|Here I am by my quilts!|
Wow. I think I still have a Quilt Market hangover.
First of all, let me just say: Oh. My. Stars. If you ever get the chance to go to Quilt Market, GO! It was quilt world Nirvana for me. Wow. This was my first experience ever going, and it was fun. FUN. And at the same time exhausting and totally overwhelming - and that's just for me, a little old peon in the quilt universe. I can't imagine what it must be like for the real movers and shakers of the quilt world! I don't know when I'll go again, but I sure do hope to get to do it again someday. (It must be like a drug - one taste and you're hooked.)
|The Moda Display|
I took many pictures and have much to share, but need some time to process all the bits and pieces. Truly, it is overwhelming. I can't promise the most inspiring pictures and posts, but I'll at least try to capture the experience. Stay tuned.
I think the craziest part (and my favorite part) was seeing all the people and meeting so many of them. It felt nutty to walk around a corner and go, "Oh look. There's Amy Butler." or Heather Bailey, or Sandy Klop. And they acted like just real, regular people. I was struck by how most people were just nice and real and normal and gracious. The other thing I loved was the fact that I was among people who share my interests - or in other words, they 'get' my weirdness. :) I've been to a couple blogger-meet-up type deals and felt kind of like a dweeb when I explained that my blog is about quilting and sewing. This time I felt like I was sitting smack-dab in the middle of my kind of folks.
Finally - MANY thanks to those to sponsored, supported and attended the Quilt Market Meetup. Wow! I have never even attempted something like this before and I'll admit it was stressful. (read: SCARY. Many's the time I thought about how I'd rather be in my little basement, behind my sewing machine hanging out with Jane Austen.) I lost plenty of sleep over this shindig. (And I nearly had a panic attack when I started pouring buckets of rain and hour and a half before the party.) But the skies cleared just in time and the greatest people showed up and made it so much fun. THANKS to ALL of you. Especially to Calli and Nanette for taking on this endeavor with me and to the SUPER awesome folks who sponsored the event.
More pictures and inspiration to come. And I need to get my Bloggers Quilt Festival post up too. And I need to get my house put back together. Yikes. It's pretty scary around here. My poor kids need some warm weather clothes in their drawers and my kitchen floor is in serious need of a date with a mop. I'm working on that today. Yesterday was about church with the fam, puzzles and play-doh and snuggles on the couch. It was time to just be Mom again.