Friday, November 2, 2012

To Market, To Market and Back again

After a whirlwind visit to my first market, I have returned full of wonderful memories and inspiration. I met the most delightful people, had little sleep and revelled in all the gorgeous new fabrics ready to hit the streets.

Still very exhausted, I thought I would share with you a collection of photos. I am not the best photographer, especially using and iPhone/ipad and bad lighting.

Tula Pink
Linda Lum DeBono
Bari J display at the Art Gallery Fabrics booth 
Pat Bravo, Jenn, Bari j, Sarah
Kelly with her AG winnings

Kate Spain 
Sarah and Santa 
AMH Booth 
AMH Field Study 
Parson Gray (David Butler) with new collection - Seven Wonders
Tula Pink Anchor - Sea Salt

Me and My Sister 
Aneela Hoey 
Moda Glamping Display 
Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr
Cluck Cluck Sew 

Melissa Corry and mum from Happy Quilting 
Bari, Cara and Julie 
Jessica and Angela
Sew Kind of Wonderful
Signed copy of Melody's new book 
Sarah and Jocelyn from Fatquartershop  
Pat Bravo
Minick and Simpson 
A very tired Sarah Watson amongst her new collection - Luxe in Bloom 
The iSewAcademy girls
Lynette Andersen 
Michael Miller Booth
Heather (Fiberosity) and Suzy (Szyhomemaker)
Emily Herrick 
Valori Wells 
Anne Sutton Bunny Hill Designs 
Deb Strain
Melody Miller  
Jemellia hiding behind our very colourful cocktails
Jona (Fabritopia) and Susanne (Craftsy)
Bari J and Suzy
One of the many highlights of the market was getting to meet Pat Sloan. Stay tuned because you may hear a familiar Aussie voice on her radio show soon.

Pat Sloan (Squeeee!) 
Alex Veronelli (Mr Aurifil) 
It was wonderful meeting the other contributors to the Sweet Celebration book and participating in the book signings and schoolhouse presentation. 

Left- April, Natalia,Angela,Aneela, Stephanie,Sherri,Mary,me and Melissa
signing the Sweet Celebrations book
Comma by Zen Chic for Moda 
Thomas Knauer in a skirt 
Cara Wilson (Talknt) and Susanne Woods (Craftsy)
I had a brief chance to wander through the international quilt exhibition. Wow, breathtaking!

I will be definitely booking for 2013! Can't wait to see all the lovely and talented people again that make up one of the most enjoyable industries in the world.


  1. A wonderful post--you got a lot of wonderful photos! It was so very nice to meet you!

  2. Great pictures. Looks like you had a great time.

  3. Wow! how amazing meeting all those gorgeous crafty folk. Gald you had a wonderful time. Hope jetlag is not being too unkind to you. Jacinta

  4. Quilt market must be the most amazing place to visit. Thanks for sharing some of it with us.

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful time! I am only a little green LOL

  6. Great pictures, great memories. It was a wonderful time! Very nice to meet you. Glad to see you got home safely.

  7. Great round-up Jane! Such a lot of quilting celebrities you got to meet :) It sounds like a wonderfully inspiring visit. I hope to make it there one day. Xxx

  8. Haha, I feel like that's what the Quilt Show was to me. Every day that I ditched the booth and ran through the show, but didn't really soak up that much. Next year, an extra day to actually look at everything! Great wrapup. I might have to steal the picture of me asleep...


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