Hey folks!! It’s only been the first day and our heads are already spinning! As always, there is wonderful stuff to share with you all.
I have to start with this a-ma-zing Block of the Month we spotted at the This & That booth. Sherri Falls (who always designs gorgeous BOMs with Moda lines) has used the next French General line, Maison Garance, in her new BOM called Paris in the Fall. We looooooove it. So of course we’re offering it. We came straight back to our rooms and got it online for you. The program starts in November and will run through April, and the quilt finishes at 66″ x 86″. Click here for more details and to sign up!
Gorgeous, rich golds, blacks and red blocks are spotlighted against cream backgrounds and a spectacular setting.
(The last This & That BOM we offered, Vintage Memories, completely filled up, so if you are considering it, make sure to get your spot!)
Anyway, we got to meet so many people we only knew by blog and Twitter and catch up with old buddies! This morning we cruised the Moda floor, caught Bonnie & Camille at their heavenly spot in the Moda arena, Sandy Gervais in her citrus wonderland, Barb & Mary in their “Happy” Place, Sandy Klop with her schoolhouse funhouse (so fun to listen to her dialogue all the animals in her quilt!), sweet Deb Strain; Laurie Simpson modeled her Halloween Night apron for us like a pro, and my personal favorite, the Audrey-esque Joanna Figueroa! And now the Bunny Lady and Oliver + S are now on the Moda floor too, yay!!! (INTERLOCK KNITS, here we come!) For more booth photos, head over to our Flickr gallery!
We also got to meet Vanessa Christenson, Melissa Stramel, and Stefanie Roman, John Adams, and Kaye Prince IRL! Also ran into Julie Herman and Vickie Eapen again, whom we met at the last Market, and it’s always fun to see what they’re up to 🙂
Adorable lady Vanessa and bag, no?
Appointments kept us busy all day — like FreeSpirit, Blue Hill, Lecien, RJR Fabrics, and Riley Blake — and tomorrow and Sunday are also jam packed with wonderful fabric appointments.
Unfortunately we only got to see about 1/4 of the show today — so no worries, we’ve still got a lot of floor to cover and many, many wonderful designers to see and show + tell!!!
Oh, and we’ve got another prize to giveaway!! We have 2 boxes of Amy Butler premium thread to give away!! They coordinate with her Soul Blossoms and Love lines! Leave a comment on this post, Facebook, and Twitter for chances to win! And don’t forget the Fat Quarter Bundle giveaway also still on from yesterday’s post!
And psst psst psst, for more fun going-ons, check out our giveaway on Fat Quarterly and the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.
See ya back here tomorrow 😉
I looooove the "this and that" BOM so much, I had to just go ahead and reserve mine. The threads are sooo yummy
Love those little boxes of thread! Thanks for all the great pictures–it's the next best thing to being there 🙂
Love that beautiful thread. Thanks for all of the wonderful updates and photos. Even in Australia I feel like I'm a part of the action.
That thread looks like little candies in a box! Yum.
The Spring Market looks great – wish I was there! Thanks for offering the threads. Cheers, Irene Lowe, Melbourne, Australia
Wow, what great thread.
Looks like you are having a great time.
Love those threads, adorable colours.
My head is spinning and I wasn't even there! WOW! I just want to touch all the fabric! I can't wait for more pictures of all the pretties 🙂
Thanks for all of the pictures, I love seeing all of the new fabrics! Those Amy Butler threads are wonderful. Please enter me in the drawing. Have fun!
Love all the photos! Thanks so much for giving us all such a great peek into Quilt Market!
Ah it is so fabulous that Amy Butler came up with thread! I can't wait until Soul Blossoms comes out too! Such gorgeous colours! Thank you for having such a great give away, Sharonj.
Who wouldn't want such pretty thread in their stash! It must take a week to recover from all the fun and excitement at Market.
OOOHHH! Luscious threads!! May I please get a closer look??
I would love to try some new thread. Thanks for the great give aways.
Thanks for recapping your day at market and for the giveaway!
