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Kansas City Quilt Market

I’m home and it feels so good.  Kansas City was a wonderful host but there’s no place like home.   We spent 6 days in the Kansas City Convention Center in downtown Kansas City and I feel like I only know a teeny bit!  It’s huge and goes on for several blocks.

The downtown area is surrounded by tall buildings with many styles of architecture.

Of course the old buildings are always my favorite.

Sample Spree at any quilt market is a shopping frenzy.  People line up hours in advance to get in.  This was only the start of the line and it went on forever!  Quilter’s can shop like no one else and they proved it once again at Sample Spree!

I think we may have had more exhibitors this market than attendees.  The aisles were filled with creative booths, new designs and fabrics.  It was wonderful for the shop owners!

The first day of market is always the most exciting.  Here’s a few closeups of our booth…

I’m still writing patterns and I’ll get them on the website as I get them done.   My newest block of the month is in both fabric and wool…

It’s enough to drive you crazy isn’t it? Pumpkinville” is the fabric version and “Pumpkin Hollow” is the wool version.

I may be a little distracted for the next several weeks because guess who’s arriving from Germany today?

My granddaughter Lily arrives later today!  She’ll be here for 2 weeks. Her first birthday is on Saturday and we’ve ordered up a cake and a party!  She’s not had “sweets” so can you imagine what she’ll do with the cake?

I’ll be back as soon as I can to show you a few more market pictures and of course Lily pictures too!

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May 24, 2012 - 10:43 am

Martine - Toutes ces nouveautés sont adorables.

May 24, 2012 - 10:51 am

Wendi - It has been a long time dream of mine to someday have the opportunity to go to a quilt market. I am a third generation quilter and I adore good fabric. Please post as many photos as you can. i am thrilled your shared these. Blessings, Wendi

May 24, 2012 - 11:51 am

Sonia - Your booth looks amazing! I hope you enjoy Lily and her birthday!

May 24, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Karen - can you only go to this quilt market if you are a shop owner or can anyone go to it?
Karen

May 24, 2012 - 1:05 pm

Barb - I’m certain that you will have the most wonderful time with Lily (and isn’t it nice her parents are coming too??? Ha! Ha! Ha!). Please share lots of pictures.

Your booth looks AMAZING! I wish I could have seen it in person. I think you told me before that Quilt Market is only open to the trades – correct?

As for Pumpkinville and Pumpkin Hollow — oh my goodness! How will we ever decide which one to choose??? It looks sooo cute!

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful 1st birthday weekend celebration!!

May 24, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Andrea - I adore your booth, your new fabrics and your new patterns. I watched the Moda video you did, and I simply MUST make the alphabet baby quilt for my little Ella. I love the complimentary pillows also. Are you going to be selling kits for these at all? Have such fun with Lily!!

May 24, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Mary @ Sea Quilts - The pumpkin quilts are exquisite!! I’m in awe.

Mary

May 24, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Nancy C. in Utah - Anne, your booth is completely awesome! I can’t wait to see more pictures of Market, but more importantly really, I hope your time with Lily goes very slowly! Enjoy and get all the hugs in that you can. Be sure to get pictures of her reaction to her first sweets!!! Hugs…

May 24, 2012 - 6:50 pm

Mary Ann - I love both pumpkin quilts, so hard to decide! My granddaughter Ilika just had her first birthday last Saturday which also entailed her first sweets. A cupcake made with organic whole wheat flower, organic eggs and organic sugar…lol. Her face was priceless, she tries out the icing tentatively, kind of mushs it around her mouth and then her eyes light up! And she grabs the whole thing with both hands…you can imagine from there, priceless and oh so adorably cute! I know Lily will enjoy her sweet too!

May 24, 2012 - 7:34 pm

Karen - Anne – Love it ! and that grand daughter too !! Congrats on a beautiful booth and a lovely little one year old… we cherished our grand children at that age.

Karen

May 24, 2012 - 8:23 pm

Tatkis - Oh my, I love your owls, and Pumpkinville looks fantastic!

Hugs,
Tatyana

May 24, 2012 - 9:21 pm

Lynda - How precious Lily is. I can only imagine how much fun you’re going to have with her visiting for two whole weeks!!

