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Give-away goodies + Quilt Market + I ♥ Minneapolis

June 7th, 2010

For dessert.  Not until after this post is finished.
Holiday Happy by me

Now boarding, Alaska flight 38
Good-bye Seattle. Hello Minneapolis.
Waiting for me below… AlmostUtopia. If only MN had an ocean - it’d truly be Utopia.  What a beautiful state filled with beautiful people.  Beautiful, friendly, nice people.  Minnesota Nice people.
Spring Quilt Market 2010 Minneapolis, MN
I was just getting over a cold, and then I got hammered with it while in MN (I blame my flight) - so I’m missing lots of bits and pieces of market.  Missing photos, missing people who I wanted to see but didn’t/couldn’t.  An abbreviated, prescription drug induced snapshot of my trip to Market.  I could not have made it through Market without my Nurse Nightingale when I was so sick, and my interpreter when I lost my voice - Pam.  And to my roomie Karen - you took such great care of me and made me feel so loved and cared for.  Thank you Pam & Karen - from the top, bottom, sides and middle of my heart!!!!!

Twilight on Crack Hotel
Or to someone who’s hip, young, trendy, cool and likes sleeping in a black box and showering with a wall of window to the bedroom - and showering with essentially a shiny garden hose for a shower head, (or has a really cool suite like The Pioneer Woman did)… then you must give The W Hotel in Minneapolis a go.  Bottom right) ME: Hey Karen, what’s the weather like today?  KAREN:  Sunny with a chance of brick.  Spring Quilt Market 2010 Minneapolis, MN

Sample Spree
1)  Showin’ off her bling - cuter than cute Lizzy.
2)  For YEARS we’ve been blog/flickr pals… I FINALLY get to meet The Adorable One - That silly lil Doe.
3)  Funny-girl Kathy of Teacher’s Pet.  Are those boxes for meeeeeeeee?!
4)  Another one of my blog/flickr pals… me and Miss Minnesota Nice Mary of Mary on Lake Pulaski fame.  Mary was as nice as I imagined her to be + 1000 times more.
5)  Cara - we met over having some words. Words with Friends, that is! Cara’s first time as an exhibitor. Yay Cara!
6)  All around sweethearts and Sample Spree queue entertainers…  Jennifer, Kaye, Stefanie, Doe & Cara. Are Stefanie and Doe just not too cute?! If I were Paula Abdul I’d want to squish them/squeeze their heads off and dangle them from my rear-view mirror. But I’m not Paula - so I’d like me a set of Stephanie & Doe salt and pepper shakers. Or S & D bobble heads.
7)  No photos, I only heard rumors… that Carrie saved the day for Vickie at the Lecien table and snagged her the last bundle of Holiday Happy for her.  Carrie is not just a rockstar and Schnibble Queen… but she’s my hero too!
Spring Quilt Market 2010 Minneapolis, MN

Karen, Pam and Flat Nat - amazing breakfasts at the Key’s Bar & Grill at the Foshey.  Amazing Gin Fizzes and finger lickin’ ooie gooie make-you-weep pecan rolls.
Spring Quilt Market 2010 Minneapolis, MN

Brit’s Pub… on EVERYBODY’S list to eat at. Pam and I are able to snag a table in the much coveted shade at Brit’s Pub. Outdoor eateries in Minneapolis are plentiful and wonderful.  A foodie’s paradise.
Spring Quilt Market 2010 Minneapolis, MN

Cake Party!
Mother/daughter dynamic dynamo - Cherri & Lizzy’s Cake Party to celebrate Cherri’s breathtaking new book City Quilts and Lizzy’s adorable newest fabric line Castle Peeps from Andover.
1)  Yes, I’d love a piece of that one, Lizzy.
2)  Melissa’s friend Unicorn tries to french kiss Flat Nat… and Jana (aka Carol) behind her does nothing to stop it.
3)  Scott brought me an RX all the way from Seattle.  I heard whisperings that he brought a bag for Patty, too.
4)  Who’s this?  OIC… it’s Caroline of jcaroline.
5)  The cool kids table - smile and say “Glee!” -Beth, Melissa, John and Scott.
Spring Quilt Market 2010 Minneapolis, MN

Eat, again? Ok!
L to R:
1) Me with Flat Nat toss ala Mary Tyler Moore.  It’s Minneapolis.  It’s the law.
2) Pam, Cyndi and I have the best salads for dinner at the News Room.  And lucky Cyndi gets carded for beer.  I got offered the senior menu.
3) On Radio KPKM I said I was going to be Pam’s weather girl.  So here it is.  Minneapolis was hot.  Not unbearable hot… but hot enough to want to traipse in the fountain.
Spring Quilt Market 2010 Minneapolis, MN

Maybe just a nibble for now?
Nope. Not yet.
Holiday Happy by me

Goodness in the Lecien booth - Flower Sugar II, my Holiday Happy (pinch me) and Brenda’s beautiful Durham “Anew“.
In the line-up… aaaaah-dorable sweet Kate, me (apparently I either forgot to do a mirror check - or - my goal for the day was to look like a gaucho from Fogo de Chão.  Steaks anyone?), Brenda, Pam and Nireko.

Karen, Pam, Elizabeth, Keiko, Brenda, Meg, Jennifer, Nireko and Tracy made some of the most AMAZING samples for the Lecien booth - check out their blogs and see what they made - the booth was oozing in cuteness thanks to them.  (I hope I didn’t leave anyone out!!! Please let me know if I did).  Cover your keyboard with a drool towel.   Spring Quilt Market 2010 Minneapolis, MN

Izzy & Ivy
Oh. My. Gosh. I love Team Izzy & Ivy!  I called my mom and asked if I could keep them.  She said no.   Too cute for words… so they get four pics. L to R: Jana, Shasta and Jenny.  My new BFF’s + medical team + everything.  By far the coolest, hippest (I bet they would like the W), funnest, darlingest peeps at Market.  I can’t wait for SLC next year.  I think Team Izzy & Ivy is going to turn Utah upside down and back up again.  As if they haven’t already.Spring Quilt Market 2010 Minneapolis, MN

Vegemite not included
The Roo Crew from Down Under!
1)  Lynette from Lynette Anderson Designs.  Not just a friend, but a twitter and Word with Friends pal.  It was so wonderful to finally meet her.  And she’s so lovely and fun - as I knew she would be!
2)  Anni from Hatched and Ptched.  Lynette intoduced me to her - and like every Aussie I’ve ever met… so friendly and nice.  Australia… the Minnesota of the southern hemisphere.   Aussie Nice.
3)  Kellie and crew from Don’t Look Now!  Who is that pulling a Wilson behind that pillow?!  Hey, it’s my lovely sister-wife Anna!  Well if Anna is in Minnesota, and I’m in Minnesota… then it must be sister-wife Sarah’s turn to be with hubby.
4) Aussie, Aussie, Aussie… oi, oi, oi - wish you were there Natalie Lymer (aka Flat Nat’s mum), Rosalie and Natalie Ross too!
Spring Quilt Market 2010 Minneapolis, MN

Don’t look now…
But there’s a constant, HUGE crowd at the Don’t Look Now booth.  No suprise - jaw dropping gorgeous, happy and unique.  You can’t help but smile when you see the amazing quilts of DLN.   Even the rockstars come to see DLN.  I’m sooooo in awe of the masterpieces cranked out by Kellie.  Awe.   If Don’t Look Now comes to a show near you… RUN, not walk to it. Spring Quilt Market 2010 Minneapolis, MN

From the Land of Tall Trees
My Oregon, Washington & Montana friends. Clockwise:
1)  My sweet friend Mo of Lime Gardenias.  Just over the hill from me -  why we’re practically neighbors.  If we were crows.  And we flew.  Mo’s big debut of her gorgeous Party Dress line with Blue Hill Fabrics.  I sure wish Mo could have been at Market!!
2)  Also in Mo’s neighborhood is Michelle from Busy Bee Quilt Designs.  Michelle was MIA while I was at her booth, but luckily I caught her mom Birdie.  I’ve been lucky enough to sew with Michelle and Birdie.  Well… they sewed… and I  danced with my chair.
3)  Just up the river (the Columbia) in SE Washington is Crabapple Hill.  I love Crabapple Hill and have made countless embroideries using CH patterns.  I even won a blue ribbon on my quilt with the Crabapple embroidery on it.  I finally got to meet Meg… the genious behind CH and fellow COSMO floss user!
4)  Sandi, Sandi, Sandi… my dear and amazing friend and my milk buddy for life.  Or as Sandi calls me… her milk soul mate.  Yea… we both love milk THAT much.  I have photos of Sandi… but saving them for my [future] Iowa post.   Oh, and DYING over Sandi’s chairs.  Montana monschmana… those chairs look like they’d much rather go to Oregon.
5)  The Anne’s!   L to R, Anne B. of Cottons n’ Wool and Anne S. of Bunny Hill.  I’m *related* to The Anne’s by both our Oregon and Walnut Creek connections.   And because I’m Super Fan #1.  I’m so excited for Anne S. - who has joined the Moda family - and joined in a big way with the debut of her oh so yummy Lily & Will.   YEAY Anne!  I heart The Anne’s soooo much!  If you’re counting… I typed “Anne” seven times.   Eight.
6) My pal, my sistah-friend, my neighbor, my lunch buddy, my roomie, my travel pal, my personal shopper… Karen is like having a dozen friends all lovingly wrapped into one awesome friend. Karen’s latest beautiful line Dear Dorothy debuted at the Timeless Treasure. And just look at the sample in her fabric… it’s an Izzy & Ivy pattern!
7) My oldest and bestess and dearest and funnest friends Leslie. We were neighbors at one time - like only a block from each other neighbors.  We were inseparable, from sun -up to sun-down… until she moved back to Michigan.  There were rumors we wanted to start our own commune - but instead - Leslie’s mom opened up Hearts to Holly quilt shop.  Leslie is the person responsible for putting a rotary cutter back in my hand somewhere around 1999.   When Leslie and I do get to see each other, there’s a photo we take to show her kids that Leslie is growing taller and I am shrinking.  If anyone saw me bawling at the MCC… it’s because I had to say good-bye (again @#$!) to Leslie.
Spring Quilt Market 2010 Minneapolis, MN

Mi amore, those who I adore
1) Clockwise: Elizabeth “MacGruber” Stumbo (my BFF, my mug-arita buddy and super stylist for all things APQ/Quilt Sampler/Q&M), Jill Abelo Mead (my Quilts & More editor and my cheerleader and she’s got a sassy new hair-do!), Karen, Linzee (freelancer to the House of Meredith - she’s like me… but she quilts with letters and writes beautiful profiles in American Patchwork & Quilting and Quilts & More), Pam and me.
2) Sherri of Sherri Falls of This & That fame. Pam (who knows EVERYBODY) introduced us - we would soon be going to Iowa together, so Pam and Roseann both thought I should meet her right away - not to waste ONE MINUTE of not knowing her. To say I adore Sherri is an understatement. More on Sherri in a future post.
3) Bonnie and Camillie - another amazing and adorable mother/daughter dynamic dynamo! A. Dor. Able.
Spring Quilt Market 2010 Minneapolis, MN

I spy - some happy for my eyes
1)  I love Riley Blake.  Love them!
2)  Pillow & Maxfield.  Loved their booth, loved them.
3)   Cara’s first time as an exhibitor. Yay Cara!
4)  Lakehouse Dry Goods… I love all things Lakehouse.   Every market I tell Holly I want to move into her booth.  One day I will be sucessful.
5)  Hemma Design… a Swedish inspried company from Minnesota.  Really caught my eye (and Karen’s too).  Love the simple happy look of Kathy’s [Kathy on right, Mary on the left] that’s oh so Swedish.
6)  Last but not least… check out the delicious yummies fo dear sweet wonderful Nanette of Freda’s Hive fame made for the RJR booth.  Darling!   The only thing better than seeing Nanette’s yummies… would have been to have had Nanette there with them!
Spring Quilt Market 2010 Minneapolis, MN

Checking out… Checking in
Good-bye Minneapolis (and the crazy Twilight on Crack hotel)… Hello Des Moines (and your beautiful vintage hotels filled with light and brightness).   Lots to show.  Lots to tell.  I’m still on a Cinderella high - I’ll be blogging my Iowa trip after I rest up.
Respite from Twilight on Crack (aka the W hotel in Minneapolis)

Now it’s time for dessert
Fresh from the oven… a little Holiday Happy to go around. I was going to do a give-away with 2 fat quarter bundles of my Holiday Happy - but one of the fat quarter bundles had unprotected sex and gave birth to 4 little fat quartlettes (9″ x 10½” cuts).  So 5 winners instead of 2.  One comment per person - no fuss no muss… just leave a comment by noon PST on 6/14/10.  I’ll have random.org pick the winners. EDITED IN: Contest is now over - anything past comment #506 is too late (sorry). Winners to be announced shortly.
Holiday Happy by me

I still need to add who I wanted to see but couldn’t make it… and who was there but somehow missed them… and who I saw but didn’t get a picture of  (need to draw my pics) - but It took me 3 days to finish this post/edit the photos - so I’ll write a part two-er to this.  I really should double check for typos and make sure all the links are correct…. I’m taking a nap.

