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To Market, to Market…

Posted on: May 22, 2010

Wholly moley, Rocky! My little piggies are tired…

We got into Minneapolis too late on Thursday to take advantage of Sample Spree. Instead, we took advantage of our proximity to Rock Bottom Brewery and had a beer and a pretzel. It was delish.

We were at the convention center bright and early Friday morning, armed with a list of book signings we wanted to attend, and a few “must-dos” as far as vendors to visit. My goal was to spot quilting “royalty” and to check the booths of the bloggers I follow. And, we did see some of the big names in the industry.


Me and Pokey Bolton (founder and editor-in-chief of Quilting Arts magazine).


Me and the cute-as-a-button applique pattern designer, McKenna Ryan.


Me and the effervescent Mark Lipinski.

We also met Marianne Fons of “Fons and Porter”.

Blog world booths that I was able to stop into and say hi were those of Cori and Myra of Blue Meadow Designs; Kellie of Don’t Look Now, who I didn’t get a chance to say hello to because the 2 times I went by was busy, busy, busy; Gudrun of Gudrun’s World; Camille of Simplify and her mom, Bonnie of Cotton Way; and Carrie of La Vie en Rosie. All the ladies were absolutely adorable and friendly!

Saturday morning we took a class from Terrie Mangat, and artist from the Taos, New Mexico area. She showed us how to make a 3D box shrine using her Los Santos fabric line.


Terrie and her class samples.

And, we stopped by the very cute booth of LizzieB.

Diana at the LizzieB booth.

Now, we’re waiting on my sister to drive down from Duluth and we’re headed to the Mall of America…cuz you can’t come to MSP and not go to MOA.

Come on back tomorrow for a guest post by Diana!

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2 Responses to "To Market, to Market…"

Looks like a great time! I always like checking out the displays and enjoy seeing quilting ‘royalty’. Did you buy up big as well?

Diana – Didn’t buy up big for myself as this was a wholesale show…we did get some good ideas for the store, though!

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