I love it all!!!! thanks for the giveaway!
Oh my, look at all the yummy stuff!! Keep the photos coming, and thanks for another great giveaway!!
Wonderful thread colors!!!
It's really great to hear what market is like. Thanks for thinking of us who are at home 🙂
Imm so jealous! Surrounded by such talent and GORGEOUS fabric- I can only WISH!!!
Can't wait for more photos and peaks at what's coming soon!!!
What a fun market day. I enjoy seeing the pictures. That polka dot couch that Sandy Gervais is sitting on is awesome. Please enter me in your drawing for the thread packs. Looking forward to more market pics tomorrow.
Thank you for all the wonderful photos:)
There is so much eye candy! I am drooling over all the new goodies! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks so much for the fun photos…the Sherri Falls BOM is amazing…and every single booth is cute as can be…and love the thread too! Looking forward to tomorrow!
Thank you so much for all the updates. The vender pic are so inspireing and of course would love to have great threat too!
Thanks for the pics, I can't wait to see more! Wish I was there! And wonderful thread colors!
Hey if you ever need someone to come along and carry your packages just let me know. It looks like so much fun.
Great to see all your photos. I loveeee that polka dot couch! Amazing selection of fabrics. It's almost overload just seeing your pics. But I'd love to win the thread!
wow…that thread looks delish!
Oh, I didn't know there was Amy Butler THREAD… ohhhhh… ahhhhh…
Too cool! Looks like ya'll are having a blast!
Cool Spools! I'd love to win Amy's new thread collection— and I ♥ the new Bunny Hill fabrics ( what a surprise, huh? : )
Thank you so much for sharing insights on Quilt Market. You sound very busy. Are you sure you don't need some help? I could jump on a plane and come help you with your appointments, fabric selection, and carting things around…maybe even take a planeful back home with me in So. Cal. LOL!
PS – please Pop by Cozy Quilt Designs' booth and tell them hello for me!
A person can never have too much gorgeous thread. I'm in.
What a Great Idea to have your own thread to go with your own fabric – "That Girl" comes up with the great ideas. Would just love to win. Cathie
Wow it is my dream to have all of those great colours….
Wow!!! Thank you for showing us all that is quilt market! So much wonderfulness!! (Is that a word?? lol) Looking forward to your next installment. 🙂
What a sweet giveaway! Thanks for the great pics. I can't wait to see more!
Gorgeous BOM! All the booths are so pretty, thanks so much for sharing, you make us feel like we're right there with you! ☺
I love your updates! I'm going to really have to think hard about that BOM… I have sooooo many other projects going right now, but it's awesome!
I am really enjoying the updates! and your store!
Fuuny, you hardly ever see thread as a giveaway. Too bulky I suppose. Great prize.
Thank you so much for your pictures and sharing. It is a little bit like being there!And thanks for all the chances to win!
Ooh, I'd LOVE some Amy Butler thread to go along with the Amy Butler Love fabric I have. Thank you!! I love reading about Quilt Market!
Amy Butler has thread??!?!?!? Gotta have it.
I love the new BOM.
Those Amy Butler threads are gorgeous!
Thank you for the peak into quilt market, Im so jealous! Have a great time and thanks for the giveaway!
OH I love the Gnoma Claus, so cute.
ooh another lovely giveaway, thanks ladies.Could you look out for some Aussie ladies having booths at market, love to see their quilts,
That Robyn Pandolph fabric looks divine! Thanks for the market insight.
Everyone's booths are so pretty! Thank you for bringing us up to date with pictures 🙂
Wow, wow, WOW! Thanks for the awesome pictures, I almost feel like I'm there! Loving Monica's an Riley Blake's! The threads are heavenly!
Thanks so much for the Market photos. I'm heading to your Flickr site to view more. Many thanks!
I NEED that thread. I have a whole stack of the LOVE fabric cut and ready to sew for my daughters bedroom. I'm dying here!
love your pics, cannot wait to see more, thanks ladies!!
Love all the quilt show pics! Wish I were there….
