International Quilt Market… it’s happening… in a Month!!! The countdown begins and we are a tad busy! If you are unfamiliar, Quilt Market is like THE event for shop owners to get together, get inspired and buy for their stores. Everything from fabric, to patterns, to supplies and even software for quilt designing is exhibited. It’s overwhelming, in a good way!
Imagine rows and rows of beautiful fabrics and projects and all the thread and accessories you can imagine in one place. For us, it’s our “Oscars” or “Super Bowl” or “Insert big event that is both exhilarating and exhausting” here. Twice a year, we travel to market and while there is no trophy or acceptance speech, the satisfaction of showing our latest and greatest fabrics and ideas while interacting with customers is our reward.
After Quilt Market, there is a Quilt festival where talented artists submit their amazing work to be shown off and hopefully, win a prize. That alone can be so inspiring and I often look at the projects in awe of the time and passion dedicated to this craft. The festival is open to the public, however, the convention is for shop owners and industry professionals only.
In the weeks leading up, I will make sure to include you in some of the preparations we are making. Our fantastic team here is dedicated to making this a success. We are like Santa’s elves!
Here are some pictures from our prep work. While we work year-round, the months leading up to the fall and spring markets are nothing short of BUSY!!! I am glad we can take a minute to share what is going on with you!
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Until next time…Use QT to create something that is fabulous…something fantastic… something FABTASTIC!