Back from spring Quilt Market

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Hello! I am sorry that I haven’t been able to post in such a long time, but getting ready for spring Quilt Market was a 24/7 job for the last several months. Between me, Tom, Myk (our son who does our graphics), Kathy and Sandy (my quilt piecers), Kay (my machine quilter) plus Kelly (my daughter), Marnie (my d-i-law) and our friends, George and Sheri, we have been working on the details of getting 25 quilt patterns completed, the booth coordinated, and all the give-aways created. Whew- we made it! Here is what our 10 x 10 booth looked like in Portland.

Tom designed and created the window with shutters and a flower box as the focal point of the booth to hold patterns. We actually purchased the pipe and drape system for a 10 x 10 booth as we will need it for upcoming shows. We made 500 white chocolate daisy suckers as a give-away which everyone seemed to enjoy!

Don’t Tom and I look cute in our matching shirts and aprons with the Flower Box Quilts logo?

We went to the FabShop Network’s dinner on May 14 (which happened to be my birthday), and sat with some very nice shopowners. We got to visit with a variety of quilting friends including Laurette Koserowski, editor of The Quilter, Beth Ferrier of Applewood Farm Publications, Pamela Mostek, and Patti Carey of Northcott. Tom and I were so honored to have a quiet dinner with Pepper Cory one night, too. There are so many wonderful fabric collections that will be available soon – something for everyone! Quilt Market is a wonderful experience yet at times can be a sensory overload. So many creative people creating fabulous fabric collections, quilts and other fabric related projects (aprons and tote bags are still hot). Ahhh…. to be home with terrific memories of Portland, and anticipating Houston in October.

Back to work on designing projects for Christmas, and updating my website with my new quilt patterns. I’ll be adding more NEW quilt kits over the weekend. No rest for the weary…..
Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.
Piece,
Michele
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