Fall Market & a giveaway

Market is HUGE.


This photo shows less than half of it… It’s absolutely enormous and it takes a long time to walk the whole floor. Anything you can imagine that is related to quilting is there… From long arms to notions to fabric to embellishments. It can be overwhelming. I got home and realized I didn’t take enough photos and besides, I’m sure you’re seeing recaps on other blogs (and if not Katy took loads of great photos) and check out True Up for pictures of all of the new fabric lines coming out. There were the usual handful of booths I found pretty but it’s a big blur of STUFF.

Along with that, and less of a blur, are all of the people! It’s sorta like summer camp for quilters – all of your friends you saw last time are there again this time and you don’t get enough sleep and you have a ball. It’s really just so much fun. Everyone is also working hard, (it’s a trade show after all) but it’s a really good time to catch up with everyone in person.

Also released at Market is Quilting Arts’ Quilt Scene! A big ol’ magazine with lots of content.


I have a place mat project in there…


…and I knew my sewing space was being featured too but I was surprised to open up the magazine and find a two page spread on it!


So who wants a copy? Leave a message here and I’ll pick a winner early next week!

171 Responses to “Fall Market & a giveaway”

  1. Kim November 3, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    Of course I want a copy! I love seeing sewing spaces! And that tutorial looks mighty cute. Almost like a Christmas present in the making…

  2. Sonia B November 3, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    Me, me, me!!! Thanks for the chance . . . it looks awesome!

  3. Nicole Zeisler November 3, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    Pick me!! I just recently got started with a local quilting group and am making a 20 block sampler quilt. I am the only one under 45 years of age and the only one using my Grandmother’s 30 year old sewing machine.

  4. Mary November 3, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    Looks like an awesome mag!

  5. Michele November 3, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    It looks like so much fun!

  6. Cristina Schweitzer November 3, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    Wow!! Fun times! Thanks for the chance to win! Those placemats look GORGEOUS!

  7. monique November 3, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    What great placemats! Perfect timing for Christmas gifts!…and I love seeing quilters’ spaces. It gives me something else to dream:)

  8. Gill November 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Wow! I didn’t realise the Market was so huge!!
    Congratulations on your project in the magazine – I’d love to win a copy!!

  9. Erin November 3, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    I’d love a copy of the magazine!! I can’t wait until I have a house big enough to have my own room for quilting!

  10. Melissa November 3, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Congrats on the feature!!! I would love to be able to attend Market sometime; it looks amazing. Loving the placemats you made- I love the black and white pattern you created:)

  11. Laura November 3, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    thanks for sharing and congrats on making it so huge in the magazine! thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Rachel D November 3, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    What an awesome surprise! Congrats! I’d love a copy – I must make those place mats!

  13. Four dogs and one quilter November 3, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    Would love a copy, thank you for sharing.

  14. Rita November 3, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    I’d love a copy! your placemats are striking.

  15. Sarah Peterson November 3, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    I’d love a copy, just so that I can drool over the pictures of your studio!

  16. Carla November 3, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    I would love a copy. Thanks a bunch!

  17. Katrina November 3, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    Wow! I’d love to be there right now! (rather than sitting in bed sick!)

  18. maria November 3, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    I would love a copy! Please!

  19. Elizabeth R November 3, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    The projects on the cover have piqued my interest. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Flaun November 3, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    I’d be tickled pink to have a copy.

  21. Katie B November 3, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    ME! For sure.

  22. Amy November 3, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    I’d love a copy (I’ll be on vacation next week without e-mail access.)

  23. jody deschenes November 3, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    market looks like serious fun and serious danger! i used to subject myself to the glorious dangers of bead shows, and now am starting all over again as a fabric addict…yikes. (: p.s. your studio is sooooooooo organized…for the shoot at least…good for you!

  24. Melissa November 3, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Ooooo! I love that bicycle quilt on the front! How fun!

  25. wintu nancy November 3, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    Looks like a lot of fun, thanks for offering to share a copy with one of us.

  26. Rachel at Stitched in Color November 3, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    I’d love one!

  27. Megan November 3, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    Oh Mr. Random Number Generator….PICK ME! Quilt Market looks like a blast. I love seeing all the pictures and reading everyone’s recaps. THe magazine looks wonderful – congratulations on both your project and your featured sewing studio!

  28. Shayla November 3, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    OMG I love how bright and cheery your studio looks! And the placemats look interesting! I still have to finish the other placemat tutorial you posted! And Quilt Market looks totally awesome!

  29. Lisa November 3, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    I would love a copy! It looks yummy. Thanks.

  30. Lauren JH November 3, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    Ooooh, me! I’d love to win a copy! And thanks.

  31. kelly November 3, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    summer camp for quilters – that’s exactly what it’s like!

  32. Holly November 3, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    How cool! Congrats on the features!

  33. terry November 3, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    I would love a copy.. I have been to PIQF and I know how big that is.. Can’t imagune Houston…

  34. Kris November 3, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Would love a copy, thanks for the chance! Looks like a great time!

  35. craftytammie November 3, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    i’d love a copy! :)

  36. Moriah November 3, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    The mag looks awesome. Would love to read it!

  37. Linda H. November 3, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    I’ve been to spring quilt market a couple times and I love going! Darn, but I don’t get to do it regularly enough to see my buds again. So glad you had a good time, and were featured. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

  38. Flavia M.-W. November 3, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    Oh! I love your work! Please pick me! I would be very happy to have my very own copy!

  39. Bonnie W November 3, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Yes, market was great. I would love the magazine.

  40. Andrea November 3, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    Thanks for the chance to win the magazine!

  41. nicke November 3, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    i would love a magazine! thanks for the chance to win!

  42. niki November 3, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    I would absolutely LOVE a copy of this great mag! Thanks for the chance.
    Oh I wish I got to go to market!

  43. Lori Kay November 3, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    congratulations! The magazine looks like fun. Send it my way!

  44. Emily November 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    Pick me, pick me, pick me! I reeeeeeeally would like one as a consolation for not being able to go! ;)

  45. PameliaJane November 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    I would love to win a copy! How exciting to not only have a project in there but also a two page spread on your sewing space (which I am coveting just from what I can see here!)

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  46. Chrystal November 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Erin Morgan November 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    Oh, I would love to have this mag ….I don’t get it in Ireland, I have bought it before as a digital copy but it isn’t the same as having it to pick up in your hands flick through! Although I think I would get very jealous of all your sewing space….

  48. Jenny November 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    I’d love a copy! It looks great — thanks!

  49. Betty van Os November 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    It all looks pretty impressive!
    And YES I’d love a copy!
    As I cannot get that magazine over here.

  50. Elizabeth W November 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    I’d love a copy! Wow – your work space looks lovely with that natural light.
    Thanks for the chance!


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