Tuesday, May 22, 2012

sharing Quilt Market finds.....

I finally uploaded the pix from Spring Quilt Market and I realized I should have taken so many more to share with you!
Of course when you're flying up and down aisles and aisles looking at booth after booth I don't think we would have had enough time had I stopped to take more pictures. Needless to say there were so many lovely things to see. It was also very different to be on the other side of the booth. Normally,  I would be at Quilt Market as a vendor,  but this time around I was an assistant buyer. so it was a different perspective and I'm glad I was able to experience it in that light.
So let's go take a look.........
This is the view of downtown Kansas City from the convention center entrance. I love to see different downtown cityscapes. Each one is unique and interesting to me. Not that I've seen a whole bunch of them, but I always enjoy seeing new ones.

Funny, when we arrived I wasn't sure if we were in KC Missouri or KC Kansas. turns out we were in Missouri and the other KC is about 3 miles away. The person at the Marriott was emphatic that it was 2 separate cities in separate states...It was either extreme pride or rivalry I was picking up in his comment, not sure which.
Anyway....... the growing trend of modern, minimalist quilts was very evident and the Kona® display at the Robert Kaufman  booth was just one example...

We thought this accent pillow was a unique way to use pinked edge charm squares

We also saw quite a few of these little floor poufs ( ala bean bag). don't you love the shag rug????

One booth we stopped at topped that by having real - I mean dirt and all, - sod, as the floor in their booth. How fun is that - they had a picnic quilt spread out on the grass. Yes, I took off my shoes to wiggle my toes in the grass.  Now, if only I could remember which booth it was....hmmmm. If anyone knows please let me know so I can give them credit for their creativity.

Enough for now....I've got stuff I need to get done yet tonight. 

1 comment:

Marguerita McManus said...

I just loved all the new modern quilts at Market! I didn't know that you were going, and I wasn't sure I could go until the week before - sorry I missed you.