I love all the zoomy action in both quilts – I imagine itsy bitsy mice or chipmunks piloting the pumpkinmobiles all ’round town. So sweet.

May 24, 2012 - 9:42 pm

Ann X - Oh, Pumpkinville looks fantastic! As well as Market! I’m looking for much, much more pictures ! And – if you don’t mind, some of Kansas City as well, please – last time I was there was over 10 years ago.

May 25, 2012 - 12:00 am

Heike - Wow, I like the Pumpkinville. It is so sweet.
Have a lot of fun with your granddaughter.
~~Heike

May 25, 2012 - 7:22 am

Vicky - I can’t wait to see Lily and how much she’s grown! Love the pumpkins! Yep, I’m in!

May 25, 2012 - 7:31 am

Kristy - Oh! Oh! Oh! Are those pumpkin quilts precious! You are so creative. Just when I think you can’t outdo your last creation you do! I love the borders as well as each picture in both quilts. Your owls and other animals are also adorable. Too much cuteness! :-) Glad you are seeing your granddaughter. Enjoy! K-

May 25, 2012 - 10:23 am

Hildy - Your booth looks beautiful! And your new pattern is so cute! Have a wonderful weekend with Lily and your whole family and Happy Birthday to her, Hildy

May 25, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Beth - The booth was so amazing. I was great to see you at market even though we didn’t actually meet.
I must get that owl. And the new BOM.

May 25, 2012 - 7:49 pm

katie - What great pictures! Looks like a party I would like to be invited to!

May 26, 2012 - 7:08 am

Fabric by the mile : All About Applique - […] of excellent blog posts, one by Kathy Mack of Pink Chalk Studio and the other by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill. They’ll each give you a taste of Spring Market in Kansas […]

May 26, 2012 - 6:18 pm

Vickie E - Anne it was wonderful to catch up with you at market. Have a sweet time with that little girl. btw. how are your dogs??

May 27, 2012 - 5:17 pm

Ronda - Anne I know you are both exausted and excited at the same time! I hope you have a wonderful time with your granddaughter! looks like quilt market was a sucess. your new patterns are so cute. I have already placed a order for the mini’s and the owl. love them!!!

May 27, 2012 - 6:35 pm

Mary on Lake Pulaski - Your pumpkin creations are incredible Anne. Have a very special time with Lily – she is adorable.

May 28, 2012 - 10:02 am

Letty - Anne, I just want to say that Pumpkinville is SO darling!!! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate an autumnal theme quilt that isn’t Halloween oriented. I’m sure you’ll have a big success with this fabulous quilt!!!

May 29, 2012 - 6:53 am

Deborah Hays - Ahhhhhhh… have fun with her! There’s nothing like them…. so, so precious! Daniela, from Cozy, enjoyed the show very much as well. She was bushed by the time she got back but said it was such a great show. I’m glad that all of you are back and have had your creative juices rejuvenated! Enjoy, enjoy, Debbie

May 29, 2012 - 8:21 am

mimi'sdarlins - Anne, you posted this the day I left for a five-day road trip with my hubby/kids/grandkids. What fun! But as you said, there’s no place like home. We returned last evening and of course today I’m doing laundry, laundry and more LAUNDRY! I’ll have to catch up on the pics you posted of market, have been so behind in my blogs lately. I LOVE the quilts here, the pumpkin one is so sweet, and that baby quilt w/ all the little mice is just darling….the owls are, too :) You have really been inspired these past months, and as usual, it shows in your work. I imagine you must have stitched up an extra owl and mouse quilt for your darling Lily, too. I know you’re preoccupied now, but perhaps you’ll find time to share a few new pics of her.
Hugs,
:)

June 1, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Brigitte - Hi Anne, glad you had a safe travel home. Funny, but at Sunday evening last QM day all of a sudden everybody was away. We of course were the last who get ready, as always :-) We had a little attention because Martin cut into his thumb and needed the first aid guy who rolled along with his car. But nothing serious – you now: men. I’m sorry I missed you for a goodbye, but please feel hugged anyway. Have a wonderful time with Lily, I guess this event is even more amazing for you than QM.