Thursday, May 22, 2014

My First Market...Part 2....With A Giveaway!

With Friday here, it mean the Convention Center would be nice and cool and that it would rain all day!! Since set-up was finished, a majority of my job was done, except for checking in for the occasional potty break. 

Someone that I KNEW that I had to meet Tula Pink. She was featuring her new fabric line. She loved my purse- actually both of them as I had a different one each day!! She was super sweet and her brother was super nice!

As I was walking around I glimpsed a convo between two amazing ladies in the industry. Kay Whitt and Amy Butler. I couldn't help but take a non-selfie selfie as I walked by.

As I strolled along, I took some pics of my favorite booths. Hopefully I can remember where each one is from....

These first ones are from Thomas' booth. He covered the walls in come lovely frabrics. 

These were from the Michael Miller booth.

I am absolutely in love with Violet Craft (above) and her paper-pieced wall hanging with the animals! Can't wait for these patterns to be released and her new fabric line is beautiful!!

One of my fabric booths was from my gal pal Sara Lawson. She is know for her bag patterns and she has a line of fabric coming out next month focused around her home city of Chicago. It was all so pretty!!

The Robert Kaufman Booth also had some very pretty things!

 NEED to make this pattern

Yet another pattern I love!



I don't remember where I saw the following quilt but it was at a machine dealer's booth and it was beauteous!!

After a long day of walking and meeting people and walking some more Friday ended on a wonderful note. 

Today's giveaway is from the wonderful people at Swatch Buddies who teamed up with the BadAss Quilters Society to make customized Swatch Buddies. These are great to use when you are needing to keep track of the fabrics you are using or just know what you have where. 
I got to pose for a picture with them too!!

So today you can win this package of Swatch Buddies. All you have to do is leave a comment with your go-to thread brand!! This give-a-way will end Sunday at noon EST.

Have a great day and sew on!!



  1. I don't quilt (yet) but I saw many bags and I use Coats and Clarks thread.

  2. Great market pics!
    I love Aurifil

  3. the market looks like it was alot of fun

  4. Gutterman is my go to thread brand!

    1. You're the winner! Please email me at kimberlywm(at)yahoo(dot)com and put part 2 winner in the title!!

    2. Email me your address I should have said!!