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509 Responses

  1. The fabulous Sally Keathley allegedly said:

    Rest up so those creative juices can flow freely again. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  2. The fabulous janet allegedly said:

    Holiday Happy makes me happy!!!

  3. The fabulous sandi allegedly said:

    Looks like a lovely time. I would love to get my hands on some of those fat quarters. :) :)

  4. The fabulous Berrie Hamby allegedly said:

    Ooooh! I am sooo in love with your fabrics. Lecien is my favorite fabric company. You 2 are a great combo. Definitely making doll quilts and clothing with the fabrics. Yea!

  5. The fabulous Nichole allegedly said:

    You are HILARIOUS! Best QM post yet :)

  6. The fabulous Mary Andra Holmes allegedly said:

    It was worth the three days of posting/editing for us. Great Market recap. Thank you for sharing.

  7. The fabulous eileensideways allegedly said:

    best quiltmarket post yet. how lucky are you to have been there and meet the people who inspire me.

  8. The fabulous Marci Girl allegedly said:

    I loved this post and seeing all the photos from quilt market! Wishing I had been able to go!

  9. The fabulous Pari allegedly said:

    Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to get my hands on some Holiday Happy!

  10. The fabulous dawn allegedly said:

    What a wonderful time you had!!! Love all your pictures..thanks for sharing. When will your fabric hit the stores?????I can’t wait.

  11. The fabulous IzzynIvyJana allegedly said:

    To My Dearest Zombie!
    This was, in fact, the most fantastic Quilt Mzrket post I’ve ever read in my life (and my opinion has nothing to do with the fact that we have a 4 picture spread)!
    You make me laugh, and I’m going to have to read this post again and again to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
    I have already told you of my deepest love of Gnome-a-claus. If one of these stacks were to come to my house to live I would take it out to dinner, and give it it’s very own room.
    I love you Zombie-babe!

  12. The fabulous Kirsten allegedly said:

    I love seeing everyone’s market posts. Looks like such a fun time!

  13. The fabulous Candi allegedly said:

    That was the best Quilt Market post that I’ve read yet. So many great pictures of food, fabric and people. It looks like you had a great time!

  14. The fabulous Kelly Ann allegedly said:

    Brits Pub was awesome and so was Hell’s Kitchen…lots of good places to choice from at this Spring Market..

  15. The fabulous jennifer allegedly said:

    yes please! i’m buying it no matter what. i love christmas quilts, and i see this one in my future!

  16. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Thank you for the pictures from quilt market. It’s so nice to see all those wonderful booths and quilts. I love your new line and am thinking up projects as I type this!

  17. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    OMG…what a great post on market.. would love to be sitting outside right now having a nice drink in one of those sidewalk cafe’s….

    Thanks for a chance to win …

  18. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    Ohmygosh what a wonderful post. I love how you organized your photos. I love that you were there and I was there with you. And that I met your people & and you met my people. And now we’re all people together. I ♥ u. xo

  19. The fabulous Stacey allegedly said:

    love those colors!!! love your pics from market also, looks like you had a lot of fun

  20. The fabulous Marilyn allegedly said:

    I agree - fabulous post about Market. Makes me feel partly like I was there and partly like I wish I had been. So thats cool.
    Love, love, love the fabrics.

  21. The fabulous Deb allegedly said:

    Ohhh, I loved this post, seeing all the great photo’s of market. Thanks ;-)
    Those fat quarter bundles are the perfect colors, I luv them.

  22. The fabulous Cherri House allegedly said:

    Am I allowed to leave a comment, and plead for some of your cuter than cute fabric? If so, I just did…if not just disregard this groveling of mine.


  23. The fabulous Belinda Gelhausen allegedly said:

    What a wonderful early Christmas present it would be to win one of those!

  24. The fabulous Jennifer Singer allegedly said:

    Lovely recap!

  25. The fabulous ~Michelle~ allegedly said:

    Oh Ms. Zombie, you slay me sometimes! I never thought FQs were so promiscuous! I would love to win a bundle, even an illegitimate child bundle of your lovely fabrics!

  26. The fabulous Kristin allegedly said:

    Thank you for sharing all of that market fun! Someday I hope to experience all that quilting goodness. Still laughing about the Twilight on crack hotel….

  27. The fabulous Byneedleandthread allegedly said:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time!! I’d love a chance to win some of your awesome fabrics!!

  28. The fabulous Jody allegedly said:

    I have been lusting after your fabric since the first time I saw it on your site! LOVE IT!!!!
    It is first on my “fabric I HAVE to have” list. Did I mention I LOVE it. LOL

  29. The fabulous Kate allegedly said:

    Looks like you got pretty good coverage of market to me! Your fabrics are gorgeous, would love the chance to win some :-)

  30. The fabulous Caroline allegedly said:

    Hmm, i’m not above grovelling. I am eagerly anticipating this fabrics arrival. Ok well, even if i don’t win, i’m still going to procure some ‘cuz it’s so awesome. Great market round up! :)

  31. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    What a terrific post, so nice to see all those smiling people surrounded by yummy goods (both the food and fabric varieties)! Thanks for helping the Market-less share the cheer.

  32. The fabulous Annette allegedly said:

    With all the news reports and pictures, I feel like I’ve been to quilt market myself. Even though I never left home. I LOVE your fabric. Gorgeous!!

  33. The fabulous tammy allegedly said:

    as an ex-minneapolis girl, i have to thank you for the pics of my old stomping grounds - it made me homesick and happy at the same time!

  34. The fabulous Dianne allegedly said:

    You are so funny…not so much gaucho cute…as you are Holiday Happy cute ;) Love the new fabric. Maybe Bunny Hill Ann can come up with a cool new quilt so that you can have a 2nd fire quilt with your own fabric? Hmmm… Congrats again on the new line :)

  35. The fabulous Pinky allegedly said:

    OOOO! Yes please!! those santa gnomes are just the CUTEST!!! I got a real feel for the market from this post too - a little crazy, and WAY too much fun!

  36. The fabulous Keiko allegedly said:

    Thank you so much for the very nice & organized post about market! It’s like a precious photo album of all the fun stuff. There were so much information and too many to write about. You did all the work for me. It was my third market to visit and I had a great time there. I hope to meet you again sometime soon!

  37. The fabulous Lauree Myler allegedly said:

    ohhh man. just found out that market is in salt lake city next year… wouldn’t you know that i would be moving the year it comes to my state. i shall be coming for a visit then. thanks for the great photos… and for your SUPER fantastic new line. i will get me some of that amazing fabric. oh and thanks for a chance to get some now!

  38. The fabulous Natalie VV allegedly said:

    How. did. you. do. this?
    I link. I share. It’s a lot of work… a labor of LOVE, but girl you rocked the link love! Shows what a big and fun-loving heart you have.
    I love your Cinderella high! Energy is buzzing right off my monitor.
    And, true: I am a bit green with envy… I could do some Mpls time, and I would love to browse the Market aisles, rub elbows, and what would I do after seeing all those inspiring quilts and fabrics?! Probably pass out from the thrill. Thank you for sharing, and I think I will find enough links and new blogs to love to last me until next year!
    Crossing my fingers and toes until June 14th.

  39. The fabulous Balinda allegedly said:

    I love your fabric. I have asked for the notification as soon as they get it at the Fat Quarter shop. I can’t wait to start playing with it.

  40. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    Loved the post! In love with your fabric!

  41. The fabulous Jamie allegedly said:

    Bummer about getting sick at Market! So happy to see your fabrics!

  42. The fabulous Patty allegedly said:

    Wow, yummy food, good company, & fabric. Sounds like heaven. And I always wondered what my fabric was doing alone in the dark cos it seemed to multiply. Guess now I know it really does.

  43. The fabulous Peggy allegedly said:

    What a very happy fabric line. One could do so many things with these fabrics. Hope to see them soon.

  44. The fabulous katie r allegedly said:

    glad you are feeling better! Thanks for sharing the wealth! :)

  45. The fabulous marcella allegedly said:

    Your Holiday Happy fabric makes me happy to look at it. It is so darn cheerful and cute. Thanks for the great market post - how did you manage all of that while being sick? Amazing.

  46. The fabulous Barbara allegedly said:

    Absolutely the best market thread ever - and I would be proud to give one of those wee quartlettes a good home - I would nurture it and love it !

  47. The fabulous Tina in Boston allegedly said:

    Wow! The best Market recap I’ve seen! Thanks!!

  48. The fabulous badlandsquilts allegedly said:

    Glad you had a good time despite being a bit under the weather… Of course I would LOVE to make something wonderful with your fabric!

  49. The fabulous Pauline F allegedly said:

    Fabulous QM blog. QM must have been a blast. Sooooo much fun.
    I love Christmas quilts and sure would love to win one of your “Holiday Happy” fat quarter bundles.
    Thanks for sharing your QM memories with us and for giving us a chance to win some HAPPY fabric.

    Pauline F

  50. The fabulous Mary Grace McNamara allegedly said:

    Whew! I’m exhausted just reading about it! What fun you had! Great giveaway too! Thanks for the chance at those great fabrics!


  51. The fabulous Mandy allegedly said:

    Sew cool! I love the quarterlettes!

  52. The fabulous Jenny allegedly said:

    quartlettes..did you just make that up? fabulous! thanks for an amazing recap!

  53. The fabulous Betsy Lynn allegedly said:

    Great market recap! and the chance to win some Holiday Happy!

  54. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    I’ve read quite a few market posts but never thought “OH I wish I were there, too!” until this post.
    There is so much goodness, links and info here that I’ll have to come back a time or two to really suck it all in.
    If I had the time I’d drive up there and ‘pinch you’.
    Is this post for a giveaway? I too would feel like a rockstar if I won me summa yo FABOOO Holiday Happy. And seriously, that pic makes it look SOOO happy!

    hugs and kisses.

    ps: It makes me happy to see you mugging with all the other quiltland peeps cuz YOU look so happy!

  55. The fabulous duff allegedly said:

    quartlettes, huh? Thank goodness it’s not another one of those baking names–I gain weight just looking at them ☺

    thanks for the awesome play-by-play! It sounds like you had one heck of a good time!! “Happy Zombie” is quite appropriate…

  56. The fabulous courtney allegedly said:

    i’m on inspiration overload! WOWZA! so much fun stuff! thanks for sharing!!

  57. The fabulous AisforAmy allegedly said:

    oh my goodness! you look like you had *such* a great time! congrats again on your fabric!

  58. The fabulous cheri allegedly said:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new line!! Thanks for all the pictures. It’s fun to see what happens there.

  59. The fabulous Patti allegedly said:

    Thanks so much for the wonderful glimpse into quilt market!! I love, love, love Holiday Happy! Your the best!!

  60. The fabulous Robyn of Coffee & Cotton allegedly said:

    Oh my stars and garters! You had more fun, viewed more eye candy, noshed more and imbibed more than any one person should be allowed! I bet your fabric had sex while you were out partying! Thanks for such a great post. You do resemble Mary Tyler Moore…spooky! :p

  61. The fabulous Mama Spark allegedly said:

    This was the BEST post on Market I have read so far!!! Bless your little Happy Zombie soul for taking us along. I love your new line and I hope both it and you are wildly successful!!