Thanks so much for the peek at market! The thread looks awesome.
Thx for the pics – I can live the market if only vicariously! 🙂
Thanks so much for all the photos! I am looking forward to tomorrow allready!! Love both Amy Butler lines and didn't know there was coordianting thread! Could do with some of that for my amy hexie quilt!!
So loving the market updates and the photos. mmm so have market envy.
Wonderful thread. I have room for it in my studio?
How wonderful–Amy threads. All of the booths are fantastic. I would need a week to take in each and every booth of beauty.
Yummy thread colors! Thanks for posting pictures of market.
awesome job taking pics, and bringing it all to us!! Thanks so much! Sherri Falls always does a fantastic job – beautiful!!!
Everyone has such amazing booth displays.
I can only imagine how awesome Amy's booth was. I love her lines.
Thanks for the wonderful pictures! Wish I were there. Kathie L in Allentown
fabulous recap. can't wait for more!
thanks for the chance at winning AB thread. awesome!
Cute boxes! Again, great photos. Makes me want to go down in my sewing room and sew!
All I can say it WOW…..great displays. It's fun seeing people I feel I know even though they have no idea who I am!!
Great eye candy!
Thanks for all the shots of the designers at Market. The thread looks amazing. Thanks for the chance to win some! Keep up the great photos.
Wonderful wonderful pictures! Keep them coming!! =)
I love looking at the the pictures & a wonderful giveaway. Thanks!
Oh, I just love seeing all of the booths. You must be having so much fun.
I could sure use thread! QM looks like so much fun, thanks for sharing it with all of us!
Thanks for posting all the great pics and thanks for the giveaway!
I am so loving the thread! Happy to have a chance at it, and thankful that you are kind enough to offer!
I really loved looking at all your photos. QM looks like so much fun! Thanks for the giveaway too!
Wow! Looks like you are having such fun!
I look forward to seeing your market photos every trip. The thread looks too wonderful, thanks for the chance to win!
I love the market photos and I'm always eager to try new thread. Thanks for the giveaway!
Ooooh…pace yourself! You're having way too much fun! 😉
What amazing photos…..thank you for sharing with us……and then to add the beautiful little boxes of thread to it all. What a wonderful time you are having, can't wait for the next installment of all the lovelies.
Your pictures and reports have been awesome! Thanks for the booth shots — I'm just floored by all the creativity that goes into those booths! That thread is luscious. I want it! 🙂 Tell Laurie and Brenda and Anne hi for me!! Oh, and tell Moda it's all their fault!!
looks like you're having a great time. love all the pics!
Great photos! I've never heard of threads coordinating with fabrics. Cool!
OMG all of that eye candy is making me feel ill – LOL
Oh great, now I get to get all obsessive about thread as well as fabric! Those look SO PRETTY!
I love sitting here in my pajamas taking a tour of market. Keep taking lots of pictures!
Love the pretty thread and the market updates.
I didn't realize she had a premium thread line! Thanks for letting us know!!
Sounds like you guys are having a blast — thanks for the chance to win!
Just posted a tweet MOM2ETCK
Gorgeous thread, like a box of candy!
OOOOHHH thread lovelies, count me in!
I just posted a comment on my facebook profile linked to this post.
Yummy threads! Thanks so much for sharing
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!
I'd love to win that gorgeous thread!!
Love the pictures. Sure wish I was there. Thanks for the give away.
Thanks so much for all the photos from Market. Looks so fun, but I'm sure it's a lot of work too. Everything is just beautiful. I'd love to win the Amy Butler threads. Thanks again for the great photos!
LOVE those santa gnomes, and Sandy's animals look so cute! Can't wait to see more of her line.
Love all of the pictures! It looks like you are having a blast!
Thread, beautiful thread!! Yes, I would love to try it!
It would just give me the excuse to splurge on some Amy Butler fabric! 🙂 Thank you for the giveaways for those of us who couldn't go to Market!
Yikes! I love that new BOM with the French General fabric. Totally up my alley.
As I said before, I'm SO JEALOUS I'm not there. Looks like a great time!
