197: QM some of saturday

Ok, trying to finish up my market recap here...
Friday night... Hmmmm, hmmm, ok... Tai chi guy, lost in a van.... ok ok. (If you are just joining us, take a look at the previous post to find out what the hell I am talking about!)

So  we decided to go somewhere else for dinner, since we couldn't find the place we were looking for. I'll spare you the details  except to say that though we didn't officially vote on it, I am quite sure I won for "Most Embarrassing First Concert." If you can guess what it was, I will send you a prize.
Here, I will even give you some hints: It was 1986 and the concert venue was small.  Have at it.

More hanging out in the Westminster block. Got a chance to sit down have a great chat with the lovely  (and surprisingly glamorous and funny!) Heather Ross. Her new line is just awesome. I want to eat it.


Dammit. Now that I am trying to speed through this to finish up, I feel like I am just name dropping! But I just don't have the energy to write it all out in story form! Forgive me.

Joel Dewberry was just lovely , as was his booth: 


Those frames display  line drawings of his new quilt patterns.  

I loved the 3-d butterflies in his booth:


It is so odd to me that many of these designers are about the same age as me, 33. I try not to compare myself, but I do feel so behind everyone! During the years that everyone else was going to college and following that with building their careers, I was just trying to scrape myself up off the floor and learn how to live in the world. I am just happy that  I'm here now. There is plenty of time to do what I want to do. (Right?)

Tina Givens was just adorable. And yes, elfin! She even had 2  pairs of the cutest elfy shoes! And her booth, well, take a look:


So crisp and professional. Wow.



A shot of the quilt made with her new line: 


Do you see what I see on the lower left there? 


Bees! Amazing awesome bee fabric! I want a dress made out of that fabric.

I know you are waiting for me to show Heather Bailey's new line, but guess what? This is the only shot I have! 

I'm sorry! She didn't have a booth, and it didn't occur to me to take pictures of the swatches. It is ,of course, amazing - as you can see in the little dress there at the bottom. The quilt was put together by Heather and her mom in a ridiculously tiny amount of time- and it was beautiful. 

Jennifer Paganelli was so sweet. We had a bunch of mini chats and she was so down-to-earth and easy to talk with.  Look at these awesome quilts made with her fabrics:


I love that tunic! I went to the fabric store last night looking for a tunic pattern, anyone have any suggestions?

More people I kept bumping into:
The lovely Michelle Freedman and Violet Craft (of Kung Fu Bambini). Yes, that is Violet's  real name, she married into it. Isn't that just the coolest? ( not that Freedman isn't cool, Michelle, but you know what I mean.)

Ok, I'm sure you are sick of hearing about it, but I will be back later with the wrap-up of Saturday and Saturday night.  Sorry to end so abruptly, but it is Memorial Day Weekend on Cape Cod, and to me that means  estate sales!

Bye for now.

xo, m