  62. The fabulous Ricki allegedly said:

    I’m not sure which I’m drooling over more…the fabric bundles or that yummy pecan roll! :)

  63. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    Wow…you’ve got everything covered! So many great pictures from market…and those fat quarterlette bundles are soo cute! Thanks so much for the pictures too!

  64. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Oh MSS I love this vicarious quilt market dream! I know you were a hit and people from Chico/Paradise came back with reports that your Holiday Happy is the bomb!!! Like Christmas with a touch of Easter. That is a good good thing. Think Santa with peeps and jelly beans! Woot!! xo Pam in Chico

  65. The fabulous Patty Carbaugh allegedly said:

    Please enter me in the giveaway
    Thank You :)
    (The fabrics are lovely )

  66. The fabulous Angie C. allegedly said:

    Please enter me in the giveaway. Holiday Happy is so bright and cheerful. A great way to bring some color into my neutral palette home. Bring on the color!!! :)

    Reference your post: OMG, looks like you ahd so much fun. And thanks to your links I am finding some great blogs too. Thanks!

  67. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    Monica, I just kept reading through your post going, yaay! There’s more! And more! Look at that…I want that! Thanks for making me (almost) feel like I was there. I know a lot of time went into your post and I hope you know how much we appreciate it!!

  68. The fabulous Laura in AL allegedly said:

    AIEEEEEE! I just love your fabric and am so looking forward to seeing it in real life. Crossing my fingers!

  69. The fabulous Becky allegedly said:

    Ooh, I am breathless just reading your post! Winning some Holiday Happy would be breathtaking, too!

  70. The fabulous elizabeth allegedly said:

    What an amazing post! So awesomely happy and makes me determined to never. miss. another. No, I’m not putting myself in the running for the fabric…even the illegitimate bits…it wouldn’t be fair. I still have a little left that I smile at from time to time.

  71. The fabulous stephanie allegedly said:

    SO funny! Gave birth! I would love to be a new parent!

  72. The fabulous Lauren allegedly said:

    Thanks for the great recap of Market. I love Christmas + love your fabric = would love to win your Christmas fabric!!!

  73. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    Yummmm the best dessert I have seen in ages! HUGE congrats to you on your beautiful first line of fabric. I hope there are many more to come.

  74. The fabulous Alice S allegedly said:

    Great coverage of Quilt market! I love your dessert.

  75. The fabulous Adrienne allegedly said:

    Craziness! Love the DLN stuff, very original!

  76. The fabulous Tania allegedly said:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    If this is the post you did after being so sick, I can only imagine what you would have done if you had been 100 percent!!!!!!
    This is such an amazing post, I sure feel like I was there, except touching all that fabric! Love it all!
    Thanks for your take, it is always “The Best”!!!

  78. The fabulous camelama allegedly said:

    A great collection of photos! The trip looks like it could get overwhelming - thank goodness you had friends to keep you well fed and taken care of! :)

  79. The fabulous Kimberly allegedly said:

    I cannot wait for this line to come out. Beautiful work.

  80. The fabulous Laura Tawney allegedly said:

    Wow, what a great post!! I really enjoyed reading it:) I also really love your new fabric line and loved the bags made with it - such a cute idea! I would so love to win one of your bundles of joy - please enter me into your give-a-way!
    Laura T

  81. The fabulous Maria allegedly said:

    Holy Cow!!! You get the award for the best market blog post ever!!! And the fabric…I want it!

  82. The fabulous Shanna allegedly said:

    So many great pics from all the blogs!Yours particularly were fab! The stacks of fabric look good enough to eat!

  83. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Oh my it sounds like you had a wonderful time and so glad that you took all of us along for the ride - even if it was after you got back. Thanks for sharing all the photos.

  84. The fabulous angela allegedly said:

    I love all your pics. Sorry you got so sick!!! :(

  85. The fabulous Janice Teeple-Gentry allegedly said:

    Love all the QM pics, and love your new fabric!!

  86. The fabulous Lynn H allegedly said:

    Loved reading about your travels!

  87. The fabulous Sheryl W allegedly said:

    Thanks for the run down on the Quilt Market…it looks like quilter’s heaven.

  88. The fabulous Deanne allegedly said:

    How much fun was that?!! While reading your post, I felt like I was at a party so I made myself a daiquari, slapped on some lip gloss and lived vicariously!!! Just let me know when the dancing starts so I can put on my twirly skirt and crank up the tunes! Hey, what’s doin’ in Iowa (Des Moines is my home-sweet-home!)? :-D

  89. The fabulous mo allegedly said:

    I wish Icould have been there! Thanks for the shout out- it is so fun to see my samples on your blog!! I hope you have finally really recovered and I can’t wait to hear about the rest of your adventures post market!

  90. The fabulous Sarah N allegedly said:

    Someday I want to find a way to sneak into Quilt Market! I am so jealous looking at everyone’s pictures.

    Thanks for the great giveaways!!

  91. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    Sorry to hear that you weren’t feeling well at quilt market. It looks like so much fun and many late nights of fun! I love your new fabric!

  92. The fabulous Ursula allegedly said:

    Looks like you had a great time at Market in spite of not feeling so good. Thanks for the great post.

  93. The fabulous kay allegedly said:

    love these fabrics!! thanks for the chance to win!

  94. The fabulous Angelique Bandy allegedly said:

    Looks like you had a great time! I’d love to win…thanks for the chance to win!

  95. The fabulous SoozeM allegedly said:

    Looks like you had a great time at market (despite being a bit “under the weather”). Thanks for a great giveaway!!

  96. The fabulous Elizabeth allegedly said:

    I hope you feel better soon and thank you for sharing all the great photos :)

  97. The fabulous Carol in E TN allegedly said:

    Please enter me in your yummy giveaway!

  98. The fabulous Nikki allegedly said:

    Oh, I LOVE this fabric! I have never been totally and completely enamored with a Christmas line before this. I think this is the year that I will finally make a Christmas quilt, though!

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  99. The fabulous Fern allegedly said:

    I’m starting to think I’m the only blogger in the world that didn’t attend the quilt market!

  100. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    I think it’s only fair to mention that June 14 (comment deadline) is my BIRTHDAY! I better get the memo to random.org.

    Oh my word, Market sounds like a BLAST. Thanks for sharing so much with all of us who can only dream (sigh). Seriously, I feel like I have new super-fun wicked-cool quilty friend.

  101. The fabulous Pink Fawn allegedly said:

    Great roundup of quilt market - love the Lecien Flower Sugar II!

  102. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    The photos are terrific and the fabric looks even better! Thanks!

  103. The fabulous Carol allegedly said:

    those fabrics are just delicious! that’s all there is to it!

  104. The fabulous Bryanna allegedly said:

    So many pictures, so many links!! I am having so much fun finding new people adn blogs from your post and all the beautiful quilts in your shots!

  105. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Random.org needs to pick ME. Seriously. Because I missed Market, missed you, missed Cake Party, missed The Cool Kids. Whine whine whine. Fabric will make me feel better.

  106. The fabulous Stefanie allegedly said:

    Awesome post! MAWK….thanks for all of your hard work!


  107. The fabulous Bridgette allegedly said:

    WOW! You we’re one busy bee!
    And please, enter me.

  108. The fabulous joan allegedly said:

    yep, the best quilt market post evah!

  109. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    I stayed at a W once and felt just about the same, but I do remember really comfortable beds! Thanks for all the pictures, and I would just love a pack (any way, any kind) of your fabric!

  110. The fabulous Polly allegedly said:

    Thank you for the givaway! that fabric is just super cute!! Polly

  111. The fabulous Kaye Prince allegedly said:

    Hey look, there’s me! I didn’t get a chance to pick up any Holiday Happy while at Market (geez, it was crazy inside sample spree), so yes, I’m throwing my name into the hat even though I was there and all that!

  112. The fabulous Dharia allegedly said:

    wow, i’m exhausted just reading that! thanks!

  113. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Holy Cow, what a trip. I wish I was a big name in the quilt business and could go. I am jealous!!! Looks like so much fun was had. Can’t wait to find your fabric here.

  114. The fabulous jo allegedly said:

    love your little christmas gnomes, fabulous.

    Glad you liked the Aussie girls, we aim to be memorable!

  115. The fabulous Aimee allegedly said:

    OOOHHH, how cool it would be to win!!! :o)

  116. The fabulous Penny g allegedly said:

    What a fun post. Love the giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

  117. The fabulous SheilaC allegedly said:

    Your pictures from market are great! And those fabrics are delicious!

    I could have SO much fun if I won!

    thank you for the great giveaway!


  118. The fabulous Sequana allegedly said:

    Just when I thot I’d seen about all of the market, you show up with pics of booths I’d never seen at ALL……*S*

    Thx for taking the time….and for the great giveaways.

  119. The fabulous Kristen allegedly said:

    Fun post! I laughed, and then held myself back from reading the ending… I’m amazed I did. What cutie patooties!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  120. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Brilliant! Best. Market. Report. Ever! There’s no way I could have kept all that straight — you’re amazing!!! Hear Tell Ms. Sarah did a great job with the Hubs — which freed us up to have a fantastic time!!!

  121. The fabulous Erin allegedly said:

    Wow! I love that line! I’m totally jealous of your market experiance! I so want to go…. maybe one year!

  122. The fabulous Angie allegedly said:

    Thanks for all the super pictures and great links! Love, love, love that fabric!!!

  123. The fabulous AnnieO allegedly said:

    OMG that is an exhausting list of fun, fabric, food, friends, and fashion. Oh, and an amazing pile of fat quarters to love on. What a fantastic start to your next career :) Glad you had such a good time. I’m not surprised it took three days to get this post up, LOL!

    I hope R.N.G. picks me.

  124. The fabulous Evelyn allegedly said:

    OMG, if this is you when you’re sick, I can’t even imagine when you’re at your peak! You are amazing, Monica! Your new fabric is fabulous and I’m glad you had a blast at Market!

  125. The fabulous vicki allegedly said:

    Looks like you had a blast! I’d love to win. :)

  126. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    Pick me!!! Christmas in June would be awesome!

  127. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    I’ve been a lurker for a couple of weeks now… found you through Amanda, at crazymomquilts.

    Jumping up and down… “Pick me! Pick me!”

    I really want to make your Chinese Lantern Quilt :D


  128. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    P.S. Glad you’re blogging again, though the time between posts gave me time to read back through some older entries.

  129. The fabulous Shirlene allegedly said:

    Great pix and information - almost as good as being there. All of you creative types in one place - Wild!

  130. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    Wonderful pictures, such a detailed report and your brightly colored fabric…thanks for the great post! and the chance to get even a quartlette of Holiday Happy.

  131. The fabulous Chris allegedly said:

    WOW! what a wrap up… and to think you were sick!

  132. The fabulous KarrieLyne allegedly said:

    LOL….I would have needed a nap after that post too!! I loved every minute of it though! Sounds like even though you didn’t feel well, you had a blast with a bunch of amazing people!! Yay!

  133. The fabulous tara allegedly said:

    Wow! I’m pooped just reading all of that never mind how tired you must have been from seeing it all, then writing about it for us AND having a cold!!
    Thanks so much for sharing, looks like you had a great time. Now I’m off to check out all these tabs I just opened thanks to your links! :)

  134. The fabulous kathleen allegedly said:

    I love your happy holiday, the colors are too wonderful! I don’t know how all you lovely designers do it?! I hope I get to win some :)

  135. The fabulous Jane Swanson allegedly said:

    L*O*V*E your fabric line Sooooooooo much!

  136. The fabulous LindaB allegedly said:

    The best blog about Quilt Market…so many photos..you must have had a wonderful time..so much “eye Candy”. would love to win some of your fabric, thanks for the chance to win some..I will say HI to the DLN girls when I see them …hugs LindaB (Melb Aust)

  137. The fabulous Lotta allegedly said:

    Love your fabric! I hope some of it finds its way to Sweden!
    Sounds like you had a great trip and I look forward to read more,
    Lotta in Sweden

  138. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    OMG!!!!! I have been waiting and waiting and waiting….as patiently as I possibly can for this crazy fun fabric to come out!! And now a GIVE-A-WAY???? I would be in STASH HEAVEN if I won! This fabric makes me so happy every time I look at it!! Cross my heart. You are the BOMB for doing this! I cannot WAIT for this to be available! This corn-fed Iowa gal needs some bright Holiday Happy in her secret stash of goodies! :o)

  139. The fabulous Gisela allegedly said:

    I am sure I am the lucky one in any way. Because when I not win the dessert, I´ll buy it :-) SO BEAUTIFUL fabrics!!! Lovely, cute, a-must-have!

