Monday, May 20, 2013
My Kind of Market
For the past three days I have walked, talked and shopped almost non-stop. I was able to attend the 2013 Spring International Quilt Market in Portland OR. I even met one of my favorite art quilters (Gloria Loughman) and managed to wiggle my in to a sold out class of hers (thank you to the person who did not show up that morning!)
Gloria's work is beautiful and she is a joy as well. Her new book Radiant Landscapes is selling like crazy at our shop (perhaps helped along by my crazed look as I hold the book out to customers saying "have you SEEN this?"
I'm looking forward to teaching a class from her book at the end of this month, and now I'll even have some further tips and tricks from Gloria herself to share.
I met a lot of wonderful people while wandering the aisles at market, and saw some new fun products that I've purchases and will be sure to write about as I explore with them.
My final picture is from Saturday night. E.E. Schenk hosted a party at their wearhouse--complete with music, food, wine and the opportunity to wander (and shop of course) from their massive facility. If you can, imagine placing a couple of Costco buildings together and filling it full of notions, books, patterns, fabric, thread, trimmings.....you get the idea.
What an experience!