge!

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We arrive at our booth and get ready to work…see that steamer Nancy has?  All the drapes and quilts get steamed to get out the wrinkles…

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And as we were working, Carrie (Miss Rosie) came by to drop off a little present.  Wait until I show you what’s in this little box from her!  Nope, can’t show you now because one has a hurt ear.  Has to be fixed first.  I LOVE them!  

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So by the end of today we have moved along nicely. 

Bows were tied…

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The sign is ready to be hung…

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…and quilts are going up! 

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We were so tired we had to call it a day.  The 3 hour time change is really hard!  We treated ourselves to dinner at the Sonoma Grille.  Incredible!  The food was so good we made reservations to go back on Saturday. 

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Nancy had pork tenderloins with plantain… Sue and I had salads and sides…Pictures 159

My salad has a cucumber bowl! 

So tomorrow we finish set up and then tomorrow night is sample spree.  Then the next day is the start of market! 

Lot’s more pictures to come!

Wish you were here!

Hugs,

Anne

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  • Sherri - Wow! Thanks so much…wish I were there…but these great market posts are the next best thing!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Thank you for the great photos. Its a lot of work I know but it also looks like fun.ReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - Wow everything looks so exciting. Can’t wait to get there and check it out. The peaks are cute so far.ReplyCancel

  • dotti white - I would love to be there! thanks for sharing the pictures–keep them coming and have tons of fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. - Everything looks great! I love the cucumber bowl! ooxx`jodiReplyCancel

  • Pamela - I got to go to spring quilt market a few back when it was in SLC (my hometown) and I love visiting and seeing all the new things!! Have a great time.ReplyCancel

  • ytsmom - Did you take your helpers with you, or are they from Pittsburgh? Love the updates, it is almost like being there. Can’t wait for more.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie ~ - Thanks Anne for sharing your trip to Pittsburgh. Hope you all have a wonderful and successful market. Love your salad, what else would a bunny lover eat for dinner. I peeked at your new patterns, nicely done.
    Best WishesReplyCancel

  • The Quilt Shoppe - Thank you Anne! (and Sue and Nancy). We’ll be on our way before the sun comes up in the morning. Can’t wait to see it all in person :)ReplyCancel

  • Seams Delightful Designs - Wish I was there! It looks soooo exciting. Waiting for more pics. Remember you promised to get pics of Thimble Faire! TTFN :)ReplyCancel

  • CJ - I so appreciate that you posted pics. It must be so much fun to be there.ReplyCancel

  • Jen in NY - Thanks for taking us along, Anne! I am getting excited myself! Can’t wait to see everything else, that quilt you showed from your booth is darling!!ReplyCancel

  • pdudgeon - everything looks wonderful! thanks for taking us behind the scenes at market!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Yummy booth, yummy food. Oh what fun market must be…once all the hard work is done!ReplyCancel

  • Deb - Wow! I wish that I could be there. It looks like its going to be a lot of fun (and work too) and the food looks fantastic. Just have to tell you that I got the recently AP&Q magazine and am using your sewing room as an inspiration for mine. I loved your tables and am having FIL make one for me! Your room was a great inspiration! Now maybe I'll get more time to quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Great pictures!! Can’t wait to see your booth all set up and lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - I loved the pictures and I really hope that you have loads of fun!
    I really like the Vintage Christmas quilt and I am thinking I should get that block of the month! Beautiful!
    Have fun this week!ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Great photos….hanks for sharing your trip w/ us. Your Vintage Christmas quilt looks wonderful in your booth! Wait til you see how busy all the little ‘bees’ have been with your May basket block! These stitchers keep raising the bar. Have fun in Pittsburgh :-)ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - I know it is a lot of work, but it sure does look like fun too! Wish I was close enough to come and visit your booth.ReplyCancel

  • jabeybaby - Thanks for sharing all the pictures! Looks like fun!ReplyCancel

  • Kernowquilter - Love the pics, but would hate to stay in a hotel that size.
    Really love the new block, thanks very much for it.
    I hope your trip is successful and not too tiring.ReplyCancel

  • KSedlak - Anne, the pictures are wonderful. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us. It sounds like hard work, but it sounds like so much fun too.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am amazed how fast you are set up and ready to fly…You, Nancy and Sue are like a well tuned machine.. Wish I were there. Anxious to hear a review on Kaari Meng’s new line.
    LouiseReplyCancel

  • Rebecka - How exciting! Wish I could go. Your photos are great and I like the photo of your hotel. Have Fun!ReplyCancel

  • Linda D - Anne, thanks SO much for sharing the quilt market with us! You’re not old enough to remember, but there used to be a DUZ detergent back in the 50s. Sure brings back memories! Keep those photos coming. It’s great!!ReplyCancel