  140. The fabulous Bonnie allegedly said:

    Thanks for sharing the great times you girls had and I’m so glad Holiday Happy gave birth.

  141. The fabulous Viv allegedly said:

    What a yummy dessert!!! Love your fabric…..I can make room for this dessert!!! Hope to win!!

  142. The fabulous annie allegedly said:

    Woo Hoo…would love to win, and IF I do, please don’t give up on me. Off on vacation for two weeks and may be computer-less. But be assured IF I should win ( BIG IF) I will walk all the way to wherever to pick up such a lovely prize!!!!

  143. The fabulous Gay Bomers allegedly said:

    I love your new fabric line and can’t wait until it’s in the stores. I’m glad you’re feeling better. There’s nothing worse than being sick at Quilt Market!

  144. The fabulous shelia fisher allegedly said:

    looks like a wonderful time had by all…and the fabric is DELIGHTFUL :)

  145. The fabulous Ruth allegedly said:

    Looks like you had fantastic time at QM—I think I would have been swooning at all the luscious fabric.

  146. The fabulous JEllen allegedly said:

    Oh I love the little babies. Such a cute and clever idea. btw I LOVE the W in any city

  147. The fabulous Kim Walus allegedly said:

    I enjoyed your post and all of the pictures are so fun to look at. I’d love to wind a fat quarter bundle or the little fat quartletts. Sooo CUTE!

  148. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I think my daughter and I could make something really fun with a bundle!

  149. The fabulous Pixie's Belle allegedly said:

    Heavens! That is a mega update! Looks to have been a fabulous gathering. It’s always great to finally chat to someone in person that you’ve been chatting to for ages online.
    Fish and chips! My boy would be so jealous.

  150. The fabulous Angie allegedly said:

    Holy cow Monica! That was the most comprehensive quilt market post! I love all the links- and I even found some patterns I want to buy now (Hemma). Sorry you were/are under the weather. I hope you are feeling better. As for your fabric- I just love LOVE the gnomes. They are so cute! I “gno” they want to come and live at my house. :)

  151. The fabulous May Britt allegedly said:

    Thanks for a wonderful blog journey through the quilt market. When you not have the oportunity to be there in real, a blog journey is great. Feel like I have been there :)
    Those fabrics are beautiful and I would love to win :)

  152. The fabulous Elizabeth G allegedly said:

    Enjoyed reading about your trip to Quilt Market. Thank you for the giveaway.

  153. The fabulous Kate allegedly said:

    Make me a happy girl and choose me! I love,love,love your fabrics.

  154. The fabulous kylie allegedly said:

    love the recap, love the fabric lline so cute and fresh.

  155. The fabulous Sivje Parish allegedly said:

    Oh my oh my oh my!! I loved every picture of market! I am still jealous, but also on a sugar high from all the candy-sweet pictures! Yummy!
    Oh, and the giveaway? PLEASE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR!!!! OH PLEASE!! PICK ME!!!!
    ( sorry, I lost control of myself a minute there…)
    Thank you for the chance at this fabulous giveaway Ms. Monica!!

  156. The fabulous Joy allegedly said:

    Oh my, how I wish I could have been on that trip. What a delight for the eyes this post was. I will cross my fingers really tight for some luck here. Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for sharing your pics.

  157. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    Love the new fabric, would love to win one of the giveaways. Will be buying it when it hits the shops. Hope your feeling better too! :)

  158. The fabulous Carmen allegedly said:

    Another post that left me with my chops hanging open! Wow what a time you had of it. Hope you are feeling better now but looks like you squeezed in a little (a LOT) of fun anyway :D

    Do you know what made me laugh the most? That there is a pub called Brit Pub! LOL! Is that like us having Hard Rock Cafe over here? :P

    Hope I can enter your giveaway, am sneaking in a comment anyway - and wondering what your atitude would be to a bit of bribery and corruption?? :D :D

    Loved this post!

  159. The fabulous Marysia allegedly said:

    What a marvellous exhibition! I would love to be there. And I would be extremely happy to get your fabrics :)

  160. The fabulous Marit allegedly said:

    Thank you for the great visit to the market! I would love to play with some of your happy fabric
    ; )

  161. The fabulous Leslie Schmidt allegedly said:

    Oh, Monica, you make me laugh and smile and feel as though I was along for the ride. Maybe that’s why I feel so tired! You sure caught on fast to all things Minnesotan, like Minnesota Nice. Did Roseann give you lessons? There’s an actual book called “How to Speak Minnesotan.” I’m sad to hear how sick you were, and I’m glad you’re feeling better. I know your fabric was a big hit!

  162. The fabulous jackie allegedly said:

    looks like u had fun, thanks for recap

  163. The fabulous Julia allegedly said:

    Hi Monika,
    oh thank you so much for your market recap - it was so much fun to read, as always!
    I was so sorry to hear you had a cold on your first market with your own (gorgeously cute) first fabric collection…!!!!
    I just LOVE HH & I can’t wait for them to arrive in the stores!!!
    Twitterschnitzel-Grüße ;o)

  164. The fabulous Hen allegedly said:

    Golly, what a stunning show/market, I’d give my eye teeth to go to that. Thanks for sharing the photos. Can’t wait for Sugar II to come out but would equally love to get my mitts on that yummy Happy Holidays please!
    Hen x

  165. The fabulous amandah allegedly said:

    Thnaks for the great play by play. Can’t wait to hear about I-o-way……

  166. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    Looks like you had a great time even with a cold. Hope you are better. Loved all the pictures… and the bonus food photos.


  167. The fabulous LeAndrea allegedly said:

    Love your blog! I am a beginner quilter and I would love one of these goodies to help me build up my fabric stash!

  168. The fabulous trash allegedly said:

    Wow! You mean there were people you didn’t see in Minn?? Glad the girls from Down Under represented well.

  169. The fabulous Nay from Nays Place allegedly said:

    Lovely wrap up and wow love the photos thankyou for allowing me the opportunity to visit Quilt Market from my lounge chair - yes the drool cloth is in place. Given me some more sites to go and visit THANKYOU

  170. The fabulous Alison Briant allegedly said:

    Fab blog and beautiful quarters!

  171. The fabulous Catherine allegedly said:

    Oh your such a tease making us read to the end about your fabulous trip to Quilt Market. Hope your feeling better now though. I did enjoy reading your post and putting faces to names and now I have new links to go and look at. Would love to win one of the fat quarter packs or one or their illegitimate mini packs. Can’t wait to see your fabric collection in person!

  172. The fabulous Lissa allegedly said:

    Wowsers..I made myself a cuppa tea before I started and whilst reading your post it got cold.. I LOVED this post!! thanks for all the pics and what everyone is up to!! Oh How I wish I could go to market!!!! I love your range of fabric I am not a huge FAN of chrissy fabrics (chrissy = christmas) but I am in LUST BIG TIME with yours!!!

  173. The fabulous polly allegedly said:

    Thanks for taking us along on your adventure! I am exhausted. Thanks for the chance to win!

  174. The fabulous Margaret allegedly said:

    Such wonderful eye candy! Looks like so much fun!

  175. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Love seeing all the fun chicks and dudes you got to see/meet. I’m so happy for you and your success, but I know it’s cuz you’re the FABULOUS MONICA!! :) Thanks for finally getting the pics up. I was wondering if you decided to stay in MN! :)

  176. The fabulous Joan allegedly said:

    I just love your blog.

  177. The fabulous Katrin allegedly said:

    I am very jealous that there is no such market in Germany. I need to convince my hubby that Minneapolis is worth visiting. Love your fabric!

  178. The fabulous Lilly allegedly said:

    Hum…that breakfast looks great =D
    It looks like you had a lot of fun!
    Thanks for all those great pic and for this amazing giveaway.

  179. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    gorgeous fabrics, love your blog!

  180. The fabulous Dorothy allegedly said:

    Thank you for your fabulous report on market, and for sharing all those wonderful photos with us. I was sorry to read you had a cold while at market, but was glad to see it didn’t stop you from enjoying yourself. Those Pecan Rolls look yummy!
    Congratulations on your success.

  181. The fabulous LauraJ allegedly said:

    These are great photos. I’m sorry you got sick…booo… maybe next year will be even better!
    Do I qualify as a pesson?? (You did say one comment per pesson.)

  182. The fabulous Lynne allegedly said:

    What a post! By the time you boarded the plane home you must have felt liked the “walking dead!” This is a great giveaway and I would love these fabrics. Thank you.

  183. The fabulous Ann from Denmark allegedly said:

    Oh (wo)man! I wonder if Quilt Market next year could be a good excuse to take a trip to the US from Europe…. I want to go there toooooo! Thanks for a lovely giveaway too :)

  184. The fabulous Patrice allegedly said:

    GOOD TIMES! Love the photos, thanx for sharing the love!

  185. The fabulous Katie allegedly said:

    Wow…I think I’m dizzy from all that… What fun, though! Thanks for a chance to win some goergous fabrics.

  186. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    Thank you, Monica, for sharing your trip to Quilt Market - despite being ill, you took us on a wonderful ride!

    It was so nice to put faces and blog names together and see all the beautiful booths. It took a long time to read your blog today because I kept going back and adding your new friends to my Favorites list! Have to confess, I went back and reread it and really looked at the pictures a second time (going back for another link after this is posted).

    Can’t hardly wait for your Holiday Happy fabrics and Santa gnomes!!!

  187. The fabulous Helen allegedly said:

    What a fun post! Great photos and stories.

    Dessert is the right description for your fabric–your line is as refreshing as sherbet or sorbet. I’m glad the fat quarters reproduced–it gives more chances to win!

  188. The fabulous DAT allegedly said:

    MMMMM, so yummy I could just eat/quilt it up!

  189. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just looking at those colors have made my day all sunny even tho it’s raining….THANKS

  190. The fabulous Ellen allegedly said:

    great post, well deserving of a nap. I look forward to seeing and touching the Happy Holiday when available.

  191. The fabulous chris v allegedly said:

    Thank you for sharing quilt market with us.So many of us can only get there through the kindness of others. I love your new fabric also, and can hardly wait for it to be released. So many plans in my head of what I’m going to do with it!

  192. The fabulous Cassie Allan allegedly said:

    WOW what a BIG post full of inspiration and upcoming goodness!!! I hope you are finally getting over ur sick bug. I look forward to getting my hands on some of your fabric out here in Australia.

  193. The fabulous Melanie allegedly said:

    Thanks for the market tour. Sorry you weren’t feeling better, but so glad you were able to do as much as you were.

  194. The fabulous Shirley Buechner allegedly said:

    You have made me want to quit my full time job and just play with your fabric!

  195. The fabulous Danielle allegedly said:

    Thanks for a glimpse at Market, and what a yummy little stack of fabric!

  196. The fabulous Karen a/k/a TheLazyQuilter allegedly said:

    OMG - I’ve gone Gnome Gnutty! I haven’t felt screaming “ooh, ooh pick me, pick me!” like this since elementary school. Thx for the great market post and giveaway - you’re so thoughtful! :)

  197. The fabulous Kim Black allegedly said:

    Loved your pictures from market. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!

  198. The fabulous Lisa D. allegedly said:

    Really fun market post! I would love a chance to win some of your gorgeous fabric - thank you!

  199. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    Great pics! I’m so sorry that you were sick during market. I can hardly wait for your fabric to come out!

  200. The fabulous SewLindaann allegedly said:

    That was without a doubt the most comprehensive Quilt Market post. I should have just waited for it. Great pics, great reading. I enjoyed it, and I can see that it took a lot of time to do it.

  201. The fabulous Stacey allegedly said:

    Congrats on your new fabric! It’s very fun and colorful - fits my style perfectly. Your pics / post of market were excellent - almost like I was there with you!

  202. The fabulous Mel allegedly said:

    Your new christmas fabric is so cheery! I have two kid-free weeks in august and plan put them to use making a holiday project or two. thanks for the chance!

