Quilt Market Photos

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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  • amber - thanks for the beautiful booth pictures anne!
    next time i have a home project for hubby, i’m calling alma allen instead!!
    congratulations to the the winner!ReplyCancel

  • jamie - Oh My Gosh!!
    One of these days I’ll be able to go to market!!
    Those booths look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Lynn - Your fabric is gorgeous!!!!ReplyCancel

  • brigette - enter me! enter me!
    (you didn’t say anything about employees being exempt!)

    :crosses her fingers and sings a happy song.ReplyCancel

  • Astrid - Look how cute Kate Spain is!!
    It’s so fun to see all these booths and the people who are behind all the wonderful designs.
    Thank you Anne.ReplyCancel

  • Thimbleanna - Great booth shots Anne — thanks from those of us who didn’t get a chance to venture out and take more pictures. It’s funny — we get shots of the booths around us — must be working too hard! Maybe one day our booths will be closer together. Oh, and I’m crossing my fingers for Brigette. Go Brigette Go!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth McMahon - It all looks so amazing, much too far for me to go so I’m living it vicariously through all the blog photo’s..

  • Louise - I always enjoy viewing the photos of market that you so generously share with us. It overwhelms me to think of so much talent gathered under one roof. oh my! Your booth was adorable and I always love Blackbird’s as well.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - I am the lucky winner!!! What a wonderful and completely unexpected surprise. It’s kind of a strange and wonderful thing to get an email from Anne Sutton and find out you’ve been selected as the Winner! WOW! I am thrilled!!!

    Thank you, Anne, for your sweet generosity.ReplyCancel

  • Paula Ganyard - Thanks for sharing the photos. It is fun to see everything from market for those of us that didn’t get there.ReplyCancel

  • Sunny - Thanks for giving us a tour of all those fantastic booths! It must be so much fun (and a lot of work) to attend Market.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy C. in Utah - Anne, thanks so much for sharing your photos from Market. It is so much fun to see all the booths and put some faces to names of designers and especially to see all the great creativity everyone uses in arranging their booths. So much work! But so much eye candy because of all the efforts. Thanks to you and everyone else for feeding this great addiction we all share for fabric and quiltings. I always feel like I’m in such good company when I tell people I’m a quilter! Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann - I’m not tired yet of all the lovely market photos!ReplyCancel

  • Deb - I started to write a birthday wish to Joanne and didn’t! As they say around here, “now ain’t that the deuce!” Who knew there’d be a giveaway. Next time I’m going to follow my hunch! Congratulations to the winner, and I’m enjoying seeing all the booths!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - I would love to see all those booths in person! Market looks like so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • nancy in IN - Hard work on setting up booth, but WOW what a neat booth. Enjoyed seeing the progress.

  • Melody - Fabulous photos of the booths and a competition. What more could a girl want? Thanks Anne.ReplyCancel

  • Diana - Thanks for sharing the photos from the Market! Moda designers are truely a talented bunch! I’m hoping that when the kids are grown I’ll be able to visit myself. In the meantime, these photos will do…!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - Anne, Thanks so much for the wonderful booth pix! They are such great photos – when enlarged I can almost see the quilting detail on the quilts. I’d love to see a nice pix of your booth, too – or did I miss that a few days ago? Thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley Albertson Owens - LOVED your pictures…thank you so much. Everything really looked inviting and it just made me WISH that I had been there!

    sao in Midlothian, VAReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - It is always so fun to see the booths. They are a lot of work to set up but it is worth it for us to see them.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - Anne, thank you for bringing the market back to us in pictures! So much fun for those of us that can’t go, to see the creativity of the booths,the designers, and how they “market” their products!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie - Oh, I loved seeing the booths! I’m excited for more new fabric, and can’t wait to dream up some new projects. I really think those booths are just little pockets of inspiration! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Breezy Point - Seeing the photos makes me wish I could have been there. I am curious, though, as to how everyone gets all their props, etc. to Market–it must be very expensive to ship or a very long drive for some of the designers. Also, do you come up with your own ideas for your booth or does Moda provide some input? All of them are so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - I’m sorry I missed you at quilt market. I seemed to miss you every time I walked by your booth. But your booth was adorable and hopefully we’ll get to chat in person in Salt Lake. Thanks for sharing the great photos of Houston!ReplyCancel

  • Liz - wow! Thanks for the pictures….I just want to look at them to see all of the fun details:)ReplyCancel

  • Susan - Really wish I could be there to see the booths in person; they look so lovely!ReplyCancel

  • sandra parsons - Hi Anne, living way across the pond, I can only dream that I could have been there at the Quilt Market. Thanks for showing all of the wonderful pictures. Hugs, Sandy. :-)ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Wow, some amazing displays, it must be great to be a part of all this! I think the winners of the booths are very deserving, but it must be extremely difficult to decide who gets the prizes! Thanks so much for posting all the beautiful photos, I’m sure everything is even more stunning in person :-)ReplyCancel

  • Angela - Dear Friends
    I know how tuff is to participate of a fair!!! It’s work, work and more work…LOL
    Congratulations to all of you!

    Angela from BrazilReplyCancel

  • pam - You have some great photos. It was great to see you !! xoReplyCancel

  • raseduse katkemine - Perfect piece of work you have done, this web site is really cool with superb info .ReplyCancel

  • Helen Cheney - Absolutely loved seeing the booth pictures from Market since I can’t go. Thank you so much. And I love your designs and fabrics and just the whole feel of what you do.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - I’ve been to one quilt show in Hershey and one in Lancaster, PA. Such fun to see some of those from Quilt Market. So much fabric, I’m sure it is hard to choose even from ALL those buttons. Such wonderful colors.
    Thank you for the glimpse. Anxious to see your booth. How cute it will be.ReplyCancel