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Happy Marketlandia

May 22nd, 2011

I could easily title this post, “Mo Bedell & Traci Butler - my Quilt Market Super Models”.  I didn’t take many photos - I was too busy living in the moment being ooh’d and ahh’d by friends, new friends, events and dazzling new fabrics & products!  I know so many others have market covered so beautifully - but here’s a little snapshot of Happy Marketlandia through my eyes.

Mo and I head to the airport to meet Traci, along with Parka and Bag (our companions who go with us everywhere, though their pal Wallet who sadly stayed behind with Gibby).  At the airport gift-shop, we’re clearly still in Portland.  When we got to SLC, Paige tweeted me that SLC doesn’t put birds on things.  Allrighty then,  just for you Utah:  Put A Tator-tot On It.
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After we checked into our hotel, we went strait to the convention center and were able to catch a few Schoolhouses. Here Kristin (left) and Traci (right) model Patty’s (center) new adult size patterns (Kyoko). Patty’s beautiful booth featuring her savory and delicious new line called Grand Bazaar.
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Me at the Lecien booth OMG’ing over my name and fabric on the the fabric-sample-card-hanger-thingies.
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Sarah Jane’s booth featuring her first line of fabric called Children at Play.  Just like her fabric, Sarah is as just sweet and wonderful as I expected her to be!
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At the Birch booth and spotting a new and exciting quilt pattern from Elizabeth - and I can’t wait to find out more about this quilt pattern!
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My friend Lori Holt and her beautiful first line of fabric called Sew Cherry. It’s yummy, sweet and happy - JUST LIKE LORI!
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Just like in Houston, Amanda’s booth, newest fabric line and patterns knocked my sock off (dying over her little “fascinator” hats that double as pincushions).
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Traci at Micheal Miller placing an order for our dear friend Violet’s first line called Peacock Lane. Violet’s line is so beautiful, happy, fun and hip - JUST LIKE HER!
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Feast your eyes on PamKittyWorld! For years, years, years I’ve been saying Pam needs her own line of fabric - and now she does collaborating with the amazing Holly Holderman of Lakehouse Drygoods with the new PamKittyMorning collection! Since I’ve known Pam (and it could be a very, very long time because we were neighbors as kids in a then tiny Bay Area east bay neighborhood - but didn’t know until we both started blogging), she’s had a way with fabric. Pam’s a fabric whisperer and can pull the most amazing combinations together that has a clear “PKM” look. Mix in 1930’s, florals, cool moderns, kitchenishy kitchies, dots, checks, a little bit ric, a little bit of rack, solids… stir… marinate… kiss it with love… top with a dash of witty humor and a touch of salt… and VOILA… there you have the new Pam Kitty Morning collection!  To say I’m thrilled and proud of her is an understatement.  And to say I’m kissing Holly’s butt and schmoozing her so I can get my hands on some PKM… is a complete truth. Note: Not a schmooze and true… I have a “Lakehouse” cupboard in my sewing room because I love Holly’s fabrics so much - and there just so happens to be a spot available for PKM to put in it. Ok, kind of a schmooze. But still true.
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PamKittyMorning World

Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew - and JUST like her blog and patterns, she is so sweet and happy.   Allison’s both was like being in a 3D version of her blog, and I didn’t want to leave. In fact, I wanted to set up a sewing machine and start making one her fun and stunning quilt patterns that I love so much!
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I snap of shot of Traci and Katy being photographed by Mo. What’s so funny is how Mo takes the photo.  Later, Traci provides a reenactment of Mo taking their photo.  I heart my friends.
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Ever notice how much talent and creativity emanates from Portland and Oregon??!!  Valori shows that besides being uber talented (and sweet)… she knows how to make a bird. And most of all… how to put a bird on it.
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Mo clearly got a fashion memo from Timeless Treasures - look how cute she looks with the TT peeps! Mo with TT’s newest superstar, Rashida (longtime superstar to us)!  Also on the far left is Mary, another superstar (clearly my camera only takes photos of stars!) and the maker of the chocolate mustache lolly-pops that swept Marketlandia.  Rashida was debuting her first line called I Heart, and boy do I heart it!  In the last photo, Traci demonstrates how market-goers gobbled up Amanda’s darling CuteBot cross-stitch patterns at Rashida’s booth.
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Jennifer Paganelli’s business card should read: Creator of beautiful things, teacher of beautiful things, funny girl, cheerleader, mentor, designer, author, fashionista, superstar, glam-girl, nicest person in the world, super X & O notemaker - and making making the world a better place person.
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Traci, me, Jennifer and Jenean Morrison.  I first met Jenean in Houston and liked her oh so much.  I got to spend even more time with Jenean in SLC… and now I full on love her.  I think Jenean is a Portlander trapped inside a Memphisite’s (Memphisonian?) body, and her newest line is Silent Cinema, and is one of the fabrics I’m gushing over this season.
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Joel Dewberry… adorable. That goes for his booth and fabrics, too.
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My favorite booth! I wanted to move into this booth! I loved the fabrics, patterns and look of Zen Chic. AND I got to speak German!
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Izzy in the hizzy! Sometimes I just can’t help myself. The latest offerings from Izzy and Ivy are so freaking cute I came close to stealing their displays! Also so fun to see Jana and girls - I love, love, love them!
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A funny thing happened to Traci on her way out of Moda booth… she won $500!!!  Moda gave a ticket to every shop (that placed an order)  to spin the  Spin-A-Prize wheel for a prize.  We found out the day prior that someone had won an iPad… and today was Traci’s lucky day!  HOLY SCHMOKES! On the far right is super-awesome Holly of Urban Chicks. Love. Her.
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Holly and Aneela manning the booth. Meeting Aneela was one of my big thrills this market. I love her fabric, her art, her hearty conversions/conversing with her, her cuteness, kindness, wit and smartness… I just love her to pieces. And seeing her newest line Little Apples… so cute I could squeeze it! Her and Holly together… my head almost exploded. And when Aneela and Kristin fulfilled my wish for the little Moda booth to be a “kisses” booth. My head finally exploded.
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I’ve been wanting to meet Pat Bravo, and lucky me that Traci is good friends with her and intorduced me.  Pat’s an A M A Z I N G pattern and fabric designer, and I love her Art Gallery Fabrics.  I think Pat is an awesome role model for women in business as well as running a family business.  Pat’s booth won an award… no surprise!  Traci let me tag along on her shop appointments, and supposedly I was helping Traci… but when we got to Pat’s booth I just kept saying, “order it” over and over and over and over.  I can’t wait to see Traci’s shop when all her orders come in!
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Mo Looking suspicious in Lizzy’s booth… Lizzy (and her beautiful 1001 Peeps) keeping a sharp on her.
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Another highlight of Market was getting to have some party time, and the mother of all highlights forever in the history of man - was a night with Paula Prass and her daughter Jennifer Storey (aka #storytimewithPaula) .  Bari, Jona, Traci, Jenean and myself will never forget our night with Paula and Jen - and we’re forever bonded because of it.  And if that wasn’t enough… I’m deeply madly in love with Paula’s new line called Botanika.  If you ever get to meet Paula, ask for a story.
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Sunrise over SLC from our hotel room across from the Salt Palace (convention center). The only reason I show this photo is to prove that I’ve gotten up at the same time as the sun. At least once.
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Farewell beautiful Salt Lake City, with your sparkly blue skies, your city hugging snow-capped mountains, your kind and friendly people and your crazy cool orange flags for crossing the street. I’m coming back, with family in tow next time. Too much to see and do, and your small taste was delicious.
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Flying home, Traci and I flip through our photos and we both landed on Robert Kaufman Kona booth at the same time. And when everyone got home… we all napped happily ever after.
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53 Responses

  1. The fabulous mo allegedly said:

    First!! Love the recap! Did I tell you I left Parka in Kristin’s car on the way home??!!! He has been gone all week!!! Can’t wait to do it all again with you roomie!

  2. The fabulous KathiD allegedly said:

    Oh! So much fun seeing it through your eyes!!

  3. The fabulous Paige allegedly said:

    Meeting you was the highlight of my QM experience my Zombie friend:)

  4. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    I am so green you met so many cool people. I need to get out more in blogland and real life. Thanks for the pkmworld love. I? ? You for your mind words.. xo

  5. The fabulous sewhappygeek allegedly said:

    So glad you had a great time and how bout that $500 win?! Awesome! I must admit I’m actually quite jealous that you went to market, but then again you did such a great post about it. And theres always next year, right? Lol.
    Hey, have a great giveaway going on today, go check it out!

  6. The fabulous Katy allegedly said:

    wasn’t it awesome? Man, I heart you guys so much.

  7. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    God… I so missed being there!! Thank you for allowing me to live vicariously through your lovely photos. The stories behind the photos helped ever so much. By the way, soooo true about Jennifer P… she is a peach!!