  203. The fabulous Wrennette A. allegedly said:

    Oh, Monica, I’m temporarily overwhelmed…I wonder if when you are at the Quilt Mart if it ever feels that way to you? So much to take it…so much to want to NEVER forget. It is so apparent that you have the time of your life meeting old and making new friends. But…the best of all…Monica…is that you went to Market with your very own ‘baby’. Your beautiful fabric…that came out of your very own imagination!!! How much fun could that have been? What an experience. Thankyou for your diligence in getting all of your memories in ‘order’ so you could share with us. I love your notes and photographs..and getting to see the smiling faces that are behind so many of the gorgeous fabrics that delight all of us at home. I look forward to the availability of your fabric. My name is on 3 lists.

  204. The fabulous Aunt Nina allegedly said:

    Oh! I used to work in a quilt shop and always wondered what my boss was doing at Quilt Market. Now that I know, I’m insanely jealous that she was meeting such lovely designers and fondling all of that fabric.

    Feel better very soon. Your new line of fabric looks yummy!

  205. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    Random.org Dude!! Pick me!!!

    I feel like “Flat Nat” after that wonderful trip to market via your blog photo’s! I would love to win some of your fabric wonderfulness :)


  206. The fabulous Renee allegedly said:

    Just adore your fabrics! Would love to work with those happy, fun colors and patterns!

  207. The fabulous Crafty Jemima allegedly said:

    Looks like you had a lot of fun. I’m a massive fan of Don’t Look Now. And I love your holiday fabrics - so cute!
    Nerys x

  208. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    I’m small enough (sometimes!) to fit into a pocket; can I climb into yours and vicariously enjoy your world for a day? Love your colors, your words, your joy - your smartypants-ness!

  209. The fabulous AJ allegedly said:

    Looks like the show was alot of fun. I will have to make sure that catch a show when it comes to Cleveland.

  210. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    I love this post. So much color and it looks like a fabulous time. I love the door knob in that photo.
    I had to laugh at this …

    2) Pam, Cyndi and I have the best salads for dinner at the News Room. And lucky Cyndi gets carded for beer. I got offered the senior menu.

    How funny!!

    From one LOST fan to another Pam

  211. The fabulous Melissa C allegedly said:

    Great market post. Looks like fun was had by all.

  212. The fabulous Jessie allegedly said:

    Great market post! And that fabric is just WoW!

  213. The fabulous Bobbi B. allegedly said:

    Fabulous post… fabulous giveaway!

  214. The fabulous Beverly Atkins allegedly said:

    You are such a hoot!!!! I love reading your blog and I kinda/sorta/almost/maybe felt like I was there with you and all your buddies. Can wait to see more pictures! Love that Happy Holiday! It actually looks happy!

  215. The fabulous von kleinen dingen allegedly said:

    Oh so beautiful fabric!! Hope to be a lucky winner! thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

  216. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    Wow, Monica! I feel like I went to market right along with you. Only I didn’t. It looks like so much fun. One day, one day… I hope I win one of your fat quarterlette bundles. I don’t know of anyone here in GA who is going to carry it. Waaaahhhhh!

  217. The fabulous sweet cottage dreams allegedly said:

    What a fun post, MONICA!!! You wouldn’t know that you were under the weather. HOW MUCH FUN this was to see everyone. Like I told Pam, it is great to see the faces behind the names.

    I would L - O - V - E to win one of the baby bundles! *** insert a drool here ***

    LECIEN is one of my favorites and top it off with YOUR design = better than a pecan roll anyday!


  218. The fabulous Norma allegedly said:

    WOW what a post! So much eye candy. I felt like I was really there! Thank you for taking the time (even if it was 3 days) to share it with the rest of us wannabes!

  219. The fabulous Frangipani allegedly said:

    I never refuse desert!
    Love your fabric it’s so fresh and cute :-)

  220. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    Oh My Stars! Thanks for making my day yet again.

  221. The fabulous Jill Majers allegedly said:

    Market looks like great fun. Sorry you had such a bad cold. I love your new fabric. I really hope you pick my number!

  222. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    I am looking forward to your line coming out so I can buy lots and lots!

  223. The fabulous Wendy D. P. allegedly said:

    Wow, looks like you had a fabulous time!!!

  224. The fabulous Casey H. allegedly said:

    Oh my - your fabric is lovely. So many projects are going through my mind already…

  225. The fabulous Marcia allegedly said:

    I posted about meeting you in person at Market. It was a highlight for me. Sorry you were so sick. It sure was a great couple of days.

  226. The fabulous candace allegedly said:

    What can I say your fabric makes me drool. I’m not ashamed to say it either. I cannot wait to get my hands on some. I keep scrolling back just to look at it. It’s absolutely lovely.

  227. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:


  228. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    Oh those are the best kind of dessert! Very, very yummy with 0 calories. Can I have one? Please?!

  229. The fabulous Hannah allegedly said:

    Love the fabrics!

    I live next to the right-side lake in your airplane photo.

  230. The fabulous Jessica allegedly said:

    awesome post, sweet photos, but the dessert- YUMMMMMMY!


  231. The fabulous Brooke allegedly said:

    I love your new line! So cute…it’d be totally fine by me if you draw my name. =)

  232. The fabulous Krystal allegedly said:

    I love MN too! (Minus the mosquitos). Would love to make a quilt with these happy fabrics.

  233. The fabulous Chris allegedly said:

    Sorry you were under the weather there. I’m sure your fabric was a huge hit so please pick me to send some wonderfulness to.

  234. The fabulous Chris Davis allegedly said:

    Your fabric is on my wishlist! I LOVE Gnoma Claus!!!

  235. The fabulous kerri allegedly said:

    the lobby in the W looks PINK??!! is it? that is fabulous!!

  236. The fabulous Becky S allegedly said:

    Quilt Market sounds like a lot of fun!
    I would LOVE to win some Holiday Happy. Thanks for the great giveaway (and all of the Market pics)!!!

  237. The fabulous Sandy McClay allegedly said:

    Monica, there are a ton of comments before me again! But I want you to know just seeing those fat quarter packets is making my heart race!!!!! Maybe if I am lucky enough to win one of these…I can make my very first quilted item! I found a shop right down the street from me that gives lessons! Be still my heart! OK….have to go get that paper sack again! :):):)

  238. The fabulous Mary Ellen allegedly said:

    can’t wait for your fabric! situation critical! love it! love it! love it

  239. The fabulous jodi allegedly said:

    Holy Post Happy Zombie! LOL LOVE it! And the prize at the end is the best part! I hope I win. I hope I win. I hope I win. (picture me standing at the mervyns window) ;o)

  240. The fabulous Leona allegedly said:

    Great post! I will have to go back when I have a few hours and click on all the links! Last time I was at quilt market was also in Minnesota but it was sometime in the 90’s. I miss it when I see all of the fun that went on.

  241. The fabulous Brittany allegedly said:

    mmmm … Brainzzz
    ok … now that is out of my system. Your recap of Quilt Market is fantastic, wish I could have been there to join in the fun. I can’t wait for your brilliant little gnomes to hit the stores, with that said … I would LOVE to win some *fingers crossed*. But one way or another I shall get my hands on some. Hope you are feeling better. :-)

  242. The fabulous Debbie G allegedly said:

    Just found your site through another. Am going to make the “Poochie Bag”…thanks for the freebie pattern! Would LOVE to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  243. The fabulous Sheila B. allegedly said:

    Such beautiful fabrics and your post introduced me to lots of new designers to look for. THank you, thank you!

  244. The fabulous Liz L allegedly said:

    Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!!

  245. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Oh random.org please pick me!!!

  246. The fabulous Nichole allegedly said:

    Yummy! Thanks for the great giveaway and the fun market report. Sounds like you had a blast.

  247. The fabulous Jessica J allegedly said:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time and what beautiful fabrics!

  248. The fabulous Sarah P allegedly said:

    Those fabrics are so darn happy!!! Love ‘em.

  249. The fabulous Sinta Renee allegedly said:

    Thank you for sharing all your market photos! I can’t get enough of them- so fun! I had lived in Minneapolis way back when… it’s nice to see how it’s grown up! I’m ready for dessert now too!

  250. The fabulous Molly allegedly said:

    Loved the photos! Love the fabric!

  251. The fabulous Tricia Snodgrass allegedly said:

    Love all the bright colors!!

  252. The fabulous Ina allegedly said:

    Man, it took FOREVER to get to the end of 241 comments just so I could add to it! Sowy to those that follow me. ;0

    Anyway, Monica, I read your entire post and enjoyed every word! You must of been up all night typing! ;0

  253. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    Now with 245 comments I’m not sure you could even read mine, let alone comment back. And I’m fine with that so lets talk rhetorical questions. My gosh Monica! How long did it take to make that post with all the hyperlinks included and all the pics put into cubettes??? Frickin long time. I bow to that amount of concentration to get it all in and get it right. I read it all. I clicked, I went, and I was (to be continued)

  254. The fabulous Carol Broughton allegedly said:

    WOW! What great photos! Thank you for sharing with all of us who can’t attend, makes us feel like we were there. Hoping to be a lucky winner!

  255. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    (yes, I’m finishing my comment here.) wowed. So your work was not in vain. I was feeling my little quilt was a little bit on the ordinary side compared to all the wonderful stuff there but I had to work within the confines of what I was given. And my own talent limitations, mind you. That said, I’m overwhelmed with praise for you and all the other women that work so hard to get market at the level it is in.

    Your fabric is wonderful. Lecien is my favorites. I can’t wait to get Monica’s fabric. I am going to support Nadine and get it at my LQS instead of online. Nadine promised to phone me.

    YIPPY KI AYE HAPPY ZOMBIE!!! You are so amazing.

  256. The fabulous Betty @ She's Sew Pretty allegedly said:

    Oh…that looked like so much fun. I would have been in fabric envy overload zombie land!! Lucky you!! And Lucky me..if I win that fabric!

  257. The fabulous Robbin allegedly said:

    I so enjoyed your blog. Sorry you were under the weather. Thanks for the chance to win!

  258. The fabulous Meg allegedly said:

    Holy shnikes, what a post!! And what delicious fabric! *drools*

  259. The fabulous Viv allegedly said:

    Hope you are fully recovered and feeling well….I’m adding to the drool pool…would love to have this gorgeous fabric. Thanks.

  260. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    Lovely post. Lovely quarters.

  261. The fabulous DianeM allegedly said:

    Ooooo…too much fun! I wanna go! Thanks for the generous give-away, please enter me for a chance to win all that fabric-y fun :)
    Smiles, DianeM

  262. The fabulous Juli allegedly said:

    I love all your fabric, it’s so colorful and pretty to look at :)

  263. The fabulous Linzee allegedly said:

    For a sick woman, you did a rockin’ job reporting on Market! You did an amazing job, even for a well woman. I think perhaps you have a career in journalism…Monica, cub reporter! Loved all the photos and thanks for the kind words. So fun to finally meet you all.

  264. The fabulous Annie allegedly said:

    You had a great time in your travels. I’m so jealous …. wish I could have been there. The fabric looks great too!! Please enter me in your giveaway …….Thanks

  265. The fabulous Linda gerig allegedly said:

    sounds like you had a nice time. linda gerig

  266. The fabulous Sara allegedly said:

    Every post I see about the Quilt Market is amazing, looks like heaven. Thanks for the great pics and giveaway.

  267. The fabulous Barb Colvin allegedly said:

    Wow, awesome trip up and down the aisles at Spring Market!! One would never know you were under the weather. Keep doin’ what you do best :D

  268. The fabulous Lindsey@ Mama Sews allegedly said:

    count me in for the giveaway! :) Always love a good one!

    Your pics from quilt market look beautiful! I can’t imagine the creative overload you must be feeling. :)

  269. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    I absolutely love your gnome fabric line! It was also fun to see all of your buddies at market. I love following several of their blogs too.

  270. The fabulous Pattie C allegedly said:

    Wow what a post, Did you actually get to do anything but work?

  271. The fabulous Vicki allegedly said:

    Wow! For once, I’m a little happy for the lack of birth control:)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  272. The fabulous Jen allegedly said:

    Thanks for sharing the quilt market. Looked like a great time. Hope you and Flat Nat had fun.

  273. The fabulous Gale, Ky quilter allegedly said:

    Wow! What a post! Almost feels like I was at Quilt Market, too! Love me some fabric and would LOVE to win this!

