a few things i learned from quilt market.

16 November 2009

a few things i learned from quilt market:

you acquire WAY more than you think you will.
{bring an extra suitcase. or two.}

people take pics of you left & right.
{whether you want them to or not.}

some people are exactly what you expect when you meet them.
{some people...not so much.}

fashion stops from the knees down.
{and for good reason.}

you can never take too many pics.
{trust me on this.}

sample spree is the zoo it's depicted to be.
{you HAVE to witness it though!!!}

you need to make a conscience effort to walk the floor.
{you might miss something if you don't.}

& you need at least a week to recover.
{okay...maybe two...ish.}

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18 comments:

CJ said...

I'd be more than willing to take all of your lessons learned and put them into practice.

angela said...

I hope some day I have a chance to go!

Stacey said...

so i have been waiting for market details, and this is it??? oh, and only a little over 2 days!! my local theatre is showing twilight first, but im not going

angela said...

So I finish my comment and look to see what this most wonderful music is that's playing - New Moon, of course! I CAN.NOT.WAIT.

lisa said...

I wish I could go to market. Maybe someday I will be in the industry insteady of just supporting it =)

Needled Mom said...

Interesting, but it still sounds like fun.

Theresa said...

OMG- what a flash back I just had when you mentioned sample spree. I (now) remember going to an optical fair...don't ask...it was for work...and one stand was giving away free plush toys of 'hush puppies' every afternoon. God knows what I wanted with a free plush toy but I was there...along with a plethora of other people who I'm sure didn't need a plush toy either. Hey if it was a fat quarter or a tape measure or 1" ruler or something useful at the very least, I'd be lining up at 9am. Thanks for making me laugh at an old memory that I'd faded from my banks!

jaybird said...

so true. all of it.

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

That is all so true!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- all good things to keep in mind!

Katy said...

please keep the new moon music for a little while, it's so beautiful!!!!

I can never decide whether quilt market would be awesome fun or actual hell on earth...maybe both?

onlymehere said...

I'm thinking this must be the biggest event of the year in the quilting world! Everyone's posts on it make me want to go! I think it sounds like an absolute blast!

kate spain said...

You covered it all. Except I might add "You think you know someone well until you shop 'Sample Spree' with them!"

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

I have to agree to all of the above! And sorry if I took a picture or ten! JK

upstateLisa said...

Great tips! wish I had been there! One of these years....

Annie of Blue Gables said...

and aren't you the one that the Quiltmaker asked to do a guest blog?
It sounds like so much fun.
~a

Dianne said...

Going to Quilt Market would be a dream come true for me! I can barely make decisions at a quilt shop. Glad I discovered your blog! I'll be back.

Dorothy said...

Thanks for the tips Rachel. I hope to get to Market one day.
Is Spring Market just as hectic?

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