Friday, May 15, 2015

Crafty Comment Karma-The Quilt Market Edition

Written by Laura Chaney, Daughter

We made it! Yesterday we managed to get through our first day at our very first Quilt Market ever. We're going to do a much more detailed recap in later posts, but I wanted to share a few quick highlights from our first day.

We gave a 15 minute presentation at Schoolhouse (the day of short presentations for shop owners about new and exciting products) all about our book Contain It! English Paper-Pieced Accessories

Spring 2015 Quilt Market Schoolhouse

We attended a handful of other Schoolhouse presentations, learning a lot not only about upcoming products, but also a little more about what it's like on the industry side of quilting.

Spring 2015 Quilt Market Schoolhouse

We went to sample spree, which is the opportunity to purchase fabric from upcoming lines of both fabric and patterns at wholesale prices. It was chaotic and wonderful all at the same time.

Spring 2015 Quilt Market Sample Spree

Today and tomorrow we're giving two more demos at the AQS Publishing booth, plus walking the expo hall to see what kind of trouble we can get into!

Spring 2015 Quilt Market Prairie Sewn Studios

And now onto the link-up!

Crafty Comment Karma


  1. it looks like fun to go to the market - let us all know about new products that you find out about :)

  2. Glad to here that things are going well.


  3. You make Market sound like a blast Laura! And gosh I feel like Ricochet Rabbit right now, not knowing which direction to head first... Bing Bing BING! (Linda might remember that cartoon)

    Okay first of all, congrats on the new Linky... I hope it takes off! (I'm assuming it is new, but then again I might have just been under my rock.) And second of all I love your Prairie Sewn Studios logo: very Arts & Crafts, one of my favorite styles.

    I also love that you are a mother and daughter team and that you have so much fun together. So what kind of trouble did you get into together in the Expo Hall? LOL

    I will definitely go and buy your book. I'm brand new to English paper piecing and the idea of making accessories that way is very intriguing.

    And also How Cool and Congratulations on being AQS authors! I might be one soon too... I hope. Still anxiously waiting on the editorial team to start on my book. And last of all, last winter Elaine said that I could bring my daughter Kaitie on board for the next book. Which is one reason why I got so excited about seeing that you are a mother and daughter team.
    Okay, time to do a little Amazon and linky visiting.
    I'm not usually this hyper, honest. :)

    I'm not usually this hyper, honest. LOL

    1. Didn't mean to say that twice. Ha!