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Spring Market

Posted on: June 6, 2011

I know. It’s been WEEKS since Market. And, I’m just getting around to posting my pictures and thoughts.

Salt Lake City was lovely. We were on the 7th floor of the Hyatt and woke up to a gorgeous view of the mountains every morning. Thursday night was Sample Spree. What an experience!


This was the line when Diana and I got there. We easily walked a full city block from this point, just to get to the door of the room that Spree was in! It was almost frightening! Hordes of people trying to get the newest and greatest things. I went to the Moda “table” first. The crowd was at least 4 deep all the way around. I saw a lovely bundle of Kate Spain’s “Terrain” go by. That was as close as I got to it. By the time I was able to get close to the table, all the “Terrain” was gone.

I did manage to spend my meager Spree budgeted dollars, though.

The Eiffel Tower quilt pattern (Metropolitan Quilts) and fat quarter assortment of batiks from Anthology were Spree buys. The Quilter’s Tools combo pack was a surprise from Diana!


I also got a 1/2 yard pack of “Color Splash” from Art Gallery Fabrics and a fat quarter pack of “Dandelion Dreams” from Maywood Studio.

Friday and Saturday mornings we took classes before the Market floor opened. I learned about Transfer Artist Paper (TAP) from Lesley Riley and Thread Play with Liz Kettle. Both classes were fun and educational.

What and who else did we see and do? We had a really nice conversation with thread painter Terry White. Totally enjoyed meeting her!

We met Amy Butler.

Tula Pink

Anna Maria Horner

Valori Wells

but, not Ty Pennington

All of them were super nice. Well, except for not Ty Pennington. He was fairly quiet.

We had a grand time doing make and takes at the Brewer booth. And, we especially enjoyed Imaginisce’s I-Rock tools and came home with Quilt Show “bling”.

(That’s my pudgy hand on the left 🙂 )

I also came home with a new strip kit from Shannon. I’m working on making it into a large one block log cabin. Here is the sample quilt from the Shannon booth.

I also picked up a couple of patterns from Don’t Look Now, a designer of applique patterns who hails from Australia. Her work is beautiful. And, a bracelet pattern and a Halloween quilt pattern from Crabapple Hill.

We did a LOT of walking around downtown each night at dinner time. There are a ton of restaurants to choose from. We were just directionally and maply challenged. However, SLC was walker friendly.

They even provided orange flags at crosswalks to help make one more visible to drivers.

Monday before we went to the airport, we had time to walk down to Temple Square. They have beautiful flowers EVERYwhere!



And, the view from the 26th floor of the church office building was fabulous!

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