So I survived my first Quilt Market!! I went armed with postcards, swatches of my work and some portfolios on my ipad to show art directors. The first day left me feeling completely overwhelmed... so much fabric to look at, so many people and everyone seemed too busy to talk.
Luckily I was not alone and was able to meet up with the ladies who ran The Printed Bolt's REPEAT contest as well as Michele (winner of REPEAT!)
Me, Ellen, Madeleine and Michele hanging out in Carolyn's booth!
After a rough day of walking the floor we hit up the Modern Quilt Guild's meet up that night. This was the place to be!!! Michele and I immediately spotted a few of our favorite designers and decided to be brave and go talk to them.
Carolyn's block of the month quilt "Local" in her first fabric line; Architextures.
Through out the weekend we managed to talk to: Melody Miller, Rashida Coleman-Hale, Carolyn Friedlander, Lizzy House, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Tula Pink and Sarah Watson.
This is Michele and I chatting with Anna Maria Horner!!
Let me tell you... every single one of these ladies was even more fabulous in person!!! Each of them took the time to speak to us about our experiences at our first quilt market, or their approach to design, what they think of the Modern Quilt movement, etc. It made me so incredibly happy.....
I'm definitely encouraged to continue designing fabric and maybe even attend the spring quilt market in Portland, Oregon this year...