MAKERS HOME fabrics by Natalie Barnes from WINDHAM FABRICS

Sunday, October 23, 2016

This, That.....and the other Thing.

This.That....and the other Thing.

#marketprep.   it's that time of year again.

it's "new quilt season".
International Quilt Market

and all I can see in my minds eye
are hundreds of designers
across the nation

stitching binding

(because the international designers are done, and ready to board a plane!)
 it happens two times a year

these shows are "industry only" events
and very big events, at that

every single person in that convention center
is there to show goods to shop owners and buyers
asking them to take their brochure
and hope upon hope
that the owners and buyers will order their goods

 Twilight by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics
Lilla by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics
pattern:  48 peaks
Grunge by Moda Fabrics 
Black and White by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
pattern:  morning star + evening star

 designers sketch and draw and stitch and sew and quilt

and then the time comes when we lay in bed, and just before falling asleep
we play in our minds, over and over again
how we'll lay out the booth, and what we'll say every single day

and suddenly it hits us.
we forgot to order.....

...the other Thing.

so we ask friends to pitch in
while we check, double check and confirm
and finally arrange for
...the other Thing.

all the while, with hope upon hope
that you'll stop by
Booth 525
and chat for a while





1 comment:

mascanlon said...

Looking forward to seeing your fabric and new patterns. Hope it's the best market ever.