  8. The fabulous Wendy allegedly said:

    Thanks for sharing your fun fun fun trip to SLC. Can’t wait to see all the new patterns and fabs show up in my LQS.
    Thanks again,

  9. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    Love your pics Monica - the booths looked amazing, so much eye candy! Still waiting on the Donny report ;)

  10. The fabulous Sarah @ PingsAndNeedles allegedly said:

    Oh Monica … wonderful post … but really … your fabric … it’s just toooooooo wonderful for words :)

  11. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Oooh Monica - thank you SO MUCH for sharing your trip to Quilt Mart with your Zombiettes! It was so great to see the displays and all the beautiful fabrics through your eyes. Everyone looked so happy to share their fabrics and friendship. So happy for you dear Happy Zombie! Can’t hardly wait to order my own Happy Mochi Yum Yum fabrics!!!

    Time to click on the links and find out more about everyone you shared with us.

  12. The fabulous Paula Prass allegedly said:

    What a wonderful post. I barely got out and about, so your post was like a mini tour. Unless you’ve been there it’s hard to convey what a huge event this is.

    Love you!

  13. The fabulous Jewel allegedly said:

    It was great meeting you!

  14. The fabulous Nicci P allegedly said:

    Fabulous post. Soooo much info and so many fun pics. I think I need a nap after reading it! Keep up the good work.

  15. The fabulous Ricki allegedly said:

    Quilt Market looks so amazing! Thank you for sharing so many pictures…it’s the next best thing to actually being there! :)

  16. The fabulous Susanne allegedly said:

    Missed you! So glad to see all your fun Market stuff.

  17. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Loved the tour! Didn’t get to see enough of YOUR new line but then again I’m hoping you have plenty of things to share coming soon!

  18. The fabulous mean sarah jean allegedly said:

    I’m so sorry I didn’t get to meet you at market. But I am glad you enjoyed it! I was hoping you were going to have a booth, so you would be easy to find :)

  19. The fabulous Kristin allegedly said:

    Next time I’ll skip all my appointments so I can go on the rounds with you! So much I missed! Fun to see through your eyes.

  20. The fabulous AnnieO allegedly said:

    Sounds like heart palpitations and gasping were happening for you the whole of Market, LOL (lots of love). Glad you enjoyed every excitement-crammed moment.

  21. The fabulous Mary Anne Drury allegedly said:

    PHEW !!! I’m EXHAUSTED from reading about it !! It all looks like TONS of FUN !!! …. and all those (gasping to catch my breath) GREAT new fabrics, patterns, doo dads and creative booths !!!! WOW ! WOW ! WOW !

  22. The fabulous Traci allegedly said:

    I heart you so much!! I had the best. time. ever! Ok, now I have to go get ready so I can go sew with you! xoxoxo

  23. The fabulous Jenean allegedly said:

    You are so awesome! I loved hanging out with all of you–it was so much fun! I usually feel wiped out after quilt market, but I came home feeling refreshed and inspired. I’m so happy I got to spend more time with you this time around. I’m looking forward to Houston!!

  24. The fabulous Allison allegedly said:

    Yay! It was so fun to meet you….next time I’m going to follow you guys around the whole time…it looks like it was a party!

  25. The fabulous Jen Duncan allegedly said:

    AWESOME report Monica. Thank you! Almost as good as being there. Maybe better (certainly cheaper!) I’m so very happy for you and your continued success. xo, jen

  26. The fabulous Sharon @ A Prairie Sunrise allegedly said:

    Look at all the fun colors & beautiful smiles! What fun! :)

  27. The fabulous Kristyne allegedly said:

    Good times! Great post. ;)

  28. The fabulous Gigi Minor allegedly said:

    I’m so happy to see your pictures from your trip! It looks as though you all had WAY too much fun!!! Perhaps I can join in the festivities this Fall! I have yet to experience Quilt Market!

  29. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    MTME(Market through Monica’s eyes) the best report yet. Thanks for sharing all of your fun!

  30. The fabulous Crissy allegedly said:

    Oh My Goodness!!! Great market coverage. I was so happy to finally meet you in person after following your blog for so long. I love you art, witty outlook, cheery disposition and amazing talent. Plus, WOW, you sweet hot yams really know how to throw a party!! I’m cherishing my sweet lil’ goody bag.

  31. The fabulous Christine allegedly said:

    Wow - what a lot of fun that was - so great to be able to see all that fun wonderful stuff. CAN NOT WAIT to get my hands on Happy Mochi and get started on my quilt!!

  32. The fabulous Suzette Mariel allegedly said:

    Fabulous coverage as usual of an event I wish I could have attended! But lucky for me your post made me feel like I had been there. Love the photos! Looking forward to more!!

