Happy Friday everyone! We hope you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for live updates of Market! Today was our first day of Spring Quilt Market and we spent the whole day browsing and buying new collections, meeting our favorite designers, filming new material for our YouTube channel, and looking for new patterns.
Loving the colorful Moda Fabrics booth! Check out the 3D blocks!
Joanna of Fig Tree Co. surrounded by her new collection, Somerset
Daniar and Sarah with Edyta of Laundry Basket Quilts
We’re counting numbers and figures with Brigitte of Zen Chic
We can’t wait to share Pat Sloan’s new collection… One for Me, One for You!
Codi and Amy Ellis showing off her modern neutral style with her debut collection, Modern Neutrals for Moda
Vanessa Goertzen (Lella Boutique) in her adorable booth, showing off her debut collection for Moda Fabric, Into the Woods (love the Red Riding Hood theme!)
Laurie of Minick & Simpson showing off her beautiful Lexington collection for Moda
Jeni Baker with her new Geometric Bliss Collection, for Art Gallery Fabrics
Surprise! It’s Sarah and Jocelyn at the Vintage Happy section of Riley Blake Designs, all quilts by Lori Holt – pssst, that’s the Great Granny Squared quilt on the right!
Introducing Penny Rose Fabrics, a new division of Riley Blake Designs! Delving into the 1800 and 1900 era!
Feeling patriotic with Robyn Pandolph’s new Faded Splendor collection for RJR Fabrics (that’s a Fat Quarter Style quilt at the bottom!)
Loving Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew’s Oh Clementine line for Windham Fabrics (with another Fat Quarter Style quilt in the corner!!)
Gudrun of G.E. Designs loves geometric patterns and shapes
Jamie in the whimsical and adorable Dear Stella Fabrics booth
Doug of Antler Quilt Design showing off his quilty creations. He always impresses us!
Codi sweet talkin’ with Jill Finley of Jillily Studio
Loving Birch Fabric’s beautiful organic fabrics
We just want everything from This & That!
Emily Herrick and her deer companion showing off her Rustique collection for Michael Miller Fabrics
Ending the night with a blast at Moda’s Quilt Market party
Now that the first full day of Market is over, it’s time for our Quilt Market “Caption This” Contest! We’re giving away Moda bundles of Miss Kate Flannels by Bonnie & Camille and Persimmon by BasicGrey to two lucky winners. Want to win one of these beautiful bundle of goodies? Keep reading!
To enter, all you need to do is to follow the instructions on Rafflecopter below! This contest will close on Saturday, May 17th at 11:59 pm CST, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday May 20th.
We had a great first day of Market, and we’ll be back tomorrow with more updates, giveaways, and much much more!
Nap time at me and my sister designs, wake up and smell the fabric!!!!
We should not have had those margaritas for dinner!
"A me and my sister design coma!"
Repeat after me…
"Mary is the creative genius"…
I can't hear you, Barb!
Hey… where are my glasses?!?
You have got to be kidding… how come we never noticed that block was turned the wrong way!!!!
I SOOOOOOOO want to be at Quilt Market, but can't!! Please, please pick me for Miss Kate Flannels.
Party hard, and pay for it the next day.
I can't remember what to do next.
Now you tell me my zipper is down?!
Dear god thank you for getting us through the first day of quilt market, now if you will just get through tomorrow we would be very grateful. Amen
Let's take a moment to close our eyes, take a deep breath and experience the zen that is Quilt Market.
-Hey wake me up tomorrow ,maybe they will have some coffee.
"I didn't mean to do it!", hanging her head. "Uh Huh", with a sign.
Lord, Blessus this day, for tomorrow is another day at the International Quilt Market!
Let us bow our heads in a moment of silence for…..
Pizza? I think I smell pizza!
Sleeping? No! We are inspecting the inside of our eyelids!
After setting up we just need a five…minute……cat………zzzzzzzzz.
"Where's a quilt… I just need 5 minutes of cuddly-naptime."
"You're surrounded by quilts, silly!"
"You're right. I guess we can just nap… right…. here… Zzzzzzzz…"
It has been a looooong day!!
