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. Kell November 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    I want a copy! I’d love to go to Market one time. I have no absolute reason to do so, but still… Glad you ahd a good time!

  2. Josée Carrier November 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    I would love to see your sewing space. I’m sure it is well organized. You seem to be a very productive person. Besides I love that magazine! Nice placemats!

  3. Heidi November 3, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Wow that looks like fun! I’d love a copy of the magazine too :)

  4. MBMeadows November 3, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    I’ll take a copy please! :)

  5. Leanne November 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    I would love a copy!!! i’m new to quilting and can’t get enough magazines and inspiration! love your work space as well!

  6. Alice R. November 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    Oooh, ooh, me,me! Fun project, fun magazine, I would love it, and dreams of market…mmm. Thank you.

  7. Emily November 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    i would LOOOOOVE a copy!! thanks!!

  8. Eileen November 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    I would love a copy, not only for the awesome ideas … but for the pretty pictures.

  9. Wendy November 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    Congratulations on the magazine, would love to see it. Looks like the quilt market was a lot of fun.

  10. Andrea November 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    Wow that looks overwhelming. So fun though. Congrats on the pattern in the magazine. I’d love to win a copy to browse for inspiration.

  11. Jen November 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    Love those placemats. Someday I hope to go to market and experience the craziness of it all. I’ve done many tradeshows for work, but I would love to go to a non-technical one.

  12. Chancy November 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    Love your pattern and would love to win a copy of the mag.

  13. MarciaW November 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    Please place my name in the hat for the drawing of the magazine. You WILL be autographing your two page spread – right?? Thanks for the chance.

  14. Vicki November 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    I’d love to win! And, cool placemats.

  15. Heather November 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the magazine, I love quilting magazines. Your placemats are great!

  16. KellyS November 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    Wow that does look huge, but lots of fun! I would love a copy of this! Oh yay and I second Marcia, you will autograph it, right? Then I can frame it. :)

  17. Sue November 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    I would love a chance to win this magazine and to get a close up of your placemat. Thanks for the chance.

  18. Camilla Cathro November 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    Would love to see you in print, since our chances of meeting in real life are slim!

  19. Kimberly November 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    All week I’ve been wishing I was in Houston….maybe someday.

  20. Kayla P November 3, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    I’d love to see more off your sewing space. It looks so bright!

  21. Lisa November 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Looks like fun! I’d love to read about your quilting space. Mine needs a major redo – I can’t find anything!

  22. Sequana November 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    I’d love a copy! Your placemats look wonderful.

  23. Jess November 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    Love the pic of your studio – makes me jealous, mine is total chaos!

  24. Mindy November 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    Congrats on the magazine! I would love to win a copy.

  25. Cindy November 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Count me in! Congratulations!!

  26. Angela A November 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    I would love a copy. I just wish I had a reason to go to market.

  27. duff November 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    congratulations on the 2-page spread and place mats–your’e famous!! I’d love ot win a copy of the quilt mag!! thanks!

  28. Julie November 3, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    Me!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Jenny November 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    I would love a copy! thanks of offering.

  30. Penny G November 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    Looks like a great resource.

  31. Anita November 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    I want a copy!!

  32. Elena @ Breakfast for Dinner November 3, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    I’d love a copy! Market looks amazing!!!

  33. Holly November 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    Thanks for the Quilt Market report! I’d love a copy of the magazine!

  34. Jessica Beaumont November 3, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    Love the placemats!

  35. Jenni November 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    Ooh, I would love a copy! Thanks so much for sharing and congratulations on the publication!

  36. MissMary November 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    Looks delicious!

  37. manybooks (linda) November 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Oh that looks like a wonderful publication – and CONGRATS – i *love* your project!

  38. Patty November 3, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    I’d love a copy. Thanks!

  39. Joy November 3, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    Your placemats are stunning…what a great project!

  40. Ronnie November 3, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    I would LOVE to have this magazine! I would also LOVE to have a sewing area, your’s looks great! Thanks for the chance!

  41. Janine November 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    love to win a copy Market looked great

  42. Ellen Ban November 3, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    Market looks like fun! I enjoyed the Quilt Festival in Cincinnati last April. So much inspiration! Would love to win a copy of Quilt Scene – haven’t seen it in stores.

  43. Whitney November 3, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    I go to the NYIGF every year but how wonderful to go to a trade show devoted to fabric!!! The magazine looks great- I would love to win a copy!

  44. Tamie November 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    I’d love some inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Vanesa November 3, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    Hi Alyssa, congrats on being double featured! I’d love to read a copy since I didn’t go to market

  46. angela d. November 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Cograts on being featured! I’d love to win a copy. THanks for the opportunity!

  47. Maureen from Ventura November 3, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    I have been on the hunt for that magazine! Congratulations on your features!! Your photo is great. Thanks for offering us the chance to win a copy of International Quilt Magazine. It’s such an awesome publication!!

  48. Alison November 3, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Wow….I could only dream about being in that kind of wonderfulness!

  49. Jo Ann November 3, 2011 at 11:35 pm #

    Wow what fun! Great Mag!

  50. Whitney M November 3, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    I want a copy!!!! Congrats on the awesome 2 page spread!!


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