Today I think I should take you on the show floor! After all that is what I was in Salt Lake City for…
My hotel was right next to the Salt Palace Convention Center but it was a long walk through the center to reach the exhibition hall. My first view of Market was from upstairs through the windows.Twenty six aisles of exhibitors!
Inside is buzzing with activity from opening to closing time.
People are shooting videos everywhere you look. I’m not always the sharpest tool in the box when it comes to staying out of the way but I soon caught on…
The outdoor theme was big this year.
Lindsay and Kelsey are the two sisters of Sugar Sisters Designs. Their new line Keep on Groovin’ was beautifully displayed in this camping vignette. It won the first place ribbon for single booth. Deservedly so!I needed a picture in the camper van.This “lit” barbecue was a cute detail.
Who wouldn’t love to own this tepee in another Riley Blake booth featuring the When Skies are Grey collection from Simple Simon and Company ?
The girls of Cotton + Steel are always friendly. They have become very professional about having their picture taken, lining up and posing with ease these days!
My favorite of their collections this time has to be Porto from Sarah Watts.I know Ruby would love this cat purse!!And these children’s clothes are so adorable.Flowers were everywhere.
Meadow by Dena Designs for Free Spirit.
Lovely details…Moving across to Joel Dewberry’s Calimod collection, also for Free Spirit,back to Riley Blake and Fantine by Lila Tueller,and over to Maribel By Annabel Wrigley for Windham Fabrics.Lots of big flowers in the Michael Miller Booth,and a beautiful window display of Wildflowers from the Niemeyers for Timeless Treasures.
One of my reasons for attending market each year is to catch up with friends, and make some new ones. The featured image at the top of the post is me and Kaye England who is always a joy to spend a few minutes with. She is so wise!
Here’s Melissa Marie Collins from Frond Design Studios. Two big pairs of blue glasses.
The Frond booth was quite something!We used to watch Alex Anderson on Simply Quilts every morning…
Here she is with her new rulers from Quilters Select…and me!
What is too much is seeing my DVDs on display!Really!Of course I have lots more picture stop share but I’m going to leave it there for now.
I’m in Calgary getting ready for my stint at the Heritage Park Festival of Quilts. My plane was delayed yesterday so my plans for today changed a little, giving me time to catch up on a few things… I’m hoping to see a little of my surroundings… more pictures to come?