"Let us give thanks to Saint Emma, the patron saint of patchwork. Amen!"
Sure do love me some Quilt Market, where is the Hotel, and Did I spill something on my shirt?
Waiting to explain what they will do with all this fabric… the two Material Witnesses!
Standing in line at Sample Spree really did us in last night.
Thank you Lord for the gift of fabric!
Oh Lord please help u s cause we are so exhausted!! ( they are praying) 😉
A micro nap and then back to more quilty goodness
Now close your eyes, stop and smell the fabric. This must be heaven.
Are you sure we have to come back tomorrow? I'm exhausted!
Lord, please let me get these seams straight!
Wait, it's coming to us…somewhere in Minnesota there is a girl who is really excited about that basicgrey fabric…her name is Ali, no…Alyson! We got it!
Let us take a moment to meditate on the true nature of quilting…Ooommm…On second thought, maybe a nap is a better idea. What a long day!
Please tell me you didn't say that!
"Last minute sewing? No, no, we finished in plenty of time. We weren't up late! Why would you think that?"
Next time- we paint our eyes open our eyelids instead of eye shadow then no one will ever know we are power napping at quilt market!
Taking time out for a 10-minute power nap.
I told you I could do this in my sleep!
Thank you for sharing the pictures for those that can't get there!
I think they are trying to take our picture! Quick, hide your eyes!
There's nothing quite like sample spree….a fix for fabric addicts!!!
2301,2302,2303,… What! You need directions to where? Oh no! I just lost track… How many flowers did we make today?… 1,2,3…
We can sleep when Market's over…
Are we there yet?
You're supposed to keep me awake and you're the one sleeping? My eyes are closing involuntarily! How am I ever going to get this project done in time?
we're not napping we are meditating (hey sis do you think they will believe us?)
If we don't lie down, no one will notice!
We need real coffee, if we are going to survive today!
We're not sleeping. Just checking for leaks.
OHHHH, I would love to ein the Flannels!!!!
"I may have sniffed too much appliqué glue". "What sis?. Apple on my shoe. Where?"
Let us pray…for coffee…and lots of it.
What do you mean it's only Friday?
Quilt Market is half way over sis. No, please, don't let it ever end!!
OMG! We have to rip out all these flowers? WHY??
Stunning quilts, brilliant fabrics and lots a lovely people. What a wonderful day
MY caption would be
"If we stay like this they will think we are statues and won't have to answer any more questions"
I can't believe you just did that.
Mmh, can you feel and hear the sound of patchwork?
Thinking of their next line so they can do this all over again, next year!
" Your turn to watch the booth."
"No, it's your turn to watch the booth."
"But I had my eyes shut first."
"No, you didn't."
" I'm telling Mom!"
" Not if I tell her first."
Now we'll try to cut out flowers with our eyes shut – think we can do this? (I think they can!)
Mary, we've only have another 2 hours tonight. We need a sip of something real quick!
"We're so tired from the wonderful day at quilt market that we can't keep our eyes open."
I am sure with all this color and inspiration around us we can make something… just close our eyes for a minute and enjoy the moment … then 1, 2, 3… open and we shall begin!
"Praying to the Quilting Gods for More Divine Inspiration! Can We Have an Amen?!"
"Lean on me, Sister"
No, we did not get enough sleep.
I know neither of you like having your photo taken but closing your eyes and pretending we're not here doesn't change anything…
No photo caption, just want to say I am loving all the pictures. Hope you get some of the Stof booth!
I KNOW my glasses were right here. I just finished that cute flower …..sunglasses anyone?
Ok, so there's only 1 chair….You prop me up for a little while, then we'll switch and I'll prop you up.
Snoozing on the job.
I didn't know Quilt Market would be so intoxicating.
'Sis….We totally need to make that quilt pattern, too…!' — both nod their heads in agreement 😀
I'm thinking….So am I, maybe."
I'm awake, I'm awake. Needed cooofffffee.
Sleep walking and talking.
Please let's have a moment of silence.