  274. The fabulous Deborah A allegedly said:

    Tis the season to be Happy - Happy Holidays! I love the Quilt Market update, thanks.

  275. The fabulous Carrie allegedly said:

    Looks like a whirl-wind trip! Thanks for leaving such nice comments about Minneapolis, it is a wonderful place to live :)

  276. The fabulous Callie allegedly said:

    LOVED seeing all the photos from market! Thanks for sharing them - they’re wonderful!

  277. The fabulous Terri P allegedly said:

    No doubt about it - your blog and cheery fabric make me smile, even at the end of a long, busy week! And it’s not EVEN a holiday!

  278. The fabulous Margaret allegedly said:

    Great pics of Quilt Market and what a great fabric giveaway….sigh, one year it will be my turn to go :).

  279. The fabulous MIchelle allegedly said:

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful story of the
    quilt Market and your experiences. For those of us who are not able to be there, your pictures and play by play give us the chance to feel the creative excitement. I love the bright fabrics and know that sewing with them will lift the mood that our wet spring has created. I am energized by your post and appreciate the gift!

    in seattle

  280. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    My head is spinning after this marathon of a post. Wow! How did you pack SO MUCH into your time in MN??? Swoony colors, GOR-geous fabrics, chock-full-o-fun post! Well done you!

  281. The fabulous Kasi allegedly said:

    OMG!!!!!!! YOU’RE BAAAACK!
    I’ve been checking EVERY DAY for this post…and the ONE DAY I’m out-of-pocket you post and LOOK! 278…no wait, someone just poasted…279 COMMENTS!!!! ACK!!!!! You are SOOO POPULAR!!!!!!!! EVERYONE was waiting for you. YAY!

    YES! YES! YES!
    I’m SOOOO making that lantern sampler. SOOOOO STINKIN’ CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (Can’t WAIT to see what’s up your sleeve next!!)

  282. The fabulous lorena allegedly said:

    The fabrics look so lovely! Would LOVE to win a stack! :)

  283. The fabulous Vicky allegedly said:

    Thanks for sharing all the information and the pictures … amazing! I’m crossing everything I can think of in hopes that I might be a lucky random winner.

  284. The fabulous Cathy allegedly said:

    I love reading your blog. You are such a funny story teller. Love the new fabric.

  285. The fabulous Mary ann allegedly said:

    Oh my gosh,even though you were sick it looks like you had an amazing time! I am green, just green I tell ya with envy. So I guess I’d better get on the ball, learn to draw and figure out how to design a fabric line…oh wait, may I can just WIN yours! (Glad your back and since I once lived in Iowa for 9 mo I’ll look forward to your next travelogue)

  286. The fabulous Sabine allegedly said:

    Liebe Monica,
    it´s so sad that you have had a cold, but the pics you´ve shown us are so beautiful and in combination with your writing….it was fun to read!!!
    Ich wünsche dir weiterhin gute Besserung und alles Liebe!
    Sabine xox

  287. The fabulous Gigi allegedly said:

    Wow - so much to do, so much to see, so much to be envious of. Glad you perservered for our sakes and shared your wonderful trip.

  288. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    Awesome post Monica! Pam took a great photo of us! Had to take my claustrophobic sister home before sample spree started so sadly did not get any Holiday Happy, so I’m wishin’!!

  289. The fabulous Laurel H. allegedly said:

    Oh, I’d love one of these bundles; count me in! And thanks for such a great, newsy post!

  290. The fabulous Kay allegedly said:

    Great photos of your trip..sorry you were not feeling well, never fun when away from home and comfort but it sounds like you had great caretakers.
    Love love love your fabrics!!!! When are they available to purchase???? Can’t wait.

  291. The fabulous Frankie allegedly said:

    Love this post will all the pictures, details and links! The fabric giveaway is wonderful icing! :)

  292. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    A giveaway YEAH!!!! ( happy dance, happy dance, happy dance) Please throw my name in the hat !

  293. The fabulous Anne allegedly said:

    your fabric range is so fresh and happy - gorgeous!

  294. The fabulous Evonne allegedly said:

    Your holiday fabric is so fun, I have been looking forward to getting some and can’t wait to start my holiday projects. Thanks so much.

  295. The fabulous Ivona allegedly said:

    Great colors, I love the fabrics! Greetings from Slovakia :-)

  296. The fabulous eileen allegedly said:

    oh, my goodness–what a fun place that has to have been and all those great and super talented people!! speaking of which…your Christmas fabrics are so adorable, so i’m super excited about the possibilities of winning. thanks for the opportunity and have a great day and don’t be sick, ok!!!!

  297. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    Thank you for a great post about quilt market. I love your new range of fabric can not wait to get my hands on some.

  298. The fabulous Jeannette allegedly said:

    Oh my goodness my head is spinning and I am drooling at your post of all the show stuff! Awesome experience and I so love your fabric giveaway…I hope I win! Thank you for the chance.

  299. The fabulous Karen Snyder allegedly said:

    OMG Monica! It was just like living Market all over again–plus more! I always love how everybody sees something different at Market. And thanks for the bloggy love. You were the perfect roommate–congestion and all! (-:

  300. The fabulous Mystica allegedly said:

    What a beautiful post!!!! and thanks for such a generous giveaway.

  301. The fabulous rachal allegedly said:

    Wow, what a post and what a giveaway!!
    i almost felt i was at quilt market! and wow your fabric looks gorgeous!

  302. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    oh how I would love to have been with you all please enter me in the draw I
    would love a chance to have a play with
    youe Happy Holiday fabric
    hugs Beth

  303. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    ooooh, hope I win this one! Glad you liked don’t look now - I’ve done one of Kellie’s workshops and it was SENSATIONAL! She is so sweet, and her work is amazing.

  304. The fabulous Rita allegedly said:

    Lot´s of colours in your words and in your fabrics :)
    Smiles from Portugal!

  305. The fabulous kern allegedly said:

    Can I just say SQUEE! again? Sounds like you had a wonderful time at Market. Am v. jealous but will feel better if one of those wee bundles comes this way!

    Can’t wait to hear about the rest of your trip.

  306. The fabulous Glenice allegedly said:

    Your blog has to be one of the best I have ever seen - it’s so bright and lively and a pleasure to read. The photos from Market make me feel like I’ve just visited myself. The fabrics in the give-away are just fabulous and so happy….. hope I am lucky enough to win them.

  307. The fabulous Liz B allegedly said:

    Glad you had fun at market, and thanks for sharing your photos!! Thanks for the chance at winning :)

  308. The fabulous Gail allegedly said:

    I was waiting for you to post!
    Love all the photos. The fish and chips look so good…made me want to eat my screen!

  309. The fabulous Anne allegedly said:

    I’ve been waiting for DAYS to read your quilt market post!

  310. The fabulous Sophi allegedly said:

    Cute & happy colors ! Thank you for the market- photo-tour and for your lovely posts.
    I LOVE your blog design !

  311. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    Those fabrics are so cute, and to win would really make me happy!

  312. The fabulous chris martone allegedly said:

    the colors make me happy!

  313. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    Now you’ve done it. I look like Elphaba from “Wicked.” That is, green….with envy!

  314. The fabulous Teri M allegedly said:

    Love all the pics. Thanks so much!

  315. The fabulous Wendy allegedly said:

    Oh please, oh please pick me! I would LOVE to win some of this gorgeous fabric! THanks for the opportunity!


  316. The fabulous Colleen allegedly said:

    Thank you for the giveaway and a great blog! The pictures are so nice.

  317. The fabulous Ivana allegedly said:

    Wow! What a post!! How many wonderful impressions!!! And how many talented people!!! I envie you all!!!! All the best from Croatia!!!!

  318. The fabulous Sue allegedly said:

    I love the bright beautiful colors of the fabric so inspiring for projects

  319. The fabulous NorahS allegedly said:

    Gorgeous fabric! Sounds like you had fun at Market inspite of things. Fun post!

  320. The fabulous Angie allegedly said:

    Oh, I love the colors. So happy.

  321. The fabulous Ashley allegedly said:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your fabric line. I am dying to get my hands on some.

  322. The fabulous Brandi Frey allegedly said:

    Fabulous review! I am sooo bummed I didn’t get to meet you at market, and so sorry to hear you were sick, you poor thing!

    Your fabric was even more adorable in person–I’d love the chance to get my hands on one of those bundles!

  323. The fabulous Emma allegedly said:

    Ooooohhhhh, you lucky duck, what a great trip by the looks of it. Fabric looks wonderful!

  324. The fabulous Jacque allegedly said:

    Loved all the pictures and your running commentary is hilarious.

    thanks for a chance at dessert..

  325. The fabulous Lynne allegedly said:

    Wow! Your pictures are beautiful! And gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  326. The fabulous Mary Anne Drury allegedly said:

    Shoooooo WEEEEEEE !!!!!! Good golly Miss Monica !!!! That was one GREAT Quilt Market post ! I’m exhausted ! (and you must have been on some good meds !) CONGRATS !!!

  327. The fabulous Kathy L. allegedly said:

    Your pictures are amazing…I would love to be a holiday winner.

  328. The fabulous Tammy Vasser allegedly said:

    Love your new line!

  329. The fabulous Valerie in CS allegedly said:

    Commenting!! Thank you for the market review — so much to look at and what lovely fabric.

  330. The fabulous Carrie allegedly said:

    I want some of your fabric so bad! I love your new quilt and the fabric.

  331. The fabulous Loretta allegedly said:

    OHH! Pick me! These colors make me sooo happy, and I just love the chubby gnome santas!

  332. The fabulous Bonnie allegedly said:

    WOW!!!! Such a vunderful tour, especially of my very vunderful Hotel — can’t vait to spend more “evenings” there vith the Holiday Happy to keep me company. (Such darlink necks on the Gnomes — and sooo tasty.)

  333. The fabulous sntbosch allegedly said:

    what FUN fabrics!

  334. The fabulous Peg allegedly said:

    I would love to be randomly selected.

  335. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    Thanks for taking the time to put together this post - I ‘met’ a lot of people I wasn’t aware of until now. And thanks for the giveaway - your new line really puts a smile on my face every time I see it!

  336. The fabulous Jane Anderson allegedly said:

    I am so happy to hear that you were at market, and even though you were sick, you had a good time, except for that dreary hotel room! I hear the foood is great in Minnie ha-ha, so I hope to get there soon, high cholesterol and diabetes included. Love love love the lecien fabs. Gimmie gimmie!

  337. The fabulous Sew Create It - Jane allegedly said:

    Thanks for the great tour of Market…looks like an overwhelming visit what with all the lovely creative things on offer…just like your giveaway!! Please count me in :o)

  338. The fabulous val miller allegedly said:

    lol .. naughty bundles : ) I love this fabric!! Thanks for sharing your whirlwind weekend, and for a chance to win too!

  339. The fabulous Mary Freeman allegedly said:

    You are too funny- great re-cap. Thanks for the giveaway! Mary

  340. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    What an awesome ginormous Market post! Great photos! And thank you for the giveaway(s)!

  341. The fabulous lizzie clarke allegedly said:

    What a lovely post, wish I was there! Lovely fabric too!!

  342. The fabulous Barb allegedly said:

    What gorgeous eye candy! Wish I could have been there but your post was the next best thing :) Barb.

  343. The fabulous Mika allegedly said:

    can I please come with Flat Nat next time? I’m almost as small….

  344. The fabulous season allegedly said:

    What lovely fabric! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  345. The fabulous Lisa M allegedly said:

    I would love a chance to win your cheery fabric!! Thanks for all the market pics. And if you thought the W was wild the next time you’re in Vancouver check out the Omni, the entire bathroom wall is glass looking out on the main street….oh and not one way glass either!!

  346. The fabulous Abby latimer allegedly said:

    What a great giveaway. Love your line. CongratS!

  347. The fabulous Robin allegedly said:

    Sounds like you had a great time…I’ll be watching to read the second part.

  348. The fabulous lynne s of oz allegedly said:

    Wow - for someone who was not particularly well, you got about! Fab wrap up of market :-)

  349. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    Hi! I loved your post about quilt market, you always make me laugh :) I would love to win some of your super delicious fun fabric. Sign me up!

    P.S. I am sorry you were so sick during market, that totally sucks :(

  350. The fabulous Gail allegedly said:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  351. The fabulous Alissa allegedly said:

    I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Minneapolis!

