This little piggy went to Market…

Of course I forgot to take pictures. Well, I didn’t so much forget as get so wrapped up in the super-amazing-awesomeness that picture-taking just never really happened. I can not even begin to describe just how remarkable Market was for me, on all fronts. I am simply astonished.

Of course there was a lot of hanging out with some of my favorite people in the world. So many events, and dinners, and lunches, and cups of coffee, and walking chats, and booth visits, and more…

Pear Tree and Flock both seem to have done fantastically well. I have to tell you that I was so nervous about really coming out into society; perhaps watching a lot of Jane Austen adaptations the month before Market wasn’t the best idea. Anyway, I am so grateful to everyone for all the fabric love you gave me, and so excited to see all the wonderful things that are going to get made by all of you.

What I was most nervous about was my Schoolhouse. I wasn’t so worried about getting up in front of people and talking; heck I did that for a living for most of my adult life. What I was scared of was doing my Schoolhouse to crickets. Andover books a great big double room and I was terrified of seeing hundreds of empty chairs. Luckily, and astonishingly to me, the room was packed. So thank you to everyone who came. It was so much fun talking about Pear Tree and my quilts.

Of course I neglected to give my camera to someone to document the occasion, but happily the fabulous folks at Fat Quarter Shop had me covered and have agreed to let me borrow some of their pics:

Bird’s Eye View Quilt. (pattern available soon. Pieced by the incredible Candi Weinrick, with amazing quilting by Angela Walters)

Opposites Attract Quilt (pattern available soon; more amazing quilting by Angela Walters. Also a glimpse of my Growth Chart pattern on the table; it has my first attempt at dense quilting.)

Parenthetical Quilt (pattern available soon; even more amazing quilting by Angela Walters)

My Pear Tree Improv Quilt (I really love brown!!! And I actually wrestled this through my wee sewing machine to quilt it.)

This is the back of the improv quilt; you can’t see it all terribly well, but I am pretty sure some variation of this is going to become a quilt top before too very long. I so love doing pieced backs…

Me, hopefully not making a fool of myself…

This is my favorite pic; I love the stack of quilts and pillows all folded up. It makes me happy every time I see it.

I wish I had more pics to share of my trip to Market, but I am so happy it was so full of fun and excitement that I forgot about my camera. Now to see what comes of all the opportunities that seem to have come my way. I am so excited for the coming year, for all the fabric scheduled to come out, and all the designs I have been working on that have yet to see the light of day at all.

Thank you to all of you who make all of this possible, and who make it so much fun. Now if you could all just send me a couple of interns. Eeek!!!


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