Sample Spree and Day 1

Quilt Market is the treat after all the hard work. It’s just so much fun to see everyone and you can’t imagine the creativity and production that goes into making all this happen.

We spent the day trying to assemble our booth. Brigette and Nancy were in charge of putting up the bed.

Brigette and Nancy fix the bed

And remember the chandelier with the missing candles? We tossed the candles and added jelly strip bows.

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And slowly our booth came together.

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Lynette Anderson came by with the cutest Keds ever! Did you know you can have shoes made out of your own photos or fabric? This is from one of her fabric lines! She promised to send me a link to the site. I’ll share when I get it.


Then it was off to sample spree…

Here are my bunny helpers setting up our table! And see the crates of boxes at the end of the room?

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That’s Moda fabrics and bundles just waiting to be unpacked.

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Set up begins

and more fabric…

Fabric, Fabric

and then the tables were empty,

Empty Table

because of a certain person who shall remain nameless, but she did come to market with me and we do have the same name.

Filled with fabric

She’s helping the economy!



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  • Miss Jean - Where do I fill out an application to be a Bunny Helper? Brilliant idea for the chandelier!ReplyCancel

  • the Material Girls Quilts - Your booth looks fantastic! Sorry I a had to miss it, can't wait to see all your new creations!

  • Huneybee Quilts - What fun!! I can almost feel the energy and excitement that everyone there is sharing as they unpack! Wonderful photos! Enjoy the days at market!ReplyCancel

  • Helz - Wonderful Jelly Roll Bows… Great Idea Girls !!! The Booth came together Brilliantly & I'm ALL about helping the economy… LolReplyCancel

  • Kathie - booth looks great and oh love the bows on the chandelier
    good save!!!
    oh tell Anne she can send a few of those to me ;)

  • My Little Family: - Looks good! I'm going to dream about that suitcase full of fat quarters tonight :)ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Ann, your booth looks great! Scotties everywhere, and clever to use the bows on the chandelier….is that carpet in the auditorium patchwork? Thanks for sharing your wonderful pics and making us part of your market experience :-)ReplyCancel

  • BunnyNuts - The booth looks darling and all that fabric from Moda!!Jamie & Justine from Glass Thimble should be stopping by to say "Hello" for me!

  • karenfae - looks fantastic!

  • fannipauline - Your booth looks good and I love what you did to the chandelier. I miss the days I use to go to Market – only I went to the Gift Markets and it was so fun. May you have a wonderful selling season ahead……PaulineReplyCancel

  • Barb - I am sooooo jealous of all of you that get to go to Market!!! It really looks like way too much fun and way too fabulous!!! I think I would 'kill' to get to go there!!

    Your booth is amazing!!! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • luvtoquilt - Oh, what I wouldn't give to be one of your bunny helpers! Say hi to my friend, Carolyn. I was in Cottage Quilts yesterday and I spoke to David — he said she was lonely — first time going to market without him. How can that be at such a fun place? The chandelier is an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - Wow, that is amazing…love your booth and pictures for us wannabe travelers to Quilt Market. Maybe next year??ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - Your booth looks beautiful…love the ribbons instead of candles. Questions…do you love the new French General as much as the current line? Which new lines were you swooning over?ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Your booth is awesome!! I want to be there!!ReplyCancel

  • Cara - I love the chandelier! Thanks for all the great photos for those of us not lucky enough to go!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - The booth looks beautiful! And I want that suitcase full of fabrics…. oh I would give my left arm! (but then I couldn't quilt very well… hmmm)ReplyCancel

  • happy zombie - I've stood next to the said certain person at the Moda table at a previous sample spree… and I can clearly see by the contents I know who the secret squirrel is. WOW… did she load up! I'm on to her.

    Love all the pics and the scoop, Anne. Love your booth is beautiful and love that your candle holder was repurposed – I love it how it is!ReplyCancel

  • Thimbleanna - Your booth looks great Anne! You guys are too clever with that chandelier — what a great way to cover for the lack of candles. And THANKS for posting a picture of our Beautiful Brigette!!!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - Oh, I want that suitcase!ReplyCancel

  • Quilt Hollow - Oh how much fun it would have been to see your booth in person! Your little chandelier looks lovely with the fabric ribbons! Gives me ideas!!
    The tub of all those FQ bundles…oh gosh…I wanna just dive right in and fondle them!ReplyCancel

  • Camille - You girls sure know how to have fun at Market! Your booth turned out great, of course. Especially love that quilt on the bed. Yum! ;-) I'm adding those cute little dogs on the list of things to make for my boys. They are going to love them!

    Glad you made it back in one piece.ReplyCancel