Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Spring Quilt Market: The paparazzi/friend version

Let's be honest here. There are LOTS of posts circulating right now about Spring Market in Kansas City. It's been interesting as I have read through a lot of them. It seems that I took more pictures of people than booths, fabric lines, etc. How did that happen? There were so many awesome things to see, people to meet.

So right off the bat, here is a picture not taken by me. Thanks, Stephanie! (Peas in a Pod)
And this is the paparazzi section--pictures of me with lots of people I admire, most of whom don't have a clue who I am...
Anna Maria Horner--taken especially for my friend, Terri

Amy Butler

Camille Roskelley

Denyse Schmidt--it was closing time on Friday--she looked really tired

David Butler. Swoon. (and I'm not talking about the pattern either...)

Elizabeth Hartman
Who thought I'd get a picture with Darth Vader and Chewbacca?
So it struck me that the highlight for this trip was meeting people I have a connection with.
 Lee (Freshly Pieced), Carla (Lollyquiltz) and Linda (Flourishing Palms)--more on them tomorrow
 Carla, me, Linda, and Doris (Made by a Brunette)
Tammy (Marmalade Fabrics)--I got to spend lots of time getting to know Tammy better, along with her two friends, Lisa and Arlene
Jacquie Gering (Tallgrass Prairie)
Jeni Baker (In Color Order)
  Katy (I'm a Ginger Monkey) and Amy (Diary of a Quilter)--I gave Katy a small version of "My Granny is Amish"--and I wish Amy and I had had more of a chance to chat.
 Elizabeth (Don't Call Me Betsy)

 Breakfast with Stephanie, Amanda Jean (crazy mom quilts), Amanda Jean's sister Claire, Shelly (Prairie Moon Quilts), me and Tara (Tinkerfrog)

I have some pictures of fabric highlights. More on that later. The friends I saw in person and was able to spend time with--that was what spring market was all about for me...


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Kris from Duke Says Sew What said... #

Great pictures! Talented ladies (and handsome man!) I'm so glad you got to go and meet everyone.

Terriaw said... #

Um, thank you for that picture! You know how much I appreciate that.

I do love seeing you with all those other wonderfully creative designers which I admire too.

How fun to meet up with all sorts of creative people you know. I love that people are identified by their blog name! So glad to see you had such a great trip!!!

Michelle said... #

Love the pics!!! And "swoon" is a most accurate description ;-)
~ Michelle ~

MB in MI said... #

WOW--what a great time you had! Thanks for taking us along...really enjoyed this :-)

CaliQuilter said... #

Love your photos! Putting faces with names is so fun. Thanks for the vicarious trip to market :) Joan

Unknown said... #

Looks like you had a fun time!

Amanda Rose

Amy Friend said... #

Oh, it looked like you had just a wonderful time!

CitricSugar said... #

Looks like you had a really great time! That's quite the round-up of folks you got to meet! (Really jealous you met Chewbacca, by the way. :-) Can't wait to hear more...

Mary said... #

Wowza! You met so many familiar names! That is exciting indeed! I think I am more impressed by the bloggers you met than the designers. We rarely match a face to a name with the bloggers. HOw fun!

Deborah said... #

All those lucky people who got to have their picture taken with YOU! Looking forward to reading more about your adventure!

Carla said... #

And I loved watching you get your pic taken with all those fancy people!!! I'm trying to figure out how I missed Chewbacca and Darth. Bummer!! I'm still flying high!!

Susan said... #

Looks like you had a wonderful time!! Swoon indeed!

OPQuilt said... #

My gosh--you really were getting around and getting those photos. I love market photos with people whose blogs I read, so it was fun to see you with all them. And of course, I must tell you how positively stylish you are looking in all of these pix!


felicity said... #

Definitely swooning over here. HELLO. Also intrigued by Chewie. Were he and Darth at Market? or did you just randomly run into them. Can't decide which option is more bizarre. Am so envious of all your meetings - loved seeing familiar names/faces in the photos.

Unknown said... #

You look like you had soooo much fun!!

verykerryberry said... #

Hanging out with sewing celebs! Bet you had the best time!

Cindy Sharp said... #

People...it is what it is all about!

Rachel said... #

How fun! Can't wait to hear more about what you did/saw/liked, etc!

Amanda Jean said... #

This was a great post to read. I agree, meeting people/friends was the best part! It was great to see YOU!!

randi--i have to say said... #

Oh, this looks like fun! I wish I could have been there!

Lee said... #

The "friend" portion was definitely the highlight for me as well! : )

Katy Cameron said... #

Looks like so much fun! Hope the force was with those rogue 2 in the middle, I think they'd have needed it!

amy smart said... #

I'm glad you had such a fabulous time! I'm still trying to get up the courage to ask for a picture with Amy Butler. :) I did get one with Denyse Schmidt though. ;)

Next time I hope we will get to really visit! I'm so glad we caught up with each other after Amanda Jean's schoolhouse!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Love your photos - some folks look soooooooooo different irl than they do in my head!

Poppyprint said... #

Super fun photos, considering I had no idea you were going to market!! I find it interesting that in many shots I'm seeing, it doesn't look crowded, or as crazy as I imagined it would be. Love seeing everyone!!!

FlourishingPalms said... #

Spending time with friends was what market was all about for me too. It was such a pleasure to meet you, Cindy! I am so privileged to know you.

Rene' said... #

I am glad you shared these pictures. It's nice to put faces to names...even if I didn't meet them personally ;-) So glad you got to visit with our Gruber friends. Just booked my flight by the way!!!

Mama Pea said... #

It was sooooo good to see you. Wish we had had more time to talk. July!

JariJari said... #

your report is the best i came across in blogland. I really enjoy this particular post. So much fun you had! Will you be going to the next market and more? I'd love to hear more of your fun meeting "STARS" session!!

Lindsay Conner said... #

Cindy, I am going to have to come to that QM in Portland, just so I can hang out with you! I was so bummed to be sick over the weekend (and so glad to finally arrive at home), but I am glad you had such a fun time!