Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Quilt Market recap.

First things first, the winner of Kimberly's new book - Modern Quilts & More is Miss Lori.  Congratulations!  Please email me your address at judi (at) greenfairyquilts (dot) com and we will get that book sent out to you as soon as possible.
I love living in the desert.
Okay, so the last few months have been full of deadlines and traveling.  I never imagined that I would be traveling as much as I have been this last spring.  It has been exhausting, but well worth it.  Clint and I have worked together to make this traveling thing work for our family. But, I am so excited that this drive to the airport was my last time for the next three months.
Clint plans all my trips and makes sure I am comfortable.  I really like my new red Tom's too. 

 I had a bit of a layover in Denver on my way to Pittsburgh, so I had time to enjoy the beautiful skies.  I also started reading The Book Thief - love it so far. 

It was fun to watch my luggage get on the plane.  Bringing 7 quilts for Schoolhouse was a little nerve wracking because I didn't want anything to happen to my quilts. 

I was first to go on Thursday's Schoolhouse event and that was fun.  

I was a little nervous, but then when my quilts are pulled out - it becomes easy to talk about them. 

Best part of Market is meeting up with friends.  Linda Poole is a wonderful lady and I am happy to have been able to spend some time with her. We are just a little crazy together. ;-) 

I ran into Sherri a couple of times and she is always so sweet.  Love her.  So nice to meet her husband too!  He was good enough to take our picture. 

Dinner with Elaine from AQS is always fun.  We always have a funny story to tell after dinner together, ask me about it sometime.  ;-)

So, on Friday I was able to spend time with my sis-in-law and kids. It was so great.  I haven't seen them in almost a year and it was the perfect way to spend my time in Pittsburgh. 

The city is really beautiful, I was only able to get a couple of pictures from the car, but it really is beautiful.  Not what I'm used to living in the desert!

Jenny is a wonderful friend and I was lucky enough to get to know her this trip.  We have been friends over phone and email, but to actually spend time with her was so great. 

So the above photo was supposed to be my last, but on Saturday morning when I was at the airport I found out that my flight to Denver was delayed and since there is only one flight from Denver to St. George a day - I would have been stranded at the airport in Denver for 22 hours.  So, I opted to stay one more day and it turned out to be a wonderful day.  

I had a wonderful time talking with Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish.  She is super talented (she designs fabric for Riley Blake Designs) and really nice.  We met way back when, so it was great catching up with her. 

Amy Ellis and April Rosenthal are so fun.  It was so fun to see their brand new fabric collections as new designers for Moda.  We will be carrying their fabrics, Modern Neutrals and Best. Day. Ever. 

Another fun part of being at Market an extra day was that I found one of the quilts I quilted almost five years ago.  It was hanging out in the Superior Threads booth and I still think it looks fabulous.
Another shot of Jenny and her sister Sharilyn, I wish I would have gotten Helen in this picture as well.  I love these ladies and it was so fun to see them work together and see what a great thing they have going with their QCRuler and patterns which we now have on our site. I would make all of their designs if I could create more time for myself.

Me, Helen, Eleanor Burns - woohoo! Jenny, and Sharilyn. 
So ya, I told Eleanor Burns that one of my first quilts was her strip pieced Irish Chain - wow, she is a wonderful woman.  She was so sweet, seriously.  

It was so fun talking with Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies. She is so talented and so nice. 

Me hanging out with Richard in the AQS publishing booth. I totally made him sit there with me until my book came up on the TV behind me - I am such a nerd.

 I had a wonderful time at Quilt Market, but I was so excited to get home.  The beautiful morning sun was a welcome site as I traveled to the airport. 

And nothing brings me more happiness than these little people greeting me at the airport.  I can't wait to spend the whole summer with them. Yay! School is out this week for the summer! 


Juliet said...

I've just today booked myself into two of your classes at the Australian Machine Quilters Festival in October. I'm already excited!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

have a fun summer, looks like you had a good trip

Auntie Pami said...

Way to go Clint! So glad you had fun at msrket.

Diane E W said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip and you seem to be relaxing a bit, not as nervous. Like your red shoes too.

Helen L said...

I read through and enjoyed your last two posts! So fun!! We were in St George a few weeks ago, (I dragged my hubby there after being there in Jan for the Quilt St George quilt retreat-I fell in love with the amazing scenery!!!) Wish I could have been at HMQS to see one of your lectures or trunk show, but after being to Las Vegas 3 times in 3 months (a 600 mile one way trip from my home!) I couldn't justify going on another long trip! I'm so glad you had successful and wonderful trips, getting to see friends and family, and I'm especially glad you made it home safely in that snow storm!!! I've been in one like that coming from Wendover to SLC, and I know what you mean about not seeing for the longest moments in your life when a truck passes you (WHAT was he thinking!!) And that Carrie Underwood song wasn't out at that time, so I had nothing to sing to myself when I was "snowblinded" ;-) Have a wonderful week, and thanks for sharing your posts and pictures of your adventures with us!!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

weedabble said...

Judi...you are so sweet...always so kind about everyone...and my all time favourite quilter...I always challenge myself to be better because I admire your quilting style and work so much!!
Perfection!!! i have been practising your feather swirl, and I am finally coming up with a copy I can live with...for now...wink wink!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I love Linda Poole too...and Lady Eleanor (Burns)...both amazing women. Isn't it interesting what wonderful women draw wonderful women into their lives? Guess that just plain and simply makes you WONDERFUL! But I already knew that...giggles :)


Barb said...

So fun to hear about your experiences traveling and market and is always great to see your work.

sherilyn mortensen said...

Awesome Judi! I had so much fun getting to know you! It's like we've known you forever. You fit right in with us crazy girls! :). I miss you! We need to hang out again! :D

Patti said...

Quilt Market is so much fun. And it's artists like you that make it that way. I was rather star struck the first time I went. Enjoy your summer and your kidlets!

Arlynda Lea Beuterbaugh said...

"Green Fairy Quilts" has been included in my Arlynda Lea's Sites to See #1. I hope this helps to call attention to your efforts.


Miss Lori said...

Thankyou!!! I will be anxiously awaiting the book in the mail,,,

Have a wonderful Summer!! enjoy your family,,,