Saturday, May 26, 2012

Market Set-Up

Upon arrival at Quilt Market, everyone starts with a bare-bones booth.  White drapes, steel poles, boxes and displays are what each of us are challenged with.  Our mission is to turn this drab plain canvas into something wonderful to best show off our newest designs.  How each person is given the same empty booth, and turns it into something different and wonderful, is just amazing!

Marcus Brothers Fabrics was just across the aisle from me, only their challenge was their booth was four times larger than mine!  After two days of work... arranging, hanging & pinning, it was ready for Friday's opening.

Here's how my booth looked Friday morning.  I was happy with the way it turned out.  It felt like me and hoped it displayed my new quilts in a warm, inviting setting.

Across the aisle at Marcus Bros, they displayed the freebie pattern that showcases my new fabric line,  Heart of the Prairie.

Everything looked great, don't ya think?  The black and colored solid quilt at the far end of the booth is called Amish with a Twist,  and was designed by Nancy Rink.  It's just stunning! 

Speaking of Nancy Rink (left), she and pal Mary (right) had a booth across the aisle from Marcus as well. Nancy's has a brand new book called The Mill Girls.  I did a story about the mill girls of Lowell, MA for the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle club, and I can't wait to read a lot more in Nancy's new book.  The story is quite compelling!  The large quilt with the big red star features fabrics from The Mill Girls collection, designed by Judie Rothermel (Marcus) for Nancy's new BOM!!  Check out the details by clicking here.

More about the Kansas City market in my next post! 



  1. Your booth was gorgeous! Love seeing all the quilts in one space.. Nice to see you had some great neighbors! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love your booth...I could move in and feel right at home!!