For those of you who aren't currently in Minneapolis, I thought I would share a few of the highlights from my Market experience so far. This is my first time attending a big quilt show, and it is certainly living up to my expectations. I'm amazed that walking the show floor takes several hours--and even then, I say new things every time I walk down the same aisle twice. No doubt I'm in for many more discoveries today!
I've seen several cleverly decorated booths, including this Alice and Wonderland-themed booth for Anna Griffin fabric:
And this circus-themed booth for Moda Home line:
I've discovered that nearly every booth offers a tray of some kind of candy, which is helpful for refueling after hours and hours of walking. However, sometimes the candy is made out of fabric (such as Jillily Studio):
I've noticed that owls are absolutely everywhere this year!
They're the theme of the first fabric line from Adorn it:
They're the main feature of Tina Givens designs:
And the main motif of this cute baby quilt by Brandywine Design:
But I've also spotted a couple of my personal favorite animal, the elephant. These two were at the booths of P&B Textiles and Indygo Junction (I happen to love polka dots as well):
On top of all the delightful fabrics, threads, and notions, I've gotten to meet some equally delightful people, including Laura Gunn and Heather Bailey (who is even taller than I am!)
Anna Maria Horner, who is just as lovely as I had expected she would be:
And I finally got to chat with Melissa Averinos face to face--she's completely charming! Check out her awesome necklace made from spools of thread:
Such good times--and it's only been one day. I can't wait to see what the rest of Market has in store!