Whoa, those brownies from the guy in the tiedyed shirt were awesome….I think there's brownie crumbs between my boobs, he he he he……
Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. ~Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun
These crazy quilters! Lord give me strength !
"You have now entered Oz"!!!
y'all must have so much fun attending this festival, it looks like so much fun,would love to win a bundle of fabric
Darlin', I think after all these years I know how to applique a flower!!
"Forgive me as I have sinned – the fabric budget is blown".
"Lalala – hear no evil, see no evil…!"
Let's sleep here so we don't miss a moment of fun!
Ha! It's my chair now, you just have to wait your turn!
"Sensory Overload" redefined…we'll be up and running again in a moment!
Dear Lord, give us the strength to not stuff that Minick and Simpson rabbit quilt next door to us in our bags when we pack up on Sunday
I love it all
I am blinded by all this quilting awesomeness! My eyes are killing me!
A moment of silence in memory of all our Quilty Friends who can't be with us today.
You just have to love these fabrics! Sigh… Oh if only they were mine…
Lovely fabrics. They would fit in very well in my new sewing room
She did WHAT???!!! Oh, I can't look.
Let's pray for just one minute of down time.
Nowhere to hide!
"What? My husband said I could buy anything I wanted at the Fat Quarter shop!!!! I think I just might faint!"
I either need a nap, or a margurita!
Do you think anyone will notice if we take a little snooze?
Whew! It has been one of those days!
Wake up –only one more flower just one more!!
Possessed by Posies! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com
You KNOW I am always right!
Is it over yet? I need some sleep….
All this excitement of Quilt Market is making me really tired. Can you run the booth while I take one?
Maybe no one will notice if we just take a quick snooze …
Jet lag! It always hits us hard!
"Why didn't you tell me I had on mismatched socks? I've gone all day like this!"
"Sample spree is a killer!"
You were in charge of bringing our comfy shoes!!
Thank you for sharing so many great photos from Market – you're the best!!
ALL these quilts and not a bed in sight.
"You wanted me to do what?"
Dreaming of fabric…
All these checks are making my eyes hurt
I'm so tired, what was I doing? LOL!!!
I'm sorry that you had to make all the pretty little flowers by yourself, I had trouble finding my way back through all these booths. (wink, wink, I was really going around touching all the pretty fabrics)
I would love to win the persimmon!
I told you we could make these flowers with our eyes closed.
Remind my again: Why did you pick up decaf?
Sleep or more fabric?
The Magic Wigi Board of Fabric.
I know we can survive market as long as we take these quick naps but maybe only one of us at a time.
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Honestly, how many times have I told you, "you cannot wander away from this booth and play with other people's fabric". Now stay hear until I tell you that you can go.
Give us 5 minutes, just 5 minutes is all we are asking for.
And I had to live with this…
I am NOT asleep; I'm checking the insides of my eyelids for potential quilt patterns!
Let's take a moment to plot our next escapade….
Let us pray…dear Lord, please let this wonderful Quilt Market continue for another week! Amen.
Maybe making samples for our booth the night before isn't the best idea….
Me: "I can barely keep my eyes open after this long day of excitement. LOL"
My Sister: ZZZZZZZZ
Just fondling all this fabric makes me weak!
We're soooo sleepy…zzzzzzz
Coffee… I need coffee…
"Quick, Mary, pretend we're sleeping and couldn't possibly be the ones who ate all the chocolate from the booth next door!"
If that audio recording about our new fabric line keeps playing, no one will notice we're napping!
Get them by the bundle.
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I thought you brought your own chair!
Dear God, thank you bunches for my persnickety partner. How could I do this without her!! Amen.
Playing mannequins was more fun when we were little girls!
Day 1 and HOW many more to GO?
Honey, what do you mean "there is no power cord"?
Repeat after me, "I've made so many of these I can do them in my sleep."
Where am I?
I love the fabrics. Thanks for sharing a little bit of quilt market with us.
We've been makin' it cute for three days! Now, we need a little Beauty rest for makin ourselves cute. (Rolling eyes). Wake up, honey! No rest 'til Monday!
