Monday, June 24, 2013

PORTLAND International Quilt Market Spring 2013

My Dream to go to International Quilt Market finally came true.I met a lot of the fabric designers I have admired and loved for so long! Wow even though I live near Hollywood I was really star struck!
1. Amy Butler, 2. Heather Bailey, 3. Tula Pink, 4. Pat Bravo, 5, Center me helping Bari J. with her booth! 6. Tula Pink at school house with her Butterfly quilt. 7. Heather Bailey booth. 8. Bari J and Carrie Bloomston (my traveling partners!) 9. Angela Walters at School house. 10 Me, Monica Snow, 11. Camille Roskelley. 12. Jeni Baker.                                                                                                                        

                                Loving these sewing patterns from Penguin @ Fish

                                        Camille Roskelly's octogon cupcakes so clever!

                                   Darling projects by Just Another Button Company.

Pretty Runner by GE designs : Fast and Furious quilt as you go book
another link here

I loved the quilt on the chair by Heather Bailey. Sorry I didn't get a close up. But the flower was raised.
I asked for a pattern but not sure if one exists.

Thought this was cute and funny, Blue berry pie picknic holder. Sorry, I am supposed to give credit where credit is due. But I don't remember who made this or where to get this pattern. If anyone can tell me please do! Thank you

                                                       Beautiful quilt by Pat Sloan Moda.

I thought this mini quilts were so cute. By Mouse Blankets Pattern Company. The woman who designed these was so so sweet. I love miniatures so these really appealed to me. The button embelishments were adorable!!!!
Beautiful booths : Robert Kaufman and Art Gallery Fabrics.
Lakehouse display: with the famous Row along by Bee in my bonnet

Mo Bedell won Best New Exhibitor I loved this quilt in her booth! How long did it take and did she get the fabrics on time??????
Pat Bravo booth, awarded the First Place Best Booth Award for Single Booth.
 loved the multiple booths that Art Gallery Fabrics had.

Bari j. also had a beautiful booth. I helped her set it up!
Carrie Bloomson Such Designs Launched her first fabric collection called collage. 
Nancy Holverson from ART TO HEART
it was so wonderful to meet her. I have most of her books and she is such a beautiful lady both inside and out. Her work was what made me love applique.
HERE Is the delisious food I ate in Portland: Luc Lac unbelievalble vietnamese resturant downtown The famous Voodoo Dougnuts! Lastly, Portland, India House Portland

shhhhhh! Sample Spree! Am I alowed to take this picture? We waited a couple hours sitting in line to get in! Never been before! It's worth the wait. The big companies had mobs around them. Fun fun fun.
Why does it have to be so late though? Very exhausting.
Never thought Quilt market could be this good!
 This killed me... all the women and their large totes! Did you ever stop to notice how many bag ladies there are?

                                                     Raiders of the lost quilt Market...

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bird painting

I have been drawing and painting alot in the last year. Here is one of my expiremental paintings.
Acrylic on watercolor paper then cut out in photoshop.