We're back from our whirlwind trip to Salt Lake City. I always come back from market ready to conquer the world. So many ideas are jumping around in my already jam-packed brain. You'll have to stay posted to see what we've dreamed up for the shop.
In the meantime, here's a little photo tour of our trip.
We brought back quite a few of the newest patterns with us. We posted one round of new product to the website this Friday. More will be coming on the next few Friday's too, so check back often.
We headed on on Tuesday morning to allow plenty of time for quilt shop-hopping along the way.
First stop, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Love their downtown. Found a nice little quilt shop and an amazing gift shop nearby. Had a little lunch, then took time for a photo-op by the Big Boot! Waved at a trolley full of kids on a field trip.
Wednesday we drove the rest of the way to Salt Lake City to see more shops. Quilts, Quilts, Quilts, Etc was a fun shop. They have two buildings that are across the street from one another.
We also visited American Quilting in Orem. Amy McClellan, one of our favorite wool pattern designers owns this shop.
Next stop, The Corn Wagon in Springville. Love the character of this building.
Thursday we started out running with a full day of Schoolhouse sessions and Sample Spree.
Got a sneak peak at some of the new quilts from the Let's Twist Again book . . . . coming soon.
Learned more about using the Lazy Angle ruler to get amazing results. Julie Herman from Jaybird Quilts is a hoot.
Love her technique for piecing her quilt labels into the backing of her quilts.
Had a great chat with the gals at National Nonwovens. We tried to convince them to make a winter-white shade of wool felt. Something between Straw and White. Don't you think that would be great? If this is a color you'd like to see, give them a call (800-333-3469) and let them know. I keep thinking that if enough people request it, we'll get it made!!!
Riley Blake had a tree made from fabric and a painted bike in their booth.
Michael Miller went all out, as usual. Note the super-hero in the phone booth.
Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies won the Best Single Booth award for her display. Way to go Emily.
New stitchery patterns from Crabapple Hill. Outstanding as always.
Discovered a new-to-us designer, Red Button Quilt Company. Loved her combination of cotton piecing and wool applique on her Candle Mat Trios.
You know we love everything Moda. Who can resist a Country Fair?
Yummy goodness from Fig Tree Quilts. I think I could do my whole house in this color palette.
A ferris wheel with sock monkeys. Only at the fair . . .
Camille busy writing up orders at Thimble Blossoms.
The newest addition to Moda's fabric design team . . .Cosmo Cricket. You know you loved their scrapbook supplies, how will you be able to resist their fabric?
Can't wait to get Sweetwater's newest line, Hometown. There is a focal print that contains hundreds of town names from their blog readers. Cozad made the list!!! Whoo Hooo!!!
Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts seemed to be everywhere this market - cute booth, awesome schoolhouse session and demo-ing rulers for Checkers. I'm exhausted just watching her.
But seriously - these quilts rock! You'll be amazed at how many different designs
you can make with the Lazy Angle ruler.
We were so impressed that we've decided to change our original plans for this year's
Quilting on the Prairie Retreat and instead will be offering some classes on this technique.
Be sure to check out our website for more information in the next week or two.
Oh goodness. Shannon fabric has brand new styles of Cuddle fabric.
I'll just snuggle up now and take a nap.
Lynn from Bloomin Minds. Always good for a little comic relief.
(Nice Silvery Moon runner, right Lynn?)
Simply gorgeous new wool projects from Wooden Spool Designs.
Fun new projects from Suzn Quilts including a quilt-as-you sew project and Santa Countdown banner.
New from Atkinson Designs: Trio of Pillows, Reader Wrap, and Wine and Dine.