Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spring Quilt Market 2010

The International Spring Quilt Market was in Minneapolis, MN last week. As many of you know, I am celebrating my 20th Year! It was a great show and I got to hang out with so many great people.

My daughter, Camille, and I also introduced our third fabric line for Moda called "Bliss".

The theme for my booth was...


Chocolates, (Florences Milk, Nut and Caramel are my favorite!)

and fabric...

Now that's Bliss!"

The sewing bags and ironing board covers were a hit!
(my 6 new patterns will be available on my web site next week)

My favorite quilt, "Cuddle Up Cozy" was a mix of our flannels (yes, we have 9 yummy flannels) and the Snuggles to make a super cozy throw quilt and pillowcases.

This is a picture of Camille's side of the Booth. Her quilts are so beautiful! I think she should give me one for my Birthday coming up soon! (hint, hint)
>We shared this yummy dessert at dinner one night. Many of you may not know this, but rumor has it Camille is afraid of large spoons.

She has a book coming out in the fall called, of course, "Simplify". Can't wait to see it!

This is a picture of me with two of my beautiful and very talented girls, Tracy and Camille. (next year in SLC, Emily) My oldest daughter Tracy also had a booth at Market for her business The Paisley Polka-dot that she does with her sister-in-law Christy. They were so sweet to make all the Moda designers badge holders with each of our fabric lines. They added a lot of "Bling" to our show with their watchbands and clusters.

Market wouldn't be the same without some time to catch up with Nancy from Art to Heart,

or laughing with Sheri Howard (she cut her hair in the hotel room with my Gingher scissors, doesn't she look cute)

And last, but not least, the wonderful Moda Design Team. They are the most amazing and talented people and I feel very honored and privileged to be associated with them.

Thanks to all of you out there for making the last 20 years a most memorable and wonderful journey!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley