Portland: Day 2 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Portland: Day 2

Hi again! We have ended the first full day of Market, and whew…exhausted but exhilarated! Today was a whirlwind of appointments with different manufacturers. We found some amazing new designs and designers that we can’t wait to show you! And we saw plenty of familiar faces (caught on camera) and some news ones as well (also on camera). Each photo has it’s own story, but these are just a few highlights from today. You can see the full set of photos on our Flickr gallery.

We met two lovely mother-daughter duos.

I asked Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs for a quote. They said, “We’re here and you’re not, neener neener neener.” Joking, of course. (Hold the hate comments!)

Okay, now how awesome is this. Sandy Klop of American Jane has designed a quilt that becomes a gameboard where you make the rules. Below the quilt are the “game pieces” and “die.” You really can play with it!
Look how beautiful and pristine that partridge quilt in the Minick & Simpson booth is!
Our dear bunny friend has this “I Believe In Angels” BOM quilt displayed. We put this on Fat Quarter Shop the day before we left, so I thought you might like to see it in real life!
Kimberly and Debbie are doing some intense work dreaming up new BOMs for you. See?

This girl is just too cute and nice. I’m so excited about Tanya Whelan’s new line, Ava Rose!! I expect great things.
After Market closed for the day, we enjoyed a nice dinner party with Moda.

One of our waitresses was a sweet lady who reminded us a lot of Betty White with her zip and, well, looks 🙂
Don’t forget to comment on our post from yesterday to win a Portabello Market fat quarter bundle! We’re almost at 500, WOW!! Your readership is definitely appreciated 🙂 Remember, if you need more more more pictures, you can find them here. Now off to catch some z’s before Day 3.


  1. Oh, gosh! After carefully studying each picture I can say with absolutely certainty that there is something I want in every single booth! Have fun! And bring home lots of great ideas for us! I’m making a list already! 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pics!! Tried to comment but won’t let me for Day 1. Appreciate your sharing your days. Must be hard to wait for the fabric to come in.

  3. I can’t believe how fast you were able to post your market pics AND blog about it! I’m taking a day off from Market today… and I haven’t even come close to even uploading my photos to my flickr. I don’t know how you do it Kimberly!!! Oh I know… it’s because you’re not lazy like me!

    I’ll be looking for you when I got back on Sunday!

  4. Love, Love all the images. It must just be so overwhelming seeing such amazing fabric and designs. I can not wait to see what you bring back. Thanks for sharing your images, it is much appreciated.

  5. I know it’s been gruelling hours, that you’ll be so glad to be back home, but I think you must enjoy it as much as we enjoy seeing it.

    I’m jealous!!!! (in a good way)

    Hey, I know… have a contest to let one customer go with you to Market. or I can volunteer =)

    be safe, girls … send more pictures, please! =)

  6. OMG – what fun – would love to be there. I too was unable to post the first day, however, it goes to say I would give my eye teeth and wisdom teeth too to see it all. Your pictures and comments are greatly appreciated. Dee

  7. Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing with those of who couldn’t attend–and thank you for giving me the chance to win a great bundle of fabrics!

  8. I love the gameboard quilt. I can’t wait to see the pattern and fabric at fat quarter shop!!! I wish i could have been there too!