Spring Quilt Market 2012

I just returned from International Quilt Market – the fabric industry’s spring trade show. This was my second opportunity to attend Market (last year was my first in my home town, Salt Lake City.) This year it was held in Kansas City.  (Half the weekend I had the song, “Everything’s Up To Date in Kansas City” running through my head. Name that musical!)
It was a weekend full of seeing lots gorgeous eye candy as well as talented, inspiring people. I woke up at an unearthly hour to fly home this morning, so I’m going to share my pictures and insights later this week when I’ve got my brain back to a coherent state. But come back tomorrow – I’m going to have a Market Loot Giveaway for SMS Giveaway Day!

Comments

  1. says

    Welcome home and thanks for sharing a bit of your time in KC! Looking forward to hearing all about it and all the new fabrics coming our way!

  2. says

    Oklahoma! And as far as quilting is concerned, everything is up to date in Kansas City. Can't wait to hear more about market!

  3. says

    Can you explain what Sample Spree is? I've heard a lot of talk about it, but being new to the quilting community I don't quite understand. Is it open to the public?

    • says

      That is a great question – I wondered the same thing for years until I saw it first hand. It's basically a market where the various vendors (fabric companies, patters publishers, notions, etc.) sell their wares to the retailers at wholesale prices. You have to be a credentialed Market attendee to go, but a separate ticket is required. And the line is CRAZY long. I think people start getting

  4. says

    oooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOK- lahoma… It's my dream to go to quilt market… someday. Might not be good for my wallet, though, to see all those fabrics in person. "I'm just a girl who can't say no." ;)

  5. says

    Lucky you! I wish I could have been there. Infact, I had planned on it until wedding plans were made for June 1st in New Zealand. I'm excited to see pictures and hear of your adventures.

  6. says

    I went to quilt market for the first time last year also. Had so much fun, and spent way too much money. Loved seeing your pictures

  7. says

    I am soooo jealous of all the ladies that are able to go to Quilt Market. Someday I hope to go. Maybe I should add that to my bucket list, LOL!!! It looks like soooo much fun!!!<br />Bridgidk@verizon.net

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