Oh my gosh, that thread looks so pretty in those little boxes, I think I would need 2! One to use and one to put on display!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
I am forever in need of a different color or shade of thread. Thanks for the chance to win!
Great updates! Almost like being there! The boxes look pretty cute! It would be fun to win one! Ann in NC
thanks for the post and tweets. I feel like I get to attend the show too.
Thanks for sending such great pictures. Would love to win a box if those lovely threads! Thanks for keeping us updated.
Love the pictures and Amy's thread.
Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.
Thanks for all the wonderful pictures! Beautiful fabrics to dream about, that's for sure. I've never seen little boxes of thread to match a fabric line. . .how cool! I can't wait for the next update.
It looks like fabric heaven there.
I read Amy Butler was coming out with thread, and it looks luscious (of course)! Thank you for sharing photos of the market with us. Everyone's booth and everyone look gorgeous. So fun to see all this creativity and inspiration!
Thank you so much for sharing these pictures with us! Beautiful booths!
Love those boxes of Amy's threads. Please enter me in the drawing. I'm loving following you around the market thorugh your posting here and on twitter.
what super displays, mouth watering.
Seriously, you always leave me wanting to see MORE! I love sitting your should as you do the walking!!
Thanks for sharing your experience.
I cannot wait to get my hands on some of the Gnoma Claus panels – too cute! And the thread is yummo…thanks for the chance to give it a good home.
Oooh, Amy Butler thread! There goes the budget…
Thanks for sharing! I love it all!
Thanks for sharing all your photos. The Amy Butler threads are so cutely boxed up! Love the colors.
I love all the colors and patterns! Thanks for the excellent coverage.
Thanks for all the great pictures! I wish I could be there.
Thread,thread, all the beautiful colors in a row!
Love all the photo's! Thank you! The thread looks very yummy too. 😉
I love thread!! The colors are beautiful!! Would sure like to win it! The BOM is beautiful too!
Thanks for all the great photos! It must be horribly exciting to see all the new fabrics! Love the thread-can never have too much!
Just love seeing all the fabric. What a feast of color.
Thanks for the photos.
Love Amy's fabrics!
Wish I was there! lovely photos, thanks for showing them.
Looks like fabric "heaven"!!!!
Thanks for sharing all the terrific photos! I would love to win that thread!
Thanks for the updates!
Love those threads! Greetings from Slovakia 🙂
The thread colors are beautiful! Thanks!
Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing! Wish we could all go!
Great thread from Amy Butler! Thanks for the opportunity to win:) Love the photos from Market.
Beautiful thread. That's a fun give away.
Oooh, yummy yummy thread! Market looks like so much fun!
WOW – Amy Butler premium thread !!! Don't mind if I do have some that thread. and thanks for the opportunity
Yummy! Thanks for sharing market with us! Looks like everyone is having such a great time. Love the new BOM, too!
OHHH, thanks for sharing market photos with us. And thanks for the giveaway.
I love to see all the pictures from the spring market and Amy Butler's fabric is lovely. I have a lot of her fabric.
Such pretty colors! I would love to win. And thank you for the lovely pictures. It's the next best thing to actually being there.
Thanks for sharing all of your pics – I would have a hard time trying to decide what to buy. Thanks too for the giveaway!
Market pics are my favorite. Thank you for including us!
Ooohh, I'm loving the pictures! Makes me feel a part of it in a way. 🙂
I want to live in Amy Butler's booth. Think she'd min if I showed up with my pillow and blankie?
Wish I could be there! But the pictures are great. So much fun to see all the beautiful new things to look forward to!
WOW! Looks like you guys are having a blast! Would love to win some new thread 🙂
I love visiting Quilt Market right here in my own sewing room.
Thanks for sharing all ur pics with us. Wow! Great market. I would luv to win this thread.
love all the fabric and that thread!
Geez, I'm more jealous today than I was yesterday, the pics are FANTASTIC – thank you for sharing them. And, more please? 😉
Fun pictures! It's great to see so much of market!
