Goodbye Fall Market 2009!

The Bunny Hill staff had so much fun at market! It’s like coming to a party after all the hard work getting everything ready. So many friends, memories, laughs, tears, and exciting things happen.

Brigette and Nancy were on a mission to find a Michael Miller Nome tote bag. As always, when they combine energy, success follows. Here they are in front of the Nome at the Michael Miller booth. I’m really surprised this guy wasn’t on the airplane with us on the way home!


This market was also a bit sad for me. I said goodbye to Henry Glass Fabrics. My last line of fabric with Henry Glass, “Petite Maison” will be in the shops soon. It’s a sweet line, and the little houses on the main print were all adapted from my Autumn House quilt.

My Houses on fabric

As we close one door, another opens. I have a line of fabric, premiering at spring market, with a new fabric company. More on this as we get closer to market.

Walking the aisles reminded me I never tire of market. Never. There were fewer exhibitors this time. Sad to see, but the ones who were there, put their hearts into everything they did. The booths were amazing!

Kaari Meng from The French General, came by to see the block of the month I designed with her fabric. I heard she was out visiting all the designers who used her fabric. Isn’t that sweet?

Kaari and Anne

She named her newest fabric line “Rural Jardin” and my quilt is Le Jardin. A complete coincidence I swear! She left me with a beautiful flower made from her new fabric! It’s now on my inspiration wall in the studio! Thank you Kaari!

French General Flower

We flew out of Houston Tuesday morning, with suitcases filled with so many things. When we got to the airport I was frisked. Yes, me! They said it was random, but pleeeeease. My iPhone was around my neck when I went through security and it set off the alarm! I was doomed.

While I was being frisked, Brigette (who, I might mention, had rice vinegar in her carry on and it went right through security), was dancing around taking my picture.

And so we said goodbye to Fall market 2009. It’s good to be home after market. The exhaustion sets in for a few days, and then the planning for the next market begins.

I bought a treat at sample spree for one of you. I’ll be giving it away soon so stay posted.

And if you’re in the “market” for wool, all of our Weeks Dye Works wool is on sale at 25% off on the web site. I’m streamlining and making some changes. You benefit, but quantities are limited.

Back soon,



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  • Library Gal Quilts - Morning Anne! I am signed up to make your beautiful Le Jardin with the Quilt Shoppe! I am new at applique but hoping by the end of this I will be much better! Looking forward to any fabric by you, I am just now making the Uptown Baby quilt in the brown Chelsea Manor for a new little guy who premiers in November! I will check out the Wool…you never know when you might need some! Rest up and I will keep track of your mischief through the fall! xo Pam in chicoReplyCancel

  • bernie - Hi Anne! You're a early riser! I saw the time of your post, it said: 5.52am!

    I'll keep a look out for more of Yoko's books and promise I'll let you know.

    Hope you're all well rested now….

    Bernie Shell

  • BunnyNuts - I'm glad you made it home safe & sound and probably VERY inspired. Thanks for posting highlights from your trip! I'm off today to get fabric for my Bitsey/Rosebud quilt. I finally decided on what I'm going to use!
    Quilty hugs,

  • Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims - I have enjoyed your wonderful stories and humorous adventures from market Anne, I'm sure you were a sport and will wind up on a blog somewhere being frisked!! LOL…ReplyCancel

  • Miss Jean - Anne: I love the new little house fabric and can't wait to see it in stores. I'm also excited to see what is in store for you at your new fabric company. Onwards and upwards, as they say!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - So glad that you had a good time and will be looking for your line of fabric to come out.ReplyCancel

  • Jen in NY - Oooh, I can't wait to see Petite Maison. I love that houses print! Sounds like lots of exciting happenings at Bunny Hill…that's great!ReplyCancel

  • My Little Family: - Ann, we just had an airport experience today where an airlinr, which will remain unnamed, did NOT check out IDs. They didn't have anyone working the counter and were backed up with the tags generted by all us passengers using the seld check in. "The guy" said they will check you when you go through security. I didn't say anything to the TSA agents who took our bags because I didn't want to shut down the whole airport which will, of course, remain unnamed.ReplyCancel

  • Quilt Hollow - Had you ever seen the "strip tease" comic show at the TSA counter? It's a riot!
    I've got to see if it is on the internet somewhere and send it…you'll love it!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - It doesn't matter what company you design fabric for because it will be lovely and very popular. Airports, frisking…such fun stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? - I love that fabric with the houses! Love it! And do I see a laundry line on that quilt? Love that too!ReplyCancel

  • Kim D. - Lovely fabric Anne, I love those houses and have a thing for them. One day I'll get a house quilt made.ReplyCancel

  • jaybird - anne I had a blast with you in houston! you are even more a joy to be with in person than i could evvvverrr have imagined… i just arrived home from PIQF… it was lovely to see your quilt again in joe's booth.. it was like having a part of you still with me!! thank you again for all of your advice & kind words of wisdom!ReplyCancel

  • julia - Hi Anne,
    thanks for the peek of your new line. The houses print is gorgeous!! It's definitely on my *must have* wish list…
    I'm already excited of what you'll come up with at the new fabric company ~ I'm sure it will be something bunny-tastic ;o)
    Hugs, JuliaReplyCancel