Monday, May 21, 2012

Quilt Market - Kansas City

Market was amazing, exhausting, rewarding, fulfilling, friendly, overwhelming and filled with into the future with quilting. It is always great to get a glimpse of what is coming to your neighborhood quilt shop in the next few months. You will be excited to see the new fabrics, tools, patterns, books, and gadgets and gizmos all designed to make quilting fun and easy.

I simply didn't have time to take pictures. I launched my new book, Sashings & Settings, the basics and beyond - I picked up 60 yards of fabrics, 3 yards of each sku of my new Charleston 1850 fabric collection,, and boy was it heavy to tote home in my oversize duffle with quilts I used for display. I had a meeting with the Log Cabin Trim Tool people and there is an upcoming announcement about the trim tool you are going to love, and I ate very little of the really awful food at the convention center. Lost 5 lbs, so it was not all bad for me personally. Sorry, I was too, too busy to take any photos as I had to rush home the first night for an important family occasion!

After arriving home at midnight Friday night I got up at 6 AM to drive to Rome GA to attend the Saturday morning graduation of granddaughter #1 from Darlington School. Here she is as a sweet 4 year old and on Saturday singing in the chorus with her sister. The graduate is in a white sundress and her sister is in the purple choir robe. The girls wear traditional white graduation dresses and the boys school blazers and ties for graduation ceremonies. They process in and led by a bagpipe, cross and flags (the school has Methodist connections). It was all very moving and I am very proud and happy.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. You must've been exhausted by the time Sunday arrived. That graduation sounds just awesome to see with all the white dresses and boys dressed properly that way. It would be so wonderful if more schools required their graduates at least wear dress clothes. I'm sure you were so proud. She's a beautiful girl and so is her sister. They look very much alike too.

    Can't wait to hear more about your tool and what great news you have to share. It sounds like you had a great trip to Market though. No worries about pictures. There are hundreds of them all over the different blogs and Fat Quarter Shop as usual took TONS of pictures and posted throughout the entire time they were there. The booths were so pretty. I hope you were able to take a picture though of your area for yourself to have or that someone else took one for you. WOW. That is a lot of fabric. That must be super fun to have that much fabric that YOU created.