The thread sets are very nice! I hope I win one. Thanks for taking the time to post all the fun at market.
Did you say AB Thread. Oh I had to pick myself off the floor. I love AB and I would love to win some thread!
Thank you soooo much for the wonderful post. I am missing being there and this helps so much. Now AB thread… fun.
yum, yum thread!! Great photos…thanks for that.
oh if only there was more hours in the day to devote to fabric and quilting! I am loving all your pictures from market! It makes me feel like I am there! thanks for the chance to win beautiful threads!
Thread! Amy Butler! I am thread poor and would enjoy thread that matches AB fabrics. Thank you for this Market "looksee".
You are already showing more than I could imagine. I love seeing Fig Tree Quilts, and so happy to see a new line by Urban Chicks. I love the new Bliss line also. Just to name a few. Thanks again for sharing all this with us.
I didn't know Amy Butler had a line of thread!
Seeing all these new fabrics — can hardly wait til they are available to us, the consumers!
Thanks for the great pics. Knew I'd love Fig Tree's booth and I did. Thanks for the peek.
The thread looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
Would love to win the thread!
Thanks for the pictures too!
Pick me, pick me! opps sorry got over joyed! lol WOuld love to win.
Everything is tempting, thanks for sharing. I wish I could be there.
I am going to live vicariously through your blogs about all of the happenings at the show. Lucky you! Thank you for the chance at the thread giveaway!
I love the Amy Butler thread!
so much fun to read–thanks for all the pictures–i don't know if i'll ever go to quilt market in my life–but i get to see it through your blog!
It's almost like being there! So much creativity in one place! Thanks for the peeks.
Leslie S. in MN
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I love the thread and appreciate the updates on the fun goings-on!
Such fabuous thread colors…can't wait to see these in person. Love all the pictures!!!
Wow – there are so many generous hearts in May (one of the participant of the SMS May giveaway too).
Thank you so much for sharing all the spring market goodness with all of us! I am wondering if you happened to find Kellie Wulfson of Don't Look Now blog fame? I love her patterns and would love to see you carry them.
Thanks for sharing, this is a wonderful way to enjoy Quilt Market!! Have a great Sunday!!
Omg, I would positively die for this! I love AB and it tends to be a bit harder to coordinate, so these would rule!
What better way to deal with the fact you can't be a market than to win a prize of Amy Butler threads. Oh yeah, it could go a long way to alleviate my suffering.
thanks for all the pics and updates!
can't wait to see the Amy B thread!
Love, Love, LOVE the Maison de Garance BOM by Sherri K. Falls!! I have signed up!!
Thanks for the great pictures and all the wonderful posts. The new threads look great. Thanks for the chance to win. Karen M
The thread looks good enough to eat!
Was so excited to see the booths going up and all the buzz – was so much fun to help on the special exhibits – yea –
Hook a sister up! Thanks for letting me oogle over market photos!
These are gorgeous threads and I would love to win them. The show looks like a lot of fun. Take care and God bless, Cory
Gorgeous threads. I have never used them but I am sure they would be a delight to sew with.
Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures. Wish I could have been there…it looks like loads of fun!
Thanks for a chance to win!! Thanks,too, for the wonderful pictures. I'd better make room in the stash shelves for MORE fabrics!!
I love the Happy Zombie lanterns in that pic. Again, another great set of pictures so we can all share in the fabric and designer bliss!!
Awesome thread, what a great giveaway.
Oh, I would like to win the thread
Thanks for the chance! I just love reading about Market and seeing all the pictures.
I love these!
Amy Butler thread! I had no idea there was such a thing! And I can't wait for Happy Holiday to come out.
Lovely, lovely thread! Thanks for posting all the pictures of the fun!
I love hearing and seeing all of the goings on at Market!
I will be looking at all your photos for a long time. Please enter me into the contest for the luscious thread paks. Sharon q
I feel like I am at quilt market. Thank you for all of your posts!
Oh how I would love using that AB thread! I was at Market myself and saw some of the best of the best!