Enjoying all the beautiful pictures on Facebook and Instagram!! Thanks for sharing!!
Are you sure this is the way Megan Dougherty told us to pose? It seems a bit 'bitchy'…
We should have ….. I tried to tell you.
What time is it?
Where did I leave my shoes??
Does Starbucks deliver?
A Zen moment.
Learn their new technique-Quilting while napping.
Must resist sleep, must keep shopping, must resist sleep, must keep shopping, must resist sleep…..
I can't believe I forgot my underwear. …I can.
ZZZZzzzzzzz…..shouldn't have hit the all night fat quarter smorgasboard…..
"Sleep is for the weak!"
Next on"Quilting with Your Eyes Closed"……
Man, I don't that was coffee in that cup!
No time to sleep..just resting my eyes for a second. Never enough time to quilt.
Take me home E.T.
Don't lean on me too hard I may fall over myself
We love Flowers – they calm and center us!
Think hard…where did I put my eyeglasses??!!??
"Surrounded by quilts, and nowhere to lay my drowsy head!"
Oh No, I have two different shoes on!
OK, QUICK, 5 minute nap!
"I lost my glasses, and I can't read patterns without them! Maybe they fell on the floor?"
"Sis…they're on your head."
Ooh, love that Persimmon fabric! Thanks for the opportunity!
if one more person asks if i'm me or my sister …
All Quiltaholics Welcome!
I am me, and you are my sister….got it?!!
How many times do I have to explain this to you Sis? A fat quarter is NOT a body part!
My eyes are SEW drunk with quilts! Loving this !
What a funny bunch of comments. I just don't have it in me before my first coffee of Saturday.
I'm too exhausted to make it back to the hotel. Do you think anybody would notice if we curled up in a couple of quilts on the floor?
See! I was right all along!
It's been a very loooong day! Is it over yet?
satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net
Sleeping on the job!
Let's get here a day earlier next time!
lflemin at msn dot com
Me tired? Heck no, we hve booths to visit, fabric to buy, let's go!
we've had our 15 mins of fame—when do we get to the 15 minutes of rest?
"Just close your eyes and pick!"
*waiting and then small zzz's are heard*
"Did you fall asleep?!"
Hmm, maybe if you keep your eyes closed and I keep my head down, they won't notice our shoes are mismatched!
After making 854 of these floral lanyards, I can make them with my eyes closed!
"Hey sis, can I take a nap now?"
Thank you for the chance to win!
tamiquilts at att dot net
Where are those nap quilts when you need them?
"You want me to do what??"
Is it nap time yet?
#showmethemoda, and then #showmesomesleep!
Whew first group done – take a deep breath – and get ready for the next group!!
Is it nap time?
I'm sorry sis. I just couldn't resist buying from the competition.
"Is it Monday yet?"
"I don't think so but these aren't my shoes"
Don't move! They will think we are mannequins.
You caught me, I did put Vaseline on the toilet seat last night.
"I think I need more brights…This is only day one!"
My cation: "power nap…then back to work!"
Come on we can pull an allnighter! I want to finish this project!
So much work….but oh so worth it!!
Umm No this is not Green (closes eyes in frustration) it is called Grass Growing in the Meadow, everybody knows that!
(hangs head in shame)
They said we had to be at market but they didn't say we have to stay awake.
If we look like we're doing something, no one will know we're napping!
OMG! I just kicked one of the Fat Quarter girls who's fallen asleep under the table!
My name is Earl!!
"Cannnnnn Iiiiii Sleeeeeeep nowwwww????"
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"Think I am going to be sick". "I told you not to eat that many cupcakes".
First I'll take a dodo then you can have a dodo
If you close your eyes we can feel were we dropped the pesky pins
Dream'n It & Livin' It…
is it naptime yet?
Ladies, we forgot to put the background flannel up first. I'm afraid iwe're going to have to take it all down, and start again.
this job is exhausting! Is it time for chocolate yet?
Pamela Miller said: "Hubba Hubba-ain't life grand"
Hubba Hubba. Did you see Alex with our new thread collection?
