How To Eat an Elephant

Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City is Big, scary, overwhelming, inspirational, fun, social, a must-see must-do experience and I am so very glad I got the opportunity to go. I will admit I was terrified to go. I am not someone who naturally gravitates to large groups. Quilt market definitely tested my courage, but I went and feel like it was a fantastic experience.

I found the easiest way to conquer market was to have a plan. Yesterday, I walked up and down each aisle, trying to take it all in. Today, I made a plan, listed my targets and checked each spot off of my list, one by one.

Here is Joel Dewberry’s new line displayed at his [amazing] booth:

I’ll probably write an entire post on Heirloom, but the colors are so intense, rich and amazing. I can’t wait to sew with it. His displays were flawless and I can so see these colors making me smile laying on a bed or as a dress or handbag.

Then, I took a bunch of pictures of Sandi Henderson’s new line and her booth for a blog reader (who left me a comment! I love comments!) You can find TONS on flickr, but for this post, I’ll leave it at this:

There are so many fabulous fabric lines coming out in the next 6 months and I think many of them deserve their own post, so I will be posting each designer’s line separately over the next couple of weeks. Because, really, don’t you want to see more than just one photo of Far Far Away 3 by Heather Ross?

Thanks for reading my blog. I am adding a google friend connect button. I would love it if you would follow me. I’d also love to know how to respond to comments via email so I can say thank you. Does anyone know how to do that on wordpress?

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9 Responses to How To Eat an Elephant

  1. Georgia says:

    How clever is the quilting on that Far Far Away quilt?! I love it!

  2. Thanks so much for pointing me to your pictures of Sandi Henderson’s fabric on Flickr. I love your blog so much and I want to follow you, only I don’t know how? I guess I can copy and paste you onto my blog, but I wonder if you have a button or something. Thank you for the pics! Lovely!

  3. Jen says:

    These are fantastic, thanks for sharing and allowing us to live vicariously!

  4. I have you on my blogroll so I don’t miss a thing! Is Sandi Henderson doing another colorway of my all-time fave, Henna Garden? *fingers crossed*

    • acraftyfox says:

      Sandi said she has a new print that is ‘replacing’ Henna Garden. I marked it in a photo in my stream here:
      Secret Garden by SH

      Sandi is so sweet. I told her how much I loved the Henna Garden prints and it sounds like it may not be gone forever, but it isn’t in this new collection 🙂

  5. Jessica says:

    I have copied your URL into Google Reader so I can get each post. I don’t know anything about wordpress though.
    I am loving the posts about Spring Market! Almost as good as being there!

  6. prsd4tim3 says:

    Great shots! I love the panoramic pics – just like being there. Such lovely, lovely fabrics, and so much inspiration. Can’t wait to read the rest of your posts.

    And I wish I knew something (anything) helpful about WordPress so I could be a follower too.

  7. April D says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for gathering the courage to go. I’m not a big crowd person either, and the thought of facing that large of an area/crowd has me hyperventilating! But your photos and descriptions are both great. I can’t wait to see the rest.

  8. Kelly says:

    I am so delighted to have discovered your blog and great photos of Quilt Market. I did not get to go this time, but I SO relate to feeling overwhelmed (mildly terrified even?) the first trip. Maybe even the second?! These photos and recaps are beautiful – I’ll be back for more!

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