  352. The fabulous Christine allegedly said:

    so many pictures and good things to see

    please add me to your draw, I’m impatient for these fabrics to reach Australia

  353. The fabulous so we added chickens allegedly said:

    someday… some day I will go to quilt market - I wish - until then I will live vicariously through those of you who do get to go!

  354. The fabulous Shelley MacGregor allegedly said:

    So many pretty pretty colors! And yes, MN is a NICE place - my momma is from up there!

  355. The fabulous tina allegedly said:

    fab fab fab pics and tales from market. Excellent, yes it was. Fabric? Incredible fabric unprotected sex or not, I want me some. Sooooooome. Please?

  356. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    OOOOhhh I would love to win such beautiful and cheerful fabrics! Hope I’m one chosen in the drawing! Thanks for all the pics of Market. What a treat.

  357. The fabulous Marcia W. allegedly said:

    It would be wonderful to have Holiday Happy to work with before the holidays. I have soaked up Quilt Market virtually. Hope you had a good time despite not feeling 100 percent.

  358. The fabulous Vicki allegedly said:

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all about the show. How I wish I could go to one. Lots of good things happening. Please enter me in your fab giveaway and fingers crossed I win one of the fab prizes. :) Thanks heaps. Vicki from Australia

  359. The fabulous Ladybug allegedly said:

    Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to win the beautiful fabrics.
    Thank you,

  360. The fabulous Kim D. allegedly said:

    Thanks for sharing your awesome journey through the quilt market!! I would love a chance to win those beautiful fabrics.

  361. The fabulous Southernseven allegedly said:

    well, I have chocolate for you……

  362. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    I LOVE quilt market and I LOVE Lecien fabrics! :) Yea!

  363. The fabulous Jessica C allegedly said:

    Gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for a lovely chance to win, and thanks for the wonderful pics of market for those of us who didn’t get to attend.

  364. The fabulous Virginia allegedly said:

    Thanks for sharing!

  365. The fabulous Pamela C allegedly said:

    wow, the pics.. thanks for the heads up about drool cloth. :)

  366. The fabulous Texasjunker allegedly said:

    Luv the new fabric! Enjoy reading your blog! Please pick me!

  367. The fabulous Sheri allegedly said:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…..I LOVE your fabric.

  368. The fabulous Stacy allegedly said:

    Thanks for the recap. I would love a chance to win - gorgeous colors!

  369. The fabulous Dawn allegedly said:

    Love your fabrics!

  370. The fabulous Bailey allegedly said:

    Looks like a fun trip - thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  371. The fabulous raesha allegedly said:

    Holy COW!!!!!!!!!!! I’m exhausted just reading your post…..what an absolutely amazing experience this must have been. And meeting all those fabulous people and drooling over all that luscious fabric. SO awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

  372. The fabulous sndy1 allegedly said:

    Thanks for all of the pics from market and for the giveaway.

  373. The fabulous Shaun allegedly said:

    Wow! Great post and great giveaway!

  374. The fabulous Wendi allegedly said:

    Holiday Happy makes me happy! So cheery and wonderful :)

  375. The fabulous kersten allegedly said:

    Holy Kamoli. I feel like I was right next to you the whole time! Who needs Market when you can just read your blog!? jk I would actually die of excitement if I ever went. Thank you for all the detail and humor! Always the humor. Love it!
    Can’t wait to see what else you have to share. And I LOVED seeing pics of you! It is nice to put a face with the culprit of so many pain-in-my-side blogging laugh fests I have that leave my family thinking I am a nut job. Thank you. THANK YOU Happy Zombie!

  376. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    Oh pretty please can I win! I never win and those are GORGEOUS!

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  377. The fabulous Jodi Renshaw allegedly said:

    I seriously think I am drooling over those fabric bundles. Seriously.

  378. The fabulous mab allegedly said:

    I’d be honored to take in one of the sweet fat quarterlettes and give it a good home. I’ll name it Frankie and treat it very nicely…. until I cut it up and make a quilt. Oh the sweet and cruel destiny of fabric!

    Ahem… thanks for the chance to enter!

  379. The fabulous nadine allegedly said:

    Oh, I am so sad I missed you!! It looks like you had so much fun!! I hope your feeling better. I got me lots of Monica yumminess at sample spree!! I am scheduling a date with you at Market, so pencil me in now!!

  380. The fabulous Helen MacLean allegedly said:

    Whoa! Is this a crack hotel hang over or did I just have a trip and never left home? Thanks for the really fun photo fantastic introduction to Minneapolis Quilt show and the links to the friends of Happy Zombie. I enjoyed every second of the blog!

  381. The fabulous Melinda allegedly said:

    ooohhh! I love your little Santa gnomes.

  382. The fabulous Donya allegedly said:

    Love, love, love Holiday Happy! Can’t wait till it hits the stores.

  383. The fabulous Jantine allegedly said:

    Wow, that was terrific indeed. What fun you must have had. Those bright fabrics tempt me ;-). So yes, I would love to win them and sew something fun with it!

  384. The fabulous carmel allegedly said:

    looooove that fabric!
    i would take good care of one of those fq packs that were just born

  385. The fabulous Liz allegedly said:

    Beautiful fabric. I want it. LOL

  386. The fabulous Betty in ky allegedly said:

    Sounds like you had a blast at market. Those fabrics are gorgeous! I’d love to get my hands on them.

  387. The fabulous amy allegedly said:

    GOOD HEAVENS, WOMAN, take a breath! I can’t even imagine how long it took to compose and link this fabulous post! What a post. In a nutshell. I was trying not to feel toooooo badly that I missed all the fun. But now I feel just awful. Thanks. ;-b

  388. The fabulous Staci allegedly said:

    Wow! Great photos, thanks for sharing them all. Thanks for the giveaway of your fun fabric. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  389. The fabulous Christine allegedly said:

    Oh my goodness do I love your fabric! I really really hope that I win (as I’m sure everyone does…) Love your blog too- the colors just make me happy!

  390. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Oh my goodness, this blog was so fun to see! What beautiful pictures you have, and I love the fabric selections! Good luck to me!

  391. The fabulous Erin Hutchinson allegedly said:

    What fabulous eye candy in your post! Thanks for a chance to win and create some eye candy of my own.

  392. The fabulous Melissa Corry allegedly said:

    It looks like you had an amazing trip!

  393. The fabulous Jean allegedly said:

    When I grow up I want to go to market!!! The fabric is so bright and cheery - hope I win!

  394. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    Now that you are so busy and FAMOUS, I’m sure you don’t have time to read all of these comments! What a fabulous report on Market, and I’m sorry you weren’t feeling well. I would love to win a sample of your adorable fabric.

  395. The fabulous karen l allegedly said:

    WOW! What a post. Thanks for keeping us up with all that’s new and fun at QM!
    Love the new fabrics.

  396. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    Wow what a fun time you had at market, and so glad you enjoyed the company of my fellow Aussies. You have the Aussie call down pat.

  397. The fabulous Gale allegedly said:

    Love your fabric, love your funny and wonderful market recap, lust for winning osme of these yummy fat quarters.

  398. The fabulous JoAnne allegedly said:

    What an upbeat fabric line. Please enter me in the drawing.

  399. The fabulous Auntie Pami allegedly said:

    Hi–I hate it when fabric multiples (yeah, right). I ordered a bunch of Seasons and still need to choose Cosmo. I’m really wanting the whole line of everything. Hope to have for an October quilt show. Take care and congrats!

  400. The fabulous Svanhild allegedly said:

    Beautiful fabrics, fun colors. Looks like market was great, wish I could go one day. Thanks for the chance to win.

  401. The fabulous Eli allegedly said:

    Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. I would love a chance to win one of those packs. This is the first time I meet you and I’m very pleased! Your fabrics are amazing!
    I’ll be back soon.

  402. The fabulous Jorie allegedly said:

    So jealous! I wish I could make it to the quilt market :( Maybe next year!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  403. The fabulous Susan W. allegedly said:

    Have you been kind to your self and gotten over that cold? Rested up after Market?
    Good! I hope to get the fabric!Thanks for the give-a-ways! It’s sweet of you to think of other quilters.

  404. The fabulous Kristyne allegedly said:

    I missed tickets to Sample Spree and was standing in the overflow line until 9:00. By the time I got in, Lecien table was EMPTY!!! So bummed. cheers, Kristyne

  405. The fabulous Jeanie allegedly said:

    Thanks for the fun recap! Hope my name pops up for the great fabric:)

  406. The fabulous Katy allegedly said:

    Sounds like a fun time was had by all - learnt a lot from reading your post - and what a wonderful introduction to new experiences and people

  407. The fabulous Laila allegedly said:

    Oh- I wish I could be at the marked once in my life.. But it is to fare away. ;-)
    The fabrics are soo great, I would love to take care of some of them…
    Wonder if they ever come to Norway…
    Hugs ,-)

  408. The fabulous Dandelion Quilts allegedly said:

    I love your photos….they are so fun to see. :) I just love your new line of fabrics….so cute!

  409. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    I thought your blog was fun and the fabrics awesome!

  410. The fabulous Bree McElroy allegedly said:

    Fat Quarterlettes had me giggling up a storm! Great giveaway! :)

  411. The fabulous Tammy allegedly said:

    What a wonderful market report–thanks for all the great pics! Please pick me oh great Random Number Generator. Love-love-love the Holiday Happy!!!

  412. The fabulous Karyli allegedly said:

    What a fun blog! and an exciting give-away! Thanks.

  413. The fabulous LisaAnn allegedly said:

    Beautiful blog! Sure looks like you had a fun trip :)

  414. The fabulous Carla allegedly said:

    WOW thank you so much for sharing all those delightful photos of market. I sure wish I was there! It looked like so much fun!

  415. The fabulous Jane allegedly said:

    You appear to have done quite a bit despite the illness. I love the MTM bit- it was a must do. I totally love your new fabric. It really is “happy”.

  416. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    Oh Baby, those are some fine looking offspring! Sounds like you had a great time. Cheers!

  417. The fabulous Miss Mary allegedly said:

    JOY! Thanks for the opportunity to live vicariously through you :-)

  418. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    My heart has been filled with fabric love!! Thanks for the pic-trip to market and “muah” for a fabulous fabric line.

  419. The fabulous Laurie allegedly said:

    I love the pictures of quilt market they look awesome. Wish I could go. Thanks for the chance to win.

  420. The fabulous Minna allegedly said:

    was just thinking about holiday gifts… could really use some of that!

  421. The fabulous sharon allegedly said:

    OMGGG you were one busy gal even with being sick. Isn’t that sucky being sick while fun is going on around you? Just not fair.
    great give away!!!

  422. The fabulous dorothy allegedly said:

    that was a lot of info! thanks for the quilt market post–it helps us, who have to live vicariously through you talented people, feel like we’re part of the action too. i’m crossing my fingers for that beautiful pile of quilty goodness!

  423. The fabulous Nicole Marie Lingley allegedly said:

    Great giveaway! Your pics are fabulous!

  424. The fabulous Traci allegedly said:

    I just need to win because we’re neighbors and I really, really do NEED that fabric!

  425. The fabulous Carbonated Creations allegedly said:

    I love seeing Quilt Market photos, thank you. I would love to be able to go. Great giveaway - thanks for hosting it. Crossing my fingers!

  426. The fabulous fi allegedly said:

    What a round up and what amazingly pretty i must have it of loose an arm fabric!

  427. The fabulous Lynne allegedly said:

    Thanks for all the Quilt market photos. :-) Love the Don’t Look now quilts. Love the Giveaway :-)
    Have Fun

  428. The fabulous Michelle C. allegedly said:

    WOW! looks like you had a great time! I’m so envious! my dream is to one day make it to market. looks so inspirational! Hope you’re feeling better!

  429. The fabulous simone allegedly said:

    Lieve Monica ~ thank you so very much for this wonderful post. So nice meeting so many of your friends and seeing what a good time you had.
    How very very excited you must be, with such a sweet, bright and happy fabric line finally on the market. Once again, GEFELICITEERD!!! You will make so many people happy these holidays. I am happy there was some unprotected sex ;0) Makes the chance to win bigger.
    Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your Holiday Happy babies! xo

  430. The fabulous Margaret allegedly said:

    One day I’ll get to a Quilt Market. It’s a dream, but it could happen!

