Monday, November 5, 2012

Market Recap

I think I needed last week to absorb the whole market experience but I finally have a Market Recap for you. Let me tell you Market is intense! I had so much fun and was going non-stop, except when I'd sit down to eat or have a coffee break. What is Quilt Market? It is a fabric trade show, stores are there to see the new fabric lines and place orders. There are also booths dedicated to thread (my fav Aurifil among them), patterns, and all other kinds of accessories for sewing. I went with Owl and Drum, my friend's new store in my hometown Tulsa, OK. If you're not near Tulsa they also have an etsy shop you should definitely check it out. I know Bianca has a lot of good fabric coming in from Market including some of the new colors of Pearl Bracelet! 
Top: Kathy Miller of Michael Miller fabrics talking about color, quilt by fellow Portlander Anne Woodman.  Me in moustache at Riley Blake Schoolhouse , Bari J's Schoolhouse for her new 1920 Splendor line. Portlander Kristin Link (Sew Mama Sew) and below Crissy Roth of Fabric Shop Network. Tula Pink Quilt  and Jenean Morrison Quilt.
I did take so many more photos and I'm even in some of them. I've made some mosaics for you and you can find the photos on my flickr page.
Top: Opening reception. Crazy lines for Shopping Spree which I didn't even participate in (what was I thinking?) Jacey and I, Lizzy House and I, her new line is beautiful!

Top Left:Tula Pink I love her new Saltwater line, Echino!, Carolyn Friedlander Architextures which I loved, Anna Maria Horner Booth, Zen Chic by Moda, Jen's Quilt in Melody Miller Booth, Amy Butler Booth, Charlie Harper quilt patterns, and Melody herself I loved her booth!
What can I say there were so many inspiring booths! 
Top Left: Carolyn Friedlander and I in her wonderful booth, Michael Miller Booth so colorful, Banner in MM booth by Portland Guild Member, Aurifil, Anna Maria Horner detail, more Michael Miller, Me, Thomas Knauer and I,  sorry I cut your gams off a little Thomas!

I was also at market to show my fabric designs to companies which explains my lack of blogging over the past month. It was exciting, scary, and I hope the start of a new path. I had 4 meetings and had great feedback we'll see what happens next but I am so hopeful. I wanted to thank everyone there who was so supportive of me. From friends Suzy, Bianca, Heather, Jacy, Lisa Anne, Kristin, and Bari. To teachers and designers Lizzy House, Angela Walters, Amanda Herring, Thomas Knauer, and Joel Dewberry everyone has been amazing! Also my friends in Portland Violet, Heather, Susan, Jen T., and those Yams!
I am excited to be home for awhile and get back to sewing and designing! 


Jacey said...

I'm really excited for you, Petra! And it was so wonderful to see you! I wish we'd gotten more time together, but it really is such a whirlwind of an event! Keep me updated on your progress!!

arajane said...

oh, that looks like so much fun! and i love the photo of you and jacey... two of my favorite ladies in one photo. fun! can't wait to hear more about your fabric line... hoping it gets picked up. that would be awesome!

Valerie said...

Wow, Petra! How exciting! I think designing is such a great fit for you-would love to see your designs!

Owl and Drum said...

So much fun! I cannot wait for all of the new fabric designs to come trickling in.

carabou said...

Petra, I'm so excited for you!!

Pétra said...

Thank you Cara, I'm missing you! Will you be in Portland anytime soon?