Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I think this is really it!!!!!

The last day of market ( which was Sat for me) was just as exciting as the first. I think I may have slept seven  hours the entire weekend.  I am feeling it now ;o)

This is one of the most exciting things that happened to me while there.

Lovely...just lovely!!!!!!! I could have moved into this booth and not even needed internet, cable or possibly food...ever! But someone would have had to bring me my Bernina and some Aurifil of course ;o)





EEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!!!!! Amy Butler has her hands on the Pineapple Princess quilt and she really liked it.  She is so lovely and wonderful. It was great to meet her.  Thank you Amy for taking the time to look at my quilt!!! It is safely home with me and I need to bind it and take final photos :o)

*this photo is from Sara's blog since in mine my eyes are closed since I may have blacked out a bit*


Sara taking photos of the first dress I am going to make!!!!!

And meeting this firecracker Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studio was so much FUN!  All of that charisma and creativity in a fun loving girl from Texas!!!!  I love this lady!!!!!

You cannot walk anywhere here and not run into a fantastic idea or a fabulous person...it is IMPOSSIBLE!

I was on my way to meet up with Sara and I found my nirvana...LIBERTY fabrics...( can you hear the angels singing)!!!!! I fondled some fabric and promised I would return and the gang there was so nice!!!! I am sure they are used to this reaction to all of that loveliness. 

When we returned, I was invited to sit down in one of the chairs covered in Liberty fabric ( it somehow seemed a bit naughty but I went along with it) and was speaking to the most wonderful lady. She handed me a box...of LIBERTY swatches...TEARS came to my eyes and I think I may have blacked out for a minute or two because I cannot remember much after that. Is Liberty of London  fabrics THAT good...YES! 

Kirstie ( the really nice lady that put up with my moment of weakness) was kind enough to take a photo with me and it is blurry but that is because I am probably still a bit woozy ;o)

This is the box with the fabric! It was in my purse ON the plane for fear of it's safety on the flight home! the new line is called Bloomsbury Gardens . TO LIVE FOR!!!!!


Oliver+s had a very cute booth and I had to get some shots of the really fun projects they had displayed




This is Adam's favorite!


I went back to the Laurie Tigner Design booth ( I was working for her) and who should show up...
Mr. Aurifil! He was out visiting all the booths and saying hello :o)  I am starting to think Alex has a twin ...he is EVERYWHERE!!!! 


Right next to our booth was Like Sew, a great group of guys (geeks which in my book means godlike since html is a four letter word to me) that also host the FreeQuiltPatterns.info site. Great group and it was great to meet them!!!!

Here they are with Laurie shoot some footage of how she LOVES them!!!!! Who does not adore a guy that can confidently wear pink and write code ;o) Oohlala!




Art Gallery...oh BABY!!!!!! Soft and lovely and yummy and the most ENERGETIC and FABULOUS group of people! This is the fabric company you want to go to a PARTY with!!!!!



Pat Bravo's Summerlove is one that will be living in my sewing room as soon as I can get my hands on it!!!!


I had to fly to Kansas City to meet this talented lady even though I only live one hour from her...

Pat Sloan in her really cool dress in front of her new fabric line Eat Your Fruits and Veggies!!! 


Next to Pat Sloan was another person that was on my list to meet ( Amy Lou Who said I had to hug her) Vanessa Christenson of V&Co. I was so happy when I saw her and warned her I was going to give her a hug from Amy and she said okay, then I told her my name was Kim and she looked at my tag and said..."OH! you are THAT Kim!" Not sure if that was good or bad she hugged me again and I was super happy her ninjas did not jump me!!!! Yes, she had her own set of personal ninjas and they were in some of my photos  although I cannot show them( ninjas cannot ever reveal their true identity). 

Amy, I REALLY hugged her but Sara has the photo and I will post it as soon as I get it from her!!!!!


I found someone that was not quilting but KNITTING at market...I thought that was so cool and well, she was doing a great job!


I saw her again at the KCMQG!!!! And she gave me a prize ( see that Robert Kauffman fabric ;o), she gave that to me!!!) !!!! 

I was searching all over for her and she is NOT Sewing Athena ( I googled it every way possible)  but Spinning Athena multi talented and very nice :o) 


So with blistered and bandaged toes...

and a head full of ideas, I sadly said goodbye to Kansas City and all the wonderful people I met there.

Thank you Kansas City, International Quilt Market, designers, bloggers and everyone else! It was fun!!!!

15 comments:

Lee said...

Great post, Kim!! You got some really great pictures!

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

Loved this post and now I want to buy the fabric from every booth! The Liberty fabric is my fav!

Clare said...

I agree with you about that room. It is just ........ Your quilt is gorgeous and lucky you to meet the infamous Alex.

Great post.

Clare said...

I agree with you about that room. It is just ........ Your quilt is gorgeous and lucky you to meet the infamous Alex.

Great post.

Clare said...

Forgot to say how much I love those Liberty fabrics. In a previous life, before I started quilting, I used to work near their shop in Regent Street, London and would spend my lunch hours drooling over their fabrics (and the shop).

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

SO much fun you had! Thanks for sharing, even your poor little feet. They deserve a break this week!

Katy Cameron said...

I just wiped some drool from my keyboard... If I get to Liberty in London when i'm down for FQR, I'll get some photos for you :o)

Kelly said...

I am squealing for you. Miss Amy Butler. Love her!!
That Liberty looks gorgeous!
And I definitely want Vanessa's Simply Colour. It is in the top 3 on my lift

Teje said...

Hi Kim! I have to read your post several times because there are so much to see! I guess first I need to check the fabrics from Liberty! x Teje

Andrea Louise said...

Such a great post! But what I would have really loved is being there with you! :o)

Sara said...

Yes it sounds like a "head over heels" kind of experience!! The pics are wonderful thanks for showing them off!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

You got some really great pictures! I usually take an overabundance, but not this time. Weird. I'm SO glad you took lots and lots. And I'm glad we met in the taxi! Here's to friendship. Cheers.

Lindsay Conner said...

Hmmm, I think I missed the Oliver + S booth--Great Pics! So nice to meet you Kim, and I'm sorry I couldn't hang out more! Thanks for being so fun anyways. =)

Seventh Sphere said...

Awesome wrap-up, I loved looking at the photos. There are some great fabric lines on their way, I feel poorer already! :)

amylouwho said...

I find it serendipitous that Liberty's new line is named BLOOMSBURY gardens?! What the heck!? That's so cool!

Still trying not to be jealous... Great recap!!!

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