  33. The fabulous aneela allegedly said:

    Oh! I miss market!! Meeting you and the yam’s was the sweetest icing on my SLC cake!!!
    p.s. my head was close to exploding too.

  34. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    You got some of the best people at market…some of the ones I was so excited to see and meet. So glad we had our moment!

  35. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    Oh dear me what fun!!! I just smiled while reading and pouring over your pics, made me feel like I was there! Only one thing, why are you hiding the Donny pictures? I promise we won’t be jealous. Miss you! xoxomf

  36. The fabulous Angela O. allegedly said:

    Put a tater-tot on it, I LOVE IT! You should make t-shirts! Thanks for the recap so the rest of us can live vicariously!
    P.S. I love your strawberry needle holder in my Daily Sewing calendar!

  37. The fabulous Connie allegedly said:

    I love the yummy photos!!!

  38. The fabulous Krista - Poppyprint allegedly said:

    BEST market recap going! I just loved every word, photo and exclamation mark. One day, I’ll click my ruby slippers and end up at market. Until then, I really enjoy all of the market tales in blogland. Thanks Monica for such a yumyum post!

  39. The fabulous Leslie Schmidt allegedly said:

    Thanks for the vicarious (I always thought that sounded like a dirty word!) trip through market. Loved all the sweetness and happy people. Helps make up for the grayness and rain around here. I seriously need to get my hands on your fabric, PKM’s fabric, and Elizabeth’s pattern (not necessarily in the same project.) My stash is making a 180 degree turn!

  40. The fabulous Violet Craft allegedly said:

    … and we all napped happily ever after. LOVE IT!!! Love you, dear friend. This post is fantabulous.

  41. The fabulous Ina allegedly said:

    Thanks for the pictures! ;0

  42. The fabulous Bridgette allegedly said:

    Sounds like you had the time of your life! Come back and visit anytime :)

  43. The fabulous amy dunn allegedly said:

    How fun!! I just placed my order for some of your beautiful fabrics, SO excited!!! :)

  44. The fabulous Jill allegedly said:

    Thanks for all those great photos of Quilt Market….for us who can only dream of ever seeing the real thing.

  45. The fabulous Wrennette allegedly said:

    THANKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU!!! Your photos and report was well worth waiting for. I’m serious. I’ve been checking your block five times a day knowing that I had this great gift coming my way….and this morning..was CHRISTMAS thanks to Monica. Number one I’m very happy that your experience was not disappointing…Number two I would so love to do what you get to do. I have lovely friends…friends that I’ve had a lifetime..precious memories..etc..but none of my friends love color and patterns and fabric as I do/or as you do. I ‘get excited’ over fabric. As you do. I love the Olympics better than anyone of earth..so do you. Maybe we were supposed to be twins. Okeh. enuf fawning…thankyou so very much for taking the time and effort to share your Spring Market, SLC, experience with us.

  46. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    That’s beautiful fabric.


  47. The fabulous Rachaeldaisy allegedly said:

    Wow, this might be the best report of market I’ve read so far. So fun and colourful!! It was though you were introducing everyone. Sounds like you had an amazing time!!

  48. The fabulous Lisa L allegedly said:

    Hey Monica, I’m with you on smoozing Pam Kitty! Her line with my all time love, Lake House, is too cute for words!! And since you have a “in” find out how we can score one of those stinkin cute Kitty posters!!! What fun!


  49. The fabulous Suzanne allegedly said:

    Between your Yum Yummy fabric and Pam’s purrfect collection my store’s shelves will be colorfully stocked this fall. I was such a terrific market. Sorry I didn’t get to meet you though.

  50. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    I only have one word to describe this post…YYYYUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMYYYY! :)

  51. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    Fun post! I’m getting ready to cut into your fabric today! BTW…I was THE FIRST PERSON to buy a bundle from Lecien at sample spree…they probably thought I was crazy…I waited for 10 minutes before they could sell…just waiting…yep…I bought the first bundle!

  52. The fabulous Lori G. allegedly said:

    Monica, this may be my favorite post of all the Quilt Market posts I’ve read! I would LOVE to meet Paula & hear a story. The first time I stumbled onto her blog was just after her son passed away & my heart broke for her. But, I love how she was able to express it all in her words. I love her fabric, too!

    Inquiring minds must know: did you see Donny? ;)

  53. The fabulous amylouwho allegedly said:

    I’m not sure how I missed this post but I LOVED it! I’m glad you thought SLC was so nice! I lived there for 5 years after college - it’s a pretty place.

    Your new fabrics look so great!

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