  431. The fabulous Tricia allegedly said:

    Love your happy post. It was so cheery and colorful. I can’t wait for part two!

  432. The fabulous Samelia's Mum allegedly said:

    What about absolutely wonderful post. My goodness you’ve been busy.
    Love all of your pics and commentary.

  433. The fabulous Britt Burton allegedly said:

    Loved your review of Quilt Market!

  434. The fabulous junebug allegedly said:

    Wow is all I can say. Great pictures! Someday maybe Market will be in my future. Look at all the talent, just another WOW!

  435. The fabulous Nancy Sue Phillips allegedly said:

    Thank you for your generous giveaway. But thank you more for the wonderful post. I know it must have taken a chunk of time, but it gives us all here in cyberland a taste of what it was like to be there!

  436. The fabulous jamie allegedly said:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the fabric!

  437. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:


    Love your site, your chat and your lovely materials (OK, fabrics). The quilts are fantastic inspiration to someone just starting out.

  438. The fabulous Charmaine McL. allegedly said:

    Miss Happy you are such a STITCH!! Pun intended! Always love your sense of humor and thanks for sharing all the great pics and explanations of pics! For those of us who can’t go to market, it’s always a treat to see it through the eyes of those who got to go. Blessings!

  439. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    Bravo! Love all the pics! You deserve a nap after all of that! Flat Nat looked like she had fun too!

  440. The fabulous Jan Richards allegedly said:

    Thanks for a chance to win some beautiful fabrics. Your market post is wonderful.

  441. The fabulous Shannon allegedly said:

    I love that fabric! Thanks for the chance to win. I’ll be crossing my fingers!

  442. The fabulous Jeanna Waller allegedly said:

    OHHHH! pick me please ramdom number generator….thanks for the giveaway!

  443. The fabulous Jamie Moser allegedly said:

    I have seen it in personnow and Im in love!!! I cant wait to make my cherry christmas!!!

  444. The fabulous Suzanne allegedly said:

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed I get lucky on this one…I’m so in love with this line and those little gnomies!

  445. The fabulous louise allegedly said:

    pick me sp!!!! xxx

    and - great post - can’t believe you managed that whist full of it!!!

  446. The fabulous Crystal Allen allegedly said:

    You just lived my DREAM going to quilt market. So happy for you and a little bit jealous all at once. How amazing to be surrounded by so many wonderful, creative people! Congrats!

  447. The fabulous Des allegedly said:

    I’ll bring the Dorito chips.

  448. The fabulous Becky in Georgia allegedly said:

    Great photos from Market. Congrats on your fabric line. Awesome fabric! Take care!

  449. The fabulous janine b allegedly said:

    i just love dessert!! enjoyed reading your recap of the quilt show…especially the part about the aussies BUT it’s not us who talk funny!!!!

  450. The fabulous Margaret Moore allegedly said:

    OK, first time I’ve commented on a blog, but who could resist that prize?!

  451. The fabulous Ciara Johnson allegedly said:

    Just discovered you on the PMQG and I love your voice. I’m keeping my fingers crossed to win the fabric. Anything red and snow-flaky makes me happy!

  452. The fabulous Rebecca Woods allegedly said:

    I love your photos and I can not tell you how much I love this fabric. I have never bought a fat quarter bundle before but if I dont win this will be the first time I do. But I am hoping because you are having your giveaway on the 14th and you are a day behind us here in Australia so that makes it the 15th here and its my birthday on the 15th I have my fingers crossed that I win a wonderful birthday surprise :-) I loooovee your blog too. It always puts a smile on my face :-)

  453. The fabulous Piecefully, Pam allegedly said:

    AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing, Monica. ; ) YOU are a Rockstar!!!

  454. The fabulous Susie allegedly said:

    You are an amazing tour guide ~ I feel like I was there!! Love love love your Holiday Happy……

  455. The fabulous Nicole allegedly said:

    wonderful post and delicious giveaway mmmmm

  456. The fabulous Kim P. allegedly said:

    Seriously, I was imagining you sick in your room almost all the time, so I’m super glad to see you made it out for part of Market–at least for the eating part! LOL! Great photos! Oh, yeah, and please put me in the drawing, thanks!

  457. The fabulous tayamg allegedly said:

    Thanks for the great giveaway. Glad you were able to enjoy some of Minneapolis, despite your cold. Since I grew up there, I am definitely partial!

  458. The fabulous Sue allegedly said:

    love the fabric wish it were mine and I love quilt market and wish non vendors could attend

  459. The fabulous Suzitee allegedly said:

    Oh how I wish I could go to Minnesota…it looks like you had a ball! Inspiration and loveliness everywhere. Please please enter me in the draw…I think I would die and go to heaven if I won!

  460. The fabulous Amber allegedly said:

    ha ha - love the multiplying fq packs! And your Quilt Market update is fantastic! Cannot wait to get my hands on your fabric - it’s too cute!

  461. The fabulous Marie allegedly said:

    Looks like fun! And love the colors of the fabric!

  462. The fabulous steph allegedly said:

    Thanks for the awesome quiltmarket wrap-up ! The fabric looks beautiful - i love the yellow !

  463. The fabulous Michelle C. allegedly said:

    It wass almost like being there! Your’e a hoot! love your blog.

  464. The fabulous craftytammie allegedly said:

    wonderful pictures and commentary as always - I’m so sorry you were sick for your trip! thanks for the chance to win!

  465. The fabulous Elayne allegedly said:

    oooo, it looks like you had so much fun. everything looks awesome. add me to your drawing so I can have fun too.

  466. The fabulous Taya Chiniquy allegedly said:

    Looks like you had lots of fun and I love your fun happy fabric.

  467. The fabulous VickiT allegedly said:

    What wonderful pictures of all the fun you had. Everyone looks like they had a blast.

  468. The fabulous Anneke in Rotterdam allegedly said:

    I would love to win Holiday Happy! I have been looking for years for the right fabrics to create a little Christmas cheer that will fit in in my orange and pink living room.

    Anneke in Rotterdam

  469. The fabulous Mary Durham allegedly said:

    Wow! What a fun market report! Your new fabric is absolutely awesome! It would make my summer if I won some.
    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  470. The fabulous Aleyta allegedly said:

    Beautiful fabric!

  471. The fabulous Roberta allegedly said:

    Love your fabric!

  472. The fabulous Ellie allegedly said:

    Thank you for all the blog gorgeousness! And the fabric is icing on the cake!

  473. The fabulous Carrie P. allegedly said:

    Man, I love seeing Market through the different blogs. Thanks for sharing.
    What a great giveaway too. Thanks for letting me play along.

  474. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    I’m so glad you took so many pictures. I spend hours looking at all of the new lines and links to other designers. So much talent…

    Thanks for the giveaway, your fabric is so cheery!

  475. The fabulous Elisabeth allegedly said:

    What an awesome trip! I am just now getting into sewing and those fat quarters look absolutely yummy!

  476. The fabulous Willa allegedly said:

    You sharing the market is really fun. The fabric would be great to work with.

  477. The fabulous Diann allegedly said:

    Beautiful blog and beautiful fabric!

  478. The fabulous Grace allegedly said:

    Oh so glad you went to Brit’s Pub I love that place. They have lawn bowling on the roof. Thanks for a great giveaway. The fabric looks awesome.

  479. The fabulous Brenda allegedly said:

    Bummer that you were sick at market - but oh be still my heart. Love the fabric bundles.

  480. The fabulous Dee allegedly said:

    Glad you enjoyed our MN nice:) Beautiful fabric - what fun

  481. The fabulous Devon allegedly said:

    Really looking forward to quilt market in Houston and hoping to actually make it this year. Thanks for the fun and informative post. I have new blogs to stalk!

  482. The fabulous Kelly allegedly said:

    What an awesome market post! Love, love, love your new fabric line!

  483. The fabulous Michelle M allegedly said:

    Great post! Looked like a great time!!!

  484. The fabulous Jolie allegedly said:

    wow, great market roundup. And your Holiday Happy is just so…happy! (but I guess you get that all the time!) I love how it’s so very you - your colours and style and sense of humour, but still fresh and new! yum!

  485. The fabulous nicky allegedly said:

    I love love love the fabric. Gorgeous!
    Your blog truly keeps me inspired, thanks for sharing all the pics of your trip.

  486. The fabulous Monica allegedly said:

    I would love to have a product from their unprotected sex! What wonderful happy fabbies! Pick me! Pick me!

  487. The fabulous Ase allegedly said:

    Great photos of lovely people and quilts! Lovely fabric - I’d love to get a bit of that! :o) Ase, Stavanger, Norway

  488. The fabulous Ann-Christin in Sweden allegedly said:

    Oh my what gifts! and so many ppl who want to put their hands on them. And so am I!!!!

  489. The fabulous Petra allegedly said:

    I’m craving those fabrics! Glad to see you are having a good time on your trips!

  490. The fabulous deb allegedly said:

    What a happy blog…..love all the pics and catching up and especially the picture of my beloved birth state from the sky!!! would love to be entered in the drawing:)
    cant wait to get my hands on some of your fabric!!!!!

  491. The fabulous Rachel Locke allegedly said:

    I wish I could go to market. Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  492. The fabulous CarmenE allegedly said:

    Had so much fun reading your report and looking at the photos. It is great to get a glimpse of what happens at these markets. Love the Happy Holiday, the colours are just so beautiful.

  493. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    I love your projects! And I love your wonderful outlook on life!! I so hope I win one of those beauties!!!

  494. The fabulous Tanya allegedly said:

    Random number generator, please be my friend…. please, please….

  495. The fabulous Lisa Leggett allegedly said:

    Dang lady! You’re a stud with all those hyperlinks! You rock!! No wonder it took three days, whew! Sure looks like you had a blast though :o)

    Love your fabrics, hope Mr. Random picks my number!


  496. The fabulous Jeannie allegedly said:

    Thanks for the trip to Quilt Market! I had fun and only wish I could go in person! Wow almost 500 comments! I feel like that snowball in H*&&, that people refer to! Have a great week.

  497. The fabulous Deci Worland allegedly said:

    What a fun happy blog you have. Makes me smile just to look at it. and the fabric makes me grin.

  498. The fabulous Charlene allegedly said:

    Loved gnomes since Junior High (70’s) when I first got addicted to all things gnomish.

  499. The fabulous Chris Warnick allegedly said:

    Fabulous Market pics! Thanks for sharing. Would love to see some of your goodie fabric!

  500. The fabulous arlette allegedly said:

    I’d love to have one of the quadruplets, now, please enter me in the drawing and pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, (take it easy now, calm voice) thank you for the chance!

  501. The fabulous Kimmer allegedly said:

    Hope this is a case of better late than never… I would LOVE to win! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  502. The fabulous Ivory Spring allegedly said:

    WOW - those links will distract me from doing what I am supposed to be doing today… ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  503. The fabulous Megan C. allegedly said:

    Looks like a lot of fun!! Love the fabric!

  504. The fabulous Victoria allegedly said:

    I am definitely ready for dessert!

  505. The fabulous Tammy Mabry allegedly said:

    Love, love your post. So colorful. Thanks for sharing!

  506. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    I can hear a set of those fabrics saying ‘I want to go to Texas where it is hot and muggy’. Do you hear them?

  507. The fabulous Chase l Oh The Cuteness! allegedly said:

    Looks like you had an absolute blast! I absolutely love your fabric collection, and you are working with a great company, Lecien makes some of the best fabrics!

  508. The fabulous Ineke van den Akker allegedly said:

    Wow! What a beautiful blog. Just love this. I added you to my blog addresses!
    with love from Holland,

  509. The fabulous mary ann blazevich allegedly said:

    I would love to order the Happy Holiday bundle of 5 color ways from you as seen on your blog for quilt show. I want to make the japanese lantern quilt - it is so beautiful. I have had little luck in locating an online store with exact colors and amounts to make this project.
    So, I am turning to you, our local NW designer - I think the air helps us be creative. Thanks


    Hi Mary Ann - I love that you want to make my lantern quilt with my fabrics! I have a listing of brick & mortar and online shops that have told me they carry Holiday Happy on my Holiday Happy info page. Even if a B & M shop doesn’t have an online shop… many times shops are happy to make an order over the phone. - Monica

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