Salt Lake City is a beautiful city. The weather was gorgeous Saturday morning, and I decided to take a walk outside before heading to the convention center. Our hotel was a block away from Temple Square, one of Utah’s number one tourist attractions and world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The temple itself is a magnificent building that took over 40 years to build. The grounds around the buildings were immaculate and the flowers were in full bloom.
There were tulips in all colors and sizes as well as petunias, pansies and other colorful flowers.
I could have spent the day there admiring the beauty! But I headed inside to begin the work day! Here are some of the designers I visited with.
Monique “borrowed” her quilt that she had made for the vol. 3 gallery back to show in her booth. It will be part of a gallery exhibit here in our Golden, CO offices this summer.
Eleanor had a block in vol. 1 and will have one in a future issue of 100 Blocks.
Konda has a block in vol. 3.
Barb and Mary, the two sisters behind Me and My Sister Designs, had blocks in vol. 2 and vol. 3. These two are such a hoot! It took three tries to get a picture of them where they were both smiling and not making funny faces!
Doug had a block in vol. 2 and a quilt, Rhapsody in Bloom, in the March/April ’11 issue of Quiltmaker. Doug is an amazing young designer who has already been quilting for quite a few years.
The delightful Pam Kitty Morning has had blocks in all 3 volumes of 100 Blocks.
Carol had a block in vol. 2, and you’ll be able to see another of her wonderful designs in one of our fall issues.
Amanda has a block in vol. 3 as well as a quilt, Cafe Mocha, in the March/April ’11 issue of Quiltmaker. Find more of her wonderful work in the July/August ’11 issue of Quiltmaker and future issues of 100 Blocks. Amanda also designs fabric for Robert Kaufman.
Julie had a block in vol. 2 and vol. 3. She also had quilts in a couple of our regular issues—Cornflower Fields in the March/April ’10 issue and Raspberry Dessert in the May/June ’11 issue. This was her first booth at Quilt Market.
Lynette had blocks in vol. 1 and vol. 3. You’ll see more from Lynette in future issues.
Read about Allison in her blog Cluck. Cluck. Sew. We’ll be working with Allison and some of her designs in future issues of Quiltmaker.
Market was fun and exhausting. We found new designers, new fabric and new notions that we’ll be sharing with you in future issues of Quiltmaker.