Quilt Market Recap, Part 1

It’s been a busy few days! I left last Thursday for Quilt Market, the wholesale trade show sponsored by Quilts, Inc., in Salt Lake City. There were over 1000 booths with fabric manufacturers, pattern designers, notions companies and more. It’s where we go to see what’s new. June, Eileen and I attended this spring, each of us with a different agenda. June spent most of her time in meetings with fabric companies and book publishers. Eileen focused on all the notions companies, and I met mainly with pattern designers. Talk about brain overload!

Thursday night was Sample Spree, or what I like to refer to as the buying frenzy! Different companies set up tables with their products, selling items at reduced costs. The lines to get in start forming hours before the doors open. And when the doors open, watch out! We were able to get in a  few minutes early to take some pictures. Many of our 100 Blocks designers had tables at Sample Spree.

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Sample Spree before the doors opened.

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Deanne Eisenman, Snuggles Quilts, at Sample Spree

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Sue Daley, Patchwork with Busyfingers, at Sample Spree

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Debbie Field, Granola Girl Designs, at Sample Spree

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Pam Buda, Heartspun Quilts, at Sample Spree

And then the doors opened. I’ll apologize now for the blurriness of some of the photos. People came running in and it was hard to focus!!

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Whew! It was a madhouse. But the stores found lots of good deals to bring home for their customers!

Come back tomorrow, and I’ll share pictures from Salt Lake City and some of the designers I talked to on the show floor.


About Carolyn

I'm the Content Director for Quiltmaker magazine. I'm married with three grown sons and one adorable grandson.I've been quilting for over 30 years. I'm an avid quilter, but I also enjoy photography, scrapbooking, knitting, reading and hanging out with friends and family.
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3 Responses to Quilt Market Recap, Part 1

  1. Lorilynn King says:

    Sounds like it was fun, Carolyn! Thanks for the pictures!

  2. It would have been FUN!
    Thanks for sharing with us :D

  3. LOVE to see the excitement! I’ll be running back here tomorrow to see what else you are sharing!

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