Moda takes up a big section of quilt market.  Their space is a large rectangle in the center and the Moda designer’s booths surround the rectangle.  See all the crates in the background?  They are filled with all things Moda!

When market opens the transformation is amazing!

Here’s the Moda family getting ready to greet customers and take orders for all that beautiful Moda fabric!

I didn’t get out of the booth much at market so most of my pictures are of the Moda section. Being surrounded by amazing talent and NICE, NICE people was so much fun!

Our booth was right next to Blackbird Designs, who just happened to win the Best Single Booth award.  Believe me they deserved it!

Barb stayed behind a day to pick up stacks of their new book from the printer, so Alma “constructed” the booth.  She made frames for the wall herself!  Electric screwdriver in hand she worked and worked to build the walls.

Here’s the finished product!

Check out the fireplace mantel, the ladder across the top, and a smaller ladder hanging below with fairy lights.  The crowning touch was the terrarium filled with REAL plants.  Alma planted that herself!!!  And those beautiful quilts!  I wanted to move right in!  It looked like the most welcoming room ever!  Right in the middle of quilt market!

Across from Blackbird was Sweetwater.  It’s the perfect name for their company because being around them is like drinking fresh, sweet water!  Anne and I watched them set up their booth and it was adorable. We kept saying “look at that darling swing, and look at those darling little flower buckets”.  The Moda designers are so creative!  Sweetwater won second place for best single booth!  A round of applause!

Diagonally across from us were Barb and Mary from Me & My Sister!  Not only is their booth adorable, but Barb and Mary are too!   It was the perfect location because we could see and talk to each other during market.  Barb and Mary had the “Industrial Booth” made from the most amazing assortment of metal pipes that screwed together to make the such creative hangers for all their new designs!   Who’d have thought that up?  Such engineering!  I think it was Mary,  no maybe Barb!   Wonder if they had to pay a husband?

Directly across  from us was Polly and Laurie from Minick and Simpson.  Their new fabric line is called “Charlevoix” and it is yummy!  I think I need to be next to them all the time because no only are they fun, but I love their designs! If I had time I’d be making that basket quilt.

I couldn’t see Sandy Klop from American Jane from my booth but I did manage to get a photo.  Her booth is adorable as always.  Love those chickens, and her fabric and quilts are so French and so Sandy!

Deb Strain had a darling booth.  It was just so happy!   She sells her notebooks, notepads, calendars and cards at Sample Spree, and I always buy a few of her notebooks.  I write my ideas and things I have to remember in them throughout the year.  I call them my “lucky” notebooks.

Kate Spain had her first official booth at market.  It was so much fun to see everything she does.  It’s amazing!  If you want some fun be sure and follow her blog.

Now for a surprise!  If you left a comment on yesterday’s post to wish Joanne a happy birthday, you were automatically entered in a  giveaway!  I brought back a bundle of aqua Lily & Will II from market and I’m giving it away to one of you who left a sweet birthday wish!  Surprise from Bunny Hill! I’ll email you if you won!

I’ll be doing another giveaway this week.  Treats from market that might be for you!



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