Whew! Apologies for not keeping in touch. As soon as Kirsten and I returned from Salt Lake City, we jumped into in the throes of moving my studio – and whole household! We’re still making preparations and packing and all of the things that go along with moving, but I couldn’t leave you in the dark without a podcast any longer!
The pictures and links for the show really will be posted soon — sorry for the delay, but moving really sucks!
Okie doke — here they are, as promised!!
Pictures of my kitchen wall where I kept myself on-schedule and organized to meet all of my deadlines for Market. Keeping my eye on the prize was the layout of the Salt Palace where Market was held, with my little 1/8″ booth assignment highlighted in yellow. The left and right sides comprise a 16 foot wall where I used different colored stickee notes for different tasks, and then folded them as they were completed. Whew! What a job!!
Arriving in Utah, after a 16 hour drive — car packed to the gills. Now to un-pack!
We found this little gem on the way to Karen’s house and I just had to stop and take a picture. Can you believe it?! A hand-appliqued Nine Patch quilt, hand-quilted no less, used as a moving pad. But wait, it gets more interesting — the furniture piece is ON TOP of another quilt that lines the bed of the truck FACE DOWN. The person who owns these quilts ought to be tarred and feathered.
Putting up the booth – which took five hours, since the booth was bigger than I ordered so we had to completely re-organize. I was happy to have the space, so I didn’t complain. I couldn’t have done it without my two troopers, Kirsten and Karen.
The Booth is ready and the doors are open, as Market attendees file in to the sales floor. That look on my face really says “Wow! I’m really here at Market — pinch me!”
Quilting Stash fans, Lauri Drean and her friend Niquie stop by to say “hi”. Lauri is a wonderful machine quilter — and it’s SO fun to meet listeners!
Kirsten and me with our dear friend, Karen Anderson, who hosted us while we were in Utah for Market. Here we are after our first full day of Market, totally exhausted by all of the magic of Market, at the Roof Restaurant at the top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (formerly the Hotel Utah). The Roof Restaurant is the very best in Utah, with Pioneer hospitality and a five-star dinner buffet. What a nice treat after a long day.
The dessert bar is so faboo at the Roof Restaurant… ‘lest you think that the portions are huge, those chocoalte custards are in 3″ ramekins. But, oh my heck, they are luscious!
The tulips on Temple Square are legendary. At the beginning of Tulip season, there are thousands of varieties and colors of every tulip imaginable, straight from Holland – a mind-blowing treat and a Kodak moment.
Quilting Rock-star Penny McMorris and her daughter Erin. Penny has been my quilting Idol since the early 1980′s and I was so thrilled to meet her in person and talk about Podcasts with her for Electric Quilt. WOW!
I finally got to meet Julie Popa of Sunflower Hill Designs. Doesn’t she design beautiful quilts?!
A block from Marie Osmond’s memory quilt, a tribute to her Mother, Olive. The block says “Don’t Leave Without Your Lips!” and has Olive’s little mirror compact stitched to the quilt, a treasured pink antique compact. What a sweet memento.
And here is pristenely beautiful Marie Osmond in front of her Mother’s quilt. She is SO beautiful, it is amazing to realize that T.V. and photos don’t capture 1/10th of her beauty. The quilt is pretty amazing too. There is a picture of Elvis in the quilt, who used to call Olive Osmond on a regular basis, as she reminded him of his own mother – they had a very special relationship.
Loralie Harris’s incredible “Elegant Scroll” fabric inspired me to design the Flora Bella quilt and new pattern, my favorite so far. It was such a pleasure to meet Loralie, who used to live in Santa Cruz and shop at one of my favorite shops, Cabrillo Sewing Center.
I got to meet Nancy Odom of Timid Thimble fame – I’ve been a fan of Nancy’s for so long and have been inspired by her beautiful applique quilts. It was so fun to meet her and share all that we have in common.
Cody and Mike Mazuran, our new friends — are they a great-looking couple? I love Cody’s quilts and the name of her company “Buttercup Quilts”.
Vickie Tracy models her beautiful jacket and beautiful smile. Don’t you love the jacket?! I want to make one!!