Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Adventures at Quilt Market

 Just got home from Houston last night. The whole trip went so fast! We had a wonderful time, and I have to admit,I don't have as many photos as I would like. I didn't wander around market to see other booths as much as I would have liked either. But all in all, it was great fun, we met some great people and made some great connections. We sold patterns and took orders, and I feel totally exhilarated!

 Here is part of one wall of my booth. My Homeport pattern,  in the upper left, was popular yet again! It  is the first pattern that I packaged for sale several years ago, and it is always a winner! I also took Williamsberg Medallion, even tho that focus fabric is long gone. Honor Guard and Cotillion are on the bottom.   

 Here is Joan in another corner of the booth. What a great friend she is! She worked so hard setting things up, working the booth and then taking it all down with me. I couldn't have even attempted this without her support. My Happy Place attracted lots of attention and we sold out of the pattern!

 
Look at this cute picture of Pat Wys from the Silver Thimble! I met her for the first time here at market. One of her quilts was in the same McCall's Quilting magazine as mine. You can see part of her Christmas quilt behind us. It is such an adorable pattern! Check out her block by clicking the link to see more of her booth.  And speaking of McCall's, I had the pleasure of meeting Kathy Hannah and Sherrie Driver, who both work at that magazine and with whom I have emailed several times regarding publication of my quilts, etc. So great to meet them both, and I could kick myself for not taking pictures. I just was not normal at market, whatever normal is.

Tara Lynn Darr came to visit me on the last day of market and brought us Halloween treat bags! She is so adorable and such a sweetheart! I met her at Spring Market and visit her blog and her online shop, Sew Unique Creations! Check it out! Tara didn't have a booth at market, but was going to set up for Quilt Festival, which is right after market, and is a retail show. We got to see the quilts that are set up for display and they are sensational!!! Maybe next time we will do Quilt Festival as well. Did I really just say that? Oh my gosh, we are so exhausted! I can hardly walk today!

All in all, I am happy to report that it was a wonderful experience! I was treated very well and had some awesome people buying in my booth. My first booth at market was a big success in my book. I came home all excited to finish some of my newer projects and the inspiration for others is bubbling over in my brain!





15 comments:

Karen said...

Congratulations on your success! You are on your way.
I don't remember the Homeport pattern. How did I miss that? I like the boats on it.

Janet said...

I'm so glad it was such a success! Congratulations! Your booth looks WONDERFUL!! Your beautiful quilts are gorgeous all together. Your booth looks so warm and inviting. I hope you get rested up soon. :0)

Polly said...

Yeah mom! Your booth looks adorable. I guess you decided to get electricity after all. I wish I could've been there to help you. Thank goodness for Joan.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Congratulations, Marcie! The booth looks fantastic, I just knew it would!! Well done, you, now~ get some much needed rest. :)

sewprimitive karen said...

Hearty congratulations on your premiere appearance at Market! Your booth looks WONDERFUL!

Mama Koch said...

Your booth looks great! Glad it was a success.

Quilt Hollow said...

Congrats on your success! (and welcome home!!)

Michelle said...

Wow...sounds like an amazing time! Your booth looked wonderful. Congrats on all the sales! :)

Libby said...

Sounds wonderful - I just knew you would do well. Thanks for sharing - it feels like a near brush with fame *s*

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wow! Your booth is beautiful! Sounds like a great time for you!

Anonymous said...

Yeah Marcie! I'm so glad that it was a success! Can we sleep yet?
Sandra

Lori said...

Your booth looks awesome!! What a fun time...I'm sure exhausting too:)

Anne said...

Hi Marcie, So glad your first Market was a huge success. I'm bummed that I never got back over to your booth to take pictures but, like you, I had very little time to wander around. I guess that's a good thing and a bad thing. LOL Congrats!

Angie said...

Oh Marcie, luv, I'm soooo glad you had such a good time and such wonderful success with your first Market! You aren't surprised, are you? Your patterns are truly wonderful---just like you! :)

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Hi Marcie!
It was so much fun seeing you and having "speedy" conversations. I know you had a great market and I will be there to cheer you on at future markets. So how about Salt Lake????

I'm so sorry I was stuck in the booth we were crazy busy and I regret not getting out more.

Talk to you soon, Keep those patterns comin!

Pat