"Its all fun & games until it's time to pack it all up again"
"Sew ready to create a beautiful quilt to love with this awesome new fabric. Are you?"
Lapse of memory! I can't remember the next step. It will eventually come to me.
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"Everyone, please, a moment of silence for our friend, Rotary Blade."
"Cornflakes and beer might be the breakfast of champions but it sure doesn't do much for us!"
We've even got eye shadow to match this charm pack, look!
Roses are red,
Violets are blue
Pick me as the winner
You know you want to!
My LOL is worn out.
Wake Up! We've only just begun.
There must be coffee in this place SOMEWHERE!
Too much fun, too little sleep!
Let's say a quick prayer that everything we bought fits in the suitcases!
And now, for a moment of silence…
Take it again, I blinked.
No wait, I blinked.
I blinked again.
Oops, I blinked, try again.
(Maybe if we keep it up she will run out of film and not have any silly pictures to blackmail us with.)
Maybe we could bribe her to go away with some fabric.
Sister, they're still here.
Did these flowers come from Oz?! Why are we getting sleepy?!
More pictures! Hold me up my knees feel like jelly!
Now close your eyes, and just imagine you are a cute fairy in the quilt garden! Ahh bliss!
This is not what I had in mind when you asked if I wanted to go to market!
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"Drunk on fabulous fabrics!"
How long did you say we have to do this?….zzzzzzzzz…
I really need you to wake up, so I can nap!
You're a great quilting teacher, but can you please teach me how you sleep while standing up?
Do you think anyone will be able to tell we are asleep?
We're under a quilt stack fast asleep!
"Oh my God did she really take the picture then?! I was sneezing!"
I thought you packed the patterns!
"The Quilt Market Streaker strikes again! I'm blind!"
Are we at Quilt Market yet?
If you can sleep whilst standing up you must be very tired indeed.
Quilting in my dreams!!
Aaaaah – the aroma of new fabric is so intoxicating!
I forgot my shoes…… again.
Say what? Customers are coming, oh my!
quick – plug us in – batteries running low !
High off market fever
Did I really say that? I need a jelly roll fix!
How many days til fall market?
"oh dang, I just realized I'm wearing two different shoes"
"that's ok – I think I'm wearing the other set… that's what we get for staying up all night setting up our booth"
"Market starts when ???" zzzzzzz
It says to put it where?
Can you smell something? Nooo! Really? Was that you? (Hangs head in shame) Yess. Sorrreee!
Oh. No! Quilt Market can't be ending,
Oh my gosh, even thought it's late, I really do love fabric!
Shall we pray for more fabric?
Ahh, fabric love, I must be dreaming!
Thank goodness today is over, if I never see another flower, it will be too soon, and so many people, I thought the line would never end. My face hurts for smiling.
Dear Moda, we thank thee for the beautiful layer cakes, jelly rolls and charm packs.
We need to pace ourselves, we can't do it all in one day.
The bodies are at a stop, but the designs in the minds are on high speed!
Busy people have to quilt in their dreams……don't wake us up…we're busy.
When I close my eyes, all I see is colors. Oh yeah, well, I can't open mine.
No you dont have any threads on your shirt, cross my eyes and hope to die!
Eenie, meenie miny, mo, oh I can't make up my mind!!
I love this fabric even with my eyes closed
If everybody's gone, maybe we can grab some ribbon from somewhere and make sleep masks out of these @#$#@ flowers.
Cozy under the tree's… Read your favorite quilting book on top of your own cozy quilt!
I want everything!
Are we there yet?
"If a stitch in time saves nine, does that mean I get 10 minutes of shut eye?" Thanks for sharing all the photos with lovely quilts and thanks for the giveaway!
Don't look now….but Fat Quarter Shop wants us to make another quilt by tomorrow!!!!
Are we at quilt market? Or is this just a wild dream.
Is it over yet?
Mom loved ME the best.
I just need 5 minutes and then I will be ready to go again. Oh no, we aren't supposed to take our 5 minutes at the same time.
Take a deep breath…it's only fabric.